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UN research shows G20 nations lagging in climate action
Nairobi, Sep 22 (IANS) G20 nations are collectively not on track to meet their Paris Agreement commitments, but they have huge opportunities to undertake rapid and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, a new UN research has said.
2019-09-22
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Hurricane Lorena downgraded to tropical storm in Mexico
Mexico City, Sep 22 (IANS) Hurricane Lorena has been downgraded to a tropical storm after causing power outages and damages to property along the east coast of the Baja California peninsula on its way to northwestern Mexico.
2019-09-22
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains lash Houston ahead of Modi visit
Houston (Texas), Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Houston ahead of the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event on Sunday that will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a crowd of over 50,000 people, and also be attended by US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Dalai Lama supports global climate strike
Dharamsala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday supported the global climate strike, saying the younger generation is being very realistic about the future.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India gifts Gandhi Solar Park to power UN with green electricity
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN headquarters will be powered with green electricity when the Gandhi Solar Park gifted by India comes online on September 24 symbolising New Delhi's commitment to fighting climate change.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
'Delhi is first state to have 95 pc CNG-powered industries'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) About 95 per cent of the oil-driven industry in Delhi has been shifted its operations to CNG, making the national capital first city to do so, according to a report submitted by the Delhi Dialogue Commission to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Missing jumbo Laxmi found near Delhi Police HQ
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The police team took two months to find Laxmi after she went missing from the Yamuna Bank area since July and was finally traced on Tuesday night barely three kilometres away from the police headquarter.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Protesters hurl Modi effigy into Narmada
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) Can anyone's ego be greater than the lives of millions? During the grand celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 69th birthday on Tuesday the question seems to be answered in affirmative in the Malwa and Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh as the fate of 32,000 families is linked to success of the celebration.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BJP MPs organise 'No to Plastic' campaign
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Minister V.K. Singh and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel organised 'No to Plastic' campaign on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the theme of "one ladoo, one plastic" at the Ajmeri Gate of Chandni Chowk, here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Trains to be more silent and eco-friendly with HOG system
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Travelling in trains will become more silent and eco-friendly, as the Indian Railways is going to replace the two generator cars placed on either side of the trains with Head On Generation (HOG) system.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal extend support to #SaveAarey Campaign
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actors Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal have joined the growing list of Bollywood celebrities expressing disappointment over the Mumbai civic body decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro car shed project.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Goa to be declared organic state: CM
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Goa will soon be declared an organic state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
R&D centre for clean coal unveiled in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday opened the national centre for clean coal research and development at the Indian Institute of Science's (IISc) campus here.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Eye of the tiger: Killer nomad on the prowl
Jaipur, Sep 16 (IANS) This is a story of T-104, an eight-month-old tiger who became a homeless wanderer and has killed three men since February this year in the jungles of Ranthambore.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will request NGT to allow beach shacks, says Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) With Goa's tourism season set to kick off just a couple of weeks later, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that his government would plead before the National Green Tribunal for permission to set up beach shacks along the coastline.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Floods kill 33 in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 16 (IANS) Floods that have submerged large parts of northern Thailand for the last two weeks have killed at least 33 people, authorities said on Monday.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia probes firms over fires on Sumatra, Borneo
Jakarta, Sep 16 (IANS) More than 30 companies on Sumatra and Borneo islands are being investigated by Indonesian authorities on suspicion of causing some of the serious fires suffered by the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said on Monday.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan CM conducts aerial survey of flood-hit areas
Jaipur, Sep 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit regions of Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar and Dholpur districts.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SL issues landslide warnings amidst heavy rains
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Monday issued landslide warnings for several districts of the island nation after the Meteorology Department warned of further rains in the coming days.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Army deploys 8 teams for flood relief in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Army has deployed eight teams in Rajasthan for flood-relief operations in districts that have been inundated due to heavy rainfall in the past few days.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army deployed for flood relief in Kota, Jhalawar
Jaipur, Sep 15 (IANS) The army has deputed its flood relief columns of the Sapta Shakti Command in the Kota and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan following heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab govt urges farmers to shun stubble burning
Chandigarh, Sep 15 (IANS) Urging the farmers to refrain from burning paddy stubble, the Punjab government on Sunday appealed to the farmers to follow the philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in reverence of 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of the first Sikh guru.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi BJP chief urges Kejriwal to reconsider odd-even scheme
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Opposing the odd-even scheme for cars to be implemented in November, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to reconsider the move as it would cause problems for the people.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
6 killed in Nepal landslides
Kathmandu, Sep 14 (IANS) Six people, including four of a same family were killed after landslides triggered by incessant rainfall buried two houses in Nepal's Rolpa district, officials said on Saturday.
2019-09-14
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New storm to hit Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new storm carrying heavy rain and strong winds is threatening the Bahamas just two weeks after Hurricane Dorian tore through part of the islands.
2019-09-14
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Gadkari dismissive about odd-even traffic scheme
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday was dismissive about Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's move to relaunch the 'Odd-Even' traffic scheme to control pollution, saying it was not necessary.
2019-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ministers have taste of monsoon fury in MP
Bhopal, Sep 11 (IANS) Some ministers in Madhya Pradesh were taken by surprise when water suddenly started dripping from the ceilings of their bungalows following incessant rain that has paralysed the state and claimed many lives.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vietnam opens Southeast Asia's largest solar power farm
Hanoi, Sep 11 (IANS) Vietnam has inaugurated Southeast Asia's largest solar power farm which has the capacity to produce 688 million kWh of electricity annually.
2019-09-11
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Green building trend catching up in cities
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Amid the growing demand for land, water and electricity in metros, like Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, green buildings are becoming a new trend in constructions and maintenance.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hundreds evacuated due to bushfires in Australia
Canberra, Sep 10 (IANS) Some 400 people have been evacuated from their homes in Australia due to at least 130 bushfires that are still ravaging the area, authorities said on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Modi urges more South-South cooperation, global action on water
Greater Noida, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday batted for greater South-South cooperation to address the issues of climate change, desertification and land degradation.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Climbers to make autumn Everest ascent after 9 years
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 10 mountaineers are preparing to make a bid to scale Mount Everest, breaking a nine-year hiatus in climbing the world's highest peak during autumn.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife
Typhoon Lingling kills 8 in Korean peninsula
Pyongyang, Sep 8 (IANS) Typhoon Lingling that hit the Korean peninsula on Saturday claimed eight lives and damaged around 460 homes, authorities said here on Sunday.
2019-09-08
Category: International, North Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mick Jagger, Donald Sutherland slam Trump on climate change
Venice, Sep 8 (IANS) Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger and veteran actor Donald Sutherland have slammed US President Donald Trump for not working hard enough to fight against climate change.
2019-09-08
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Hollywood
Modi to open key UN anti-desertification meet with 'good' announcement
United Nations, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a high-level segment of the UN conference to combat desertification on Monday with a "good" announcement on efforts against the phenomenon that is a threat to climate, according to the top UN official dealing with it.
2019-09-07
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha govt eases PUC check for for one month
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) The Odisha government here on Friday delayed implementation of the Pollution Under Control (PUC) certification, under the amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019, for one month.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Solar leads decade of investment in renewable energy'
Nairobi, Sep 5 (IANS) Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit $2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology, new figures published on Thursday said.
2019-09-05
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
5 killed as Mumbai sees record rains on Wednesday
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least five persons were killed in different incidents as Mumbai notched record rains in the city and suburbs on Wednesday, which saw the country's commercial capital paralysed for the third time this monsoon, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hurricane Dorian heads to US after lashing Bahamas
Miami, Sep 5 (IANS) Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring a "life-threatening storm surge" up the US east coast after causing widespread destruction and at least 20 deaths in the Bahamas.
2019-09-05
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
MP farmers harvesting rainwater to check water woes
Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh, Sep 5 (IANS/ 101Reporters) In a country that suffers from water scarcity all year, farmers in the villages of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh have come up with ingenious solutions for rainwater harvesting to address the issue.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Bihar govt signs pact with pvt firm for weather forecasts
Sep 4 (IANS) The Bihar government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Skymet Weather Services, India's largest private weather monitoring and agri-risk solutions company, to facilitate weather forecast services, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rains pound Mumbai, schools ordered shut
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Rains lashed Mumbai and the entire coastal Konkan region with waterlogging reported from many areas, officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
2-day roundtable on India's air quality scheduled in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) This year's edition of the third Roundtable Consultation on air quality, jointly hosted by The Energy and Resource Institute, or TERI, and advocacy group Air Quality Asia is scheduled to take place here over September 4-5.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jharkhand's rainfall deficit stands at 28% by Aug end
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) The month of August did bring some rain, but that was not enough to make up the monsoon deficit in Jharkhand that stood at 28 per cent at the end of the month.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Narmada protest: MP concedes key demands, Medha ends fast
Bhopal, Sep 3 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has agreed to review the rehabilitation issue afresh as a pre-condition for the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar to end her indefinite fast.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3-foot monitor lizard rescued from Agra ashram
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) People at an ashram here on Monday panicked when they saw 3-foot giant monitor lizard perched cosily in a corner of a room.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
6 killed in Kenya's Hells Gate Park flash flood
Nairobi, Sep 2 (IANS) At least six people have died and one person remains missing following a sudden flood that swept Hells Gate National Park in Kenya, authorities said on Monday.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Great Barrier Reef outlook downgraded to 'very poor'
Canberra, Aug 30 (IANS) The health outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral system stretching 2,300 km, has been downgraded to "very poor", according to the long-term projection report published on Friday.
2019-08-30
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife