Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Environment

NGT wants action against GAIL for operating without environmental clearance

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to take strong action against the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) for operating a unit without obtaining prior environmental clearance that was mandatory.
CHENNAI:The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to take strong action against the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) for operating a unit without obtaining prior environmental clearance that was mandatory.

Rain fury: Farmers in TN's Tiruchi stare at heavy losses as crops sumberged

Farmers in Tiruchi district of Tamil Nadu are a distraught lot as incessant rains have submerged crops on 750 acres of land.
CHENNAI: Farmers in Tiruchi district of Tamil Nadu are a distraught lot as incessant rains have submerged crops on 750 acres of land.

China renews 2nd highest alert for high temperatures

China's National Meteorological Centre on Monday renewed an orange alert, the second highest. for high temperatures as an intense heat wave lingers in multiple regions of the country.

Beijing:China's National Meteorological Centre on Monday renewed an orange alert, the second highest. for high temperatures as an intense heat wave lingers in multiple regions of the country.

Light to moderate rain likely in J&K

Light to moderate rain will occur at scattered places during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said on Monday.
SRINAGAR: Light to moderate rain will occur at scattered places during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said on Monday.

TN releases 25,000 cusecs water from Bhavanisagar reservoir

As the average inflow into the Bhavanisagar in the past 24 hours increased to 19,000 cusecs, about 25,000 cusecs surplus water was released into the Bhavani river on Saturday.
CHENNAI: As the average inflow into the Bhavanisagar in the past 24 hours increased to 19,000 cusecs, about 25,000 cusecs surplus water was released into the Bhavani river on Saturday.

After liquor, Delhi govt, LG lock horns over dirty water supply to Montenegro consulate

Amid the ongoing standoff over the contentious liquor policy, a new issue has cropped up between the Delhi government and the LG after the Montenegro consulate complained to the latter about dirty water supply.
NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing standoff over the contentious liquor policy, a new issue has cropped up between the Delhi government and the LG after the Montenegro consulate complained to the latter about dirty water supply.

Partly cloudy weather, light rain likely in J&K: MeT deptt

The Meteorological (MeT) department on Saturday forecast partly cloudy sky with light rain at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hours.
SRINAGAR: The Meteorological (MeT) department on Saturday forecast partly cloudy sky with light rain at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hours.

Six TN wetlands get Ramsar recognition, CM hails state forest Deptt

With Six Wetlands from Tamil Nadu getting international Ramsar recognition, the state now has 10 Ramsar sites and is at the top of the list along with Uttar Pradesh.
CHENNAI: With Six Wetlands from Tamil Nadu getting international Ramsar recognition, the state now has 10 Ramsar sites and is at the top of the list along with Uttar Pradesh.

Dry, partly cloudy weather likely in J&K: MeT deptt

The Meteorological (MeT) department on Wednesday forecast dry and partly cloudy weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
SRINAGAR: The Meteorological (MeT) department on Wednesday forecast dry and partly cloudy weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad again

Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad once again on Tuesday morning, inundating roads and disrupting normal life.
HYDERABAD: Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad once again on Tuesday morning, inundating roads and disrupting normal life.

Tangedco to submit report on wild elephant electrocution before Madras HC

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) will submit a report on the electrocution deaths of elephants and other wildlife to the Madras High Court before September 5.
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) will submit a report on the electrocution deaths of elephants and other wildlife to the Madras High Court before September 5.

Dry humid weather likely in J&K: MeT

Mainly dry and humid weather is likely during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological (MeT) department said on Tuesday.
SRINAGAR: Mainly dry and humid weather is likely during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological (MeT) department said on Tuesday.

Cloudy sky, light to moderate rain likely in J&K

Mainly cloudy sky with light to moderate rain is likely in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours, according to the Meteorological (MeT) department.
SRINAGAR: Mainly cloudy sky with light to moderate rain is likely in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours, according to the Meteorological (MeT) department.

Cloudy sky, rain at scattered places likely in J&K

The weather department on Saturday forecast a generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain at scattered places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
SRINAGAR:The weather department on Saturday forecast a generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain at scattered places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked for 2nd consecutive day

Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained blocked on Friday for the second consecutive day because of shooting stones in Ramban district.
JAMMU: Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained blocked on Friday for the second consecutive day because of shooting stones in Ramban district.

Snake in train creates panic among passengers

Passengers on a sleeper coach of the Trivandrum-Nizamuddin express train had a harrowing time when a snake was spotted inside the coach on Wednesday late evening.

Thiruvananthapuram:Passengers on a sleeper coach of the Trivandrum-Nizamuddin express train had a harrowing time when a snake was spotted inside the coach on Wednesday late evening.

Widespread rain likely in J&K

Widespread light to moderate rain is likely to occur in J&K during the next 24 hours, the MeT department predicted on Thursday.
SRINAGAR: Widespread light to moderate rain is likely to occur in J&K during the next 24 hours, the MeT department predicted on Thursday.

Mainly dry weather in J&K during next 24 hours

Weather remained generally cloudy in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours. However, the MeT department said on Tuesday that mainly dry weather is expected in the next 24 hours.
SRINAGAR: Weather remained generally cloudy in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours. However, the MeT department said on Tuesday that mainly dry weather is expected in the next 24 hours.

Gates of twin reservoirs in Hyderabad opened after heavy rains

Authorities on Saturday opened gates of twin reservoirs on the outskirts of Hyderabad due to huge inflows following heavy rains since Friday.
HYDERABAD:Authorities on Saturday opened gates of twin reservoirs on the outskirts of Hyderabad due to huge inflows following heavy rains since Friday.

Cloudy weather, thundershowers likely in J&K: MeT office

The Meteorological department (MeT) on Thursday predicted a generally cloudy weather with light rain and thundershowers during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
SRINAGAR: The Meteorological department (MeT) on Thursday predicted a generally cloudy weather with light rain and thundershowers during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.

Heavy rains likely in 12 districts of TN till July 20

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains in 12 districts of Tamil Nadu till Wednesday.
CHENNAI:The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains in 12 districts of Tamil Nadu till Wednesday.

Dry weather likely in J&K: MeT

Weather in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to remain dry during the next 24 hours, the Meteorological department (MeT) said here on Tuesday.
SRINAGAR: Weather in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to remain dry during the next 24 hours, the Meteorological department (MeT) said here on Tuesday.

Depression over NE Arabian Sea off Saurashtra coast

The Well Marked Low Pressure Area off Saurashtra Coast has turned into a Depression - a system that brings in heavy rainfall - and likely to move north-northwest wards along the Saurashtra coast on Saturday.
NEW DELHI: The Well Marked Low Pressure Area off Saurashtra Coast has turned into a Depression - a system that brings in heavy rainfall - and likely to move north-northwest wards along the Saurashtra coast on Saturday.

Partly cloudy, mainly dry weather likely in J&K

The MeT department on Tuesday forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
SRINAGAR: The MeT department on Tuesday forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

No respite in sight, heavy rain continues to pound K'taka

Heavy rain continued to batter Karnataka on Saturday throwing life out of gear.
BENGALURU: Heavy rain continued to batter Karnataka on Saturday throwing life out of gear.

Another draft notification for Western Ghats sensitive area sans Kerala

The Environment Ministry on Friday notified yet another draft for demarking 46,832 sq km areas across five states sans Kerala as the Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) of the Western Ghats, delayed by almost a decade much to the chagrin of the environmentalists.
NEW DELHI: The Environment Ministry on Friday notified yet another draft for demarking 46,832 sq km areas across five states sans Kerala as the Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) of the Western Ghats, delayed by almost a decade much to the chagrin of the environmentalists.

Rain continues to batter K'taka, red alert in 7 districts

Heavy rain continued to batter most parts of Karnataka on Friday. A red alert was issued for seven districts and people were facing the threat of landslides and floods.
BENGALURU: Heavy rain continued to batter most parts of Karnataka on Friday. A red alert was issued for seven districts and people were facing the threat of landslides and floods.

24 NDRF, SDRF teams deployed as rains clobber Mumbai, Konkan

Against the backdrop of heavy rains in several parts of Maharashtra, the state government is fully geared to tackle the situation by deploying 24 teams of the NDRF and the SDRF in the flood-prone coastal Konkan on Tuesday.
MUMBAI: Against the backdrop of heavy rains in several parts of Maharashtra, the state government is fully geared to tackle the situation by deploying 24 teams of the NDRF and the SDRF in the flood-prone coastal Konkan on Tuesday.

Mainly clear to partly cloudy weather likely in J&K: MeT

Mainly clear to partly cloudy weather is likely during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological (MeT) department said on Monday.
SRINAGAR: Mainly clear to partly cloudy weather is likely during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meteorological (MeT) department said on Monday.

'Dilution of environmental jurisprudence', experts slam proposed amendments to Env, Water, Air Acts

A day after the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced its intention to bring about amendments to the Environment, Water and Air Acts for decriminalisation of relatively minor offences, experts have slammed the proposed move terming it as dilution of environmental jurisprudence.
NEW DELHI: A day after the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced its intention to bring about amendments to the Environment, Water and Air Acts for decriminalisation of relatively minor offences, experts have slammed the proposed move terming it as dilution of environmental jurisprudence.

15-year study details origins, diversity of every known mineral

A 15-year study led by the Carnegie Institution for Science details the origins and diversity of every known mineral on the Earth, a landmark body of work that will help reconstruct the history of life on the earth, guide the search for new minerals and ore deposits, predict possible characteristics of future life, and aid the search for habitable planets and extraterrestrial life.
NEW DELHI: A 15-year study led by the Carnegie Institution for Science details the origins and diversity of every known mineral on the Earth, a landmark body of work that will help reconstruct the history of life on the earth, guide the search for new minerals and ore deposits, predict possible characteristics of future life, and aid the search for habitable planets and extraterrestrial life.

S.Korea issues nationwide heatwave alert

South Korea on Saturday issued the third-highest alert against a scorching heatwave on Saturday, 18 days earlier compared to last year.

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Seoul: South Korea on Saturday issued the third-highest alert against a scorching heatwave on Saturday, 18 days earlier compared to last year.

Litigations against fossil fuel industry increasing around the world

Amid the multiple risks that climate change poses to industry, the fossil fuel industry has to now worry about a very different risk - of being dragged into litigation, especially since the Paris Agreement 2015.
NEW DELHI: Amid the multiple risks that climate change poses to industry, the fossil fuel industry has to now worry about a very different risk - of being dragged into litigation, especially since the Paris Agreement 2015.

Mild tremors felt in K'taka districts

Mild tremors were felt in Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka on Friday morning.

Bengaluru: Mild tremors were felt in Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka on Friday morning.

On eve of SUP ban, industry body still wants extension

On the eve of the ban on certain identified items made from single use plastic (SUP), one of the industry bodies on Thursday said the manufacturers of single/standalone products made from SUP will face the most adverse impact with both business and livelihood.
NEW DELHI: On the eve of the ban on certain identified items made from single use plastic (SUP), one of the industry bodies on Thursday said the manufacturers of single/standalone products made from SUP will face the most adverse impact with both business and livelihood.

Environment Ministry takes steps for faster clearances of infra projects

Continuing its much-debated 'ease of doing business' mantra, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has sought to simplify approval procedures for infrastructure projects with exceptions, through a multi-layer speedy disposal process.
NEW DELHI: Continuing its much-debated 'ease of doing business' mantra, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has sought to simplify approval procedures for infrastructure projects with exceptions, through a multi-layer speedy disposal process.

How exactly climate change affecting extreme weather events, study finds a way

Heat waves across America, or for that matter northwest India have been documented pretty well. However, why can't some geographic regions be consistently analysed?
NEW DELHI: Heat waves across America, or for that matter northwest India have been documented pretty well. However, why can't some geographic regions be consistently analysed?

Flood threat emerges in north Bihar, Seemanchal areas

Several districts in north Bihar and the Seemanchal area were facing floods as a number of rivers in the region rose above the danger mark on Tuesday.
PATNA: Several districts in north Bihar and the Seemanchal area were facing floods as a number of rivers in the region rose above the danger mark on Tuesday.

About 200 brands register for EPR ahead of Single Use Plastic ban

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the total ban on Single Use Plastic (SUP) from July 1, about 200-odd brand owners, including several MNCs, and 26 importers of plastic have registered for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging under the amended Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.

Heavy rain to lash coastal, hilly regions of K'taka

Bengaluru: Heavy showers are set to lash coastal and hilly regions of Karnataka till Thursday (June 30), and Bengaluru too is likely to witness rain in the evenings, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

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