Climate

  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi shares three mantras to tackle climate change 4 days ago

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared his three ideas towards climate change and economic growth. "I would like to say three things; first we should be honest in shouldering the responsibilities, second we must fulfill commitments for technology transfer and funding and third we...
  • India, China serious about climate change, says UN official 6 days ago

    Washington: A top UN official has played down the absence of the heads of state of India and China from the Climate Summit in New York this week, saying the two countries are very serious about an agreement on global warming. UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson...
  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate 1 week ago

    United Nations: In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders on Wednesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce...
  • Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change September 23, 2014

    New York: Hundreds of protesters accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards. The protest came a day after tens of thousands rallied around the world for urgent action to stop climate change and a day before UN Secretary...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • UN chief, Leonardo join thousands at rally on climate change September 22, 2014

    New York: UN chief Ban Kimoon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of people for a march through the city to shine the spotlight on the climate crisis with the UN Chief stressing that there is no 'Plan B' to halt advance of climate change as there is no...
  • Thousands fill New York city streets for climate march September 21, 2014

    New York: Demonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change. Thousands filled the streets on Sunday near Columbus Circle and Broadway, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly. Other cities held similar marches. In London, organizers said 40,000 took part including...
  • Delhi: Over 1500 participate in march on climate change September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1500 people on Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said. "India saw its largest ever climate change mobilisation with over 1500 people coming out onto the streets of New Delhi to...
  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march September 20, 2014

    New York: Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York on Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon...
  • Kerala to setup study and research centre on climate change June 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government planned to set up a Study and Research Centre to have scientific knowledge on climate change, Minister for Environment and Forest Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told the Assembly on Thursday. The centre would be the first step of the government to know more about climate change...
  • India leads the way in combating climate change: Time June 18, 2014

    Washington: India is leading the way in efforts to combat the challenges of global warming while sceptical Americans still question climate change, according to a new global survey by Time magazine. Of the six countries polled, Indians were the likeliest to express deep concerns about energy and consumption and were...
  • Now green clearance online: Prakash Javadekar June 5, 2014

    In order to bring more transparency, environment clearances can now be sought online, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change, on Thursday said. "The online service system for TOR (Terms of Reference) and environment clearance proposal is operational from today. For 25 days, submissions can be done both...
  • Partly cloudy Friday in Delhi May 16, 2014

    It will be a partly cloudy on Friday in Delhi. The Met Office has forecast thunderstorms in some areas of the city. The minimum temperature was 25 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. "The sky will remain partly cloudy. There is a possibility of thunderstorms in some areas," said an...
  • US hit by climate change, White House calls for urgent action May 6, 2014

    Washington: The US, severely hit by climate change, today called for urgent action to prepare the world's largest economy to combat the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and erratic weather. "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National Climate...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries March 29, 2014

    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 issues...
  • Delhi: Rain lashes city, cloudy day ahead March 10, 2014

    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 temperature was...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    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 January 20, 2014

    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. However, classes...
  • Delhi: Winter rains bring chill, cloudy day expected January 18, 2014

    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 maximum...
  • UP shivers as Lucknow records season's coldest day January 14, 2014

    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, a...
  • Cold eases in north but claims 2 lives in Muzaffarnagar January 14, 2014

    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 of...
  • Pranab Mukherjee addresses AMU students, speaks of climate concerns December 27, 2013

    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 response...
  • Frost in parts of Rajasthan, Churu coldest at 0.9 deg Celsius December 26, 2013

    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 the...
  • Uttarakhands action plan to minimize effects of climate change December 25, 2013

    Smarting under the effects of an unprecedented natural calamity in June, the Uttarakhand government is working on a Rs 9,000crore 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, who...
  • Indian climate change activist wins Commonwealth Youth Award October 19, 2013

    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 5,000pound grant towards her work at a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters in London, the Commonwealth said today. "This award inspires me...
  • Heatwaves projected to double by 2020, says study August 16, 2013

    The areas of the world hit by heatwaves are set to double in size by 2020 and continue to grow in coming decades, as heattrapping 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...
  • Scientists to cook world's first invitro beef burger August 3, 2013

    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 labgrown beef burger. The invitro 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 July 28, 2013

    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 July 14, 2013

    Washington: Humancaused 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 year...