Based on the daily maximum air temperature data from 176 stations in India from 1969 to 2013, the climatological distribution of the number of days with high temperature (HT) defined as days with maximum temperature higher than 37◦C during summer season (March–June) are studied. With a focus on the regional variability and long-term trends, the impacts of HT days are examined by dividing the country into six geographical regions (North, West, North-central, East, South-central and South).

Taking forward the agreement signed, India and the United States on Tuesday decided to constitute three task forces for the setting up of as many smart cities; the task forces would focus on city-s

Metro rail expert E Sreedharan on Saturday met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and discussed the proposed metro rail projects for Vijayawada and Visakapatnam and its feasibil

This working paper is a result of TERI’s year-long study which aimed to develop and test approaches that can increase resilience of infrastructure assets and the services they provide in developing nations. Chapter 1 of the working paper provides a brief introduction to the project.

VISAKHAPATNAM: The preliminary Marine Environment Impact Assessment (MEIA) report on the Visakhapatnam-Kakinada Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) has been submitted t

VISAKHAPATNAM: Over 50 residents of areas near the airport staged a protest in front of the Container Corporation of India (Concor) Logistics Park on Wednesday for allegedly handling hazardous chem

The slum area, known as Bhagat Singh Colony, adjacent to the sixth lane of Dwarakanagar, is considered both a boon and a bane.

“Boon in the sense, a robber can never get away from here if at all he enters the colony. The slum-dwellers keep a close watch on the houses and they are awake till late in the night. We also enjoy their services in the form of domestic help and dhobi without any irregularities,” says Akella Venkata Purushotham, one of the old residents of the colony.

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has been asked to prepare a Visakhapatnam Climate Risk Management Plan (VCRMP) in order to handle natural calamities like heavy rains, floods,

The effect of global warming, augmented by the rise in high-rises and dearth of enough green belts, will drastically affect the climatic conditions of Kochi.

In the next three decades, Kochiites will feel the ‘heat’ of this phenomenon as the annual average temperature of Kochi will see a significant increase of one per cent, warn experts.

Kochi: Cities across the world should share adaption strategies formulated to counter climate change, experts attending a two-day workshop on AsianCities Adapt-Impact of Climate Change in Target Ci