Facebook has announced to match up to $1 million (Australian dollars) in donations made to non-profit organisation GlobalGiving and donating $250,000 to the Australian Red Cross towards bushfires relief efforts.
Suri further said, 'Soon, we will have wildlife & environment photo-exhibitions and events in other parts of India. We would also like to involve school and college students and enthusiastic amateurs.'
A cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with higher reaches experiencing more snow for a second consecutive day. There was widespread rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official.
Ritesh Rawat, a resident of Chamoli said: 'Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this time around it has been for a longer stretch, without any kind of respite in sight.'
Officials said the entire Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi and Bharmour areas in Chamba are still cut off as roads were under a thick blanket of snow and efforts were being made to reopen them.
Smoke from the raging bushfires in Australia, considered to be the worst of the past century having destroyed some 15 million acres, has reached Chile after travelling more than 11,000 km over the Pacific Ocean.
World No. 2 and seven-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic expressed his concerns about the air quality in Melbourne, saying that players and officials would meet to discuss a possible delayed start to the tournament.
(Dr) U.P. Singh, director, animal husbandry department, has now issued orders to all chief veterinary officers (CVO) in districts across the state, directing them to re-enforce the orders with immediate effect.
On account of four spells of rainfall and snowfall in November and one significant spell in December, which was 33 per cent above normal, both months were colder at few places in the state compared to the last few years.
The extent of bamboo bearing area of the country has been estimated 16.00 million hectare. The total estimated green weight of bamboo culms is 278 million tonnes, showing an increase of 88 million tonnes as compared to ISFR 2017.
'We have witnessed it earlier also; when an elephant is buried other elephants come in the spot sniffing by and do what they want. The kind of devastation wild jumbos do in these areas cannot be explained by words' said a local.
Vijay Bahadur Maurya was an unhappy farmer in Salon in Rae Bareli till a few years ago. His farm land faced a problem of water seepage from a nearby drain and the crop yield could not even recover the basic costs.
A person who was injured in the devastating December 9 eruption of the White Island/Whakaari has died in a hospital, bringing the official death toll to 17, a top police official said on Monday.
State Minister of Tourism Arundika Fernando told Daily Mirror on Wednesday that the Ministry will hold discussions with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and defence officials and alert them of the advisory.
The hunters are allowed to hunt 100 houbara bustards in a 10-day safari during the three-month hunting season between November 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. The permit is person-specific.
While Khan said 2,470 houses were damaged, according to state Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, as many as 3,100 houses collapsed in the worst-hit Basirhat sub-division alone.
'So far we have received information on three deaths. They all died due to falling trees,' said Health Emergency Operation Control Room spokesperson Enayet Hussain.
Odisha's four districts were severely affected due to the impact of the cyclone that uprooted several trees and damaged roads as well as communication and power services, the Ministry said.
At least 75 passengers of a cruise ship in the Bay of Bengal were rescued by the West Bengal police while Severe Cyclone Bulbul raged on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
The met office said light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas during the next 12 hours.
The government has also deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire service personnel in nine districts as a precautionary measure.
The ministry has suggested Directorate General, Defence Estates (DGDE), an inter-services organisation of the ministry which directly controls the cantonment administration, to replicate the Chennai Cantonment area development model.
To improve air quality by natural means, keep the doors and windows open for a short duration when the pollution levels are high. Keeping indoor plants can help purify indoor air, said Biswal.
Astronaut Andrew Morgan took to Twitter on Wednesday as he shared the images of the California wildfires burning north of the Bay area from the International Space Station.