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`Elephants facing threat of extinction`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:56

Reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, star of Manchester City and Ivory Coast, warned Tuesday that the slaughter of elephants for their ivory was threatening their very existence.

RK Pachauri to step down as IPCC boss in 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:46

The Indian leading the United Nation`s climate science arm is planning to step down from his position in 2015.

IPCC to blame mankind for global warming, explain `hiatus`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 08:41

A United Nations panel of experts met on Monday to review a draft report that raises the probability that climate change is man-made to 95 percent and warns of ever more extreme weather unless governments take strong action.

Indian-origin scientist chosen for UN`s highest environmental award

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 19:03

An Indian-origin scientist, who proved how cutting emissions of "black carbon" or soot can significantly lessen the impact of climate change, has been selected for the United Nation`s top environmental award.

India among nations generating lowest e-wastes from computers

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 20:58

India is among the countries generating lowest quantity of e-waste from personal computers, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

Environment holds business risks and chances: UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:53

Rising temperatures, storms linked to climate change and growing competition for water and land point to tough times ahead for the business sector, but also a chance for profitable innovation, the UN said today.

World Environment Day 2013: Act to reduce disaster risk

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 18:29

The theme for this year is Think.Eat.Save, which is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that persuades mankind to reduce their foodprint.

UN approves creation of environment assembly

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 00:15

The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of the UN Environment Assembly as part of efforts to support the strengthening and upgrade of the Nairobi-based UNEP.

Alarming rise in mercury levels in Asia: UN

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 09:16

Communities in developing countries especially in Asia are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury.

Half of world`s biodiversity zones still unprotected: UN

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 09:46

Half of the world`s richest bio-diversity zones remain entirely unprotected, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme said.

UN body lauds India`s efforts to conserve biodiversity

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 23:16

India has assumed presidency of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) for a period of two years at the convention.

Food wastage a cause of concern: UNEP

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 19:12

Wastage of food all over the world is a cause of concern and countries need to invest in increasing storage capacities to meet the food requirements of future, a top official of UNEP has said.