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Srinagar-Leh highway likely to open from Sunday
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) Rain lashed parts of J&K as the border roads organisation (BRO) said the Srinagar-Leh highway would be thrown open to traffic on February 28.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Buddhist monks oppose fresh push for power plants in Arunachal
Itanagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Buddhist monks in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang have again strongly opposed the state government's fresh push for hydro power projects in the northeastern border state.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Religion
India one of world's top markets for solar energy: ISA
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India is now one of the world's top markets for solar energy, a new report by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab signs pact for powerhouses of Shahpurkandi dam
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Punjab Water Resources Department on Wednesday signed an agreement for the construction of powerhouses of the Shahpurkandi dam project.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Scientists begin assessment of marine mammal population
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) In a major attempt that would pave the way for boosting India's seafood trade, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Fishery Survey of India (FSI) have jointly launched a research cruise for assessing the marine mammal population in the exclusive economic zone here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
India presents report on wildlife conservation initiatives: UN body
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian government has produced a report detailing conservation initiatives for many species listed on the CMS Appendices, including those added during COP13 in Gandhinagar, the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) secretariat said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
What NASA is doing to help cut aviation emissions
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Through partnership with the industry, NASA wants to advance design and modelling tools pertinent to future aircraft products with an Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) system.
2021-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Like wine, environmental conditions impact whiskey flavour
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Flavour differences in whiskey can be discerned based solely on the environment in which the barley used to make the whiskey is grown, a new study suggests.
2021-02-24
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Angry mob kills leopard in Karnataka village
Hassan (Karnataka), Feb 24 (IANS) Villagers from Karnataka's Hassan district have killed an adult leopard which has attacked and injured at least five people in two neighbouring villages.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Snow, rain likely in J&K on Friday
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained above or around the freezing point on Wednesday as the weather office forecast a spell of rain or snow in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
UN chief lists 4 priority areas to address climate crisis risks
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday listed four priority areas for the international community to address the risks that climate crisis poses to peace and security, including putting a greater focus on prevention through strong, ambitious climate action.
2021-02-24
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
300-yr-old Banyan tree in Chandni Chowk awaits saviours
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A banyan tree in the Capital's Chandni Chowk area that could be 300 years old might have braved the ravages of time since the 17th century. But today it is facing a threat to its very survival owing to unfettered urbanisation.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features,Human Interest/Society
Delhi govt disburses Rs 13.5 crore as subsidy for EVs
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) As part of its ongoing campaign to promote electric vehicles in the city, the Delhi government has so far disbursed around Rs 13.5 crore as subsidy, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BSES discoms install over 3,000 rooftop solar net metering connections
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) BSES discoms have installed over 3,000 rooftop solar net metering connections with a connected solar load of 106 Mwp (Megawatt peak).
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil Nadu to buy 12,000 buses including 2,000 electric
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Moving towards clean and green fuel, Tamil Nadu will buy 12,000 new buses out of which 2,000 will be electric ones, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Lack of WD, cloudiness driving rise in mercury: IMD
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) As winter winds up with February approaching its end, the whole of north India is experiencing the blazing sun which is rare for this time of year.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amazon deploys 100 Mahindra EVs in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Amazon India on Tuesday said it has deployed nearly 100 Mahindra Treo Zor three-wheelers in seven cities in the country as part of its broader goal.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan to host World Environment Day
Nairobi, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan has announced that it will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with the theme of 'ecosystem restoration' and focus on resetting relations with nature.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
50% of Karnataka govt vehicles to be electric: Deputy CM
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) About 50 per cent of vehicles owned by the Karnataka government will be electric in the next 2-3 years to promote e-mobility and curb pollution, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan saud on Monday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
'Long-term exposure to low air pollution levels very deadly'
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation and pneumonia among people ages 65 and older, new research has warned.
2021-02-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Himachal's Kalpa sees warmest February in 28 years
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Kalpa, the picturesque tourist resort with the snow-laden Himalayas as its backdrop, recorded its warmest February in the past 28 years, a Met official said here on Monday, blaming the high temperatures to lack of precipitation.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Home Secy to hold multi-agency meet on U'khand disaster
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla is to hold a multi-agency meeting on Monday evening to review relief and rescue operations in Uttarakhand where flash floods triggered by an avalanche wreaked havoc earlier this month.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Water tank collapses in Nitish's home block in Bihar
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambitious project "Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal" received a jolt after an overhead water tank collapsed in Basti village under Harnaut block in Nalanda district on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
New Ashok Nagar Metro station, Nizamuddin to be linked by 600-metre bridge
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A 600-metre bridge would be built north of the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) Flyway, linking the New Ashok Nagar Metro station with Sarai Kale Khan (Nizamuddin).
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Minimum temperatures improve in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Weather remained cloudy in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Monday as the minimum temperatures rose remarkably in both the union territories with the weather office forecasting light to moderate rain/snow during the next 48 hours till Wednesday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal involving students for survival of saplings
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Forest Department is involving school students in planting saplings and ensuring their survival to create awareness, officials said on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
U'khand disaster: Rise in Dhauliganga-Rishiganga river beds
Dehradun, Feb 21 (IANS) After the formation of a lake following the Uttarakhand floods, there has been a rise in the Rishiganga-Dhauliganga river beds which may pose a fresh threat to Chamoli district.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mercury likely to soar by 5 degrees in northwest India: IMD
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Mercury is likely to rise by four to five degrees to settle at 32 degree celsius (C) over most parts of northwest India in the next three to four days given an increase in moisture and variable wind direction, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Govt needs to promote basket of clean auto fuels, not just electric mobility'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Auto LPC Coalition, the industry body of auto LPG stakeholders has urged the government to promote a number of clean alternative fuels for automobiles, rather than just focusing on electric mobility.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nature sanitizes 41.7 mn ton of human waste every year: Study
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Nature sanitizes about 41.7 million ton of human waste per year before the liquid enters the groundwater -- a service worth about $4.4 billion per year, according to a new study.
2021-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Thunderstorms, lightning in parts of southern AP on Sunday
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Following unusual winter rains on Friday during the February month in Andhra Pradesh, the Met department on Saturday forecast thunderstorms accompanied by lightning to be very likely in parts of south coastal AP and Rayalaseema on Sunday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Floods inundate areas in Indonesian capital, no casualties reported
Jakarta, Feb 20 (IANS) Floods inundated several areas in Jakarta on Saturday, forcing thousands to leave their homes following heavy rains in the capital city in the past few days.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
52 short-finned pilot whales found dead on Indonesian beach
Jakarta, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 52 among dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia's East Java province died on Friday morning, local media reported.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Fog to persist in northern India till Sunday: IMD
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that dense to very dense fog will persist over the northern states of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan till February 21, adding that the intensity will reduce thereafter.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Partial cloud cover over J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Partial cloud cover affected minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as the weather office forecast another spell of rain/snow beginning Monday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Drought conditions in Pakistan may worsen, warns Met dept
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Drought Mon­itoring Centre, part of the Pakistan Mete­orological Department (PMD), has warned that drought-like conditions currently prevailing in parts of Sindh and Balochistan may exacerbate and cause water stress in cultivated lands due to limited supply of irrigation water for Rabi crops.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Texas weather: Biden to declare major disaster
Texas, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Joe Biden is set to declare a major disaster for Texas, clearing the way for more federal funds to be spent on relief efforts.
2021-02-20
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Andhra reported zero heatwave deaths in 2020
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Coming as a blessing in disguise, the Covid-19 induced lockdowns directly contributed to zero heatwave deaths in the summer of 2020 in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Andhra Pradesh sees unusual February rains
Amaravati, Feb 19 (IANS) In an unusual development, several parts of Andhra Pradesh witnessed rains on Friday afternoon in the winter month of February.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi govt preparing long-term solution to curb air pollution (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Environment Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai, said on Friday that the Aam Aadmi Party government in the national caital is preparing a long-term action plan to bring down the city's dust and air pollution levels, which have been a challenging task for nearly a decade now.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Deer dies after its head gets stuck in iron gate in Andhra
Markapuram (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) An adult spotted deer succumbed to shock and fear after its head got stuck between the grills of an iron gate as it tried to escape a pack of chasing dogs at Markapuram town in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-02-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rains with thunderstorm lash Hyderabad, 1 electrocuted
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Hyderabad and some other parts of Telangana received rains with thunderstorm for a second consecutive day under the influence of an upper air circulation on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smog tower at Connaught Place likely to be ready by June
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi government is likely to complete the installation of the much-awaited smog tower at Connaught Place area by June this year, sources told IANS.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
US return to 2015 Paris Agreement becomes official
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The US return to the 2015 Paris Agreement became official on Friday, paving the way for climate actions through its domestic and international policies while creating millions of "green" jobs.
2021-02-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
3-week annual garden tourism festival begins in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) along with Delhi government's Tourism Department on Friday kicked off the annual garden tourism festival at the Garden of Five Senses located near Saket in south Delhi.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Earthquake rocks east Afghanistan, no damage reported
Kabul, Feb 19 (IANS) An earthquake jolted eastern Afghanistan and was felt in the capital city of Kabul on Thursday night.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Environment/Wildlife
US Texas running out of food as weather disrupts supply
Houston, Feb 19 (IANS) As many in the US state of Texas experience power outage, the state is now running out of food with the disruption of supply chain, local media has reported.
2021-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UN chief wants US climate pledges, engagement in negotiations
United Nations, Feb 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he wants concrete Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) from Washington and strong US engagement in international negotiations on climate change.
2021-02-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Centre's WCCB bags Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has been awarded the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2020 under the award category -- 'Innovation'.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh next week
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Warm, sunny morning greeted people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday with the weather office forecasting another spell of light to moderate snow/rain beginning next week.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife