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Feature: No 'Plan B' for climate action as there is no 'Planet B, says UN chief

New York, Sept 22 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no "Plan B" for action as there is no "Planet B."

Gates Foundation announced USD 7 lakh for J&K relief operations

New Delhi, Sept 19 (IBNS): Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday announced emergency relief of USD 7 lakh for the flood victims of Jammu & Kashmir, in response to a request for his home state from Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space & Atomic Energy.

Ahead of UN climate summit, leading investors urge transition to low-carbon economy

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS) Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions.

Bhopal Gas victims chain themselves to CM's house demanding compensation

Bhopal, Sept 18 (IBNS): Survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster, neighbourhood residents of the abandoned Union Carbide factory and their supporters on Thursday locked themselves to the Chief Minister's residence with a chain seeking adequate compensation and clean up of the contaminated factory site.

Marking International Day, UN officials hail progress in reducing damage to ozone layer

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS) United Nations officials on Tuesday hailed the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances.

Aircel offers free 'Aircel Locate' service in Jammu and Kashmir

Kolkata, Sept 15 (IBNS): Aircel offers free location based tracking service 'Aircel Locate' to help people locate their family and friends stranded in severe flood affected areas in Jammu & Kashmir, the company said on Monday.

New UN-backed protections for sharks, manta rays enter into effect

New York, Sept 13 (IBNS) Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they have been harvested sustainably and legally, as new United Nations-backed trade protections go into effect.

NASA's Orion Spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

California, Sept 12 (IBNS) NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Greenpeace urges TGBL to commit to a holistic approach that helps eliminate pesticides from tea

New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): Weeks after Greenpeace released its report "Trouble Brewing" highlighting the presence of toxic pesticide residues in tea, the tea industry remains divided on the issue.

Railways come in aid of J&K flood victims

New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): Coming to the aid of flood ravaged victims of Jammu & Kashmir, Indian Railways has geared up his machinery to provide all possible help to the travelling public in the wake of unprecedented calamity that has gripped the state.

Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened – UN reports

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS) The Earth's protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations on Wednesday reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere.

J&K floods a grim reminder of increasing climate change impact in India: CSE

New Delhi, Sept 10 (IBNS): As Jammu and Kashmir struggles to fight the onslaught of extreme weather with flood disrupting life in the north Indian state, an analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has suggested that it could be the result of extreme weather event, induced by a changing climate.

UN agency urges prosecution to end impunity for drug trafficking on high seas

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a special event on the rise of narcotics trafficking on maritime southern routes, particularly the Indian Ocean, advocating that drug traffickers caught in international waters be prosecuted.

As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn 'we are running out of time'

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) The United Nations weather agency on Tuesday voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to.

PM calls for making Ganga rejuvenation a mass movement

New Delhi, Sept 8 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for making Ganga rejuvenation a mass movement.