Tags: climate actions

Frozen Information in magnetic minerals can forecast climatic changes faster

Clues to climate change in the past are found in fossils, micro-organisms, gases trapped in ice and isotopes, but the laboratory techniques are cumbersome, costly, and time-consuming. Indian scientists have now unraveled a technique using magnetic minerals that is rapid and efficient. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), an autonomous institute of the Department […]

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Watch: US Democratic candidate Joe Biden vows to rejoin Paris Agreement, plans millions of job in climate action

United States’ Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has unveiled a USD 2 trillion proposal to boost investment in clean energy and combat the global warming as he pledged to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change if elected in the November elections. Joe Biden in a major policy address on climate change, which he […]

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Activists asks not to grant extension of clearance to Himachal hydro project

Close to 1,000 representatives of environmental action groups, locals and academics have asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change not to grant extension of clearance to the state-run Kashang hydropower project in geologically fragile Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Citing April 30 natural calamity, they said a large portion of a steep mountain in […]

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Climate change affects floods in Europe

Overflowing rivers can cause enormous damage: Worldwide, the annual damage caused by river floods is estimated at over 100 billion dollars — and it continues to rise. So far it has not been clear how climate change influences the magnitude of river floods. There were no apparent patterns. Austrian flood expert Prof. Günter Blöschl from […]

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Collaboration with India on climate action is quite important: UN official

The collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit said. “The contribution, collaboration with India is also quite important, being one of the major emitters. Prime Minister Modi met only […]

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Cats and picnics get more mentions than the environment: BAFTA

The new report ‘Subtitles to save the World’ shows that words like ‘cats’ and ‘picnics’ both get more mentions on British television than the environment ‘Planet Placement’ launches, encouraging the television industry to weave more environmental messaging into content, no matter the genre A new report released by BAFTA and albert, supported by analysis from Deloitte […]

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UN chief Guterres says world ‘not on track’ with climate change

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises. In a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was fading and it was the small island nations that were “really in the […]

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If global warming is not stopped it would be total disaster: UN Chief

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an interview with The Associated Press said the world must dramatically change the way it is fueled to limit future warming to a level scientists call the nearly impossible. Speaking to the agency he said the alternative would be total disaster. The agency reports that Guterres is summoning world […]

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Think about climate change, pollution while casting votes: Activists urge Delhiites

Green activists Friday expressed concern over “evasive behaviour” of political parties towards environmental issues in the city, urging Delhiites to consider air pollution and climate change while casting votes in the general elections. “We want clean air, safe food and clean energy–jal, jungle aur zameen (water, forest and land),” was the slogan raised by the […]

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UN chief asks world leaders to come up with plan to boost climate action

UN chief Antonio Guterres has told world leaders to come up with concrete, realistic plans to boost climate action as greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels impacting millions of people. ‘The State of the Global Climate’ report was launched Thursday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and presents a grim […]

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