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Alarmed by melting glacier in Norway, Ban says world must 'act now' to curb climate change

New York, July 9 (IBNS) At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to “take action now” to fight climate change.

Wild Wisdom Quiz, an initiative of WWF national wildlife quiz is back in its 8th edition

New Delhi, July 8 (IBNS): The Wild Wisdom Quiz, an initiative of WWF- India is back with its eighth edition. Scheduled to roll out across schools in July 2015, culminating with the National final to be heldin October 2015, the quiz aims to provide students a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the wildlife of this country, build their interest towards the rich natural legacy and inspire them to work towards its conservation.

Widespread and early heatwaves impact northern hemisphere, UN weather agency warns

New York, July 7 (IBNS) Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, warning of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North America and torrential downpours and widespread flooding in southern China.

India to launch British satellites

Chennai, July 4 (IBNS) The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28), will launch three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom (UK), the ISRO said on Saturday.

Viral video, Peta pressure lead to alleged monkey kidnapper's arrest

Mumbai, July 2 (IBNS) The four alleged culprits who were secretly filmed kidnapping a monkey last week from Varandha Ghat in Maharashtra were caught yesterday evening by forest officials in Bhor after spending 10 days on the run.

First-ever heatwave warning guidelines issued by UN as global temperatures soar

New York, July 2 (IBNS): Two United Nations agencies have unveiled a series of new guidelines aimed at addressing the health risks posed by the increasing number and intensity of climate change-related heatwaves affecting the planet, as warm weather alerts spread across Europe following soaring temperatures that killed hundreds of people in India and Pakistan last month.

Chinese INDCs will not keep global temperature rise below 2OC, says CSE

New Delhi, July 1 (IBNS): In a major development, China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Better science needed to guide policy decisions for sustainable development - UN report

New York, July 1 (IBNS) A new United Nations flagship report launched on Tuesdayfinds that solutions to the challenges to people and planet must build on clear scientific findings in order to be sustainable.

As Cyprus talks continue, UN envoy spotlights 'positive climate' of negotiations

New York, June 30 (IBNS) Substantive negotiations between the leaders of the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities are continuing amid "a positive and results-oriented atmosphere," the United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, has confirmed.

Another rhino poached in Kaziranga

Guwahati, June 29 (IBNS): Poachers killed another one horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Sunday night, officials said.

'Celebrating the Sciences' with Infosys Science Foundation

Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IBNS): In its quest to spread the culture of Science and Research and create pathways for India’s collective future, the Infosys Science Foundation brought together great minds with a view to ‘Celebrating the Sciences’ in Trivandrum.

Heavy rains predicted in Gujarat due to depression in Arabian Sea

New Delhi, June 24 (IBNS) :A warning forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places in Gujarat was issued by the India Meteorological Department in view of the depression over the Arabian Sea.

Sustainable soil management key to curbing climate change and ensuring food security - UN agency

New York, June 24 (IBNS) Mountain soils are of great importance to ecosystem and food security, according to a newly released United Nations-backed publication, which also highlights technical insights and human activities of a sustainable soil management approach with special attention to mountain peoples.

Depression over Eastcentral Arabian Sea: Govt

New Delhi, June 23 (IBNS) The government said a depression over the northeast & adjoining east central Arabian Sea has moved slightly eastwards and is lay centered about 280 Km southwest of Porbandar on Tuesday.

UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics and personal care products

New York, June 17 (IBNS): Next time you are in the shower using a refreshing exfoliating shower gel, take a moment to check what the scrubbing agents are made of. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), chances are pretty high they are made of tiny plastic beads, and by the time the container is empty, you will have used and poured down the drain as much plastic as the packaging the gel came in.