The report by UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change said at +2°C warming, Karachi (Pakistan) and Kolkata (India) could expect annual conditions equivalent to their deadly 2015 heatwaves (medium confidence). read more
We are at the cusp of change; Our actions today will have an impact on human civilisation beyond our time, writes the Prime Minister who was awarded the UN’s Champions of the Earth award for his work on climate change. read more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UNEP Champions of the Earth award, UN’s highest environmental honour, from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Delhi on Wednesday. Guterres said PM Modi recognised the fact that climate change poses a direct existential threat to us. “He knows what we need to do to avoid a catastrophe. Other leaders also recognise, know and understand, but the difference is that he not only recognizes but he acts.” (HT Correspondent)read more
Hundreds of patients were evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the pharmacy building of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said. At least ten fire engines were pressed into service after the fire was noticed at around 8am in the building of the hospital, the oldest institute of western medicine in the country, located on College Street.
Organiser Milind Thatte who lives with the tribals in the Jawahar area explains, “Technology has been beneficial to the tribals for water and forest conservation plans. Smartphones are used for geo-tagging trees and even Google Earth is used. These... read more
PM Narendra Modi and Cochin International Airport were awarded the UN’s highest environmental honour, ‘the Champions of the Earth’ on September 26, 2018. Cochin International Airport was also honoured with the award in the category of Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy, along with four other environmental change makers. (HT Correspondent)read more
Researchers studied the ionosphere response records around the time of 152 large Allied air raids in Europe and found the electron concentration significantly decreased due to the shockwaves caused by the bombs detonating near the Earth’s surface. read more