Environment/Science
Environment/Science
Colombo: With over 68,000 families affected by the prevailing heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the government has called the tri-forces to rescue and evacuate people trapped in the flood and landslide-hit areas. more
Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day

New York: The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterre ...

Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

New York, May 16 (IBNS): None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his beli ...

New UN agency guidelines aim to sustain forest benefits for future generations

New York, May 11 (JEN): New guidelines designed to give poor and isolated communities more of a say in how tropical forests are used and preserved around the world were published on Thurs ...

India: 13 states put on storm alert, schools closed

New Delhi: At least 13 states and two union territories in India have been put on alert after national met department predicted that thunderstorms and rain might hit parts of the country. ...

6.9 earthquake hits Hawaii, no casualty reported

Honolulu: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on the Richter Scale hit Big Island of Hawaii on Friday, as per the  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupts, lava flows onto streets; Evacuation of 1700 people on

Honolulu: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Friday (local Thursday), shooting off lava 100 feet high into the air and sending them down onto the streets as a mandatory evacuation ...

At least 80 injured in Iran quake

Tehran: At least 80 people have been injured in an earthquake which struck western Iran on Wednesday morning, reports said.

US considers auditing Canada’s efforts to protect endangered whales

Portland: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was asked by a group of Democratic senators, led by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, that the United States should aud ...

CSE says the WHO report on polluted cities in India sounds a dire warning

New Delhi: “The report by WHO is a warning about the serious and run-away pollution and public health emergency that confronts India today,” said Sunita Narain, director gener ...