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Many people were rising to the challenge of saving Venice’s many treasures.(Luca Bruno/AP)

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art, historical treasures

Venice, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Many people were rising to the challenge of saving Venice’s many treasures.
Flooding along with unseasonal storms are a clear indication of the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Flooding along with unseasonal storms are a clear indication of the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Mumbai Story: From sea unto sea?

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:09 AM IST
The city’s geography and future is being threatened by rising sea levels as an outcome of global warming
Dadar is said to be at critical risk, according to the Climate Central’s study of the effects of sea level rise globally.(HT PHOTO)
Dadar is said to be at critical risk, according to the Climate Central’s study of the effects of sea level rise globally.(HT PHOTO)

Flooding threat 2050: No construction in low-lying areas, protect mangroves, say experts

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 07:05 AM IST
A report by the American organisation Climate Central shows that coastal cities might be inundated sooner than estimated
According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global climate science body, Mumbai is one of six Indian cities at critical risk from sea level rise(Hindustan Times)
According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global climate science body, Mumbai is one of six Indian cities at critical risk from sea level rise(Hindustan Times)

Sea level could rise 10 times faster by 2100; Mumbai at risk, says study

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:06 AM IST
Sources cited in the report have estimated that approximately 28 million people across Mumbai, Kolkata, Surat, Chennai, Kochi and Vishakhapatnam are at risk with the global mean sea level projected to rise 10 times faster by 2100, if global greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed.
HT Image
HT Image

Manimahesh Yatra concludes, over 3 lakh visited holy lake this year

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 04:54 PM IST
As many as 700 police personnel were deployed along the trek for security, rescue and traffic management
(Unsplash)
(Unsplash)

Rising seas threaten Egypt’s fabled port city of Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Rising sea levels threaten to inundate poorer neighbourhoods and archaeological sites, prompting authorities to erect concrete barriers out at sea to break the tide.
Kabir (1440-1518) working as a weaver at his loom. From the Mughal School, 18th century.(Culture Club/Getty Images)
Kabir (1440-1518) working as a weaver at his loom. From the Mughal School, 18th century.(Culture Club/Getty Images)

Excerpt: The Arsonist by Kiran Nagarkar

Hindustan Times | By Kiran Nagarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:35 AM IST
In this profound telling of the mystic saint-poet’s life, Kabir is a speaker of Truth in a world full of conflict that could be ancient, medieval, or contemporary. This excerpt includes the introduction and Chapter 2
This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)
This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Himalayas, Hindustani classical music and a searing tale of Black America -- all that on the reading list this week
Environmentalists have expressed the fear that the High Tide Line is being deviously shown further seawards in order to protect structures that would otherwise be marked illegal.(HT Photo)
Environmentalists have expressed the fear that the High Tide Line is being deviously shown further seawards in order to protect structures that would otherwise be marked illegal.(HT Photo)

Goa to push Centre for designation of low-lying lands as eco-sensitive zones

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:16 AM IST
They are facing a threat from breaches in the dykes allowing ingress of sea water as well as from reclamation for tourism purposes.
The 21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the European continent and the most prominent peak in the world(Amgoth Tukaram/Facebook)
The 21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the European continent and the most prominent peak in the world(Amgoth Tukaram/Facebook)

21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram conquers Europe’s highest peak Mount Elbrus

Hyderabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Tukaram, a native of Tekkelapally Tanda village of Yacharam Mandal in Ranga Reddy District, started his journey on July 20 and scaled the Mount Elbrus on July 27.
Plastic cups and bottles, aluminium cans, plastic plates carelessly tossed around by visitors turned the Puri shoreline into a heap of garbage even as signages on the beach discourage littering.(PTI)
Plastic cups and bottles, aluminium cans, plastic plates carelessly tossed around by visitors turned the Puri shoreline into a heap of garbage even as signages on the beach discourage littering.(PTI)

Odisha’s temple town of Puri starts beach clean-up campaign

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Mo Beach, which translates into My Beach in Odia, aims not just cleaning up the beach, but instilling a sense of belongingness and ownership among the local bodies, residents and visitors.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rising seas: Danger ahead?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Global warming will trigger big trouble for tens of millions of people living in sea-side towns and cities across the world by the end of the century. According to new estimates that double the benchmark projections issued by UN agencies, nearly 200 million people, including 57 million in South Asia, are expected to be affected by rising sea level.
Officials said over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered for the 46-day pilgrimage. The pilgrims trek 32 km to reach the shrine from Pahalgam. The route to the shrine from Baltal is just 14-km-long.(HT Photo)
Officials said over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered for the 46-day pilgrimage. The pilgrims trek 32 km to reach the shrine from Pahalgam. The route to the shrine from Baltal is just 14-km-long.(HT Photo)

Amarnath yatra begins today under multi-tiered security

Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a militant attack along the main route to Pahalgam on June 12.
This file photo taken on April 22, 2018 shows Mount Everest in the Himalayas, some 140km northeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu.(AFP file photo)
This file photo taken on April 22, 2018 shows Mount Everest in the Himalayas, some 140km northeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu.(AFP file photo)

Weather station near Everest maps impact of climate change

Hindustan Times, Washington DC | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 07:29 AM IST
The team also set up the highest weather station in the world at about 8,430 metres above sea level near the Everest summit last month. This will provide weather information from Everest in real-time.
Glaciers worldwide are likely to lose anywhere from 18 to 36 per cent of their mass by 2100.(Getty Images)
Glaciers worldwide are likely to lose anywhere from 18 to 36 per cent of their mass by 2100.(Getty Images)

Melting glaciers may add 10 inches to sea levels by 2100: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 02:55 PM IST
The research indicates that the smaller glaciers could play a much larger role in sea level rise than researchers had previously thought.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after gaining more strength, the cyclonic circulation has finally induced a low-pressure area.(AP File Photo)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after gaining more strength, the cyclonic circulation has finally induced a low-pressure area.(AP File Photo)

Major cyclone likely to cross Tamil Nadu: IMD advisory

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Thunderstorm activity will also intensify with gusty winds (50-60 kmph) and lightning.
Researchers used computer simulations to assess the future suitability of the low-lying Sundarban region for tigers and their prey species.
Researchers used computer simulations to assess the future suitability of the low-lying Sundarban region for tigers and their prey species.

Climate change could wipe out Bengal tigers over next 50 years: Scientists

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 02:07 PM IST
Spanning more than 10,000 square kilometres, the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh and India is the biggest mangrove forest on Earth, and also the most critical area for the endangered Bengal tiger, researchers said.
While scientists are always wary of linking climate change directly to extreme weather events, there is enough evidence to suggest that severe cold weather events — such as the polar vortex that has currently engulfed North America — can be caused by anthropogenic (human-made) climate change(AFP)
While scientists are always wary of linking climate change directly to extreme weather events, there is enough evidence to suggest that severe cold weather events — such as the polar vortex that has currently engulfed North America — can be caused by anthropogenic (human-made) climate change(AFP)

Rethink the climate strategy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 01:23 PM IST
Whatever the political ideology of those in power may be, it is irresponsible for them to be facetious about looming disasters
NASA scientists have discovered a gigantic cavity, almost 300 metres tall, growing at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, indicating rapid decay of the ice sheet and acceleration in global sea levels due to climate change.(AFP)
NASA scientists have discovered a gigantic cavity, almost 300 metres tall, growing at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, indicating rapid decay of the ice sheet and acceleration in global sea levels due to climate change.(AFP)

Ice melting faster in Antarctic glacier, vast hole surprises NASA scientists

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 05:24 PM IST
NASA scientists have discovered a gigantic cavity, almost 300 metres tall, growing at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, indicating rapid decay of the ice sheet and acceleration in global sea levels due to climate change.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)

6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Nicobar Islands region

Port Blair | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:28 AM IST
There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director INCOIS.
In the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released at Inchon, South Korea has cautioned that to avoid ‘far-reaching’ effects of global climate change, the international community must act with greater urgency.(Reuters)
In the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released at Inchon, South Korea has cautioned that to avoid ‘far-reaching’ effects of global climate change, the international community must act with greater urgency.(Reuters)

How climate change can affect national security

By Bikram Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 01:31 PM IST
As predicted, parts of the earth would become too hot to sustain life and the rising sea levels would submerge islands and low-lying coastal areas of various countries. Resultantly, the rising seas, droughts, food and water shortages will trigger large scale relocation of people both within their countries as also trans-international borders.
Greenpeace activists display a big banner reading "We still have hope, Climate action now!" during an activity prior to a press conference of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change at Songdo Convensia in Incheon on October 8, 2018(AFP)
Greenpeace activists display a big banner reading "We still have hope, Climate action now!" during an activity prior to a press conference of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change at Songdo Convensia in Incheon on October 8, 2018(AFP)

Climate should be an election issue

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 02:43 PM IST
The need of the hour is to make climate and the environment an election issue; and only vote to power those who grasp the gravity of the situation, and the need for urgency in climate adaptation policies
The railways will study specification of coaches used in the Qinghai-Tibet line in China, before manufacturing these coaches. The Qinghai-Tibet line is at an elevation of 2,000 metres above sea level.(HT/Picture for representation)
The railways will study specification of coaches used in the Qinghai-Tibet line in China, before manufacturing these coaches. The Qinghai-Tibet line is at an elevation of 2,000 metres above sea level.(HT/Picture for representation)

Proposed Bilaspur-Leh train will have high-altitude coaches, doctors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The Indian Railways, which is set to execute its toughest project till date, has begun discussion on special coaches for the world’s highest railway line, which will run at an elevation of 5,360 metres above the sea level.
The problem of silting and seepage first appeared in mid-2000s in the Dal Lake at Naddi village.(HT Photo)
The problem of silting and seepage first appeared in mid-2000s in the Dal Lake at Naddi village.(HT Photo)

As winter sets in, Dharamshala’s Dal Lake dries up again

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:56 AM IST
The lake has gradually lost its water storage capacity due to rapid silting and continuous seepage. This has further affected the flora and fauna in the catchment areas.
The proposed Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line will have many firsts to its credit. At 5,360 meters above the sea level, it will be the world’s highest railway line.(HT File Photo)
The proposed Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line will have many firsts to its credit. At 5,360 meters above the sea level, it will be the world’s highest railway line.(HT File Photo)

At 5,360 meters above sea level, Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line to be world’s highest

Hindustan Times | By Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:09 PM IST
The project will include 74 tunnels, 124 major bridges and 396 minor bridges, according to the first phase of the survey done for the project.
On high tide days, floodgates are closed to stop rising seawater from entering the city.(HT File Photo)
On high tide days, floodgates are closed to stop rising seawater from entering the city.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai will see highest tide of the season on Sunday

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:09 AM IST
The BMC has listed 24 high tide days, of which the highest high tide is expected to be 4.97 metres, on July 15.
Artist Mel Chin's mixed reality climate change-themed art installation, Unmoored, in the Times Square neighbourhood of New York.(REUTERS)
Artist Mel Chin's mixed reality climate change-themed art installation, Unmoored, in the Times Square neighbourhood of New York.(REUTERS)

This 3D art display at Times Square brings climate change to life

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 01:38 PM IST
Manhattan’s Times Square is displaying Unmoored, a multimedia art display by American conceptual artist Mel Chin, that shows how climate change could lead to sea levels rising over low-lying sections of New York City.
Wild caribbean beach of Manzanillo at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.(Shutterstock)
Wild caribbean beach of Manzanillo at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.(Shutterstock)

Global warming is destroying Costa Rica’s coastline, threatening tourism

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 12:55 PM IST
Known for its palm-fringed beaches and exotic wildlife, Costa Rica’s beaches are under danger from the rising seas. If tourism is affected, locals will end up losing their jobs.
Rudranath is the fourth Kedar in the pecking order of the Panch (five) Kedars in Uttarakhand and the face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at the temple.(HT PHOTO)
Rudranath is the fourth Kedar in the pecking order of the Panch (five) Kedars in Uttarakhand and the face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at the temple.(HT PHOTO)

Portals of Rudranath temple open for devotees

Hindustan Times, Gopeshwar (Chamoli) | By Arvind Moudgil
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The procession carrying Utsav Doli (palanquin) of Rudranath started from Gopinath temple — the winter sojourn of the deity at Gopeshwar — on Thursday and had reached Rudranath on Friday evening.
People wade through a waterlogged street in Mumbai on August 29, 2017.(HT Photo)
People wade through a waterlogged street in Mumbai on August 29, 2017.(HT Photo)

Greater risk of flooding on 7 neap tide days this monsoon, says BMC

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 11:27 AM IST
These seven days are over and above the 24 high tide days when sea levels are expected to be more than 4.5 metres.
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