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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Explained: To what extent did the Covid-19 lockdown affect global temperatures?

August 11, 2020 9:38 am

The researchers said a reduction in GHG emissions and air pollutants was observed as countries started imposing lockdowns on their residents and restricting their movement.

Mumbai rains: What is causing such heavy showers, what is the weather forecast?

August 06, 2020 9:58 am

Mumbai rains: Multiple and simultaneous favourable weather systems are presently active, which have revived the southwest monsoon.

Explained: How sea level rise could impact millions of people, cost billions of dollars

August 01, 2020 10:49 am

In a new study, researchers have noted that sea-level rise (SLR) is a "well accepted" consequence of climate change. What are the findings of their study?

The Supreme Court has brought 'smog towers' back in the news. What are they?

July 31, 2020 6:42 pm

Air pollution in the national capital has been an issue of concern for quite some time as Delhi and its suburbs have ranked among the most polluted cities in the world frequently since 2014, when the WHO declared Delhi the most polluted city in the world.

Explained: Why Punjab, Haryana need well-distributed rain more than overall rainfall surplus

July 30, 2020 11:20 am

Getting well-distributed normal rainfall during the monsoon period in Punjab and Haryana states is important because both states are key rice producers in the country.

Heatwaves, floods, droughts: projections for India in coming decades

July 23, 2020 9:20 am

Heatwaves, floods, droughts: Every decade between 1951-2015 had 7.4 warmer days and 3.1 warmer nights than the annual averages for daily maximum and nightly minimum respectively.

New Research: Covid-19 lessons for fighting global heating and extinction

July 03, 2020 6:09 pm

The researchers make a case for learning lessons from Covid-19 and using these in fighting global heating and species extinction.

Explained: Reading the draft Environment Impact Assessment norms, and finding the red flags

August 10, 2020 10:14 am

The Delhi High Court has extended the window for public feedback to the draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020. A look at the changes proposed in the norms, and why these bother activists.

Covid-19 lockdown cleared up the air, but harmful ozone levels increased. Here’s why

June 28, 2020 3:52 pm

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said since the starting of the national lockdown, pollution from ozone in 22 mega and metropolitan cities in India "increased and even breached standards in several cities".

Explained: How India's reservoirs at stocked, what to expect for the rest of monsoon

June 27, 2020 7:48 am

India’s major reservoirs have twice as much water as last year, and much more than the 10-year average storage for this time of the year. A look at how it stored up, and what to expect for the rest of the monsoon.