Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York: Support for climate adaptation in Africa is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in appealing for greater action to provide renewable energy to hundreds of millions who still lack access to reliable and affordable electricity. more
One-horned rhino census stopped temporarily in Nepal as tiger kills mahout

Nepal’s famous one-horned rhino census was temporarily stopped yet again after a mahout involved in the counting was killed by a Royal Bengal tiger.

Timor-Leste: UN agencies support response in wake of deadly floods

New York: United Nations agencies in Timor-Leste are supporting response efforts, as floods and landslides left widespread damage across the country, including in the capital, Dili.  ...

Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

New York: Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Edu ...

Nepal capital covered in toxic haze; flights affected

A yellow toxic haze covered Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Friday, with several people complaining of difficulty breathing, and a burning sensation in their eyes, reported The Himalay ...

Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

New York: As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, ...

UN chief urges ‘clear and credible’ plans to achieve net zero

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged all countries, companies and financial institutions to commit to net zero or carbon neutrality, with “clear and credi ...

Inventions boom in ‘assistive tech’ offers wider benefits for all

New York: Rapid growth in innovations that are designed to help people overcome their disabilities could soon offer a fix to all manner of mobility, sight and other difficulties, UN paten ...

Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organization

New York: Climate change has hit the world’s oceans hard, UN weather experts said on Monday, in a call for lifesaving monitoring and early warning services that were interrupted by ...

Recognize ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day

New York: The UN is marking World Water Day on Monday with a global conversation on how people value the lifegiving resource in different parts of the world, according to local needs.