August 14, 2020 05:33 (IST)
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Sikkim: Earthquake of 3.8 magnitude jolts Gangtok

Gangtok/UNI: Gangtokians experienced Earthquake at 6.49 am today.

Some 1,000 tonnes of fuel leaked from Japanese vessel near Mauritius - Transport Company

Tokoy/Sputnik: No less than 1,000 tonnes of petroleum into the Indian Ocean from a Japanese bulk carrier, which ran aground off the island of Mauritius in late July, Executive Vice President Akihiko Ono of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines transport company said on Sunday.

WBSEDCL introduces electric vehicles to reduce air pollution

Kolkata/IBNS; To ensure zero emission and reduce air pollution, the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has introduced three electric vehicles (EVs) to be used as official transportation.

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon grows by 34.5 pct

Brasilia/Xinhua: Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased 34.5 percent between August 2019 and July 2020 compared to the same period the previous year, with a total of 9,205 square km of forest destroyed, sources said on Saturday. 

Mysuru: Zoo employee killed by elephant

Mysuru/UNI: A Mysuru zoo employee, who was looking after an elephant, was killed after the tusker attacked him, an official confirmed the news on Saturday.

Mauritius declares environment emergency after fuel leak

Port Louis/UNI: Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth has declared an environmental emergency over the massive fuel spill from the Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio that ran aground near the island nation.

Nepal: Magnitude 3.5 earthquake hits Kathmandu, no casualty 

Kathmandu: An earthquake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter Scale, hit Nepal's Kathmandu valley on Wednesday, officials said.

Heavy rain likely to occur in Telangana, North Coastal AP and Yanam: Met

Hyderabad/UNI: Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana during the next 24 hours, Meteorological Centre said on Wednesday.

Across Sudan, heavy rains and flash floods destroy houses, wash away crops – UN relief wing

New York: Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and vital infrastructure damaged due to riverine and flashfloods after heavy rains across large parts of Sudan, the United Nations relief wing has reported.

Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollution

New York: The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.

World Tiger Day: Indian tourists must travel responsibly, avoid selfies with tigers, urges animal welfare body

New Delhi/IBNS: On the occasion of World Tiger Day, international animal welfare organisation, World Animal Protection is urging Indian tourists to travel responsibly and avoid visiting venues offering tiger shows and tiger selfies.

Better city-wide sanitation required to improve river water quality, says environmental body

New Delhi/IBNS: While many have been pointing out the improvement in the air quality of cities during the pandemic induced lockdown, the water quality of the rivers have not shown any noticeable improvement, according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Seismicity study of Arunachal Himalaya reveals low to moderate earthquakes at 2 crustal depths

New Delhi: The exhumation and growth of the Himalaya is a continuous process that results predominantly from reverse faults in which the rocks on the lower surface of a fault plane move under relatively static rocks on the upper surface, a process called underthrusting of the Indian plate beneath its Eurasian counterpart.

Climate emergency ‘a danger to peace’, UN Security Council hears

New York: The climate emergency generated by global warming, is exacerbating existing risks to international peace and security, while also creating new ones, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Friday, making the case for swift climate action on multiple fronts.

Dramatic Arctic fires and sea ice melt, show need for urgent climate action

“Exceptional and prolonged” temperatures in Siberia, have left parts of the Arctic warmer than sub-tropical Florida, and fuelled “devastating” wildfires for a second consecutive year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, while warning also of rapidly decreasing sea ice along the Russian polar coast.