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Strasburg, Va – Responding to urgent requests from game reserves and parks facing severe budget shortfalls as the result of the loss of tourism income in Southern Africa, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) awarded emergency grants totaling nearly $150,000 to six organizations. more
Heat and humidity battle sunshine for influence over the spread of COVID-19, finds researchers

An international team of researchers led by McMaster University has found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with ...

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study

New York: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team ...

COVID-19 could help turn the tide on ocean health in Asia-Pacific

New York : The COVID-19 pandemic could help turn the tide on the well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a UN report published on Wednesday.

Greta Thunberg launches campaign to support UNICEF protection efforts against COVID-19

New York : Climate activist Greta Thunberg along with Danish NGO Human Act, on Thursday launched a child rights-driven campaign to support the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in protect ...

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 ...

Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change - UN weather agency chief

New York : An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN ...

COVID-19 pandemic, an ‘unprecedented wake-up call’ for all inhabitants of Mother Earth

New York : In his message for International Mother Earth Day this Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged that all eyes are on the COVID-19 ...

Fight against desert locust swarms goes on in East Africa despite coronavirus crisis measures

New York : Sustained efforts to contain East Africa’s worst invasion of desert locusts in decades are forging ahead, despite limits on the flow of personnel and equipment stemming f ...