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  • At Glasgow climate summit spotlight on biggest emitter China

    At Glasgow climate summit spotlight on biggest emitter China

    Beijing is the largest source of financing for coal power plants globally, and Chinese President Xi Jinping's announcement will have a far-reaching impact on coal power expansion plans in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa, reported The Times of Israel.

    October 17, 2021
  • Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

    Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

    For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than two dozen world leaders appeared in person at the U.N. General Assembly on the opening day of their annual high-level meeting.

    September 22, 2021
  • Extreme weather  as the architect

    Extreme weather as the architect

    Down the ages, rooftop design styles in China have reflected climate change

    September 21, 2021
  • Big Business must lead war on climate change

    Big Business must lead war on climate change

    The world spent $2 trillion on military expenditure or 2.4 per cent in 2020, four times the amount spent on energy transformation. The first can only add to global carbon emission and more human and natural destruction, the other addresses our common fate.

    September 11, 2021
  • G7 ‘letdown’ on triple crises of Climate, Nature, Covid

    G7 ‘letdown’ on triple crises of Climate, Nature, Covid

    If the leaders cannot get their act together by the October G20, the UN climate conference, COP26, slated in November in Glasgow is doomed to fail ~ that's the take of leading analysts as the 2021 Cornwall summit wrapped up on Sunday.

    June 14, 2021
  • Climate and water

    Climate and water

    Bigger downpours lead to bigger floods. The floods rush across the land, eroding the soil. And less water seeps down through the soil to recharge the underground water. Climate change also drives desertification by altering atmospheric circulation patterns and drying out land.

    April 10, 2021
  • Climate and Agriculture

    Climate and Agriculture

    No one has factored in the environmental cost of the new agricultural regime. Most people harbour the misconception that agricultural activities do not contribute to pollution, and that agriculture is in some way beneficial for the environment. That may have been true for traditional agriculture, but modern agricultural activities make extravagant use of fossil fuels.

    October 28, 2020
  • Climate proofing cities is key to urban resilience

    Climate proofing cities is key to urban resilience

    This requires us to begin conducting nation-wide, climate change impact studies and develop city-wise scenarios and trends for the next 50 to 100 years.

    September 2, 2020
  • Climate change education vital for sustainable future

    Climate change education vital for sustainable future

    One is to empower people to participate effectively in environmental decision-making, environmental governance, climate mitigation and climate adaptation.

    July 12, 2020
  • Climate-induced migration, too, must be addressed

    Climate-induced migration, too, must be addressed

    Communities have often moved from place to place driven by environmental and climatic factors, according to a 2008 report of the International Organisation for Migration.

    June 12, 2020
  • India’s 90 cities record minimal air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdown

    India’s 90 cities record minimal air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdown

    According to NASA scientists, the reduction in NO2 pollution was first apparent near Wuhan, but eventually spread across the world.

    March 29, 2020
  • Fuel efficient tech may threaten climate, public health

    Fuel efficient tech may threaten climate, public health

    The gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine is one of the most prominent technologies car manufacturers adopted to achieve the fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission goals established in 2012 by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

    January 26, 2020
  • Davos 2020: Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump to offer opposing visions at climate-focused summit

    Davos 2020: Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump to offer opposing visions at climate-focused summit

    The four-day gathering of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps gets underway seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet.

    January 21, 2020
  • Basic hair care to prevent split ends

    Basic hair care to prevent split ends

    Following preventive measures to prevent split ends is essential otherwise you would be left with no choice but to trim your hair once you experience the problem

    September 7, 2019
  • FOCUS: Botswana

    FOCUS: Botswana

    The landlocked Botswana is semi-arid and has two main seasons: wet and dry. The dry season is from May to October. This is peak season for wildlife safari.

    June 24, 2019
  • India increases grants to $15m to handle global environment crises

    India increases grants to $15m to handle global environment crises

    India on Tuesday announced it will increase for the next four years the money it pays to the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

    June 26, 2018
  • How many are left?

    How many are left?

    If conservationists across the Himalayas can prove that counting the predators will help villagers more than killing them can, efforts to protect the snow leopard will succeed.

    May 30, 2018