In Indonesia's Island of Java, a volcanic eruption occurred at 2:50 pm on December 4. It caused smoke and ash to reach as high as 40,000 ft in the air. Videos showing locals trying to escape the huge plumes, surfaced the internet. Reportedly, the region turned dark due to ash clouds. "Thick columns of ash have turned several villages to darkness," said Lumajang district head, Thoroqul Haq.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai, announced to continue ban on construction and demolition works in Delhi, until further notice. The decision was taken on November 29, considering the worsening air quality in Delhi. In addition, restrictions on entry of trucks and "red light on, gadhi off" campaign duration has also been extended till December 7 and December 18, respectively. Reportedly, the Delhi Government is constantly reviewing the… read-more
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Chennai witnessed the "wettest rainfall" of 882.4 mm till November 28 which pushed the city under tremendous rains and floods. This year, Chennai recorded an excess of 79% rainfall in the month of October and November, receiving a total rainfall of 1097.6 mm. Reportedly, Pradeep John stated that Chennai recorded 1003 mm until 7:30 pm in November. Furthermore, this was the 4th highest rainfall ever recorded in a single month.
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An incident of gas leakage was reported at Ekta Vihar in South Delhi's RK Puram at 9:15pm on November 24. About Five people were hospitalized at Safdargunj hospital for having issues of itchy eyes due to exposure of gas. Reportedly, they have been discharged now and are safe, but the reason for gas leakage has not been confirmed yet. The Delhi Police told… read-more
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Air quality in Delhi remained under 'very poor' category for the sixth day in a row on November 19. However, the AQI decreased to 332 from 362. As per reports by SAFAR, the AQI will remain the same for the next two days. Furthermore, surface winds will reportedly be "strong" from November 21, which will result in improvement of the air quality.
The Ministry of Environment of Finland on November 13 announced that the next United Nations Climate Conference, COP27 will be organised in Egypt in 2022. The COP26 was held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. The main motive of the summit was to fulfill the goals set in the Paris Agreement in 2015, which focused on greenhouse emission reduction, global warming, climate finance and carbon neutrality.
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A patient in Canada was diagnosed with a breathing problem suffering from climate change, as per reports. The patient was struggling to breathe after the recent incidents of wildfires in Kootenays which worsened her asthma, media reports said. Moreover, Kootenays has seen over 1,600 wildfires in the year 2021, leading to several deaths due to heatwaves, according to the BC Wildfire Services report.
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India on October 27, rejected its decision to announce "net zero carbon emissions target", given by Glasgow Climate Summit, and said it is more important to plan the reduction of carbon dioxide causing global warming. India which is considered to be world's third biggest carbon emitter after china, is under pressure to become carbon neutral by mid-century. However the country is planning to decrease the amount of emissions for now.
The blooming of the toxic algae known as “red tide” in the ocean during the dry season has forced sharks to seek shelter in the backyard canals of people at Florida's Longboat Key. The algae not only cause irritation in the animals but also turn the ocean’s water into tangerine red, diminish oxygen levels and help accumulate toxins in the water. Besides, agricultural and fertiliser runoff contributes to its formation.
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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has started a two-month awareness campaign on single-use plastics, which is co-organized by GIZ, UNEP, FICCI, and MOEFCC. The campaign is headed by Supriya Sahu in Tamil Nadu who is the principal secretary in department of environment. She had banned the usage of plastics in the Nilgiris and stated that unclogging of river water is the need for hour.
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