October 24, 2020 17:36 (IST)
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Delhi people continue to breathe very poor air

New Delhi/UNI: The air quality in Delhi-NCR remained "very poor" on Saturday morning according to real time air monitoring agency SAFAR.

Jammu and Kashmir: World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal inaugurates training programme at SKUAST-K

Srinagar:  A ten-day online international training programme on “Climate Risk Assessment and its Management through Agro meteorological Approaches” was inaugurated at the Sher-e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Shalimar on Wednesday.

HP: Light tremors rock parts of Chamba district

Shimla/UNI: A light tremor rocked parts of Chamba district this noon, National Centre of Seismology.

CSE proposes new strategy to encourage coal-fired thermal power plants to meet environmental norms by 2022

New Delhi/IBNS: With 65 per cent of India’s coal-fired thermal power plants not moving to meet environmental norms by the deadline year of 2022, it has become imperative to review and restrategise to push the sector towards implementation. And to do this, a new system of preferential treatment for cleaner plants and deterrence mechanisms for the laggards has to be brought into effect urgently, says a new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released here today at a high-powered webinar.

Karnataka: Fresh splash of rain further deteriorates flood situation in districts

Kalaburagi/UNI: Fresh rain in the catchment area of River Bhima in Karnataka and other places in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and Yadgir district has deteriorated the flood situation in the state.

7.5 earthquake hits near Alaska coast, triggers tsunami warning

Los Angeles: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale hit the coast of near Sand Point, Alaska and even triggered small tsunami waves, media reports said.

Bad situations ‘only get worse’ without disaster risk governance, UN chief says on International Day

New York: With nations facing multiple crises simultaneously and a dramatic rise in extreme weather events in recent decades, the UN Secretary-General has called for strengthening disaster risk governance, to build a safer, more resilient world.

UN chief urges ministers to provide ‘decisive leadership’ on climate action

New York: With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

‘Staggering’ rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, new disaster research shows

New York: The first 20 years of this century have seen a “staggering” rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that “almost all nations” have failed to prevent a “wave of death and illness” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mumbai: 800 acres of Aarey declared forest, Metro car shed shifted to Kanjurmarg

Mumbai/UNI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the proposed car shed would be shifted to Kanjurmag, adding that there would be no escalation in cost because the state already owns land there.

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Manipur, tremors felt in several north-east states

Imphal: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale hit Manipur on Saturday as tremors were felt in several north-east states, officials said on Saturday.

Two killed, 20 missing as floods submerge France's SE

Paris/Xinhua: Flash floods that struck France's southeast region of Alpes-Maritimes over the weekend have so far left two people dead and 20 others missing, local authorities said on Monday.

France joins international program to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Moscow/Sputnik: France has joined 64 other nations for the so-called Leaders’ Pledge for Nature initiative to curb the biodiversity loss on the planet by the end of the decade, French Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili said on Tuesday.

Assam flood: Nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 district affect

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Assam is still grim as nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 districts of the state have been affected by the third wave of flood this year.

Pacific small islands and ‘Big Ocean’ nations at UN Assembly make the case for climate action, shift to clean energy

Facing constant threats from climate change and wary of the possible spread of COVID-19 to their shores, Pacific Island leaders on Friday touted their own environmental action plans and called for more aggressive climate action from other nations, including rapid shifts toward clean energy.