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Southwest monsoon to withdraw completely from country around Oct 26: IMD

There will be rainfall activity over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal and south interior Karnataka during October 20-24, the IMD said.

Delhi’s air pollution, stubble burning menace finds cure? Thousands of farmers trying PUSA bio-decomposer to solve stubble problem

Bengaluru-based AgTech startup nurture.farm tied up with the IARI to provide the PUSA bio-decomposer for free to famers in Kaithal, Karnal, Ambala, Sirsa, and Kurukshetra

Kerala floods: Govt sounds alarm in landslide-prone areas as state braces for heavy rain

The chief minister added that the respective district administrations had been directed to compulsorily shift people living in unfit houses and close to riverbanks.

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Uttarakhand rain: Worst likely over, rainfall activity to shift eastwards, IMD says

The meteorological station in Mukteshwar recorded 340 mm rainfall during the 24-hour period — the highest since the station started recording data in 1897.

Uttarakhand Rain

Over 300 people rescued from flood-affected Uttarakhand: NDRF

The NDRF has deployed 15 teams in the state, where 16 people have died in rain-related incidents so far.

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Polar bears could disappear by 2100 if emissions left unchecked, new study finds

According to the new study, published in the Earth’s Future journal, if carbon emissions remain at current levels, the summer ice will completely disappear by 2100.

Polar Bear (Reuters)

IMD forecasts more rain in Odisha; rivers in northern region in spate

Under the influence of the low-pressure area, squally weather condition with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph, is likely to prevail off the Odisha coast for the next 48 hours, it sai

The weatherman asked the state government to be prepared to meet water-logging, landslides or localised flood-like situations in the districts for which the orange and yellow warnings were issued.

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

On Saturday, China launched a new three-person crew to its space station, a new milestone in a space program that has advanced rapidly in recent years.

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India only G20 nation well on track to achieve Paris agreement goal: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant mentioned that when "we talk of sustainability, and a future which is cleaner and greener, one cannot ignore the dangers posed by climate change".

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Mumbai’s Byculla zoo set to be open from Nov 1; penguins royal Bengal tiger among new attraction

All necessary preparations are in place. The main attraction at the zoo will be two penguin babies and a recently completed birds aviary

Kerala Floods: Idukki dam shutters opened, govt issues advisory

The third shutter of the Cheruthoni dam, a part of the Idukki hydropower project, was first opened by 35 centimetres to release one lakh litres of water per second.

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From Kerala to Uttarakhand, what’s causing October rains across India: Know the reason

October is a month of transition when the southwest monsoon recedes to give way to the northeast monsoon, which largely affects the eastern side of southern peninsular India.

The 24-hour rainfall crossed the 200-mm mark at some places in Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, and Kollam districts. (PTI)

Things getting worse in Western Ghats, says Madhav Gadgil

Gadgil and the report prepared by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) headed by him are back in news after over two dozen people lost their lives in landslides and flash floods occurred in

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Idamalayar, Pampa dams in Kerala opened

The development comes a day after the state government opened the shutters of Kakki and Sholayar dams to release surplus water.

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Kerala rains: 38 deaths since Oct 12; toll in Kerala landslips rises to 24, one person still missing

According to officials, this includes 13 people who died in the landslide hit Koottickal in Kottayam district whose bodies have already been recovered and 11 who died in various rain related incidents

"Till now, we have found the bodies of 11 people. One person is still missing. The search by Navy and NDRF will continue," Idukki district Collector Sheeba George told PTI.

Tackling climate change: Why COP26 UN Climate Change Conference is important and what it entails

2021 marks the 26th Conference of Parties, and hence, has been named the COP26. It will be conducted at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus.

Two earthquakes measuring 4.7 magnitude on richter scale hit Nepal; no damage reported: Officials

"Both the quakes measured 4.7 magnitude on the Richter scale. However, there was no immediate reports of any damage caused by the tremors," they said.

In April 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and wounding nearly 22,000 others. It also damaged over 800,000 houses and school buildings.

Heavy rainfall in parts of western Uttar Pradesh

Districts like Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut have received heavy downpour since Sunday morning.

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Water level in dams rising in Kerala

An Orange alert has been issued for the Pamba dam and the Kakki dam will be opened before afternoon today, state health minister Veena George, who is in charge of Pathanamthitta district, has said.

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Climate Change: European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and its impact on India

Free riding and climate fairness are the two main issues behind the difficulties in reaching meaningful international agreements on reducing emissions.

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‘Very poor’ air quality in Delhi but contribution of stubble burning to city air comes down to 2%

Ministry of Earth Sciences' forecast body SAFAR said the city's Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded as 350, which falls in the 'very poor' category with PM2.5 as the lead pollutant.

'Very poor' air quality in Delhi but contribution of stubble burning to city air comes down to 2%

Heavy rain likely to lash Bengal till October 20, Met department warns

The Met department said the downpour, caused by a low-pressure area over north Telangana and strong southeasterly wind, is likely to continue till Wednesday.

Kolkata Rain (PTI)

What caused heavy rainfall, mudslide, landslides in southern Kerala

Landslides, mudslides and flash floods were witnessed in most parts of the districts located between central and southern Kerala on Saturday.

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Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station.

DMC anti-dengue campaign via radio stations to start from tomorrow: Official

Over 80 cases of dengue, 20 of malaria and two of chikungunya have been logged in areas falling under the EDMC's jurisdiction.

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Pollution increasing in Delhi due to stubble burning in neighbouring states: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

He appealed to the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to understand their responsibilities towards reducing stubble burning and controlling pollution.

Delhi-NCR’s air quality slips to ‘very poor’, rainfall brings some respite

The stubble burning in the neighbouring states made the air quality slip to “very poor” category in the last two days.

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