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India lost over 1.3 lakh lives in disasters linked to extreme weather, climate change in 50 years: UN agency

New Delhi, May 22: Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused 573 disasters in India between 1970 and 2021 that claimed 1,38,377 lives, according to data from the World Meteorological Department, a specialised agency of the United Nations. Globally, 11,778 reported disasters led to more than two million deaths and USD 4.3 trillion in economic losses during this period. Over 90% of the reported deaths worldwide occurred in developing countries. The WMO issued the new findings for the quadrennial World Meteorological Congress which opened in Geneva in Switzerland on Monday...
North East

Awaiting Centre nod to new action plan on climate change: Assam minister

Guwahati, March 31: The Assam government is awaiting the Centre’s approval for its action plan for 2021-30 to tackle climate change, state minister Keshab Mahanta said in the assembly on Friday. The plan had been drafted after due consultation with various government departments and other stakeholders, he said. Responding to a query by CPI(M) legislator Manoranjan Talukdar, Mahanta said the Assam State Action Plan on Climate Change 2021-30 had been approved by the state cabinet in July last year. It has then been forwarded to the Union Ministry of Environment,...

‘Queen banking’ can help beekeepers deal with climate change

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 28: Queen banking, the process of storing extra queens in the spring to replenish colonies in the autumn, can be made more stable and labour-efficient by keeping queen bees frozen in indoor refrigeration units, according to a Washington State University research. It could also improve honey bee survival in the face of climate change. Researchers compared queen banks kept in refrigerated units to those kept outdoors in the traditional manner and an “unbanked” control group in a study that was published in the Journal of Apicultural Research....
North East

At NE green meet, Bhutanese schoolkids’ message: Engage youth in fight against climate change

Umsaw (Meghalaya), November 27: A group of students from carbon-negative Bhutan has this message for the world - do much more to ensure increased participation of youngsters in the fight against climate change. This group of 12 boys and girls from Orong Central School in Bhutan's Samdrup Jongkhar district was here for the just-concluded Northeast Green Summit. A few suggested holding of climate change-related competitions and events in schools and colleges will encourage more young people to eventually work in the climate action space. "You don't have to be a...

India undertaking arduous effort to fight climate change: Environment minister

NEW DELHI, November 15: India is undertaking an arduous effort to fight climate change despite accounting for less than 4 per cent of the world's cumulative emissions so far, environment minister Bhupender Yadav said on Tuesday. Delivering the national statement at the UN climate summit in Egypt, Yadav said India responded to the call for increased ambition in the 2030 climate targets and updated its Nationally Determined Contributions in August. "India, home to 1.3 billion people, is undertaking this arduous effort despite the reality that our contribution to the world's...
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