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Is the world ready to end the coal era a

New York/IBNS: Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions – one of the so-called greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth – and almost two-thirds of these emissions come from coal.

COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 t

New York/IBNS: Climate change is happening—the world is already 1.1°C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is already having a significant impact on the world, and on people’s lives. And if current trends persist, then global temperatures can be expected to rise by 3.4 to 3.9°C this century, which would bring wide-ranging and destructive climate impacts.

Earthquake death toll in Albania rises t

Tirana/Xinhua/UNI: The death toll of the strong earthquake that jolted Albania early Tuesday morning has climbed to 46, the country's Defense Ministry said on Thursday evening.

UN emissions report: World on course for

New York/IBNS: Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, warns a report from the UN Environment Programme, released on Tuesday.

Climate change: Another year of record g

New York/IBNS: Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday.

Magnitude-5.9 quake jolts New Zealand, f

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit North Island, New Zealand, on Sunday morning and was felt by thousands of people.

Delhi air quality slightly improves

New Delhi/UNI: National capital on Sunday witnessed slight improvement in the air quality and was under the 'poor' category now which was reeling under 'very poor' category for the past couple of days.

Uttarakhand: 3.4 earthquake hits Chamoli

New Delhi/IBNS: An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale hit Chamoli district in Uttarakhand on Sunday, officials said.

Overall improvement in Delhi air quality

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) There has been an overall improvement in the air quality of Delhi in 2019 successively from 2016 and the government is taking several initiatives to curb air pollution, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Every person in Lahore at risk due to sm

London, Nov 22 (UNI) Every resident of Pakistan's Lahore city is at risk due to hazardous smog engulfing the city of more than 10 million people, Amnesty International said on Friday.

Deadly life at sea: UN partners spotligh

New York/IBNS: There is a clear link between the seedy underbelly of the seafood industry, and fishers’ safety, now ranked as the second deadliest profession in the world; and more must be done to ensure people dependent on this type of labour are working in safe conditions, UN partners urged on Thursday. 

CSE receives 2018 Indira Gandhi Prize fo

New Delhi/IBN: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi (India)-based independent research and advocacy think tank, has been awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2018. 

Leonard DiCaprio supports push for clean

New Delhi/IBNS: Hollywood star and environment activist Leonardo DiCaprio has appreciated the people and NGOs who have been pressingthe government for immediate steps to curb the deteriorating air quality in India, specifically the national capital.

Delhi schools to remain shut for two day

New Delhi/IBNS: Schools in Delhi and adjoining areas will remain shut on Thursday and Friday as the national capital would witness a spike in air pollution level.

Possible to reduce Delhi PM 2.5 winter l

Kolkata/New Delhi/IBNS: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has prepared a strategic plan for solving Delhi’s air pollution crisis which worsens during winters every year.

Australia wildfires: communities must st

New York/IBNS: As Australia’s “catastrophic” and deadly wildfire emergency continues, UN weather experts on Tuesday echoed Government warnings for people to remain vigilant in the face of the fast-moving threat and tinderbox conditions.

Uttarakhand: 4.5 earthquake hits Pithora

Dehradun/IBNS: Panic gripped Uttarakhand on Tuesday after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit the state.

Delhi air quality 'severe' again

New Delhi/UNI: Air quality in the national capital again spiked to the 'severe ' category on Tuesday, with an average Air Quality Index of 425 at 1600 hrs, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

Delhi air quality improves slightly, sti

New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) With the wind speed gaining little momentum, the air quality in the national capital also showed signs of improvement, however, it still remained under the category of 'very poor' category with an index value of 309 on Sunday afternoon, as per the Central Pollution Control Board.

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linke

Barcelona/IBNS: Over the past few decades, various studies have investigated the impact of air pollution on cognitive capacities in children.

Cyclone Bulbul hits West Bengal, 2 die

Kolkata/IBNS: Coastal West Bengal suffered damages as Cyclone Bulbul made the landfall on Saturday night, reminding people of the haunting memories of 2008 Cyclone Aila.

Melting Arctic Sea ice linked to emergen

London/IBNS: Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine mammals in the North Pacific, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

'Bulbul' likely to cross Bengal-Banglade

Kolkata, Nov 9 (UNI) Cyclone "Bulbul" will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Sagar Island and Khepupara by late evening or night on Saturday with a speed of 110-120 kmph as a severe cyclonic storm, officials said.

Cyclone Bulbul: CS holds meeting, flight

second review meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), to monitor the situation and preparedness to deal with 'Very Severe Cyclone Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to the affect coastal districts of the state and Odisha.

Cyclone Bulbul: Flight operations from K

Kolkata/IBNS: Flight operations from Kolkata International Airport will remain suspended from 6 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Sunday morning due to cyclone Bulbul, officials said.

Cyclone Bulbul likely to make landfall b

Kolkata/New Delhi/IBNS:  Very severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ is expected to make a landfall at West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Island (WB) and Khepupara (Bangladesh) across Sunderban delta late on Saturday night, officials said.

Bulbul becomes very severe cyclonic stor

New Delhi/IBNS:  The very severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is expected to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh Coasts between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh), across Sunderban delta by Saturday midnight, officials said.

Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting to

New Delhi/IBNS: A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, was held on Friday to review the preparedness to deal with Severe cyclone ‘Bulbul’over the Bay of Bengal and likely to affect coastal districts of West Bengal and Odisha.

Earthquake in northwestern Iran leaves 4

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The number of people killed by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northwestern Iran grew to four, while 70 people sustained injuries, Press TV reported, citing officials, on Friday.

Natural hazards don’t always spell dis

New York/IBNS: Tsunamis are rare, but when they strike, they are the deadliest and most costly of natural hazards. With half of the world’s population expected to live in coastal areas more prone to tsunamis by 2030, investing in early warning systems and resilient infrastructure, will be vital to saving lives and economies, said the top UN official on disaster risks on Tuesday.

Microplastics, microbeads and single-use

New York/IBNS: Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean – equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped into the sea every minute - the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.

Hot days in Odisha projected to rise 30

Bhubaneswar, Nov 4 (UNI) The number of extremely hot days in Odisha are projected to increase by 30 times from 1.62 in 2010 to 48.05 by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow at current rates till the end of the century, a study report said.

Pollution trouble: Though things perk up

New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) National Capital continued to choke under severe air quality on Monday with schools closed after a public health emergency was declared by the EPCA (Environment Pollution Control and Prevention Authority).

Upper reaches receive snowfall, rain las

Srinagar, Nov 3 (UNI) The upper reaches, including Zojila on Srinagar-Leh national highway, received light snowfall while incessant intermittent rain lashed plains in the summer capital, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley, resulting in chilly weather conditions.

Delhi's Directorate Of Education mandate

New Delhi/IBNS: Following an announcement by the Delhi Government Directorate of Education (DoE), mandating information sessions for Delhi students and teachers regarding air pollution solutions, My Right to Breathe (MRTB) and Help Delhi Breathe  organized a series of trainings as part of the Champions for Climate Action School program.

Climate experts pledge to scale up high-

New York/IBNS: The UN’s weather watchdog and partners committed on Thursday to a new initiative to ramp up observation and prediction technology that will help address the challenges of climate change, melting snow and ice, and water-related hazards.

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