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UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener futu...

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New York: New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next week.
Lower Sholayar dam water level rises, red alert issued
Kochi, Sept 17 (UNI): In the wake of rising water level of Lower Sholayar dam in Kerala, a red alert was issued for the people living on the banks of Chalakkudy river in Thrissur district.
Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime, UN environment agency declares on World...
New York: At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet’s protective shield of gas - or ozone layer as we know it - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned, by the 2030’s, the UN’s environmental agency (UNEP) revealed on Monday.
Alexander Nanau's Romanian docu Collective on investigative journalism screened at TIFF
Toronto, Sep 13 (IBNS): Director Alexander Nanau's documentary Collective, which follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Sports Gazette as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians — and led to the deaths of innocent citizens, had its North American premiere Friday at Scotiabank 4 and Scotia Bank 9, Toronto.
Tackling climate change in Ladakh villages
Traditional Ladakhi houses and farming practices are finding it difficult to cope with rapidly changing climatic conditions. Local community-driven initiatives have been mobilising villagers to adapt to ecologically viable practices to mitigate the situation and to promote the cultural heritage of the region, reports Rama Dwivedi of Mongabay India
In relief for north Karnataka, flood level comes down in Krishna basin
Belagavi, Sept 11 (UNI): People living on the banks of River Krishna in North Karnataka heaved a sigh of relief as floods that affected hundreds of villages for the second time during the current monsoon came down steadily since last 24 hours.
India to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030: Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India will restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.
3.3 earthquake hits Manipur, no casualty
Imphal, Sept 9 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale hit Senapati- Imphal Border area in Manipur on Monday, officials said.
Time has come to say goodbye to single use plastic: PM Modi at COP 14
Greater Noida: Addressing the COP 14 UN Convention in Greater Noida, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said time has come for the world to ban the single use of plastic.
Mitigating climate change in Asia-Pacific could give region an economic boost
New York: The urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy and build resilience, would not only mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in the Asia-Pacific, but also lift the region economically, according to the body overseeing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
UN health agency welcomes Facebook pledge to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral
New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums.
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