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29% deficiency in monsoon rainfall in Kerala

29% deficiency in monsoon rainfall in Kerala

With 29.1 per cent deficiency in rainfall during the current monsoon in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the assembly that the government was committed to step up water conservation…

Largest volcanic region on Earth discovered under Antarctica

Largest volcanic region on Earth discovered under Antarctica

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – consisting of almost 100 volcanoes – two kilometres below the surface of the vast Antarctic ice sheet. Researchers at Edinburgh…

U.S isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

U.S isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

India joined 18 other G20 members to strongly support the fight against global warming by terming the Paris climate deal as ‘irreversible’, leaving the U.S, which walked out of the…

Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the onset of the monsoon in Kerala on May 30 this year, but the seasonal rainfall may arrive a day before. Ministry of…

Southwest Monsoon will be ‘normal’ this year: IMD

Southwest Monsoon will be ‘normal’ this year: IMD

The Southwest Monsoon will be ‘normal’ this year, a news which will augur well for the farming community and the economy. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General K.J Ramesh said…

World moving towards green economy: United Nations

World moving towards green economy: United Nations

Highlighting India’s growing solar capacity, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said the world is moving towards a green economy at a time when ‘unprecedented’ climate change is posing a threat…

Global climate goals within ‘feasible’ reach: Survey

Global climate goals within ‘feasible’ reach: Survey

Led by cuts in coal-based power plants and thrust on renewable energy by India and China, the construction of such plants globally has witnessed a decline, indicating that global climate…

January 2017 third warmest on record: NASA

January 2017 third warmest on record: NASA

Last month was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by NASA scientists. Last month’s temperature was 0.20 degrees…

Water level in dams depletes as drought advances in Kerala

Water level in dams depletes as drought advances in Kerala

With the drought situation advancing, water level in all major dams in Kerala has depleted to an alarming level causing concern among authorities. Water level in 20 major reservoirs in…

2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to the UN weather agency, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused…

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