Governments of Ghana and Norway formed the first group to fast-track progress towards reducing NCD deaths by a third
Quarter-billion people face extreme poverty in 2022 as the rich get richer: Oxfam
Renewable energy capacity addition exceeded other sources in 2021
WHO begins monitoring two new variants of COVID-19 named BA.4 and BA.5
Global wind energy sector needs four-fold higher growth to meet 2050 Net Zero goal: Report
Offshore wind market showed highest growth in 2021
Saudi Arabia reports 6 new MERS cases, 4 deaths in last 6 months
Household contacts tested negative; infected camels quarantined
Good while it lasted - I: 6th mass extinction underway, courtesy humans
Earth is losing species at an unprecedented rate; This marks the beginning of the Anthropocene Epoch, a self-aggrandising nomenclature ...
Black pepper: Healthy or not?
Modern science suggests that black pepper does indeed confer health benefits, mainly as a result of an alkaloid called ...
World food commodity prices at highest level ever
Russian invasion of Ukraine, unfavourable weather continue to fuel food prices northwards
This World Health Day (and everyday) eat right, for the planet
Our food practices put a heavy burden of carbon emissions on the Earth. A change in diet is needed, ...
Primary healthcare fails to meet needs of people it was built for: Lancet study
People in low-, middle-income countries often have to pay out of their pocket and seek care elsewhere
Nigeria: Over 5 million more people will be pushed into poverty due to COVID-19
Climate-related shocks pose as an additional risk to households just above poverty line
Nuclear waste management: Is Finland’s Onkalo facility safe?
The facility, set to begin operation in 2024, isn't based on a foolproof concept
Shanghai COVID-19 update: No relief from lockdown in sight amid record case surge
Economic activities have come to a halt; military deployed to help tackle situation
COVID-19 has suppressed influenza for now, but it will return with greater severity: Study
COVID-19 appropriate behaviour will delay competition among existing influenza lineages which will eventually expand, compete and once again circulate ...
Almost entire global population breathes unhealthy air: WHO
Large variation in PM2.5 levels across global economies, NO2 concentration almost same
Very few women board members from low-income countries in global health companies: Report
Around 70% of these companies have not had a woman board chair in the five years
Chile poised to grant rights to Nature; could become 2nd such country besides Ecuador
The plenary body of Chile’s Constitutional Convention formally approved the Rights of Nature within its proposed constitutional text March ...
Energy transition holds key to tackle global energy and climate crisis: IRENA
World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines priority actions till 2030 to keep 1.5°C alive; calls on governments to fast-track energy transition for ...
Somalia: Drought forced more than 450,000 people from their homes this year
Around 1.4 million children could be acutely malnourished by mid-year
COVID-19: Vaccine inequity persists as 2.8 billion people yet to receive even one dose
Low-income countries will also have to spend more to achieve 70% vaccination target
Inequalities in accessing sexual, reproductive healthcare persist: WHO study
Rates of unintended pregnancies, abortions vary widely within the same region and geographies, it says
How prolonged conflicts left Libya vulnerable to climate change
Libya’s agriculture relies heavily on irrigation but climatic conditions are not conducive for good production
Kabwe lead poisoning: Fresh evidence filed against mining company on behalf of over 100,000 victims
Two law firms are pursuing a class action lawsuit against mining giant Anglo American South Africa
COVID-19 update: Deltacron & omicron subvariant — 2 looming threats?
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the United States, countries in Europe and Southeast Asia