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  • Dec 04, 2020 11:30

    Lava streams down from Mount Semeru as seen from Lumajang in East Java province, Indonesia on December 2. Mount Semeru on Java island spouted a towering column of ash on December 1, prompting a call for around 500 people to temporarily evacuate their homes, AFP reported.

    (Juni Kriswanto / AFP)read more
  • Dec 03, 2020 11:39

    A Great Horned Owl spotted at the Rambles in Central Park during a tour by Robert DeCandido, also known as Birding Bob, in New York on November 29. Bird-watching has grown in popularity in New York City, with theatres and clubs indefinitely closed due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which has killed more than 24,200 people in the city since spring, AFP reported.

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  • Nov 30, 2020 17:59

    A toy vendor seen at India Gate on a cold winter evening in New Delhi on November 29. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi recorded the coldest November this year since 1949, with a mean minimum temperature at 10.2 degrees Celsius and four cold waves.

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  • Nov 26, 2020 11:19

    People run from the Marina beach after sudden heavy rain before Cyclone Nivar’s landfall in Chennai on November 25. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)’s bulletin, Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Puducherry around 3am on November 26 after lashing in Tamil Nadu a few hours ago on November 25.

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  • Nov 24, 2020 18:21

    People huddle around a bonfire to warm themselves near INA market on November 23 as the minimum temperature in Delhi dropped for the second successive day at 6.3 degrees Celsius--the lowest in November in 17 years.

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  • Nov 22, 2020 18:01

    Commuters ride along Mall Road with winter warmers in Patiala on November 20. According to scientists, winter has arrived in many parts of northwest India, both in the hills and the northern plains, with the minimum temperature dipping 5 degrees Celsius below normal in several cities, HT reported.

    (Bharat Bhushan / HT Photo)read more
  • Nov 21, 2020 17:59

    Pigeons take flight on a foggy morning in the outskirts of Dwarka in New Delhi on November 18. The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 7.5°C on November 20, making it the city’s coldest November day in 14 years, according to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) department.

    (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)read more
  • Nov 19, 2020 11:46

    A view of India Gate in New Delhi on what remained a hazy day on November 18. Delhi’s air deteriorated marginally and slipped into the “poor” category on November 18, according to the Central Pollution Control Board bulletin, despite beginning the day in the “moderate” category. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 180 at 6am and had dropped to 211 by 4pm.

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  • Nov 14, 2020 11:58

    The Qutub Minar seen on a smog ridden morning in New Delhi on November 10. Despite abating from the “severe” category where the Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) had remained for six days starting November 6, the national capital was still dealing with “very poor” AQI a day before Diwali according to data from System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

    (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)read more
  • Nov 10, 2020 17:59

    A damaged taxi is seen in floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Eta in a street in Miami, Florida on November 9. A deluge of rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused flooding across South Florida’s most densely populated urban areas on November 9, stranding cars, flooding businesses, and swamping entire neighbourhoods with fast-rising water that had no place to drain.

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  • Nov 07, 2020 18:04

    People at India Gate during the evening amid smog and cold weather conditions in New Delhi. Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) continued to remain in the “severe” category on November 7 for the third consecutive day after entering the red zone for the first time this season on November 5.

    (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)read more
  • Nov 05, 2020 17:58

    Morning walkers amid smog and cold weather at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on November 1. Delhi is experiencing a fall in minimum temperature in the range of 3-5 degree Celsius below normal since October 31, which has brought the city closer to its first early November “cold wave” in at least 30 years.

    (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)read more
  • Nov 01, 2020 18:19

    A man crosses a railway track at Nizamuddin on a hazy morning in New Delhi on October 30. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), this October was the coldest Delhi has experienced in 58 years, with the mean minimum temperature for the month settling at 17.2 degrees Celsius.

    (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)read more
  • Oct 30, 2020 11:25

    A man instructs children during a football training session on a hazy morning in New Delhi on October 29. Delhi’s air quality was at its worst this season on October 29 as winds heavy with toxic smoke lingered low over the city, Reuters reported.

    (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)read more
  • Oct 26, 2020 18:34

    A Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) worker holds two Asian giant hornets on October 24 in Blaine. After spending weeks searching for the insects, trapping and tracking them using dental floss to tie tiny radio trackers, entomologists in the WSDA on October 23 discovered the first ever nest of giant “murder hornets” in the United States.

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  • Oct 26, 2020 11:39

    A volunteer holds up a placard at a traffic junction as part of the “Red Light On, Gaadi Off” initiative against air pollution, at Barakhamba road crossing in New Delhi on October 23.Apart from this, the Delhi government, in early October, started spraying bio decomposer, developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), on crop stubble to turn it into manure.

    (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)read more
  • Oct 24, 2020 11:38

    A comparative view of India Gate on August 22 (left) and October 22 (right) highlighting Delhi’s annual deterioration of air quality closer to winter. Delhi’s air quality slipped to the far end of the “very poor” zone on October 23, raising a belated alarm among the city’s pollution monitoring and enforcement agencies.

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  • Oct 19, 2020 11:30

    A rescue operation underway in the flood affected area of Pandharpur in Solapur district on October 16. Heavy rains and flooding have hit parts of western Maharashtra since October 14 after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning for low pressure winds bringing torrential rain to the region.

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  • Oct 18, 2020 17:58

    A man walks past the Plastic Bag Store, a pop-up to raise awareness of the environmental issues with plastics in Times Square, New York on October 16. The Plastic Bag Store is set to open to the public on October 22, on the heels of a fresh statewide ban in New York on the use of plastic bags that comes into effect on October 19 after delays due to litigation and Covid-19.

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  • Oct 17, 2020 17:56

    A man evades smoke rising from stubble being burned in a field, in Jandiala Guru, near Amritsar on October 16. Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana has gone unabated this year primarily because of the reluctance of the local administration to act against offenders due to ongoing farmer protests in the two states, HT reported.

    (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)read more
  • Oct 14, 2020 20:46

    A bus damaged after a road caved-in following incessant rainfall across the state at Gaganpahad-Shamshabad Road near Hyderabad on October 14. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a depression over western parts of Telangana, about 50 kilometers west of Hyderabad has caused incessant rains in Hyderabad and surrounding areas.

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  • Oct 12, 2020 18:19

    Flood waters from Hurricane Delta surrounds structures destroyed by Hurricane Laura on October 10 in Creole. Hurricane Delta slammed into the US Gulf Coast with a deadly storm surge and violent winds over the weekend, threatening to batter an area of Louisiana still recovering from Hurricane Laura.

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  • Oct 11, 2020 17:59

    Dust from construction activity polluting the air around Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi on October 7. The national capital witnesses a spike in the levels of air pollution almost every year during winter due to various conditions including construction activity and the stubble burning in neighbouring states. A seven-point action plan for combating pollution Delhi was announced by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this week.

    (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)read more
  • Oct 10, 2020 11:39

    A flock of flamingos at the Airloli creek in Mumbai on October 10, two years ago. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the second-largest flamingo habitat along the west coast after Kutch, Gujarat, according to Bombay Natural History Society,which began monitoring flamingo numbers since May 2018, under a 10-year exercise.

    (Satish Bate / HT Photo)read more
  • Sep 23, 2020 18:41

    A pod of whales stranded on a sandbar in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Rescuers already racing against time to save nearly 200 whales stuck in the remote Australian harbor found more pilot whales stranded on an Australian coast on September 23, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country, the AP reported.

    (Brodie Weeding / The Advocate / AFP)read more
  • Sep 16, 2020 17:56

    An injured adult male jaguar walks along the bank of a river at the Encontros das Aguas Park in the Porto Jofre region of the Pantanal, near the Transpantaneira park road which crosses the world's largest tropical wetland in Mato Grosso State, Brazil, on September 15. The Pantanal, famous for its wildlife, is suffering its worst fires in more than 47 years, destroying vast areas of vegetation and causing death of animals caught in the fire or smoke.

    (Mauro Pimentel / AFP)read more
  • Sep 15, 2020 17:57

    Burnt betel-nut trees are seen while a flame from well no. 5 rises in the background near Oil India Limited (OIL)’s gas well blowout site at Baghjan in Tinsukia on September 11. It’s been more than three months since a natural gas well in Baghjan had a blowout and the fire was brought under control on September 13.

    (Manish Sharma / PTI)read more
  • Sep 11, 2020 11:30

    The San Francisco Bay Bridge and the city skyline are obscured by orange smoke and haze as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, California on September 9. Hazy clouds of smoke from dozens of wildfires darkened the sky to an eerie orange glow over much of the West Coast on September 9, keeping street lights illuminated during the day and putting residents on edge.

    (Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP)read more
  • Sep 09, 2020 11:38

    A home is engulfed in flames during the “Creek Fire” in the Tollhouse area of unincorporated Fresno County in California September 8. The State Fire Department revealed on September 7 that wildfires in California have torched more than a record two million acres of land as they continue to rage further.

    (Josh Edelson / AFP)read more
  • Sep 08, 2020 11:57

    Waves brought by Typhoon Haishen crash along a sea wall in the south eastern port city of Busan on September 7. A powerful Typhoon named Haishen approached South Korea on September 7 after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains on September 6.

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