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Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurates Van Mahotsav

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurated the week-long 72nd Van Mahotsav at Garbhanga reserve forest on the outskirts of Guwahati on Thursday.

Record-breaking ‘pressure-cooker’ heatwave hits Canada, US northwest

New York: A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in 48 hours in the US northwest and western Canada is being mirrored across large parts of the northern hemisphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Canada registering unprecedented heatwave, several dead

Ottawa: An unprecedented heatwave, which is smashing all temperature records, has left several people dead in Canada, media reports said on Wednesday.

Nepal-China rail link may go through protected Himalayan park

Beijing: A senior engineer has claimed that the railway, which will link China and Nepal, will run through the main protected area of the Himalayan mountains, media reports said.

On climate change frontline, indigenous provide pointers to save planet

New York: Indigenous people living on the frontline of climate change could offer potentially ground-breaking insight into biodiversity protection and sustainability, but they urgently need help to withstand a growing number of threats to their way of life, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

Water-related disasters throw up complex challenges, threaten lives and jobs

New York:The global climate crisis is “exacerbating and intensifying” water-related disasters, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods, the UN chief said on Friday at a major sustainable development symposium.

WBCSD and businesses in India unveil policy report on large-scale adoption of electric vehicles

Geneva, Delhi/IBNS: Widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) is looked upon as a key factor in decarbonizing road transport and reducing environmental pollution in India, according to  World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Great Barrier Reef in danger, UN World Heritage Committee draft report finds

New York: A United Nations body is recommending that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef be included on a list of world heritage in danger, according to a draft report issued on Monday, a move which has been heavily criticized by the Australian Government.  

Twenty-four people hurt in Yalta amid heavy flooding, situation now stable: City Administration

Simferpol/Sputnik: The situation in the Yalta region has stabilized following severe flooding in Russia’s Crimea, a total of 24 people were injured, according to the Yalta city administration.

Ship fire caused significant damage to planet: UN on MV-X Press Pearl incident off Colombo

The sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off capital Colombo has caused “significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem, the UN representative in Sri Lanka said.

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.