Environment/Science
Climate Change
New York: Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions – one of the so-called greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth – and almost two-thirds of these emissions come from coal. more
COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 things you need to know

New York: Climate change is happening—the world is already 1.1°C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is already having a significant impact on t ...

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 ...

Climate change: Another year of record gas emissions, warns UN meteorological agency

New York: Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN m ...

Over $39 million earmarked by UN-backed fund to combat effects of climate change in Nepal

New York: More than $39 million in funding was approved on Wednesday for a project that will build resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change, benefitting nearly one million Ne ...

Multilateralism must weather ‘challenges of today and tomorrow’ Guterres tells Paris Peace Forum

New York In a speech to the Paris Peace Forum in Paris on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that to thrive, multilateralism had to adapt, mindful that “confl ...

Melting Arctic Sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals, says study

London/IBNS: Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine mammals in the North Pacific, according to a study from the ...

Far more needed to ‘confront the world’s climate emergency’, UN chief tells ASEAN Summit

New York: Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres sai ...

UN summit tackles climate change-induced threat to mountain water supplies

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 th ...

Sri Lanka dedicated to addressing climate change: Parliament speaker

Colombo/ Xinhua/UNI: Sri Lanka's parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said on Saturday that the country was dedicated to addressing climate change and taking all steps necessary to miti ...