New York: Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his message for World Oceans Day.
New York: Confirmation that Europe has just had its chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday.
New York: During the last decade, more people around the world have gained access to electricity than ever before. However, the number still not connected has grown in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia, according to a new UN report on universal access to energy, launched on Monday.
Climate researcher Madhumita Sahoo works to identify solutions and approaches to manage groundwater resources to the advantage of people everywhere. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports
An environmental rights group and fishermen’s activists have petitioned the Sri Lankan Supreme Court against the government and the operators of the MV X-Press Pearl, over the environmental damage caused by the ship’s fire.
Srinagar/UNI: A low-intensity earthquake measuring 2.5 on Richter scale hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours on Sunday.
New York: Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday.
New York: Climate change is making pests which ravage important agricultural crops even more destructive, heightening threats to global food security and the environment, a UN-backed study published on Wednesday has found.
Conservationists, human rights and animal welfare groups, and local landowners have started protesting against Sierra Leone government's plan of selling 250 acres of pristine beach and rainforest to China in a $55 million deal that would see an industrial fishing harbor built on the site, media reports said.
Reducing food wastage can help conserve resources and the environment, says Debasmita Patra, food waste researcher teaching in an American university. SPAN writer Candice Yacono reports
New Delhi/IBNS: A new report released by Healthy Energy Initiative India and Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) has found that coal fly ash pollution was rampant in India in 2020-21 despite the COVID-19 lockdown.
New York: Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report issued on Thursday.
New Delhi/UNI: After making the fall at Dhamra port in Bhadrak district in Odisha in the morning, the Cyclone Yaas is likely to cross West Bengal coast by Wednesday evening.