The sun's impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks Worl...

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New York, Mar 23 (IBNS): Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological cycle.
Mozambique: Cyclone Idai death toll climbs to 293
Beira, Mar 22 (UNI/IBNS): Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario said on Friday at Beira International Airport in central coastal region of the country that death toll caused by the cyclone Idai had reached 293.
Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction
New York, Mar 22 (IBNS): The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.
5.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Turkey
Istanbul, Mar 20 (Xinhua/UNI): An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, but no casualties were reported so far, the authorities said.
Cyclone Idai: emergency getting ‘bigger by the hour’, warns UN food agency
New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said on Tuesday, warning that the emergency “is getting bigger by the hour”.
Death toll in cyclone-induced floods reaches 98 in Zimbabwe
Harare, Mar 19 (Xinhua/UNI) The death toll from tropical cyclone Idai induced floods in Zimbabwe has risen to 98 with 217 missing, the government has said.
‘Break the cycle’ of disaster-response-recovery, urges top UN official, as death toll ...
New York, Mar 19 (IBNS): The destruction unleashed by Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, continues to claim lives and displace thousands, in what the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official called on Monday “theworst extreme weather event to occur so far this year”.
Zimbabwe cyclone kills 82
Harare, Mar 18 (UNI): At least 82 people have been confirmed dead in Zimbabwe due to flooding and landfall caused by the tropical Cyclone Idai, local media reported on Monday.
Rains likely in West Uttar Pradesh on March 20
Lucknow, Mar 18 (UNI) Several areas in Western UP are likely to experience rainfall on March 20, the weatherman said here on Monday.
Himachal Pradesh experiences mild to light snowfall
Shimla, Mar 18 (UNI) High reaches of Himachal Pradesh experienced mild to light snowfall at isolated parts and down streams lashed with rain and thundershower in last 24 hrs.
Indonesia flash floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 77
Jakarta, Mar 18 (UNI): The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province has climbed to 77 with 116 others injured, a local official in charge of rescue efforts said on Monday.
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