Environment/Science
New York: Annual global temperature is likely to be at least 1°C warmer than pre-industrial levels in each of the coming five years, putting globally agreed climate change targets in jeopardy, new data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reveals. more
More evidence of causal link between air pollution and early death

Strengthening U.S. air quality standards for fine particulate pollution to be in compliance with current World Health Association (WHO) guidelines could save more than 140,000 lives over ...

French government faces penalty for failure to reduce air pollution

Paris/Sputnik: The French government is running the risk of being charged a fine of 10 million euros (over $11.2 million) per semester as an incentive to quickly reduce air pollution leve ...

Water cooperation between States ‘key’ to Blue Nile dam project

New York : The Blue Nile is “critical for the livelihoods and development” of Egyptians, Ethiopians and Sudanese, the top UN official for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs t ...

Pakistan govt unwilling to take precautionary measure to tackle water crisis: Expert

Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing a decrease in water resources but experts warn that the country's government is unwilling to take precautionary measures to tackle the situation.

‘Historic’ Caribbean dust storm shows value of forecast services: UN weather agency

New York: A massive dust storm currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, posing a significant threat to regional health, has revealed the importance of having effective warning sy ...

Extraordinary ‘megaflash’ lightening strikes cover several hundred kilometres, smashing records

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 fl ...

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 ...