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Jan 10, 2017
Milk is key to UP and so is leather; will cow vigilantism spoil the party for BJP?It remains to be seen whether tthe Dalits and the Muslims will remember the harassment by the vigilantes
Dec 21, 2016
El Nino-linked cyclones to increase in Pacific with global warming: research | ReutersBy Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Small Pacific island states could be hit by more tropical cyclones during future El Nino weather patterns due to climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.El Nino is a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific occurring every two to seven years which can trigger both floods and drought in different parts of the world. Its opposite phase, a cooling of the same waters known as La Nina, is associated with the increased probability of wetter conditions over much of Australia and increased numbers of tropical cyclones. Between 2070 and the end of the century, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and Hawaii could face an increased frequency in powerful storms during El Nino of up to 40 percent, Australian meteorologists said in a study.
Dec 12, 2016
Cyclone Vardah brings Chennai's vulnerabilities to the fore, reminds residents of 2015 floodsVardah has brought the vulnerability of Chennai to the fore again. Though the government did undertake de-silting of water bodies and removal of encroachments, they were not full-fledged measures.
Nov 20, 2016
Before the Flood review: State-of-the-earth docu is Leonardo DiCaprio's greatest role so farLeonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood is a timely and important film putting in perspective the current state of our only home
Oct 20, 2016
Go Captain Planet: Leonardo DiCaprio to produce film on the 90s cartoon seriesParamount and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions are teaming to recruit Captain Planet to save the environment.
Oct 18, 2016
Dammed or Damned? Before reviewing Indus River Treaty, India needs to learn from the pastA new Indus River Treaty can have long term impacts on the Himalayan mountain range. The impacts will be positive only if it is well planned in advance.
Oct 17, 2016
Kedarnath: Rawat admits govt found 31 skeleton remains from 2013 Uttarakhand floodsThe Uttarakhand government on Monday admitted that many skeletons had been recovered from near the Kedarnath temple that was badly hit by flash floods and heavy rains in 2013.
Oct 15, 2016
Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam, storm approaching | ReutersBy Ho Binh Minh | HANOI HANOI Floods in Vietnam's four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast.Flooding from very heavy rainfall brought by a tropical low pressure system since Wednesday have cut food supplies to thousands of people and blocked north-south traffic, the government said in a statement on Saturday.Seven people drowned or were electrocuted in Quang Binh province, four others were killed in three nearby provinces, and at least 30,000 homes were submerged, state-run Vietnam Television (VTV) said, citing government reports. "It is our priority now to save people's lives," Chairman Nguyen Huu Hoai of the provincial People's Committee in Quang Binh said on a VTV bulletin. Dozens of foreign tourists were among passengers stranded on 22 trains in the affected region, prompting provincial authorities to provide food and water, while many flights to the region were canceled, VTV said.Tropical storm Sarika, now in the Philippines, is moving toward Vietnam's central region, and could bring more rain to the affected areas, the website Tropical Storm Risk and VTV said.
Oct 15, 2016
What Hyderabad's heritage water bodies have to do with the city's flooding woesSteady erosion of lakes and indiscriminate encroachment of its water bodies with blatant disregard to rules, have left Hyderabad vulnerable to heavy flooding in case of excess rainfall — puncturing its claims of being a global city
Oct 14, 2016
Powerful Hurricane Nicole wreaks havoc on Bermuda | ReutersHurricane Nicole plowed directly into Bermuda on Thursday before churning into the open sea and weakening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, as local media reported significant damage to the tiny Atlantic island chain.The Royal Gazette newspaper said the storm, rated as a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, sheared rooftops from buildings, uprooted trees, flooded homes and downed power lines as it hit Bermuda with sustained winds of up to 120 miles per hour (195 kph).But there were no immediate reports of any casualties from Bermuda, a low-lying archipelago occupying just 21 square miles (54 sq km) and home to more than 65,000 people.After passing over Bermuda, the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 kph), was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, still capable of causing extensive damage.The Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) said that nearly 26,000 customers were without power, roughly 85 percent of its customers, and that many power lines and utility poles had been knocked down