Climate change causing natural disasters: CM
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat today stated that climate change was leading to natural disasters. He was addressing a day-long workshop — Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions — organised jointly by the Uttarakhand Disaster Management Department and the United Nations Development Programme in Dehradun.
The CM directed the chief secretary to set a committee for reviving Rispana river.
S Ramaswamy, Chief Secretary, too asserted that frequency of natural disasters had increased in recent times on account of climate change…
Strong Aftershocks Test Nerves on Greek Island After Quake
‘KOS, Greece — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey’s sprawling coast.
Residents and tourists were still jittery as a series of aftershocks Saturday night continued to rock the island. A tremor measuring a preliminary 4.4 magnitude struck at 8:09 p.m. (1709 GMT) Saturday, sending residents and restaurant customers scurrying toward the middle of the town’s main square, as far away as possible from buildings…