Environment/Science
New York: The second day of COP27’s Climate Implementation Summit saw world leaders raise their voices for concrete action, particularly on adaptation and the thorny issue of loss and damage. more
Climate change much deadlier than cancer in some places, UNDP data shows

New York: The impact of climate change on health if carbon emissions remain high, could be up to twice as deadly as cancer in some parts of the world, according to new data released on Fr ...

Climate change: No ‘credible pathway’ to 1.5C limit, UNEP warns

New York: National pledges to reduce harmful emissions offer little hope of avoiding climate disaster, UN climate experts said on Thursday, in an urgent appeal for a radical transformatio ...

Climate change: CO2 and methane in our atmosphere reach record levels

New York: Atmospheric levels of the three main greenhouse gases warming our planet - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide- all reached new record highs in 2021, according to a new re ...

Climate change: WMO report urges faster action on transition to clean energy

New York: The UN weather agency issued an urgent appeal on Tuesday for governments everywhere to switch to cleaner forms of energy, such as solar, wind and hydro-electric power.

Australian surfers ride climate action wave

New York: Surfers have an intimate knowledge of the ocean, but have not been seen as leading figures amongst groups leading on climate change solutions. Thanks to groups such as Surfers f ...

Egypt urged to ensure civil society’s full participation in COP27 climate summit

New York: Authorities in Egypt must ensure civil society can safely and fully participate in the COP27 UN climate change conference taking place there next month, a group of UN independen ...

1.5 degree climate pledge ‘on life support’, Guterres tells leaders during frank exchanges

New York: During a private meeting of Heads of State and Government, held on Wednesday at UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for more action ...

China to witness more heatwaves and drought-like situations in coming years: Study

Beijing: China, which witnessed harsh heatwaves from June to August this year, will experience more moderate to severe drought-like situations in coming years with their direct impact on ...

Climate change impacts ‘heading into uncharted territory’, warns UN chief

New York: “Climate science is clear: we are heading in the wrong direction”, declares a major, multi-agency UN climate science report released on Tuesday, with a focus on incr ...