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Delhi-NCR continues to be hit by 'very poor' air quality

New Delhi/UNI: National Capital's air continued to reel under the very poor category on Friday , the Central Pollution Control Board said here.

UN chief stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality

New York: Although more Governments and businesses are committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the world is still falling far short of that goal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in his latest push for a cleaner, greener future.

Long-term displacement worries for families hit hard by ‘super typhoon’ Goni

New York: The trail of devastation left by Typhoon Goni in the Philippines, runs straight through some heavily populated areas – including places where COVID-19 cases are high, and where returning migrants are concentrated - UN agencies reported on Friday.  

The natural environment is also a casualty of war, Guterres warns

New York: The UN Secretary-General has called for better management of natural resources and ecosystems, highlighting that doing so could pave a path towards peace in war-torn societies and help crisis-affected countries boost sustainable development.

Delhi: Air quality improves, but still 'very poor'

New Delhi/UNI: The average air quality in Delhi improved on Friday from "severe" to "very poor" category, the Central Pollution Control Board data shows.

Effective disaster risk governance saves lives, UN highlights on World Tsunami Awareness Day

New York: Top UN officials have underscored the importance of continuous risk assessment and preparedness to safeguard coastal communities worldwide from the disastrous impact of tsunamis, marking World Tsunami Awareness Day on Thursday.

No relief from 'poor' air in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's air quality improved slightly on Wednesday but continued to remain under the 'poor' category with the Air Quality Index measuring at 279 at 1000 hrs, the Central Pollution Control Board said here.

‘Super typhoon’ Goni: Towns cut off as COVID-19 impacts response

New York: “Super storm” Typhoon Goni has left several towns inaccessible and destroyed thousands of homes in the Philippines, the UN humanitarian wing has said, adding that relief efforts have been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Super Typhoon Goni makes landfall in Philippines

Manila/Xinhua: Super Typhoon Goni, the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year so far, made landfall in Bicol, the southernmost region of the main island of Luzon, early on Sunday morning, the state weather bureau said.

Death toll due to earthquake in Turkey touches 20: Emergency Agency

Ankara/UNI: The death from the earthquake in Turkey has risen to 20 people while the number of those injured to 786, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said in a statement on Saturday.

Powerful earthquake hits Turkey, Greece

Ankara/Athens/UNI: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea off Turkey's western province of Izmir on Friday, while the shocks were strongly felt on the Greek island of Samos.

After nearly a decade away, La Niña weather system is back

New York: Many will be familiar with El Niño – the ocean-warming phenomenon that affects global weather patterns – but how about La Niña, which is linked to cooler sea temperatures?

Millions affected as devastating typhoon strikes Viet Nam

New York: A major typhoon has struck central Viet Nam, affecting millions of people – including about 2.5 million children – in a region already reeling from the effects of severe floods, according to UN agencies in the country.

Delhi's air quality slumps to 'severe' category on Thursday, to improve between Friday and Sunday

Delhi/IBNS: Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) worsened to “severe” category on Thursday,  Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems

New York: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading a push for the world to scale up efforts to restore landscapes and forests over the next decade, with eyes on a target to salvage 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands, an area bigger than India in total.