Thursday, May 5, 2022

Science

First Person: Torres Strait Islanders fight the loss of their ancestral home

The Torres Strait Islands, an autonomous part of Australia, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis, and extreme weather, including...

Earth Day 2022: Google doodle highlights climate change’s impact on planet | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The world is celebrating the annual Earth Day today to promote global awareness about environmental protection and conservation. Google too dedicated...

sun: Sun emits massive solar flare that may impact radio, satellite communications – Times of India

The Sun on Wednesday unleashed a massive solar flare that has the potential to impact satellite communications and global positioning systems, the Centre...

Chinese astronauts land on Earth after China’s longest crewed space mission

Shanghai: Three Chinese astronauts returned to earth on Saturday (April 16, 2022) after 183 days in space, state television reported, completing the country`s...

Fuel leak thwarts NASA’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket

Florida: NASA's latest attempt to fuel its huge moon rocket for a countdown test was thwarted Thursday (April 14, 2022) by a hazardous...

Coral reefs’ very survival is at stake, warns UNESCO in bid to boost resilience

That’s the stark message from UNESCO, which is behind an emergency bid to protect these natural marine wonders, 29 of which are on...

General Assembly President at Palau conference, outlines key ocean health measures 

This year, the Conference, which is hosted for the first time by one of the countries of the small island developing States group,...

Heart inflammation following Covid vaccination rare: Lancet study – Times of India

SINGAPORE: The overall risk of myopericarditis -- a condition that causes inflammation of the heart muscles -- following Covid-19 vaccination is very low,...

COVID-19 vaccine access in conflict areas remains critical

Ambassadors met to review implementation of two resolutions: one on the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire during the crisis, and the other...

SpaceX gives rocket ride to ISS to 3 space enthusiasts; Check tickets’ cost

Cape Canaveral: SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday for more than a week's...

Climate and sport: Paralympic champion Tatyana McFadden explains the link

Tatyana McFadden is considered the fastest woman in the world. She is a six-time US Paralympian and 20-time Paralympic medalist. She has won...

‘Now or never’: Only severe emissions cuts will avoid climate extremes – UN

New Delhi: Drastic cuts to fossil fuel use. Growing forests and eating less meat. These are just some of the actions needed in...

World hurtling to climate danger zone, brakes half-pulled

Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top...

UN climate report: It’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

Reacting to the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN Secretary-General insisted that unless governments everywhere reassess their...

India sees warmest March in 122 years, lowest rainfall since 1908 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India recorded its warmest March in 122 years with a severe heat wave scorching large swatches of the country in the...

NASA breaks record after Hubble discovers farthest individual star ever- Watch

New Delhi: The American space agency, NASA (National Aeronautic Space Agency) with the help of its Hubble telescope has detected the farthest individual...

First audio recorded on Mars reveals two speeds of sound – Times of India

PARIS: The first audio recordings on Mars reveal a quiet planet with occasional gusts of wind where two different speeds of sound would...

Dire impact from floods in South Sudan as new wet season looms 

“Urgent action is needed to protect already vulnerable populations from its worst impacts,” Andrew Harper, UNHCR Special Advisor on Climate Action, told a...

UN weather agency to spearhead 5 year early warning plan, boosting climate action

“Early warnings and action save lives,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message during a ceremony marking the day, adding that the...

New UN report looks underfoot, to solve global water crises 

“Groundwater is a critical natural resource, invisible but indispensable for life on our planet”, UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay said in the Foreword of...

Explained: Why mercury is rising and what’s behind searing heatwave in March this year

New Delhi: Several parts of India have been reeling under early summer heat with the maximum temperature settling at over 35 degrees in...

Russian cosmonauts arrive at International space station in yellow and blue

New York: Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station on Friday (March 18, 2022) wearing yellow flight suits with blue accents,...

UN Ocean Conference 2022: The launch of a ‘fleet’ of solutions

Billions of humans, animals and plants rely on a healthy ocean, but rising carbon emissions are making it more acidic, weakening its ability...

NASA rolls out its mega Moon rocket — here’s what you need to know – Times of India

WASHINGTON: NASA's massive new rocket began its first journey to a launchpad on Thursday ahead of a battery of tests that will clear...

Space telescope’s image of star gets photobombed by galaxies – Times of India

This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 shows star 2MASS J17554042+6551277 used to align the mirrors of the James...

Economic effects of Lake Albert flooding ‘devastating’ for affected Ugandans

In Buliisa district alone, situated on the north-eastern edge of Lake Albert, the flooding is thought to have resulted in more than $250,000...

‘glaciers Retreat, May Cause Water Shortage In Ganga’ | Meerut News – Times of India

MEERUT: In the first detailed "inventory of glaciers" at the Alaknanda river basin, which contributes the maximum water to river Ganga, scientists from...

UNEP combats pollution, restores ozone and protects seas, UN chief tells 50th anniversary session

“The planet was already showing signs of buckling under the weight of humanity” back in 1972 when the agency was founded, he explained...

Push for ‘more caring, thoughtful’ relationship with nature: UN chief

Everyone must commit to preserving the Earth’s “invaluable and irreplaceable wildlife,” the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Wildlife...