Geography

Huge ‘dead zone’ discovered in Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal hosts a ‘dead zone’ of an estimated 60,000 square kilometres — an area that contains little or no oxygen and supports microbial processes that remove vast amount of nitrogen from the


Kashmir braces for ‘Chillai Kalan’

Biting cold:Pieces of ice floating on the frozen Dal Lake in Srinagar on Monday.- Photo Special Arrangement  


Antarctic ‘pole of ignorance’ finally surveyed

PolarGAP team flew across the landscape to map depths over an area of Earth that satellites cannot see


Can’t release water to T.N., State tells Supreme Court

Karnataka on Wednesday filed an interlocutory application in the Supreme Court, expressing its inability to release Cauvery waters at the rate of 2,000 cusecs a day to Tamil Nadu.


Cabinet clears Bill to give autonomy to 12 major ports

Market rules:Under the proposed Bill, all PPP operators will be free to fix tariffs based on market conditions.


Through a storm, safely

A year after the devastating deluge, Chennai’s resilience has been challenged by the severe cyclonic storm, Vardah.


Cyclone Vardah brings Chennai to a standstill

Makes landfall late onMonday afternoonUproots trees, defaces highrises and smashes carsMaximum wind speedstouch 110 kmph-120 kmph


Accounting for natural capital

Natural resources are being overexploited, which in turn affects their renewability. A study shows that India will become water scarce by 2025


Warmer winter may hit wheat crop yield

‘An increase of temperature by one degree Celsius can result in a loss of 1 quintal per hectare’


Kudumbasree to clean up 1,072 water sources

Members of Kudumbasree will clean up 1,072 water sources as part of the launch of the Haritha Keralam project on Thursday.


Depression in Bay, alert sounded

A depression has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and lay centred at about 1260 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday


Krishna waters: Legal team briefs Cabinet sub-committee

Senior counsel A.K. Ganguli briefing the Cabinet sub- committee on the decision of the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal, in Vijayawada on Sunday.


Hope withering for delta farmers

With their crops withering for want of water, farmers in the delta region have literally been clutching at the straws.


New model to forecast fog over airports

Collaborative effort to leverage several variable measurements and arrive at more useful forecasts


New weather system revives monsoon hopes

The Met Department has forecast that there is a chance of light rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. —File photo: K.V. Srinivasan  


Punjab’s waters won’t go to Pakistan, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the water that rightfully belonged to India under the Indus Water Treaty cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan, and the government was working towards using e


Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change: Study

Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.


Mudumalai redraws eco-tourism map

Tamil Nadu government moves to regulate ‘illegal’ tourism by jeep drivers in the tiger reserve


Officials ready to face cyclone Kyant

The administration is getting ready to face cyclone Kyant and the Eastern Naval Command is on stand-by as rain is expected along with strong winds with a speed of 45 kmph to 55 kmph along the Andhra P


Cyclonic storm may change direction towards Odisha

A clear picture will emerge within next 24 hours, says IMD