Environment/Science
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New York, Dec 6 (JEN) More people are risking their lives to cross the Indian Ocean on smuggler’s boats despite the great risks involved, including the prospect of “horrific violence,” the United Nations refugee agency warned today. more
UN report urges more funds for climate change adaptation, warns on temperature rise

New York, Dec 6 (JEN) Despite public funding of climate change adaptation measures reaching as high as $26 billion in 2012-2013, a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report pred ...

UN relief agencies prepare emergency response as typhoon approaches Philippines

New York, Dec 6 (JEN) More than 30 million people risk feeling the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit as it barrels down on the Philippines, United Nations emergency and humanitarian officials warned ...

Lima conference set to ‘write history’ ahead of 2015 climate deadline, UN official says

New York, Dec 2 (JEN) The international community “must write history” on climate action and build momentum towards a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, a senior Uni ...

Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency

New York, Nov 29 (JEN) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hou ...

UN official sees upcoming Lima climate talks as ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

New York, Nov 29 (JEN) As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an ...

6.8 earthquake rocks Indonesia

Jakarta, Nov 26 (JEN): An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, reports said.

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks during upcoming wet season

New York, Nov 22 (JEN) Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the ...

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files, measures to curb climate change

New York, Nov 21 (JEN) The safe and limited use of nuclear energy can help reduce the impact global energy demand is having on our planet’s volatile climate, the head of the United Na ...

Ban welcomes $9 billion in pledges to Green Climate Fund at Berlin Conference

New York, Nov 21 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the ...