UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ ...

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New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): 2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September.
Climate change may destroy Bengal Tiger’s home: Study
Melbourne, Feb 13 (IBNS): A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years.
Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African...
New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges: plastic pollution.
Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century: Study
Washington, Feb 9 (IBNS):  Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones.
2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA
Washington, Feb 8 (IBNS): Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Two-degree temperature rise could melt half of glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya region, des...
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IBNS): A comprehensive new study of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, known as the world’s “Third Pole” for its vast store of ice, and home to Mount Everest, K2 and other soaring peaks, finds that even the most ambitious Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century would lead to a 2.1 spike in temperatures and the melting of one-third of the region’s glaciers, a critical water source to some 250 million mountain dwellers and the 1.65 billion others living in the river valleys below.
Earthquake measuring 6.1 on Richter Scale hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in India, Pakista...
New Delhi/Kabul/Islamabad, Feb 2 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan on Saturday as tremors were also felt in several parts of Pakistan and India, officials said.
Earth’s largest extinction likely took plants first: Study says
Washington, Feb 2 (IBNS): Little life could endure the Earth-spanning cataclysm known as the Great Dying, but plants may have suffered its wrath long before many animal counterparts, says new research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
World in grip of ‘high impact weather’ as US freezes, Australia sizzles, parts of Sout...
New York, Feb 2 (IBNS):“High impact weather” has gripped much of the world so far this year, the UN weather agency, WMO, reported on Friday, with “dangerous and extreme cold in North America, record high heat and wildfires in Australia, heavy rains in parts of South America, and heavy snow on the Alps and Himalayas.
What will rising temperatures mean for the future of work?
Melbourne, Feb 1 (IBNS): A University of Sydney expert will urge for the future of work debate to be re-framed in the face of climate change at the Sydney Environment Institute's inaugural Iain McCalman Lecture on 6 February.  
New report sets climate tests for project assessments
Ontario, Jan 30 (IBNS): A new report by climate and assessment experts has developed a set of tests that could help determine whether federal projects support Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.
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