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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Climate change


Explained: How COVID-19 might complicate the conversation around climate change

April 06, 2020 12:07 pm

While the air may be getting cleaner, the coronavirus lockdowns are not exactly good news for climate change research. Here's why

Australia’s record heat has resulted in damage to large parts of the Great Barrier Reef

March 27, 2020 10:43 am

Water that is warmer than normal stresses the corals that create a reef, causing them to lose color and even become white. Corals that experience minor or moderate bleaching usually recover, but those that are severely bleached often die.

Climate Change is causing Greenland, Antarctica to melt 6 times faster than in the 1990s

March 18, 2020 12:28 pm

Greenland and Antarctica ice covers are melting six times faster than 1990s, will affect millions of people as sea levels could rise by 6.7-inch by 2100.

Coronavirus and climate change: A tale of two crises

March 07, 2020 12:04 pm

What does the coronavirus outbreak reveal about our response to climate change?

'Like a fairness cream which won't last': 8-year-old climate activist turns down PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs honour

March 09, 2020 5:32 pm

#SheInspiresUs: Speaking to, Kangujam said it is an honor to attain recognition from PM Modi, but she could not see her demands to curb climate change fall on deaf ears.

Tropical forests' capacity to absorb carbon is diminishing fast, a new study finds

March 06, 2020 5:11 pm

In simple terms, tropical forests' ability to capture carbon has already passed its peak. These forests, in the words of environmental scientists, are increasingly becoming "carbon saturated". 

Explained: How climate change leads to more violence against women, girls

March 05, 2020 1:19 pm

Rape, domestic violence, forced marriages: A new study shows the effects of climate change are leading to an increase in violence against girls and women in many corners of the world.

Himalayan towns in four countries, including India, are facing water insecurity: Study

March 03, 2020 8:01 pm

The study forecasts that while only 3 per cent of the total HKH population lives in larger cities and 8 per cent in smaller towns, at least 50 per cent of the total HKH population will be living in cities by 2050 which will put tremendous pressure on water resources.

India a victim of climate change: NGT chairman

March 01, 2020 12:40 am

It’s not that India is most polluted. Most of the pollution comes from outside India. The world itself is polluted. We are not responsible for the climate change, we are its victims,” said Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, NGT Chairperson.

Explained: Who is Naomi Seibt, the 'anti-Greta Thunberg' activist?

March 03, 2020 8:54 am

With her calls for climate realism, Naombi Seibt has been called a sympathiser of Germany’s far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany) that supports climate change denialists.


2019 was a year in 'climate emergency': Images that put climate issues under spotlight

December 26, 2019 3:13 pm

Climate protests have happened in the past, but their intensity and frequency increased this year. Same is the case with climate-related natural disasters.

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

September 21, 2018 6:53 am

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date

'Winter wonderland' — Breathtaking pictures of freezing Niagara Falls go viral

January 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Pictures of the falls have gone viral on the Internet hugely this year and has in turn inspired visitors to brave the bone-chilling cold and take snapshots and selfies at the marvel.


Climate change is real and it is making hurricanes worse. Here's how

September 17, 2018 6:12 pm

Rising ocean temperatures have fueled some of the most devastating storms in recent years. Kendra Pierre-Louis, a reporter on The New York Times’s climate team, explains how.