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Ice storm pounds Canadian provinces forc

Toronto/Sputnik/UNI: An ice storm has grounded dozens of flights and left thousands without power in eastern Ontario and Quebec, according to flight monitoring data and local power authorities.

Aussie firefighter killed after truck ro

Sydney/Xinhua/UNI: A 28-year-old Australian volunteer firefighter has been killed battling a blaze on the border of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria State when a freak weather event upended the truck he and two others were traveling in.

Srinagar, Drass shiver at -6.5 C, -28.8

Srinagar/UNI: People continued to suffer as chilly weather conditions further intensified in Kashmir valley, where majority of water bodies, including the world famous Dal Lake, were frozen due to sub-zero night temperature, due to dry weather.

Rajasthan: Sikar freezes as mercury move

Pune/UNI: Night temperatures were above normal in some parts of Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala as well as in remaining parts of Konkan and Goa, and Telangana.

Severe cold wave grips Delhi

New Delhi/UNI: Delhiites reeled under severe cold wave conditions on Saturday with maximum temperature not rising above 13.3 degrees C during the day, settling at seven notches below season's average here.

Former UN Climate Chief join Homeward Bo

Kolkata/IBNS: Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, recently joined Homeward Bound, a global leadership initiative for women with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM).

Dubai Airports to be ‘single use Plast

Dubai/IBNS: Starting the New Year on a happy note and with a bold initiative, two of Dubai’s airports, Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) aim to be free of single-use plastics in a bid to manage environmental impact.

Progress made at COP25, despite lack of

New York/IBNS: Negotiations at the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid finally ended on Sunday, wrapping up an event which saw much progress made by the private sector, and by national, regional and local governments. However, there was widespread disappointment that no overall consensus was reached on increased climate ambition.

Rajasthan records lowest min temperature

Pune/UNI: Night temperatures were above normal in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Punjab, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, coastal and north interior Karnataka as well as in remaining parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Bihar Himachal Pradesh and Vidarbha.

Hailstorm leaves Rajasthan's Nagaur town

Nagaur/IBNS: In what seemed like one of the most bizarre incidents recorded in India this year, Rajasthan's Nagaur area recently received hailstorm which covered the region with layers of ice and making the view look so perfect that it can even give a tough competition to any hill station covered with snow.

Heavy rainfall likely in South India in

Pune/UNI: Heavy rainfall is very likely to take place in isolated areas of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and south Kerala during next 24 hours, predicted the Indian Meteorological Department in a bulletin here today.

As COP25 goes into the night, Guterres c

New York/IBNS: With national delegations thrashing out an outcome agreement at the UN COP25 climate change conference in Madrid, the UN chief has called on countries to be more ambitious, side strongly with science, and commit to stronger action.

‘Embrace the transformation’ to a ca

New York/IBNS: With millions of workers increasingly affected by the climate crisis the route to securing livelihoods in the future lies in a wholesale transformation of how we power the planet and manage our resources, the UN chief said on Thursday, at a COP25 climate action event focused on greener jobs.

Time Magazine names environment activist

New York/IBNS:  Time magazine has named environment activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year 2019.

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits New Caledo

Paris, Dec 10 (UNI) A magnitude 5.6 quake struck near New Caledonia, a French overseas territory in the Pacific on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

COP25: Global investors urge countries t

New York/IBNS: More than 630 investors who collectively manage over $37 trillion in assets are calling on governments across the world to step up action to address climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

New Zealand: Volcano erupts in White Isl

Wellington/UNI: A volcano erupted at New Zealand's White Island on Monday about 1415 hrs local time (0115 GMT), around 50 km away from Bay of Plenty.

Plogging drive conducted by NCC cadets i

Guwahati/IBNS : As part of anti-plastic drive, National Cadet Corps (NCC)  Group HQ Guwahati units, on behalf of NER Directorate, conducted a massive plogging activity at Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati. 

New report shows dramatic health benefit

New York/IBNS: Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Marine life, fisheries increasingly thre

Madrid/IBNS: The loss of oxygen from the world’s ocean is increasingly threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems, a new IUCN report warns. Ocean oxygen loss, driven by climate change and nutrient pollution, is a growing menace to fisheries and species such as tuna, marlin and sharks, according to the report released today at the UN Climate Change conference in Madrid. 

Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can

London/IBNS: Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects – a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate change, a new study reveals.

Iceland to ban ships powered by heavy fu

Moscow,/Sputnik/UNI: Iceland will impose a ban on vessels powered by heavy fuel oil (HFO) from entering its territorial waters beginning on January 1, 2020, media reported on Tuesday.

Decade ending 2019 likely to be hottest

New York/IBNS: Exceptional global heat driven by greenhouse gas emissions mean this decade will most likely go down as the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which released its provisional statement on the State of the Global Climate on Tuesday.

When reefs decline, parrotfish thrive, f

New York/IBNS: In contrast to most other species, reef-dwelling parrotfish populations boom in the wake of severe coral bleaching.

Green economy ‘not to be feared, but a

New York/IBNS: A green economy is “not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, in a keynote speech to delegates at the opening of the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid on Monday.

COP25: ‘Signals of hope’ multiplying

New York/IBNS: The UN Secretary-General has outlined the “increased ambition and commitment” that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for “accountability, responsibility and leadership” to end the global climate crisis.

Actress Dia Mirza leads the strike again

Mumbai/IBNS: Mumbai on Friday came together to make its voice heard against climate change and appeal to the concerned authorities to demand an end to fossil-fuels.

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