Environment/Science
New York: The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest August ever, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, amid searing conditions that have contributed to devastating wildfires on the west coast of the United States. more
Science, solidarity and solutions needed against climate change: Guterres

New York: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are at record levels, and emissions that saw a temporary decline due to the pandemic are heading towards pre-C ...

Durban launches Africa's first city climate action plan

Durban/Xinhua: South Africa's eThekwini Municipality has become the first city on the African continent and one of the 12 cities in the world to develop and adopt a climate action pla ...

‘No hope’ of reaching climate, development goals, without youth optimism and know-how

New York: Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on cli ...

First Person: Turning ‘apathetic people into climate activists’; a young person’s view

An 18-year-old environmental campaigner from the United States has told UN News how she wants to “turn apathetic people into climate activists”. Sophia Kianni, whose family or ...

Dramatic Arctic fires and sea ice melt, show need for urgent climate action

“Exceptional and prolonged” temperatures in Siberia, have left parts of the Arctic warmer than sub-tropical Florida, and fuelled “devastating” wildfires for a seco ...

Rising global temperature shows ‘enormous challenge’ of meeting climate goal

New York: Annual global temperature is likely to be at least 1°C warmer than pre-industrial levels in each of the coming five years, putting globally agreed climate change targets in ...

Shrinking snowcaps fuel harmful algal blooms in Arabian Sea: Study

New York: A uniquely resilient organism all but unheard of in the Arabian Sea 20 years ago has been proliferating and spreading at an alarming pace, forming thick, malodorous green swirls ...

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across globe, reveals new study

New York/IBNS: Most everyone knows that humid heat is harder to handle than the “dry” kind. 

Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts, reveals new evidence

New York: The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes such as droughts or floods hit people in vulnerable countries, an international team of scientists finds.