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.
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).
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.
Guwahati/IBNS: Local villagers of Jagiroad area in Assam’s Morigaon district have recovered carcasses of two wild elephants in nearby hill areas.
Guwahati/IBNS: After almost nine months, poachers have killed a one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guwahati/IBNS: Assam witnessed only one case of rhino poaching in 2021, the lowest in 21 years.
Tonga island nation was hit by Tsunami waves that were triggered by a giant underwater volcanic eruption on Saturday, media reports said.
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.
Bloomington: A snow leopard died after suffering from COVID-19 induced pneumonia at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington city of the US.
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.
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).