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5.5 earthquake hits Japan Tokyo, Dec 31 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit close to Japan's east coast on Saturday, officials said. 31-Dec-2016
6.3 earthquake hits Japan Tokyo, Dec 28 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Wednesday, officials said. 28-Dec-2016
'Slight' earthquake hits Uttarakhand Dehradun, Dec 26 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand on Monday, officials siad. 26-Dec-2016
7.7 earthquake hits Chile Santiago, Dec 25 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale hit Chile on Sunday. 25-Dec-2016
Srinagar experiences coldest day as merc Srinagar, Dec 21 (IBNS) : Srinagar experienced the coldest day of the season as mercury plummeted to a shuddering minus 6.5 degree celsius on Wednesday that heralded the onset of 'Chillai Kalan', a local epithet for a 40-day long period of chill, considered as the harshest period of winter. 21-Dec-2016
Environment Minister exhorts forest offi Dehradun, Dec 18 (IBNS): Urging young forest officers to be sincere and committed towards the cause of the forestry sector, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Anil Madav Dave emphasized that in order to make the systems corruption free, the financial transactions should also be cashless, or less cash should be used to the extent possible. 18-Dec-2016
7.9 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Dec 17 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 7. 9 on the Richter Scale hit east of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, as per the USGS webiste. 17-Dec-2016
5.1 earthquake hits Indonesia Jakarta, Dec 17 (IBNS): An earthuake measuring 5.1 on the Richetr Scale hit Abepura in Indonesia on Saturday, officials said. 17-Dec-2016
Toronto: Cancellation of flights, shutti Toronto, Dec 16 (IBNS): The city of Toronto was in a grip of mix of rain, snow and freezing rain which began Thursday around 3pm, causing the cancellation of at least 60 flights, about 46 delays, and at least a dozen more to board late into the evening. 16-Dec-2016
CEA validates Greenpeace; confirms no ne New Delhi, Dec 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released for public input the draft National Electricity Plan 2015 with the Greenpeace India welcoming the key finding of the NEP, which is that India does not need any new coal plants beyond those already under construction until 2027. 15-Dec-2016
More than 5 per cent of world’s oceans New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News): Since April, an unprecedented 3.6 million square kilometres of ocean – an area larger than India – have been designated as marine protected areas (MPAs), meaning for the first time, more than 5% of the world’s oceans are now protected. 15-Dec-2016
19 NDRF teams pre-positioned in Andhra P New Delhi, Dec 13 (IBNS): National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed its 19 flood and rescue teams in various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu affected by cyclone Vardah. 13-Dec-2016
Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Vardah hits Tamil Na Chennai, Dec 12 (IBNS): Heavy rains lashed the coast in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh after cyclone Vardah hit close to Chennai on Monday, killing at least four people. 12-Dec-2016
Cyclone Vardah makes landfall in Tamil N Chennia, Dec 12 (IBNS) : Cyclonic storm 'Vardah' hit close to Chennai in north of Chennai on Monday mid-afternoon with more than 100 kmph speed, reports said. 12-Dec-2016
Navy, Air Force, NDRRF ready as cyclone Chennai, Dec 12 (IBNS) : Cyclonic storm 'Vardah' neared Sriharikota and Chennai coast, is away from the expected landfall by about two hours on Thursday afternoon, threatening a calamity in large parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as the Indian Navy, Air Force and National Disaster Response Force have been kept on standby under a red alert call, reports said. 12-Dec-2016
Varanasi and Allahabad had 'zero' good a New Delhi, Dec 12 (IBNS): A new report launched at an air quality workshop, ‘Lifting the Smog’, has revealed that Varanasi and Allahabad, both had ‘zero’ good air quality days last year. 12-Dec-2016
Cyclonic storm 'Vardah' likely to make l Chennai, Dec 12 (IBNS): Adding trouble for people of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, cyclonic storm 'Vardah' is likely to make a landfall in the northern part of the state on Monday, media reports said. 12-Dec-2016
4.2 earthquake hits Meghalaya Shillong, Dec 11 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale hit Meghalaya on Sunday, officials said. 11-Dec-2016
6.5 earthquake hits California, no casu California, Dec 9 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit the Pacific Ocean off the coast of northern California on Thursday, USGS said. 09-Dec-2016
7.8 earthquake hits Solomon Islands, no Sydney, Dec 9 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit Solomon Islands on Friday, as per the USGS. 09-Dec-2016
5.3 earthquake hits Afghanistan-Tajikist Islamabad, Dec 6 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, as tremors of it were felt in Pakistan's Chitral and adjoining areas on Thursday, media reports said. 08-Dec-2016
Indonesia: At least 25 killed as deadly Jakarta, Dec 7 (IBNS): At least 25 people were killed after a deadly earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday morning, media reports said. 07-Dec-2016
Environment Ministry issues final notifi Mumbai, Dec 6 (IBNS): The Government on Tuesday issued the Final Notification for an Eco-Sensitive Zone area of 59.46 sq kms of which 19.25 sq km is forest land and 40.21 sq km is non-forest land in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai suburb. 06-Dec-2016
Greenpeace India urges apex court to imp New Delhi, Dec 3 (IBNS): Greenpeace India, on Saturday, welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to sanction the graded response system to tackle air pollution. 03-Dec-2016
Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to London, Dec 2 (IBNS): Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK. 02-Dec-2016
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