Environment/Science
New York: Hurricanes, monsoon floods and continuing severe drought made 2017 the costliest year ever for severe weather and climate events, according to a new report by the United Nations weather agency launched on the eve of World Meteorological Day. more
Early action key to preventing crises related to El Niño and La Niña – UN relief official

New York, Jan 3 (JEN):  La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official said, urging governments and the international communi ...

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above aver ...

Bonn: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

New York, Nov 17 (Just Earth News): Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse ...

Healthy oceans, safe climate imperative for small islands to survive, Pacific island leaders tell UN

New York, Sept 21(Just Earth News): As the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly continued on Thursday, Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of Nauru, expressed deep sorrow and ...

UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

New York, Aug 5(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday received a notification from the delegation of the United States expressing the country's int ...

Weather, climate and water challenges in spotlight at annual session of UN weather agency council

New York, May 11(Just Earth News): Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing ...

UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm team up to raise awareness about climate change

New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations development agency is teaming up with ofo, a China-based bike sharing platform, to raise public awareness about climate change, it was a ...

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN

New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for ...

Global CEOs call for greater disclosure of climate risks

Geneva, Switzerland, Apr 22(Just Earth News): The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risk ...