Environment/Science
New York, Rescue workers are still trying to reach areas of Sulawesi in Indonesia affected by an earthquake and tsunami, UN humanitarians said on Monday, noting that more than 840 people have died and more than 600 have been severely injured in the disaster. more
Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves hundreds dead: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’

New York, Following a major, 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in a stat ...

UN’s Guterres on climate change: ‘We need to do more and we need to do it quicker’

New York,  As governments prepare to meet later this year for the next round of climate talks, Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the need to speed up action ...

UN chief concerned over havoc of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

New York, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he was saddened by the “loss of life and extensive destruction” caused by Typhoon Mangkhut across the P ...

Devastating storms like Hurricane Florence ‘unusual this far north’: UN weather agency

New York,  In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United ...

‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-up project launches trial run: UN Environment

New York, A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP)  “Champion of the Earth” ...

‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return, warns UN chief

New York,  The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the ...

Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

New York,  From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although ...

‘Lots of good news’ but much more needs to be done for the planet, says UN environment chief

New York: Calling 2017 “the first year in human history” that more electricity was generated globally from the sun, than oil, gas and coal combined, Erik Solheim, Executive Di ...

UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

New York: Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global ...