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Odisha to receive rainfall (20:10)
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Several places in Odisha will experience moderate to heavy rainfall over Tuesday due to a cyclonic circulation, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Himachal may get southwest monsoon this week (19:16)
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is set to hit Himachal Pradesh as the MeT Office here has forecast widespread heavy rainfall for three days from Tuesday.

Firemen battle blaze near Spain's wildlife park (18:44)
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Hundreds of firemen and members of Spain's Military Emergency Response Unit (UME) worked through Sunday night and into Monday morning to contain a wildfire on the borders of the Donana National Park in southwest Spain.

Authorities kill shark scaring tourists in Spain (18:24)
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Authorities have captured and killed an eight-feet-long blue shark that caused momentary panic and forced tourists out of the sea at a resort on the Island of Mallorca over the weekend.

Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions (14:36)
By Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan and Anant Sudarshan
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017, World Environment Day. The programme uses smoke-stack emissions data that MPCB is already collecting. But since sampling results are not very comprehensible to the general public, the MPCB is turning these pollution readings into an easy-to-understand Star Rating.

Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development (14:12)
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves.

Climate change pushing apple orchards to higher altitudes in HP (13:58)
By Ashish Mishra IANS Photo Service
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) A new trend in apple cultivation has emerged in Himachal Pradesh -- apples are being grown in sparsely vegetative areas at higher altitudes such as Lahaul and Spiti valley, courtsey climate Change.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at $42bn (12:56)
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A report on Monday valued the Great Barrier Reef at $42 billion and warned of vast economic consequences for Australia unless more is done to protect it.

Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option (Commentary: Special to IANS) (12:12)
By Soumya Sarkar
When people think of climate change, pictures of melting glaciers, sweltering heat in summers and flooding of coastal areas predominate. Often lost in the imagery is the role the world's oceans play in countering the worst effects of global warming.

Snakebite kills 3 in Tripura (11:12)
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Three members of a family, including a child, died of snakebite in Tripura, police said here on Monday.

'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable' (11:00)
By Vishal Gulati
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.

Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi (09:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Respite from heat likely on Eid in Delhi (Lead) (23:56)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday sizzled at 39.4 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average, but respite is likely on Monday, when Eid falls this year, would see light rains, said the weather department.

Government holds 3rd 'Slum Yuva Daud' (Lead) (21:10)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Two central ministers flagged off the third "Slum Yuva Daud" here on Sunday which saw thousands of youths taking part in the race from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic, Pitampura, to Pitampura Sports Complex in west Delhi.

Medicos exhibit their passion for the lens (17:34)
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A cheetah pouncing on an antelope in the wilds of Africa, or two tigers displaying their fondness for each other in a National Park in India - these are among a series of rare moments frozen with the camera by some renowned medicos struck by wanderlust that adorn an exhibition here.

India needs New Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050: Report (16:00)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88 sq. km of precious land -- the size of New Delhi -- for landfills by 2050, industry association Assocham said on Sunday, citing its study.

Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup (14:30)
By Biswajit Choudhury
Bengaluru, June 25 (IANS) In a mushrooming urban landscape where waste disposal is becoming big business, meet one of India's new breed of waste warriors -- Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is an enterprise with the motto of making maximum social impact in the area of sustainable urban development.

Sunny Sunday in Delhi (09:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Engineer develops drone capable of planting 1bn trees (08:52)
Canberra, June 25 (IANS) An Australian engineer has revealed a plan to combat deforestation by developing drones capable of planting one billion trees every year.

UN chief condoles loss of lives in China landslide (07:42) IANS Photo Service
United Nations, June 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is saddened to learn of the death and devastation caused by landslides in China's Sichuan Province.

5.7-magnitude quake rocks Japan (06:46)
Tokyo, June 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked Nagano prefecture in Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

120 missing in China landslide (Second Lead) (20:12) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) A landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday damaged dozens of houses, with at least 120 people reported missing, officials said.

Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes (19:38)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.

SSB seizes wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 cr, arrests one (18:24)
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Saturday said it arrested a smuggler from West Bengal's Alipurduar district and seized a consignment of wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 crore from his possession.

Tornado damages 10 US Air Force planes (13:34)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, the media reported.

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