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  • July 22, 2016, Friday | International

    2016 on track to be world's hottest year on record: WMO

    June marked the 14th consecutive month of record heat for land and oceans and the 378th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average

  • February 18, 2016, Thursday | Current Affairs

    El Nino begins decline after 'powerful' impact: UN

    The WMO statement said this El Nino was comparable to the particularly strong phenomena recorded in 1982-83 and 1997-98

  • September 17, 2014, Wednesday | Opinion

    Risks of inaction too high to ignore

    India is being lax about the climate-change threat

  • November 30, 2011, Wednesday | Current Affairs

    Two degrees rise in temperature

    Global temperatures in 2011 are the 10th highest on record with countries like Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar and the US were among the worst hit by extreme weather events, UN's meteorological agency said on Tuesday, warning of human-induced ...

  • May 15, 2011, Sunday | Opinion

    The other threat above

    Protecting ozone layer requires national and global action

  • December 08, 2009, Tuesday | Economy & Policy

    Last decade warmest on record: WMO chief

    As negotiators from 193 nations were busy negotiating a historic deal on cutting carbon emissions, the UN's top weather agency today said that the world, including parts of India were experiencing the hottest decade on record.

  • August 20, 2009, Thursday | Economy & Policy

    El Nino effect behind weak monsoon, says WMO

    Rising temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, known as El Nino conditions, have contributed to the weak monsoon and drought in India among other factors, said Rupa Kumar Kolli, a senior oceanography analyst with the ...

  • July 15, 2009, Wednesday | Economy & Policy

    Monsoon to be normal, insists IMD

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today maintained there would be a normal monsoon in the country this year.

  • June 24, 2009, Wednesday | Economy & Policy

    WMO monsoon projection: IMD cautious

    IMD has been predicting a normal monsoon during the June-September season since March.

  • January 27, 2009, Tuesday | Economy & Policy

    2008 was tenth warmest year on record

    The preliminary data compiled by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) indicates that 2008 was the tenth warmest year on record. Besides, it witnessed a substantial erosion of the Arctic ice cover and dramatic disappearance of nearly ...

  • October 10, 2008, Friday | Economy & Policy

    Antarctic ozone hole gets bigger

    The Antarctic ozone hole has become larger this year than it was in 2007, though it is still somewhat smaller than in 2006. Revealing this, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has cautioned

  • May 24, 2007, Thursday | Opinion

    Unfairly damned?

    It is well-known that dams built for producing hydro-power emit methane, an environment-unfriendly greenhouse gas. But that the Indian dams in particular are the worlds worst methane polluters, as

  • April 13, 2007, Friday | Economy & Policy

    `La Nina` to bring normal monsoons

    The monsoon is likely to be normal this year. A positive indication to this effect came when the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) confirmed that the threat posed to the monsoon by the dreaded

  • December 26, 2006, Tuesday | Economy & Policy

    El Nino arrives before schedule

    The dreaded El Nino that often adversely impacts the Indian monsoon is here again. Confirming the establishment of a moderate El Nino and its likely continuation till at least the first quarter of

  • August 09, 2006, Wednesday | Opinion

    Disappearing glaciers

    The governments move to set up a national research centre on glaciology addresses an important concern, because it has been known for some time that many of the countrys major glaciers are shrinking

  • April 08, 2006, Saturday | Economy & Policy

    Green-house gases level alarming

    The concentration of major green-house gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) in the atmosphere has reached its highest-ever recorded level.

  • January 06, 2004, Tuesday | Economy & Policy

    2003 third warmest year in 150 years

    The year 2003 turned out to be the 3rd warmest in the past one-and-half century. Also, the size of the Antarctic ozone hole expanded during the year to match the all-time high and the extent of Arctic

  • January 06, 2004, Tuesday | Economy & Policy

    2003 third warmest year in 150 years

    The year 2003 turned out to be the 3rd warmest in the past one-and-half century. Also, the size of the Antarctic ozone hole expanded during the year to match the all-time high and the extent of Arctic