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Feb 13, 2017
Uttarakhand Election 2017: Environmental concerns continue to trouble state, political machinery remains ineffectiveUttarakhand is well on its way to recovery, the severity of the floods was unseen and is likely to register as a pertinent issue in the 2017 polls.
Feb 04, 2017
Uttarakhand Election 2017: From migration to pollution, the key issues that may determine pollsMigration, unemployment, women and child health, ecological disasters, depreciating tourism, water conservation, man-animal conflict, illegal wildlife trade, ill-conceived hydropower projects, forest fires and deforestation are all serious issues concerning Uttarakhand voters
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.