Emissions standards for heavy vehicles in London

Over 90 per cent of cars in central London now meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone standards. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that buses, coaches and heavy trucks will have to pay 300 pounds a day ($418) to enter Greater London if they do not meet low emission levels. Starting Monday, Khan introduced tighter

OPINION: Moving beyond Paris, India steps up its climate ambitions

We are working to ensure that 40% of electric power in India is from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030…writes Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India We believe India has become a clean energy powerhouse and is a leader in energy transition from carbon dioxide-producing sources to renewables and non-fossil-fuel sources. Five years after the

150 feared dead in U’khand after glacier avalanche hits dam

Over 150 people have lost their lives and over 150 are missing following a massive flood near a power project at Reni village in Joshimath area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, officials said. The incident occurred after the water level in Dhauliganga river, one of the six sources of the Ganga river, suddenly surged

Nearly 70k displaced after quake and flood hit Indonesia

The death toll from a strong earthquake and floods that hit Indonesia has increased to 96, with nearly 70,000 people currently displaced, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Monday. A total of 81 people were killed after the 6.2-magnitude quake and the 5.9-magnitude aftershock struck West Sulawesi province on January 14 and January 15,

Earthquake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills 35

At least 35 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the National Disaster Management Agency said. “Nine people died in Majene district, and 26 others in Mamuju district, bringing the total death toll to 35,” said the West Sulawesi Provincial Disaster Management Agency’s head Darno Majid. In addition,

UN Calls For Nations To Step Up Climate Actions

As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Thursday. Adaptation – reducing countries’ and communities’ vulnerability to climate change by increasing their ability to absorb impacts

Hearty Tribute To ‘Beloved’ Beepathu

A whole village in Kerala is uniting to conduct a condolence meet for a stray dog, Beepathu, which was killed by an attack by street dogs, on Tuesday. The dog reached the residence of Shaji Oorali, a clerk with the panchayath department and a theatre artiste, in Naduvattam village in Palakkad district 13 years ago.

Bird flu vigil up

So far, the disease has been confirmed from Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, and UP, reports Asian Lite NewsThe Centre has directed states and union territories across the country to increase surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos, and poultry farms as well as strengthen biosecurity at poultry farms amid the

Snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir

Intermittent heavy snowfall during the last 48 hours threw life out of gear in Kashmir on Wednesday as the meteorological (MeT) department forecast improvement in weather from afternoon. Over two ft snow accumulated on the ground in the plains of the valley while the higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir received nearly four ft of

Manushi believes in eco-friendly lifestyle

Bollywood debutante and former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar wants to turn her terrace into a sustainable garden, because she thinks the future of complex, modern society lies in environmental friendly living. “I want to have a fully sustainable garden at my home because I think the future of complex, modern society will be all about