Environment/Science
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 mind, the theme for this year’s international day celebrating the world’s peaks and summits on Wednesday, is Mountains matter for Youth. more
UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3 degree spike, even if climate commitments are met

New York: Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leadin ...

Microplastics, microbeads and single-use plastics poisoning sea life and affecting humans

New York: Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean – equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped into the sea every minute - the United Nations Envi ...

In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of ‘Category Hell’ hurricane, ‘powered by climate change’

New York Sept 15 (JEN): The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a &ldq ...

‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report

New York, Aug 21 (JEN): Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It a ...

‘Lots of good news’ but much more needs to be done for the planet, says UN environment chief

New York: Calling 2017 “the first year in human history” that more electricity was generated globally from the sun, than oil, gas and coal combined, Erik Solheim, Executive Di ...

UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

New York: Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global ...

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

New York: The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, n ...

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

New York: Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the United Nations on Tuesday launched an initiative enlisting business communities to ...