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Over 100% more rains in southern states in November: IMD
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The southern states that have been facing excessive rains for more than 10 days have clocked in record rainfall in November with Andhra Pradesh receiving 156 per cent excess rains, Kerala showing 148 per cent departure, while Tamil Nadu witnessed a 115 per cent departure, IMD data showed on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air pollution: Delhi RWAs launch citizen monitoring campaign
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The United Residents Joint Action (URJA) of Delhi, a consortium of more than 2,500 resident welfare associations (RWAs) in the national capital, on Friday launched a citizen driven monitoring campaign to accelerate the fight against air pollution.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
South coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema brace for heavy rains again
Amaravati, Nov 26 (IANS) Even before south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema could completely recover from the devastation caused by last week's heavy rains and floods, the region is bracing for another spell of heavy rainfall.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi records more good air quality days in 2021 against 2018, experts credit rain
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) "Good", "satisfactory" and "moderate" air quality days together increased from 159 in 2018 to 198 up until November 23, 2021, according to a Delhi Department of Environment report.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Five killed, 10,500 in relief centres due to TN rains
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran on Friday said that five people had died and 10,500 people were moved to relief centres after heavy rains lashed the state since Thursday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Did a cat make Kerala tusker run uncontrolled?
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 (IANS) For around three hours on Friday, panic reigned near Kerala's Kottarakara when male tusker Manikandan went uncontrolled for nearly six km, officials said.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Draft EIA 2020 notification translated into 22 languages: Centre tells Delhi HC
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday was informed by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) that the Union Government has made available the translation of the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in 22 vernacular languages.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa NGOs write to Centre; seek action on illegal mining
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Two days after Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced imminent auctioning of "seven to eight" mining blocks in Goa, several green NGOs have written to the Central government, to blacklist mining companies linked to illegal mining and have violated other central government economic laws from participating in the auction.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IMD warns of heavy rains in TN for next 4-5 days, NDRF on standby
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu witnessed heavy to very heavy rainsfall on Friday, leaving areas in several districts inundated.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Python trapped in wire fencing rescued from Air Force Station in Agra
Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) A six-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS after it was found entangled in a razor wire fencing along the boundary wall of the Air Force Station in Arjun Nagar, Agra.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
NOC must for extracting groundwater by industry: Haryana authority
Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Haryana Water Resources Authority (HWRA) Chairperson Keshni Anand Arora on Friday directed all industrial units to obtain no-objection certificate (NOC) at the earliest for extracting groundwater as the authority is concerned about the depleting water table.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Earthquake-like tremors felt in B'luru
Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS) Light earthquake-like tremors were experienced in Bengaluru and surrounding areas on Friday for a few seconds creating fear among the people. However, the official statement from the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Center (KSNDMC) clarified that the Seismographs showed no signs of local tremors and earthquake.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi's air quality again falls to 'very poor' category
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) After a day of recording satisfactory to moderate level of PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollutants in the air, Delhi-NCR on Friday registered an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 380 with both the pollutants again falling to the 'very poor' category, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) estimates.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air pollution: Is Environment Ministry not aware of the Decision Support System?
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) There is a Decision Support System (DSS) offered by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) that offers advisories to not just help zero in on exact sources contributing to Delhi's pollution but also predict practical scenarios in winters.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
6.1 magnitude quake in Mizoram-Myanmar border jolts NE states, no damages reported
Aizawl, Nov 26 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred along the Mizoram-Myanmar border on Friday, which was shook parts of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and the adjoining areas of northeast region, authorities said, adding that there were no reported damages or deaths.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains lash Sri Lanka, 14 people dead
Colombo, Nov 26 (IANS) Fourteen people were killed and one person was reported missing as heavy rains accompanied by strong winds have continued to lash Sri Lanka since last week, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Night temperatures drop across J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) Minimum temperature again dropped below the freezing point in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on Friday due to clear night sky.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rains lash TN's Thoothukodi, Ramanathapuram, orange alert for Chennai
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu, including Thoothukodi - where the Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy temple was fully inundated, and Ramanathapuram districts, on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian, UK Science Ministers discuss Green Energy collaboration
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India's Science & Technology Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday held an online meeting with the United Kingdom Science Minister, George Freeman, wherein the two discussed Green Energy collaboration between the two countries among other issues.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Over 150 VCs to deliberate on sustainable development goals
Chandigarh, Nov 25 (IANS) Over 150 Vice Chancellors of universities from the North Zone will be attending a two-day conference from Friday to deliberate on sustainable development goals through higher education institutions for ensuring equality and sustainable society.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Avenge the dinosaurs, Musk tells NASA
San Francisco, Nov 25 (IANS) Tech billionaire Elon Musk on Thursday said that NASA's asteroid defence mission will avenge the wipe out of dinosaurs from the face of Earth.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
71 air purifiers installed in Gurugram to tackle pollution
Gurugram, Nov 25 (IANS) In view of the rising pollution levels in Haryana's Gurugram district, 71 air purifiers have been installed by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) under Project Air Care, officials said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Congo to set up battery council to promote clean energy
Kinshasa, Nov 25 (IANS) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to set up a battery council to promote cleaner energy, the DRC's Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde announced at the opening of the 2021 DRC-Africa Business Forum.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
More rainstorms to hit flooded Canadian province in coming days
Vancouver, Nov 25 (IANS) Canada's still-flooded British Columbia province has warned that flooding could worsen in the province as river levels are expected to rise with heavy rainfall in the coming days.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Locals rescue fish gasping for breath in Himachal's lake
Dharamsala, Nov 25 (IANS) There is nothing 'fishy' going on in the sacred natural Dal Lake nestled amidst lush green deodar forests in the foothills of Dhauladhar range on the countryside of McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in Himachal Pradesh these days.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala man is 1st Indian honoured with knighthood in Italy
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (IANS) Sohan Roy, a Forbes-listed entrepreneur from Kerala and who has a passion for getting noticed in the film industry through his unconventional contribution to humanity and the world cinema has now become the first Indian who has been awarded the honorary title of 'Knight of Parte Guelfa' in Italy.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
5 hospitalised with breathing problem, burning eyes in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Five people were hospitalised in the southwestern area of Delhi after they reported problem in breathing and burning eyes sensation, an official said here on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
Night temperatures improve due to cloud cover in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Nightlong cloud cover kept the minimum temperature above the freezing point in Srinagar on Thursday while there was an overall improvement in the night temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-NCR's air quality to further improve after Nov 27
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Delhi-NCR's air quality which will deteriorate to the 'very poor' category for two days starting Thursday will register a slight improvement from November 27, Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi (Ministry of Earth Sciences) said in its bulletin.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Injured leopard shifted to Etawah Safari for treatment
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 25 (IANS) A critically injured leopard that had been rescued by forest officials, has been shifted to the Etawah Safari for treatment with the help of Wildlife SOS.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet approves continuation of mission for oceans
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave its approval for continuation of the umbrella scheme 'Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology (O-SMART)' of the Ministry of Earth Sciences for implementation during the period from 2021-26 at an overall cost of Rs 2,177 crore.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Chennai residents gear up for another round of downpours
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) No respite seems likely from Chennai residents as after a spell of heavy rains and inundations, the possibility of another round of showers looms large.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Govt extends funding for climate research, forecasts, warnings
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved continuation of an umbrella scheme, at an estimated cost of Rs 2,135 crore, for R&D into weather and climate services, improved forecast, and better early warnings among several other things, in the next finance cycle (2021-2026).
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
SC re-imposes construction ban in Delhi-NCR, wants advance steps to curb air pollution
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Against the backdrop of deteriorating air quality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday re-imposed an interim ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, while telling the government that instead of waiting for air quality to deteriorate, it should "do advance planning, based on anticipated levels of air pollution in the foreseeable future".
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
K'taka CM orders completion of 30 km major storm water drains' work by Jan-end
Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the rain affected areas of Bengaluru city on Wednesday and instructed the officials to complete 30 km of Rajakaluves (major storm water drains) in the city by the end of January.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Climate smart agriculture launched in South Asia
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and SAARC Development Fund (SDF) have launched a partnership for scaling up climate smart agriculture in South Asia.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Weather experts predict respite from heavy rainfall in K'taka
Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) After enjoying two sunny days following 15 long days of unrelenting, heavy downpour, Karnataka saw inclement weather make a comeback on Wednesday. Clouds dominated the sky in the evening followed by light showers in south Karnataka including in Bengaluru.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
E-waste in Commonwealth of Independent States rises 50% in decade
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Electronic waste generated in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia rose by 50 per cent between 2010 and 2019, roughly the world average, but overall just 3.2 per cent was collected and safely managed, well below the 17.4 per cent average worldwide, according to the UN's first report on Wednesday dedicated to the e-waste issue in the 12 former Soviet Union countries.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Only CNG, electric trucks allowed to enter Delhi from Nov 27
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) To keep Delhi's air quality under check, only CNG and electric trucks, along with trucks providing essential services, will be allowed to enter Delhi between November 27 and December 3, during which all other trucks will be barred from entering the national capital.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Only CNG, e-vehicles allowed to enter Delhi from Nov 27: Rai
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) To keep Delhi's air quality under check, only CNG-run and electric vehicles will be allowed entry into the city from November 27, while all the petrol and diesel transports will remain banned till December 3.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Volcano on Spanish island continues to erupt
Madrid, Nov 24 (IANS) The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is continuing unabated, without showingsigns of easing, scientists have said.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Climate change drives marathoner's 3,000 km run for the Ganges
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Pained at the deteriorating condition of the Ganga, ultra-marathon runner, explorer, author, and marathon coach Atul Kumar Choukse wanted to do something about and zeroed in on what best he knew -- running.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
This is national capital: SC says won't close the case on air pollution in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the government that it cannot micromanage the actions taken by state governments to stop stubble burning, and emphasized that the government should use statistical models and adopt scientific methods to curb air pollution in Delhi.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Heavy rains predicted in TN
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Regional Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Night temperature rises above freezing point in Srinagar
Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) Minimum temperature rose above the freezing point in J&K's Srinagar city on Wednesday due to nightlong cloud cover.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-NCR's AQI likely to deteriorate again
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Delhi-NCR's Air Quality Index (AQI), which registered a slight improvement by falling under the 'poor' category, is likely to return to the 'very poor' category due to a change in the wind direction from Wednesday onwards
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Endangered mako sharks gets protection
Madrid, Nov 24 (IANS) Conservationists are heralding a hard-fought ban on retention of North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as a first step toward reversing the decline of the seriously overfished population.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Rain-hit TN farmers petition state govt for compensation
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu farmers who suffered huge losses due to the recent floods have petitioned the state agriculture department for compensation.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Heavy rains cause extensive damage to farmers in K'taka
Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) Heavy and unrelenting rains have caused extensive damage to standing and harvested agricultural as well as horticultural crops in Karnataka. The rains have damaged jowar crop in north Karnataka and ragi in southern districts of the state.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vice President inaugurates Marine Interpretation Unit of FRCCE
Visakhapatnam, Nov 23 (IANS) Inaugurating the Marine Interpretation Unit of the Forest Research Centre for Coastal Ecosystem (FRCCE) in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged the people to become more environmentally conscious and adopt a sustainable lifestyle amid climate change.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife