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Greece battles wildfires for third day, more than dozen villages evacuated

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.
After an all-night battle with the flames, firefighters appeared to have saved the ancient Olympics site. (Representational Image)
After an all-night battle with the flames, firefighters appeared to have saved the ancient Olympics site. (Representational Image)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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90% of India’s biodiversity hotspots lost, shows new statistical analysis

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.
The climate and biodiversity crises are global crises. They require solutions that carry the support of all, and provide support to all. (File photo)
The climate and biodiversity crises are global crises. They require solutions that carry the support of all, and provide support to all. (File photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 10:42 PM IST
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BJP condemns cutting down of trees in Mumbai, calls it 'shameful act'

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."
As many as 25-30 trees were cut down in Worli, Mumbai, Pravin Darekar, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra Legislative Council said.(AFP)
As many as 25-30 trees were cut down in Worli, Mumbai, Pravin Darekar, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra Legislative Council said.(AFP)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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Ruskin Bond curates new poem to lament environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie

  • 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
Ruskin Bond curates new poem to ‘lament’ environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)
Ruskin Bond curates new poem to ‘lament’ environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 11:50 AM IST
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UNEP praises artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's work on World Environment Day

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.
Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik makes a sand art messaging 'Reimagine, Recreate and Restore the environment on the occasion of World Environment Day, in Puri on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik makes a sand art messaging 'Reimagine, Recreate and Restore the environment on the occasion of World Environment Day, in Puri on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 08:46 AM IST
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