Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York :The United Nations on Thursday launched a decade for action on water that seeks to forge new partnerships, improve cooperation and strengthe3 (JEN)n capacity to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. more
Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

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 ...

Drought and conflict leave millions more hungry in 2017 – UN-backed report

New York: Driven largely by climate disasters and conflict, levels of acute hunger surged in 2017, leaving some 124 million people across 51 countries facing hunger crises –11 milli ...

As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN

New York: With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food an ...

UN spotlights rainwater recycling, artificial wetlands among ‘green’ solutions to global water crisis

New York: With five billion people at risk of having difficulty accessing adequate water by 2050, finding nature-based solutions, such as China’s rainwater recycling, India’s ...

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

New York: Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the United Nations on Tuesday launched an initiative enlisting business communities to ...

UN chief appoints former New York Mayor as Special Envoy for Climate Action

New York,: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Sole surviving male northern white rhino is gravely ill in Kenya

The world’s sole surviving male northern white rhino is gravely ill, reports Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which safeguards the last three individuals of the critically endan ...

Dry, hot weather likely to reduce harvests in southern Africa, UN warns

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): Southern Africa’s water sources and crops are under serious pressure as a long dry spell and high temperatures have taken hold in the region, the United Nati ...

World has knowledge and tools to stop deforestation, senior UN agriculture official tells global conference

New York, Feb  22 (JEN): A future with zero net global deforestation is possible with the right mix of policies, social action and political will, the United Nations Food and Agricul ...