extreme heat

Northern Hemisphere facing hotter summers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Land areas are now much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

All Punjab schools closed till July 8


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) With heat wave continuing and monsoon's arrival delayed in Punjab, the government Wednesday ordered the closure of all schools in the state till July 8.Education Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

1.2 mn still ‘powerless’ in mighty America


July 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) More than four days after a savage summer storm brought the world's most powerful nation to its knees, about 1.2 million customers in the American capital ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 1.8 mn go ‘powerless’ in US for fourth day (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Almost two million people scattered through 11 states, from Indiana to Delaware and the American capital, were still without electricity Tuesday for the fourth day, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heat wave kills 16 in UP


June 18th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The unabated heat wave in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 16 lives since Sunday, officials said.At least 11 people died of extreme heat conditions in the parched ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bengal heat toll rises to 42


June 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) With a heat wave prevailing across southern West Bengal, the death toll rose to 42, with 12 more people succumbing Wednesday in Kolkata and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Peacock threatened by drought, starvation in Maharashtra reserve (With Images)


June 6th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 6 (IANS) India's national bird, the peacock, is under severe threat from nature's vagaries at one of the largest peacock national parks in the country at Naigaon ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dehydration could turn you cranky and confused


February 19th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Thirst makes us reach out for water, but even mild dehydration can leave us cranky, confused and fatigued. Tests by a University of Connecticut (UConn) lab ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Australians experience hottest new year since 1900


January 4th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Australians have been asked to heed safety advice from authorities as much of the country swelters through what is already shaping up to be a record-breaking ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Temperatures reach 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 Fahrenheit) in Iraq


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Extreme weather in Iraq where temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on early Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.With a humidity of five percent and winds with a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mercury touches 45.3 degree in Orissa


May 11th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 11 (IANS) The heat wave condition intensified in Orissa with Talcher town Wednesday recording 45.3 degree Celsius, the day's highest in the state.Talcher is located in Angul district, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BCCI denies changing Jaipur track to suit Super Kings


May 10th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has rubbished media reports that the pitch at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium for Monday night's Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Rajasthan ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Behind Bollywood’s grease paint, the untold story (This is the fourth in a series by IANS on Bollywood’s behind-the-scenes people)


April 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) He is 80 years old and has spent over 60 years giving make-up to the biggest film stars. But ask Pandhari Juker about the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Crop loss to heat or cold wave a ‘natural disaster’?


April 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The Maharashtra government is mulling a proposal to consider damage to crops due to heat or cold wave conditions as a loss due to 'natural ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goat breeding: the new currency in the desert


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
By Dilip BidawatJodhpur, Mar 3 (ANI): The basis of all human civilizations across the world and from times immemorial has been the struggle for survival. In the arid desert region off ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

New Year celebrations begin in Australia, New Zealand


December 31st, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland/ Sydney, Dec. 31 (ANI): The countdown for New Year celebrations has begun in Australia and New Zealand.New Zealand has become the first country in the world to welcome the New Year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Platini backs winter 2022 football World Cup in Qatar


December 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13(ANI): UEFA President Michel Platini has said that he supports the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter to avoid extreme desert temperatures.Platini said ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Venus’ hot atmosphere may cool down its interior


September 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Based on calculations from a new model, researchers have proposed a counter-intuitive theory, which claims that the heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vegetable garden on Moon comes closer to reality


September 16th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): With no air, no water, poor soil, extreme heat and cold, deadly cosmic rays, the atmosphere on the moon doesn't look suitable to grow crops, but researchers are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seattle Weather Extremely Hot, Heat Warning Issued


August 18th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Seattle, Aug 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The inclement weather in Seattle and adjacent region has made the met office issue warnings to the residents. The National Weather Service has already cautioned ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China urged to amend archaic heat law


August 6th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Experts have called for an amendment to China's archaic heat law to protect the rights of workers who toil in high temperatures, a media report said Friday. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India Heatwave Scorches The Country, Casualties Shoot Up


June 1st, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New Delhi, India, June 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An extreme heat wave that is scorching northern India in recent times is taking its toll on the residents and the casualties are ... Read more...

Posted in India |

Soaring mercury hits cotton crop in Punjab


May 27th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana (Punjab), May 27 (ANI): Leaves of the entire cotton crop grown in Punjab's Ludhiana region have dried up on account of the scorching heat wave affecting different parts of the country.The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Delhi swelters at 44.6 degrees (Lead)


May 18th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) There was no respite from the heat for Delhiites Tuesday as the city recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum touched the highest ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heat wave continues unabated in North India


May 15th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, May 15 (ANI): Various parts of the Country continue to reel under intense heat wave following the mercury shooting beyond the normal temperatures as on Saturday.With the mercury ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

What’s brewing between Jamunia’s Kuber and Ghungru?


April 20th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Cupid is striking thick and fast to our TV stars these days. The hot weather notwithstanding, rookie TV actors are finding comfort in each other's arms. Cupid ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Extreme and moderate heat may help cure tumours


March 11th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): According to a new research treating tumors with extreme heat or moderate heat, aided by ultrasound guidance, may provide a possible therapeutic option.Osama M. Al-Bataineh, an assistant professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a window that washes itself


December 4th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) have made a breakthrough in assembling peptides at the nano-scale level, which could lead to the development ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New vest to help fire fighters, rescue workers keep cool


September 22nd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Inventors have developed a vest that can help fire fighters and emergency workers maintain their cool. The CoolMe Vest significantly reduces heat stress and recovery period for workers in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Want to be smarter? Read Kafka


September 16th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Reading a book by Franz Kafka, or watching a film by director David Lynch, could make you smarter, a new study suggests. Exposure to surrealism in, say, Kafka's "The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Summer of 2050 to be exceptionally hot


August 20th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): New analysis of climate model projections suggest that in the US, the average number of days in August with temperatures over 95 degrees Fahrenheit could nearly triple by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Students should hydrate, eat properly for peak physical performance


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): For kids going back to school means football, cross country, cheerleading, and lacrosse. However, such activities usually take place outdoors, in the extreme heat of summer. But kids ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Big crowd gathers to see Deepika Padukone in capital


June 25th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Braving the heat, hundreds of onlookers thronged the capital's Connaught Place area Thursday to catch a glimpse of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who came to launch ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Meteor bombardment may have made earth more habitable


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Large bombardments of meteorites nearly four billion years ago probably made earth and mars more habitable by modifying their atmosphere. When a meteorite enters a planet's atmosphere, extreme heat ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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