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Cyclone Nilofar likely to make landfall Ahmedabad, Oct 29 (IBNS): Officials in Gujarat continued to evacuate villages in the coastal areas of Kutch district ahead of Cyclone Nilofar which is expected to make a landfall before noon on Saturday, media reports said. 29-Oct-2014
NASA'S Chandra Observatory identifies im Washington, Oct 27 (IBNS) The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution to a long-standing mystery about stars' birth, or the absence of it, according to a new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. 28-Oct-2014
Indian farmers are ready to adapt to cli New Delhi, Oct 27 (IBNS): Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has said adaptation, capacity building, and strengthening rural communities would be the top priority for the Government to address the challenges posed by climate change. 28-Oct-2014
Nilofar: Cabinet Secretary reviews prepa New Delhi, Oct 27 (IBNS) Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chaired the meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Monday to review the precautionary relief and rescue measures in the Coastal Districts of Gujarat in the wake of impending cyclonic storm 'Nilofar' expected to make its landfall in the morning of Oct 31. 28-Oct-2014
'Nilofar' intensifies into "very severe New Delhi, Oct 27 (IBNS): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said the cyclone 'Nilofar' has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" and will bring heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat on Oct 30 and 31. 28-Oct-2014
Gujrat braces for cyclone Nilofar Ahmedabad, Oct 28 (IBNS): Officials in Gujrat made serious efforts on Tuesday to evacuate residents and stockpile food as they braced for another "very severe cyclonic storm" due to make a landfall on the west coast on Friday morning, media reports said. 28-Oct-2014
Mediterranean, North Atlantic prepares f New York, Oct 24 (IBNS) Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise to improve their ability to respond to an alert and enhance regional coordination in the event of a disaster. 24-Oct-2014
In fight against hunger, UN launches ini New York, Oct 23 (IBNS) The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world’s agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Wednesday, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change. 23-Oct-2014
UN convention agrees to double biodiver New York, Oct 18 (IBNS) A United Nations conference in Republic of Korea wrapped up on Friday with governments agreeing to double biodiversity-related international financial aid to developing countries, including small islands and transition economics, by 2015 and through the next five years. 18-Oct-2014
CSE welcomes launch of draft air quality New Delhi, Oct 17 (IBNS): Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the release of the national air quality index and health advisory by Union minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar on Friday. 17-Oct-2014
Non pesticide management is the future o New Delhi, Oct 16 (IBNS): On the occasion of World Food Day, Greenpeace released its report "Hope Brewing-Kotagiri to Kachibari", showcasing successfully running tea plantations using ecological approaches across India. 17-Oct-2014
Non pesticide management is the future o New Delhi, Oct 16 (IBNS): On the occasion of World Food Day, Greenpeace released its report "Hope Brewing-Kotagiri to Kachibari1", showcasing successfully running tea plantations using ecological approaches across India. 16-Oct-2014
Search intensified for missing hikers in Kathmandu, Oct 16 (IBNS): Hunt has been intensified for missing 100-odd hikers who are still out of contact since cyclone Hudhud triggered blizzard and avalanche hit Nepal, media reported. 16-Oct-2014
Eradicating poverty goes 'hand in hand' New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials stressed on Wednesday at a meeting in Republic of Korea, calling on countries to take an integrated approach when it comes to development. 16-Oct-2014
DR Congo: UN envoy urges increased effor New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) During a visit to the Garamba National Park, the top UN official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) urged national and international actors to step up efforts in preserving the natural resources and rich biodiversity of the Park located in the north-eastern part of the country. 14-Oct-2014
NASA mission finds widespread evidence o Washington, Oct 13 (IBNS) NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. 13-Oct-2014
Odisha, AP brace for severe cyclone New Delhi, Oct 11 (IBNS): Early preparedness, ranging from evacuation to relief operations is on wartime footing as very severe cyclone "Hudhud" is expected to pound India's eastern coast on Sunday morning as the whole situation is being monitored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 11-Oct-2014
Earthquake strikes east coast of Japan Tokyo, Oct 11 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale struck off the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu, reports said on Saturday. 11-Oct-2014
UN launches 'game-changer' software to h New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Accurate information is crucial for governments to manage their natural resources sustainably, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday as it announced the launch of new software it hopes will help developing nations monitor the state of their forests. 11-Oct-2014
Navy on High Alert for Hudhud Relief Eff New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): As the severe cyclone “Hudhud” is poised to strike the east coast of India, Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy has assumed high degree of readiness to render necessary humanitarian assistance. 10-Oct-2014
Rajnath reviews Cyclone Hudhud prepared New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reviewed the preparedness to face cyclone 'Hudhud' which is set to impact Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. 10-Oct-2014
Met department: Cyclone Hudhud to "turn New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): Cyclone Hudhud is expected to “turn severe” in a few hours causing heavy rain and stormy spell of about 140-km/hour, Met department sources said. 10-Oct-2014
Benefits of investing in protection of b New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to countries, according to a United Nations-backed report released on Tuesday . 08-Oct-2014
Indigenous knowledge essential to meet g New York, Oct 8 (IBNS)The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official stressed on Tuesday at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. 08-Oct-2014
Major conference on biodiversity warns a New York, Oct 7 (IBNS)The parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity began meeting on Monday as a new United Nations report on the status of biodiversity warned that much more efficient use of land, water, energy and materials are needed to meet globally-agreed targets by 2020. 07-Oct-2014
IAF participates in Clean India campaign New Delhi, Oct 2 (IBNS) The National-level Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Initiative) is being conducted in the Indian Air Force with fervour and gusto. 02-Oct-2014
Kiran Bedi flags off "Dettol – Swachh New Delhi, Oct 1 (IBNS): With an aim to spread awareness around hygiene and sanitation, RB India on Wednesday launched the first initiative as a part of the 5 year ambitious program "Dettol – Banega Swachh India". 01-Oct-2014
On final day of UN Assembly, small islan New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) Noting that small island developing nations must speak with one voice at the global level, representatives of those countries on Tuesday pressed for international economic partnerships and efforts to combat climate change, on the final day of the annual General Assembly debate in New York. 01-Oct-2014
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