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India could soon experience heat waves that could break human survivability limit: World Bank report

New Delhi/IBNS: Severe heat waves responsible for thousands of deaths across India over the last few decades, are increasing with alarming frequency that could soon lead to the country experiencing the same beyond human survivability limit, according to a new report by the World Bank.

‘Without nature, we have nothing’: UN chief sounds alarm at key UN biodiversity event

New York: The UN’s key biodiversity conference, COP15, began on Tuesday in Montreal, Canada, where negotiators will set new targets and goals aimed at arresting the alarming destruction of nature, due by human activity.

Construction to begin on world's biggest telescope

London/UNI: One of the grand scientific projects of the 21st century began its construction phase on Monday.

6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts western Indonesia

Jakarta: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's western province of West Java on Saturday, but did not trigger a tsunami, the meteorology, climatology, and geophysics agency said.

Large parts of world drier than normal in 2021: WMO

New York: Most of the globe was drier than normal in 2021, with “cascading effects on economies, ecosystems and our daily lives”, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Hawaii's Mauna Loa, which is world's largest volcano, erupts after decades

Hawaii: Mauna Loa of Hawaii, one of the world's largest volcano, has started erupting after a gap of nearly 40 years.

Kashmir valley continues to reel under freezing temperatures, Pahalgam sees coldest temperature

Srinagar/IBNS: Kashmir valley continued to reel under freezing temperatures with tourist hotspot Pahalgam remaining the coldest place with minus 4.0 degree Celsius recorded on Monday, officials said.

PSLV-C54 multi-orbital mission success, launches EOS-06, 8 nano satellites in orbit

Sriharikota:  India's workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C54 on Saturday successfully launched the 1,117 kg Earth Observation Satellite-06 EOS-06 and eight nano satellites in different Orbits.

22 injured in Türkiye earthquake

Ankara/UNI: At least 22 people were injured, including one who got seriously hurt, in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Türkiye's northwestern province of Duzce on early Wednesday, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

UNEP honours five protectors of Mother Earth

New York: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Tuesday, the 2022 Champions of the Earth for their transformative action to prevent, halt or reverse ecosystem degradation.

US Prez approves emergency declaration for New York

Washington/UNI: The White House said that the US President Joe Biden had approved an emergency declaration for the state of New York after a historic snowfall.

Indonesia: Java quake leaves 40 dead

Java: An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale hit  Cianjur town in West Java on Monday which left at least 40 people dead, media reports said.

COP27 closes with deal on loss and damage: ‘A step towards justice’, says UN chief

New York: After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters.

As COP27 deadline slips, UN chief urges negotiators to aim for ‘maximum ambition’ on loss and damage

New York: The 27th UN Climate Change Conference will close at least one day later than expected, the Egyptian Presidency announced on Friday, calling for negotiators to “shift gears” so an agreement can be reached on the remaining sticking points.

‘Stand and deliver’, urges UN Secretary-General as divides threaten COP27 negotiations ahead of deadline

New York: COP27 is scheduled to wrap up in 24 hours but countries remain divided on several significant issues including ‘loss and damage’, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday, urging parties to rise to the urgency of the moment and agree on real solutions to solve the greatest challenge facing humanity.