Environment/Science
The use of drones can significantly increase effectiveness and reduce costs in the application of a nuclear technique to suppress disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) study. more
Heat and humidity battle sunshine for influence over the spread of COVID-19, finds researchers

An international team of researchers led by McMaster University has found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with ...

‘Dogged pragmatism’ needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy

New York:‘Dogged pragmatism’ is needed to save the Ocean as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the ...

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees, finds new study

London: Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.

China-Pakistan's decision to construct Diamer-Bhasha Dam may led to ecological disaster: Experts warn 

Islamabad: Pakistan and its all-weather ally China's move of building the Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the Gilgit-Baltistan region may cause a major ecological disaster, experts have warned. ...

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study

New York: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team ...

Modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities : Study

New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth’s orbit.

Philippines typhoon recovery, complicated by coronavirus concerns

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, ev ...

NASA’s ICESat-2 measures Arctic Ocean's Sea ice thickness, snow cover

Washington/IBNS: Arctic sea ice helps keep Earth cool, as its bright surface reflects the Sun’s energy back into space.

‘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 ...