Environment/Science
New York: Climate action will be both a priority and a driver of world affairs through the coming decade, United Nations Secretary-General chief António Guterres announced on Monday, during a speech at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, in which he declared that the next ten years will be “crucial for achieving a fair globalization, boosting economic growth and building peaceful societies”. more
State of emergency declared amid bushfire threat to Australian capital

Canberra/Xinhua: Authorities have declared a bushfire state of emergency in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

National science body to aid Australian recovery from bushfire crisis

Canberra/Xinhua: Australia's national science body will be called up to help the nation recover from devastating bushfires.

Death toll from earthquake in East Turkey reaches 14 - Emergency Management Agency

Ankara/Sputnik The death toll from the Friday earthquake in Turkey's east has increased to 14 people, the Turkish emergency management agency said.

2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms

New York: Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Wednesday.

Philippines volcano: UN aid operation in place as thousands told to flee

New York: The UN is concerned over warnings issued by Philippines’ authorities that volcanic eruptions on the country’s most populous island could last “days, months or ...

2019 was second warmest year on record: Study 

Washington: According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warme ...

Climate denial wastes time amid Australian bushfire crisis: official

Canberra/Xinhua: Australia's science minister has said that people arguing over the existence of climate change and its impact on bushfires are wasting time.

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’ says UN Assembly chief

New York : Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi ...

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens big eruption

Manila/Xinhua: Nearly 50,000 people living near a volcano on an island close to the Philippine capital have heeded official warning to evacuate as fears of an eruption grew, officials sai ...