When the weather turns killer …

When the weather turns killer …

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) Rains brought grief as well as relief in north India with seven persons killed in weather- related incidents in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich even though Odisha continued to sizzle in the intense summer heat. According to District Magistrate of Bahraich, Ajay Deep Singh, “As many as five persons died in Mihipurwa […]

Bay of Bengal hit with 500 cyclones in 125 years

Bay of Bengal hit with 500 cyclones in 125 years

 The Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years (since 1891) of which 107 had targeted Odisha (Orissa) causing immense devastation, a professor said.(December 17). “However, compared to hurricanes in the west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and […]

Today may be a landmark for Climate Change: UN

Today may be a landmark for Climate Change: UN

Three days ago, the landmark Paris Agreement, came into force. Now, the Marrakesh Conference, which begins Monday, 7 November, in Morocco, will give the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action, and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. “Our challenge is to sustain the momentum that has propelled […]

La Nina to give China a big chill

La Nina to give China a big chill

If El Nino brought the dry spells… now La Nina will giving China the chills. They say that its going to be really cold this winter. Most of China-but especially the northeast and northwest-is expected to feel a big chill this winter, thanks to a climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean called La Nina, meteorologists said […]

Why Millions of Trees are dying in America

Why Millions of Trees are dying in America

Astonishing, alarming, but True! Throughout the United States, trees are dying at an astonishing rate. The reasons for the die-off vary from place to place — drought, disease, insects and wildfires — but reports say the  root cause is the same: climate change. The epidemic is even threatening the oldest white oak tree in America, […]

Brown Clouds blacken Himalayas

Brown Clouds blacken Himalayas

During the dry winter season from October until May every year, the heavily populated Indo-Gangetic Plain is plagued by severe air pollution. In recent years, people in India and Nepal have suffered from periods of suffocating air pollution, known scientifically as Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABCs). In 2015 India’s air pollution levels overtook China’s. According to […]

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

Shrinking Stream flows in Upper Himalayas, more Water Crises ?

[KATHMANDU] The Nepal Himalayas maybe facing a water crisis over the next decades. A new study forecasts decreasing stream flows and ice volume in the Nepal Himalayas. Dire consequences are in store for power production, irrigation and food security. And that’s bound to have a huge impact on neighbouring countries as well. A joint study […]

Drought spreads liver-cancer causing fungus on crops in India

Drought spreads liver-cancer causing fungus on crops in India

Do you know that prolonged drought can cause cancer of the liver?  Aflatoxin, a liver cancer-causing agent produced by fungi, accumulates on crops like maize, sorghum, coffee and groundnut as a result of stress from prolonged droughts. Exposure to aflatoxin is responsible for 25,200—155,000 liver cancer cases worldwide, according to a UN study. Short-term high […]