Environment/Science
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 and filaments that are visible even from space.  more
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.

Parallel threats of COVID-19, climate change, require ‘brave, visionary and collaborative leadership’: UN chief

New York : To combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the “looming existential threat of climate disruption”, the only credible response is “brave, visionary and collaborative ...

Climate change takes toll on Zimbabwe’s natural habitat, UN deputy chief observes

New York : Alongside the human population, Africa’s animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mahommed sa ...

Climate action ‘both a priority and a driver of the decade’: Guterres

New York: Climate action will be both a priority and a driver of world affairs through the coming decade, United Nations Secretary-General chief António Guterres announced on Monda ...

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’ says UN Assembly chief

New York : Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi ...

Progress made at COP25, despite lack of agreement to increase climate ambition

New York: Negotiations at the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid finally ended on Sunday, wrapping up an event which saw much progress made by the private sector, and by national, regi ...

COP25: Italy and Mexico pave the way on climate education

New York: A commitment by Italy and Mexico to ramp up climate and environmental education has been welcomed by the UN office which supports global efforts to respond to climate change.

Time Magazine names environment activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year 2019

New York: Adding one more jewel to her crown, Time magazine has named environment activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year 2019.