Tags: Climate Challenge

Climate change may lead to stronger thunderstorms, Worsen Air Quality: MIT Study

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new MIT study finds. Scientists report that rising global temperatures, particularly in the Arctic, are redistributing the energy […]

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Yes, these children are skipping schools for us!

Yup, you heard it right, children across the globe are skipping there schools and shouting out loud for the climate and believe us they are doing it right. On one end in Paris several hundred high school and university students skipped their classes and demonstrating in front of the French ministry for the environment. On […]

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National Geographic, Sky Ocean Ventures Launch Global Search for Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution: designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying opportunities for industries to address […]

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Lakes in Tasmania are contaminated with dangerous metals: Study

A study of metal contamination in south-west Tasmania by The ANU has found lakes in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) are contaminated with dangerous metals, and at levels among the highest in the world. ANU researchers studied airborne contamination for the first time in Tasmania and found metal contaminants travelled 130km down-wind of historical […]

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Global Warming can be limited to 1.5 C by improving everyday activities: Study

Global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius by improving the energy efficiency of our everyday activities such as travel, indoor heating and device use, according to a study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study shows that dramatic improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities can raise living standards in the […]

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Over 95 per cent of the world’s population breathe unsafe air: Report

Over 95 per cent of the world’s population breathe unsafe air, with India and China together contributing to over half of the global deaths due to pollution caused by small particulate matter, according to a report. The research found that the burden of pollution is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between […]

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UC’s new ClimateEx map shows climate change everywhere in world

What does Salt Lake City have in common with Tehran? More than you might think, if you’re a climate scientist. University of Cincinnati geography professor Tomasz Stepinski created a new interactive map that allows students or researchers to compare the climates of places anywhere in the world. The map draws on five decades of public […]

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India would need at least USD 2.5 trillion to meet its 2030 climate change targets

India would need at least $ 2.5 trillion to meet its 2030 climate change targets, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. “As per the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, at least $ 2.5 trillion (at 2014-15 prices) will be required to […]

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Climate change- To mitigate or to adapt?

2017 was the hottest non-El Nino year in the history of earth! It was a year of natural disasters. The impact of climate change is becoming more visible than ever with wildfires, hurricanes, tropical storms, famines, and avalanches rocking different parts of the world. But the sad truth is that the American President, Donald Trump, […]

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Global Climate Action Summit Leader Anand Mahindra Issues New Climate Challenge to Corporations

In an effort to spur further climate action at this year’s Global Climate Action Summit (Summit) in September and at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in December, Summit co-chair and Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra challenged businesses around the world to join the growing number of companies committed to setting greenhouse gas reduction […]

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