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UN meet calls for combating climate change on urgent priority

UN meet calls for combating climate change on urgent priority

Nearly 200 countries called for “highest political commitment” to combat climate change on “urgent priority” at a UN gathering noting that global climate is warming at an “alarming and unprecedented”…

Northeast monsoon brings rainfall to Kerala

Northeast monsoon brings rainfall to Kerala

With Northeast monsoon becoming active over Kerala, most places in the state received rains on Monday. Punalur in Kollam district which received a rainfall of 9 cm, Peringamala in the…

Govt approves ratification of Paris climate agreement

Govt approves ratification of Paris climate agreement

Paving the way for bringing the historic Paris agreement into force, the government today approved its ratification which will be formalised on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.…

2016 on track to be hottest year ever: U.N

2016 on track to be hottest year ever: U.N

Global temperatures for the first six months of this year have shattered previous records, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest year ever, the U.N weather agency has said.…

Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, says IMD

Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that the much-awaited Southwest monsoon has hit the Kerala coast. IMD added that the southwest monsoon has furthered advanced into some parts…

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…