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Damming, Climate Change May Propel More Extreme Floods in Ganga Basin: Study

A new study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) provides insights into how climate change and anthropogenic activities like building dams affect the region. It analyses the effects of past human activity on the mountainous regions, focusing on two major tributaries, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, […]

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Urgent Steps Must Be Taken to Reduce Methane Emissions: UN

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  in the recently released Global Methane Assessment shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade. Such reductions would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045 and would be consistent with keeping the […]

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President Joe Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears

When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate change efforts in the U.S. but throughout the world. The emissions target, eagerly awaited by […]

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Working from Home? These plants can help breathe pollution free air at your home

Early this year when the pandemic forced global lockdowns, one positive – if temporary – upside was a reduction in outdoor air pollution. The pollution level across the globe dropped significantly. Now when the countries have started returning back to normalcy in terms of work with the unlock strategies in place, pollution have rebounded to […]

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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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Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15 per cent

Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15 per cent last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said it emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the equivalent of 13 coal burning power plants running for a year. That’s up […]

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NGT imposes Rs 25 lakh fine on two units in Noida, says threat of irreversible damage to environment

In view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water, the National Green Tribunal has said while slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that there […]

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DU to set up School of Climate Change and Sustainability

The Delhi University will be setting up a School of Climate Change and Sustainability (DSCC&S) under the Institute of Eminence Scheme, which will take up research in priority areas related to the environmental challenges. Professor C R Babu, an acclaimed Environmental Scientist, will head DSCC&S (honorary director). He has also been the founder of Environmental […]

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