January 23, 2022 11:38 (IST)
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JK: DC Bandipora reviews arrangements for celebration of 'World Wetland Day'

Bandipora: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Friday chaired a meeting of Officers to review the arrangements for the celebration of World Wetland day on February 2.

80 per cent of Tonga population impacted by eruption and tsunami

New York: Some 12,000 households have been affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit the islands of Tonga over the weekend, according to estimates by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti is ‘like a work of art’, says diver

New York: One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres.

Villagers recover carcasses of wild elephants in Assam’s Jagiroad

Guwahati/IBNS: Local villagers of Jagiroad area in Assam’s Morigaon district have recovered carcasses of two wild elephants in nearby hill areas.

Poachers killed one-horned rhino in Kaziranga

Guwahati/IBNS: After almost nine months, poachers have killed a one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn.

2021 joins top 7 warmest years on record: WMO

New York: Last year joined the list of the seven warmest years on record, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday, and was also the seventh consecutive year when the global temperature has been more than 1°C above pre-industrial levels; edging closer to the limit laid out under the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Tonga volcano eruption: At least 3 dead, amid severe destruction

New York: At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage.

Afghanistan: Death toll due to earthquake touches 22

Qala-E-Naw, Afghanistan/UNI/Xinhua: The death toll from a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis has risen to 22, a provincial official said Tuesday.

Tonga volcanic eruption: Too soon to assess damage

New York: Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, is covered in ash and dust following the underwater volcanic eruption at the weekend, but the situation is calm there and first clean-up efforts are underway, UN humanitarians said on Monday.

Assam witnesses single rhino poaching incident in 2021, lowest in 21 years

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam witnessed only one case of rhino poaching in 2021, the lowest in 21 years.

Tsunami waves hit Tonga after volcanic eruption

Tonga island nation was hit by Tsunami waves that were triggered by a giant underwater volcanic eruption on Saturday, media reports said.

Flood in Chinese building leaves 9 dead : Authorities

Chengdu/UNI/Xinhua: Nine people were confirmed dead after a building flooded at a power station in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China's Sichuan Province, authorities said on Friday.

US: Snow leopard dies in zoo after suffering from COVID-19

Bloomington: A snow leopard died after suffering from COVID-19 induced pneumonia  at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington city of the US.

Climate change: For 25th year in a row, Greenland ice sheet shrinks

New York: 2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday.

Forensic lab aids crack down on illegal wildlife trade in Viet Nam

New York: Despite travel bans and other COVID-19 restrictions, the small team at Viet Nam’s wildlife forensic lab has been bolstering police efforts to crack down on illegal trafficking, with support from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).