Environment

Gujarat's Solar Irrigation Cooperative has a solution for groundwater crisis

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:14

Dhundi, Kheda district, Gujarat: Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him. Parmar is one of six farmers who have formed the worlds first solar irrigation cooperative in Dhundi village in Gujarats Kheda district, about 90 km from Ahmedabad.

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Ranchi records 43 degrees C; highest in 50 years

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:42

Ranchi, June 5 (IANS) Once the summer capital of undivided Bihar, Ranchi is in the grip of heat wave as the mercury soared to 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday, a record in 50 years, the Met Office said on Monday.

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Integrating weather reporting in India: The big challenge

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:54

As the advent of the 2017 summer monsoon over mainland South Asia showed once again, Indian meteorologists have become highly accurate in their forecasts. Gone are those Jerome K. Jerome days when you left your umbrella at home if the Meteorological Department predicted rain. Now the weather office can even anticipate a relatively unpredictable phenomenon such as a dust storm in the north Indian summer. It may not be as good for forecasts more than a week in advance, but it's far better than before.

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Hot Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:50

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) It was a hot morning on Monday in the national capital as the minimum temperature rose six notches above the season's average and was recorded at 33.6 degrees Celsius.

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Uttarakhand plains reel under heatwave

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:38

Dehradun, June 5 (IANS) After a spell of good weather, largely due to heavy downpour for several days, temperatures in the hill state of Uttarakhand are on the rise again.

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UP simmers at 48 degrees, no respite in sight

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:20

Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) There is no respite in sight from the gruelling heatwave in Uttar Pradesh as the day temperatures are likely to scale to new highs, the weatherman said on Monday.

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Jammu scorches at 45.1, season's highest

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:16

Jammu, June 5 (IANS) At 45.1 degrees Celsius the Jammu city recorded its highest temperature this season, the Met department announced on Monday.

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43 wild elephants invade northern Tanzanian villages

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 06:50

Dodoma, June 5 (IANS) Villagers in Tanzania's northern districts of Monduli are living in constant fear of possible danger to their lives from a herd of wild elephants that strayed into their areas.

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Delhi sizzles at 47 degrees; no respite till Tuesday

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 20:54

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Delhi residents suffered under a searing sun on Sunday as the mercury in some parts of the national capital touched 47 degrees Celsius, with the average maximum shooting up to 44.6 degrees -- four notches above the average.

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Shimla sees season's hottest day

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 19:38

Shimla, June 4 (IANS) The mercury continued to rise across the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday with state capital Shimla, situated at an altitude of 2,130 metres, recording a high of 30.1 degrees Celsius making it the season's hottest day, the weather bureau said.

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