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TN govt starts preps to deal with northeast monsoon
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has started preparations to deal with the northeast monsoon that is expected to hit the state by October 26.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Elephant safari to resume in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve from Nov 1
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct 21 (IANS) Tourists visiting Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh will be able to again enjoy the elephant safari from November 1.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK partners with India for climate change adaptation at COP26
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Climate change adaptation and loss and damage, associated with the adverse effects of climate change, are among the priority thematic areas of work that the host UK planned in partnership with India when world leaders gather this month in Scotland's largest city Glasgow for upcoming COP26 -- the 2021 edition of the UN Annual Climate Change Conference.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Northeast monsoon expected to hit TN on Oct 26
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The northeast monsoon is expected to hit Tamil Nadu on October 26 as northeasterly winds are likely to set at the lower tropospheric levels over the Bay of Bengal on that day.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Clear weather for Delhi-NCR, minimum temperature may dip to 19 degree C
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi-NCR woke up to a clear Thursday morning with the maximum temperature being pegged at 32 degrees Celsius and minimum at 19 degrees celsius for the day, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Southwest monsoon likely to withdraw on Oct 26: IMD
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw on October 26, the same day when the northeast monsoon is likely to commence over southeast peninsular India, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heatwaves, extreme droughts in 2020 had worst impact on heath: Lancet
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In 2020, adults over 65 were hit by 3.1 billion more days of heatwave exposure than in the 1986-2005 baseline average and the senior citizens from China, India, the US, Japan, and Indonesia were the most affected, a latest report from the Lancet said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
963 sites found violating dust control norms: CAQM
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 963 construction and demolition (C&D) sites in NCR and adjoining areas were found to be non-compliant with various waste management rules and dust mitigation measures stipulated by the Environment Ministry and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
2% mitigation cost for infra projects in protected areas done away with
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) More than a month after imposing 2 per cent mitigation cost for infrastructure projects passing though national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserves etc., the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has decided to completely do away with any such cost.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
ISA can enable energy access to 800 mn people worldwide: India
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Stating that solving the problem of energy access is very important, India on Wednesday said that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) can enable energy access for 800 million people, who lack energy access, worldwide.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Weather condition worsens in North Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Incessant rains followed by landslides leading to closure of several roads and the toy train in Darjeeling have left many tourists who went to the region during Durga Puja vacation stranded.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Annual pollution concentration in Delhi needs to be reduced by 58%: CSE
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Annual concentration of pollution in Delhi still needs to be reduced by 58 per cent to meet the cleanliness standard, Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director (Research and Advocacy) at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Women killed in third leopard attack in MP's Seoni since Sep
Bhopal, Oct 20 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman was mauled to death by a leopard in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, a forest official said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala floods: 42 dead, six still missing
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) The heavy rains which hit Kerala last week and the consequent floods have left 42 people dead and six people are missing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tiger MDT 23 kept in kraal at Mysore Zoo rescue centre, health improving
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Tiger MDT 23, which was captured after a 22-day search in the forests of Gudalur and Masinagudi in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district, was on Wednesday put in day kraal at Mysore Zoo rescue centre, officials said.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Putin not to attend COP26 climate summit
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the COP26 climate summit at Glasgow in Scotland, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Juna Akhara to work for conservation of Yamuna
Prayagraj, Oct 20 (IANS) The Panchdasnaam Juna Akhara, one of the 13 ancient recognised Hindu monastic orders in the country, is all set to launch an initiative for the conservation of Yamuna river.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
48 died, 31 missing in Nepal's flood and landslides
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 48 people have died and 31 others went missing in Nepal's flood and landslides triggered by incessant rains from Sunday, Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs said.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
U'khand devastation could have been worse but for early forecast, warnings: IMD
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The loss of three dozen lives and the damage to infrastructure in Uttarakhand due to extremely heavy rainfall could have been worse had the authorities not paid heed to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) early warnings and forecast days in advance.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rain, snow forecast in J&K on Saturday
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) The meteorological department on Wednesday forecast heavy rain, snow in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) that is likely to disrupt surface and air traffic.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Opportunity for G7 to lead global clean energy transition: IEA
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) G7 members are well placed to fully decarbonise their electricity supply by 2035, which would accelerate the technological advances and infrastructure rollouts needed to lead global energy markets towards net-zero emissions by 2050, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Clear sky in Delhi, AQI moderate
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhiites woke up to a mainly clear sky on Wednesday morning.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fossil fuel production plans out of sync with Paris limits: UN report
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As climate disasters increase in intensity and frequency around the world, the 2021 Production Gap Report by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday found that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments the governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK sets out net zero emission strategy ahead of COP26
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The British government published its climate strategy ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, outlining how the country plans to reach its target of net zero emissions by 2050.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
What caused devastating rains in Uttarakhand, Kerala at this time of year?
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As scary visuals of devastating floods causing damage to infrastructure in Uttarakhand steadily poured out of the state on social media, a most common question asked was, 'Is this happening because of climate change?'
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
North Bengal sees heavy rains, Darjeeling suspends trekking
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) The Darjeeling district administration on Tuesday had to stop trekking and close some roads as sudden heavy rainfall led to landslides in several areas of the hilly north West Bengal.
2021-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Record rainfall in U'khand's Kumaon, Mukteshwar breaks 107 yr record
New Delhi/Dehradun, Oct 19 (IANS) Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over 24 hours led to massive flooding, landslides, and damage to infrastructure in large parts of Uttarakhand, especially Kumaon region, with IMD data showing over dozen places receiving rainfall in excess of 200 mm-400 mm, and few even more than 500 mm.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
DSS for air quality management in Delhi-NCR launched
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, a Decision Support System (DSS) that extends the ability of the existing air quality early warning system (AQEWS) to have decision-making capability for air quality management in Delhi-NCR was launched on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
Air pollutants increase risk of stillbirth, premature deaths: Expert
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Rising air pollutants are causing stillbirth and premature death of newborn among women living in polluted ambience, said Jugal Kishore, Director, Professor and Head of Department, Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Rain, floods create havoc in Nepal, 6 killed
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Incessant rains followed by flooding and landslides continuing from Sunday have created havoc in Nepal.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2,000 pilgrims stranded in Kedarnath amid heavy rain rescued
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) About 4,000 devotees have returned from Kedarnath out of 6,000 amidst heavy rain in Uttarakhand. The rest 2,000 pilgrims have been taken to safer places, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India will produce the cheapest hydrogen in the world: Gautam Adani
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said that policies to manage and overcome the climate change crisis must be equitable and pragmatic.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
DPCC levies fines amounting to Rs 90 lakh at 286 construction sites
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed penalties to the tune of Rs 90 lakh after finding violations at 286 construction sites under the government's anti-dust campaign.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army rescues 205 stuck tourists in Himachal
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) The Indian Army has rescued 205 civilians stranded in the high-altitude Spiti subdivision in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti district owing to untimely heavy snowfall, district officials said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Crop fires take India's global contribution to GHG emissions to 12.2%
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A latest data analysis has shown that compared to the previous three years, there has been an increase in emissions due to crop fires in 2019-2020 by 12.8 per cent, taking India's global contribution to 12.2 per cent.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
80% of rubbish found on Aus beaches is plastic waste
Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) Plastic waste accounts for more tha 80 per cent of all rubbish found across Australian beaches, A study based on one of the largest marine debris databases in the southern hemisphere revealed on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
IMD predicts clear sky in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast 'mainly clear sky' in the national capital on Tuesday, with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 29 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 19.9 degrees Celsius.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Business leaders join Guterres to reach net-zero emissions
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) At their annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance issued a joint statement outlining concrete actions for the future and reach net-zero emissions.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi, TN lead India's switch to electric cooking with 17% adoption: CEEW
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) States such as Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Assam, and Kerala have seen a gradual uptick in the adoption of electric cooking (eCooking) devices, according to an independent study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi receives highest rain in October since 1956
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi has received 87.9 mm accumulated rainfall in 24 hours - the highest since 1956, India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Southern peninsula to witness fresh spell of rainfall from Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said the intense rainfall activity over northwest India and Madhya Pradesh is likely to reduce from Tuesday, that over east India and northeast India will continue till October 20 and 21, respectively and that there would be a fresh spell of rainfall over southern peninsula, already battling massive floods, from Wednesday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Developing countries must be supported to enhance climate ambition'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reminding the rich countries to loosen their purse strings for climate mitigation in developing nations, the 'Like Minded Developing Countries' (LMDC) on Monday also warned them against coercive unilateral measures in the name of climate change response.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Telangana to procure paddy through 6,545 centres
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said that the government will procure paddy from farmers during the ongoing monsoon season as was done last year.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Heavy rains lash south Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Heavy rains due to a cyclonic low depression formed in central Bay of Bengal lashed most parts of south West Bengal on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Uttarakhand rains: Shah speaks to Dhami, assures all help
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Amid continuous heavy rains in Uttrakhand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday spoke to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and took stock of the situation.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Neighbouring states to blame for Delhi's rising pollution levels: Rai
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday reiterated that the neighbouring states failed to discharge their responsibilities, leading to rapid rise in the pollution level in the national capital.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN to crack down on usage of polythene covers
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu environment department has issued orders to all district administration officers to enforce strict measures over the use of polythene covers after reports that recycled plastics are being used at several places.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Expert committee to decide when to open dams: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) In the wake of flood and rain that have claimed 35 lives in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said an expert committee will take decision to open dams and that would be conveyed to District Collector who in turn will ensure that people living in vulnerable areas are evacuated to safety.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
MHA in touch with Kerala govt, assures all possible help
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Amid critical flood situation in Kerala, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is closely monitoring the situation and has assured all possible assistance to the state administration from the Centre, the officials in the Ministry said.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
66% rise in built-up areas in Mumbai in 3 decades leading to heat stress
New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Mumbai has lost 81 per cent of open land, 40 per cent green cover and nearly 30 per cent of its water bodies between 1991 and 2018 while the built-up area has increased by 66 per cent during the same period, a recent study has found.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine