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NDMA Conducts Mock Exercise on Uttarakhand Forest Fire

New Delhi (ABC Live): NDMA :The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a first-of-its-kind State-level mock exercise on forest fire in today. The mock exercise, aimed at assessing the efficacy of integrating the preparedness and response mechanisms of the forest department with those of the district administration, has been conducted in collaboration with the State Government. The exercise is significant ... Read More »

WMO Releases Its Airborne Dust Report

New Delhi (ABC Live): Airborne Dust Report :The World Meteorological Organization has issued its first annual Airborne Dust Bulletin, giving an overview of atmospheric dust levels and geographical distribution in 2016. The report is part of efforts to improve observations and warnings of sand and dust storms, which pose serious risks to the environment, human health and economy in arid and ... Read More »

Frank Bainimarama Launches COP 23 Logo

New Delhi (ABC Live):COP 23 Logo : Fijian Prime Minister and incoming President of COP 23, Mr. Frank Bainimarama, yesterday launched the logo for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Bonn in November. Also present at the launch was German State Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Jochen Flasbarth. The logo that was unveiled yesterday captures the vulnerability ... Read More »

UN to Organize World Ocean Festival

New York (ABC Live):With global leaders heading to the United Nations for a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN today announced that the inaugural World Ocean Festival will kick off the week-long event, with activists and enthusiasts taking to the streets – and waterways – of New York City to ... Read More »

USEPA to Join National Air Quality Monitoring Programme

New Delhi (ABC Live): USEPA :Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) monitors air quality across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). The NAMP network comprises of 680 monitoring stations located in 300 cities/towns covering 29 states and 6 union territories. State-wise details of funds released ... Read More »

Mission 2020 Bats for Climate Change

London (ABC Live):Climate Change:   A group of leading climate and business experts today identified the year 2020 as a game changing opportunity to turn the tide on the devastating impacts of carbon emissions. Convened by Christiana Figueres – former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – the group met today in London to encourage urgent action ... Read More »

Constant Ozone Research crucial to Protect Climate

New Delhi A(BC Live):Ozone Research :Top ozone experts from around the world highlighted the need for increased research and observations to inform policy on ozone and climate at a meeting sponsored by UN Environment and the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, 28 – 30 March. The 10th Ozone Research Managers (ORM) meeting concluded that integrated earth science observation systems are essential ... Read More »

Mali Becomes First Country to Ratify the Kigali Amendment

New York (ABC Live): Kigali Amendment :Mali has become the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a ground-breaking amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations environment agency today announced. “We urge more countries to follow suit in order to protect our climate,” said Erik Solheim, Head of UN ... Read More »

IPCC Approves Report on Oceans and Cryosphere

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments understand the impact climate change is having on human activities and nature on land and sea and how human activity in these areas is affecting climate change. The Panel approved the outlines of the Special Report on Oceans and ... Read More »

Renewable Energy to Cost Cheaper Then Fossil Energy: UNEP

New York (ABC Live): A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity. “[The report] is meant to spur discussion and debate about both the ... Read More »