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  • Over 11,000 scientists around the world declare climate emergency

    Over 11,000 scientists around the world declare climate emergency

    The sobering assessment came a day after President Donald Trump formally notified that the United Nations of the US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate pact, triggering concerns of how other nations might react.

    November 6, 2019
  • The Rising Tide

    The Rising Tide

    Rising sea levels and tidal erosion are eating up the Sundarbans. As many as 13 islands of the region face serious trouble and three of them ~ Lohachora, Ghoramara and New Moore (South Talpatti in Bangladesh) ~ have already submerged into the Bay of Bengal. The swelling sea levels have posed the problem of environmental refugees and the homes of at least 70,000 people might disappear. The region can be linked to the Titanic that hit the iceberg.

    July 1, 2019
  • Air pollution must be tackled: Dr Leena Srivastava

    Air pollution must be tackled: Dr Leena Srivastava

    In all likelihood, we would be somewhere in between and would be required to act on both, says Dr Leena Srivastava ahead of the Katowice Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland in December

    December 8, 2018
  • A polluted world

    A polluted world

    There is a dense cloud of smoke hovering through the fog and filthy air. The warning, advanced by the United Nations a month ahead of the climate-change conference in Poland, is a grim prologue to the swelling tide of environmental degradation. Greenhouse gases, that heat the climate have reached record levels, specifically with carbon dioxide, …

    November 30, 2018
  • Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level

    Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level

    The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said on Thursday. A range of key climate and weather indicators show the planet is growing increasingly warm, with record high annual temperatures sweeping Mexico and …

    August 11, 2017
  • Known types of viruses in world’s oceans tripled

    Known types of viruses in world’s oceans tripled

    Scientists have tripled the known types of viruses – identifying over 15,000 distinct ones – living in the world’s oceans, an advance that may be key to the efforts to protect the planet from global warming. Greenhouse gases threatening the environment could be mediated by these viruses through manipulation by scientists – something that is …

    September 22, 2016
  • Brazil ratifies Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases

    Brazil ratifies Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases

    The Brazilian government ratified its participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change, a significant step by Latin America’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases that could spur other countries to move forward.  With a landmass a little bit larger than the continental United States, Brazil emits about 2.5 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide …

    September 13, 2016