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Heavy rainfall, flood prediction during

Osaka, Japan, Jun 27 (Sputnik): The authorities of Japan’s Osaka, which will host the G20 Summit on Friday and Saturday, warned on Thursday that the city may face heavy rainfall, floods and landslides following a tropical cyclone that is currently approaching the Kansai region.

Heavy rains lash Chennai and suburbs, br

Chennai, June 26 (UNI): Heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburbs on Wednesday evening, brining the much needed respite from the unrelenting heat wave conditions in the area.

3.7 magnitude earthquake hits Maharashtr

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 22 (UNI) An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richetr Scale hit Maharashtra's  Nanded and Hingoli districts on Friday, officials said on Saturday.

Alarming: Study finds melting of Himalay

New York, June 21 (IBNS): A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century.

Catholic Bishops of Myanmar urge stakeho

Yangon (Myanmar): The Catholic Bishops of Myanmar representing Christians of sixteen dioceses across Myanmar have requested all stakeholders to seriously reconsider the ill-conceived conception regarding the Myitsone dam in Kachin State and stop the plan immediately.

Assam State Transport Corporation set to

Guwahati, June 20 (IBNS): In a bid to curb air pollution, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is all set to launch a total of 15 electric buses in Guwahati city.

No tsunami threat following Kermadec Isl

Wellington Jun 19 (Xinhua/UNI) No tsunami threat has been recorded for New Zealand following the 6.8-magnitude earthquake which struck the Kermadec Islands at 7:02 GMT, said New Zealand Civil Defence on Wednesday.

Emergency response activated for SW Chin

Beijing, Jun 18 (Xinhua/UNI) China's Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) activated an emergency response Tuesday morning after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan Province Monday night.

24 billion tons of fertile land lost eve

New York, June 17 (IBNS): In a video message released in advance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, marked on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the world loses 24 billion tons of fertile land every year, and that the degradation in land quality is responsible for a reduction in the national domestic product of up to eight per cent every year.

Rain relief for Delhi, mercury down by f

New Delhi, Jun 16 (UNI): Delhiites on Sunday got respite from the extremely hot weather that had been continuing for the past several days with traces of rain in the morning and a partly cloudy sky during the day as maximum temperature here settled at 36.3 degrees Celsius, three points below season's average.

India and Israel join hands to develop s

New Delhi, June 15 (IBNS): Israel is keen to work together with India to fight against against desertification, said Dr. Ron Malka, Ambassador of Israel to India, ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification, which is observed every June 17th.

Cyclone Vayu changes course overnight, w

Ahmedabad, June 13 (IBNS): Cyclone Vayu has changed course overnight and will not hit the areas in Gujarat as the Met department had predicted earlier.

Delhi continues to sizzle, light rain li

New Delhi, Jun 11 (UNI): Delhi continued to reel from intense heat on Tuesday with maximum temperature recorded at 46.9 degrees Celsius in the ridge area, seven notches above the season's average.

Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’: Alert issued

New Delhi, June 11 (IBNS): The Cyclonic Storm ‘Vayu’ over East central Arabian Sea moved further northwards with a speed of about 9 kmph in last six hours, slightly intensified further and lay centred on Tuesday, officials said.

Low pressure develops over Arabian Sea

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 10 (UNI) A low pressure area has formed over southeast Arabian Sea, adjoining Lakshadweep area and east-central Arabian Sea, under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea, a statement from Meteorological department, here on Monday said. 

Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial c

New York, June 9 (IBNS): Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Oceans Day, emphasizing that “we must ensure diversity and gender inclusiveness at all levels” to set a balanced course for humanity and foster innovative solutions for the ocean.

Nestlé India conducts cleanliness drive

Kolkata, Jun 8 (IBNS): On the occasion of World Oceans Day, Nestlé volunteers worldwide participated in clean-up drives on Saturday.

514,000 residents affected as hail, floo

Nanchang, June 8 (Xinhua/UNI) A total of 514,000 residents have been affected by strong winds, hail and rainstorm-triggered floods in east China's Jiangxi Province, with 45,000 relocated, local authorities said Saturday.

Monsoon hits Kerala after nearly a week'

Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IBNS): Nearly after a week's delay, the much awaited Monsoon, which causes major rainfall in India, hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, officials said.

Antibiotics found in some of the world

London, June 7 (IBNS): Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study, led by YESI's Professor Alistair Boxall, has discovered.

Take action on air pollution to save liv

New York, June 7 (IBNS): In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

Hot morning in Delhi, min temp 28.6 deg

New Delhi, Jun 6 (UNI): It was hot morning in Delhi on Thursday with minimum temperature settling at 28.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal.

World Environment day observed at INA

Kannur, Jun 5 (UNI) World Environment Day was observed at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on Wednesday by planting 1,200 saplings at various locations within the academy campus.

Air pollution kills an average of 8.5 ou

New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): The figures released by environment think tank CSE in its State of India's Environment (SoE) report on Wednesday said that air pollution kills an average of 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India before they turn five.

Take action on air pollution to save liv

New York, June 5 (IBNS): In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

Japanese government plans to ban free pl

Moscow, June 3 (Sputnik/UNI) The Japanese Environment Ministry is seeking to establish a law that would ban stores from offering free plastic bags amid plans to encourage recycling and reduce plastic waste, local media reported on Monday citing Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada.

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback,

New York, June 4 (IBNS): Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.

With a premature death every five second

New York, June 4 (IBNS): An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.”

Rajasthan sizzles at 48.9 degrees Celsiu

Pune, June 3 (UNI): In view of the deepening of cross equatorial winds up to the parts of south Arabian sea and further to the north over Bay of Bengal along with persistent cloudiness, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into southernmost parts of Arabian sea, some more parts of Maldives-Comorin area, as well as southwest, southeast, and east coast of Bay of Bengal.

Earthquakes cause sea level to rise fast

Sydney, June 3 (Xinhua/UNI) Major earthquakes can cause sea levels to rise at a dramatically faster rate than climate change, making them a more significant concern to some Pacific Island nations, an Australian study revealed on Monday.

Indian Summer: New Delhi sizzles at 42.5

New Delhi, Jun 2 (UNI) The Delhiites on Sunday witnessed a hot day with the maximum temperature settling at 42.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal.

UN chief urges donors to boost support f

New York, June 2 (IBNS): Mozambique and its people desperately need support to recover from the powerful back-to-back cyclones that recently tore through the southern African country, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told a donors conference on Saturday, as he also sounded the alarm about the urgency of tackling climate change.

Indian summer: Jammu sizzles at 44.5 deg

Jammu, June 1 (UNI) The winter capital of the state on Saturday witnessed another hottest day of the season and sizzled at maximum temperature touching 44.5 degree Celsius.

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