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Women farmers in India and Pakistan look at agri-tech solutions to combat climate change, gender disparity

When Nirmala Mahanto first started farming on her in-laws' land in Keonjhar, India, she was taken aback by the back-breaking challenge of crop production. In this drought prone district of eastern India, water scarcity forces women like Nirmala to walk miles, lugging water to irrigate their lands. Agricultural cultivation in Keonjhar is mainly rainfed and as the water tables run low, any changes in rainfall have a bearing on food production.

UN agency says extreme heat, hurricanes, droughts ravage Latin America and Caribbean

2023 saw another climate record tumble, with Latin America and the Caribbean registering their hottest ever recorded temperatures, according to the UN’s weather monitoring agency.

UN officials say swift action needed to tackle El Nino-induced extreme weather

Top UN officials called on Monday for swift action to combat the El Niño extreme weather events that are currently devastating southern Africa and other regions with flooding and drought.

UN officials launch global campaign to combat climate emergency

Top UN officials launched a fresh global campaign to tackle the climate emergency on Tuesday, with social media influencers, Indigenous leaders and corporate giants showing what they’ve done and what’s to come.

Heavy rains and flood disrupt normal life in Dubai, flight services hit

Normal life in Dubai City was disrupted and air traffic was badly hit after heavy rains, the highest recorded in 75 years, triggered flooding in the UAE on Tuesday, a region which mostly experiences dry and arid climate.

UN weather agency says above normal temperature likely to be experienced between March-May due to El Nino

El Nino and predicted above-normal sea-surface temperatures over much of the global oceans are expected to lead to above-normal temperatures over almost all land areas in the next three months, the United Nations said on Tuesday (March 5, 2024).

Antonio Guterres appeals for greater support for small islands fighting climate change

More funding is needed to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the frontlines of climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

UK may witness annual 10,000 heatwave deaths, MPs call for action

A report has claimed the 'silent killer' heatwaves could claim up to 10,000 lives annually in the UK without concerted action.

US Consulate hosts panel discussion on 'Women Leaders Investing in our Planet' at Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata/IBNS: The US Consulate in Kolkata on Friday hosted a panel discussion on "Women Leaders Investing in our Planet" at its pavilion at the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF).

World Economic Forum report says climate crisis may cause 14.5 million deaths by 2050

A new World Economic Forum report, published on Wednesday (January 16, 2024), warns that by 2050 climate change may cause an additional 14.5 million deaths and $12.5 trillion in economic losses worldwide.

UN weather agency says 2023 officially smashed global temperature records

With the annual average global temperature fast approaching the critical threshold of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, last year officially smashed the global temperature record, the UN weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Friday.

Over 7,000 Sri Lankan people affected by rainy weather this week

Colombo: Over 7,000 people in Sri Lanka have been affected by inclement rainy weather this week, the country's Disaster Management Center (DMC) said on Saturday in its latest situation report.

COP 28 Summit in Dubai: Climate advocates demand stronger language on fossil fuels

The latest COP28 draft outcome text released to negotiators in Dubai Monday evening dropped a call to ‘phaseout’ fossil fuels, prompting outcry from climate-vulnerable countries and civil society.

Our voices and needs must be put first in climate talks, young people tell COP28 Summit in Dubai

Young climate advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Friday said they will not sit idly by while climate change threatens their futures. They said their voices and ideas can help rescue the planet and demanded that government policymakers put the needs of the world’s nearly 2 billion children first.

COP28 Dubai Summit: UN says climate change surged alarmingly over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.”