Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York:  Food processing, packaging, transport, household consumption and waste disposal are pushing the food supply chain to the top of the greenhouse gas emitters list, according to a  new study led by the UN agriculture agency, presented on Monday at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. more
Pakistan's Lahore, Karachi rank among world's top four most polluted cities

Islamabad: Two Pakistani cities, Lahore and Karachi, have been included in the list of top four cities in the world where air pollution level is very high.

By 2030, half world’s population will be exposed to flooding, storms, tsunamis

New York: By the year 2030, an estimated 50 per cent of the world's population will live in coastal areas which are exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis.

‘Dramatic’ boost needed in climate adaptation: UN environment agency

Although policies and planning for climate change adaptation are increasing, financing and implementation lag behind, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report launched on ...

Guterres urges developed countries to deliver on climate pledge for vulnerable nations

New York: With world leaders expressing hope that the goal of supplying $100 billion a year in climate finance support for developing countries is within reach, the UN Secretary-General w ...

Integrate water supplies and climate action, world leaders urge

New York: Water and climate action must be integrated to ensure sufficient water supply in the face of a rising global population and environmental degradation, a coalition of world leade ...

COP26 opens in Glasgow with calls for ambitious solutions to tackle climate emergency

New York: The eyes of the world are on Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opens with UN diplomats and politicians alike calling for more action – ...

‘Serious risk’ COP26 may not deliver, warns Guterres, urging more climate actio

New York:  There is a “serious risk” that the UN climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, “will not deliver”, the UN chief told journalists on Friday ...

Countries most at risk, lead the way on climate action

New York: Vulnerable countries are stepping up and taking climate action, amid a slow response from some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, said the United Nations Development Pro ...

World Heritage forests releasing more carbon than they absorb: UNESCO

New York: Forests in at least 10 World Heritage sites have become net sources of carbon, due to pressure from human activity and climate change, according to a new report released on Thur ...