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India to impose complete ban on single-use plastic from July 1

New Delhi: India will ban the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of identified single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential, all across the country from July 1, 2022.

Tackling marine pollution: Individual action, key to ocean restoration

New York: On Monday, thousands of people gathered at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, for the first day of the long-awaited UN Ocean Conference. Riding on the global momentum generated by the event, experts are pushing for a new international commitment to combat pollution, including at sea.

Youth are the generation that will help save our ocean and our future, says UN chief

New York: The world must do more to stop the dramatic decline in ocean health, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging young people gathered in Carcavelos, Portugal, for a UN Youth and Innovation Forum to step up because his generation’s leaders had moved far too slow.

Japan sees shortest rainy season this year

Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: The rainy season has come to an abrupt end in parts of Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday, with record high temperatures expected in the coming weeks.

China renews yellow alert for rainstorms

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Monday renewed its yellow alert for rainstorms in many parts of the country.

Tweet of 10-year-old climate activist forces authority to clean garbage around Taj Mahal

New Delhi/Agra: A social media post by 10-year-old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam created an overnight change as it forced authorities to clean garbage around the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, a monument visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists every year.

Environment Canada issues heat warning in Ontario

Toronto/IBNS: A heat warning remains in effect on Wednesday for southern and parts of northern Ontario, Environment Canada has said.

Two people, including a woman, die in landslide in Assam’s Cachar

Silchar: Two people, including a woman, died in a landslide in Assam’s Cachar district, officials said on Monday.

Flood and landslides claim 62 lives in Assam so far, 31 lakh people affected

Guwahati: The flood and landslides has claimed 62 human lives in Assam this year so far.

‘Surprise’ early heatwave in Europe, harbinger of things to come

New York: Sweltering conditions in Europe have come earlier than expected this year but the bad news is, they’re the shape of things to come.

World has ‘gambled on fossil fuels and lost’, warns Guterres

New York: The current global economic paradigm of infinite growth based on using up a finite amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, will only deliver a “permanent triple whammy of inflation, climate chaos and conflict”, the UN chief warned on Friday.

Canada: Toronto launches Reduce WasteTO program to achieve net zero strategy

Toronto/IBNS: A new program Reduce WasteTO program – Reducing Single-Use was launched by the city of Toronto to address single-use waste in its first stage of the Single-Use and Takeaway Items Reduction Strategy.

Assam: Four people killed in massive landslide in Guwahati

Guwahati: At least four people were buried alive following a massive landslide in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Nagaland gears up for Endangered Hoolock gibbon conservation

Guwahati: The Hoolock gibbons, which occur only in the northeast India, on the southern bank of the Dibang-Brahmaputra river system is under threat.

Heatwave conditions likely in Telangana in next 24 hours: Met

Hyderabad/UNI: Heatwave conditions could prevail at isolated places in Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda and Suryapet districts of Telangana during the next 24 hours, Meteorological Centre said on Saturday.