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Vanuatu emergency: UN supports aid effort after cyclones, earthquake

New York: UN humanitarian coordinators have deployed to Vanuatu to help with the aid response, a week since back-to-back tropical cyclones and a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation.

At least 17 killed, 41 missing due to landslides in western Indonesia

Jakarta/UNI: Landslides striking Indonesia's western province of Riau Islands have left at least 17 people dead and 41 others missing, an official said on Wednesday.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy on track to become record-breaking storm

New York: Tropical Cyclone Freddy - which is threatening communities in Madagascar and Mozambique for a second time in as many weeks – could become the longest-lasting storm of its kind on record, the World Meteorological Office (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Study finds Bumblebees learn new 'trends' in their behaviour by watching and learning

London: The research, led by Queen Mary University of London and published in PLOS Biology, provides strong evidence that social learning drives the spread of bumblebee behaviour – in this case, precisely how they forage for food.

Mysterious songbird Dusky Tetraka makes surprise reappearance in Madagascar after eluding scientists for 24 years

Dusky Tetraka, a small olive and yellow-throated bird that hops around on the ground and has eluded ornithologists for 24 years, was rediscovered by an expedition team searching the tropical forests of northeastern Madagascar.

New frog species found in Arunachal Pradesh, named Chanakya

A new frog species has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh which was named after Mauryan Empire Chanakya.

UN delegates reach historic agreement on protecting marine biodiversity in international waters

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated UN member countries for finalizing a text to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, calling it a “breakthrough” after nearly two decades of talks.

'Historic' UN Ocean Treaty agreed after two decades of negotiations

New York: A historic UN Ocean Treaty has finally been agreed at the United Nations after almost two decades of negotiations, Greenpeace said on Sunday.

Uttarakhand Leopard Attacks: Clear and Present Danger

In Uttarakhand, every month, cases of wildlife animals like leopards, tigers, and elephants attacking humans are reported. Among these, leopard attacks are the most frequent and severe. The ‘Living with Leopards’ programme, which has found success in Maharashtra, was launched in the Tehri and Pauri forest divisions in 2015-16 and in Narendra Nagar and Pithoragarh forest divisions in 2020 and 2022, respectively. The programme is reportedly   successful in Tehri and Pithoragarh but has failed in Pauri, which has been identified as a hotspot for leopard attacks. Mongabay-India correspondent Varsha Singh reports

Doomsday Glacier: Rapid retreat appears to be driven by different processes under its floating ice shelf

The rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, which is nicknamed the Doomsday Glacier, appears to be driven by different processes under its floating ice shelf than researchers previously understood.

To save a million species, World Wildlife Day underscores crucial role of partnerships

Leaders across the UN system have called for bolder action and more effective partnerships to protect endangered animals and plants, ahead of World Wildlife Day on Friday.

First-ever World Seagrass Day focuses on conservation

New York: The United Nations on Wednesday called for more action to protect one of the most widespread and important marine ecosystems on the planet, marking the first ever commemoration of World Seagrass Day.

Study shows grassland and agricultural land will increase in Kaziranga by 2050

Golaghat: A recent study has predicted that water bodies, sand or dry river beds, and forests will decrease in Kaziranga while the area covered by grasslands and agricultural land will increase by 2050.

Could ChatGPT replace GPs in infection consulting scenarios? University of Liverpool gives the answer

Liverpool: Researchers from the University of Liverpool have tested whether the AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT could be used to make decisions about prescribing patients with antibiotics.

40 percent of time spent on mundane chores could be automated within 10 years, say AI experts

London: Grocery shopping is the most ‘automatable’ household task Childcare is the least automatable domestic task Experts in UK and Japan divide on how much time will be saved.