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  • 3 tropical storm names being retired after deadly season

    Miami: The organisation that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin and Patricia following the 2015 season. The World Meteorological Organisation announced yesterday that Elsa and Julian will be used for future storms in the Atlantic, while Pamela will be used in the eastern North Pacific. The organisation reuses storm names every six years, meaning the new names might first be used in 2021. Names are retired

  • 2015 is likely to be hottest year till date

    Geneva : 2015 is very likely going to be the hottest year on record in the last 136 years with nine of the first 11 months breaking all records, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Friday. “We can’t say definitively at this stage that 2015 will be the hottest one (year) on record — it hasn’t ended yet — but it’s very, very, very likely. We would really have to smash all low

  • Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN report

    Geneva : Earth’s protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades, owing largely to the phase-out of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, according to a new UN report, reports PTI.