Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high levels of water shortages and scarcity, the UN agriculture agency said in a new report launched on Wednesday. more
Fears of Desert Locust resurgence in Horn of Africa

New York: The Desert Locust crisis which struck the greater Horn of Africa region earlier this year threatening food supplies for millions, could re-escalate as recent strong winds carrie ...

Effective disaster risk governance saves lives, UN highlights on World Tsunami Awareness Day

New York: Top UN officials have underscored the importance of continuous risk assessment and preparedness to safeguard coastal communities worldwide from the disastrous impact of tsunamis ...

Carbon dioxide levels hit new record; COVID impact ‘a tiny blip’, WMO says

New York: Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep rising this year, the World Meteorological Organiz ...

Pakistan govt's development of proposed island megacity off Karachi leaves locals, wetland in danger

Karachi: Fishermen in a certain part of Pakistan fear that the Imran Khan government's decision to take away the twin islands of Bundal and Buddo will force them to end their way of l ...

Over 845,000 chickens to be exterminated in Japan over new outbreaks of bird flu

Tokyo/Sputnik: More than 845,000 chickens will be culled in the Japanese prefecture of Kagawa over two new outbreaks of the bird flu on the island of Shikoku, Japanese media reported on F ...

UN warns of catastrophe as second hurricane in two weeks hits Central America 

New York: The United Nations warned on Tuesday of catastrophic consequences from Hurricane Iota, the second major tropical cyclone to hit Central America this month.  

UN chief stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality

New York: Although more Governments and businesses are committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the world is still falling far short of that goal, UN Secretary-General Antó ...

‘Super typhoon’ Goni: Towns cut off as COVID-19 impacts response

New York: “Super storm” Typhoon Goni has left several towns inaccessible and destroyed thousands of homes in the Philippines, the UN humanitarian wing has said, adding that re ...

After nearly a decade away, La Niña weather system is back

New York: Many will be familiar with El Niño – the ocean-warming phenomenon that affects global weather patterns – but how about La Niña, which is linked to cool ...