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  • Pune Dams Receive Almost a Month's Worth of Water in 24 Hours

    The four dams in the Khadakwasla circle in Pune received 1.15 TMC of water in 24 hours ending on Wednesday, July 20, 2023. This is equivalent to the city's water quota for almost a month. The rainfall in the catchment areas of the dams was good, with Temghar receiving over 70mm, Panshet and Varasgaon receiving around 50mm each, and Bhama Askhed receiving 14mm. The collective stock in the four dams increased to 11.2 TMC (38.5% of total storage capacity) on Wednesday evening.

  • Europe Grapples with Intensifying Heatwave and Wildfires Amidst Climate Crisis

    A scorching heatwave has gripped Europe, with nearly all major Italian cities under red heat alerts as temperatures continue to rise. The extreme heat is a result of a high-pressure system bringing warmer, tropical air to the continent south of a stagnant jet stream over central Europe. As a result, wildfires are spreading across the continent, with Greece and the Swiss Alps also affected. Millions of people in the northern hemisphere are experiencing soaring temperatures, and the situation is particularly dire in southern Europe.

  • Global Heatwaves Grip Continents, Reinforcing Climate Change Urgency

    Prolonged and intense heatwaves have impacted three continents, shattering temperature records in cities across the Northern Hemisphere. These extreme heat events occurred less than two weeks after the Earth experienced what scientists believe were some of the hottest days in modern history.

  • "UK Climate Change Plan Criticized for Insufficient Preparedness"

    The UK Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC) has expressed concerns that the UK is not adequately prioritizing climate change as a national issue. The recently released Third National Adaptation Plan (NAP), a five-year program aimed at preparing the UK for climate change, has been criticized for lacking substantial new funding or legislation. The plan focuses on addressing issues related to overheating and flooding.

  • "Crawford Lake: A Golden Spike for Humanity's Impact on Earth's Geological History"

    Researchers are proposing Crawford Lake in Ontario, Canada, as a key location that exemplifies humanity's profound impact on Earth, leading to the establishment of a new geological time period known as the Anthropocene Epoch. This epoch would recognize the drastic changes humans have made to the planet since the mid-20th century. The Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) has been diligently investigating the geological evidence to support this transition and has identified the 1950s as the formal start date for this new epoch.

  • Yamuna water level crossed the danger mark again in Delhi

    The water level in the Yamuna River has crossed the danger mark again in Delhi. The water level was recorded at 206.24 meters at 6 am on Tuesday, July 19, 2023, according to the Flood Control Department in the national capital. This is the second time in a week that the water level in the Yamuna has crossed the danger mark.

  • Developed countries all set to achieve the $100 billion climate finance target

    Developed countries are on track to raise $100 billion in climate finance this year. This is a significant milestone, as it means that wealthy nations are finally meeting their long-standing commitment to help developing countries address climate change.

  • Global heatwaves getting worse than ever

    The Earth's climate is warming, and this is leading to more extreme weather events, including heatwaves. Scientists highlight that the La Niña effect is behind this unusual weather condition across the globe. La Niña is a climate pattern that occurs every few years, and it is associated with cooler temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. However, this year's La Niña has been particularly strong, and it is thought to be contributing to the heatwave.

  • Flash floods causing mayhem in North India

    The recent spate of heavy rains in North India has caused widespread destruction and loss of life. In the hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, landslides and flash floods have killed dozens of people and displaced thousands more. In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, flooding has inundated villages and agricultural fields.

  • Heatwaves: A Growing Menace in the Face of Climate Change

    Heatwaves, prolonged periods of exceptionally hot weather, are increasingly becoming a significant threat in a warming world. As Europe battles a scorching heatwave, this article explores the role of climate change in intensifying extreme heat events, the risks they pose to human health and the economy, and the urgent need for global action.