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Humans are responsible for the rising sea levels, climate change; not the change in Earth’s orbit
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Humans are responsible for the rising sea levels, climate change; not the change in Earth’s orbit

The largest sea-level decline was witnessed during the last glacial period some 20,000 years ago, the water level dipped to about 121 metres.

In Ladakh, vulnerable migrant workers face increasingly uncertain future as coronavirus outbreak unfolds
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In Ladakh, vulnerable migrant workers face increasingly uncertain future as coronavirus outbreak unfolds

'I first travelled to Ladakh in 2011 and have since been documenting the migrant workers and their living situation. Over the past decade, they may have acquired more construction tools but overall, their conditions haven’t changed much and their struggles remain the same,' writes Ritayan Mukherjee of his photo project documenting migrant workers in Ladakh.

47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods
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47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods

Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people

India kicks off $43 mn project, in three states to boost climate resilience, funded by Green Climate Fund
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India kicks off $43 mn project, in three states to boost climate resilience, funded by Green Climate Fund

The six-year project will build climate-resilient livelihoods for 1.7 million people in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha

Typhoon Hagibis: Ten dead, three missing in Japan as torrential rains, mudslides hit eastern part of country
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Typhoon Hagibis: Ten dead, three missing in Japan as torrential rains, mudslides hit eastern part of country

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an emergency task force meeting on Saturday morning and called for 'the utmost effort in rescue and relief operations.' He also urged quicks repairs of electricity, water and other essential services to help restore the lives of the disaster-hit residents.

Artist uses historical markers to shed light on the effects of climate change, spread awareness
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Artist uses historical markers to shed light on the effects of climate change, spread awareness

The project, known as "Remembrance of Climate Futures, is written from the perspective of someone looking back.

Hyderabad rains: Protective wall of Hussain Sagar canal partially collapses, 200 houses inundated
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Hyderabad rains: Protective wall of Hussain Sagar canal partially collapses, 200 houses inundated

About 200 houses in Hyderabad's MS Maktha area were inundated in the wee hours of Friday after a protective wall of a canal connected to Hussain Sagar lake partially collapsed due to heavy rains, official sources said

Nations must invest to protect themselves against climate change: ex-UN head Ban Ki-moon
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Nations must invest to protect themselves against climate change: ex-UN head Ban Ki-moon

He said, "climate change could push more than 100 million people in developing countries below the poverty line".

Is climate change the only reason for flooding taking place in the Western Ghats
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Is climate change the only reason for flooding taking place in the Western Ghats

The Western Ghats, older than the Himalayas, stabilised after going through many climatic variations since its formation.

Incessant rains lash Mumbai, neighbouring districts, disrupting road, rail traffic; extremely heavy rainfall expected in next 24 hours
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Incessant rains lash Mumbai, neighbouring districts, disrupting road, rail traffic; extremely heavy rainfall expected in next 24 hours

Incessant rains lashed Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Saturday and the India Meteorological Department said more heavy rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours

Nepal floods: Toll climbs to 65, 30 still missing; water level in four rivers crosses danger mark amid heavy rainfall
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Nepal floods: Toll climbs to 65, 30 still missing; water level in four rivers crosses danger mark amid heavy rainfall

It is estimated that around 6,000 people in Nepal have been badly affected by floodwaters that inundated their houses.

Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week
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Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week

Some of the states in East and North East India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam should be prepared for heavy to extremely heavy rainy spells this week.

2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
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2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms

A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.

Climate change could cause thrice as many powerful storms in some regions: Study
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Climate change could cause thrice as many powerful storms in some regions: Study

Certain areas could see severe tropical storms causing more rain & large-scale flooding: Researcher.

Mutha canal wall breaches in Pune, several residential areas inundated; no casualties reported
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Mutha canal wall breaches in Pune, several residential areas inundated; no casualties reported

A breach of nearly 15 metres in Mutha canal's right bank wall around 11 am resulted in water gushing into the Janata Vasahat locality, Dandekar bridge and Sinhgad Road areas, an official in the irrigation department said.

Hurricane Florence: Toll rises to 37; emergency response teams say water levels in rivers to continue rising
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Hurricane Florence: Toll rises to 37; emergency response teams say water levels in rivers to continue rising

More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina because of Hurricane Florence,

Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Philippines as toll rises to 28; Hong Kong raises high alert as storm hurtles towards south China
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Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Philippines as toll rises to 28; Hong Kong raises high alert as storm hurtles towards south China

Typhoon Mangkhut roared towards densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines.

As lack of a unified authority over Yamuna harms Delhi, illegal encroachments on farmlands go unchecked
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As lack of a unified authority over Yamuna harms Delhi, illegal encroachments on farmlands go unchecked

A river discreetly enters and slips out of Delhi's borders. People drive past its strong saline stench in a hurry.

Climate change will worsen flooding in South Asia; India already accounts for a fifth of global deaths due to floods
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Climate change will worsen flooding in South Asia; India already accounts for a fifth of global deaths due to floods

India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study.

Hospital in Maharashtra's Gondia issued notice after video showing water flooding wards goes viral on social media
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Hospital in Maharashtra's Gondia issued notice after video showing water flooding wards goes viral on social media

Flooding inside Bai Gangabai Government Hospital for Women in Maharashtra's Gondia has prompted district authorities to issue notices to officials concerned over inadequate arrangements