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World experiences fourth warmest June on record


July 18th, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) Average global temperatures this June were the fourth warmest since record keeping began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.The combined average temperature over ... Read more...

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Monsoon showers bring relief to UP


July 7th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The temperatures in the sun-scorched Uttar Pradesh went down considerably Saturday with heavy to moderate rains reported from most parts of the state.The state received heavy ... Read more...

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Shimla records second warmest July in 21 years


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) The Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, recorded the second warmest July of the past 21 years, a Met official ... Read more...

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Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Drought hits south China


May 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Drought has badly affected life in south China, with authorities saying at least 200,000 people and over 70,000 livestock have been hit.According to local officials, there ... Read more...

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US marks warmest March on record


April 10th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that last March was the warmest in recorded history, creating thunderstorms and tornadoes across the country.According ... Read more...

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2011 - 9th warmest year on record, says NASA


January 21st, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The global average surface temperature in the year gone by was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in ... Read more...

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Some hope for a deal at Durban climate summit


December 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 10 (IANS) As the fortnight long UN climate summit in this port city went into a series of closed door meetings on its extra day Saturday, some hope ... Read more...

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China sea levels to rise up to 130mm


November 16th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) Sea levels near China will rise up to 130 millimetres in the coming two decades due to global warming, a national scientific report has observed.The rise ... Read more...

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Switching to natural gas won’t slow climate change


September 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Burning natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) than coal, but switching over to this medium won't slow down climate change, claims a new study.Tom ... Read more...

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Cool Friday for Delhi, rains in store (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Delhi woke up Friday to a pleasant and overcast morning, with a light drizzle, which gave way to a bright and sunny but cool day ... Read more...

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Breezy morning in Delhi, rain likely


May 20th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) After a series of sweltering days and soaring temperatures, Delhi woke up to a breezy morning Friday with the weather office holding out the possibility ... Read more...

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Extended chill may upset Himachal’s applecart


April 16th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 16 (IANS) Extended winter in Himachal Pradesh may turn apple production sour this season. Farmers are praying for sunny days as extremely low temperatures have started to ... Read more...

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Sun shines over Mumbai for World Cup final


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) A bright, sunny day greeted Mumbai Saturday as the whole nation held its breath for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. The met ... Read more...

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Rising seas to affect major US coastal cities by 2100


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Rising sea levels could threaten an average nine percent of the land within 180 US coastal cities by 2100, a new study says. The research, led by University ... Read more...

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Sunny yet chilly morning for Delhi


January 28th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Bright sunshine greeted the capital Friday morning but the chill continued as the minimum temperature fell to 6 degrees Celsius - two notches below the average temperature ... Read more...

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Shrinking snow and ice cover ‘making global warming worse’


January 19th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research from the University of Michigan has shown that the decreasing snow and ice cover on Earth's surface has contributed much more to global warming than ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past points to drastic global warming


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new analysis has concluded that the magnitude of climate change during Earth's deep past suggests that future temperatures may eventually rise far more than projected if society ... Read more...

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2010 the warmest year since 1901: IMD


January 14th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) 2010 has been the warmest year since 1901, the India Meteorology Department (IMD) said Thursday in its annual report.IMD's annual climate summary states that the average temperature ... Read more...

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Sunny Saturday in Delhi (Lead)


December 18th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The weekend started on a sunny note with Delhi recording above average temperature during the day. A slight dip in mercury levels is expected Sunday, the weather ... Read more...

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Qatar May Face Problems In Hosting World Cup 2022


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Doha, Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is quite well known by now that both Australia and USA are seeing red over losing the World Cup 2022 bid to Qatar. The ... Read more...

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UN climate summit starts with little hope (Lead)


November 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The rate at which the earth is heating up has picked pace again, but the annual UN summit to combat climate change that starts here ... Read more...

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Emission pledges not enough to avoid worst consequences of global warming: UN report


November 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): The pledges made last year by 80 countries to reduce green house gas emissions are falling short of what is required to avoid the worst consequences of global ... Read more...

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Radiation-resisting hardy bugs may survive a million years on Mars


November 24th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): University College London researchers have found that hardy bugs like Deinococcus radiodurans could survive dormant on Mars for over a million years, at least in theory.Lewis Dartnell and ... Read more...

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Global warming shrank carnivores 55 million years ago


August 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Extinct carnivorous mammals shrank in size during a global warming event that occurred 55 million years ago, according to a new University of Florida study.The study describes a ... Read more...

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How giant tortoises, alligators thrived in High Arctic 50m years ago


August 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): University of Colorado researchers have conducted a study that explains how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘dangerous for alpine regions’


June 16th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that climate change can cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions.Researchers from University of Exeter and Austria said that the Alpine ... Read more...

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Blazing May ahead in Delhi but not hotter than usual


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With fresh rains and pleasant weather bringing in the month, the weatherman has predicted for the capital a less severe May than the scorcher that April was. According ... Read more...

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Parts of India reeling under severe heat wave


April 12th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur / Kolkata, Apr 12 (ANI): With the mercury rising, severe heat wave conditions are sweeping across many cities in the country.In Nagpur, temperatures are being pegged at close 44 degree ... Read more...

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‘Slim’ prospects for climate deal this year, says UN climate change chief


April 12th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen (Denmark), Apr.12 (ANI): Prospects of finalising a new binding agreement on climate change by the end of the year are "slim", according to UN climate convention chief Yvo de Boer.He was ... Read more...

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Temperature rises in Himachal


April 8th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) Mercury continued to rise across Himachal Pradesh Wednesday with the maximum temperature recorded at between one to eight degrees Celsius above the average. Shimla saw a high of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s national parks reopen after 25 years


April 1st, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 1 (IANS) After remaining closed for more than 25 years because of the civil war between the security forces and the Tamil tigers, Sri Lanka's national parks are once again ... Read more...

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Summer too soon as heat wave grips north India


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) With temperatures soaring between four to ten degrees Celsius above the average for this time of the year, baffling heat wave conditions have gripped the northern ... Read more...

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Parts of Uttar Pradesh in grip of heat wave


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Parts of Uttar Pradesh are in grip of heat wave with temperatures Monday rising over 5 degrees Celsius above what is average for this time of the ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana reel under intense heat even in March


March 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) It is still only March but residents of Punjab and Haryana have already started to feel the heat with the mercury climbing five to six degrees above the ... Read more...

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