Government ready with crisis management plan for drought
The delay in its onset, which some foreign meteorologists attribute to El Nino, has made the officials alert.
Leonardo DiCaprio creates Australia Wildfire Fund, to donate $3 mn
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Failure to reverse emissions means more heatwaves, storms & pollution: António Guterres
The UN’s emission gap report released last week said ...
Tears flow as politicians fail to dispel 'climate darkness'
In Madrid, veterans of the "COP" meetings - known as a place where suited officials spar over complex agreements - said they had never seen such an outpouring of grief, anxiety and sorrow.
Climate change making El Ninos more extreme: Study
With greater intensity, these events can worsen storms, drought, and coral bleaching in El Nino years. The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Review Letters, showed compelling evidence in the Pacific Ocean that the stronger El Ninos are part of a climate pattern that is new and strange.
COP25: Stalemate continues in UN climate talks
The two-week-long climate negotiations, named COP25, undergoing in this Spanish capital was scheduled to conclude on Friday. But negotiators have been unable to arrive unanimously on commitments that would see nations to make new pledges by the end of 2020 despite endless rounds of negotiations and back-channel diplomacy.
Drought-hit Telangana farmer borrows money from wife to buy Dubai lottery ticket, wins Rs 28 cr
The cost of the lottery ticket was Rs 20,000.
UP sugar mills not interested in converting old sugar to ethanol
However, mills in Uttar Pradesh, the top sugar-producing state, are not keen on converting old stocks to ethanol. In Maharashtra, they are undecided about the benefits of the scheme, even though the state’s sugar industry had pushed for permission to convert old sugar into ethanol.
Improving material use and resource efficiency can reduce greenhouse gas emissions: UN science panel
According to the International Resource Panel, emissions from the production of materials as a share of global greenhouse gas emissions increased to 23 per cent in 2015 from 15 per cent in 1995. More than half of the emissions from materials is from direct material production processes.
Maharashtra drought worse than 1972: Sharad Pawar
Pawar has called the current drought situation in the state worse than the one in 1972.
Parts of India face groundwater drought as summer heat rises
“Many of these states are now intermittently getting affected by the ‘groundwater drought’ in recent summers,” said Abhijit Mukherjee, lead researcher and a professor at IIT Kharagpur.
MGNREGA may get linked with CPI-R
Ministry of rural development currently revises the unskilled wage rate under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme based on consumer price index for agricultural labour (CPI-AL) every year for all states/UTs. Besides, the wages are calculated using December month index only.
There is a drought, but people are still happy to watch cricket: Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh on his many concerns — migration, climate change, metamorphosis of words and the power of stories — that telescope in his new novel Gun Island.
NBFC liquidity drought won’t hit Yes Bank: Ravneet Gill
New CEO says lender has provided for liabilities, foresees no nasty surprises due to NPAs or slippages.
Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in two months
"The problem is real, the situation is dire,'' said National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo. Other animals such as lions at Hwange National Park have been affected.
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