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Need to save greenery amid new Covid variant

Being able to enjoy nature, even in semi-seclusion, is an important route to well-being.
Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:35 AM IST

UK report says crabs, lobsters feel pain, classifies them as 'sentient beings'

The UK government order is based on a report by the London School of Economics, which said that lobsters and crabs shouldn't be boiled alive.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 08:33 AM IST

Southern states to receive more rain as govts assess damages

A view of a flooded area in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. 
Published on Nov 22, 2021 08:03 PM IST

Greenpiece: Lessons we can take from Baiga’s lifestyle

A Baiga eats primarily what grows on plants, with very little farmed food.
Published on Nov 22, 2021 03:09 AM IST

Andhra floods: Death toll crosses 30; several villages destroyed

Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 10:55 PM IST

Weather conditions to turn hostile, to intensify winter air pollution in Bengal

Kolkata’s air quality was worse than Delhi for over a fortnight in November and December 2018. 
Published on Nov 20, 2021 04:04 PM IST

The mysterious case of ‘missing’ tigers of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

An official said the ranges are among the three major migratory routes for the big cats, indicating the tigers may have left the reserve and are untraceable. (ANI Photo/File/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 04:43 PM IST

Speed up your net-zero plans: COP26’s message to companies

How quickly global business and finance move away from fossil fuels is still an open question.
Published on Nov 15, 2021 07:14 PM IST

Glasgow climate pact mentions 1.5 degree goal but weak on equity and finance

The new Pact instead of specifying how finance and compensation will be delivered for Loss and Damage talks of setting up “dialogue between parties. (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 12:55 PM IST

What's in the Glasgow Climate Pact?

Failure to set, and meet, tougher emissions-cutting goals would have huge consequences.
Published on Nov 14, 2021 07:36 AM IST

Tense final hours at COP26 amid tough stands on deal

John Kerry, US special envoy for climate (right) speaks with Alok Sharma, president of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday. China and India, the world’s first- and third-biggest emitters, put up a tough stance to the most ambitious parts of the final agreement in Glasgow. (AP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 02:13 AM IST

Inadvertently captured leopard released after radio collaring

This is the third time in nearly a decade that the movement of a leopard across SGNP and TWLS is being documented, and the second time using radio-collars. (HT FIle Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 09:00 AM IST

Developing countries dig in heels as talks reach final lap

A general view of the Action Hub at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2021 02:45 AM IST

India’s pledge towards net-zero by 2070 paves path towards a sustainable future

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change needs to focus much more on climate change and devise strategies and programmes to achieve the net-zero target we have set for ourselves for 2070. 
Published on Nov 11, 2021 09:05 PM IST

Sharks, seahorses found in 'biologically dead' Thames river

A late-day view of the Thames River as seen from Hammersmith, a district of west London. 
Published on Nov 11, 2021 12:38 PM IST

Barack Obama to speak at COP26 in Glasgow as fossil fuel lobby dominates

Former US President Barack Obama.
Published on Nov 08, 2021 04:41 PM IST

New study finds climate on track to devastate world's 65 most vulnerable nations

"The ability of countries in the Global South to sustainably develop is seriously jeopardised," said lead author Marina Andrijevic from Humboldt University in Berlin.
Published on Nov 08, 2021 02:35 PM IST

Brace for bitter cold and high pollution this winter

An expert said there was a high probability of 2nd back to back La Nina that could cause an intense cold wave from December 2021 to February 2022. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 11:29 AM IST

IMF applauds India’s net zero 2070 pledge

Prime Minister Modi speaks during the "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" event at the COP26 UN Climate Summit.
Published on Nov 06, 2021 04:25 AM IST

COP26 pledges could keep rise below 2°C: Key studies

The jump in the chances is because of steps by two of the three biggest carbon emitters.
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 06:14 AM IST

Explained: What Modi's ‘net zero by 2070’ pledge at COP26 means for climate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session at the COP26 Climate Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday. 
Published on Nov 04, 2021 08:55 PM IST

Carbon emissions set to return to pre-Covid levels: Global Carbon Project report

Global carbon emissions in 2021 are set to rebound to pre-Covid levels, according to the projections of the Global Carbon Project report, released during the COP 26 (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 04, 2021 06:10 AM IST

COP26: HAC asks all parties to deliver on net zero emissions target

Extinction Rebelion activists protest during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow on Wednesday. HAC has asked all parties to deliver on net zero greenhouse gas emissions target. (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 04, 2021 06:07 AM IST

India sees carbon emissions peaking in 2040-45, before slumping

India is pinning its hopes on lower storage costs and hydrogen produced from clean energy 
Published on Nov 03, 2021 07:45 PM IST

BASIC nations underline climate finance goal

Environment minister Bhupender Yadav
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 11:22 AM IST

India pledges new climate crisis goal: Net zero by 2070

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that rich countries have to ramp up their contributions to help less developed nations decarbonise.
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 07:05 AM IST

As world leaders meet in Glasgow, a look at what COP26 aims to achieve

A participant walks past a COP26 UN Climate Change Conference' poster on the first day of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday. 
Published on Nov 01, 2021 07:56 PM IST

‘Global sea levels rose by a factor of two within 10 years’: WMO

Sea ice extent then decreased rapidly in June and early July in the Laptev Sea and East Greenland Sea regions. As a result, the Arctic-wide sea ice extent was a record low in the first half of July
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 11:21 AM IST

‘If Glasgow fails, the whole thing fails’: UK PM Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 11:24 AM IST

Need to regulate housing footprint to limit the severity of climate crisis

Indian cities are a game changer, especially for the poor and for women.
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 06:16 AM IST
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