Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, Apr 15 (IBNS): In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water seeping into Khairahi village, the Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier on Sunday in Berlin and urged all countries "to act swiftly and boldly" to reach a "global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015."
New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended on Friday the Climate Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year.
New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out on Friday from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): The necessity for international cooperation in space and the universal utility of duct tape were among insights revealed when the United Nations sent a former astronaut into cyberspace on Friday to inspire young people to explore new frontiers on the anniversary of the first human space flight.
New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (IBNS): Non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace International on Wednesday welcomed multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble's (P&G) decision to remove forest destruction from its production and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses.
Bangalore, Apr 9 (IBNS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the country's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has crossed the half-way mark of its journey.
New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): During his official visit in the Czech Republic's capital, United Nations Secretary-General congratulated the city of Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.
Singrauli, Apr 4 (IBNS): Greenpeace India on Friday rubbished Essarâ€™s "ridiculous allegations" of inciting villagers in Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh against them.
Sriharikota, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24, successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on Friday at 1714 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.
New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, calling for transformative collective action to tackle the phenomenon now - on all fronts - before it is too late.
New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond countries' national jurisdiction.
New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue next year.
Chennai, Apr 1 (IBNS): Along with millions of concerned, environmentally conscious individuals and institutions worldwide, V.V. Mineral (VVM) recently switched off lights at their Vijayapathi factory in Thiruvembalapuram village, Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, expressing its concern for environment sustainability issues for an hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm.