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'They want to break country': PM Modi's jibe over Goa Congress leader's constitution remarks | Under construction Telangana bridge collapses as high wind gushes through the area | Rajnath Singh visits Siachen, carries out assessment of security situation | Government employee shot dead in targeted attack in Kashmir's Rajouri | 'Congress will take away your homes, jewels': PM Modi ups his attack amid row

1888 Indian hailstorm named among all-time deadliest weather events in world

Geneva, May 20 (IBNS): The UN weather agency has named a hailstorm which hit India in 1888 as the deadliest hailstorm ever.

Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests on Thursday discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors to ensure broad ownership as well as to advance the overall sustainable development agenda.

Citing Uruguay’s ‘inspiring’ record on environment, UN expert says country must do more

Washington, May 3 (Just Earth News): Uruguay has much to be proud of in its record on human rights and the environment, but the South American country still has some challenges ahead, including the setting up of an environment ombudsperson, a United Nations-appointed expert said on Tuesday.

Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

New York, Dec 20 (Just Earth News):Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

UN agency urges investing in agriculture science and technology to achieve 2030 ‘zero hunger’ target

New York, Dec 14 (Just Earth News): The United Nations announced on Tuesday at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and technology research.

UN reiterates need to tackle illegal wildlife trade after tiger cub bodies found in Thailand

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): Following the discovery earlier this week of 70 dead tiger cubs, as well as tiger skins, talismans and other wildlife parts, in a Buddhist temple in Thailand, two United Nations agencies have said those circumstances represent only a “tiny proportion” of the extent of an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction.

'2015 is hottest year on record' - UN weather agency

New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which announced on Monday that for the first time on record, temperatures were about 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era.