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Cyclone Ockhi heads for Lakshadweep Isl

Chennai, Nov 30 (IBNS): Heavy rains lashed Tamil Nadu's coastal areas as a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned to Cyclone Ockhi.

Parts of Kerala lashed by heavy rain, Cy

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IBNS): Heavy rain lashed southern and central parts of Kerala on Thursday, an outcome of Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’, which lay over Comorin area of the southern peninsula, according to media reports.

Brahmaputra recedes in Arunachal, MP sen

Guwahati, Nov 27 (IBNS)  : Raising the fear of  possible diversion of Siang river (Brahmaputra) following the Chinese act of tunnelling in Tibet,  an Arunachal Pradesh MP has recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appealing him to raise the issue  in international forum.

Rajasthan: 4.2 earthquake hits Jodhpur

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale hit Rajasthan's Jodhpur city on Friday.

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (M

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IBNS): Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) would like to thank the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) for responding to the smog crisis in Delhi and taking the drastic proactive measure to advance introduction of Bharat Stage VI fuel norms from Apr 1, 2018, well before the schedule date of April 2020 nation-wide.

Bonn Climate Conference: Demonstrators w

Bonn, Nov 14 (IBNS): At COP23, the 23rd session of the Conference of Parties in Bonn, Germany, while hundreds of events and presentations were dedicated to the role of renewable energy in tackling climate change, the US government, held its first press briefing and panel on “The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation” – leading to a demonstration by protestors who interrupted the event and staged a walk out. 

Iraq-Iran quake: Battered by calamity, s

Tehran, Nov 14 (IBNS): Thousands of Iranians have been forced to sleep outdoors, battling the harsh cold for the second consecutive night after quake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Sunday, report said.

Record high CO2 emissions delay global p

Washington, Nov 13 (IBNS): Global carbon emissions are on the rise again in 2017 after three years of little-to-no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project.

2017 likely to be third warmest year on

Washington, Nov 13 (IBNS): 2017 is likely to be one of the warmest years for global average surface temperature,  according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Air quality improving, people need not p

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IBNS): Emphasising that air quality has been improving over the last two days, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the people of Delhi need not panic, as several steps are being taken by the Government to mitigate air pollution.  

Delhi’s toxic smog may hit tourism bad

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IBNS): The ongoing tourism season which is yet to pick up, could see a maximum hit with the Delhi and NCR pollution likely to economic impact in sectors like tourism, transport, automobile and real estate, an ASSOCHAM paper has said.

NGT okays Odd-Even scheme in Delhi to fi

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IBNS) : The National Green Tribunal on Saturday gave go-ahead to the Delhi Government for implementation of the ODD-EVEN scheme for vehicles  for five days starting on November 13 in order to check air pollution in the city, reports said.

NASA shares hot news from the Antarctic

Washington, Nov 10 (IBNS): A new NASA study adds evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. 

Delhi pollution : NGT to examine Odd-Eve

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IBNS) : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday said it would examine  the Delhi government’s decision to implement  odd-even car rationing scheme for five days starting from November 13, The Hindu reported.

Delhi smog: ASSOCHAM sends SOS to govt.

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IBNS): Expressing anxiety over the dangerously unhealthy air quality levels in the National Capital Region (NCR), apex industry body ASSOCHAM on Wednesday urged the Centre and governments of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab to establish a clear strategy for aggressively tackling air pollution.

2017 is set to be in top three hottest y

Washington, Nov 6 (IBNS):  It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought.

Warm air helped make 2017 Ozone hole sma

Washington, Nov 4 (IBNS): Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced today.

The world must come together at COP23 to

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IBNS): The twenty-third meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to begin in Bonn, Germany, from November 6.

Air pollution is associated with cancer

Barcelona, Nov 1 (IBNS): Air pollution is classified as carcinogenic to humans given its association with lung cancer, but there is little evidence for its association with cancer at other body sites. In a new large-scale prospective study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by the ”la Caixa” Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, researchers observed an association between some air pollutants and mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer.

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