Environment

Global warming goes way beyond carbon

Global warming goes way beyond carbon

September 3, 2021

With over 40 gigatonnes released in the atmosphere in the year 2020, which was supposed to be a low-activity year due to the lockdowns and travel restrictions across the globe, carbon dioxide is of course the most high-profile and most talked about reason behind the global warmin...

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Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Con...

August 28, 2021

When the Indian delegation reaches the historical port city of Marseille on the famed French riviera next week to participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it would have little to be proud of and a lot to hide due to poor performance in conservation of the immense natu...

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Sundarbans tries to find relief from plastic waste

Sundarbans tries to find relief from plastic waste

August 14, 2021

Days after it was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones of recent times, Yaas, for the residents of the Sundarbans, one of three largest mangrove forests in the world and the biggest in Asia, the rapid arrival of relief material, including water and food, was a very welco...

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International Tiger Day: Human animal conflict could derail Indian success story

International Tiger Day: Human animal conflict cou...

July 29, 2021

On the occasion of International Tiger Day, India certainly has a fair bit to celebrate. It has reported a consistent rise in the number of tigers in its 50 tiger reserves, which numbered 2967 in the last census conducted in 2018. Not just the tiger numbers, but the government ha...

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Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 205...

July 17, 2021

If India commits to a net-zero goal, it will join countries like the UK and France, and possibly the USA under the Biden Administration, that have enacted laws to achieve this scenario by the middle of the century. In 2020, leading members of the Indian industry, such as Siemens ...

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UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too far

UNSDGs: Sustainable development remains a goal too...

July 13, 2021

In many ways it was heartening to see that the G7 Summit 2021, held in the United Kingdom on June 11-13, delved in detail on topics beyond business, trade, investment, strategy and power. For once, it took up issues that concern people and their well-being – health, poverty, ed...

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Better regulation needed to prevent marine disasters

Better regulation needed to prevent marine disaste...

June 29, 2021

After two weeks of on-board fire, the Singapore-registered container ship X-Press Pearl split into two earlier this month and sank just off the coast of Sri Lanka, while the other half followed suit soon afterwards. The cargo ship was carrying 1,486 containers, including 23 tonne...

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Indian millennials lead movement for slow fashion

Indian millennials lead movement for slow fashion

June 19, 2021

Global warming and environmental degradation is frequently blamed on major issues such as deforestation or emissions of greenhouse gases as well as sectors like energy or transport. However, there are some sectors that broadly escape scrutiny and cause significant ecological dama...

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World Environment Day: Business of lip service to environment

World Environment Day: Business of lip service to ...

June 5, 2021

As you observe the World Environment Day, consider this. Each year, about 1.5 billion tyres are burnt around the world, leading to severe pollution. Nearly 91 pc of the 313 million tonnes of plastic produced in 2019 ended up in landfills or the ocean. In the same year, 53.6 milli...

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Race to Zero: Unique opportunity for G7 and Modi

Race to Zero: Unique opportunity for G7 and Modi

June 4, 2021

Modi’s image appears to be tarnished, mainly in the western media, that has found governance-gaps in his management of  second wave of COVID pandemic. On the other hand, the world’s seven rich countries have recognised  India’s emerging strategic role in economic, social ...

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