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State of emergency declared in Canada's Newfoundland towns over forest fires

Newfoundland/IBNS: A state of emergency was reportedly declared on Saturday night in Newfoundland towns owing to the massive out-of-control forest fires burning in central Newfoundland near the Bay d’Espoir Highway and Paradise Lake significantly growing over the weekend.

Giraffes, parrots, and oak trees, among many species facing extinction

New York: Around one million species are facing extinction, according to a report from IPBES, an independent intergovernmental science and policy body supported by the UN.

Technical hitch develops in maiden launch of new ISRO rocket

Sriharikota(AP)/IBNS/UNI: A technical hitch has developed in analysing the lost data of India's maiden flight Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), which lifted off the first launch pad at 0918 hrs, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stated.

Italy's bracing for hottest year

Rome: First seven months of the present year in Italy registered the highest temperatures, signalling that this might be the hottest recorded year.

WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead

New York: As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor the conditions which impact cyclonic activity, according to the UN weather agency, WMO, on Friday. 

Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

New York: One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis

New York: As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, skyrocketing energy prices are compounding an existential cost-of-living crisis for hundreds of millions of people, the UN chief said on Wednesday, introducing the third is a series of briefings from the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) on Food, Energy and Finance.

American west faces water and power shortages due to climate crisis: UN environment agency

New York: Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday.

Chinese rocket returns to Earth, lands near Philippines island

Beijing: A Chinese booster rocket made an uncontrolled return to earth on Saturday, leading US officials to chide Beijing for not sharing information about the potentially hazardous object's descent, Khaleej Times reported on Sunday.

Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Nepal, no casualty

Kathmandu: An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale was felt in several parts of Nepal on Sunday, officials said.

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

New York: With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right.

FAO warns 90 per cent of Earth’s topsoil at risk by 2050

New York: A full 90 per cent of the Earth’s precious topsoil is likely to be at risk by 2050, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

Global awareness critical to protect world’s mangroves: UN science chief

New York: Time is running out to protect the world’s mangroves which are not only home to many species but also an important hedge against climate impacts, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday.

Northern Philippines rocked by 7.3-magnitude earthquake

Manila/Xinhua/UNI: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 rattled Abra province in northern Philippines on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change

New York: New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking the first-ever global effort to address this increasingly major concern.