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COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Stu...

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New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.
COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study
New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.
Severe cyclonic storm Amphan to hit Bengal today, authorities alert
New Delhi/IBNS: Several areas of West Bengal and Odisha are experiencing heavy winds and rainfall as extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Amphan' is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.
West Bengal readies to face Cyclone Amphan
Digha (East Midnapore)/UNI: A silent, sombre frothy Digha awaits with a palpitated heart the unwelcome lashing of Cyclone Amphan on the seashore.
Extremely Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ to cross between Digha-Hatiya Islands on May 20
Hyderabad/UNI: The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) over westcentral and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards with a speed of 04 kmph during past 06 hours, intensified further into a 'Super Cyclonic Storm' and lay centred at 1130 hrs on Monday over west-central and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal near latitude 13.4°N and longitude 86.2 °E, about 770 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha), 920 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 1040 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
3.5 magnitude earthquake hits part of Chamba, no casualty
Shimla/UNI: An Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude jolted the parts of Chamba district of the hill state on Monday.
'Amphan' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal
New Delhi/UNI: The cyclonic storm 'Amphan' on Sunday intensified into severe cyclonic storm over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood areas, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here.
Philippines typhoon recovery, complicated by coronavirus concerns
New York/IBNS: As Typhoon Vongfong slammed the Philippines on Thursday, tens of thousands of people fled to cramped shelters, raising fears that without proper safety precautions in place, evacuation centres could become a hotbed of coronavirus infection, the UN emergency humanitarian relief agency (OCHA) said on Friday.
‘Near-unlivable’ heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissi...
Washington/IBNS: Areas of the planet home to one-third of humans will become as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara within 50 years, unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, according to research by scientists from China, United States and Europe published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today.
Battle ‘not yet over’ against locust invasions in East Africa and Yemen
New York/IBNS: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa and Yemen, with an estimated 720,000 tonnes of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries: enough to feed five million people a year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.
Three quakes in Delhi-NCR triggers concern
New Delhi/UNI:  The National Capital and it's surrounding areas are not only fighting Covid-19 but are also under some 'panic' as the region experienced three quakes in a month.
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