Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line. more
Climate: World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

New York: There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time ...

New plan to accelerate clean energy access for millions globally

New York: Amid the global energy crisis and worsening climate emergency, the United Nations and partners on Wednesday launched two new initiatives to accelerate action towards achieving c ...

Natural resources must be ‘part of the solution’ in fight against deforestation

New York: Between 2010 and 2018, the rate of deforestation worlwide slowed by nearly 30 per cent compared to the previous ten years, according to a key report launched on Tuesday by the F ...

Extreme heat impacting millions across India and Pakistan

New York: With extreme heat gripping large parts of India and Pakistan, the two countries are working to roll out life-saving health action plans to combat the heatwave, the World Meteoro ...

Sustainable development hinges on fate of world’s cities

New York: The future of sustainable development will hinge on the fate of cities, officials told a special meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Thursday, stressing that ...

International Day for Monuments and Sites spotlights climate change

New York: One in three natural sites and one in six cultural heritage sites are currently threatened by climate change, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, warned on Monday, the  Interna ...

Coral reefs’ very survival is at stake, warns UNESCO in bid to boost resilience

New York: The world’s best-known coral reefs could be extinct by the end of the century unless we do more to make them resilient to our warming oceans.

Plant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human health

New York: The world’s plant protection body met on Tuesday, aiming to set new plant health standards to both safeguard human wellbeing and preserve food security, according to the U ...

Almost everyone now breathing polluted air, warns WHO

New York: An astonishing 99 per cent of the world’s population breathes polluted air that exceeds internationally approved limits, with negative health impacts kicking in at much lo ...