Brazil floods: Death toll touches 36
Sao Paulo: Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains along the coast of southeast Brazil's Sao Paulo state have claimed 36 lives, authorities said Sunday.
UN Assembly President calls for Apollo 13 ingenuity to navigate flood risks
New York: Some 1.8 billion people on the planet are threatened by flood risks, the United Nations General Assembly President warned on Saturday, at a water management event in Tokyo, Japan.
New Zealand: Cyclone Gabrielle claims 9 lives as death toll rises
Wellington: The death toll from Cyclone Gabrielle has mounted to nine in New Zealand, officials said on Saturday.
Madhya Pradesh: Second batch of 12 cheetahs released to Kuno National Park
Indore: The second batch of 12 cheetahs, which were brought to India from South Africa, were released to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
South Africa translocates 12 cheetahs to India in a cooperation agreement
Cape Town/IBNS: Twelve cheetahs will later today (Friday) depart from South Africa for India, the South African government said.
UN environment agency tackles mercury-tarnished gold mining industry
New York: Reducing mercury use by nearly 370 tons in nine countries, a UN environment agency initiative now plans to scale up efforts in 15 other affected nations, making conditions safer for millions of small-scale miners.
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan: Central Weather Bureau
Taipei: A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Friday morning, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.
Sea level rise poses ‘unthinkable’ risks for the planet, Security Council hears
New York: Rising seas pose “unthinkable” risks to billions around the world, with profound implications for security, international law, human rights and the very fabric of societies, senior officials told the Security Council on Tuesday, as members held their first-ever debate on the phenomenon’s global implications.
3.2 magnitude earthquake hits Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati/UNI: A mild intensity earthquake, measuring 3.2 magnitudes on the Richter Scale, hit Hojai town in Assam Monday.
Stubble burning: IIM-Rohtak to assess paddy residue management initiatives in Punjab, Haryana, and UP
New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has engaged the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak as a consultant to assess the impact of various initiatives undertaken by the states for paddy residue management in the last five years.
Quake hits off central Indonesia, no casualties reported
Jakarta: An earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, hit off Indonesia's North Sulawesi province Saturday, but did not cause any damage or casualties, disaster agency officials and weather agency said.
Bhutan: Paro to soon have new by-law to achieve zero waste
Paro: Waste Management Committee of Bhutan's Paro district is planning to draft a new law to achieve the target of becoming waste-free region, media reports said.
‘More women and girls in science equals better science’, UN chief declares
New York: Gender bias in science has resulted in drug tests that treat the female body as an aberration, and search algorithms that perpetuate discrimination, but the solution is simple: increase the numbers of women working in the field and support the girls hoping to join them one day.
Huge piece of Sun breaks off, leaves scientific community stunned
A new development in the Sun has left scientists baffled as they found out that a huge part of its surface has broken off.
UN General Assembly hears call for worldwide pandemic warning system
New York: Epidemiologists and researchers briefing the UN General Assembly in the first of its kind science session earlier this week, called for pathogen surveillance and an open-source global early warning system that would include data from a wide range of sources and streams.