Environment/Science
Environment/Science
There are roughly 500 Parsis in Kolkata. But sadly, even this small community finds it difficult to maintain their age-old death ritual owing to a drop in the number of vultures and other problems. Anusua Banerjee reports more
UN agency boosts aid for Malawi’s flood victims, as Member States are briefed on situation

New York, Feb 5 (JEN) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced on Wednesday that it is scaling-up its efforts in Malawi, following weeks of devastating floods that have di ...

21st century ‘hottest’ on record as global warming continues, UN agency warns

New York,Feb 3 (JEN) Devastating weather patterns and increasing temperatures will last into the foreseeable future as global warming is expected to continue, the United Nations World Meteor ...

Infosys organizes 'Clean Day'

Bangalore, Jan 30 (JEN): Infosys on Friday organized a cleanliness initiative at its Bangalore campus in an endeavor to create ambassadors of a sustainable tomorrow.

Farmers in southern Malawi in urgent need after intense flooding, UN agency warns

New York, Jan 29 (JEN) The United Nations agriculture agency is working closely with Malawi’s Government on a $16 million response plan aimed at protecting farmers from severe floodin ...

Indus Towers publishes first edition of its Sustainability Report

New Delhi, Jan 28 (JEN): Building on its philosophy of 'Putting India First', Indus Towers, a telecom tower company, on Wednesday launched the first edition of its annual Sustainability Repo ...

US-China climate deal not a pressure for India: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (JEN) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the climate deal between the United States and China will not put any pressure on an independent country India whil ...

Greenpeace finds peak pollution levels to be 3 times the Indian safety limits in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (JEN): Delhiites have been breathing extremely poor air this winter with PM2.5 averages peaking at 320micrograms/cubic meter, 6times the Indian safety limits and 14 times t ...

'Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,' says UN disaster risk reduction chief

New York, Jan 23 (JEN)Ten years ago today, world leaders in Hyogo, Japan agreed on a framework to better manage risk and curb the impact of disasters in the wake of the devastating Indian Oc ...

UN disaster reduction chief hails ‘major milestone’ in earthquake risk assessment

New York, Jan 22 (JEN) The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has welcomed the launch of a new web-based platform that will provide global access to critical informat ...