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UN expert panel urges collective action to reduce global food losses, waste

New York, July 3 (IBNS) A newly issued United Nations-backed expert panel report takes a close look at where and how food waste occurs and recommends a number of actions that could help reduce the 1.3 billion tonnes of food that are squandered worldwide each year.

OCO-2 lifts off on Carbon-Counting Mission

California, July 2 (IBNS): A Delta II rocket blazed off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday morning to begin a landmark mission to survey carbon dioxide gas in Earth's atmosphere.

UN initiative strengthens drought monitoring and early warning in Asia-Pacific

New York, July 2 (IBNS): Although drought is a "silent killer" in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said on Tuesday at a milestone forum on drought monitoring and early warning.

CERN, UNESCO celebrate the anniversary of CERN's signature Convention

Paris, July 1 (IBNS): CERN and UNESCO are commemorating the signature of the CERN Convention at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris and thereby celebrated 60 years of science for peace on Tuesday.

UN reports on new roadmap to boost small-scale, family forest producers

New York, July 1 (IBNS): If small-scale forest and farm producers joined to form producer organizations, they could increase forest productivity and improve livelihoods of local communities, the United Nations agricultural agency and its partners on Monday reported.

Sriharikota: PM visits first Launch Pad and GSLV Vehicle assembly building

Sriharikota, June 29 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the first Launch Pad at Sriharikota where he was briefed about the PSLV C-23 Launch Vehicle Mission by senior scientists.

CSE proposes mini-grids as solution to rural India's power woes

New Delhi, June 27 (IBNS): The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday proposed mini-grid or decentralised generation power as solution to rural India's power woes.

CERN supports new business incubation centre in Netherlands

Geneva, June 26 (IBNS): CERN along with Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics, on Thursday announced the opening of a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) hosted at the Amsterdam Science Park, where Nikhef is located.

Widespread water shut-offs in US city of Detroit prompt outcry from UN

New York, June 25 (IBNS): Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay their bills is an affront to their human rights, a group of United Nations experts said on Wednesday, amid reports of widespread water shut-offs in the United States city of Detroit for non-payment.

India decides to open civilian nuclear programme to greater scrutiny

New Delhi, June 23 (IBNS):India on Monday said the Central government has decided to ratify an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in order to expand oversight of the country's civilian nuclear programme.

CERN announces LHC restart schedule

Geneva, June 23 (IBNS) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has started to get ready for its second three-year run.

CERN experiments report new Higgs boson measurements

Geneva, June 23 (IBNS). In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics on Monday, the CMS experiment at CERN reports new results on an important property of the Higgs particle, whose discovery was announced by the ATLAS and CMS experiments on 4 July 2012.

PSLV-C23 launch scheduled on June 30: ISRO

New Delhi, June 20 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, is scheduled on June 30 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR at Sriharikota.

UN officials call for restoration of ecosystems to reduce climate change disasters

New York, June 18 (IBNS) Marking the World Day to Combat Desertification, United Nations officials Wednesday emphasized the importance of restoring degrading lands to avoid or soften the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change.

"Energy policy must serve broader economic growth"

New Delhi, June 16 (IBNS): Union Minister of State of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan at the opening plenary session of the 21st World Petroleum Congress at Moscow on Monday stressed the Indian world-view of energy.