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Pakistan: $160 million UN emergency plan launched, as ‘monsoon on steroids’ continues

New York: A $160 million emergency plan to help Pakistan deal with devastating flooding has been launched by the United Nations, aiming to reach “5.2 million of the most vulnerable people in the country”.

Urban Heat Stress

Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas, be it the USA or India. SPAN writer Jason Chiang reports

Pakistan: WFP working to expand food aid as deadly flooding continues

New York: The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting Pakistan as the country takes stock of floods which have reportedly killed more than 1,000 people and displaced some 33 million, the UN agency said on Monday.

NASA postpones Artemis 1 Moon mission over 'engine bleed'

NASA postponed the launch of the Artemis 1 mission, an uncrewed flight around the Moon, which was scheduled to take off Monday from Florida after encountering a temperature issue with one of the four RS-25 engines.

A View From Space With Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari

Indian American astronaut Raja Chari spent 177 days on the International Space Station, where he conducted his first spacewalk and hada bird’s-eye view of Earth’s atmosphere. SPAN writer Krittika Sharma catches up with the spaceman

NASA's Webb detects carbon dioxide in exoplanet atmosphere

Los Angeles/IBNS: National Aeronautics Space Administration's (NASA's) James Webb Space Telescope has captured the first clear evidence for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system, NASA said.  

Tropical cyclone Ma-on kills 3 in Philippine

Manila/IBNS: The Philippine government Thursday informed the tropical cyclone Ma-on that battered the main Luzon island this week killed at least three people and injured four others.

China renews orange alert for drought

Beijing/UNI: China's national observatory on Wednesday renewed an orange alert for drought as heatwaves continued in many regions.

Study says Dugong are functionally extinct in Chinese waters

London: New research led by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has led researchers to declare that one of the ocean’s most gentle giants, the dugong (Dugong dugon), is now functionally extinct in China.

Indonesia: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits south Bali

Jakarta/IBNS: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the Bali resort island in central Indonesia on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

22 dead, 8 missing in Himachal Pradesh flash floods

Shimla:  At least 22 people have been killed and eight others are reported missing in Himachal Pradesh where 34 incidents of landslides, flash floods, and cloudbursts have occurred in the last 24 hours, Chief Secretary RD Dhiman stated on Saturday.

Himachal Pradesh: Four dead, 15 missing in rain related mishaps

Shimla: Four people died and 15 others went missing in various rain related mishaps that occurred in Chamba and Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hrs.

Conference opens to draft first-ever treaty on ocean’s biological diversity

New York: The intergovernmental conference to draft the first-ever treaty on the ocean’s biological diversity opened its fifth and likely final session on Monday.

Three people, including a child, die in wild elephant attack along Assam-Meghalaya border

Guwahati: At least three people, including a child, were killed in a wild elephant attack in Assam’s Goalpara district along the Assam-Meghalaya border on Monday.

Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

New York: A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in announcing the news on Thursday.