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Delhi wakes up to clear sky on Sunday
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a clear sky on Sunday morning, with no no possibility of rain, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
2021-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chennai surrounding districts to get heavy showers from Sunday
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department Regional office in Chennai has predicted intense showers in Chennai and adjoining districts like Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu in the next few days commencing from Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
First-of-its-kind study finds storks prefer canals over wetlands
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind research study for this poorly studied species, ornithologists discovered the woolly-necked stork prefers irrigation canals over wetlands.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cricketer Yusuf Pathan bats for elephants
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan visited Wildlife SOS's Elephant Hospital and the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura on Saturday to spread awareness about the plight of captive elephants.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
No objection to Delhi govt's proposed 14-point guidelines: Rai
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In reference to the Delhi Government's meeting with over 50 major construction agencies operating in the national capital in order to tackle the problem of dust pollution, State Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that none of the companies raised any objection to the 14-point guidelines during the meeting.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Shrill sounds of ambulance horns to be replaced with musical notes of flute, harmonium
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) The harsh, shrill, loud and alarming sounds of ambulance horns which echoed on the streets during the second wave of the COVID pandemic in India could soon be a thing of the past. Now those shrill horns are planned to be replaced with the sounds of flute, harmonium, tabla and conch shell.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Floods inundate hundreds of houses in Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 18 (IANS) Floods inundated hundreds of houses in Indonesia's Gorontalo province, affecting 929 people in three villages.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi wakes up to partly cloudy sky, drizzle predicted
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Residents of Delhi woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Saturday morning with the Safdarjung Observatory predicting the possibility of very light rain or drizzle.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lions, tigers in US zoo test presumptive positive for Covid
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) All of the lions and tigers living in the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. have tested presumptive positive for Covid-19, it was announced in a statement.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
World on catastrophic path to 2.7-degree heating: UN chief
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating. This is breaking the promise made six years ago to pursue the 1.5-degree Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Indian teen, tech operator among finalists for UK royal's green prize
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl and a pioneering technology from India are two of the 15 finalists announced on Friday by the UK's Prince William for the first edition of the Earthshot Prize, and have a potential chance of winning 1 million pounds to support their innovative environmental solutions.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Delhi announces 14 point guidelines for construction agencies
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday chaired a meeting with more than 50 major private construction agencies operating in the national capital and asked them to follow the government's 14-point guidelines to prevent dust pollution.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Developing world awaits finance, low-cost tech to fight climate change: India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Stressing that combating climate change is a shared global challenge, India reiterated on Friday that the response must be based on the fundamental principles of "equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities".
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India's first pilot plant converts high ash coal to methanol
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India has developed an indigenous technology to convert high ash coal to methanol and established its first pilot plant by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) in Hyderabad, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Adopt natural farming, keep Himachal free from chemical fertilizers: Kovind
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Urging the farmers to adopt natural farming and keep the land free from chemical fertilizers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the country is proud of the development story written by Himachal Pradesh in the past 50 years.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
All-India rainfall 4% less than LPA till Sept 15: IMD
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The weekly cumulative monsoon rainfall over central and northwest India was 150 per cent and 53 per cent higher, respectively, than the long period average (LPA), due to which the all-India monsoon rainfall deficit till September 15 shrunk 4 per cent of the LPA.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Wild elephant tramples farmer to death in Coimbatore
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) R. Chinnaswamy (63), a farmer from the Valliyur village in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Friday, police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Light rainfall to continue in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Light rainfall is likely to continue in Delhi-NCR on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Since pandemic, climate-related disasters hit 139mn people globally'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 others.
2021-09-17
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Monsoon mayhem in UP, more showers likely
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is witnessing its worst ever monsoon mayhem that has thrown normal life completely out of gear. Heavy and incessant rains since the past 40 hours have led to 38 deaths so far.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Increased rainfall activity over Rajasthan, Gujarat from Saturday
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) There will be an increase in rainfall activity over east Rajasthan and Gujarat and a fresh spell of heavy rainfall is likely over east India from Saturday, while the intense spell of rainfall over Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will see a reduction from Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Monsoon withdrawal from northwest India to be delayed: IMD
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The commencement of withdrawal of the south-west monsoon from northwest India, slated for September 17, will be delayed this year due to unfavourable conditions till around September 29, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anbumani Ramadoss asks Stalin to implement Clean Air action plan
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) PMK leader and former Union Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to immediately implement the Clean Air action plan.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian researchers develop low-carbon walling material from construction waste
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Indian researchers have developed a technology to produce energy-efficient walling materials using construction and demolition waste (CDW) and alkali-activated binders. Called 'Low-C Bricks,' these do not require high-temperature firing, and avoid the use of high-energy materials such as Portland cement.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
September rainfall in Delhi breaches 400 mm mark: IMD
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory - considered the official marker for the city - has recorded 404.1 mm rainfall from September 1 till Thursday 5.30 p.m. even as the total rainfall for this monsoon season has been clocked at 1,170.7 mm, almost double the normal.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Schools closed in UP due to rains
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government On Thursday decided to close all educational institutions in the state, following incessant rains since the past 24 hours.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
World is off track to meet Paris Agreement targets: Report
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The average global temperature for the past five years was among the highest on record. There is an increasing likelihood that temperatures will temporarily breach the threshold of 1.5-degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era in the next five years, a new report said on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Sale of iPhone without charger harms consumer rights'
Taipei, Sep 16 (IANS) A consumer protection group in Taiwan has called for an investigation into Apple's decision to sell iPhones without chargers.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
3 dead, 60 injured in 6.0-magnitude China earthquake (Ld)
Beijing, Sep 16 (IANS) Three people were killed and 60 others injured on Thursday after a powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Luxian county in China's Sichuan province, authorities said.
2021-09-16
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi-NCR receives more rain, orange alert activated
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Thursday morning saw light showers across the national capital and adjoining areas that later developed into an orange alert warning as moderate to heavy rainfall was predicted for the day by the IMD.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Concert on virtual icebergs to save Antarctica
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Musicians from across the globe will come together to play an XR concert 'Only One Antarctica' as part of the global initiative to protect Antarctica on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Climate change threatens aquatic foods, says study
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Billions of people throughout the developing world could face heightened food and economic insecurity because of the threat climate change poses to aquatic food systems, a first-of-its-kind research reveals.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bat-related coronaviruses more frequent than thought: Study
Singapore, Sep 15 (IANS) An average of about 400,000 people are infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARSr-CoVs) annually in South and Southeast Asia, according to a new study.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
New species of Jurassic era hybodont shark discovered in Jaisalmer
Jaipur, Sep 15 (IANS) In a rare discovery, the teeth of a new species of hybodont shark of the Jurassic era have been reported found for the first time in Jaisalmer by a team comprising of Krishna Kumar, Pragya Pandey, Triparna Ghosh and Debasish Bhattacharya from the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Western Region, Jaipur.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Centre ushers in PLI for green autos; focuses on EVs
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Centre on Wednesday approved a PLI scheme for the promotion of renewable and environment friendly automobiles such as EVs, sources said.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi CM bans firecrackers on Diwali to fight pollution
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) In a move to fight pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a complete ban on the storage, sale and usage of firecrackers for the third year in a row.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Farmer saves son from leopard attack in Dudhwa Reserve
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 15 (IANS) A farmer saved his seven-year-old son from a leopard which was dragging away the boy to the forest area.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Reconfigure agricultural producer support: UN report
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Calling for repurposing damaging incentives to the agriculture sector that is price distorting and environmentally and socially harmful, a new United Nations (UN) report has said reconfiguring agricultural producer support rather than eliminating it will help fight climate change better.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tar balls on beaches, Goa to write to Centre on marine pollution
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) The Goa government will write to the union ministries including the Home Affairs, Environment and Shipping, urging them to act against those responsible for spilling oil in the high seas, which has resulted in oily tar balls being washed ashore along the western coast of India, including Goa.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UP's Amangarh Reserve to be renamed as New Corbett Park
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) The Amangarh Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor will now be developed into a full-fledged tiger reserve, equipped with all infrastructure. It will also be renamed as New Corbett (Amangarh) Tiger Reserve to promote ecotourism.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Severe impact of cyclone in Bihar
Patna, Sep 15 (IANS) The impact of cyclone arising in Bay of Bengal near the Odisha coast has severely impacted several districts of Bihar, including Patna, over the last 24 hours.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Moderate to heavy rain likely in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a clear sky on Wednesday, but there would be moderate to heavy rain by evening across the national capital region, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Draft 'Safeguards Information System for REDD+' issued, public comments sought
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come up with a draft document on 'Safeguards Information System for REDD+' for public comments, a step necessary to access the financial support for REDD+.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Farm subsidies distort prices, degrade environment: UN
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Global support to producers in the agricultural sector amounts to $540 billion per year, making up 15 per cent of total agricultural production value.
2021-09-15
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
UNGA president calls for redoubling efforts to implement SDGs
United Nations, Sep 15 (IANS) President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, has called for redoubling efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while expressing the concern that the 2030 deadline might be missed.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Gujarat on red alert as extremely heavy rainfall predicted
Gandhinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) A red alert was sounded in Gujarat for Wednesday as many parts of the state are expected to receive heavy to extremely heavy rains over the next two to three days, as the monsoon, in its end phase, gets vigorous phase over the western coast.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Action, not words needed to combat climate change: Environment Minister
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav on Tuesday said that to deal with climate change, the need of the hour is "deeds" and not "plain words" and that reaching "net zero" alone is not enough.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Four killed, one missing due to heavy rain in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) With the death of one more person due to wall collapse on Tuesday, the death toll due to the heavy rains in Odisha has risen to four, officials said.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khori village demolitions: Civic body agrees in SC to roll out provisional allotment
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Faridabad Municipal Corporation "in principle agreed" before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to roll out provisional allotment of houses for rehabilitation of eligible people, affected by the demolition of residential structures in Khori village area in the Haryana district.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana moves SC over HC curbs on Ganesh immersion
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday challenged, in the Supreme Court, the High Court order banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of plaster of Paris in Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion