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Friday, November 22, 2019

Cascading disasters are causing extreme weather to pack an even bigger punch

In November 2007, strong winds and heavy rain from Cyclone Sidr tore through the southern coast of Bangladesh. Soon, the coastal districts became a...

Over $39 million earmarked by UN-backed fund to combat effects of climate change in...

More than $39 million in funding was approved on Wednesday for a project that will build resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change, benefitting nearly...

New Zealand makes ‘zero carbon’ target law

Wellington : New Zealand's plan to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 became law on Thursday, when it cleared its final hurdle...

UN chief receives Paris Agreement withdrawal notice from Washington

United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday received a formal notice from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his country's withdrawal...

Coal addiction ‘must be overcome’ to ease climate change, UN chief

In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park on Saturday where...

Policies that tackle climate and air pollution at the same time can raise global...

Air pollution affects us all to some degree. Whether we live in highly polluted cities or the countryside, there is no escaping the impact dirty...

Satellites record second lowest Arctic sea ice extent since 1979

The polar oceans are among the most rapidly changing oceans in the world. The yearly cycle of the build-up and melting of Arctic sea...

Minister Basnet appeals world leaders to be more serious towards tackling impacts of climate...

Kathmandu : Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has appealed the world leaders to be more serious towards addressing various global challenges...

In the fight against climate change we need nature now more than ever

Nature-based solutions address major societal challenges, from food and water security, climate change, human health, to resilience The hottest month on record. Wildfires in the...

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate...

New York : Speaking at the beginning of the UN’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, the 16-year-old acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, was unsparing...