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Activists Decry Mumbai’s Lok Sabha Candidates for Overlooking Environmental Issues

The rapid urbanisation of Mumbai has exacerbated emissions, congested traffic, and the degradation of natural habitats.

Climate Change: World’s Oceans Suffer from Record-breaking Year of Heat

Fuelled by climate change, the world’s oceans have shattered temperature records consistently over the past year, as revealed by a comprehensive analysis by the BBC.

Supreme Court’s Decision on NHAI Projects Pre-2020 Environmental Clearance Relaxation

In a recent development, the Supreme Court has provided assurance to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) regarding projects initiated prior to the striking down of a COVID-era notification.

Exploring Environmental Impact of Silver Nanoparticles

Silver nanoparticles have become a ubiquitous presence in modern products due to their antimicrobial properties.

Impactful Environmental Movements Shaping Our World

Environmental movements have long played a crucial role in shaping policies, raising awareness, and mobilizing communities to address the pressing issues facing our planet.

IIIT Lucknow and Relief Commissioner’s Office Launch India’s First Comprehensive Climate Analytics Course

In a historic move towards combating climate change and bolstering disaster resilience, the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Lucknow, in collaboration with the Relief Commissioner’s Office, has introduced the nation’s pioneering course in Climate Analytics.

Environmental Protesters Clash with Police in Attempt to Halt Tesla’s German Plant Expansion

On Friday, tensions escalated near Tesla’s Grueneheide plant in Germany as around 800 protesters, organized by Disrupt Tesla, clashed with law enforcement.

Environmental Legislation Faces Uphill Battle, Outgoing Ministry Adviser Warns

The outgoing legal adviser of the Environmental Protection Ministry has sounded a cautionary note on the state of environmental legislation in Israel.

Rights Groups Advocate for Transparency and Participation in ASEAN Environmental Rights Framework

Civil society and Indigenous rights groups are raising alarms over the current state of the ASEAN declaration on environmental rights, urging for increased transparency and public participation in the drafting process.

Birdwatch: The Invincible Swift, Effortless Master of the Air

As the cold and breezy May Day dawns with sullen grey clouds promising rain, hope seems distant.

Binge-watching with a side of emissions: Study finds digital habits contribute to climate change

In an era dominated by digital content consumption, from streaming the latest shows to endless scrolling through social media feeds, a new study has uncovered a hidden environmental cost.

Devastating Floods Strike Brazil: Death Toll Climbs, Thousands Homeless

Rescuers in southern Brazil are working tirelessly to evacuate stranded individuals as devastating floods wreak havoc across the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

States Forge Individual Paths to Combat Climate Health Risks

In response to the escalating health threats posed by climate change, Indian states are forging individual strategies to safeguard public well-being.

Country Diary 1924: The Eclectic Palate of the Otter

In the serene landscape surrounding one of the meres I frequent, a peculiar scene unfolds – large bream, partially devoured, rest at the water’s edge, awaiting the final claim by voracious rats.

Report Urges Enhanced China-EU Cooperation on Environment and Climate

A recent report titled “China-EU Cooperation on Environment and Climate: Progress and Prospects” emphasizes the need for heightened collaboration between China and the European Union (EU) in addressing environmental and climate challenges.

Texas Flooding Turns Deadly as Rivers Could Remain Swollen for Days

Tragedy struck in Texas as flooding turned deadly on Sunday, leaving a trail of destruction across the eastern part of the state.

Heatwave Intensity Decreases in Eastern and Southern India

The heatwave intensity in eastern and southern peninsular India slightly decreased on Saturday, with the weather office forecasting relief from the scorching conditions in these regions after two days.

Annual Drop in PM2.5 and PM10 Levels Reported by Delhi Environmental Department

The Delhi Environmental Department has recently informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) about a significant decrease in the annual concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 pollutants over the past five years.

Study Challenges Notion of Cannabis Induced Laziness

A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto challenges the common belief that cannabis use leads to laziness and lack of motivation.

Climate Change Impacts: Beyond Poor Communities and Farmers

Climate change is no longer a distant threat; its effects are increasingly evident in our weather patterns, with heatwaves, floods, and unseasonal weather becoming more frequent.

Earthquake Strikes Southwest Japan

A strong earthquake rattled southwestern Japan late Wednesday, causing minor injuries to nine individuals and triggering damages such as burst water pipes and small landslides.

Study Reveals ‘Killer’ Cold Waves Prompt Migration of Marine Species

A groundbreaking study, recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change, has shed light on the impact of extreme cold waves in the oceans, uncovering a phenomenon previously overlooked in scientific research.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Celebrates Surge in Leopard Population in India

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi expressed his happiness over increased population of Leopards in India. He said that this significant increase in leopard numbers is a testament to India’s unwavering dedication to biodiversity.

India’s Climate Adaptation Insights: A Journey through 2000-Year-Old Archaeological, Botanical, and Isotopic Data

Scientists have been tracing historical data on variations of rainfall and its consequences as such studies on changing cropping pattern, vegetation, and cultural development, during last 2000 yrs. provide clues for past human response to climate change

Prime Minister Launches Ambitious ‘Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana,’ Lighting Up 1 Crore Homes with Rooftop Solar Power

In a significant move towards harnessing the power of renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the “Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana”.

PRITHVI VIgyan (PRITHVI): India’s Pioneering Initiative in Earth System Sciences and Space Collaboration

The Union Cabinet recently granted approval for the ambitious “PRITHvi VIgyan (PRITHVI)” scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India.

Study Reveals Over 50% of India’s Population Faces High Health Risks Due to Climate Change

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, but its impacts are far from uniform. Those with better living conditions, education, secure work, and access to social safety nets are better equipped to adapt and mitigate its consequences.

Indian Farmer Ravichandran Vanchinatha Iyer Recognized as Climate Positive Leader by Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience, a global pioneer in agricultural solutions, announced the India winner for its Climate Positive Leaders Program.

ITC Establishes Crucial Partnerships at COP28 to Amplify Small Business Voices in Climate Action

The UN small business agency, the International Trade Centre (ITC), is creating and strengthening partnerships at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, to ensure the perspectives of small businesses of developing countries are included in climate discussions.

A healthy soil is the foundation of crop productivity and sustainability

According to a 2022 report by FAO, soil has been declared finite by the United Nations, which predicts catastrophic soil loss within 60 years.