Development takes a backseat as states combat extreme weather spending on disaster management has exceeded spending on agriculture and rural development in some states. A World Bank report said extreme weather events like floods, cyclones and droughts forced Maharashtra, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh to spend more on relief and damages than on development schemes between 2002 and 2007.

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The purpose of this brief is to highlight the close inter-linkages between climate change and the world of work. It aims to promote a better understanding between both spheres and greater coherence between climate, social and labour policies.

This report presents an overview of what adaptation to climate change might mean for Europe and Central Asia (ECA). It starts with a discussion of emerging best practice adaptation planning around the world and a review of the latest climate projections.

This 2009 edition of the World Disasters Report focuses on disaster risk reduction. It argues that early warning without early action is not enough and calls for cost-effective prevention measures, rather than the expensive response operations.

Effects of climate change on health will affect most populations in the next decades and put the lives and wellbeing of billions of people at increased risk. During this century, earth's average surface temperature rises are likely to exceed the safe threshold of 2

New delhi : The fierce winds on Sunday afternoon hit some areas of Central Delhi including Rashtrapati Bhawan, Teen Murti, Rajaji Marg, Talkatora, Shanker Road and Pusa Institute harder than the rest of the city. More than 100 trees were either broken or uprooted in these areas.

This latest study by led by Prof Manju Mohan of IIT Delhi

The geological history of planet Earth shows natural and continual 'warm-cold' phases. A leading scientist says there is no need to panic. Sanjay Pandey reports

In what comes as a contrarian view to popular perception, a leading environmental scientist has said that there was no cause for panic from the so-called threat to the earth from global warming.

CHENNAI: You can tend a garden, recycle materials, ride a bicycle more often than drive a car to contribute in a personal way to the cause of Planet Earth which was imperilled by climate change, Beth Middleton, research ecologist with the National Wetlands Research Center, Louisiana, US, said in her Earth Day lecture on Wednesday.