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India successfully launches six Singaporean satellites: ISRO

Chennai, Dec 16 (IBNS) India's PSLV rocket on Wednesday successfully launched six Singaporean satellites, officials said.

At high-level forum, top UN officials urge bridging digital divide to ‘power’ sustainable development

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Citing remarkable achievement of the information and communication technologies (ICT) for development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the focus now lies on bridging the digital divide to facilitate inclusive Internet access for all in order to enable the implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

‘At time of great division,’ unity on Paris climate accord must be built upon – UN Assembly President

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The President of the 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday vowed to begin the hard work of carrying out the Paris Agreement on climate change, reminding the world that at a time of great division, the unity, leadership and collective responsibility demonstrated in the French capital should not be forgotten.

NASA examines Global Impacts of the 2015 El Nino

California, Dec 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS) People the world over are feeling, or soon will feel, the effects of the strongest El Nino event since 1997-98, currently unfolding in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. New satellite observations are beginning to show scientists its impact on the distribution of rain, tropospheric ozone and wildfires around the globe.

COP21: a 'green' UN climate change conference, from electric cars to the power of human energy

New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With countries reaching a new agreement at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), the global meeting has been qualified as a "monumental triumph" by top UN officials. While many continued to hail the outcome document as the walls of COP21 were torn down on Sunday, the UN News Centre looked back on other aspects that contributed "positive energy" to the two-week event.

Ban hails Paris climate accord as 'health insurance policy for the planet'

New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Calling the Paris Agreement on climate change "a health insurance policy for the planet," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Mondayhe never lost faith over his nine years in office that the international community could rise to the challenge and take steps to curb emission and boost climate-resilient growth.

New NASA satellite maps show human fingerprint on global air quality

Washington, Dec 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Using new, high-resolution global satellite maps of air quality indicators, NASA scientists tracked air pollution trends over the last decade in various regions and 195 cities around the globe.

Cleaning Ganga as important as worship of the river, says Pranab Mukherjee

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a statue of Lord Shiva at Seth Banshidhar Jalan Smriti Mandir at Howrah in West Bengal on Sunday.

COP21: UN chief hails new climate change agreement as 'monumental triumph'

Le Bourget, Dec 13 (IBNS): Following the adoption of the new Paris Agreement on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said government representatives made history on Saturday.

Draft of climate deal to be released today

Paris, Dec 12 (IBNS): Afters days of negotiations, the final draft on the climate deal is likely to be presented on Saturday.

CSE welcomes the move to restrain diesel cars in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IBNS): Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomes the move by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to restrict sales of diesel car in Delhi.

UN climate talk negotiators close to historic pact

Paris, Dec 11 (IBNS) Negotiators from across the globe at the Paris climate conference are closer to a historic accord as a fresh draft of the pact was released on Thursday with some ice braking in key issues.

Kashmir witnesses snow in upper reaches, rains hit plains

Srinagar, Dec 10 (IBNS) The Meteorological Department has forecast widespread rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next 36 hours till Sunday morning as the Valley experienced heavy rain from Thursday morning.

Need to allocate remaining carbon budget in fair manner, CSE says on climate change

Paris, Dec 9 (IBNS): At the Paris climate conference, there is growing momentum for tightening the global goal from 2 degree Celsius to 1.5 degree Celsius-a target that may better help the world avoid the worst effects of climate change, a CSE release said.

Govt. to set up 100 more flood forecasting stations

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IBNS) After the recent floods left the city of Chennai and other parts of Southern India devastated, the central government is keen to set up 100 more flood forecasting stations across the country to inform people in advance of any such adversities, according to a release by the Ministry of Water Resources.