Environment

Induction of e-bus in DTC: Remedy or political stunt

Induction of e-bus in DTC: Remedy or political stu...

January 25, 2022

The DTC and Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System (DIMTS) jointly own about 6,900 buses in the city responsible for providing inland transport to the commuters. These and other forms of transport are often blamed for the seemingly uncontrollable air pollution that has been ...

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Counting costs of climate catastrophe: USD 170 bn in 2021

Counting costs of climate catastrophe: USD 170 bn ...

December 28, 2021

A report published by British charity Christian Aid says that the 10 biggest extreme weather events in 2021 caused damage exceeding USD 170 billion, while claiming more than 1075 lives and displacing 1.3 million people worldwide. The charity goes on to say that this is the highes...

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Ad-hoc actions by government fail to curb Delhi’s air pollution

Ad-hoc actions by government fail to curb Delhi...

December 10, 2021

Citing many violations of the pollution norms by a multitude of commercial units across the National Capital Region, last week the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), set up by the Supreme Court, suspended operations of over a hundred factories in Delhi and neighbouring...

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Is a GMO revolution arriving in India?

Is a GMO revolution arriving in India?

November 25, 2021

In August, for the first time ever, it was announced that India will import 1.5 million tonnes of genetically modified (GM) soymeal to help the poultry industry tide over the crisis of high feed prices. This decision has been opposed by several anti-GMO activists as well as envir...

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Rich world dodges climate finance & climate equity at COP26

Rich world dodges climate finance & climate e...

November 14, 2021

For months leading up to the opening of COP26, the 26th meeting of Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dozens of reputed scientific organisations had said that it was really the last chance to pull the world back from the b...

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COP26 headed to failure despite carbon to coal commitments

COP26 headed to failure despite carbon to coal com...

November 4, 2021

Even before the latest climate change summit, COP26, began at Glasgow earlier this year, there were more than enough warnings and definitely more than adequate evidence that the world had already turn out of time in meeting the climate change threat head on and that the Glasgow s...

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Fatal floods, the new normal as India ignores global warming signs

Fatal floods, the new normal as India ignores glob...

October 31, 2021

In 2017, a study led by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) reported that from 1950 to 2015, there has been a three-fold increase in widespread extreme precipitation events in India, with extreme flooding affecting about 825 million people, leaving 17 million home...

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Forest Act amendments strike at heart of Indian forests

Forest Act amendments strike at heart of Indian fo...

October 16, 2021

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, despite some environmental benefits such as the large decline in air pollution, the world’s looming environmental crisis has raged on. Globally, the destruction of rainforests was up by 12 pc in 2020 from 2019, and according to ...

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Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy to action

Indian youth & climate change: From advocacy ...

October 4, 2021

A survey published in British medical research journal, Lancet, raises alarming questions about the impact of ongoing climate change on the younger generation around the world. The study, one of the first conducted across the world, surveyed 10,000 persons in 10 nations, found th...

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Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgow

Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgo...

September 28, 2021

During the Ice Age, elephants roamed freely around northern Europe. They became extinct several thousand years back. Since then, especially during the Roman and British Empires, elephants were imported or gifted from other regions like Asia and Africa. In 21st century right in Gl...

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