Haze continues to spread across Northern India and Bangladesh

Haze continues to spread across Northern India and Bangladesh

Smoky haze spreads from northern India eastward into Bangladesh, filling the lowlands south of the Himalayas and valleys along rivers such as the Brahmaputra, in northeastern India and Bangladesh (flowing westward from right edge and then southward). The Ganges River,

Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh

Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh

Smoke from agricultural fires continues to plague northern India and its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. On the image bellow you can see the smoke which is in fact thickest over the latter state, obscuring much of the land below, although the mouths of the Ganges are

Smoke from India fires spreading into Bangladesh

Smoke from India fires spreading into Bangladesh

Indian farmers often set fire to fields to clear them for planting. According to Indian agricultural practice, preparing for planting with fire has the benefit of clearing out some pests that eat crops and turning crop residues from the previous season into

Tropical Cyclone 03B formed in Bay of Bengal

Tropical Cyclone 03B formed in Bay of Bengal

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone 03B is located approximately 400 nm east-northeast of Chennai, India. The system is moving southwestward at 07 knots over the past six hours. Recent animated infrared satellite

Tropical Cyclone Nilam loosing it strenght after landfall

Tropical Cyclone Nilam loosing it strenght after landfall

Tropical Cyclone Nilam is located approximately 35 nm south-southwest of Chennai, India and is moving west-northwestward at 12 knots. Nilam has made landfall over southern India and the low-level circulation center is becoming elongated. The system will weaken as

India prepares to kick Monsanto to the curb

India prepares to kick Monsanto to the curb

India, the world’s second-most populous country and one of its poorest, has apparently had enough of agribusiness giant Monsanto.According to a recent story in Science magazine:Sounding what some regard as the death knell for the development of genetically

Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

Cloudburst triggered massive and deadly landslide in India

Cloudburst triggered massive and deadly landslide in India

The death toll in cloudburst that triggered a massive landslide and affected nearly five villages of northern India’s Uttarakhand state, rose to 50 and about 20 people are still reported to be missing. The cloudburst preceded by incessant rains led to a massive

Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a