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Half-Hearted Financing Efforts at COP 26 Climate Conference

Scaling up of finance is badly needed to accelerate ambitious climate mitigation and adaptation action in developing countries.

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Bengaluru rain: What’s behind Garden City’s wettest November in six years?

The IMD’s latest satellite imagery suggested that light-to-moderate rainfall with isolated spells of thunderstorm and lightning is likely over south peninsular India.

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Tamil Nadu rain alert: Red alert issued for Chennai, neighbouring districts–here’s what the forecast says

The low-pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining North Andaman Sea now lies over southeast Bay of Bengal and the associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea lev

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Delhi pollution: As farm fire impact declines, experts suggest long-term plan and monitoring of vehicular emissions

According to SAFAR, stubble burning caused 48 per cent of PM 2.5 concentration in Delhi air resulting in severe 428 AQI  on November 7 and has been declining since

Delhi pollution: ‘Red Light On, Gaddi Off’ campaign extended by 15 days

The "Red Light On, Gaadi Off" initiative -- turning off a car's engine at a red signal -- was supposed to end on November 18.

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Arabian Sea low-pressure system to bring rainy days to Mumbai, temperatures to rise

Private forecaster Skymet said a cyclonic circulation had developed over east central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, off the coasts of north Kerala and coastal Karnataka.

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Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category for third consecutive day

In Delhi, the AQI was recorded in the 'very poor' category at most of the stations, at few places like Dwarka Sector-8 and Patparganj, Alipur, Shadipur, DTU and Panjabi Bagh, it had crossed the 400-ma

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Glasgow pact: Significant leeway on coal, but climate funding unresolved

Coal is the mainstay of India’s energy mix and will remain so for a few more decades, even as its share in the mix will markedly plunge with the renewable energy and benign fuels like hydrogen set t

Experts point out that the removal of coal from energy mix would also warrant the government to find alternative sources of revenue.

Toxic air in NCR: SC raps Delhi govt for lapses, asks Centre to hold emergency meeting today

The top court asked the Centre to hold an emergency meeting within 24 hours to suggest and implement effective measures to tackle the major contributing factors for the pollution.

The apex court also asked the states of the NCR region to consider asking employees to work from home. Besides, the state governments were also asked to pursue farmers to halt stubble burning for a week or two.

Three dead in rain-related incidents in Kerala; Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures

Isolated places in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Maharashtra, Goa, and Lakshadweep received showers as well, the weather office said in a bulletin.

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Combustion of coal has led to increase in premature mortality rate in India: Report

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has partnered with the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change to put forward the policy brief for India in 2021.

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China defends joining with India on coal ‘phase down’ instead of ‘phase out’ at COP26

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries accepted a new climate agreement after the COP26 summit in Glasgow concluded on Saturday with a deal, which recognises India's intervention for the world to "phas

"Low carbon transformation is an overriding trend and the goal all countries are working towards,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing here.

Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures

Srinagar recorded a low of zero degree Celsius -- up from minus 0.9 degrees Celsius the previous night. The officials said Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra, record

The wintry conditions in Kashmir have set in much ahead of the beginning of the extreme harsh weather conditions, which usually start around the third week of December.

The Weight of Water and the human cost of climate change

Shot and co-produced by British documentary film-maker Deej Phillips, the film follows three stories that highlight three issues in Nepal’s three geographical regions.

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Delhi’s air very poor; no improvement in sight for another 3 days

A significant drop in emissions from farm fires had brought the capital's 24-hour average AQI down from 437 on Saturday to 330 on Sunday.

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Maharashtra: Medium-intensity earthquake hits Ratnagiri

According to the NCS, the epicentre of the quake was in Ratnagiri district, some 350 km from Mumbai, and it occurred at a depth of 5 km.

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Delhi pollution news: Air quality panel asks Haryana, Rajasthan & UP to consider closure of schools, construction activities

On Saturday, the Delhi government announced closure of physical classes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions for a week from Monday. All government offices, agencies and autonomous

Delhi pollution news: Air quality panel asks Haryana, Rajasthan & UP to consider closure of schools, construction activities

Doctors say severe respiratory cases on rise in Delhi amid hazardous pollution levels

On Saturday, the Delhi government announced closure of physical classes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions for a week from Monday.

No construction and demolition activity is allowed in the capital till November 17, it announced in a desperate effort to contain spiralling air pollution levels.

India calls COP26 summit a ‘success’

India has been criticised by several countries for the change promoted by it to phase down, rather than phase out coal power, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

"The summit proved to be a success from India's standpoint because we articulated and put across the concerns and ideas of the developing world quite succinctly and unequivocally. India presented the way for a constructive debate and equitable and just solutions at the forum.

COP26 outcome not in line with expectations, but not hopeless either: Greenpeace India

"The outcome from COP26 in Glasgow is not in line with the expectations of the youth, the indigenous people and the countries that are already facing extreme weather events, however it is not hopeless

"It's meek, it's weak and the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal is only just alive, but a signal has been sent that the era of coal is ending. And that matters.

Delhi’s air quality improves slightly, moves to ‘very poor’ from ‘severe’

The weather office has predicted a mainly clear sky with moderate fog in the morning with a maximum temperature expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius.

Heavy rainfall batters Kerala, red alert issued in three districts

The authorities have asked the residents along the river to be extra vigilant as the sluice gates could be opened within the next 24 hours if the situation worsened.

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Delhi Air Emergency: Post SC’s ‘lockdown’ observation, schools shut, WFH to return for govt staff from tomorrow – 10 points

Delhi Air Emergency: According to the SAFAR data, the air quality index remains in ‘very poor’ category today.

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Climate action: Nations compromise on coal to strike UN climate agreement

As negotiators left the final session after congratulating themselves, they passed a young lone protester who sat silently with red blood-like writing on crossed arms that said: “We are watching.”

SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit

The rocket's reusable first stage, which has been used for multiple launches, including the first crewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, successfully returned and landed on the “Just

SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit

Delhi’s air quality improves marginally, still in severe category

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

In the last 24 hours, the number of farm fires recorded stood at 3,157, accounting for 31 per cent of Delhi's pollution on Saturday. (File image)

Are your smog towers working? Supreme Court asks Delhi govt

"The Delhi government has said it has installed smog towers. Are these working?" a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked senior advocate Rahul Mehra, who appeared in the court on behalf of th

The top court, however, said, "Affidavits and arguments are okay but the people want that the air pollution should be reduced." It also said it has become a fashion to blame the farmers for air pollution. (File image)
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