May 21, 2022 08:06 (IST)
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Parts of Delhi, Gurgaon receive heavy rains today | Textile firm BSL Ltd records Rs 11.48 cr PAT in FY22 | Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court | Grounded for 3 years, Jet Airways to resume commercial flight operations | Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering daughter, leaves jail after 6.5 years

Plant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human health

New York: The world’s plant protection body met on Tuesday, aiming to set new plant health standards to both safeguard human wellbeing and preserve food security, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Almost everyone now breathing polluted air, warns WHO

New York: An astonishing 99 per cent of the world’s population breathes polluted air that exceeds internationally approved limits, with negative health impacts kicking in at much lower levels than previously thought, UN medical scientists said on Monday.

UN climate report: It’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

New York: A new flagship UN report on climate change out Monday indicating that harmful carbon emissions from 2010-2019 have never been higher in human history, is proof that the world is on a “fast track” to disaster, António Guterres has warned, with scientists arguing that it’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Jammu and Kashmir: Awareness-cum-plantation drive held at SKUAST

Srinagar: A one-day awareness cum plantation drive was conducted at Faculty of Forestry SKUAST-K in collaboration with Rahim Greens.

Antarctica ‘should not be taken for granted’ scientists declare, amid extreme weather uptick

New York: Antarctica, the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent, has often been referred to as a stable ‘sleeping giant’, but increasingly extreme temperatures, together with unusual rain and ice shelf shifts, remind us that it must not be taken for granted, the UN Weather Agency (WMO) warned on Friday.

UN chief hails launch of new expert group to boost net-zero climate change fight

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday urged private investors businesses, cities, states and regions, to do more to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions, launching a new group of experts to help with realizing a net-zero future.

U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, KIIT TBI host 48-hour non-stop Air Quality Hackathon

Kolkata: The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, in partnership with KIIT TBI, hosted a 48-hour non-stop Air Quality Hackathon (March 30-31, 2022) at the iLead College in Kolkata.

Dire impact from floods in South Sudan as new wet season looms

New York: Flooding and displacement in South Sudan are expected to worsen when the wet season begins in around a month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Renowned scientists join KU webinar on World Water Day

Srinagar: Several renowned scientists from different parts of the country and abroad on Tuesday joined an international webinar organised by the University of Kashmir to mark the World Water Day-2022 celebrations.

UN weather agency to spearhead 5 year early warning plan, boosting climate action

New York: The UN set an ambitious five year deadline on Wednesday for countries to ensure that citizens worldwide are protected by early warning systems against extreme weather and climate change, the UN chief announced, marking World Meteorological Day.

63 Indian cities dominate list of 100 most polluted places globally: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: India's air pollution worsened in 2021, the World Air Quality Report released by Swiss firm IQAir, has stated.

New UN report looks underfoot, to solve global water crises

New York: While groundwater accounts for 99 per cent of all running freshwater on Earth, it is often undervalued, mismanaged, and overexploited, according to a report published on Monday by the UN scientific organization, UNESCO.

UN chief warns against ‘sleepwalking to climate catastrophe’

New York: The goal to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, highlighted in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and driven home in last November’s COP26, gathering in Glasgow, is now on “life support” and “in intensive care,” the UN chief told the Economist Sustainability Summit on Monday. 

Cyclonic storm formation likely over south Bay of Bengal

Bhubaneswar/UNI: A low-pressure area formed over the central parts of South Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a deep depression and further into a cyclonic storm, MET sources here on Thursday said.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, Tsunami alert issued

Tokyo/IBNS: A powerful 7.3-magnitude quake hit east Japan on Wednesday night, rattling the capital Tokyo and prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the northeast coast, media reports quoting Japan Meteorological Agency said.