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Code red: How Tonga's volcano-triggered tsunami rings alarm for climate risk

Workers clean an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, off the coast of Lima, in Ventanilla, Peru.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 03:17 PM IST

Centre lists districts vulnerable to climate crisis in 1st weather hazard atlas

The Sunderbans in West Bengal is among areas most vulnerable to the highest storm surge, according to the Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India released by the ministry of earth sciences.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST

Now is time to invest in India: Modi at WEF

The PM, in a clear message to both foreign governments and global investors, who pay close to attention to the annual Davos forum, then turned to how India used this period of distress to focus on “deep economic reforms”. (File image)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 12:00 AM IST

‘Pro-Planet People’: PM Modi talks climate in World Economic Forum address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda via video conferencing in New Delhi on Monday. 
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 09:43 PM IST

Climate entrepreneurship or green jobs can drive bottom-up climate action

Solar panels at the site of solar energy projects developer Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, at the Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:44 PM IST

India has a right to energy but does it need to fire more coal plants?

It may be difficult to deliver on India's COP26 commitment of a net-zero target by 2070  unless necessary steps are taken to shift from coal towards cleaner forms of energy.
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 11:39 AM IST

‘Blah, blah, blah’: Greta Thunberg's assessment of UN climate talks

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage after a protest during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland. 
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 07:34 AM 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

Explainer: The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming

World leaders pose for a picture during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain earlier this week. 
Published on Nov 07, 2021 12:04 PM IST

COP26: World leaders back deal to end deforestation by 2030

UK prime minister Boris Johnson's office made the announcement on behalf of the leaders. 
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 11:40 AM IST

‘India’s action on climate is already impressive’: British High Commissioner

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis
Updated on Oct 31, 2021 04:28 AM IST

India & Climate Change: Implications of setting a net zero target

Coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain says that in order to achieve net zero carbon emission, Coal India has to think beyond coal and that it has to diversify and reduce dependence on coal.
Published on Oct 30, 2021 12:31 PM IST

India could lose 1.8 to 3.4% of GDP by 2050 

Without any improvement in coastal protection or infrastructure, in a low emissions scenario projected asset or infrastructure losses can amount to 121.5 billion EUR by mid-century
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 06:59 AM IST

COP26: PMO holds meet amid calls for India to up target

A protester holds up a sign during a climate strike in Milan.
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 07:07 AM IST

World on track for 2.7°C temp rise this century, warns UN

Smoke rises from chimneys at the Suralaya coal power plant in Cilegon, Indonesia.
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:46 AM IST

India lost $87 billion to climate disasters in 2020: Report

A house damaged due to Cyclone Amphan, at Kakdwip in the Sunderbans, West Bengal, on May 22, 2020. ht file photo
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 03:39 AM IST

75% districts in India vulnerable to climate crisis, face risk of floods: Report

Around 45% of these districts have undergone unsustainable landscape and infrastructure changes, a reason for increase in climate vulnerability of these districts. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 03:53 AM IST

Australia announces climate plan, aims to zero out carbon emissions by 2050

A woman holds up a sign as she takes part in a protest to call for action on climate change in Melbourne, Australia. 
Published on Oct 26, 2021 06:59 AM IST

Climate crisis: What can trees really do for us?

Forests are not nurtured, they have to fend for themselves. 
Published on Oct 14, 2021 01:37 PM IST

Prince Charles reveals he has created a garden dedicated to Prince George

Prince Charles reveals he has created a garden dedicated to his eldest grandson Prince George
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 08:37 AM IST

Finance ministers of G20 nations to meet today in Washington

Fourth G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting to be held on Wednesday. 
Published on Oct 13, 2021 06:39 AM IST

Climate change is killing the world's coral reefs: Study

Much of the loss was attributed to coral bleaching 
Published on Oct 05, 2021 10:57 AM IST

Greenpiece: This is new era, we need to be prepared for uncertainties

Traditionally, the Western coast of India has been relatively undisturbed by cyclones. But we’ve been seeing a shift, thanks to climate change.
Published on Oct 04, 2021 04:36 AM IST

PM Modi calls for campaign to mitigate impact of climate crisis on farms

Narendra Modi 
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 02:44 AM IST

PM Modi launches 35 crop varieties, highlights climate challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an inauguration of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management in Raipur via video conferencing in New Delhi. 
Published on Sep 28, 2021 01:46 PM IST

Animals 'shape-shifting' as climate warms: Study

Climate change is heaping "a whole lot of pressure" on animals.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 10:40 PM IST

Greenpiece: Climate Crisis mitigation must be reflected at municipal level

The Solid Waste Management Rules require segregation, composting and recycling. Neither Faridabad nor Gurugram follows this.
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST

Bill Gates to extend $1.5 billion in climate help if US enacts law to cut carbon

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates 
Published on Aug 13, 2021 07:23 AM IST

Worried about CO2 warming up Earth? This invisible gas traps 80 times more heat

Methane is a hydrocarbon that is a primary component of natural gas.
Published on Aug 12, 2021 12:13 PM IST
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