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Ban appoints former Irish President Mary Robinson as special envoy for climate change

New York, July 15 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Irish President Mary Robinson as his Special Envoy for Climate Change to mobilize political will and action ahead of the climate summit that the United Nations chief will convene in September.

ISRO launched 14 India, 15 foreign satellites in last 3 yrs

New Delhi, July 9 (IBNS): Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that during the last three years and the current year, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 14 Indian satellites and 15 foreign satellites

Time is not on our side: Ban

New York, July 9 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, introducing a new United Nations-backed report outlining pathways major industrial economies can use to cut their carbon emissions by mid-century, called on Tuesday for broad cooperation and "bold" action or the world will face dangerous and irreversible climate disruption.

Prakash Javadekar releases "India State of Forest Report 2013"

New Delhi, July 8 (IBNS): The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday released the biennial report "India State of Forest Report (ISFR)" in New Delhi.

Indian, Aussie students "experience" Mars in South Australia outback

New Delhi, July 4 (IBNS) Indian and Australian space scientists and students are carrying out a range of experiments in the Flinders Range in South Australia, a rugged environment that simulates the planet Mars.

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.