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Wet spell over east, central India, dense fog over north India: IMD

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said the wet spell over east India and coastal Andhra Pradesh would continue during next two days and decrease significantly thereafter while dense to very dense…

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IMD launches ‘Climate Hazard & Vulnerability Atlas of India’

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday launched ‘The Climate Hazard & Vulnerability Atlas of India’ that has been prepared for 13 most hazardous meteorological events that lead to loss of human and…

Environment

Iconic Australian bird facing extinction within 20 yrs: Study

Canberra: An iconic Australian bird species is facing extinction within 20 years without urgent conservation action, scientists have warned in a new study. In the study published recently, researchers from Australian National University (ANU) found…

Wet spell over east, central India, dense fog over north: IMD

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted a wet spell over east and adjoining central India during next two days, which will decrease significantly thereafter, and dense to very dense fog over…

Forest cover in Himalayan states, including NE, declined: Forest report 2021

New Delhi: Forest cover in the 140 hill districts of the country has shown a decrease of 902 sq km (0.32 per cent) with all eight states of the northeast region also showing a decline,…

India loses 259 bn labour hours annually due to heat: Study

New Delhi: Some countries are especially badly hit by heat-related labour losses. For example, India currently loses around 259 billion hours annually due to the impacts of humidity and heat on labour, more than double…

Delhi’s precipitation breaks a record or two for Jan rainfall

New Delh: Persistent rainfall since Friday night adding up to more than 40 mm not just led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas across Delhi but also broke a record or two for highest rainfall…

Delhi’s minimum temperature drops to 3 degrees

New Delhi: Intensifying the winter chill, Delhi’s minimum temperature on Thursday plunged to 3 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) which also predicted a partly cloudy sky for the national capital and…

Environment

Plastic waste devastating soil, takes 1000 years to decompose

New Delhi: Do you ever realise that plastic discarded by us takes 1000 years to decompose. Much of this waste finds place in landfill sites where it is going to stay for a millenium. Only…

Environment

Affordable housing scheme found lacking in compliance of eco-friendly, energy efficiency norms

New Delhi: While some commendable staps are being taken in the country for affordable housing, but often houses built under such projects fail to comply with energy efficiency, and eco-friendly norms. They have been found…

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