Indian states of Punjab, Haryana may harvest 300 lakh tonnes of wheat this season; El Nino may spoil the party next year

With an extended winter and spell of rain at regular intervals during the ongoing Rabi season, the key grain growing States of Punjab and Haryana are expected to reap a bumper harvest of wheat at nearly 300 lakh tonnes. For the state of Punjab, the agriculture department is expecting about 180 lakh tonnes of wheat […]

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Extreme weather adversely impacts coffee output in last 4 years

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Coffee-producing South Indian states have been witnessing a series of extreme weather events in the last four years. Extreme rainfall causing heavy flood and large-scale landslides in August 2018 in coffee producing areas of Kerala and Karnataka led to a dip of around 20 per cent in the total coffee production. South Indian states like […]

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Chances of El Nino developing by end of year as high as 70 percent – WMO

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There is a 70% chance of an El Nino developing by the end of this year, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its intensity is currently uncertain, but a strong event appears unlikely, the agency said in a statement. The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean […]

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September marked 393rd straight month with temperature above 20th-century average

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The average global temperature set in September 2017 was 0.78°C  (1.40 degrees F) above the 20th-century average of 15.0°C (59.0 degrees F), according to scientists from U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This average temperature was the fourth highest for September in the 1880-2017 record. This marked the 41st consecutive September and the 393rd […]

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