Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: The intergovernmental conference to draft the first-ever treaty on the ocean’s biological diversity opened its fifth and likely final session on Monday. more
Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

New York: A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme ...

Europe: Wildfires spread through second largest area on record

Brussels: As wildfires become more than only a scarce occurrence in Europe, they have burnt the second biggest area on record while the region is only midway through its usual blaze seaso ...

Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

New York: Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

New York: Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

China launches emergency response for typhoon, floods

Beijing/UNI: China activated a level-IV emergency response on Tuesday due to the seventh typhoon expected to approach the country's southern coastal areas this year.

Giraffes, parrots, and oak trees, among many species facing extinction

New York: Around one million species are facing extinction, according to a report from IPBES, an independent intergovernmental science and policy body supported by the UN.

Italy's bracing for hottest year

Rome: First seven months of the present year in Italy registered the highest temperatures, signalling that this might be the hottest recorded year.

WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead

New York: As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to moni ...

Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

New York: One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agenc ...