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Clean energy accounts for just 3% of post-Covid recovery: IEA
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Spending on clean energy amounts to 3 per cent of the $16.9 trillion that governments have so far mobilised to bolster their economies from the recession triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest update from the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.
2021-10-28
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
IMD predicts clear sky for Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a clear sky for Delhi-NCR on Friday with the maximum temperature being recorded at 29 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 15 degrees Celsius.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Climate change may reduce farm incomes in India by 15%: Study
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Climate impacts would tear through G20 countries without urgent action to reduce emissions, and in India, it could mean declines in rice and wheat production, causing economic losses of up to 81 billion euros and a loss of 15 per cent of farmers' incomes by 2050, a new report revealed on Thursday
2021-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mullaperiyar water well within limits, Stalin tells Vijayan
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday told his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan that the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam is well within the limits and that his government is properly monitoring it at regular intervals.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Post-monsoon reservoir storage in Punjab, Himachal significantly less
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Large reservoirs in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, among others, have significantly less water storage at the end of monsoon season compared to last year and, also, to 10 years' average, according to an analysis by the Central Water Commission (CWC).
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India, Brazil to protect developing countries' interests at COP26
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) With barely four days to go for start of the annual climate change conference, COP26, India on Wednesday held a meeting with Brazil wherein the two nations agreed to "protect the interests of developing nations".
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Nagpur's river revitalization project gets green signal
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) More than a decade after it was first conceptualized, the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has approved the Rs 2,117 crore Nag River Revitalization project for revival and revitalization of the river that lends its name to Nagpur in Maharashtra.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Orange alert in coastal Tamil Nadu for Friday, Saturday
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) An orange alert has been issued for the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu on Friday and Saturday, following the possibility of heavy rains and even very heavy rainfall, the Meteorological Department, Chennai announced on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
New international conservation pact for saiga antelopes
Bonn, Oct 27 (IANS) Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, and Uzbekistan agreed on new joint conservation measures to conserve the saiga antelope under the United Nations' Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), it was announced on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-NCR wakes up to clear sky; AQI 'moderate'
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Delhi-NCR woke up to a clear sky on Wednesday morning with the maximum temperature being pegged at 28 degrees Celsius -- four notches above the normal and minimum at 14.6 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Developed countries fail to meet climate goals, while India exceeds targets'
United Nations, Oct 27 (IANS) While the developed countries are failing to meet their targets for fighting climate change, India has exceeded its targets, according to Environment and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav.
2021-10-27
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
7 booked in UP after leopard found dead
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 27 (IANS) The forest department has lodged a police complaint against seven villagers after a five-year-old male leopard was found dead in a field, earlier this month.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
La Nina not likely to be strong, some below normal temperatures in winters: IMD
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Stating that there exists a possibility that the 'La Nina' effect will peak in the winter, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there can be some "below normal temperatures" but that too depends upon a lot of other factors.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
AIIMS joins hands with IIT Delhi to tackle air pollution
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has joined hands with IIT Delhi to address the research gaps in air pollution and to examine its solution and impact on health in India.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Five states, 80% Indians most vulnerable to climate extremes: CEEW
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Bihar are most vulnerable to extreme climate events such as floods, droughts, and cyclones in India, according to a first of its kind Climate Vulnerability Index released on Tuesday by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha to impose 7-month fishing ban to protect Olive Ridley turtles
Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to impose a ban for fishing, within 20 km from specified coastal areas, from November 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 for protecting the nests of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
525 KW solar power plant set up in Golden Temple
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) With the financial assistance of the US-based United Sikh Mission, a 525 KW capacity solar power plant was commissioned in the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Global climate pledges far short of Paris Agreement: UN report
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday warned that new and updated climate commitments fall far short of what is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, leaving the world on track for a global temperature rise of at least 2.7 degrees Celsius this century.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Body of boy dragged into river by Crocodile found in K'taka
Uttara Kannada (Karnataka), Oct 26 (IANS) The body of the 15-year boy who was dragged inside Karnataka's Kali river by a crocodile has been found on Tuesday by the authorities.
2021-10-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Scheme to control dispersed air pollution to come in 3 MCDs
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A project to control air pollution from non-point dispersed sources will be implemented in areas of all three Delhi MCD areas with special focus on the winter season, an Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry statement said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Thermal power plants in TN emit more toxic gases than permissible limits: Study
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The thermal power plants of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) NLC India Ltd and NTPC Ltd are emitting toxic gases over the permissible limits, as per a study by Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental non-government organisation (NGO).
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Major volcano in Japan expected to erupt again
Tokyo, Oct 26 (IANS) The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Tuesday warned of another possible major volcanic eruption of Mt. Aso, following a series of earthquakes.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Massive losses in Asia due to cyclones, floods, drought in 2020
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Last year in Asia, tropical cyclones, floods and droughts induced an estimated average annual loss (AAL) of several hundred billion dollars, with a latest report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) estimating the losses at approximately $238 billion in China, $87 billion in India and $83 billion in Japan.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Canada, Germany outline $100 bn annual climate finance roadmap
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Canada and Germany have published a 'Delivery Plan', commissioned by the incoming UN Climate Conference (COP26) President, that outlines how developed countries plan to meet their joint commitment of mobilising $100 billion in climate finance annually from 2020 to 2025.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
New Asian gas projects create $379 bn stranded asset risk: Report
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A planned $379 billion expansion of gas infrastructure in Asia risks becoming stranded assets as the world turns away from fossil fuels, a new report by the San Francisco-based Global Energy Monitor (GEM) said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Europe's biggest ultra-low emission zone comes into force in London
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Europe's biggest ultra-low emission zone, spanning about 380 square km of London, has come into operation.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
'COP26 should be for delivery of concrete actions on finance, technology transfer'
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Days ahead of the COP26, India has yet again reiterated that efforts to avoid emissions during development process are tied to the availability and level of international financing and technology transfer since most of the developing countries still face complex developmental challenges.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Minimum temperatures drop in J&K, Ladakh; Drass freezes at minus 10.4
Srinagar, Oct 26 (IANS) Minimum temperatures continued to drop in J&K and Ladakh on Tuesday with Drass town of Kargil district recording minus 10.4 as the night's lowest temperature.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-NCR wakes up to clear sky, AQI 'satisfactory'
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi-NCR woke up to a clear sky on Tuesday morning with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) recording a maximum temperature at 29 degrees Celsius and minimum at 16 degrees Celsius. The national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) has also improved to the 'satisfactory' category.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Big fossil fuel companies' claim of carbon neutral products nothing but greenwashing
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Scores of big-ticket fossil fuel companies making claims of carbon-neutral products and dispatching them to markets as diverse as the UK, China, Japan, Mexico and India, in reality are little more than marketing gimmicks and amount to greenwashing, a new investigative report has claimed.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pollution board's decision to ban crackers will be reviewed: Assam CM
Guwahati, Oct 25 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma publicly criticised a Pollution Control Board (PCB) notification banning the bursting and sale of all kinds of fire crackers except green crackers during the festive season.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
TN 'man-eater' tiger critical at K'taka rehabilitation centre
Mysuru, Oct 25 (IANS) The alleged man-eater tiger captured in Tamil Nadu and later sent to Mysuru Chamundi Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is in critical state after surgery, sources said on Monday.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi receives second-highest annual rainfall in 121 yrs
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Delhi has received its second highest annual rainfall in 121 years, since 1933, as on till October 25, according to the Safdarjung Airport Observatory.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Updated NDCs still nowhere near Paris target: UNFCCC
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With less than a week to go for the COP26, the updated synthesis report of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) shows that for all available NDCs of all 192 parties taken together, there would be a sizable increase, of about 16 per cent, in global GHG emissions in 2030 compared to 2010.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Plea claims Central Vista will impact children's park, SC issues notice
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre, within three days, on a plea challenging a notification for change in land use, which would deprive residents of Delhi a vast chunk of green space in the Central Vista area.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
'Involves life of people..': SC asks TN, Kerala to discuss Mullaperiyar water level
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala government to refrain from debating the issue regarding suitable height of the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam before it, and rather engage with Tamil Nadu government and the committee.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India will find win-win policies at UN climate summit: Erik Solheim (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With less than a week to go for the pivotal UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, where nations will submit fresh pledges to secure global net zero emissions and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, former UN Environment chief Erik Solheim on Monday hoped India would find all win-win policies at the summit that are good for economic development and creating green jobs.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
How a Kerala woman farmer saves cashew trees from pests, cyclones
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A woman farmer from Kerala's Kannur district has come up with an innovative practice to develop support roots in cashew trees to protect her senile cashew garden from devastating borer attacks and frequent cyclonic storms.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Rains in Tamil Nadu as northeast monsoon arrives
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Monday that the northeast monsoon season has arrived in Tamil Nadu with rains hitting the state.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC notice on plea claiming Centre Vista will impact children's park
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre, within three days, on a plea challenging a notification for change in land use, which would deprive residents of Delhi a vast chunk of green space in the Central Vista area.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
SW monsoon withdrawal completed from entire country: IMD
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from the entire country is complete and simultaneously, the northeast monsoon rains commenced over extreme south peninsular India on Monday.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Education, Environment Ministers laud JGU as India's 1st university to release UN-SDG report 2021
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) On the occasion of the UN Day 2021, the O.P. Jindal Global University has released the first-of-its-kind 'Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Role of Universities and Civil Society in Protecting the Environment Report', mapping its compliance towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the world body.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Rise in greenhouse gas concentrations jeopardises Paris Agreement temp target
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Ahead of the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Monday warned that the world is "way off-track" in containing global temperature rise with the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most important greenhouse gas, reaching 413.2 parts per million in 2020.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Opening of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve may be delayed due to floods
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct 25 (IANS) The scheduled opening of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) from November 1 may be further delayed following unprecedented rain and subsequent floods in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IMD predicts partly cloudy day for Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a partly cloudy Monday for Delhi-NCR, with the maximum temperature resting at 31 degrees Celsius and minimum at 18 degrees Celsius.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Younger people within G20 want bold climate actions: Poll
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A major poll of public opinion on climate change in the G20 countries published on Monday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Oxford shows how public support for climate action is set to strengthen in the near future as climate-aware teenagers become of voting age, enter the workforce, and move into positions of greater influence.
2021-10-25
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Rains, hailstorm lash Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Rains and hailstorms lashed large parts of Delhi-NCR in the aftermath of thunderstorms late on Sunday.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Starting 2022, India to undertake river dolphins census every three years
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) From this year, India would embark on a scientific enumeration of dolphins - to be carried out every three years like the tiger census - across Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra basins together to ascertain the exact number for the national aquatic animal.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Starting 2022, India to count its rival dolphins every three years
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) For the first time, India would embark on a scientific enumeration of dolphins - to be carried out every three years like the tiger census - across Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra basins together to come up with an exact number for the national aquatic animal.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Draw maximum water from Mullaperiyar, Kerala CM urges TN counterpart
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has drawn his Tamil Nadu counterpart M.K. Stalin's attention on the immediate need to send directions to the authorities concerned to draw maximum quantity of water from Mullaperiyar dam through the tunnel to Vaigai Dam in the latter state.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics