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Coal power plants consume water needed f Mumbai, Apr 28 (Just Earth News /IBNS) As Maharashtra continues to fight drought, an assessment based on the recent report by Greenpeace - ‘The Great Water Grab; How the coal industry is deepening the Global Water Crisis” has revealed that coal power plants in Maharashtra alone consume water sufficient for 1.2 crore people each year, the global green pressure group said. 28-Apr-2016
Science City celebrates Earth Day Kolkata, Apr 25 (IBNS): On this crucial time of global warming, Science City in Kolkata on Friday took a step further to save environment by organising different programs on the day of Earth Day. 25-Apr-2016
CSE celebrates Earth Day with a call to New Delhi, April 22 (Just Earth News/ IBNS) As the world closes down on another Earth Day today, it is time we asked ourselves whether these ritualistic displays really mean anything, asks Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). 23-Apr-2016
330 million hit by drought, World Vision New Delhi/ Kolkata, Apr 22 (IBNS): Severe water scarcity across the country has led to 330 million Indians being hit by drought this year. World Vision India, a child-focussed relief and development organization has pitched in with relief response in 15 districts in the drought-hit states. 22-Apr-2016
US President Barack Obama hails singing Washington, Apr 22 (IBNS): On Earth Day, President Barack Obama, while hailing the signing of the Paris Agreement by US and about 170 other countries, said he is hopeful that his effort over the years will allow the next generation to inherit a cleaner and safer planet. 22-Apr-2016
Greenpeace India says signing of Paris A New York/ New Delhi, Apr 22 (IBNS): Even as officials from over 120 countries, including India, gathered to sign the Paris Agreement on Friday at New York, latest scientific data reinforces the urgency for action, Greenpeace India said in a statement. 22-Apr-2016
BITM holds Earth Day programmes for scho Kolkata, Apr 22 (IBNS) Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), an organisation under the National Council of Science Museums, Union Ministry of Culture observed Earth Day on Friday through programmes aiming to acquaint school children with the most compelling environmental problems that the world is facing today. 22-Apr-2016
NASA's GPM looks at Texas heavy rainfall California, Apr 21 (IBNS) A slow-moving frontal system associated with a stagnant upper-air pattern set the stage for heavy rains and flooding early this week from East Texas all the way up through the Central and Northern Plains. NASA estimated the heavy rainfall using satellite data that showed the hardest hit region was in and around the Houston area. 21-Apr-2016
Amendments in the Compensatory Afforesta New Delhi, Apr 20 (IBNS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval on Wednesday to move official amendments in the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015. 20-Apr-2016
Rs. 665-crore Central package to clean u Bengaluru, Apr 20 (IBNS) The Centre will provide a Rs 665 crore aid package to Karnataka government to clean Bengaluru lakes, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. 20-Apr-2016
Environmentalist urges Delhi government New Delhi, Apr 20 (IBNS) On the first day of the international conclave and public meeting on air pollution organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), most participants believed that Delhi and other Indian cities cannot beat air pollution through a single solution but need a basket of measures. 20-Apr-2016
Lone planetary-mass object found in fami California, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS) In 2011, astronomers announced that our galaxy is likely teeming with free-floating planets. In fact, these lonely worlds, which sit quietly in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun, might outnumber stars in our Milky Way galaxy. 20-Apr-2016
For 11th straight month, the globe was r Washington, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): At the risk of sounding like a broken record, March set another heat record for the globe. As Earth continues to warm and is influenced by phenomena such as El Niño, global temperature records are piling up, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said. 20-Apr-2016
Earth Day: 11 “Green” Tips for Eco-f 20-Apr-2016
Ecuador earthquake toll touches 350 Quito, Ecuador, Apr 18 (IBNS):The death toll in the Ecuador earthquake has touched 350, media reports said on Monday. 18-Apr-2016
5.8 earthquake hits Japan Tokyo, Apr 18 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Monday, officials said. 18-Apr-2016
Faith leaders urge rapid ratification of New Delhi, April 18 (Just Earth News / IBNS) Four days before the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, The Interfaith Climate Change Statement has been signed by 250 global faith leaders from fifty countries, including 20 faith leaders from India, demonstrating a positive sentiment towards making the Paris Agreement work. 18-Apr-2016
Ecuador earthquake toll touches 233 Quito, Ecuador, Apr 17 (IBNS): The death toll in the earthquake which rocked western Ecuador on Saturday touched 233 on Sunday, officials said. 17-Apr-2016
7.1 earthquake hits Japan, 7 killed Tokyo, Apr 16 (IBNS): A massive earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit southwestern Japan on Saturday morning, killing at least seven people, media reports said. 16-Apr-2016
Earthquake hits northwest Japan, 9 dead, Tokyo, Apr 15 (IBNS) At least nine people were killed and more than 700 injured when a powerful earthquake hit southwestern Japan on late Thursday, local news reports said. 15-Apr-2016
Japan earthquake toll touches 9 Tokyo, Apr 15 (IBNS) The death toll in the earthquake that hit Japan on Thursday touched nine, media reports said on Friday. 15-Apr-2016
2 killed as earthquake hits Japan Tokyo, Apr 14 (IBNS): At least two people were killed as an earthquake hit Japan on Thursday, media reports said. 15-Apr-2016
6.2 earthquake hits Japan, no casualty Tokyo, Apr 14 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Thursday, officials said. 14-Apr-2016
At least 65 die in heatwave in Odisha a New Delhi, Apr 14 (IBNS) At least 65 people have died in Odisha and Telengana in the heatwave that sweeps several states in India making it the hottest April in 5 years as the weather experts predict even worse days ahead. 14-Apr-2016
6.8 earthquake jolts Myanmar, tremors fe Kolkata/New Delhi, Apr 14 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar - India Border region as tremors were felt across several Indian cities, triggering panic and injuring several people on Wednesday, officials said. 14-Apr-2016
Few injured as tremors hit West Bengal Kolkata, Apr 19 (IBNS) At least four people suffered minor injuries in different parts of West Bengal as tremors were felt in the state after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar - India Border Region on Wednesday. 13-Apr-2016
Tremors felt in Nepal, no casualty Kathmandu, Apr 13 (IBNS): As an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar - India Border Region, tremors were also felt in parts of Nepal on Wednesday, reports said. 13-Apr-2016
Tremors felt in Bangladesh Dhaka, Apr 13 (IBNS): Tremors were felt in different parts of Bangladesh as a moderate earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar - India Border Region on Wednesday, media reports said. 13-Apr-2016
6.8 earthquake hits Myanmar - India Bord Kolkata/Guwahati, Apr 13 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar - India Border Region as tremors were felt across several Indian cities on Wednesday, officials said. 13-Apr-2016
6.9 earthquake hits Myanmar,tremors felt Kolkata/New Delhi, Apr 13 (IBNS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday as tremors were felt in several Indian cities like Kolkata and Guwahati. 13-Apr-2016
Monsoon seasonal rainfall to be above no New Delhi, Apr 12 (IBNS): India is all set to witness above normal monsoon this year, country's meteorological department said on Tuesday. 12-Apr-2016
Monsoon expected to be above average in New Delhi, Apr 12 (IBNS): India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday announced that the country will experience above normal monsoon this year. 12-Apr-2016
Union environment ministry holds third r Bengaluru, Apr 12 (IBNS) The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests announced on Tuesday that it has completed a two-day workshop in Bengaluru where state government officials were provided with hands-on training for formulating and submitting proposals for accessing climate change finance under the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC), Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Adaptation Fund Board (AFB). 12-Apr-2016
Monsoon likely to be above normal in 201 New Delhi, Apr 12 (IBNS) India is going to experience above normal monsoon in 2016, as per private weather forecaster Skymet Weather Services . 12-Apr-2016
6.8 earthquake hits Afghanistan, tremors Kabul/New Delhi, Apr 10 (IBNS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Afghanistan's Hindukush Region region as the tremors were felt in north India, including New Delhi. 10-Apr-2016
Tremors felt in Delhi, north India New Delhi, Apr 10 (IBNS) Strong tremors were felt in parts of north India, including in New Delhi, on Sunday. 10-Apr-2016
Earth’s soils could play key role in l London, Apr 8 (IBNS) The world’s soils could potentially store an extra 8 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases, helping to limit the impacts of climate change, says a new study from a team including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen. 08-Apr-2016
World Bank Group unveils new climate act Washington, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The World Bank Group has announced plans to help developing countries add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy – enough to power 150 million homes – to the world’s energy capacity, bring early warning systems to 100 million people and develop climate-smart agriculture investment plans for at least 40 countries – all by 2020. 08-Apr-2016
CSE deliberates on excreta management du New Delhi, Apr 5 (IBNS): Even as cities plan for water supply sourced from locations that are far, they forget about managing the waste-the excreta and sludge that is generated, said an observation from CSE. 05-Apr-2016
5.4 earthquake hits Meghalaya, no casual Kolkata, Apr 5 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale hit East Garo Hills in Meghalaya with the tremors of it being felt in parts of West Bengal. 05-Apr-2016
7.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu Wellington , Apr 3 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit South Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, officials said. 03-Apr-2016
India to ratify COP 21 Global Climate ag New Delhi, Apr 2 (IBNS) Reasserting India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction and sustainable development, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. COP 21 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at the UN Headquarters in New York. 02-Apr-2016
6.1 earthquake hits Japan Tokyo, Apr 1 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit Japan's Mie-ken Nanto-oki region on Friday, officials said. 01-Apr-2016
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