New York: An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth’s melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100. If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, more
Reversing land degradation can ‘pre-empt and manage’ conflicts

New York: To help prevent conflicts and at the same time protect the planet, “we all must tackle environmental degradation”, a top UN official told the Security Council on Thu ...

Ozone treaties ‘inspiring examples’ of political will, UN chief says on International Day

New York: The United Nations commemorated the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Wednesday, recognizing the success of landmark global agreements in helping res ...

UN report highlights links between ‘unprecedented biodiversity loss’ and spread of disease

New York: The continued degradation of the environment is increasing the likelihood of diseases spreading from animals to humans, warns a UN report on biodiversity, released on Tuesday.

Nearly 21,000 chickens die of suffocation in fire in central France: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Some 21,000 chickens have asphyxiated in a storehouse due to a fire that broke off the ventilation system in the building located in the Creuse department in central Franc ...

Fast growing trees have shorter lifespans: Study

A global analysis reveals for the first time that across almost all tree species, fast growing trees have shorter lifespans.

Build a better future with blue skies for all, UN urges, marking first International Day of Clean Air

New York: The first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being commemorated around the world, on Monday, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of th ...

Japan orders evacuation of over 1.1Mln people due to Typhoon Haishen

Tokyo/Sputnik: More than 1.1 million people living in Japan’s four southwestern prefectures were ordered to immediately evacuate on Monday due to Typhoon Haishen, which has been rag ...

Valley fire in California spreads across more than 5,300 acres, 1 percent contained - Cal Fire

Moscow/Sputnik: The Valley Fire in San Diego County, California has spread over more than 5,000 acres, destroying multiple structures and threatening local communities, according to the C ...

Ocean carbon uptake widely underestimated: Study

The world's oceans soak up more carbon than most scientific models suggest, according to new research.