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India pushes rich countries to act, experts seek more local action
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India has pushed for stronger action by rich countries for bringing down per capita emissions at the G20 climate ministerial that concluded in Italy on Saturday, but experts back home are sceptical and have demanded matching action on ground.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Assam Rifles to carry mega plantation at Cherrapunji: Amit Shah
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Meghalaya's Cherrapunji, once credited as the wettest place on Earth, would be adopted by Assam Rifles for an ambitious plantation drive to restore the lost greenery in the world-famous spot, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Various parts of India likely to get heavy rainfall on Monday
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya on Monday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
2021-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Maha floods: CM seeks Centre's help for long-term solutions
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), July 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday sought the Centre's help for devising "long-term measures" to mitigate the frequent crises of devastating floods which play havoc in the state.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Shrinking forests concern for seed dispersal by birds: Study
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Do you know how does a forest re-generate naturally? Do you know the role played by frugivorous (fruit-eating) birds by way of bird-seeding in forest regeneration?
2021-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Typhoon In-Fa makes landfall in China
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Typhoon In-Fa made landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Sunday, packing winds of up to 38 metres per second at its centre, according to local authorities.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
K'taka evacuates 31,360 from flood hit Belagavi, Uttar Kannada
Bengaluru, July 25 (IANS) Karnataka revenue minister, R. Ashoka said on Sunday that due to heavy rains for the last two weeks across north Karnataka region, thousands of people were displaced and at least 31,360 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas so far in this region.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Nearly 70,000 people affected by floods in China's Shaanxi
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Nearly 70,000 people from 146 villages in Luonan county in China's Shaanxi province have been affected by floods triggered by torrential rain, authorities said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tusker attacks forest guard in UP's Amangarh Reserve
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), July 25 (IANS) An angry tusker attacked and injured a forest guard when the latter was patrolling in the Makoniya section of the Amangarh Tiger Reserve on a motorcycle.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Death toll rises to 58 in China's rain-ravaged Henan
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) The death toll in China's rain-ravaged Henan province has increased to 58 as record downpours wreaked havoc, according to the local government.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Death toll mounts to 9 as rain plays havoc in Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to cause a flood-like situation across Karnataka on Saturday with the death toll rising to 9.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Telangana to restore British era musical flood alert system in Osman Sagar
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) As Telangana officials scrambled to save lives and property amid the recent flood and heavy rain, one senior official in Hyderabad literally stumbled upon a melodious musical flood warning system which went mute at a reservoir.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines evacuates over 15,000 people amid flood threat
Manila, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines have evacuated more than 15,000 people in Metro Manila and some other parts of the country amid a flood threat, a disaster management official said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines lowers alert level for Taal volcano
Manila, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines on Saturday lowered the alert level from 3 to 2 for the Taal volcano, near Manila, due to "decreased unrest".
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Rising temperature, air and noise pollution still not on aviation radar
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) More than a year after the Delhi High Court directed the Centre Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), they have not taken any tangible steps to address the issue of air pollution and noise pollution caused due to aviation.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
89,000 rendered homeless in flood-battered Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) As rains finally took a break, the flood-ravaged districts of Maharashtra presented a grim scenario with over 89,000 people evacuated and only beginning to grapple with the idea of how to rebuild their lives, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Save the Tiger' campaign can only be achieved by collective efforts
New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) The latest Tiger Census confirmed that the current tiger population in India has increased to 2967 in 2021 from 2226 in 2014. The Indian tiger survey released last year revealed that India now accounts for about 70 per cent of the world's tiger population.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Environment/Wildlife
UNGA adopts resolution on illicit wildlife trafficking
United Nations, July 24 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on tackling illicit trafficking of wildlife.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'Significant progress made by India in meeting its climate goals'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Power minister R.K. Singh has urged G20 nations which have per capita (green house gas) GHG emissions above the world average to reduce their emissions and bring them down to the world average over the next few years which will vacate the carbon space to some extent and support the developmental aspirations of the developing nations.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bootleg Fire in Oregon burns over 400,000 acres
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The Bootleg Fire, largest of the more than 80 wildfires raging across the US, has so far scorched over 400,000 acres of land in Oregon state's Lake and Klamath counties, with 40 per cent containment, officials said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Thousands evacuated in California due to massive wildfire
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) More than 14,000 people were forced to evacuate in California after the Tamarack Fire, which has been burning for two weeks, grew to 58,417 acres with only 4 per cent containment, according to local authorities.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Death toll from rainstorms in China's Henan reaches 56
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The death toll from the torrential rainstorms in China's Henan province had increased to 56, with five people reported missing, local authorities said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BARC develops & transfers cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent to pvt firm
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) India's premier nuclear sector research organisation Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai has transferred its highly efficient cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent technology to a private company.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
6.7-magnitude quake jolts Philippines
Manila, July 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck the Philippines' Batangas province on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
India, Israel to collaborate in life sciences, agritech
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) India and Israel would collaborate in life sciences and agritech through an innovation bridge between the two countries, an official said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Heavy rains damaged homes, losses in crores: Goa CM
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rains for more than a week have caused major damage to homes in rural Goa, with six sub-districts facing the brunt of the monsoon onslaught causing crores of rupees in damages, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Torrential rains throw normal life out of gear in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains, caused by a depression in the Bay of Bengal, has inundated half of Karnataka, causing floods in at least eight districts and affecting public life in another 12 by disrupting transport services, including road and rail traffic.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Coast Guard rescue teams save 155 lives in Karnataka
Uttara Kannada (Karnataka), July 23 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard conducted a day-long rescue operation in Karnataka, saving 155 people who were stranded in flood-ravaged Uttara Kannada district on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Will set new benchmarks for global climate ambition: India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India remains steadfast in its commitments to join and lead efforts to combat climate change within the multilaterally agreed convention and its Paris Agreement, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Maha floods: 100 killed; Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard pressed into service (Roundup)
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 23 (IANS) In a series of disasters, more than 100 people have been reportedly killed in a dozen hillslides, landslides, house-crashes and other incidents after torrential rains shook Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts, with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard rushing to rescue the marooned populace, top officials said here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
No farmhouses or any unauthorised structures in Aravali forest: SC
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held that no unauthorised constructions, be it farmhouses, will be allowed on forest land, as it granted four more weeks to the Faridabad Municipal Corporation to remove encroachments on Aravali forest land, near Khori village.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever: Study
New York, July 23 (IANS) Global warming could limit the spread of dengue fever but could also affect Wolbachia as a biological control agent, according to new research.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Bird flu reported in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Bird flu has been reported from a poultry farm at Koorachundu in Kerala's Kozhikode district, official sources said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
100 seismic stations in next 5 years
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As many as 100 seismic stations will come up in the next five years to increase the detection capability of earthquakes up to magnitude 2.5 throughout the country, 35 of which would be completed by December 2021, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa rain: CM inspects damage in low lying areas
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday visited rural areas in North Goa, where flood-like situation has emerged after heavy rain over the last 10 days.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tamil Nadu to promote thermal power projects
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedo), involved in the generation and distribution of power, will be speeding up the thermal power projects in the state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Do you need IIT to understand: SC nixes plea against ban on firecrackers
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, which imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers amid Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi-NCR and other cities, having poor air quality index (AQI).
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
1,549 water bodies repaired, renovated, restored till March 2021
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A total of 1,549 water bodies have been taken care of under the 'Repair, Renovation, and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies' scheme, up to March 2021 with the central assistance of Rs 469.69 crore released to states, the Parliament was informed on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
16 Telangana districts see flooding due to heavy rains
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) As many as 16 Telangana districts have been affected by floods on Thursday amid heavy rains and inflows into the state.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
4 killed as rains pound Maha, thousands marooned in coastal areas (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) At least four persons were reported killed as torrential rains pounded Maharashtra on Thursday for the second time in five days, hitting the coastal Konkan and western parts severely, officials said.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains across Western Ghats wreaks havoc in Karnataka
Hassan/Mangaluru (Karnataka), July 22 (IANS) Incessant rainfall across the Western Ghats on Karnataka's borders with Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa on Thursday wreaked havoc by causing landslides, coastal erosion, collapse of houses and submerging bridges in Kodagu, Hassan, Mangaluru and Belagavi districts, impacting lives of the local people.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra CM puts state on alert amid incessant rainfall
Amaravati, July 22 (IANS) Amid warnings of incessant rains in Andhra Pradesh issued by the Met department, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday put the state on alert.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India committed to work with G20 countries for a better world: Minister
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Reiterating its stand on 'Nature Based Solutions' (NBS) and 'Sustainable Finance', India on Thursday said the contexts and perspectives should be guided by the stage of economic development, national circumstances and priorities, and must not come at the cost of developing countries' competitiveness, equity and development.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Low pressure to bring heavy rain in Odisha till Monday
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) A fresh low pressure area has formed over the northwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood and will trigger heavy rainfall in several places in Odisha for five days starting from Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
China floods set alarm bells ringing for dams in fragile Himalayas
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As China's central Henan province received its heaviest in 1,000-years as stated by the officials there -- Zhengzhou saw 624 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, with a third of that amount falling between 16:00 and 17:00 alone, the region witnessed massive floods due to the downpour killing over two dozen people and leading to evacuation of thousands across many cities and villages.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 1,000 units across country over exploited groundwater
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As many as 1,114 units across 15 states and Union Territories from out of total 6,965 units assessed have been categorised as 'over exploited' as per the 2020 assessment for Dynamic Ground Water Resources, the Parliament was informed on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Kerala researchers upbeat after documenting 1st black palm squirrel in subcontinent
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) The journey to document what is billed as the first black palm squirrel to be scientifically documented in the Indian subcontinent, has taken a team of research professionals from Kerala 13 long years.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rainfall forecast in Andhra
Amaravati, July 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) has warned of extremely heavy rainfall in parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on Thursday due to a low pressure over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
More rain forecast in Konkan, Goa, U'khand, Himachal
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The MeT has forecast 'extremely' heavy rainfall in Konkan and Goa regions to continue in isolated order as well as along the Western Ghats of Madhya Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Death toll from heavy rains in China reaches 33 (Ld)
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) The death toll from torrential rains in central China's Henan province increased to 33 on Thursday, while eight people still remain missing and more than 3 million others affected, local authorities confirmed.
2021-07-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics