Environment/Science
Environment/Science
Beijing: As many as 12 people died as record-breaking rainfall flooded underground railway tunnels in China's Henan province, media reports said. more
UK Graduate’s outdoor furniture design uses carbon-capturing moss to tackle climate change

An environmentally conscious UK graduate has created a collection of pollution-cutting outdoor furniture using the carbon-capturing plant moss as its main material.

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

New York: Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold b ...

Chinese cities among 25 big producers of greenhouse gases, reveals study

An analysis of emission trends has shown Chinese cities are among the big emitters responsible for more than half the carbon produced by 167 urban centres worldwide, media reports said on ...

UN body unveils new plan to end ecological destruction, ‘preserve and protect nature’

New York: Equitably “redirecting, repurposing or eliminating incentives” that harm biodiversity by at least $500 billion per year is just one of the 21 ambitious targets of a ...

Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger

New York: Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies ...

Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase

New York: The world was not on track to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before COVID-19 struck, and now the challenge has been magnified many times over, according to a n ...

Experts caution Pakistan may soon witness famine-like situation if water crisis continues

Islamabad: Pakistani experts have warned that the country may face a famine-like situation due to scarcity of water.

Over 200 dead, wildfire chars village in Canada's British Columbia amid record high temperature

Vancouver: A west Canada village that has been boiling under record-setting high temperatures is now ravaged by a fast- moving wildfire that has destroyed the small town in a matter of a ...

Record-breaking ‘pressure-cooker’ heatwave hits Canada, US northwest

New York: A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in 48 hours in the US northwest and western Canada is being mirrored across large parts of the ...