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40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: U.N report

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: U.N report

Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due…

Monsoon to hit Kerala by May 28-30: Skymet

Monsoon to hit Kerala by May 28-30: Skymet

Monsoon will hit Kerala between May 28 and 30, two-three days before its normal onset date of June 1, private forecasting agency Skymet said. However, it is expected to reach…

Agasthyamala among 20 world biosphere reserves

Agasthyamala among 20 world biosphere reserves

India’s “unique” Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve is among 20 new sites added by the U.N’s top cultural body UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The International Co-ordinating Council added…

Mercury level soaring; Kerala heading for drought ?

Mercury level soaring; Kerala heading for drought ?

With mercury level soaring, Kerala is likely to face drought-like situation amid fears of drinking water scarcity and power crisis in the poll-bound state as water bodies are fast drying…

El Nino may spread cholera-like diseases across oceans

El Nino may spread cholera-like diseases across oceans

El Nino – a phenomena which sparks global weather extremes – could be transporting and spreading waterborne diseases such as cholera thousands of miles across oceans, with significant impacts for…

Tsunami Early Warning System Siren test successful

Tsunami Early Warning System Siren test successful

The newly installed Tsunami Early Warning System Siren was successfully tested. The test was conducted between 12.00-12.10 pm near INS Angre in Fort area in Mumbai on Monday, a Defence…

Sheikh Hasina wins UN award on climate change

Sheikh Hasina wins UN award on climate change

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been declared as one of the winners of the UN Champions of the Earth award in recognition of her “leadership and vision” in both…

India, China suffer heavily due to air pollution: Study

India, China suffer heavily due to air pollution: Study

India and China suffer over USD 1.89 trillion annually in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health caused from air pollution, according to a report. Quoting OECD…

Deficient monsoon: PM wants ‘challenge’ to be turned into ‘opportunity’

Deficient monsoon: PM wants ‘challenge’ to be turned into ‘opportunity’

With monsoon rainfall predicted to be deficient this year, Prime Minister Narendar Modi said the “challenge” should be converted into an “opportunity” for looking at other avenues of irrigation as…

On Environment Day, PM asks people to plant trees

On Environment Day, PM asks people to plant trees

On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a ‘Kadamb’ sapling at his Race Course Road residence lawns and exhorted people to plant as many trees as possible.…