Environment/Science
Climate Change
New York: The Earth’s temperature continues to rise unabated, with 2020 being one of the three warmest years on record, as extreme weather events combine with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting millions. more
UN chief urges ministers to provide ‘decisive leadership’ on climate action

New York: With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and ...

'Staggering' rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, new disaster research shows

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 n ...

Climate change: Record northern heat, fuels concerns over US wildfire destruction

New York: The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest August ever, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, amid searing conditions that have contributed to devast ...

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 ...

First Person: Turning ‘apathetic people into climate activists’; a young person’s view

An 18-year-old environmental campaigner from the United States has told UN News how she wants to “turn apathetic people into climate activists”. Sophia Kianni, whose family or ...

Climate emergency ‘a danger to peace’, UN Security Council hears

New York: The climate emergency generated by global warming, is exacerbating existing risks to international peace and security, while also creating new ones, a senior UN official told th ...

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 ...

Modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities : Study

New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth’s orbit.

NASA’s ICESat-2 measures Arctic Ocean's Sea ice thickness, snow cover

Washington/IBNS: Arctic sea ice helps keep Earth cool, as its bright surface reflects the Sun’s energy back into space.