By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Brussells/London
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:04 PM IST
After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Rising global temperatures are tied to the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Chief among them is carbon dioxide, which is released by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas.
By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Six of the most expensive disasters happened in the US, including a destructive derecho in the Midwest, a record number of tropical storms and hurricanes strikes and an all-time high acreage burn in California. US damages totaled at least $95 billion, with $67 billion of that in insured losses, said Munich.
By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Washington DC
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:53 PM IST
Grasslands are managed worldwide to support livestock production while remaining natural or semi-natural ones provide critical services that contribute to the wellbeing of both people and the planet.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | London
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:17 AM IST
The amount of baked-in global warming, from carbon pollution already in the air, is enough to blow past international agreed upon goals to limit climate change, a new study finds.
By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Central Zoo Authority rolls out advisory after large-scale death of migratory birds in Kangra’s Pong Dam wetland due to avian influenza and poultry in Panchkula’s Barwala belt.
By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa, Abhishek Jha and Vineet Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:18 PM IST
India’s first climate change assessment by the ministry of earth sciences (MoES), published in 2020. said that the climate change seen in the country since the middle of the 20th century is expected to continue in the future.
By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Thunberg began a climate change campaign that swelled from a one-person school strike to a worldwide movement, drawing in millions of school children, as well as adults.
By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:02 AM IST
The pandemic has starkly exposed the perils of the rampant degradation of our planet’s fragile ecology
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:26 AM IST
A total of Rs 1 lakh crore worth of biofuel will be purchased every year by oil marketing firms in the future for blending. This money will be ploughed back to the rural economy
By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Karan Manral | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:58 AM IST
The annual tally from global NGO Christian Aid, entitled “Count the cost of 2020: a year of climate breakdown,” showed that the ten costliest weather disasters worldwide this year saw insured damages worth $150 billion, topping the figure for 2019.
By Bharati Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:08 AM IST
Research by Jemyung Lee and others, and the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan, published, in the Journal for Environmental Change suggests middle class environmentalism will serve the planet best by reducing its own carbon footprint.
By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:08 PM IST
While global sea levels are rising due to the climate crisis and threatening near-coastal infrastructures, higher temperatures in other areas are having exactly the opposite effect.
By Soumya Pillai and Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:31 AM IST
Deputy conservator of forests (south division), Amit Anand, issued a notice to the NDMC on December 17 stating that Nehru Park is a deemed forest, which means that any non-forest activity, such as construction is not permitted and also in violation of the Forest Conservation Act (1980).
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:54 PM IST
It is not just the Centre; states have a key role too. The State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs) need upscaling and capacity enhancement
By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Before 2020 collapses, it’s worth noting some of the positive things that came out of the year. A book that was published this fall, All We Can Save, is something that will help us navigate a nerve-wracking future.
By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale | London
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Rising global health risks driven by climate change will hit the poorest, most vulnerable people the hardest - and failure to prepare for those threats will mean more deaths and suffering, according to a leading environmental health scientist.
By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:29 PM IST
The climate team will be formally introduced in Biden’s home state of Delaware on Saturday, during a press briefing where he’s expected to tease further details of his climate plan.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:57 PM IST
“Political failure to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius as per the Paris agreement goal is already driving 18 million climate migrants from their homes in 2020,” the report said.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 46th US President on January 20. He has vowed to rejoin the Paris climate deal on the first day of his presidency.
By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:50 AM IST
As the Supreme Court is monitoring air pollution in Delhi caused by stubble burning and other reasons, a bench headed by CJI Bobde sought to know the work done by the commission till date.
By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:15 AM IST
Scientists say temperature numbers alone are not able to capture the bitter chill most people are experiencing through the day because the “perception of the temperature” is likely even lower due to the icy cold winds.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Brazil’s Amazon region has suffered more deforestation this year than any in the past decade.
By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Barcelona
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:11 PM IST
In the stimulus packages analysed, including the European Union’s, funding for action to improve biodiversity and preserve ecosystems amounted to only about $108 billion so far, compared with $219 billion linked to pollution or habitat destruction.
By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Investors in Hong Kong and around the world say uncertainty about the quality and comparability of companies’ climate-related disclosures limits their ability to make informed decisions.
By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | Zurich
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST
The 40% increase from $54 billion in 2019 dwarfed the $7 billion in man-made losses during 2020, the reinsurance company said in its sigma estimate for the year.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale, Paris | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:02 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a referendum to add the fight against climate change and the need to preserve the environment into the French Constitution.
By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale, Sydney | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:32 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her country’s climate change policies, saying that comments by activist Greta Thunberg suggesting the country lacked ambition referred only to part of New Zealand’s goals on climate change.
By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:58 AM IST
IMD is likely to have 10 weather radars for the Himalayan region in India by next year and also an airborne lidar observation to measure glacier volume periodically.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:23 PM IST
BEE uses the occasion to spread awareness amongst the masses regarding energy efficiency and the need to go green.