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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Climate change


Explained: What is the Extinction Rebellion?

February 20, 2020 9:28 am

For a green cause, the Extinction Rebellion dug up a Trinity College lawn that has part of Newton's heritage. What is this group?

Climate change threatens future of all children: UN report

February 19, 2020 12:15 pm

While the children in wealthy nations have a better chance at survival and well-being, those same countries disproportionately contribute to the carbon emissions threatening the future of all children, the joint report by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and medical journal The Lancet found.

Fact Check: Can dams to control rising sea levels work?

February 19, 2020 7:44 am

Scientists have proposed the construction of two dams of a combined length of 637 km — the first between northern Scotland and western Norway; the second between France and southwestern England.

EU votes for more gas infrastructure, angering climate activists

February 18, 2020 9:00 am

Despite intense lobbying from climate activists the EU today voted to adopt 55 new fossil gas infrastructure projects that critics say betrays the Green Deal.

India among countries whose actions compliant with Paris Agreement goal: PM Modi

February 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Highlighting the country's commitment to climate conservation in the global arena he said "India complies with Paris Agreement goal to keep the rise in temperature to below 2 degree celsius" and "is among a few countries in the world to do this" he added.

‘UN meet at a crucial time when one million species feared to be extinct in next decade,’ says Amy Fraenkel

February 17, 2020 4:17 am

Fraenkel was speaking at a high-level panel discussion where leaders and experts from various countries discussed the challenges related to ecology and conservation of wildlife with special focus on migratory species.

The end of Australia as we know it

February 16, 2020 12:14 pm

A recent Australia Institute survey found that 57% of Australians have been directly affected by the bush fires or their smoke. With officials in New South Wales announcing Thursday that heavy rain had helped them finally extinguish or control all the state’s fires that have raged this Australian summer, the country seems to be reflecting and wondering what comes next.

Countries have the responsibility of remaining prepared with climate mitigation plans: Senior WB official

February 13, 2020 12:33 am

Bucher was speaking on ‘Climate Information for Risk Screening’ organised as part of the sixth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS) at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune.

Chandigarh: 10-day urban fest screens movies on earth, climate change’s impact on communities

February 12, 2020 4:50 am

Besides the movie sessions mentored by Professor Arun Deep Ahluwalia, other activities at the festival included marathon, yoga and creative workshops.

Shloka Nath: ‘Climate Collaborative is about breaking silos, sharing responsibilities on climate change’

February 10, 2020 4:02 am

More than 40 organisations are already a part of the ICC, including the principal scientific advisor to the Government of India, TERI, ATREE (Bangalore), Center for Science and Environment (CSE), the Indian School of Business, Godrej Industries, HUL Foundation, Mahindra Rise, Wipro and others.


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.