Environment/Science
Environment/Science
Honolulu: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit few kilometres  away from active Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on Sunday, as per United States Geological Survey (USGS). more
Guatemala's Fuego Volcano erupts, several dead

Guatemala City: At least seven people were killed as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday for the second time this year, media reports said.

UN agencies join forces against environmental risks that cause 12.6 million deaths a year

New York: Two United Nations agencies are combining their expertise to counter the growing threat of extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, which cause more than 12.6 million ...

UN rights experts urge Kenya to protect activists testifying in lead pollution case

New York: Four United Nations human rights experts are calling for greater protection for Kenyan activists who have testified against a local lead-smelting plant accused of environmental ...

SL calls troops to evacuate and rescue people from floods and landslides

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 ...

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.