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  • China’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060: What it means Sep 24, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    China’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060: What it means

    Analysts have warned about worrisome trends in China’s commitment to fight global warming in the face of economic slowdowns

  • Climate disruption is now locked in. The next moves will be crucial Sep 23, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Climate disruption is now locked in. The next moves will be crucial

    Climate change is worsening for the next generation and perhaps longer, depending on humanity’s willingness to take action

  • US and European oil giants go different ways on climate change Sep 22, 2020 03:26 PM IST

    US and European oil giants go different ways on climate change

    European leaders have made tackling climate change a top priority while President Donald Trump has called it a “hoax” and has dismantled environmental regulations to encourage the exploitation of fossil fuels

  • Grow zero-carbon power to meet climate goals: Analysis Sep 16, 2020 08:41 PM IST

    Grow zero-carbon power to meet climate goals: Analysis

    The 2015 landmark climate deal enjoins nations to limit global temperature rises to "well below" two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) through a rapid and sweeping drawdown of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Climate change | When the otters vanished, everything else started to crumble Sep 12, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    Climate change | When the otters vanished, everything else started to crumble

    Against the backdrop of climate change, the delicate underwater ecology of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is hurting from declines in otters.

  • ​Centre launches Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework to combat climate change Sep 11, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    ​Centre launches Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework to combat climate change

    The government also launched the Streets for People Challenge, which seeks to make cities more pedestrian friendly

  • A climate reckoning in fire-stricken California Sep 11, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    A climate reckoning in fire-stricken California

    If climate change was a somewhat abstract notion a decade ago, today it is all too real for Californians.

  • Water warning as climate risks intensify: Report Sep 09, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Water warning as climate risks intensify: Report

    The multi-agency United in Science report said the world had seen its warmest five years on record in the last five years, adding that extreme weather events bore "a clear fingerprint" of climate change.

  • Federal report warns of financial havoc from climate change Sep 09, 2020 04:50 PM IST

    Federal report warns of financial havoc from climate change

    In calling for climate-driven policy changes, the report’s authors likened the financial risk of global warming to the threat posed by the coronavirus today

  • Film reveals Greta Thunberg as steely, funny and a secret dancer Sep 05, 2020 01:52 PM IST

    Film reveals Greta Thunberg as steely, funny and a secret dancer

    The Swedish teenager allowed film-maker Nathan Grossman to follow her for a year after he met her in 2018

  • How climate change could expose new epidemics Aug 16, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    How climate change could expose new epidemics

    Long-dormant viruses brought back to life; the resurgence of deadly and disfiguring smallpox; a dengue or zika "season" in Europe.

  • Greenland's ice sheet melts beyond point of return: Study Aug 16, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Greenland's ice sheet melts beyond point of return: Study

    Scientists say that for 30 years, the Arctic has been warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the world. However, they suggest that cutting climate-heating emissions could still slow the rate of ice loss.

  • Monsoon flooding in Mumbai — who is the real culprit? Aug 11, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    Monsoon flooding in Mumbai — who is the real culprit?

    Don't blame the BMC. Efforts should instead be directed at tackling climate change.

  • Arctic warming: Canada's last fully intact ice shelf collapses Aug 07, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Arctic warming: Canada's last fully intact ice shelf collapses

    Researchers at the Canadian Ice Service said on August 3 that a huge section of the Milne ice shelf collapsed into the Arctic Ocean, producing an 'ice island' with an area of roughly 79 sq km

  • Coastal flooding could hit 20% of world GDP by 2100: Study Jul 30, 2020 09:36 PM IST

    Coastal flooding could hit 20% of world GDP by 2100: Study

    The latest effort, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, paints one of the grimmest scenarios yet in estimating the economic fallout from sea rise if the world continues emitting greenhouse gases at the current rate.

  • Assam floods reinforce the need for climate-resilient infrastructure Jul 26, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Assam floods reinforce the need for climate-resilient infrastructure

    As extreme events are becoming the ‘new normal’ in an increasingly climate-constrained world, India’s critical infrastructure must be built to withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from the disruptions they cause

  • Environmental activist Greta Thunberg wins first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity Jul 20, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    Environmental activist Greta Thunberg wins first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

    The award carries a €1,000,000 prize and the entire amount would be donated by Thunberg to project and organisations “fighting for a sustainable world”

  • Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier Jul 16, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier

    This year’s Siberian heat wave stood out among the many studied, said attribution team co-lead Friederike Otto, acting director of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute

  • Eyes in the sky: Investors reach for new tools to gauge climate change risk Jul 02, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Eyes in the sky: Investors reach for new tools to gauge climate change risk

    While climate scientists caution that the discipline is in its infancy, advocates say the early findings have one over-riding virtue: dynamiting any remaining complacency about the scale of the disruption that lies in store.

  • Climate conundrum: Frequency of summer heatwaves over India may quadruple by end of 21st Century Jun 24, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Climate conundrum: Frequency of summer heatwaves over India may quadruple by end of 21st Century

    The rising temperatures would lead to an increase in demand for energy to meet the demand for space cooling. This, if met by thermal power, would, in turn, lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions and thus, to global warming.

  • Climate change cannot be stopped without decarbonising transport: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Jun 24, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Climate change cannot be stopped without decarbonising transport: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant made the remarks during the virtual launch of the 'Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE)' project in India.

  • India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy Jun 24, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy

    While China brags about a shared dream and prosperity, the spectre of rancour it puts on display threatens self-inflicting damage

  • Arctic records hottest temperature ever as mercury soars to 38 degrees Celsius in Siberia Jun 22, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    Arctic records hottest temperature ever as mercury soars to 38 degrees Celsius in Siberia

    In the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, which is known to be the coldest place on Earth, the mercury docked at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in recorded history.

  • India’s first climate change report offers a stern warning Jun 18, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    India’s first climate change report offers a stern warning

    Though its findings echo similar climate change assessment reports, the ‘Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region’ is the first-ever indigenous attempt to document and assess climate change in different parts of India

  • Unilever to invest 1 billion euros in climate change fund over 10 years Jun 15, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    Unilever to invest 1 billion euros in climate change fund over 10 years

    Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products company whose brands include Dove soap and Knorr soup, said it was responding to the "scale and urgency" of the climate change crisis.

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