Environment

Mercury rises in Delhi, rain likely on Monday

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 20:56

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) There was no respite for Delhi residents on Sunday as the day temperature was recorded at 36.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. Showers at some places in the evening, however, came as a welcome relief.

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Two killed as typhoon slams Japan

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:06

Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) Typhoon Noru brought heavy rains and gusty winds to the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu on Sunday, killing at least two people in its wake.

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Light showers likely in Delhi

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 09:58

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) It was a cloudy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.8 degrees Celsius, two degrees above the season's average.

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350 mn people in Europe at risk of extreme weather: Study

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:46

London, Aug 5, Two out of three people living in Europe will be affected by heat waves, coastal floods and other weather-related disasters, largely due to global warming and climate change by the end of the century, a study said.

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Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 09:18

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

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5.4 magnitude quake hits Philippines

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 08:32

Manila, Aug 5 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck parts of southern Philippines on Saturday. No damage was reported but there could be numerous aftershocks, state seismologists said.

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Heavy rains likely in Gangetic Bengal in next two days

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 20:50

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) There are possibilities of heavy downpour for the next two days in Gangetic West Bengal while north Bengal will experience relatively less rain, the Met department said.

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World unlikely to achieve Paris climate goal, says study

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:18

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) A new study says that there is just five per cent chance of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius by the century's end as laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement of 2016.

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Unregulated shark fishing could drive them to extinction in India: Expert

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:04

Cartagena (Colombia), Aug 4 (IANS) Unregulated fishing of critically endangered sharks off India's Gujarat coast is driving them to extinction, warns a researcher. She foresees a spike in the hunting in India with the world's No.1 shark fin and meat supplier, Indonesia, all set to place stringent regulations on its fishing.

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Cloudy morning in Delhi

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:30

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) It was a cloudy Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

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Forests part of our spiritual culture: Pranab Mukherjee

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:44

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Congratulating the Indian Forest Service Probationers for clearing the exam, former President Pranab Mukherjee urged them protect the forest of the nation, as they are "special for Indian ethos and culture".

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23-year-old giant panda gives birth to twins in China

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 23:26

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A 23-year-old giant panda has delivered twins in southwest China's Sichuan Province, becoming the oldest panda to ever give birth, a breeding centre said on Thursday.

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Heavy rainfall likely in Gangetic Bengal

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 21:50

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Thundershowers inundated several pockets in the city on Thursday, throwing normal life out of gear with the Met office warning of heavy rainfall at isolated places in Gangetic West Bengal over the next day.

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