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Study sounds warning over greenhouse emi

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): A new study involving scientists from the University of Aberdeen has revealed that river networks bordering the Arctic Circle are responsible for a far higher level of carbon emissions than previously believed.

Tackling climate change is ‘global res

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Climate change results from “an economic calculus” that pushes global destruction, Francine Baron, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Dominica told the United Nations Assembly on Saturday, stressing that “it must be accepted as the responsibility of our time.”

Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves h

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Following a major, 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in a statement that he’s “deeply saddened” by the “terrible loss of life” and injuries from the disaster.

Himachal calamity : 16 trekkers, includi

Shimla, Sept 29 (IBNS) : Sixteen trekkers, including ten foreigners, were stated to be missing after they  lost contact due to bad weather conditions at Chamba in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, media reports said.
According to  reports, policemen along with local porters and mountaineering experts have launched a search operation to locate the missing trekkers.

Nearly 400 killed in Indonesia earthquak

Jakarta, Sept 29 (IBNS) : Indonesian officials said on  Saturday that nearly 400 people had been killed in Friday's strong earthquake and a tsunami on the central island of Sulawesi, media reports said quoting officials.

Indonesia: Tsunami hits Palu after stron

Jakarta, Sept 29 (IBNS): A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on Friday, triggering a tsunami, officials said.

Pacific Islands on the front line of cli

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): The concerns of the Pacific Islands, on the front line of climate change, are at the heart of the United Nations work, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), an intergovernmental organization, which holds UN Observer status.

Indonesia: 7.5 earthquake hits Central S

Jakarta, Sept 28 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale hit central Sulawesi in Indonesia on Friday, officials said.

Burst of morning gene activity tells pla

Washington, Sept 28 (IBNS): For angiosperms — or flowering plants — one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must cease vegetative growth and commit to making those energetically expensive reproductive structures that will bring about the next generation.

Climate change and multilateralism figur

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS): If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change , from Secretary-General António Guterres’s opening address warning global Heads of State and Government  that “its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across the world”, to individual leaders highlighting their individual vulnerabilities.

Two mild intensity earthquakes hit Assam

Guwahati, Sep 25 (IBNS): Two mild intensity earthquakes rocked Assam on Tuesday morning.

Conflicts and extreme climate change thr

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): Unrelenting conflict and rapid climate change is continuing to reshape agriculture across the world, and contributing to major food shortages across 39 countries, which continue to rely on help from the United Nations to meet their food needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday.

UN chief concerned over havoc of Typhoon

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he was saddened by the “loss of life and extensive destruction” caused by Typhoon Mangkhut across the Philippines

More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change, could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million new “low-carbon jobs” by 2030 – the deadline for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate act

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking  the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.

Mahindra Group to go Carbon Neutral by 2

California Sept 14 (IBNS):Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India’s leading manufacturer of utility vehicles and part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, on Friday announced its commitment to become a carbon neutral company by 2040.

Arunachal flood : Six people die, severa

Itanagar, Sept 14 (IBNS): Floods wreaked havoc in Arunachal Pradesh after flood water washed away at least six people and several houses in the capital complex area on Friday morning. 

Arunachal flood : Four people, several h

Itanagar, Sep 14 (IBNS): Floods wreaked havoc in Arunachal Pradesh as at least four people and several houses were washed away in the capital complex area on Friday morning.

Philippines: Typhoon Mangkhut to make la

Manila, Sept 14 (IBNS): Thousands of people have evacuated their homes in Philippines as the country is bracing for a super storm this weekend.

West Bengal: Youth dies after falling do

Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 12 (IBNS): A 22-year-old man died after falling down stairs while evacuating his house at Santinagar area in Siliguri city in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Wednesday morning, during a mild earthquake that shook Assam, Sikkim and parts of West Bengal, reports said.

Multiple tremors in different parts of I

New Delhi, Sept 12 (IBNS) : Mild to low intensity of earthquakes shook different parts of north eastern, eastern and northern India on Wednesday morning, triggering panic among the people, reports said.

4.6 earthquake hits Jammu and Kashmir, n

Srinagar, Sept 12 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday,  as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Devastating storms like Hurricane Floren

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS): In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States - are rarely seen so far north, the United Nation’s weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday.

‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP)  “Champion of the Earth” laureate Boyan Slat, has set off from San Francisco, in a bid to begin the removal of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

‘Direct existential threat’ of clima

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate action, to reverse course.

Uneven progress on climate action at Ban

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS): Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.

3.8 earthquake hits Haryana, tremors fel

New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale hit Haryana's Jhajjar district as tremors of it were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region on Sunday, officials said.

Earthquake tremors hit Delhi, NCR, say r

New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS): Earthquake tremors were felt in New Delhi and  the National Capital Region on Sunday.

Backed by UN agency, countries set to ta

New York, Sept 8 (IBNS): Gathered at a major United Nations agricultural conference, over 45 countries today pledged to eradicate by 2030 a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of small farm animals, at cost of more than $2 billion each year.

Backed by UN agency, countries set to ta

New York, Sept 8 (IBNS): Gathered at a major United Nations agricultural conference, over 45 countries today pledged to eradicate by 2030 a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of small farm animals, at cost of more than $2 billion each year.

Infosys and Temasek announce Joint Ventu

Singapore ,Sept 7 (IBNS): IT giant Infosys announced the formation of a joint venture with Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore.

Political party hoardings scarring Kolka

Kolkata, Sep 6 (IBNS): Hoardings of political parties are part of the collective garbage that ails Kolkata, said actor and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly while speaking at the second Behtar India Go Green City summit, presented by DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, at Birla High School.

Powerful earthquake rocks Japan, trigger

Tokyo, Sept 6 (IBNS) : A strong earthquake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale rocked Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido on early Thursday, triggering a series of landslides and  left at least two dead, 125 injured and many missing. 

Runaway climate change still “a real p

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Antonió Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York

Three more die in Kerala rat fever disea

Thiruvanthapuram, Sept 3 (IBNS) : Three more people have died of leptospirosis or 'rat fever' over Saturday and Sunday as Kerala limps back to normal after a devastating flood, media reports said.

Climate change increasing the prevalence

London, Sept 2 (IBNS): A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers.

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