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2001-2010: Hottest decade with climate extremes

370,000 deaths globally due to extreme weather and climate conditions, says World Meteorological Organization report

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Kolkata among world's most flood-prone coastal cities: study

Its growing population and exposure to storms make it vulnerable

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2010: hottest year in India till date

Why there were no April showers this year
 

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Climate change affecting jobs in South Asia

Training in green skills must for youth: report

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Hurricanes with pretty female names more deadly

Changing a severe hurricane’s name from “Charley” to “Eloise” could triple its death rate, suggest researchers

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Pollution from Asia intensifying Pacific storms: study

Scientists say pollution from Asia is likely leading to stronger cyclones in the mid-latitudes of the Pacific, more precipitation, and a …

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Grain glut

India faces a surplus of foodgrains. Is exporting a good option?

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Eye on the storm

Cyclone Phailin has not taken many lives but has left behind a trail of destruction that severely cripples people’s livelihood. What did …

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A home-grown drought

Monsoon this year has failed most of India, causing drought in even well-irrigated and rainfed areas. Ravleen Kaur reports how our food …

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Nowhere to nest

Olive Ridleys jostle for space at the shrinking Gahirmatha beach in Odisha

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Soon, an early warning system for cyclones and floods

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for Africa and Asia was put in place soon after the 2004 tsunami hit the Indian …

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