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Explained: The US has a new climate goal. How does it stack up globally?

April 23, 2021 2:09 pm

The United States officially has a new goal for fighting climate change over the next decade. So how ambitious is it?

Explained: What is the significance of Earth Day 2021?

April 27, 2021 10:12 am

Earth Day 2021: This year's theme focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

Explained: Why have new findings about Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' caused worry?

April 15, 2021 9:19 am

The Gothenburg study used an uncrewed submarine to go under the Thwaites glacier front to make observations.

Explained: How Formula 1 is aiming to go carbon neutral by 2030

April 10, 2021 2:05 pm

An audit conducted by the FIA found that F1’s driving activities produce approximately 256,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which is the equivalent to powering roughly 30,000 houses in the UK over the same time period.

New research: Many endemic species can go extinct unless Paris pact goal is met

April 10, 2021 8:00 am

Climate change will negatively affect most native and endemic species — those that are only found in very specific places.

Explained: Why forest fires break out in the spring, and why they have been so frequent this year

April 05, 2021 7:33 am

Since the start of 2021, there has been a series of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland-Manipur border, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, including in wildlife sanctuaries.

Explained: Why summer months spark off more fire incidents

April 01, 2021 8:37 am

The months of January, February and March this year have reported 123, 180 and 244 incidents of fire in Pune municipal limits, respectively.

Explained: Dust winds in Delhi, their cause, and how long they will continue

March 31, 2021 7:58 am

Weather and environmental experts said a cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan and high temperatures over the past few days in northwest India is contributing to this phenomenon.

Explained: How hot will India's summer 2021 be?

March 11, 2021 8:40 am

The IMD has issued this forecast on the basis of February's initial weather conditions and using the reference of its previous summer forecasts issued annually between 2003-2018.

Explained: Why is it unusually foggy over north India this winter?

February 24, 2021 12:59 pm

For several days during the last two months, zero visibility and dense fog has engulfed parts of Delhi and all of Punjab and Haryana. What is behind this intense fog which has stayed on for several days this season?