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Temperatures of more than 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and strong winds have fanned more than 150 wildfires in different areas of Greece in recent days.
A report published by Centre for Science and Environment pointed out that 16 states have witnessed a significant rise in number of forest fires as well as warmer than usual winter, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons.
ByAvik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Speaking to media persons, BJP leader Darekar said, "It is a very shameful act that a day after celebrating World Environment Day, trees were cut down. Around 25-30 trees have been brought down in Worli. We condemn the act. We have come here to visit and take a note of the situation."
- Ruskin Bond’s new poem ‘Dirge of Dehradun’ laments the current environmental degradation in ‘the twin cities of happiness’ that is Dehradun and Mussoorie which were once picturesque towns in the foothills of the Himalayas but are now decaying. Read the emotional lines inside
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has praised a sand art made by renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Odisha's Puri beach to celebrate World Environment Day on Saturday.