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My Right To Breathe: Delhi residents dem

New Delhi,/IBNS: Thousands gathered at town hall meetings across New Delhi recently to demand clean air from their representatives led by My Right to Breath (MRTB), a citizens' movement.

State of emergency declared amid bushfir

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Authorities have declared a bushfire state of emergency in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Chile issues red alert over forest fire

Santiago/Xinhua: Local authorities of Chile's southern region of Biobio issued a red alert on Saturday after a forest fire burned 2.1 square km of vegetation.

5.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Puerto Ri

Washington/Xinhua: A 5.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico on Saturday, as the Caribbean island has experienced tremors nearly on a daily basis since late December.

Indian political system unprepared to ta

Kolkata/UNI: Climate change and its grave consequences continue to be neglected at the cost of populist issues by the Indian political system, opined noted writer Amitav Ghosh on Saturday.

Death toll from earthquake in East Turke

Ankara/Sputnik The death toll from the Friday earthquake in Turkey's east has increased to 14 people, the Turkish emergency management agency said.

West Bengal and the UK join hands to tac

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal government's environment department  together with the British Deputy High Commission Kolkata and the Newcastle University, UK have joined hands as a ‘force for good’ to launch Living Deltas Transdisciplinary Research Hub funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF).

WEF: Greenpeace challenges banks over $1

Davos-Klosters/IBNS: Since the groundbreaking Paris summit on climate change in 2015, 24 global banks have invested $1.4 trillion in the fossil fuel industry, according to Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Greenpeace’s report, It’s the Finance Sector, Stupid, published today, puts the blame for the climate emergency at the feet of the banks, insurers and pension funds that participate in Davos.

UN human rights ruling could boost clima

New York/IBNS: The UN Human Rights Committee has determined that countries cannot deport people who have sought asylum due to climate-related threats.

WEF: New public-opinion poll calls for b

Geneva, Switzerland/IBNS: A global survey of public opinion published today by the World Economic Forum finds that the world overwhelmingly blames global warming on human activity, with some regions slightly less trusting of climate science in 2020.

East Africa locusts threaten food insecu

New York/IBNS: Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more countries in East Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday.

Mobile protected areas needed to preserv

Washington/IBNS: World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world’s ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists argue this week, to introduce new techniques that allow protected zones to shift as species move under climate change.

5.3-magnitude quake hits New Zealand --

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted 178 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 0207 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Climate crisis ‘affecting quality of l

New York/IBNS: The climate crisis, as well as persistently high inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of life in many societies and fuelling discontent, the UN warned on Thursday, on the publication of the 2020 World Economic Situation Report (WESP).

2019 second hottest year on record, UN c

New York/IBNS: Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Wednesday.

Climate denial wastes time amid Australi

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australia's science minister has said that people arguing over the existence of climate change and its impact on bushfires are wasting time.

At least 61 killed, scores trapped as av

Islamabad/UNI: At least 61 people were killed and scores of others trapped in separate incidents of avalanches in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday.

Hazardous bushfire smoke delays first da

Sydney/Xinhua/UNI: Thick bushfire smoke has delayed the first day of qualifiers at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Tuesday, with the toxic smog deemed too hazardous for athletes to play in.

New Zealand volcanic eruption death toll

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI:  The death toll of New Zealand's White Island volcanic eruption last month rose to 18 following the death of a severely injured person at an Australian hospital on Sunday night.

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcan

Manila/Xinhua/UNI: Nearly 50,000 people living near a volcano on an island close to the Philippine capital have heeded official warning to evacuate as fears of an eruption grew, officials said on Monday.

Australian PM open to increasing emissio

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that the government's emissions targets need to "evolve."

Evacuations underway in several towns in

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Philippine authorities started to evacuate three towns in the province of Batangas, close to the capital Manila, over Taal Volcano’s increased activity and a strong explosion that resulted in a half mile-high pillar of ash, media reported on Sunday.

Aamir Khan lauds District Officials for

New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, organised the ODF Sustainability workshop here on Sunday, with a special session by Shri Aamir Khan (Actor and Founder, Paani Foundation).

Earthquake measuring 3.4 on Richter Scal

Kangra/IBNS/UNI: An earthquake measuring  3.4 on the Richter Scale hit Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Sunday.

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not a

New York/IBNS: Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Australia wildfires: 'Mega blaze' may hi

Sydney/IBNS: Australian authorities have said that two bushfires that are currently ravaging the nation might merge to form a "mega blaze"  on Friday, media reports said.

Bushfires: Climate activists to march ac

Sydney: Slamming the Australian government's 'criminal negligence' on the bushfire crisis, thousands of activists will participate in protest marches across nine cities in the country on Friday.

Prince William announces environmental p

Kolkata/IBNS: Prince William is kick-starting 2020 with a new drive to dispel the current pessimism around the environment, and replace it with fresh optimism and action.

2019 remained second hottest year on rec

London/IBNS: Temperatures in December 2019 were above the 1981-2010 average throughout Europe. It was especially warm in the east.

Australia's Kangaroo Island shows burn s

Washington/IBNS: NASA's Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia's Kangaroo Island.

New Zealand forest fire continues

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI: The firefighters are working on Wednesday to contain a large forest fire which started on Monday and stretched to 350 hectares near New Zealand's Napier.

Snow engulfs major tourist spots in Hima

Shimla/UNI: A white blanket enveloped large parts of this hill state on Monday, especially tourist resorts, including Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Manali and Dalhousie, turning everything, from trees to mountains to cars frosted, while leaving few national highways and many major roads and link roads, snow-bound.

Air pollution can worsen bone health: St

Barcelona/IBNS: Some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented –lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera– but for others there is less scientific evidence.

Bushfire smoke from Australia covers sky

Auckland, New Zealand/Xinhua/UNI: The heavy smoke from devastating Australian bushfires cloaked Auckland, turning the city's skyline into eerie orange color on Sunday afternoon.

Kashmir: Dozens of far-flung, remote are

Srinagar/UNI:  Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), were again cut off in north Kashmir on Saturday due to fresh light to heavy snowfall.

Devastating fire kills 30 apes in German

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI:  A blaze that broke out shortly after midnight on Wednesday killed over 30 apes inside a pen at a zoo in Krefeld in western Germany, zoo authorities and police said.

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