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Chinese President Xi Jinping faces criticism for skipping COP26 global climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world.

The birth of Raimona, Assam’s sixth national park

The Assam government has declared the state’s sixth national park, Raimona National Park in the Kokrajhar district. Known for its legendary elephant herds and rare butterflies, it is also home to endangered Gee’s golden langur, and other rare species such as Bengal tiger, clouded leopard, gaur, and chital. The park is expected to boost biodiversity conservation, transboundary wildlife management, and ecotourism. Mongabay India writers Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya and Jyotirmoy Saharia report

Jammu and Kashmir: Com Secy Forests inspects conservation works of Gharana Wetland

Jammu: Commissioner Secretary, Forests, Ecology and Environment, Sanjeev Verma Thursday visited Gharana Wetland to inspect the conservation works being executed there.

4.1 magnitude earthquake hits Assam, no casualty

Guwahati/UNI: An earthquake with an intensity of 4.1 on the Richter scale shook Assam and neighbouring areas at 1.12 pm on Saturday.

Smart, sustainable maritime transport critical to global recovery: UNCTAD

Although the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on maritime trade last year was less severe than expected, the knock-on effects will be far reaching and could transform the sector, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said in its latest report, published on Thursday.

Wild elephant dies due to electrocution in Asam's Hojai

Guwahati/IBNS: A wild elephant reportedly died due to electrocution in Assam's Hojai on Tuesday.

Air quality marginally improves in Delhi, remains in "very poor" category

New Delhi/UNI: The air quality in Delhi improved marginally but remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning, with the city’s overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 318 against the figure of 386 the Sunday morning.

Delhi-NCR: Supreme Court to continue air pollution hearing case today

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court will continue hearing Delhi-NCR pollution case, as it had asked the Central Government on Saturday to inform it by Monday the decisions it (The Centre) had taken and will take to address the current emergency situation caused by air pollution.

Two quakes of over 6 magnitude strike Iran

Tehran/UNI/Sputnik: Two earthquakes of 6.0 and 6.3 magnitudes occurred on Sunday in southern Iran, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

Andhra Pradesh: Mild tremors hit several parts of Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam/UNI: People in several parts of the city came out of their homes in panic on Sunday morning as they experienced "loud sound' due to an earthquake of mild intensity that occured in the city.

COP26 concludes with new global deal on climate

Glasgow/UNI/Xinhua: The United Nations climate change conference concluded Saturday after a one-day extension, with negotiators agreeing on a new global pact to tackle climate change.

COP27 climate summit to be hosted by Egypt next year : Finland’s Environment Ministry

Helsinki/UNI/Sputnik: The next United Nations climate conference, COP27, will be held in Egypt in 2022, Finland’s Ministry of the Environment informed.

As COP26 deadline slips, negotiators to keep working to agree crucial climate deal

New York: COP26, the UN climate summit in Glasgow, is running into overtime, as leaders and negotiators will keep working to reach a deal that could spare the world from catastrophic global warming.

Declare lockdown: Supreme Court suggests as Delhi AQI likely to turn hazardous

New Delhi/UNI: Taking a grim view of the "severe" air pollution continuing in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Saturday said "urgent measures needed immediately", after the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told top court "ambient air condition may turn to emergency levels".

UN chief welcomes China-US pledge to cooperate on climate action

New York: Wednesday’s announcement that China and the United States have agreed to collaborate more closely on climate action was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as an important step in the right direction.