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Spending time in nature is good for us, reveals study

Spending time in nature is good for us. Studies have shown that contact with nature can lift our well-being by affecting  emotions, influencing  thoughts, reducing stress and improving physical health. Even brief exposure to nature can help.

3 dead, 59 injured as huge billboard collapses on fuel station during Mumbai dust storm

New Delhi/IBNS: At least three died and 59 others are feared trapped under the debris of a massive billboard that collapsed on a fuel station amid a strong dust storm in Mumbai's Ghatkopar on Monday evening.

UN teams dispatch aid as deadly flash floods strike northern Afghanistan

UN humanitarian teams scrambled to get lifesaving aid to communities devastated by deadly flash floods in northeastern Afghanistan over the weekend.

Air pollution and depression linked with heart disease deaths in middle-aged adults, study suggests

A study in more than 3,000 US counties, with 315 million residents, has suggested that air pollution is linked with stress and depression, putting under-65-year-olds at increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

In a rare spectacle, Aurora Borealis dazzles night skies of Ladakh amid intense solar storms

An astounding display of the northern lights and southern lights has fascinated people worldwide after powerful solar storms impacted the Earth, illuminating the night sky with vivid hues.

UN agency says extreme heat, hurricanes, droughts ravage Latin America and Caribbean

2023 saw another climate record tumble, with Latin America and the Caribbean registering their hottest ever recorded temperatures, according to the UN’s weather monitoring agency.

Scientists alert April 2024 was the hottest on record

The world endured the hottest April month this year, as per data revealed by the European Union’s climate monitoring service Copernicus.

Rapidly warming Indian Ocean hurtling towards near-permanent marine heatwave state

Marine heatwaves are events where ocean temperatures rise to extreme levels and hold steady for at least five days. These heat waves, that occur over the ocean, are likely to extend to 220-250 days a year by 2050, warns a new study. With increasing marine heatwaves, cyclones can intensify, putting fisheries and people living along the coastline, at risk, reports Mongabay India writer Nidhi Jamwal

Kerala on red alert over possible swell waves this weekend

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has issued a red alert over possible swell waves along Kerala and south Tamil Nadu coast over the weekend, media reports said.

Heavy rain, thunderstorm hit UAE once again, several flights cancelled

Dubai: After severe flooding in April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed heavy rain and thunderstorms early Thursday, affecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai, media reports said.

UN officials say swift action needed to tackle El Nino-induced extreme weather

Top UN officials called on Monday for swift action to combat the El Niño extreme weather events that are currently devastating southern Africa and other regions with flooding and drought.

Heavy rains trigger massive landslides in Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed

Jammu/IBNS: Several areas across Jammu and Kashmir have been witnessing non-stop rains and snowfall that triggered landslides and flash floods causing damage to public infrastructure and private property.

Truck gets caught in tornado on US highway; Video goes viral

Nebraska in the United States witnessed devastating tornadoes that caused damage to many homes. Footage and images on social media showed massive black tornadoes moving across the sky, overturning soil, dust, and various materials in their wake.

Climate action ‘cannot trample over the poor’, says UN chief Guterres

The UN Secretary-General on Friday launched an initiative focusing on ensuring fairness, sustainability and respect for human rights throughout the entire process of sourcing and using critical minerals needed for the clean energy transition.

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, no immediate damages reported

Taipei/IBNS: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's eastern county of Hualien on Saturday, the island's weather administration said.