December 04, 2020 07:19 (IST)
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IIT-K study finds Indo-Gangetic Plain an atmospheric ammonia hotspot, India’s overall trends look promising

Kharagpur (WB)/IBNS: Researchers from IIT Kharagpur in collaboration with IITM Pune and European researchers conducted a study involving the analysis of the seasonal and inter-annual variability of atmospheric ammonia emitted by the agricultural sector.

Bhopal gas disaster victims slam Dow Chemicals of USA on 36th anniversary

Bhopal/IBNS: On the occasion of the 36th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster, four organizations of survivors Thursday condemned the continued evasion of legal liabilities by Dow Chemical, USA for the ongoing damage to the health of the survivors and pollution of the local soil and groundwater.

J&K: Govt. constitutes panels to implement Forest Rights Act

Srinagar: The General Administration Department today constituted three committees – Union Territory Level, District Level and Sub-Divisional Level Committee – for the implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 in J&K.

Delhi-NCR's air remains 'very poor'

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's air quality continued to reel under the 'very poor ' category , while the average Air Quality Index further increased, measuring 376 at around 1400 hrs on Wednesday, the Central Pollution Control Board said here.

Lahore tops chart of most polluted cities 

Lahore city in Pakistan has once again topped the chart of world's most polluted cities.

Cooking pollution lingers longer in atmosphere: Study

London: Particulate emissions from cooking stay in the atmosphere for longer than previously thought, making a prolonged contribution to poor air quality and human health, according to a new study.

The race to zero emissions, and why the world depends on it

New York: A host of countries have recently announced major commitments to significantly cut their carbon emissions, promising to reach "net zero" in the coming years. The term is becoming a global rallying cry, frequently cited as a necessary step to successfully beat back climate change, and the devastation it is causing.

Address water scarcity ‘immediately and boldly’, urges UN agriculture agency chief

New York: More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high levels of water shortages and scarcity, the UN agriculture agency said in a new report launched on Wednesday.

Cyclone Nivar likely to hit Tamil Nadu coast tonight, Chennai Airport closes

Chennai/IBNS: As Cyclone Nivar, which intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm", is likely to make landfall at the southeast coast of Tamil Nadu, the Chennai Airport has been closed for 7 hours starting 7 PM on Wednesday.

Pakistan: Lahore ranks world's most polluted city 

Lahore: Pollution remains a major trouble for Pakistan as it became evident when Lahore city topped the list of most polluted cities in the world as its air quality index (AQI) recorded six times over the safe limit.  

Delhi air deteriorates further

New Delhi/UNI: The National Capital's air quality on Tuesday deteriorated further and turned 'very poor' with the average Air Quality Index rising to 371 at 1300 hrs, Central Pollution Control Board said here.

Carbon dioxide levels hit new record; COVID impact ‘a tiny blip’, WMO says

New York: Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep rising this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday. 

Depression in Bay of Bengal to intensify into cyclonic storm 'Nivar' along Odisha coast: Met Dept

Bhubaneswar/UNI The Well Marked low-pressure area formed over Southwest adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar records coldest night of season at -3 degree, fresh snow prediction from today

Srinagar/UNI: The summer capital, Srinagar, recorded the coldest night of the season so far after the mercury dipped and settled at minus 3 degree while world famous ski resort of Gulmarg shivered at minus 7.4 degree.

National Capital Delhi's air again deteriorating, reels under 'poor' category

New Delhi/UNI:) National capital New Delhi's air quality again started deteriorating and was measured under 'poor' category with an average AQI of 255 at around 1400 hours.