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North coastal Andhra braces for cyclonic storm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 3 (IANS) North coastal Andhra Praesh and Odisha coast brace for cyclone as depression intensified into a deep depression over westcentral and adjoining south Bay of Bengal on Friday.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Deep Ocean Mission aims for manned mission 6000 metres'
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With an aim to harness the Blue Economy, the 'Deep Ocean Mission' of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was approved by the Cabinet six months ago envisaging exploration of deep ocean resources, especially Polymetallic Nodules, from 6000 m depth.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
TN reduces value of encroached land on water bodies to zero
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu registration department in a government order recently reduced the value of encroached land and properties on water bodies, waterways, and water catchment areas to zero leading to a major hit in the sale of land parcels in these areas.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
More colder days ahead for Delhi; rains likely on Dec 5, 6
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Post a light drizzle, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more colder days for Delhi after it recorded the season's lowest maximum temperature at 19.8 degrees Celsius a night ago.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UN Biodiversity Convention postpones in-person sessions
Montreal, Dec 3 (IANS) Due to the uncertainties posed by the emergence of the Omicron variant, and the resulting travel measures and restrictions imposed in certain countries, the resumed sessions of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) scientific and implementation bodies, as well as the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) have been postponed.
2021-12-03
Category: International, France,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Need to strengthen pandemic prevention: Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the decision to call a special session of the World Health Assembly for pandemic preparedness has been hailed.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cyclonic storm likely to hit south Odisha coast as depression intensifies: IMD
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts by Saturday morning, according to the India Meteorological Department.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Deep ocean, climate change and a mission
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India has outlined an ambitious plan to touch the depths of the Indian Ocean as part of its 'Deep Ocean Mission' with the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) as its nodal implementing agency.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Enforcement task force, 17 flying squads for measures to reduce air pollution, SC told
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court's rap, the Commission for Air Quality Management in Delhi-NCR has told the apex court that it has constituted a five-member enforcement task force to monitor implementation of its directions to curb air pollution in the national capital. The commission also constituted 17 flying squads for taking punitive measures against defaulters.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minimum temperatures continue to drop in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) Cold wave intensified further in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday as the minimum temperature continued to drop in the two union territories.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pilot project on for landslide early warning system: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) in collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS) under the National Environmental Research Council (UK) funded, multi-consortium LANDSLIP project has developed a prototype regional Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) for India, the Parliament was told on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Light drizzle in Delhi-NCR, visibility hit but air stays bad
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi experienced poor visibility throughout Thursday with very light rainfall in the afternoon.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Forest officials, villagers rescue 5 elephants trapped in pond in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 2 (IANS) Forest Department personnel in Assam in a joint operation with the local people on Thursday rescued five elephants which were trapped in a muddy pond in eastern part of the state, officials said.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air Pollution: SAFAR's advice can save health sector Rs 1,096 cr in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) At a time when air pollution in Delhi-NCR has reached an alarming level, a latest study has found that as much as Rs 1,096 crore per year could be saved if the advisories from SAFAR were followed diligently.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill with amendment
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Dam Safety Bill 2019 that provides for surveillance, inspection, operation, and maintenance of certain specified dams across the country with a provision of imprisonment up to two years, or a fine, or both, for an offence under it.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill with amendment
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Dam Safety Bill 2019 that provides for surveillance, inspection, operation, and maintenance of certain specified dams across the country with a provision of imprisonment up to two years, or a fine, or both, for an offence under it.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi, adjoining areas gets light drizzle, AQI still 'very poor'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi, Noida and parts of Ghaziabad received a light drizzle on Thursday afternoon, plunging the maximum temperature by a degree Celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Leopard stirs panic in Aligarh college, rescued after 4-hr operation
Aligarh, Dec 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an adult male leopard entered a classroom at the Chaudhary Nihal Singh Inter College in Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Draft policy on ecological restoration of TN forest area on anvil
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will be bringing out a draft policy by February for ecological restoration of its forest land from alien plant species that are invasive. The government has been trying to remove these invasive plant species from forest land but was not successful. The main invasive species that outrun the native species and have to be annually weeded out are Lantana camara, Acacia mearnsii, Prosopis juliflora.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India's urban clusters learnt nothing from Bhopal gas tragedy
Agra, Dec 2 (IANS) "Callous negligence on the part of the regulating agencies and citizens in emerging urban clusters of India is the primary cause of man-made disasters." This was the consensus of a meeting of green activists and environmentalists on the eve of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy day.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Mercury dips, light showers with thunderstorm in MP for next 2 days
Bhopal, Dec 2 (IANS) Light to moderate rain with lightning and thunderstorms is predicted for the next two days (December 2 and 3) in several parts of Madhya Pradesh, including the capital city Bhopal, said regional weather department on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ground water level in Telangana drops during November
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Ground water levels in Telangana have dropped during November compared to October 2021.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cyclone alert in north coastal Andhra region
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday sounded an alert in view of the cyclone threat to north coastal Andhra region.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cyclone alert in north coastal Andhra region
Amaravati, Dec 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday sounded an alert in view of the cyclone threat to north coastal Andhra region.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
8 fishermen missing off Gir Somnath Coast
Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Thursday received information about an incident of drowning of fishing boats and missing fishermen off Gir-Somnath coast of Saurashtra region of Gujarat owing to unfavourable strong winds and turbulent seas. At least 8 to 10 fishermen are believed to be missing. The Coast Guard immediately launched a search and rescue operation in the area.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Induce creativity in bureaucracy', SC sets 24-hour deadline for Centre, states to act against air pollution
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday minced no words to slam the Centre and state governments over the severe air pollution in the national capital and expressed concern that nothing was happening on the ground to improve the air quality.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cyclonic circulation brings copious rainfall in western India
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Due a cyclonic circulation off the western coast, several districts of western Maharashtra, parts of Gujarat and central India received widespread heavy to very heavy rainfall with multiple stations recording more than 60 mm rains in the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistani official calls for concerted efforts to fight climate change
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said on Wednesday that concerted efforts are needed to counter the adverse impacts of climate change and impending disaster of environmental degradation.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pakistani official calls for concerted efforts to fight climate change
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said on Wednesday that concerted efforts are needed to counter the adverse impacts of climate change and impending disaster of environmental degradation.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Light drizzle expected in Delhi today: IMD
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, there is a possibility of light rainfall over parts of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No respite from cold wave in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) There was no respite from cold wave in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Thursday even as the weather office forecast rain/snow from Friday evening.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian lawyers' LIFE awarded Right Livelihood Award 2021
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) -- founded by legal eagles Ritwick Dutta and Rahul Choudhary -- were awarded the 2021 edition of the prestigious 'Right Livelihood Award' for the grassroots approach of empowering vulnerable communities to protect their livelihoods and claim their right to a clean environment.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi to upgrade sewage treatment plants for cleaner environment
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will upgrade 20 sewage treatment plants (STPs) and sludge biogas plants in order to clean the environment and produce biogas as much as possible so that it can be used to make clean fuels like bio-CNG and produce electricity.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cyclone Jawad might trigger heavy rains in south Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued an alert for the formation of Cyclone Jawad, which may hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on December 4 morning.
2021-12-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains lead to major losses for TN's cotton farmers
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Heavy and incessant rains and water-logging have led to huge losses for cotton farmers of Tamil Nadu, especially those in Tiruchi district, which is considered the hub of the crop in the state.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cabinet Secy reviews preparedness for impending cyclone in Bay of Bengal
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness of Central Ministries and agencies, and state governments to deal with the situation arising out of the impending cyclone in the Bay of Bengal at a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC).
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
CPWD issued notices for continuing construction at Central Vista site
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday issued two separate notices to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for carrying out construction work at the Central Vista construction site despite a blanket ban on all construction and demolition (C&D) activities in the wake of bad air quality in the national capital.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
House made out of 65 herbal plants, mud comes up in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) A sculptor by profession, Sila Santhosh is now the proud creator of a unique house, covering around 200 sq feet, made entirely of mud which has been mixed with 65 herbal plants.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Central Vista doesn't cause air pollution, follows waste management rules, Centre to SC
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the construction activities for the new parliamentary building and the Central Vista avenue site comply with construction and demolition waste management rules, and do not cause any pollution.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India's renewable growth rate accelerating faster: IEA
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) With India set to come out on top in terms of the rate of growth, doubling new installations compared to 2015-2020, the growth of the world's capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years. The year 2021 is expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations, the IEA said on Wednesday.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
IMD issues 'pre-cyclone watch', Odisha on alert
Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued "pre-cyclone watch" for north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts as a cyclonic storm is likely to approach around December 4 morning.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lucknow investor wins PETA Award
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) In view of International Volunteer Day on December 5, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named Lucknow equity investor Rohit Gurnani its 2021 Volunteer of the Year.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
November breaks record for 'heavy', 'very heavy' rainfall
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Thanks to the series of low pressure areas coupled with active northeast monsoon in November in south India, as many as 645 stations across India recorded "heavy" rainfall while 168 stations received "very heavy" rainfall - the maximum in the last five years, the IMD said on Wednesday.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Likely cyclonic storm Jowad to bring in more rains on east coast: IMD
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday and similar rains turning into heavy rainfall at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha from Friday evening owing to a likely formation of cyclonic storm.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Most of India to have normal to above normal min temp in winter
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The winter season from December 2021 to February 2022 is likely to experience normal to above normal minimum temperature over many parts of northwest India, most parts of south and northeast India and some areas along the foothills of the Himalayas, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dia Mirza pledges financial aid to frontline forest warriors
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Dia Mirza, who will celebrate her birthday on December 9, has decided to dedicate the special day to the frontline forest warriors who died due to the Covid pandemic.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Scientists protect Australian sea lions from deadly parasite
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Veterinary scientists have made a breakthrough in protecting endangered Australian sea lions from an often-fatal infection.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tirumala ghat road closed again following landslides
Tirupati, Dec 1 (IANS) A ghat road leading to famous Sri Venkateswara temple atop Tirumala hills was shut down on Wednesday after landslides damaged the road at three places, officials said.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Possibility of thunder lightning in Delhi-NCR: IMD
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Delhi and its adjoining areas will have a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of the development of thunder lightning on Wednesday, India Meteorological Department said.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
At minus 2.5 Srinagar witnesses coldest night so far
Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Intense cold continued in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday as the minimum temperature in Srinagar dropped to this season's lowest so far at minus 2.5 degrees Celsius.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife