Cyclone Remal missed India's coast by a whisker; Indian Sundarbans impacted, but largely saved

India, May 28 -- Multiple factors worked in tandem to minimise damage in Sundarbans; but next time may be different, warn experts Cyclone Remal missed the Indian coast by a whisker and landed close t... Read More

Vessel overloaded with people capsizes near Bangladesh's Mongla, as Remal hurtles towards coast

India, May 26 -- Monsoon circulation adding to cyclone system & expanding Remal's diameter; Red alert in Kolkata Screengrab from Windy.com A vessel overloaded with people has capsized in the sea nea... Read More

Indian & Bangladeshi Sundarbans to be impacted as cyclone Remal to make likely landfall 100 km from Indian border

India, May 25 -- Cyclonic system may overlap with high tide to maximise damage if landfall happens late evening on May 26 The Sundarbans, spread over 20,000 square kilometres on either side of the In... Read More

Impending havoc

New Delhi, May 24 -- The cyclone scare of May-end is back in West Bengal. Close to the 15th anniversary of cyclone Aila, fourth of cyclone Amphan and third anniversary of cyclone Yaas, a 'very severe... Read More

Dateline Kolkata: May-end cyclone scare back in Bengal as IMD official confirms Cyclone Remal may be 'very severe'

India, May 24 -- Cyclone could make landfall between Digha and Khulna on Bengal & Bangladesh coasts respectively between May 26 & May 27; Kolkata on orange alert The cyclone scare of May-end is back ... Read More

Climate change responsible for over 80% of temperature rise within Asia last month, the hottest April ever: WWA

India, May 15 -- Climate change and El Nino combined to push minimum and mean temperature rise in eastern India to highest ever in April A global study, released early morning Indian time on May 15, ... Read More

It has been a sizzling April for Kolkata; Combination of climate change, urbanisation pushing city beyond tipping point

India, May 2 -- UN report warns that city's maximum temperature may reach almost 50degC around 2080; local actions to blame as well Kolkata has almost done a 'Sergey Bubka' when it comes to breaking ... Read More

Environment in elections: Deucha Pachamicoal mine project in Birbhum unlikely to be an issue in May 13 polls

India, April 29 -- State government provided job largesse and promised financial help to local population to nip the movement in the bud The proposed Deucha Pachami coal mine project in Birbhum distr... Read More

G7 way off-track in emission cuts to achieve 1.5degC target; finding significant as WMO says Asia 'global disaster capital'

India, April 25 -- Present policies mostly paper tigers; India need greater ministerial integration to counter climate impacts, say experts Two reports, both released on April 23, have exposed the gr... Read More

Asia was the world's 'disaster capital' in 2023, with all climate change drivers upping the ante in region: WMO report

India, April 23 -- Bay of Bengal recorded nearly 30% higher sea level rise over global average; east and north India have warmed more than rest of country The Asian continent was the world's most dis... Read More