Kohima: Traffic advisory for Feb 25 & 26

Kohima: Traffic advisory for Feb 25 & 26

Vehicles lined up in a traffic jam in Kohima. (Representative Image: Morung File Photo) Kohima, February 23 (MExN): In view of the 3rd session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and the Sekrenyi Mini Hornbill festival, PRO DEF Kohima informed the following traffic regulations will be enforced in Kohima on February 25 and 26 as […]

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Student wear masks as they wait to be picked up, as classes in over 400 Bangkok schools have been cancelled due to worsening air pollution, at a public school in Bangkok, Thailand on January 30. (REUTERS Photo) BANGKOK, January 30 (Reuters): Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the […]

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment – U.N.

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment – U.N.

Brine water flows into the Mediterranean Sea after passing through a desalination plant in the coastal city of Hadera on May 16, 2010. (REUTERS File Photo) OSLO, January 14 (Reuters): Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the envi ronment, a U.N.-backed study said […]

Chinese cities issue ‘orange’ smog alert: state radio

Chinese cities issue ‘orange’ smog alert: state radio

A cooling tower (C) and chimneys are seen at a thermal power plant on a polluted day in Beijing, China on November 3, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) BEIJING, January 11 (REUTERS): At least nine cities in China’s industrial heartland of Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi have issued second-level, or “orange”, pollution alerts in response to a wave of smog […]

Last year was fourth warmest as greenhouse gases rise: Copernicus

Last year was fourth warmest as greenhouse gases rise: Copernicus

An iceberg floats in a fjord near Tasiilaq, Greenland on June 16, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) OSLO, January 7 (Reuters): Last year was the fourth warmest on record, extending a scorching streak driven by rising concentrations of man-made greenhouse gases, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Monday. Average world surface air temperatures were […]

Climate policies put world on track for 3.3C warming: study

Climate policies put world on track for 3.3C warming: study

Participants are seen in silhouette as they look at a screen showing a world map with climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France on December 8, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo)   KATOWICE, Poland, December 11 (Reuters): Average world temperatures are on course to far exceed the main […]

UN climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides

UN climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides

Protesters take part in the March for the Climate on the streets of Katowice, where the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 is held, Poland on December 8. (REUTERS Photo)   KATOWICE, December 9 (Reuters): Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of […]

Climate awareness on rise globally, but actions still lacking: UN report

Climate awareness on rise globally, but actions still lacking: UN report

Katowice (Poland), December 6 (IANS): Climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, but there is still a considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures, a UN report said on Thursday.   “A considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in […]

Carbon emissions from rich nations set to rise in 2018: IEA

Carbon emissions from rich nations set to rise in 2018: IEA

A factory chimney is seen in Brussels, Belgium on January 19, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     LONDON, December 4 (Reuters): Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s advanced economies are set to rise slightly in 2018, breaking a five-year decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.   […]