Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York : New records for extreme lightning bursts, or ‘megaflashes’, during 2019, have been made official, more than doubling the size and duration of the previous record flashes, the UN’s weather agency, WMO, announced on Thursday. more
Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle, says UN weather agency WMO

New York : Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by the World Meteorological Organization ...

Earthquake in Mexico kills Five, leaves 30 others injured - Authorities

Mexico City/Sputnik: Five people were killed and another 30 injured in a strong earthquake in Mexico, authorities said.

‘New contract’ needed with nature to keep drought and deserts at bay

New York : The UN Secretary-General has called for “a new contract for nature” to address ongoing global challenges connected to land degradation, such as forced migration, hu ...

Drone Test yields breakthrough for use of nuclear technique to fight mosquitoes - IAEA Study

The use of drones can significantly increase effectiveness and reduce costs in the application of a nuclear technique to suppress disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to an Internationa ...

Heat and humidity battle sunshine for influence over the spread of COVID-19, finds researchers

An international team of researchers led by McMaster University has found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with ...

‘Dogged pragmatism’ needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy

New York:‘Dogged pragmatism’ is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the ...

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees, finds new study

London: Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.

China-Pakistan's decision to construct Diamer-Bhasha Dam may led to ecological disaster: Experts warn 

Islamabad: Pakistan and its all-weather ally China's move of building the Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the Gilgit-Baltistan region may cause a major ecological disaster, experts have warned. ...

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study

New York: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team ...