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Ernakulam
Idukki
Kannur
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Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

environment

Expect 'normal' southwest monsoon: Skymet

The country is likely to witness a ‘normal’ southwest monsoon, private weather forecasting agency Skymet said in its forecast. However, t...

2017 costliest year ever for weather, climate disasters: WMO

Weather and climate disasters cost countries about USD 320 billion last year with major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent and severe droughts...

Water crisis to intensify across India by 2050: UN report

A United Nations report has warned that the water crisis will be intensifying across India by 2050. According to the 2018 edition of the ‘UN Wo...

CSE ranked top environment policy think tanks in India

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been ranked the top environment policy think tanks in India while it has secured the 16th position i...

Amphibian species under threat in Western Ghats

Several frog species are facing extinction threats in the Western Ghats mainly due to habitat loss caused by various activities such as deforestation...

2017 sees warmest ocean on record: CAS

The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, putting the marine ecosystems in jeopardy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Compa...

Butterfly Parks to turn 'eco-monitors' in Kerala

A string of butterfly parks, providing natural habitat for beautiful flying insects that is getting endangered, will soon play as ‘eco-monitors...

Winter across India to be colder than last year: IMD

Winter this year is likely to be colder than last year but warmer than normal across the country, particularly in the northern region, the India Mete...

Violators refusing fine to pay additional cost: NGT

Any person refusing to pay environment compensation for causing air pollution would be slapped with an additional fine and served notice to appear be...

Kerala's 26% water sources polluted: Study

Amid the state government’s efforts to rejuvenate and reclaim water sources, a study has come up with a startling finding that 26.90 per cent o...

29% deficiency in monsoon rainfall in Kerala

With 29.1 per cent deficiency in rainfall during the current monsoon in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the assembly that the government...

Largest volcanic region on Earth discovered under Antarctica

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – consisting of almost 100 volcanoes – two kilometres below the surface of the vast An...

U.S isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

India joined 18 other G20 members to strongly support the fight against global warming by terming the Paris climate deal as ‘irreversible’...

Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the onset of the monsoon in Kerala on May 30 this year, but the seasonal rainfall may arrive ...

Southwest Monsoon will be 'normal' this year: IMD

The Southwest Monsoon will be ‘normal’ this year, a news which will augur well for the farming community and the economy. India Meteorolo...

World moving towards green economy: United Nations

Highlighting India’s growing solar capacity, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said the world is moving towards a green economy at a time when R...

Global climate goals within 'feasible' reach: Survey

Led by cuts in coal-based power plants and thrust on renewable energy by India and China, the construction of such plants globally has witnessed a de...

January 2017 third warmest on record: NASA

Last month was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by NASA scient...

Water level in dams depletes as drought advances in Kerala

With the drought situation advancing, water level in all major dams in Kerala has depleted to an alarming level causing concern among authorities. Wa...

2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to the UN weather agency, h...

UN meet calls for combating climate change on urgent priority

Nearly 200 countries called for “highest political commitment” to combat climate change on “urgent priority” at a UN gatherin...

Northeast monsoon brings rainfall to Kerala

With Northeast monsoon becoming active over Kerala, most places in the state received rains on Monday. Punalur in Kollam district which received a ra...

Govt approves ratification of Paris climate agreement

Paving the way for bringing the historic Paris agreement into force, the government today approved its ratification which will be formalised on Octob...

2016 on track to be hottest year ever: U.N

Global temperatures for the first six months of this year have shattered previous records, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest year ever, the U.N...

Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that the much-awaited Southwest monsoon has hit the Kerala coast. IMD added that the sout...

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