Environment/Science
Environment/Science
The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a warning for an “above average” hurricane season in the North Atlantic in 2024. Based on data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this would mark the ninth consecutive year of anomalies. more
Skygazers stunned as meteor lights up sky above Portugal, Spain

Portugal and Spain witnessed a rare celestial event recently when a giant blue shiny light was seen moving across the night sky.

Crimes against nature: UN puts environmental legislation under scrutiny

Global efforts to prevent crimes against nature and bring offenders to justice are being hampered by glaring differences in environmental protection laws among countries and regions, UN c ...

Study shows spending time in nature is good for us

Spending time in nature is good for us. Studies have shown that contact with nature can lift our well-being by affecting  emotions, influencing  thoughts, reducing stress and im ...

‘Untold harm to nature’ from wildlife trafficking, says UN crime agency

Despite two decades of worldwide efforts, more than 4,000 precious wildlife species still fall prey to trafficking every year, a new report by the UN crime and drugs prevention office, UN ...

Flash floods strike Afghanistan, UN teams dispatch aid

UN humanitarian teams scrambled to get lifesaving aid to communities devastated by deadly flash floods in northeastern Afghanistan over the weekend.

Study says air pollution and depression linked with heart disease deaths in middle-aged adults, study suggests

A study in more than 3,000 US counties, with 315 million residents, has suggested that air pollution is linked with stress and depression, putting under-65-year-olds at increased risk of ...

Starlink satellites under a lot of pressure due to powerful solar storm which hit Earth, says Elon Musk

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Saturday said his Starlink satellites are under a 'lot of pressure' due to the powerful solar storm which has hit the Earth.

UN agency warns extreme heat, hurricanes, droughts is ravaging Latin America and Caribbean

2023 saw another climate record tumble, with Latin America and the Caribbean registering their hottest ever recorded temperatures, according to the UN’s weather monitoring agency.

Scientists warn April 2024 was the hottest on record

The world endured the hottest April month this year, as per data revealed by the European Union’s climate monitoring service Copernicus.