Environment/Science
New York: For many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, but the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that there is no viable route to limiting global warming to 1.5°C without urgently protecting and restoring nature. more
Conference opens to draft first-ever treaty on ocean’s biological diversity

New York: The intergovernmental conference to draft the first-ever treaty on the ocean’s biological diversity opened its fifth and likely final session on Monday.

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'

New York: More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2 ...

Secretary-General calls for bold action to end biodiversity crisis

New York: With one million species at risk of extinction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for greater leadership and political will to end the biodiversity c ...

Minorities are 'key partners' in saving planet's biodiversity – UN expert

New York: The global initiative to save the planet's biodiversity on land and water must not be allowed to threaten the world's most vulnerable people, a top human rights expert s ...

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday ...

Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

New York: As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, ...

Hunger rising in mountain regions due to biodiversity loss, climate change

New York: Although many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountain regions, hunger is rising in these areas due to biodiversity loss and climate ...

Contribution of life in soil ‘remains largely underestimated’, says UN agriculture agency

New York: Even though soil organisms play a crucial role in boosting food production, enhancing nutritious diets, preserving human health, and combating climate change, the real contribut ...

France joins international program to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Moscow/Sputnik: France has joined 64 other nations for the so-called Leaders’ Pledge for Nature initiative to curb the biodiversity loss on the planet by the end of the decade, Fren ...