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Assam: 7.20 lakh people of 22 districts reeling under flood

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam is still critical as nearly 7.20 lakh people of 22 districts are reeling under the deluge.

4 dead, massive blackouts as severe storms hit eastern Canadian provinces

Montreal/IBNS: Four people have died and nearly 900,000 homes are without power after severe storms battered the eastern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, media reports said Saturday.

Study finds biodiversity conservation and benefit-sharing have turned into meaningless exercises in India

New Delhi: A study conducted by a magazine focussing on the environment has questioned India's earnestness in biodiversity conservation.

Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation

New York: Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday. 

Sunderbans: Clear and Present Danger

Every year tropical cyclones throw up new challenges to thousands of rural folks living in one of the richest but most fragile ecosystems on the planet, Sunderbans. Amid the destruction of the swamps by private fisheries, environmentalists say this is high time for the state administration to introduce a long-term participatory management in the deltaic belts of West Bengal.  Soudhriti Bhabani reports from ground zero 

Dust storm, light rain likely in Delhi

New Delhi, May 16 (UNI) After breaching an unprecedented heatwave condition in the capital, recording 49 degrees Celsius a day back, the MeT on Monday forecast dust storms and light rain for Delhi that will likely bring the mercury down in the week ahead. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 41 degrees, as per the India Meteorological Department.

25000 people affected in first wave of flood in Assam, three killed in landslides in Dima Hasao

Guwahati: As many as 25000 people in six districts of Assam have been affected in the first wave of flood in the state this year.

Delhi: Heatwave condition continues

New Delhi: Delhiites would experience another hot day on Saturday as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an 'orange alert'.

UN focus on plant health, crucial for boosting food security worldwide

New York: On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line.

Assam govt signs MoA with Tata Technologies to upgrade technical institutes

Guwahati/IBNS: In a move to upgrade technical institutes covering all aspects of curriculum, training and equipment in consonance with the latest industry needs, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the government of Assam and Tata Technologies Limited in presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Cyclone Asani: Flights cancelled at Vizag airport for second day

Visakhapatnam: All incoming and outgoing flights at Visakhapatnam Airport have been cancelled for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to Cyclonic Storm 'Asani'.

Severe cyclonic storm 'Asani' now weakens into cyclonic storm: IMD

Hyderabad: The Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Asani' (pronounced as Asani) over west-central Bay of Bengal moved west-north-westwards with a speed of 12 kmph during the past six hours, weakened into a Cyclonic Storm on Wednesday.

Cyclone Ashani gradually loses its strength, turns into deep depression in West Bengal

Kolkata/UNI: Cyclone Ashani gradually lost its strength and turned into a deep depression, the weather office forecast stated on Tuesday, adding that scattered rains will be received in the southern part of West Bengal including Kolkata, Howrah, Purba Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts.

Climate: World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

New York: There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Tuesday in Geneva.

UN joins faith-based initiative for shift towards climate-responsible finance

New York: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) joined religious leaders and others on Monday in signing a landmark joint appeal for climate-responsible finance “as a moral imperative towards children”.