New York, Jun 7 (IBNS): As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency on Friday spotlighted the best practices of its "climate-smart" approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.
Kolkata, June 6 (IBNS): Apex industry body ASSOCHAM on Friday said it has submitted a copy of its report titled â€˜El Nino, Drought and Growth Concerns of Indian Economy,â€™ to the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.
New York, Jun 6 (IBNS): Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year's World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world's small islands potentially in peril of being lost to sea-level rise.
New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): In an attempt to celebrate World Environment Day 2014, steel giant Tata Steel Limited on Thursday organized a string of activities across its divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.
Bhopal, June 5 (IBNS) On the occasion of "World Environment Day" , Bhopal based NGO, Sambhavna Trust Clinic, launched "Ulat Palat", a book for children on the environmental and health hazards of packaged snacks.
Kolkata, June 5 (IBNS): GVK has received the Carbon Accreditation Certificate for its GVK CSIA project in Mumbai.
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IBNS): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in its recently published Environmental Survey 2014, stated that overall, a large majority of people felt that air quality had worsened and the number of bird species in their cities had declined.
New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world's power production now coming from renewable sources, according to a United Nations-backed report produced ahead of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum.
New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Monday welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States, voicing their hope that it will spur other countries to take concrete action to combat climate change.
New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): Big cities like New York are on the frontlines of the climate threat as well as engines of innovation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, welcoming Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge to "green" the "city that never sleeps" and to pursue a framework for sustainable urban areas.
New York, May 30 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency on human settlements on Thursday said he hoped thousands of cities around the world will join forces to sign a compact to strengthen cooperation in tackling climate challenges when the UN convenes a summit on the issue four months from now.
New York, May 27 (IBNS): Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have crossed a new threshold, the United Nation's weather agency on Monday confirmed, warning that time is running out to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions.
New Delhi, May 22 (IBNS) A moderate earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit the eastern coast of India on Wednesday, said reports on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 8 (IBNS): The latest urban air quality database released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reconfirms that most Indian cities are becoming death traps because of very high air pollution levels, said India's leading non-government green pressure group Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), urging for action.
New York, May 8 (IBNS): Many of the world's cities are "enveloped in dirty air" that is dangerous breathe, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, warning that urban dwellers are being exposed to excessive air pollution and are at a risk of respiratory diseases and other long-term health problems.