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36 people killed, thousands trapped in landslides in Maharashtra

Raigad/IBNS: Landslides in Maharashtra's Raigad district have killed at least 36 people while thousands have been stranded as incessant rains lashed Konkan region of the state.

Low pressure to cause widespread rains in Odisha: CEC

Bhubaneswar/UNI: Widespread rains are expected to lash Odisha under the influence of a low pressure area formed on Thursday.

UK Graduate’s outdoor furniture design uses carbon-capturing moss to tackle climate change

An environmentally conscious UK graduate has created a collection of pollution-cutting outdoor furniture using the carbon-capturing plant moss as its main material.

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

New York: Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold back climate change-induced disasters, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

Study reveals Chinese cities among 25 big producers of greenhouse gases

An analysis of emission trends has shown Chinese cities are among the big emitters responsible for more than half the carbon produced by 167 urban centres worldwide, media reports said on Thursday.

UN body unveils new plan to end ecological destruction, ‘preserve and protect nature’

New York: Equitably “redirecting, repurposing or eliminating incentives” that harm biodiversity by at least $500 billion per year is just one of the 21 ambitious targets of a new draft agreement released by a UN body in the lead up to the landmark November climate conference, COP26, in the United Kingdom.

Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger

New York: Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies warned on Monday.

GREEN J&K DRIVE| Modalities for planting 1.3 crore trees in J&K discussed

Srinagar/IBNS: In the backdrop of the announcement made by the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha of planting 130 lakh trees, the Commissioner Secretary Forests, Sanjeev Verma today discussed the modalities with all the stakeholders to accomplish the task.

Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase

New York: The world was not on track to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before COVID-19 struck, and now the challenge has been magnified many times over, according to a new flagship UN report that indicates countries must take ‘critical’ steps on the road out of the pandemic, during the next 18 months.

Experts caution Pakistan may soon witness famine-like situation if water crisis continues

Islamabad: Pakistani experts have warned that the country may face a famine-like situation due to scarcity of water.

Bad weather disrupts rescue operations in Japan landslide area : Reports

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The Japanese Self-Defense Forces cannot start a full-scale rescue operation to search for missing people in the disaster area in the city of Atami, Shizuoka prefecture, due to bad weather and nighttime, Japanese media said on Saturday.

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon in Jan-Jun highest in five years

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon during the first six months of 2021 has reached its highest peak in the last five years, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) that belongs to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations announced.

Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurates Van Mahotsav

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurated the week-long 72nd Van Mahotsav at Garbhanga reserve forest on the outskirts of Guwahati on Thursday.

Record-breaking ‘pressure-cooker’ heatwave hits Canada, US northwest

New York: A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in 48 hours in the US northwest and western Canada is being mirrored across large parts of the northern hemisphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Canada registering unprecedented heatwave, several dead

Ottawa: An unprecedented heatwave, which is smashing all temperature records, has left several people dead in Canada, media reports said on Wednesday.