Environment/Science
Environment/Science
New York : As Typhoon Vongfong slammed the Philippines on Thursday, tens of thousands of people fled to cramped shelters, raising fears that without proper safety precautions in place, evacuation centres could become a hotbed of coronavirus infection, the UN emergency humanitarian relief agency (OCHA) said on Friday. more
‘Near-unlivable’ heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut, warns study

Washington : Areas of the planet home to one-third of humans will become as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara within 50 years, unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, according to rese ...

COVID-19 could help turn the tide on ocean health in Asia-Pacific

New York : The COVID-19 pandemic could help turn the tide on the well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a UN report published on Wednesday.

Battle ‘not yet over’ against locust invasions in East Africa and Yemen

New York : Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa and Yemen, with an estimated 720,000 tonn ...

Sea level could rise more than 1 metre by 2100 if emission targets are not met, say experts

New York: Global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metres by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 with unchecked emissions, a survey among 100 leading international experts finds.

Greta Thunberg launches campaign to support UNICEF protection efforts against COVID-19

New York : Climate activist Greta Thunberg along with Danish NGO Human Act, on Thursday launched a child rights-driven campaign to support the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in protect ...

Parallel threats of COVID-19, climate change, require ‘brave, visionary and collaborative leadership’: UN chief

New York : To combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the “looming existential threat of climate disruption”, the only credible response is “brave, visionary and collaborative ...

Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change - UN weather agency chief

New York : An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN ...

COVID-19 pandemic, an ‘unprecedented wake-up call’ for all inhabitants of Mother Earth

New York : In his message for International Mother Earth Day this Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged that all eyes are on the COVID-19 ...

COVID-19 environmental roll back ‘irrational’ and irresponsible’: rights expert

New York : Countries must not use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to weaken environmental protection and enforcement, a UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday.