Tags: Climate Challenge

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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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments

When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research.  A study published in Ecology shows that animals move faster through ‘low quality’ habitats – evidence that could change the way conservationists think about managing landscapes to help species move in response to climate […]

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Air quality of Delhi slips to very poor category

Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category, but pollution level is expected to reduce due to thunderstorms, the central government-run SAFAR said Monday. The air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 339 on Wednesday which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and […]

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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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Cutting household fuel use may help India meet air quality standards: Study

India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Institute of Technology. Eliminating emissions from these sources — without any changes to industrial or vehicle […]

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Scientists develops new forecasting system to alert people on air pollution

Scientists have developed a new forecasting system that they say can provide residents of New Delhi and other heavily polluted areas of northern India critical information for reducing their exposure to potentially unhealthy air. The forecasting system, developed by the US-based National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Tropical […]

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Climate change catastrophe closer, World’s oceans becoming stormier

The world’s seas are becoming stormier, with extreme ocean winds and wave heights increasing around the globe, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia analysed wind speed and wave height measurements taken from 31 different satellites between 1985-2018, consisting of around four billion observations. The measurements were compared with more […]

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Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy: Study

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth’s surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change – and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy. A new paper in Nature Communications reveals a combination of […]

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Earth Day Network, Twitter partners to launch ‘Earth in Our Hands’ Emoji

As Earth Day prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, Twitter has partnered with Earth Day Network to recognize the urgency of the environmental movement through a new Earth Day emoji. The emoji will run for 365 days – through the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 – in a first-of-its-kind collaboration. The image, which shows […]

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Saving the planet may cost USD 100 billion per year: Scientists

Saving the diversity and abundance of life on Earth may cost $100 billion a year, say scientists who have proposed a policy to prevent another mass extinction event on the planet. There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth. Scientists now estimate that society must urgently come to grips this coming […]

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