- Delhi govt launches massive 17-day plantation campaign(20:06)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday launched a massive 17-day campaign to plant 31 lakh plants, trees and shrubs across the national capital. He said that the city government is set to initiate early steps to tackle air pollution caused by stubble burning in the neighbouring states.
- Tropical storm to bring heavy rain, winds to US East Coast(12:50)
New York, July 10 (IANS) Newly-formed Tropical storm Fay, located about 113 km northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is expected to bring "heavy rainfall and gusty winds" to the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
- Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals(16:57)
By Aakanksha Khajuria
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis published by the World Meteorological Organization.
- UK unrolls 30 bn pound Covid response plan for 'green recovery'(21:31)
London, July 8 (IANS) UK's 30 billion pound Covid-19 response plan, announced on Wednesday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, includes an additional three billion pound investments in energy efficiency schemes in 2020-21, taking the overall low carbon investments to about 20 billion pounds.
- K'taka, Maha to discuss steps to control flood situation(23:43)
Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi would discuss measures to control the flood situation during the southwest monsoon rains with his Maharashtra counterpart Jayant Patil, an official said on Tuesday.
- LG Polymers CEO, 11 others arrested for Vizag gas leak (Lead)(23:36)
Visakhapatnam, July 7 (IANS) LG Polymers Managing Director and CEO, Sunkey Jeong and Technical Director D.S. Kim were among 12 officials of the company arrested by Visakhapatnam police on Tuesday, in connection with the styrene gas leak tragedy that left 15 dead and hundreds hospitalised in May this year.
- Power industry seeks govt support for extending FGD deadline(20:42)
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The power committee of industry body FICCI has sought the government's help for installation of Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) at operational Independent Power Producers (IPP) and Captive Power Producers (CPP).
- 52 killed in Japan due to torrential rain(14:57)
Tokyo, July 7 (IANS) The death toll due to the torrential rain in Japan's Kyushu region increased to 52 on Tuesday, with the government issuing its highest alert as the Chikugo river in Oita prefecture overflowed.
- Monsoon active in plains, showers in parts of north India(14:52)
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The monsoon continues to remain active in the plains across the country though sluggishness persists in northwest India. However, there is a possibility of rain in some places in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh and south and east Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.
- Gas leaks: Deposit money with Andhra officials, NGT tells 2 firms(14:35)
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed two companies in Andhra Pradesh to deposit with Visakhapatnam and Kurnool district authorities within two week the compensation amount to given to kin of those who died and those affected by the toxic gas leaks last month.
- JSES partners with 20 organisations globally to empower students(12:26)
Sonipat, July 7 (IANS) Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES), the newly-established ninth school of O.P. Jindal Global University here has forged collaborations with 20 international and Indian organisations to expand opportunities for its undergraduate students.
- 6.1-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued(06:54)
Jakarta, July 7 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's western Central Java province on Tuesday morning, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. It, however, did not issue a warning for tsunami.