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UN chief hails Republic of Korea’s vow to achieve carbon neutrality

New York: The Republic of Korea’s pledge towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 has been hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as “a very positive step in the right direction”.

2020 Climate Action Award winners shine ray of hope

In a year that has cast darkness upon many, the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, announced on Tuesday, shone a light on the positive action that many across the globe are taking, to combat climate change.

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake hits Nagpur

Nagpur/UNI: A mild earthquake of magnitude 3.3 hit Nagpur in Maharashtra around 1610 hrs on Tuesday, an official from local IMD said here.

Exported used cars ‘dumped’ on developing nations, driving up pollution, UN warns

New York: Used vehicles exported from richer countries are contributing to increased air pollution in developing nations and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter

New York: Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments.

Newly identified tectonically active zone in Himalayas could alter earthquake study, predictions

New Delhi: The suture zone of the Himalayas or the Indus Suture Zone (ISZ) in the Ladakh region where Indian and Asian Plates are joined has been found to be tectonically active, as against current understanding that it is a locked zone.

Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul Spiti receives first snowfall

Shimla/UNI: The Lahaul valley received the first snowfall of the season on Sunday night with mercury dipping below zero degree Celcius in the region.

Delhi air quality remains 'very poor'

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category on Sunday with Air Quality Index (AQI) for the last 24 hours recorded at 349, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said in its daily bulletin.

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.