Climate

  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries 29-03-2014 04:58 PM

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental...
  • Delhi: Rain lashes city, cloudy day ahead 10-03-2014 01:03 PM

    A cloudy day with rain lies ahead for Delhi residents on Monday, the weather office said. Delhi was lashed by a brief spell of thunder shower on Sunday night as well as on Monday morning, with the national capital recording 0.8 mm rainfall till 8.30 a.m on Monday. The minimum...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India 06-02-2014 11:25 PM

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Schools reopen after weather clears in UP 20-01-2014 11:19 AM

    With the weather clearing up in Uttar Pradesh, schools for classes 6th to 12th reopened in Lucknow on Monday after a long winter vacation. This follows reversal of an earlier order by the district magistrate who had ordered the closure of all schools up to class 12th till Jan 22....
  • Delhi: Winter rains bring chill, cloudy day expected 18-01-2014 01:34 PM

    It was a chilly and rainy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. "There was shallow fog in the morning. The skies will remain cloudy with the...
  • UP shivers as Lucknow records season's coldest day 14-01-2014 12:28 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver in the intense cold on Tuesday, as the minimum temperature in Lucknow dropped to 5.6 degrees Celsius on Monday - the coldest day this winter. Monday was the coldest day in the state capital with the maximum temperatures dropping to below 13 degrees Celsius,...
  • Cold eases in north but claims 2 lives in Muzaffarnagar 14-01-2014 10:26 AM

    Cold wave conditions eased in northern India on Monday although the winter chill led to two deaths in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Residents of Kashmir Valley got some respite from the freezing cold with the mercury rising several notches in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature...
  • Pranab Mukherjee addresses AMU students, speaks of climate concerns 27-12-2013 03:58 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon the international community to view the issue of climate change not just as a threat but also as a unique opportunity to work together. India, as a developing country with climate vulnerability, has an important stake in the evolution of equitable and multilateral...
  • Frost in parts of Rajasthan, Churu coldest at 0.9 deg Celsius 26-12-2013 03:00 PM

    Normal life remained affected in parts of Rajasthan with mercury dipped to a low of 0.9 deg Celsius in Churu followed by Sriganganagar where the mercury settled at 2.5 degree C. On Wedesday also, Churu had recorded the lowest temperature of 1.5 degree Celsius. Isolated places in northern region in...
  • Uttarakhand’s action plan to minimize effects of climate change 25-12-2013 09:06 PM

    Smarting under the effects of an unprecedented natural calamity in June, the Uttarakhand government is working on a Rs 9,000-crore action plan to minimize the impact of climate change in the state. The plan was presented on Tuesday by the State Council for Climate Change to chief secretary Subhash Kumar,...
  • Indian climate change activist wins Commonwealth Youth Award 19-10-2013 04:19 PM

    A Indian climate change activist who works with local communities and governments for environmental change has been awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award. Priti Rajagopalan, 23, received a 5,000-pound grant towards her work at a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters in London, the Commonwealth said today. "This award inspires...
  • Heatwaves projected to double by 2020, says study 16-08-2013 06:21 AM

    The areas of the world hit by heatwaves are set to double in size by 2020 and continue to grow in coming decades, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases warm the global climate, scientists in Germany and Spain said on Thursday. The projections, based on new computer models and reviewing what the...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger 03-08-2013 10:23 PM

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq A Karim holds talks with Modi 28-07-2013 06:18 AM

    Bangladesh High Commissioner Tariq A Karim on Saturday held talks with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar over strengthening of ties with the state. "High Commissioner of Bangladesh Tariq A Karim met the Chief Minister in Gandhinagar on Saturday and held fruitful discussions to strengthen mutual relationship between Bangladesh...
  • Air pollution kills over two million people each year: Study 14-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Human-caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, US researchers have said. A study, published in the journal 'Environmental Research Letters', has estimated that around 4,70,000 people die each...
  • Watch: Weather forecast for Friday 28-06-2013 09:31 AM

    Take a look at the weather forecast for Friday with CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi. ...
  • Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan 26-06-2013 06:50 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from US power plants and other domestic actions including support for renewable energy. Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if...
  • There is misinformation about US' surveillance programme: John Kerry 24-06-2013 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry defended US surveillance programme saying there is a tremendous amount of misinformation about PRISM. Kerry held his first strategic dialogue with India on Monday after taking office. "PRISM does not look into individual emails, listen to phone calls or look at contents....
  • India,US together can build strong and smart future: Kerry 24-06-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: India and the US can build a strong and smart future as the two nations have the ability to tackle three major challenges - economy, security and climate change - facing the world, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. "The world's largest democracy and the...
  • Need long-term strategies for apple industry: Minister 08-06-2013 02:42 AM

    Shimla: There is a need to formulate long-term strategies for the sustainable growth of the apple industry, keeping in view the effects of climate change, Horticulture Minister Vidya Stokes said said. Inaugurating a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM)...
  • Monsoon sets in Goa two days ahead of schedule 04-06-2013 05:41 PM

    Panaji: The monsoon arrived in Goa on Tuesday, two days prior to the scheduled date, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa Director KV Singh said. "The south west monsoon had reached Kerala on June 1 and it took three days for it to hit Goa," he said. Singh said that the...
  • Monsoon to advance to TN, Karnataka in the next two days 02-06-2013 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: After hitting Kerala, the monsoon is expected to advance to parts of Tamil Nadu and drought-hit states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh over the next two days. Arriving in Kerala two days ahead of schedule, the monsoon has boosted farming prospects and raised hopes in the cotton and...
  • Monsoon likely to hit Kerala a day earlier: IMD 31-05-2013 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the IMD said. "Conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of south-west monsoon over Kerala during the next three days," DP Yadav, Director of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD),...
  • Delhi continues to reel under intense heat 28-05-2013 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: The national capital on Tuesday continued to reel under intense heat with hot winds blowing all through the day. The day temperature was recorded at maximum 43 degree Celsius, which was three notches above normal and slightly up from Monday's 42.6 deg C. There was some respite as...
  • No relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana, 8 dead 25-05-2013 01:26 PM

    Chandigarh: The ongoing heat wave conditions in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday continued unabated, claiming at least eight lives and forcing people in the region to confine indoors. While six persons lost their lives due to intense heat wave in Punjab, two died in Haryana in the...
  • North India continues to bear the brunt of the heat wave 25-05-2013 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: Temperatures continued to remain high across North India on Friday with the national capital touching 45 degrees Celsius and Amritsar boiling at 47 degrees Celsius. Rajasthan sizzled between 44 and 47 degrees Celsius. However, the Met department has said that a marginal fall in temperature can be expected...
  • North India sizzles as mercury continues to soar 24-05-2013 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: Mercury levels continued to rise across North India, with the national capital registering a record breaking 45.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the hottest in a decade for the month of May. Amritsar in Punjab faced its hottest day in three decades with a maximum of 48 degrees Celsius....
  • Heat wave sweeps across North India, Delhi sizzles 19-05-2013 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: Heat wave swept across Northern states as temperatures on Sunday soared past 45 degrees Celsius at several places affecting normal life in the region. Churu in Rajasthan was the hottest place in the region with temperature touching 47 deg C. The national capital recorded a high of 44...
  • Create investment-friendly climate, PM urges bureaucrats 22-04-2013 05:15 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday stressed the need to build a climate favouring enterprise and investment while observing that the current economic downturn was only temporary. "I believe that we are facing only a temporary downturn that we should correct as quickly as possible...more needs to be...