Environment/Science
New York: The first 20 years of this century have seen a “staggering” rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that “almost all nations” have failed to prevent a “wave of death and illness” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
UN report highlights links between ‘unprecedented biodiversity loss’ and spread of disease

New York: The continued degradation of the environment is increasing the likelihood of diseases spreading from animals to humans, warns a UN report on biodiversity, released on Tuesday.

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 ...

Build a better future with blue skies for all, UN urges, marking first International Day of Clean Air

New York: The first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being commemorated around the world, on Monday, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of th ...

From farm to fork: How food systems can power climate action

New York: Taking specific steps to transform national food supply systems can help countries achieve climate goals and limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius, a new joint UN report on ...

Despite propagating clean environment, China remains largest coal producer

Beijing: It seems that China is following a double standard as far as environmental safety issues are concerned as despite earning applause for promising to make a clean environment, the ...

Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees, finds new study

London: Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.

Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives

New York : With no end in sight to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the UN climate change talks which were due to take place in Scotland later in the year, have been postponed until Oct ...

Mountains matter, especially if you’re young, UN declares

New York : Covering around 27 per cent of the earth's land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world’s towards sustainable economic growth. With the future in ...