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Trump hits out at Russia India China for air pollution in Election rally

US President Donald Trump has blamed China, Russia and India for adding to the global air pollution and asserted that his country America has the best environmental numbers.   Speaking to his cheering supporters at an elections rally in the key battleground State of North Carolina on Thursday, Trump said .,   “We have the Read More…

Environment Nature West India

Incessant 27.5 cms heavy overnight rain in Mumbai suspended bus rail services

Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and districts in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, seriously disrupting road and rail traffic, and affecting movement of people manning essential services, officials said in Mumbai on Wednesday.   According to IMD, the city recorded over 12.20 cms rain while the suburbs notched over 27.50 cms rain most of it during Read More…

America Environment Nature

Heavy showers brought some relief for 6879 Sq.km burned area by Oregon wildfires

Unaccustomed to the sheer scope and magnitude of the conflagrations, Oregon’s ill-equipped firefighters initially struggled for days to even keep pace with the blazes, before cooler, moister and less windy weather settled over the region, and reinforcements could arrive.   Wildfires have claimed at least eight other lives in Oregon and one in Washington state, Read More…

East India Environment Nature Rivers

Odisha rivers flooding , 16 dead and 8 lakhs people affected

So far 16 persons have died due to flood related incidents in Odisha while over eight lakh people have been affected, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said on Saturday.   He said that 16 persons have died due to wall collapse and drowning, while five livestock have died in flood-related incidents.   “As Read More…

Afghanistan Environment Nature Rivers

Flash flood kills more than 160 in Afghanistan many still missing

According to International agency Reuters Thirteen provinces, mostly in the country’s north, had been affected by floods, according to the Ministry for Disaster Management.   In Parwan, just north of the capital Kabul, 116 people had been killed and more than 120 injured, with 15 people still missing, national and local officials said.   Rescuers Read More…

Environment Kashmir Nature Rivers

Kashmir rivers and rivulets are in a spate , 270 km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway snapped

After a brief lull late Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains lashed the Jammu region early on Thursday.   Dalwas portion of the national highway, washed away by a mudslide, has also not been restored because of the incessant rains, said an official.   The men and machines of the NHAI are on standby but heavy Read More…

Education Environment Technology

Israel mandated green building construction in all buildings

Israel has decided on a green building obligation throughout the country, including all types of structures, the state’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) said on Wednesday.   Israel has had its own voluntary Green Building Standard, for buildings with reduced environmental impact, IS-5281 since 2005. The standard is based on a point rating system, awarding Read More…

Corona Virus Environment Health Life Style Opinion

WHO says COVID-19 not displaying Spanish flu wave-like pattern

The World Health Organisation head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday said that he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in less than two years.   “We hope to finish this pandemic (in) less than two years, especially if we can pool our efforts,” he said during a press briefing on Friday.   He further Read More…