New York: The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts “near-normal hurricane activity” in the Atlantic this coming storm season, said the UN weather agency on Friday, forecasting between five and nine major storms that could become hurricanes. more
Australian scientists developing 1st movable hydrogen generator

Canberra: Scientists from Australia's national research agency have launched a project to develop the country's first portable green hydrogen generator.

Green light for global greenhouse gas tracking network

A hundred and ninety-three countries have unanimously approved the creation of a global greenhouse gas monitoring mechanism, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Wedne ...

Biodiversity Day: Protecting humanity’s ‘life-support system’

New York: The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on Monday, centres on moving from talk to action: build back biodiversity.

Extreme weather caused two million deaths, cost $4 trillion over last 50 years

Over two million deaths and $4.3 trillion in economic losses; that’s the impact of a half-century of extreme weather events turbo-charged by man-made global warming, the World Meteo ...

Loyalty Islands: 7.7-magnitude quake hits southeast region

Sydney: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 jolted southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 02:57 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Dozens feared dead in Myanmar as Cyclone Mocha creates ‘nightmare scenario’

New York: Humanitarians expressed deep concern on Tuesday for Myanmar’s most vulnerable communities after the “nightmare scenario” created by the passage of Cyclone Moch ...

New UN ‘roadmap’ shows how to drastically slash plastic pollution

Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80 per cent by 2040 if countries and companies use existing technologies to make significant policy shifts and market adjustments, according to a new ...

Cyclone Mocha leaves ‘trail of devastation’ in Myanmar

New York: Cyclone Mocha was one of the strongest cyclones to ever hit Myanmar, the UN aid coordination office (OCHA) in the country reported on Monday, leaving a “trail of devastati ...

Myanmar; Cyclone Mocha leaves five people dead

Naypyidaw: At least five people died and several others were injured in Myanmar as a result of Cyclone Mocha, the Myanmar emergency services inform.