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How one of the oldest professions in India is facing effects of climate change

The plight of India's pastoralists amidst climate change calls for sustained efforts to restore degraded lands and support adaptive practices.

A nomadic pastoralist of the Changpa community with a goat walks along the barren Tsaga La Pass in India's union territory of Ladakh on May 19, 2024. (Photo by Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 26, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Asia-Pacific’s loss of biodiversity: A hidden threat to food security

Halting deforestation, while enabling forest and landscape restoration, are vital components of addressing the challenge of biodiversity loss and climate change

Gurugram, India-July 05, 2023: A view of Aravali Safari Park land in Garat Pur Bas village; Safari Park project which is being developed in line with the biodiversity park concept in a 10,000-acre land parcel in the Aravalli region in Gurugram and Nuh Districts, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, 05 July 2023. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 22, 2024 09:12 AM IST

War and climate change are overwhelming Somalia

It has already been battered by three decades of conflict

Somali boys play with a replica of a gun during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Mogadishu, Somalia April 10, 2024. REUTERS/Feisal Omar(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

What is in-flight turbulence, and when does it become dangerous?

While turbulence-related fatalities are quite rare, injuries have piled up over the years.

Turbulence is essentially unstable air that moves in a non-predictable fashion.(Rep image)
Published on May 22, 2024 03:26 AM IST
AP |

Rethinking economics in time of climate crisis

In a warming world, businesses and countries in the Global South need to become climate-ready and tap into opportunities that arise from the energy transition

India is currently reeling under severe heat waves ((PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Published on May 20, 2024 10:09 PM IST

Delhi's outdoor workers, low-income households bear brunt of deadly heat

Delhi's outdoor workers, low-income households bear brunt of deadly heat

Delhi's outdoor workers, low-income households bear brunt of deadly heat
Published on May 19, 2024 02:16 PM IST
PTI |

Farmers in Barabanki transforming their fortunes amidst political apathy

Politicians pass through rural pockets in Barabanki while campaigning for the Lok Sabha election and plan novel methods to attract voters, but they rarely visit fields full of innovation.

Progressive farmers of Barabanki feel their successful initiatives should be supported and replicated. (Sourced)
Updated on May 18, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Barabanki

Climate change to intensify heatwave in India: Scientists

Night-time temperatures are unlikely to fall below 34C for the period, making this event “particularly alarming,” Pershing added.

A man takes shelter under an umbrella from the scorching sun on a hot summer afternoon in New Delhi (HT_PRINT)
Published on May 17, 2024 11:18 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Florida Governor DeSantis says climate change not a reality, deprioritises bill

Florida Gov DeSantis signs a bill that outlaws wind turbines, removes barriers for gas pipelines, and eliminates the requirement of 'climate-friendly' products.

Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed Wednesday, May 15 by Gov. DeSantis, which also bans power-generating wind turbines offshore or near the state's lengthy coastlines. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)(AP)
Published on May 16, 2024 11:31 AM IST

Climate change worsens neurological diseases and mental health disorders: Study

As the world heats up due to climate change, a new study from University College London explores how extreme temperatures impact neurological conditions.

Researchers warn of worsening neurological health due to climate change and extreme weather events.(Freepik)
Published on May 16, 2024 08:04 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Climate change threatens malaria control efforts: 6 strategies to adopt

To address the challenges posed by climate change to malaria control efforts, these 6 adaptive responses and mitigation strategies are essential

Climate change threatens malaria control efforts, WHO warns: 6 mitigation strategies to adopt (Photo by Unsplash)
Published on May 15, 2024 02:02 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Summer 2023 was the hottest in past 2,000 years: Study

Last summer, they found, was 2.2 C warmer (4 F) than the estimated average temperatures for the years of 1 to 1890.

Women cover themselves to protect from the sun on a hot summer day(ANI)
Published on May 14, 2024 09:04 PM IST
Reuters |

Science suggests multiple eco organs of Earth may be failing, says top scientist

Johan Rockstrom, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, warns that things are changing faster than expected and the risks are increasing

Kenya is grappling with one of its worst floods in recent history, the latest in a string of weather catastrophes, following weeks of extreme rainfall scientists have linked to a changing climate. (Credit: AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2024 09:01 PM IST

Moving beyond international aid intermediaries

This article is authored by Aude Darnal, ORF.

US dollars,(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2024 04:04 PM IST
ByAude Darnal

US dedicates $60 million to saving water along the Rio Grande as flows shrink and demands grow

US dedicates $60 million to saving water along the Rio Grande as flows shrink and demands grow

HT Image
Published on May 11, 2024 04:17 AM IST
AP |

Kirori Mal College’s eco club fest: DU students go all out for sustainability

Members of the eco club of Delhi University's Kirori Mal College recently held their fest, which was all about promoting sustainability and eco-consciousness.

KMC's eco club fest — Bhoomi — had stalls by only those vendors who follow eco-friendly practices. (Photo: Kriti Kambiri/HT)
Published on May 09, 2024 08:04 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri

April 2024 warmest ever, says European climate agency as temperature records topple

April 2024 warmest ever, says European climate agency as temperature records topple

HT Image
Published on May 08, 2024 07:33 AM IST
PTI |

Climate challenge, civil society and politics in Tamil Nadu

There are growing concerns about the climate issues and the potential responses from the people and the government

Climate challenge, civil society and politics in Tamil Nadu
Updated on May 08, 2024 09:16 AM IST
ByRamu Manivannan

At least 37 people killed in southern Brazil owing to heavy rains

More than 70 people were still missing and at least 23,000 had been displaced in the state bordering Uruguay and Argentina.

A drone view shows an area affected by the floods in Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.(via REUTERS)
Published on May 04, 2024 01:05 AM IST
Reuters |

Experts urge integration of climate resilience in urban development plans

The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, driven by climate change, necessitate a proactive approach to infrastructure resilience

This picture shows a flooded motorway in Dubai on April 20, 2024. Four people died after the heaviest rainfall on record in the oil-rich UAE on April 16, including two Filipino women who suffocated inside their vehicle in Dubai's flooding. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 03, 2024 11:26 PM IST

UK's new climate action plan unlawful due to delivery risk, High Court rules

CLIMATE-CHANGE-BRITAIN-COURT:UK's new climate action plan unlawful due to delivery risk, High Court rules

HT Image
Published on May 03, 2024 04:45 PM IST
Reuters |

Climate change is slowing Earth’s rotation

This simplifies things for the world’s timekeepers

Tidal forces, combined with the roiling currents in Earth’s core and the redistribution of ice sheets at its surface, cause the planet’s rate of spin to vary ever so slightly from year to year.(Pixabay)
Published on May 03, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

South China highway collapse: Death toll rises to 48

Guangdong, a densely populated industrial powerhouse, has been hit by a string of disasters attributed to extreme weather events in recent weeks.

Rescuers work at the site of a highway section that collapsed on the Meizhou-Dabu Expressway in Meizhou, south China's Guangdong Province(AP)
Published on May 02, 2024 03:11 PM IST
AFP |

Travelling to Greece this summer? Watch out for intense wildfire threat

As another summer approaches and as climate change makes wildfires ever more deadly across southern Europe, Greece develops a new doctrine for travel season

Smoke from smoke grenades rise through the forest during a disaster risk training exercise to effectively deal with wildfires, in Athens, Greece. Travelling to Greece this summer? Watch out for intense wildfire threat amid climate change warning (Photo by REUTERS/Louiza Vradi)
Published on May 02, 2024 02:42 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Athens

Overview of climate-economy and energy system models

This article is authored by Rohit Reddy, research analyst, Utkarsh Patel, visiting associate fellow, CSEP and Ridhi Purohit, student, University of Chicago.

Climate crisis (Representative file image)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 03:26 PM IST

Govt begins work on staving off climate crisis farm impact

The government has constituted two scientific panels to assemble an advanced countrywide agricultural weather information system and introduce tech-enabled assessment of crop yields to ward off the impacts of extreme weather linked to climate change

The committees comprise multidisciplinary experts and representation from several states. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Deluge in Dubai highlights climate vulnerability and a lack of preparedness

Experts suggest that the city's unpreparedness for such extreme weather events underscores the urgent need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

Floodwater in Dubai. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 28, 2024 12:19 AM IST

The Indian villagers who lost their homes to the sea

The Indian villagers who lost their homes to the sea

The Indian villagers who lost their homes to the sea
Published on Apr 26, 2024 08:04 AM IST
AFP |

Missing in the campaign heat

Climate crisis and disasters need to enter our political lexicon, and voters must interrogate candidates on these matters

IMD declares it a heat wave when the day temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius and it is at least 4.5 degrees above the climatic normal. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 08:55 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Can sustainable cities coexist with nature? The Nusantara example

This article is authored by Sriparna Pathak.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo. (Photo by Adek BERRY / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 01:00 PM IST
BySriparna Pathak
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