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Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops
Lifestyle

Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops

Earlier farmers used to cultivate makhana in ponds but after facing recurring flood problems, low land areas are now being utilised for makhana farming with support from state government schemes to promote it.

Over 1.4 lakh Indians have died due to disasters over the past 50 years: Study
India

Over 1.4 lakh Indians have died due to disasters over the past 50 years: Study

In India, floods and tropical cyclones are the two major disasters causing mortality and now heatwaves and lightning are gaining importance.

Ten gripping visuals of climate change-related disasters that shook the world this decade
science

Ten gripping visuals of climate change-related disasters that shook the world this decade

A vanishing glacier, displaced walrus, wrecked villages and 7 other visuals of the impact climate change has in oceans and land.

Extreme weather events through 2019: A record-breaking year for climate catastrophe in India
science

Extreme weather events through 2019: A record-breaking year for climate catastrophe in India

Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.

Social vulnerability to the climate crisis has decreased despite more frequent natural disasters
science

Social vulnerability to the climate crisis has decreased despite more frequent natural disasters

Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.

COP25: India is the fifth-most vulnerable among 181 nations to climate change fallout
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COP25: India is the fifth-most vulnerable among 181 nations to climate change fallout

India reportedly had most (2,081) deaths in 2018 due to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

El Nino events are growing more intense under continued climate change: study
science

El Nino events are growing more intense under continued climate change: study

A powerful El Nino can trigger drought in places like Australia and India, and cause flooding in other areas like California.

Big storms can trigger stormquakes that shake the seafloor, but aren't dangerous to people
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Big storms can trigger stormquakes that shake the seafloor, but aren't dangerous to people

Stormquakes are more an oddity than something that can hurt you, since no one stands on the sea floor during a hurricane

Woolly mammoths died off 4,000 years ago from isolation and extreme weather, study suggests
science

Woolly mammoths died off 4,000 years ago from isolation and extreme weather, study suggests

Researchers also believe that mammoths may have gone extinct after being cut off on an island during a global warming event.

How a community radio gives voice to the climate-vulnerable in Tamil Nadu
science

How a community radio gives voice to the climate-vulnerable in Tamil Nadu

After Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu, a community radio station in Nagapattinam district started an initiative called “Voice of the Vulnerable”.

There is a need for greater precision in weather forecasting in India
science

There is a need for greater precision in weather forecasting in India

While govt administrations are learning to respond to predictions, the forecasts themselves need improvements.

Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
science

Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting

NCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.

Record winter temperature, icy outbreaks and sudden warming to become more extreme
science

Record winter temperature, icy outbreaks and sudden warming to become more extreme

Some experts see link between man-made climate change & atmospheric changes causing extreme weather.

Natural climate loads the dice that turns California's droughts, wildfires ugly
science

Natural climate loads the dice that turns California's droughts, wildfires ugly

Human vulnerability to climate change can have a lot to do with where people choose to settle.

IPCC Report Analysis: What makes India particularly vulnerable to climate change?
science

IPCC Report Analysis: What makes India particularly vulnerable to climate change?

It is stark and apparent how India is singular, unique in the threats it faces from climate change.