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Monsoon active again in Himachal


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) After a few days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again got activated in Himachal Pradesh with some areas in the state experiencing heavy ... Read more...

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13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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Beijing downpours toll rises to 37


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) With the recovery of more bodies, the toll since Saturday's torrential rains has climbed to 37 in China, said the Beijing municipal government late Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Shimla’s white Christmas a thing of the past (Postcard from Shimla)


December 19th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 19 (IANS) Oh, for a white Christmas and New Year! That is now the feeling in Shimla where snow on Christmas has become a thing of the ... Read more...

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India’s northeast records 38 percent deficit rainfall


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 3 (IANS) The northeastern region, excluding Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, has recorded deficit rainfall in the monsoon season and this may hit agricultural production, officials said Wednesday.Arunachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Shanghai faces driest time in 138 years


May 31st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) Shanghai is undergoing its longest dry spell in 138 years since January, says Shanghai municipal meteorological bureau report.Urban areas have recorded just 132.9 millimetres of rainfall ... Read more...

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Srinagar gets slight relief from cold, still freezing in Ladakh


January 8th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Summer capital Srinagar was slightly warmer Saturday at minus 0.4 degrees Celsius, still below the freezing mark but Jammu and Kashmir's cold desert region of Ladakh continued to ... Read more...

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Cold wave continues in Kashmir, relief expected Saturday


January 6th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 6 (IANS) The freezing cold wave continued across the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region Thursday with Srinagar at minus 5 degrees Celsius and Leh at minus 16.2 degrees. However, some ... Read more...

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Freeze continues in Kashmir, Leh minus 20.2


January 4th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) An intense cold wave continued to grip the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region Tuesday with Srinagar residents shivering at minus 4.1 degrees Celsius while Leh froze at ... Read more...

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Leh, Kargil freeze, cold wave on in Srinagar


December 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) No respite from the harsh weather was in sight Monday for millions of residents in Kashmir Valley as an unusually long dry and cold spell continued, forcing temperatures ... Read more...

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50mn-yr-old mountains did not evolve from Tibet-like plateau: Study


December 18th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study finally puts to rest the idea that mountains that began forming in southern British Columbia 50 million years ago, developed from a vast, Tibet-like plateau ... Read more...

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‘Cloud seeding’ to encourage rainfall ‘not as effective as thought’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed that the practice of cloud seeding with materials such as silver iodide and frozen carbon dioxide may not be as ... Read more...

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Extracting water out of thin air now possible


September 12th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Getting water out of the thin air is now possible, thanks to a new technology. "Drinking water can be extracted from the humidity in the air even in the ... Read more...

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‘Heat waves could be commonplace in US by 2039′


July 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has claimed that heat waves in the United States could become very frequent in the next 30 years."In the next 30 years, we could see ... Read more...

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Landslide disrupts supply lines between Siliguri, Darjeeling


June 16th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 16 (IANS) Supply lines between Siliguri and Darjeeling districts of West Bengal were disrupted Wednesday following a landslide on national highway 55 in the Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district, officials ... Read more...

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Jet aircraft blow holes in clouds to cause snow or rain


June 15th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Jet aircraft make odd-shaped holes in clouds and cause rain or snow as they climb or descend in the skies under certain atmospheric conditions, according to a new ... Read more...

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India, France collaborate on satellite


May 3rd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India is collaborating with France to launch a satellite within a year to collect data related to climate change, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the Rajya ... Read more...

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No respite from heat despite hailstorm, mild showers (Second Lead)


April 19th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Monday continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions - with the maximum temperature at 42.1 degrees Celsius, six notches above average - despite a brief ... Read more...

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Hailstorm, scant showers fail to cool Delhi (Lead)


April 19th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Monday continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions despite a brief hailstorm and rain in a few areas. The maximum temperature was recorded six notches ... Read more...

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Search resumes for missing as toll hits 102 in Brazil rains


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 8 (IANS/EFE) The search has resumed for those reported missing in the torrential rains that hit Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, killing 102 people and injuring 106 others, ... Read more...

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33 killed in Kazakhstan flood


March 15th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Astana, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescuers have found 33 bodies in southern Kazakhstan, where heavy rains swept away two dams last week, causing massive flooding, authorities said. Heavy precipitation and melting snows ... Read more...

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Tourists warned of heavy snowfall in Himachal (Lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh weather bureau Thursday asked tourists to avoid venturing out in the higher reaches, which are likely to witness heavy snowfall over next week. "The western ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall forecast in Himachal next week


February 4th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh weather bureau has asked tourists to avoid venturing out in higher reaches, which are likely to witness heavy snowfall next week. "The western disturbances are ... Read more...

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Most basic assumptions about soil hydrology may have to be reconsidered


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered that some of the most fundamental assumptions about how water moves through soil in a seasonally dry climate are incorrect - ... Read more...

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Ring Around The Moon Turns Out Be A Thrilling Experience For The Stargazers


December 1st, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Savannah, Dec.01, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sunday night proved to be an immensely enjoyable experience for enthusiastic stargazers across the region as they witnessed a unique phenomenon where a luminous ring appeared ... Read more...

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New Zealand glaciers melting away, survey shows


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 23 (DPA) New Zealand's glaciers are melting away, according to an annual survey of the snowline on 50 glaciers in the South Island, the National Institute of Water and ... Read more...

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Three children die in China school canteen collapse


November 12th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shijiazhuang (China), Nov 12 (IANS) Three children died and 28 others got injured in a primary school canteen collapse late Wednesday amid heavy snowfall in the northern Chinese province of Hebei, authorities ... Read more...

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Scientists map melting history of Greenland’s ice sheet


September 17th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have mapped the history of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.Numerous drillings have been made through ... Read more...

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Changing rainfall pattern may deprive billion people of water


August 10th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A changing rainfall pattern may deprive a billion people of fresh water in the tropics and subtropics in the coming decades, according to the latest research. The rain band ... Read more...

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Drought leaves 164,000 people short of drinking water in China


April 21st, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Yinchuan (China), April 21 (Xinhua) A five-month drought has left 164,000 people in northwest China's Ningxia Hui region short of drinking water, an official said Tuesday. The drought has hit 11 counties ... Read more...

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Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet melting, rate unknown


February 17th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A scientist has determined that the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets are melting, but the amounts that will melt and the time it will take are still ... Read more...

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Obama chides Washington over closing school because its snowing


January 29th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 29 (ANI): President Barack Obama seems pretty annoyed over the fact that his two daughters are not going to school in Washington because it is snowing. At a Roosevelt Room ... Read more...

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Typhoon affects over 450,000 people in China


July 30th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Fuzhou (China), July 30 (Xinhua) More than 450,000 people have been affected in eastern China by typhoon Fung Wong, the eighth tropical storm to hit the country this year. The typhoon, which ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kalmaegi hits China, leaves 13 killed in Taiwan (Lead)


July 18th, 2008 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Fuzhou (China), July 18 (Xinhua) Tropical storm Kalmaegi hit China's southeast coast Friday after causing severe devastation in Taiwan, leaving at least 13 dead and eight missing, officials said. The relatively weakened ... Read more...

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