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EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance (21 minutes ago)
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals.

Girl, 5, moves NGT against noise pollution from Delhi metro (18:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-year-old petitioner approached the NGT on Tuesday complaining of noise pollution from Delhi Metro's operations.

Submit report on Phase II of Yamuna cleaning: NGT (18:20)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The NGT on Tuesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit by Wednesday a detailed report regarding Phase II of the Yamuna river revitalization project "Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna".

Manali gets season's first snow, more in HP till Wednesday (Lead) (17:58)
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as snow eluded Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla on Tuesday, the picturesque tourist town of Manali experienced mild snow, this winter season's first. There are chances of more rain and snow in the hill state till Wednesday, officials said.

Macron: Trump will bring US back into climate deal (17:56)IANS Photo Service
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes US President Donald Trump will bring Washington back into the Paris deal on combating climate change.

Complete plant in 18 months or pay Rs 50,000 a day: NGT (17:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday ordered for the completion of a waste-to-energy plant in Jammu and Kashmir within 18 months, after which Rs 50,000 per day will be charged from the contractors.

Bodies of eight more fishermen recovered off Kerala coast (16:42)
Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode, Dec 12 (IANS) Search and rescue personnel on Tuesday recovered the bodies of eight fishermen from the sea off the Kozhikode coast in Kerala, official sources said, taking the death toll in cyclone Ockhi to 48.

6.2-magnitude quake hits Iran (16:32)
Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Iran's Kerman province on Tuesday.

High time to improve building energy efficiency: UN-backed report (13:28)
By Vishal Gulati
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) It's high time to improve energy efficiency of the buildings across the globe to reach the climate change goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, a UN-backed report has said.

Avalanches hit Army posts on LoC, five soldiers missing (Lead) (13:12)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Five soldiers were reported missing after avalanches hit two Army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

Avalanche hits LoC post, 3 soldiers missing (11:22)
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Three soldiers of the Indian Army went missing on Tuesday after an avalanche hit their post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.

Microsoft pledges $50 million to broaden AI for Earth programme (11:22)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged $50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change.

Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi, 15 trains cancelled (10:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.8 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average.

Srinagar gets season's first snowfall (10:04)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Srinagar city received season's first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall.

Manali gets season's first snowfall (09:10)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Snowfall continued to elude this Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday, but another picturesque tourist resort Manali had mild snowfall overnight, season's first spell.

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, rain (07:54)IANS Photo Service
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) Moderate snowfall and heavy rains on Tuesday forced the closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and the Mughal Road connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, officials said.

Winds, rain disrupt transport across Spain, man missing (20:56)
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) A man who was swept out to sea off the Spanish island of Mallorca remained missing on Monday as an Atlantic depression dubbed Storm Ana made its way across the Iberian Peninsula, bringing with it strong winds and rain that have disrupted Spain's transport networks.

Severe weather alert issued for northern, central Italy (20:54)
Rome, Dec 11 (IANS) The Italian Civil Protection agency has warned severe weather might cause disruption in some northern and central regions, starting from Monday.

Drizzles in Delhi-NCR, dip in maximum temperature likely (20:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The national capital saw drizzling at most places on Monday with the weather office saying the light rain showers will continue till Wednesday in the region.

Rains, hailstorm in Rajasthan to bring down temperature (19:30)
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Rain and hailstorm in different parts of Rajasthan are set to bring down the temperature further, the weather office said on Monday, as Jaisalmer saw a drop of 12 degrees due to rainfall.

RJD protests against Bihar's sand mining policy, calls for shutdown (19:24)IANS Photo Service
Patna, Dec 11 (IANS) The opposition RJD on Monday protested against the sand mining policy of the Bihar government which it said had led to an over two-fold increase in the price of sand, and called for a day-long shutdown on December 18.

Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle (19:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall "very poor" on Monday with "severe plus" in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said.

Selfie bid with elephant costs youth his life in Odisha (18:52)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) An attempt to click a selfie with a wild elephant cost a youth his life, as the tusker trampled him to death near a temple in Khamar forest range of Odisha's Angul district on Monday.

You will die of pollution, if you fall in Goan river, Parrikar tells activist (17:32)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Some of Goa's rivers are so polluted, that if someone is thrown into one, he or she would die of pollution, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday told an activist opposing inclusion of Goa's major rivers in the Inland Waterways Authority of India's list.

Heavy snow cancel flights in UK (15:00)IANS Photo Service
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Dozens of flights were cancelled in the UK on Monday due to heavy snowfall, which also disrupted other transport and led to closure of schools.

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