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7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea Sydney, Mar 30 (IBNS):A strong quake, which measured 7.5 on the Richter Scale, hit Papua New Guinea on Sunday, reports said. 30-Mar-2015
Earth Hour 2015: UN dims lights to focus New York, Mar 29 (IBNS) The United Nations will go dark later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness about the need to take action on climate change and promoting sustainable energy consumption. 29-Mar-2015
"4,35,000 people connected to support ca Bangalore, Mar 27 (IBNS): Marking the peak of the Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2015 campaign had a record number of Habitat volunteers mobilized. More than 4, 34,000 people across the country participated in various activities of building homes and sanitation facilities. 27-Mar-2015
We stand in solidarity with Wangan and J Brisbane, Mar 27 (IBNS): Greenpeace has offered its solidarity to the representatives for the Wangan and Jagalingou people who have formally rejected the Indigenous land use agreement for the Carmichael mine in the Queensland Galilee Basin. 27-Mar-2015
Religious leaders issue appeal on sanita Bhopal, Mar 24 (IBNS) An interfaith meet was organized by UNICEF and SPANDAN, an NGO at Sanchi near Bhopal on Tuesday. 25-Mar-2015
Vedanta recycles 34 million cubic metres Mumbai, Mar 24 (IBNS): The water conservation efforts of Vedanta, the global diversified natural resources company, and its subsidiaries, led to recycling of nearly 34 MCM (34 billion liters) which is 22% of water used, during April 2014-January 2015. 24-Mar-2015
'We have to move from climate change to New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and environmental advocates Philippe Cousteau and Sylvia Earle joined local students at an event held at United Nations Headquarters on Fridayto celebrate the International Day of Happiness and highlight the importance of tackling climate change. 21-Mar-2015
UN officials stress investment, smart po New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) The sustainable management and conservation of forests must be included in the sustainable development goals and climate change agreement to be adopted later this year, United Nations officials stressed ahead of the International Day of Forests, observed worldwide on 21 March. 21-Mar-2015
Vanuatu: UN finds 'extensive' loss of ag New York, Mar 21 (IBNS)The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Fridaycalled for emergency support for farmers in Vanuatu, where the vast majority of crops have been destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Pam. 21-Mar-2015
Coal Ministry confirms Mahan block will New Delhi, Mar 20 (IBNS): The Ministry of Coal confirmed in a Right to Information reply that the Mahan coal block will not be auctioned, pursuant to the MoEF's recommendation that it be kept off limits to mining. 20-Mar-2015
Arjun Kapoor pledges support for Earth H Mumbai, Mar 20 (IBNS): Actor Arjun Kapoor has joined hands with WWF India to pledge his support to the Earth Hour 2015 WWF's global campaign to raise awareness and inspire individual action on climate change. 20-Mar-2015
World Water Day: Nearly 750 million peop New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains a challenge. 20-Mar-2015
UN agency announces new digital system t New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): A new global electronic certification system aimed at reducing the spread of plant pests and diseases has been approved by representatives from more than 150 countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Thursday. 20-Mar-2015
UNICEF rushes emergency supplies for cyc New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is dispatching emergency life-saving supplies to communities in Tuvalu as part of its efforts to assist communities in the Pacific region that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam, with nutrition and hygiene kits arriving on Thursday. 20-Mar-2015
Thousands stranded following landslides Srinagar, Mar 17(IBNS) Thousands of people have been stranded in the Jammu-Srinagar highway, blocked by landslides following rains and heavy snowfall for the last two days. 17-Mar-2015
Norwegian Pension Fund ditches Indian co New Delhi, Mar 16 (IBNS): The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, the $850 billion Norwegian Government Pension Fund has sold the majority of its shares in companies exposed to the Indian coal sector, citing financial and environmental risks inherent in their operations. 16-Mar-2015
Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' London, Mar 16 (IBNS)The University of Birmingham (UK) on Monday announced the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. 16-Mar-2015
Environment degradation pose threat to h New Delhi, Mar 14 (IBNS): Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that environmental degradation and climate change are amongst the foremost challenges confronting human civilization in our times. 14-Mar-2015
Climate Change to drastically change the Kolkata, Mar 12 (IBNS): The Bay of Bengal region would undergo a dire and drastic transformation unless urgent action is taken to deal with the disastrous effects of global warming, warned climate change experts in Kolkata Thursday. 12-Mar-2015
Lessons from Japan tsunami vital to new New York, Mar 12 (IBNS) Three days before the opening of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the head of the United Nations office dedicated to dealing with the threat posed by disasters took part on Wednesdayin a ceremony of solemn remembrance in Tokyo for those who died in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011. 12-Mar-2015
Actress June Maliah encourages citizens Kolkata, Mar 11 (IBNS): Actress June Maliah has joined hands with WWF-India to pledge her support to Earth Hour 2015- WWF's global campaign to raise awareness and inspire individual action on climate change. 11-Mar-2015
It's time to get serious about wildlife New York, mar 4 (IBNS): Illegal wildlife trade undermines rule of law, degrades ecosystems and severely hampers the efforts of rural communities striving to sustainably manage their natural resources, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday as the United Nations marked World Wildlife Day. 04-Mar-2015
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