Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organization on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the lessons of the past, and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better. more
Act now to slow climate change and protect the planet, urges UN chief

New York: The ozone layer – a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the sun – is “on the road to recovery”, the UN chief said on T ...

6 magnitude earthquake hits Southwestern China, 2 die: Reports

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: At least two people have died and three more have been injured as a result of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, the CGTN broa ...

Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report

New York: Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful t ...

Hunger spikes in Haiti following deadly earthquake

New York: Around 980,000 Haitians in the four districts most affected by the August 14 earthquake are now living with acute food insecurity, according to new UN food security data release ...

Human activity the common link between disasters around the world, says UN report

Disasters such as cyclones, floods, and droughts are more connected than we might think, and human activity is the common thread, a UN report released on Wednesday reveals.

Air quality improvements from COVID lockdowns confirmed

New York: COVID-19 lockdowns brought rapid and “unprecedented” improvements in air quality in some parts of the world - but not enough to halt climate change caused by global ...

Improving air quality ‘key’ to confronting global environmental crises

New York: With environmental events becoming increasingly interconnected, a new global report on air pollution published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday underscores tha ...

Hurricane Ida: 46 die as flood hits New York, north-east

New York: As many as 46 people, including 23 in New Jersey, died as flood hit several US cities in the East after Hurricane Ida hit the country, media reports said on Thursday.

Hurricane Ida: Eight killed overnight in flash flooding in New York City and New Jersey

NYC/JEN: At least eight people have been killed overnight in New York City and New Jersey as historic flash flooding and record-breaking rainfall swept through the northeast United States ...