Ancient footprints have been found in the United States dating back 23,000 years, implying that people inhabited North America much before the end of the last Ice Age, as per a study published in the journal Science on September 23. The footprints were discovered in silt on the shores of a long-dried-up lake, now part of the New Mexico desert. Reportedly, the sediments were marked and solidified into hard rock.
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The Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority (HPDMA) said heavy rainfall in the state claimed 10 lives in the past 24 hours on September 23. The rain also caused road accidents and damaged 16 houses, roads, nine cow sheds. Reportedly, the natural disaster has caused a loss of Rs 1,108 crore so far. Moreover, as many as 432 people also died due to the rainfall in the last 130 days.
At the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 22, UK PM Boris Johnson while addressing requested the world leaders to consider the "climate crisis" as a serious issue. “If we keep on the current track then the temperatures will go up by 2.7 degrees or more by the end of the century, never mind what that will do to the ice floes,” Johnson mentioned while addressing.
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The Delhi government has instructed the officials to install water pumps in order to solve the waterlogging issue during heavy rainfall. CM Arvind Kejriwal, earlier, on August 24 chaired a meeting over Drainage Master Plan and had instructed the PWD & Water Minister Satyendar Jain to take initiatives to resolve the problem. However, the PWD officials have identified 147 water logging sites across the city.
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The officials of the forest department of Uttarakhand's Chamoli shot a bear dead during a rescue operation after it attacked five personnel on September 22. Reportedly, the department launched the operation following the locals of Chamoli's Joshimath area complained about a bear roaming in the area. The department said, ''they tried to catch the bear by throwing a net. However, the bear attacked the team.''
On the occasion of World Car Free day, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar rode a bicycle with his colleagues and MLAs from his residence to the secretariat in Chandigarh on September 22. Khattar also said his government would soon launch an electric vehicle policy and will give subsidies on EVs to protect the environment from being polluted. Meanwhile, the CM also inaugurated an exhibition of electric vehicles here.
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The meteorological department issued an orange alert in Delhi and also warned against the possibility of heavy rainfall, waterlogging, and disruption of traffic on September 22. Moreover, the IMD also issued a yellow alert for September 23, 25, 26. While a green alert has been issued for September 24. Notably, IMD's Safdarjung Observatory has recorded 1161.1 mm of rainfall this season than 1,156.6 mm of rainfall in 1975.
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A Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds reported on September 19, that a swarm of bees killed 63 Critically Endangered African Penguins on a west beach of Cape Town, SA. "After tests, we found bee stings around the penguins' eyes," clinical veterinarian David Roberts said. The ICUN designated species were found dead on September 17 in Simonstown. However, the Cape honey bees are an integral element of the ecosystem.
Over 5000 people were evacuated on Spain's La Palma island, part of the Canary Islands archipelago, before the volcanic eruption on September 19. Reportedly, an earthquake magnitude of 4.2 also jolted the island before the eruption and the last eruption was reported here in 1971. Meanwhile, the president of La Palama island, Mariano Hernandez said, ''There are no immediate reports of death but the lava flows made him concerned".
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In a shocking revelation, a report published in the journal One Earth on September 17 found the world's coral reef has declined to half since the 1950s after surveying reefs in 87 countries. The reasons behind the reef's dilapidation are said to be global heating, overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction. The study has also reported a dramatic fall of more than 60% of reefs diversity so far.
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