Environment/Science
New York: The world’s mountain and glacier regions are facing unprecedented challenges due to climate change, imposing a crippling effect on the people and economies that rely on them, the UN’s weather agency explained on Tuesday, ahead of a summit to address the world’s rapidly-changing water systems. more
World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

New York: Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measur ...

Climate emergency: City mayors are 'world's first responders', says UN chief

New York: City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors’ ...

UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

New York: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects ...

Countries violate rights over climate change, argue youth activists in landmark UN complaint

New York: The failure of governments to act on the climate crisis, constitutes a violation of children’s rights, according to a landmark complaint presented to the UN Committee on t ...

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action

New York: Speaking at the beginning of the UN’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, the 16-year-old acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, was unsparing in her criticism of world l ...

Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS): Banks collectively with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, signed up on Sunday to new United Nations-backed responsible banking ...

Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists warn climate change ‘hitting harder and sooner’ than forecast

New York: Top climate scientists issued a report on Sunday showing that over the last several years, sea-level rise, planetary warming, shrinking ice sheets and carbon pollution have acce ...

UN summits to urge ‘ambition and action’ on climate change, sustainable development: Guterres

New York: There are five key United Nations summits taking place next week to spur action on the climate crisis and other global concerns, which will showcase the UN as a “driver fo ...

Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World Day

New York: At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet’s protective shield of gas - or ozone layer as we know it - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the ...