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  • Japan’s deadly combination: climate change and an aging society Jul 10, 2020 03:34 PM IST

    Japan’s deadly combination: climate change and an aging society

    Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.

  • India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing Jun 30, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing

    India must strengthen ties with EU as Europe is shifting its approach towards an assertive China

  • IMD issues red alert for Assam, Meghalaya from May 26-28, 'very heavy' rainfall predicted May 26, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    IMD issues red alert for Assam, Meghalaya from May 26-28, 'very heavy' rainfall predicted

    Sathi Devi, head of the IMD's national weather forecasting centre, said there is a strong flow of south-westerly winds from the Bay of Bengal, bringing a lot of moisture to these two northeastern states.

  • Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; Dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD May 25, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; Dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

    Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius in some places.

  • Thousands without power in Western Australia after once in a decade storm May 25, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Thousands without power in Western Australia after once in a decade storm

    Wind speeds of up to 132 km/hour (82 mph) were registered at Cape Leeuwin, one of the state's most south-westerly points early on Monday, the strongest May gusts in 15 years, according to the Australia Broadcasting Corp.

  • Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone May 19, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

    Coronavirus quarantine shelters in India were being converted to cyclone shelters, leaving authorities to manage social distancing to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  • Cyclonic storm brewing in Bay of Bengal, several coastal districts to experience heavy rain from Tuesday May 16, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Cyclonic storm brewing in Bay of Bengal, several coastal districts to experience heavy rain from Tuesday

    The system is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday evening and move north-northwestwards till May 17, Regional Met Director G K Das said.

  • Monsoon likely to arrive in Rajasthan on June 25: MeT May 14, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Monsoon likely to arrive in Rajasthan on June 25: MeT

    South-west monsoon normally enters the desert state from its southern region and its normal time of arrival is June 15.

  • UK to invest $1.6 billion in weather and climate supercomputer Feb 17, 2020 08:16 AM IST

    UK to invest $1.6 billion in weather and climate supercomputer

    The new supercomputer, which will be managed by the country's Met Office, will be used to help more accurately predict storms, select the most suitable locations for flood defences and predict changes to the global climate.

  • US-UK trade deal needs labour, climate protections, enforcement: US lawmaker Feb 01, 2020 07:40 AM IST

    US-UK trade deal needs labour, climate protections, enforcement: US lawmaker

    Neal, a Democrat, said he expected to work closely with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in forging a new U.S.-UK trade deal after Britain's left the European Union on Friday.

  • First Australian bushfire evacuees land in Melbourne Jan 04, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    First Australian bushfire evacuees land in Melbourne

    They were rescued from Mallacoota, where 4,000 people fled to the waterfront on New Year's Eve as fires ripped through the town in one of the communities worst hit by wildfires burning across three states in southern Australia.

  • India must enact stringent law to combat rapidly changing climate: Experts Dec 15, 2019 01:01 PM IST

    India must enact stringent law to combat rapidly changing climate: Experts

    The experts were reacting to a recent statement issued by the Centre that it was not thinking about bringing a legislation to tackle the issue.

  • UN climate talks stagger towards 'mediocre' outcome Dec 15, 2019 11:49 AM IST

    UN climate talks stagger towards 'mediocre' outcome

    More than 36 hours after the negotiations were due to end, delegates were close to agreement on contentious issues, including how ambitious each nation is in its individual plan to fight climate change.

  • US study suggest that mars had salt lakes Oct 19, 2019 01:00 PM IST

    US study suggest that mars had salt lakes

    The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, noted that over 3 billion years ago the lake that was present in Gale Crater -- an immense 95-mile-wide rocky basin that is being explored with the NASA Curiosity rover since 2012 -- underwent a drying episode possibly linked to the global drying of Mars.

  • Need to change development paradigm, aim for climate resilient development: Venkaiah Naidu Apr 16, 2019 08:13 AM IST

    Need to change development paradigm, aim for climate resilient development: Venkaiah Naidu

    Address the fourth Asia Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation that began here on Monday, he said, "The new urban infrastructure should be low-carbon, green and climate resilient."

  • Supernovae behind extinction of prehistoric giant shark Dec 12, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Supernovae behind extinction of prehistoric giant shark

    Within a few hundred years, long after the strange light in the sky had dwindled, energy from the explosion reached our planet and pummeled the atmosphere, researchers said.

  • Expect 'normal' southwest monsoon, says Skymet Apr 04, 2018 02:20 PM IST

    Expect 'normal' southwest monsoon, says Skymet

    However, the southern peninsula and major portions of northeast India are likely to witness "below normal" rainfall this season, it said in a statement.

  • Greenpeace faults many technology giants for environment impact Oct 17, 2017 10:12 AM IST

    Greenpeace faults many technology giants for environment impact

    The report issued today faults many of the biggest technology companies for failing to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, use more recycled materials and phase out use of toxic materials.

  • Political climate hostile, need to work together: Shashi Tharoor Aug 26, 2017 05:55 PM IST

    Political climate hostile, need to work together: Shashi Tharoor

    Tharoor was speaking at a session titled "Inglorious Empire" at the eighth edition of the Mountain Echoes literary festival here.

  • G20: Russian president Vladimir Putin says found 'optimal compromise' on climate Jul 08, 2017 09:04 PM IST

    G20: Russian president Vladimir Putin says found 'optimal compromise' on climate

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said a compromise found on the issue of climate change that divided US leader Donald Trump from other world leaders at the G20 summit is "optimal".

  • Monsoon to arrive in Mumbai by June 10-11 Jun 08, 2017 09:45 PM IST

    Monsoon to arrive in Mumbai by June 10-11

    Maharashtra prepares itself for the upcoming monsoon.

  • Design must-dos for doing up a weekend home Apr 03, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Design must-dos for doing up a weekend home

    Vacation homes are increasingly becoming popular as a niche housing segment, with many row house and bungalow projects coming up near metro cities in India, in the past decade. “These second homes are mostly &#82

  • Climate change doubters may not be so silly, says Russia President Putin Mar 30, 2017 09:41 PM IST

    Climate change doubters may not be so silly, says Russia President Putin

    Russia President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that climate change doubters "may not be at all silly."

  • More extreme and unusual weather in 2017: WMO Mar 23, 2017 10:25 AM IST

    More extreme and unusual weather in 2017: WMO

    "This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system," WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said.

  • World Bank closely working with Maharashtra govt: Georgieva Mar 01, 2017 07:48 AM IST

    World Bank closely working with Maharashtra govt: Georgieva

    The announcement was made by World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva after concluding her day-long visit to the megapolis.

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