Environment/Science
Environment/Science
London: New research led by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has led researchers to declare that one of the ocean’s most gentle giants, the dugong (Dugong dugon), is now functionally extinct in China. more
Spain declares catastrophe zones for fire-hit regions

Madrid: The Spanish government declared catastrophe zones in 15 of the country's autonomous communities which have been seriously affected by forest fires.

Afghanistan: Logar flood leaves 20 people dead

Kabul: At least 20 people, including children and women, died as flood ravaged Khoshi district of Logar province of Afghanistan, media reports said on Monday.

Conference opens to draft first-ever treaty on ocean’s biological diversity

New York: The intergovernmental conference to draft the first-ever treaty on the ocean’s biological diversity opened its fifth and likely final session on Monday.

Barbados: New UN disaster preparedness hub built on ‘frontlines of climate change’

New York: A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme ...

Europe: Wildfires spread through second largest area on record

Brussels: As wildfires become more than only a scarce occurrence in Europe, they have burnt the second biggest area on record while the region is only midway through its usual blaze seaso ...

Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

New York: Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

New York: Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

China launches emergency response for typhoon, floods

Beijing/UNI: China activated a level-IV emergency response on Tuesday due to the seventh typhoon expected to approach the country's southern coastal areas this year.

Giraffes, parrots, and oak trees, among many species facing extinction

New York: Around one million species are facing extinction, according to a report from IPBES, an independent intergovernmental science and policy body supported by the UN.