Environment/Science
Sydney/Xinhua: Over 30,000 people had been told to evacuate Australia's East Gippsland region before 9 a.m. local time on Monday, as soaring temperatures and high winds are expected to fan the flames of three enormous wildfires which have already burnt through 130,000 hectares of forest. more
Sydney's drinking water supply under threat from bushfires

Sydney/Xinhua: Authorities have raised concerns about severe bushfires near Sydney's main drinking water catchment, suggesting that a build of ash could soon contaminate the precious ...

Progress made at COP25, despite lack of agreement to increase climate ambition

New York: Negotiations at the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid finally ended on Sunday, wrapping up an event which saw much progress made by the private sector, and by national, regi ...

‘Embrace the transformation’ to a carbon-neutral world by 2050, UN chief tells COP25

New York: With millions of workers increasingly affected by the climate crisis the route to securing livelihoods in the future lies in a wholesale transformation of how we power the plane ...

COP25: Italy and Mexico pave the way on climate education

New York: A commitment by Italy and Mexico to ramp up climate and environmental education has been welcomed by the UN office which supports global efforts to respond to climate change.

Time Magazine names environment activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year 2019

New York: Adding one more jewel to her crown, Time magazine has named environment activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year 2019.

Mountains matter, especially if you’re young, UN declares

New York : Covering around 27 per cent of the earth's land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world’s towards sustainable economic growth. With the future in ...

Deliver ‘significant results now’, UN General Assembly President tells COP25 climate conference

New York :It is “imperative” that the COP25 climate conference underway in Spain delivers “significant results now”, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the UN Ge ...

COP25: Global investors urge countries to meet climate action goals

New York: More than 630 investors who collectively manage over $37 trillion in assets are calling on governments across the world to step up action to address climate change and achieve t ...

White Island erupting: Five people die in New Zealand

Wellington: At least five people died as the White Island volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday.