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UNESCO ‘eDNA’ initiative to ‘unlock' knowledge for biodiversity protection

New York: To understand the richness of biodiversity across World Heritage marine sites, the UN scientific organization launched on Monday a project to protect and preserve biodiversity, based on the study of environmental DNA - cellular material released from living things into their surroundings.

Support mangrove conservation, UNESCO chief says

New York: The world is waking up to the importance of mangroves, a senior UN official said on Monday, underscoring the need for everyone to support restoration and protection of these crucial habitats.

UNESCO report highlights need for greater investment, diversity in science

New York: Although spending on science has risen worldwide, greater investment is needed in the face of growing crises, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended in a new report published on Friday.

World Heritage sites under threat from climate change: Study

London, Nov 3 (IBNS): UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years, a study published in Naturemagazine reports this week.

Artificial Intelligence: a danger to mankind, or the key to a better world?

New York, Sept 13 (IBNS): Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.

UNESCO gives sustainable development a boost; designates 24 new biosphere reserves

New York, July 26 (IBNS): Protecting mangroves, tropical rainforests and other biodiversity hotspots, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bumped up its World Network of Biosphere Reserves by 24 new sites on Wednesday, which means that 686 unique natural sites in total are being preserved globally.

World Science Day for Peace and Development focuses on Science Museums

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IBNS): World Science Day for Peace and Development is being celebrated around the world, including India, on Thursday, according to media reports.

India participates in massive multi-national Tsunami drill to evacuate 40,000 people

New Delhi, Sept 7 (IBNS) : A large scale evacuation of 40,000 people in three hours is underway in some coastal areas as India coordinates with the UNESCO in a massive Tsunami drill, in which 23 countries are participating.