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Centre lists districts vulnerable to climate crisis in 1st weather hazard atlas

The atlas, the first of its kind, will aid in disaster preparedness as extreme weather events rise in the wake of the climate crisis, scientists said.

The Sunderbans in West Bengal is among areas most vulnerable to the highest storm surge, according to the Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India released by the ministry of earth sciences.
The Sunderbans in West Bengal is among areas most vulnerable to the highest storm surge, according to the Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India released by the ministry of earth sciences.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST

Spectre of child marriage, trafficking looms large in Sunderbans

Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of six people, including prime suspect Nur Alam Khan, and a couple from the village of the two girls.

A file photo of the Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A file photo of the Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Sunderbans losing its dense mangrove cover: Govt report

This is worrying because the mangrove forests acts a green buffer against cyclones, protecting Kolkata from bearing the direct brunt of storms that originate in the Bay of Bengal.

A file photo of the Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A file photo of the Sunderbans river delta. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 12:36 AM IST

News updates from HT: Sunderbans losing dense mangrove cover, says FSI report

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

The Sunderbans, formed by the River Ganges and River Brahmaputra, is the world’s largest and only mangrove delta inhabited by tigers.(HT_PRINT)
The Sunderbans, formed by the River Ganges and River Brahmaputra, is the world’s largest and only mangrove delta inhabited by tigers.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 04:37 PM IST

Tiger dies while being taken to Sajnekhali camp for treatment

The Forest department said the cause of death of the tiger did not appear to be cyclone Yaas and its aftermath but old age while adding that a post-mortem of the carcass would confirm the real reason.

As the tiger was later found lying on the banks of a pond, the staff tried to feed it chicken on Sunday morning but it refused the food.(Representative Image)
As the tiger was later found lying on the banks of a pond, the staff tried to feed it chicken on Sunday morning but it refused the food.(Representative Image)
Published on May 30, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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