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A better strategy, Gates writes, is to focus investments on two priorities: installing as much zero-carbon generation as possible, and electrifying as many processes and products as possible in anticipation of the day when all electricity will be carbon-free.(File photo)

Bill Gates is reaching for the high-hanging fruit on climate

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 06:24 PM IST
To overwork the fruit metaphor, the climate can’t be saved unless all the fruit is picked, including the stuff on the very highest branches. And the effort has to start now.
The variations result from differences in recommendations for and consumptions of individual foods within the six main food groups - protein foods, dairy, grains, fruits, vegetables, and oils/fats.(Pixabay)
The variations result from differences in recommendations for and consumptions of individual foods within the six main food groups - protein foods, dairy, grains, fruits, vegetables, and oils/fats.(Pixabay)

Study uncovers association of greenhouse gas emissions with dietary guidelines

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 01:32 PM IST
A study drove by the Nutrition Journal, involving seven countries discovered that greenhouse gas emissions associated with national dietary guidelines advocating a healthy diet vary greatly between countries.
According to the researchers, heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are the dominant contributors to temperature increases around the globe.(AP file photo)
According to the researchers, heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are the dominant contributors to temperature increases around the globe.(AP file photo)

Greenhouse gas, pollution cause regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study

PTI | , Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Greenhouse gas, air pollution cause distinct regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that while lockdowns and other measures had cut emissions, this had not curbed record concentrations of the greenhouse gases.(File photo for representation)
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that while lockdowns and other measures had cut emissions, this had not curbed record concentrations of the greenhouse gases.(File photo for representation)

Greenhouse gas levels at new high, despite Covid-19 measures: UN

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit record highs last year and have continued climbing this year, despite measures to halt the pandemic, the UN said Monday.
An activist holds a placard during a "rise up for change" national day of protest and action against climate change in Lausanne, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
An activist holds a placard during a "rise up for change" national day of protest and action against climate change in Lausanne, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

Build-up of greenhouse gases hits new record despite lockdowns: UN report

London | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:10 PM IST
The sharp, but short, dip in emissions earlier this year represented only a blip in the build-up of climate-warming carbon dioxide.
Food stalls and the big trees are damage at Kashid beach after Cyclone Nisarga battered the in Raigad district(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Food stalls and the big trees are damage at Kashid beach after Cyclone Nisarga battered the in Raigad district(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Cyclones over Arabian Sea on the rise due to global warming: Hiroyuki Murakami

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:58 AM IST
According to India Meteorological Department, the ratio of cyclones in the Arabian Sea, over which the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga formed this week, and the Bay of Bengal, where cyclone Amphan originated on May 20 , is normally 1:4.
Use the dip in emissions to imagine a new, more eco-friendly, world(AFP)
Use the dip in emissions to imagine a new, more eco-friendly, world(AFP)

Build back, with an eye on the environment | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The drastic dip in emissions should be used as a moment to imagine a new world
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday. (Representative Image)(AP)
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday. (Representative Image)(AP)

UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 03:40 AM IST
WMO said its research also confirmed data released by the European Union’s climate monitor last week showing that 2019 was the second hottest year on record, after 2016.
Founder of Microsoft Corporation and American philanthropist Bill Gates’ new book will be about climate change, and will look at possible solutions to prevent an environmental crisis.
Founder of Microsoft Corporation and American philanthropist Bill Gates’ new book will be about climate change, and will look at possible solutions to prevent an environmental crisis.

Bill Gates’ new book is about climate change and solutions to prevent an environmental crisis

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:11 PM IST
The author’s interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of the efforts by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce poverty and disease.
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere mainly by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere mainly by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood

Global temperature may rise 2°C more than estimated by end of century

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 10:35 PM IST
By 2100, average temperatures could rise 7.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if carbon emissions continue unabated, separate models from two leading research centres in France showed.
Scientists found that diets in which meat, fish or dairy products were consumed only once a day would leave less of a footprint on climate change and water supplies than a vegetarian diet including milk and eggs, in 95% of countries they analysed.(Unsplash)
Scientists found that diets in which meat, fish or dairy products were consumed only once a day would leave less of a footprint on climate change and water supplies than a vegetarian diet including milk and eggs, in 95% of countries they analysed.(Unsplash)

Vegetarian diets not always the most climate-friendly, researchers say

Reuters | By Thomson Reuters Foundation, Rome
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Diets that contain insects, small fish and molluscs, meanwhile, have as similarly small an environmental impact as plant-based vegan diets but are generally more nutritious.
India spends a huge amount of money on developing infrastructure, which then people use to exploit to gain new social and economic opportunities. But these enablers --- such as roads and bridges --- are often destroyed by rampaging floodwaters and excessive rainfall ---- both linked to climate change. So if India wants to protect its crucial investments, it needs to tackle climate, and reversing land degradation of a sure-shot way of doing it.(HT PHOTO)
India spends a huge amount of money on developing infrastructure, which then people use to exploit to gain new social and economic opportunities. But these enablers --- such as roads and bridges --- are often destroyed by rampaging floodwaters and excessive rainfall ---- both linked to climate change. So if India wants to protect its crucial investments, it needs to tackle climate, and reversing land degradation of a sure-shot way of doing it.(HT PHOTO)

Why restoring degraded land is critical for India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 05:12 PM IST
It will help provide livelihoods, tackle climate change, and protect infrastructure
This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)
This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)

8 years since Fukushima: ‘Capacity to generate nuclear energy rises’

Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:05 AM IST
The 18th edition of the biennial ‘Nuclear Fuel Report: Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2019-2040’, released on Thursday, attributed the projections to extensive programmes to build nuclear reactors in India and China, and more favourable policies in countries like France and USA.
Some scientists are trying to name our current geologic epoch after us – calling it the Anthropocene.(Unsplash)
Some scientists are trying to name our current geologic epoch after us – calling it the Anthropocene.(Unsplash)

Earth will remember humans for the mess we left behind, here’s how

Bloomberg | By Faye Flam
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Long after time and erosion have turned all our feats of art and engineering to dust, our mess will remain. Naming this era after ourselves is more of a confession.
Wildfires spreading across Siberia threatens to accelerate the melting of ice and the permanently frozen ground layer . (Representational Image)
Wildfires spreading across Siberia threatens to accelerate the melting of ice and the permanently frozen ground layer . (Representational Image)

Wildfires ravage parts of Artic, Russia on alert

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:27 PM IST
The fires threaten to release the greenhouse gases stored for thousands of years.
While plants can have short-term benefits from increased carbon dioxide in the air, those gains won’t last.(AP Photo)
While plants can have short-term benefits from increased carbon dioxide in the air, those gains won’t last.(AP Photo)

Climate change could lead to food shortages: UN

Bloomberg | By Brian K. Sullivan, William Mathis and Michael Hirtzer
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 06:55 PM IST
The push to use more of the world’s land to produce crops and lumber is contributing to climate change by eliminating natural wetlands and reducing forests that capture greenhouse gases.
The bio-composter machines installed at Green Garden Apartments in Shivneri Nagar, Govandi (East) are used to convert 50kg of organic waste into nutrient-rich manure.(HT Photo)
The bio-composter machines installed at Green Garden Apartments in Shivneri Nagar, Govandi (East) are used to convert 50kg of organic waste into nutrient-rich manure.(HT Photo)

Chembur housing society treats 90% of its trash at source

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 11:10 AM IST
In the first few months of the project, of the 16,425 kg wet waste generated by the society, 1,800kg of manure was procured.
Maharashtra Nature Park is an example of an urban forest(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Nature Park is an example of an urban forest(HT Photo)

Mumbai pioneered ‘urban forests’ and then abandoned the idea

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Creation of urban forests has been part of the agenda of India’s environment departments
The unprecedented floods in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, in 2015 brought home to all strata of society the risks of leaving climate change unaddressed(REUTERS)
The unprecedented floods in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, in 2015 brought home to all strata of society the risks of leaving climate change unaddressed(REUTERS)

It’s time for a Green Party of India

By Mukund Govind Rajan
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:32 PM IST
India is acknowledged to be at ground zero of the global warming challenge. Not only is our country the third largest producer of greenhouse gases, and therefore a significant contributor to the problem, it is also expected to be one of the major victims of global warming
Currently, in Mumbai, solid waste is managed through open dumping (69%) and partly bioreactor landfill (31%), which generates approximately 2.47 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the study said.(HT Photo)
Currently, in Mumbai, solid waste is managed through open dumping (69%) and partly bioreactor landfill (31%), which generates approximately 2.47 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the study said.(HT Photo)

Waste side story: Garbage trucks make Mumbai’s air even more toxic

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Numerous studies over the past decade have found how GHG emissions, including pollutants found in this study, are not only a cause for climate change, but also cause health ailments.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed a fine of ₹50 lakh on East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for not setting up a bio methanation plant at the Ghazipur slaughterhouse.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed a fine of ₹50 lakh on East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for not setting up a bio methanation plant at the Ghazipur slaughterhouse.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

E corp fined Rs 50 lakh for Ghazipur abattoir pollution

New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The project to set up such a plant by the EDMC has been delayed by 10 years owing to various technical reasons.
Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study(AFP)
Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study(AFP)

Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The study from 1961 to 2010, global warming decreased the wealth per person in the world’s poorest countries by 17 to 30 per cent.
The onset of the Ice Age and the start of the glacial cycles from cold to warm and back, were triggered by a decrease in the Carbon dioxide levels.(iStock/Representative Image)
The onset of the Ice Age and the start of the glacial cycles from cold to warm and back, were triggered by a decrease in the Carbon dioxide levels.(iStock/Representative Image)

Carbon dioxide at its highest level in 3 million years: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 11:08 PM IST
The study found that Ice Age onset, and the start of the glacial cycles from cold to warm and back, was mainly triggered by a decrease of Carbon dioxide levels.
Although Phayeng is not a reserve forest, efforts are under way to give it a community forest tag. It has 95 tree species with medicinal and timber value.(Journey Basket)
Although Phayeng is not a reserve forest, efforts are under way to give it a community forest tag. It has 95 tree species with medicinal and timber value.(Journey Basket)

A village with carbon-positive tag

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 06:48 AM IST
Phayeng is a scheduled caste village of the Chakpa community in Imphal West district and its conservation efforts are mainly linked to the belief that the forest is a sacred grove, but the idea has changed over the years.
Reports warn of rise in pollution levels by 2050 if policies to control it are not scaled up in time.(AFP)
Reports warn of rise in pollution levels by 2050 if policies to control it are not scaled up in time.(AFP)

Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 07:41 AM IST
This reduction will be owing to various pollution control measures which are currently in the offing such as implementation of BS-VI standards for vehicles by 2020 and the implementation of solid waste management rules which underlines segregation of waste at source.
Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Current pollution measures may not give long-term results: Study

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 05:37 AM IST
Compared to 52% or 677 million people who were exposed to high pollution levels above the national safe standard in 2015, about 45% or 674 million of the population in 2030 will be exposed to poor air then.
Indian students hold placards and participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide skipped class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.(AP)
Indian students hold placards and participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide skipped class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.(AP)

Want to help fight climate change? Have more children

By Tyler Cowen
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:27 PM IST
Don’t feel guilty about bringing children into a warming world. Be hopeful that they can help solve the problem
The Ny-Aalesund research station, the world’s northernmost n community, on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway.(Reuters Photo)
The Ny-Aalesund research station, the world’s northernmost n community, on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway.(Reuters Photo)

Arctic summers likely to be ice-free in 20 years, reveals study

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The climate model used in the new study predicts an ice-free Arctic summer sometime between 2030 and 2050, if greenhouse gases continue to rise.
This rapid industrialisation and urbanisation have brought many benefits to people’s lives, but they have also brought to the forefront public health concerns about air pollution in urban and industrial towns(PTI)
This rapid industrialisation and urbanisation have brought many benefits to people’s lives, but they have also brought to the forefront public health concerns about air pollution in urban and industrial towns(PTI)

The clean air programme will help millions live healthier lives

By Harsh Vardhan and Michael Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 07:04 PM IST
Effective implementation of NCAP will help make India’s economy more competitive in the long run
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V(REUTERS)
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V(REUTERS)

Freak weather to rise in India over two decades, cataclysmic fallout likely by 2040

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Scientists from across government and independent agencies say India is projected to experience a temperature rise of 1.5 degrees by 2040 if measures are not taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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