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6.1 earthquake hits New Zealand, no casu

Wellington, Oct 30 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit New Zealand' North Island on Tuesday, as per the US Geological Survey.

More than 90% of the world’s children

New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

Climate change, rising sea levels a thre

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.

Oslo leads the way in ‘Breathe Life’

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS): Norway’s capital Oslo is paving a fossil-free, electrified, path in its push toward improving air quality, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced. 

Hurricane Willa: Category three storm ma

Mexico City, Oct 24 (IBNS): 'Life threatening' and 'potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa made landfall in Mexico on Tuesday.

Study sounds warning over greenhouse emi

New York, Oct 22 (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.

Arunachal Pradesh issues alert after mas

Itanagar, Oct 19 (IBNS): The Arunachal Pradesh government has issued an alert about a possible flash flood after a massive landslide on the upper stream of the Yarlung Tsangpo river in China which blocked the river flow.

UN ‘stands in solidarity’ with cyclo

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of lives and devastation caused by Cyclone Titli in India and said that the Organization is ready to provide assistance.

Bryan Adams concert photo highlights Del

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IBNS): Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, who was in India recently, shared an image on social media which showcased the country's pollution trouble.

On their epic journeys, migratory birds

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Highlighting the challenges migratory birds face in their epic journeys, senior United Nations officials have called on the global community to join forces and “unify voices for bird conservation.”

With rapid, far-reaching changes, world

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Checking global warming and preventing some of the worst-case scenarios of runaway climate change “is still possible,” the United Nations Secretary-General said on Saturday, urging greater action and ambitions.

Hurricane Michael: Storm kills at least

Tallahassee, Oct 13 (IBNS): Dubbed the 'mother of all bombs', Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Irrigating vegetables with wastewater in

London, Oct 12 (IBNS): Urban farmers growing vegetables to feed millions of people in Africa’s ever-growing cities could unwittingly be helping to spread disease by irrigating crops with wastewater, a new study reveals.

Do all you can to resolve climate change

New York, Oct 12 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has called for Governments across South-East Asia, to take a lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change.

Nigeria floods: Guterres ‘deeply sadde

New York, Nov 12 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states. Overall, around two million have been affected.

'Titli' : Two dead in Andhra Pradesh

Vizag, Oct 11 (IBNS) : Cyclone Titli that hit the coast in southern Odisha on early Thursday, had a severe impact on neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, leaving two persons dead, media reports said.

Hurricane Michael: Storm kills at least

Tallahassee, Oct 11 (IBNS): At least one person was killed as Hurricane Micheal made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, reports said.

Cyclone Titli hits Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IBNS): Cyclone Titli has made a landfall close to Gopalpur area in Odisha on Thursday, Indian weather officials said.

Disasters: UN report shows climate chang

New York, Oct 11 (IBNS): Climate-related and geophysical disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis have killed 1.3 million people over the last 20 years and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless or in need of emergency assistance, UN experts said on Wednesday.

Severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ over w

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS):  Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved northwards with a speed of about 14 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay cantered at 0830 hrs IST of on Wednesday, over West central Bay of Bengal, about 320 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 270 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Indian Met officials said.

Increased potential for warmer and drier

Sydney, Oct 10 (IBNS): The Australian Bureau of Meteorology on Wednesday revised its ENSO Outlook to "El Niño Alert" meaning the chances of an El Niño forming during Spring is now 70% or roughly three times the normal risk.

Territorians urged to prepare for all we

Sydney, Oct 10 (IBNS): The Australian Bureau of Meteorology released its tropical cyclone outlook on Wednesday, reminding Territorians to start preparations for the severe weather season.

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ over w

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS) : The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved northwards with a speed of about 14 kmph during past 06 hours, and lay cantered at 0830 hrs on Wednesday over West central Bay of Bengal, about 320 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 270 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

Indonesia earthquake: death toll rises b

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): Following the series of devastating earthquakes, tsunami and landslides on 28 September in Indonesia, the death toll has risen to 2,010, with around 10,700 seriously injured and nearly 700 still reported missing, according to United Nations agencies on Tuesday.

4.3 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands, no

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit Nicobar Islands on Wednesday, officials said.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to

Manila, Oct 9 (IBNS): Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced on Tuesday.

Comoros farmers battle climate change

New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): Farmers in the Comoros islands are learning, with the support of the UN, to adapt to dramatic shifts in the climate which have contributed to the deterioration of agriculture across the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Global warming report, an 'ear-splitting

New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a UN scientific panel, should be heard around the world as an "ear-splitting wake-up call" said UN chief António Guterres. He said the long-awaited findings show that "climate change is running faster than we are - and we are running out of time."

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special

Incheon, Oct 8 (IBNS): Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment.

Modern bioenergy leads the growth of all

Paris, Oct 8 (IBNS): Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.

UN climate panel says ‘unprecedented c

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes,” such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said, launching a special report that finds some of the actions needed are already under way, but the world must move faster.

5.9 earthquake hits Haiti, 11 killed

Port-Au-Prince, Oct 7 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale hit northwest coast of Haiti on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, media reports said.

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, no

Tokyo, Oct 5 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale hit Japan's northernmost Hokkaido prefecture on Friday, as per the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IBNS) :  Prime Minister  Narendra Modi gave awards to top Ranked State, District and State with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 commissioned by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

PM interacts with Mission Gange delegat

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IBNS) : A group of about 40 enthusiasts with experience in mountaineering, who are embarking on an expedition to raise awareness on cleaning the River Ganga, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Independence of agency 'paramount', stre

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): After a direct challenge from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to personally and immediately visit what he called a secret atomic warehouse in Iran, the United Nations nuclear energy chief on Tuesday reaffirmed that his agency has conducted all necessary additional visits.

‘Full impact’ of Indonesia disaster

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): Four days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, UN agencies and partners have warned that some communities have yet to be reached and the death toll may rise, as the scale of the destruction unfolds

Fifth Asia Water Forum discusses innovat

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IBNS): More than 800 gathered on Tuesday at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila for the opening of the Asia Water Forum 2018, focusing on “Information, Innovation, and Technology.”

Indonesia tsunami and earthquake: Death

Jakarta, Oct 2 (IBNS): At least 34 new bodies have have been pulled out from under a church which was buried in an earthquake triggered landslide in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.

Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Indonesia's

Jakarta, Oct 2 (INS): An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit Indonesia's Sumba island on Tuesday, officials said.

UN system mobilizing to support Indonesi

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Rescue workers are still trying to reach areas of Sulawesi in Indonesia affected by an earthquake and tsunami, UN humanitarians said on Monday, noting that more than 840 people have died and more than 600 have been severely injured in the disaster.

Scientists from UN-run climate change pa

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Scientists from the United Nations-run Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and representatives from its 195 member governments, are meeting in South Korea, to reach agreement over a key summary for policymakers into the impact of a 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global warming, above pre-industrial levels.

Death toll in Indonesian earthquake touc

Jakarta, Oct 1 (IBNS) Rescuers continued to search for survivors in the Indonesian city of Palu which was badly hit by a 7.5 earthquake and a tsunami on Friday.

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