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UN marks World Environment Day

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.

Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day

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.

Sambhavna Trust launches a book on packaged snacks hazard

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.

GVK receives Carbon Accreditation Certificate

Kolkata, June 5 (IBNS): GVK has received the Carbon Accreditation Certificate for its GVK CSIA project in Mumbai.

TERI survey shows 90% people feel climate change is reality

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.

UN reports increase in nations supporting renewable energy

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.

UN hails move by US to curb power plant emissions

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: Ban welcomes Mayor's pledge to flight climate threat

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.

UN seeks global cooperation for battle against climate change

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.

UN concerned over rising CO2 levels as average hits new high

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.

Moderate earthquake hits Bay of Bengal

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.

CSE calls for urgent action over WHO report on India pollution

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.

Most cities fail to meet new pollution guidelines: UN

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.

Abu Dhabi: Ban urges bold leadership on climate change

New York, May 6 (IBNS): With the ominous and costly impacts of climate change profoundly evident, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday that too many stakeholders are still "sitting on the fence", and he challenged participants at a climate conference in Abu Dhabi to help him build persuasive political arguments to convince policymakers that the time for bold action is now.

Abu Dhabi: Ban urges concrete actions to tackle climate change

New York, May 5 (IBNS): From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday, urging stakeholders gathered in Abu Dhabi to consider concrete actions to tackle the phenomenon now - before it is too late.