Environment/Science
New York: The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated. more
More evidence of causal link between air pollution and early death

Strengthening U.S. air quality standards for fine particulate pollution to be in compliance with current World Health Association (WHO) guidelines could save more than 140,000 lives over ...

French government faces penalty for failure to reduce air pollution

Paris/Sputnik: The French government is running the risk of being charged a fine of 10 million euros (over $11.2 million) per semester as an incentive to quickly reduce air pollution leve ...

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 ...

Sea level could rise more than 1 metre by 2100 if emission targets are not met, say experts

New York: Global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metres by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 with unchecked emissions, a survey among 100 leading international experts finds.

Blueprint launched to manage Earth’s fragile peatland carbon sinks

New York : A blueprint for how countries can keep carbon in fragile land-based carbon sinks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been unveiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organizatio ...

After this year’s Climate Action Summit, what happens next?

New York: People across the world need to embrace “fundamental change” in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures ...

Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change: UN Environment

New York, When it comes to helping green our world, organic mushrooms from the local market may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could ...

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

New York: From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans, ...

UN agencies join forces against environmental risks that cause 12.6 million deaths a year

New York: Two United Nations agencies are combining their expertise to counter the growing threat of extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, which cause more than 12.6 million ...