June 20, 2021 15:40 (IST)
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All coronavirus deaths to be certified, action against defaulters: Centre informs Supreme Court | 2.1 magnitude earthquake hits Delhi, no damage reported | Uttar Pradesh govt relaxes Covid curbs, allows malls, restaurants to open on weekdays | Kaliachak family murder: Police recover firearms, cartridge from primary accused Asif Mohammed's friends | Kolkata man who 'officially died' in 2010 Jnaneswari Express accident detained by CBI

IMD: SW monsoon moves into more parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP & UP

New Delhi/UNI: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of north Arabian Sea, most parts of Gujarat region, some parts Saurashtra, southeast Rajasthan and some more parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Bangladesh: CREA analysis reveals major flaws in environmental paperwork of China-backed Banskhali coal power project

Helsinki: A Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air has claimed that a  Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh is failing to ensure proper environmental inspections.

Pakistan: Five killed, six injured as windstorm lashes northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Islamabad/UNI: At least five people were killed and six others injured in separate rain and windstorm-triggered accidents in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said.

Researchers show that climate change, melting glaciers and hazards threaten the Third Pole

New Delhi/IBNS: Experts have been talking about the effects of climate change evident in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, namely the Third Pole, especially after the recent natural disasters to hit the Himalayan region.

UN-backed report finds no G7-based stock exchange indices align with Paris climate goals

New York: New research co-authored by the UN Global Compact revealed on Thursday that none of the G7 leading industrial nations’ main stock indices are aligned with global emissions targets set out in the Paris Agreement, thwarting efforts to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for World Oceans Day

New York: Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his message for World Oceans Day.

Chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort as CO2 emissions rise: WMO

New York: Confirmation that Europe has just had its chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday.

Global push needed to ensure ‘clean, affordable and sustainable electricity’ for all

New York: During the last decade, more people around the world have gained access to electricity than ever before. However, the number still not connected has grown in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia, according to a new UN report on universal access to energy, launched on Monday.

Groundwater preservation the key

Climate researcher Madhumita Sahoo works to identify solutions and approaches to manage groundwater resources to the advantage of people everywhere. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports

Environmentalists move Sri Lankan Supreme Court against government, operators over ship fire

An environmental rights group and fishermen’s activists have petitioned the Sri Lankan Supreme Court against the government and the operators of the MV X-Press Pearl, over the environmental damage caused by the ship’s fire.

Low-intensity earthquake hits Jammu and Kashmir, no casualty

Srinagar/UNI: A low-intensity earthquake measuring 2.5 on Richter scale hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours on Sunday.

UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to counter ‘triple environmental emergency’

New York: Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday.

Invasive pest spread another fallout from climate change, UN-backed study finds

New York: Climate change is making pests which ravage important agricultural crops even more destructive, heightening threats to global food security and the environment, a UN-backed study published on Wednesday has found.

Chinese deal to build fishing harbour in Sierra Leone triggers protests

Conservationists, human rights and animal welfare groups, and local landowners have started protesting against Sierra Leone government's plan of selling 250 acres of pristine beach and rainforest to China in a $55 million deal that would see an industrial fishing harbor built on the site, media reports said.