Thursday, February 22, 2024

Topic: Environment

90% of marine species face extinction under emissions status quo: Study

JULIA CONLEY A new study details the disastrous consequences that would result for marine life across the world's oceans if current levels of fossil fuel emissions...

UN declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right.

World faces 2.7C temperature rise with current climate plan: UN report

Countries' current climate pledges to put the world "on track for a catastrophic global temperature rise" of about 2.7°C, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling...

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work

Shelley Inglis, University of Dayton Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about...

Dalits, Adivasis of a Bengal village protest against industrial expansion in inhabited area

Residents of Sishujhumra are fighting, despite the local administration’s apathy, for the factory to shut down, lock, stock and barrel.

Still time to reverse damage to ravaged ecosystems, declares UN chief, marking World Environment Day

Amidst the triple environmental threat of biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched “an unprecedented effort to heal the Earth”, on the eve of World Environment Day.