India to deploy drone based observation technology to forecast weather

India, forecast weather, Jitendra Singh

India would also deploy and use Drone-based Observation Technology in a big way for strengthening the localized forecasting, besides adopting the High-Resolution Models, said the Union Minister for Earth Science Jitendra Singh here on Friday. The Minister said India has already taken a lead in Asian Continent to provide Weather and Climate services to South […]

Bangladesh Designates Marine Protected Area Spanning 1,743 sq km Around Saint Martin’s Island | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

St. Martin's Island (IANS)

St. Martin’s Island (WCS/IANS) The government of Bangladesh has declared a new marine protected area (MPA) spanning 1,743 square kilometres (672 square miles) around Saint Martin’s Island. This region represents 1.5 per cent of the country’s exclusive economic zone. The productive waters around this tropical island teem with biodiversity and provide critical habitat for Bangladesh’s […]

Thanks to good weather Thakurgaon farmers hope for a bumper mustard harvest

Thanks to good weather Thakurgaon farmers hope for a bumper mustard harvest

Farmers in Thakurgaon district are expecting a bumper harvest of mustard beyond their expectations this year, thanks to the favourable weather. Mustard has been cultivated in a vast tract of Ranishankoil upazila of the district this season and landscape here has already turned yellow raising hopes among the farmers.   Officials at the Department of Agriculture […]

From killer heatwaves to floods, climate change worsened weather extremes in 2021

From killer heatwaves to floods, climate change worsened weather extremes in 2021

Many of these events were exacerbated by climate change. Scientists say there are more to come – and worse – as the Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm through the next decade and beyond. Here are some of the events Reuters witnessed over the past year: February — A blistering cold spell hit normally warm Texas, […]

First fires, then floods: Climate extremes batter Australia

Christine Southwell among rising floodwater in her garden shed in Wee Waa, Australia, Dec 2, 2021. The New York Times

Last week, after record-breaking rains, muddy floodwaters surrounded her, along with the stench of rotting crops. She had been trapped for days with just her cat and still didn’t know when the sludge would recede. “It seems to take for bloody ever to go away,” she said, watching a boat carry food into the town […]

Bangladesh sees low crop yields from costlier farming due to erratic weather

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JASIM UDDIN HAROON | Published: September 29, 2021 08:13:04 | Updated: September 29, 2021 09:13:52 Bizarrely ‘erratic behaviour’ of the weather for the global climate change is impacting Bangladesh’s agriculture adversely as the country begins to reap low crop yields from costlier farming. Other climatic fallouts include risks to ensuring national food security and achieving […]

A weather company helps banks measure financial risks…

A weather company helps banks measure financial risks...

Noida-headquartered weather forecasting services Skymet has been exploring new sectors to offer its products and services. While it continues to have a dominant position in the power, media, insurance and agriculture space, it is now looking at future growth coming from sectors such as financial services, construction and so on. New business opportunities due to […]

What is Nipah, the deadly virus emerging in India alongside COVID-19?

What is Nipah, the deadly virus emerging in India alongside COVID-19?

TORONTO — A new outbreak of a deadly virus in India is making headlines — but it’s not COVID-19. Amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in India, health officials are on alert for cases of Nipah, a rare virus first identified in the late 1990s that kills at least 40 per cent of those it […]

South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

The South African Competition Commission has released its latest Essential Food report, and the findings are a warning bell on the conditions that smallholder farmers and poorer consumers are facing. Focusing on tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis on food markets, the report highlighted a ‘clear drop’ in farmer numbers […]