The United Nations has scolded Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia for failing to tackle climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation in a critical assessment of efforts over the past 30 years. The assessment was presented at the three-day 9th International Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference which met
Pope Francis once said, “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” This statement needs serious thinking, especially in the light of a UN report that says more than 930 million tonnes of food sold in a year landed in waste bins. This is truly alarming. At a time when
Sprawled on rocky ground far from sea ice, a lone Canadian polar bear sits under a dazzling sun, his white fur utterly useless as camouflage. It’s mid-summer on the shores of Hudson Bay and life for the enormous male has been moving in slow motion, far from the prey that keeps him alive: seals. This is a critical time for the region’s polar bears.
The November 2023 UN climate change conference, COP28, hosted by Dubai is certain to be an historical gathering because it will have to build on Egypt’s disappointing COP27.
Pakistan has witnessed unprecedented higher rainfall in provinces like Sindh and Balochistan this year. The number of people who died in the flash floods, caused by the excessive rain has risen to more than a thousand people, and hundreds of thousands of others have been left homeless. International aid has been rushed from
Poor celebs. It can’t be easy being in the firing line all the time. Gone are the days when A-listers could say offensive things, appropriate different cultures and do as they please without fear of being “cancelled”. Hell, they can’t even bask in their immense wealth and take their bejewelled, monogrammed PJs (private jets) to go get
The United States Senate had passed 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris using her tie-breaker vote to pass a $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act, which will create tax credits for clean energy alternatives, including incentives for solar, wind, nuclear power, and for electric cars.
India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement to be communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been officially approved by the Union Cabinet, according to a press release by the Indian environment ministry. The Paris Agreement
India’s Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav recently took to his twitter account to share the news that five more Indian wetlands have received Ramsar recognition as wetlands of international importance. These sites include Tamil Nadu’s Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest, and Pichavaram
As tourists flock to Greenland to take in its breathtaking icebergs and natural beauty, authorities are mulling ways to control crowds to protect the fragile environment, already threatened by global warming. “It’s a dream destination,” said Yves Gleyze, a veteran off-the-beaten-track French tourist in his 60s as he