Environment

World Ozone Day 2022: Celebrating exemplary success of global environment deal

World Ozone Day 2022: Celebrating exemplary succes...

September 16, 2022

As we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the stellar success of the Montreal Protocol, as the agreement to save the ozone layer from depletion, is called, it is also timely to look at the recurring failures in finding a similar agreement that is not only workable but also exemplar...

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Funding developing countries to seal ozone hole

Funding developing countries to seal ozone hole

September 7, 2022

Ever wondered whatever happened to the Ozone Hole? Not many would be able to even figure out the question, let alone answer it correctly. But little wonder about it since over 60 pc of the world’s population today is born not just after the discovery of the Ozone Hole, but afte...

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Fergusson College, Pune to become carbon neutral

Fergusson College, Pune to become carbon neutral

September 1, 2022

Nearly 200 students of Fergusson College dreamt of carbon-neutral campus with freedom from human induced Green House Gases, mainly carbon dioxide. Riding bicycles, once a symbol of Pune’s dynamic  culture, and electric vehicles, the current symbol of innovative manufacturing h...

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European heatwaves linger on at fag end of summer

European heatwaves linger on at fag end of summer

August 26, 2022

Last week of August is meant to be rather pleasant in Europe as the summer wanes but leaves enough of sun to keep the clouds and rain at bay. The normal temperatures are in mid-20°C and minimums around 15°C. But on August 25, Paris was still sweltering at 33°C and Koln in Germ...

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US climate change bill is not good news for India

US climate change bill is not good news for India

August 16, 2022

  On Friday, sticking to the party line, the United States House of Representatives handed President Joe Biden a major victory by passing 220-207 a bill that would see unprecedented expense on climate change, while boosting healthcare and raising corporate taxes to finance p...

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Way ahead for Agnipath and Agniveer: Rescuing planet on fire

Way ahead for Agnipath and Agniveer: Rescuing plan...

July 5, 2022

The recent decision by the central government to dramatically change recruitment and tenure policies for the soldiers of the Indian defence forces has attracted a sharp controversy with proponents and opponents of the revised policies engaged in a very public and high-profile spa...

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: Rising desertification across India

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: R...

June 17, 2022

According to a report by the Indian Space Research Organisation and Desertification and Land Degradation, 97,850,000 hectares of India’s total geographical area of 328,720,000 hectares underwent land degradation during 2018-19. Report says, 29.7 pc of the country’s land becom...

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India turns to King Coal again as heatwaves lead to power demand surge

India turns to King Coal again as heatwaves lead t...

May 16, 2022

Last week, Indian government said it was reviving mining from 100 coal mines that had been shut down earlier as they were not financially viable. However, with a severe coal shortage looming large over the country, leading to a massive mismatch between power demand and supply jus...

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Rescuing & reviving Indian rivers

Rescuing & reviving Indian rivers

April 27, 2022

The importance of river conservation and constant monitoring of the health of rivers was underlined at a unique event held recently in Chengannur in Alapuzzha district of Kerala. The issue was discussed at length by experts and environmental professionals at a 5-day interactive a...

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Repair, not replace: Key to tackling climate change

Repair, not replace: Key to tackling climate chang...

March 29, 2022

Thirungia region in Germany is offering residents up to 100 Euros for not throwing away their smartphones, but repair them and continue to use them. Similar repair bonus is also available for other consumer electronic items like laptops and domestic appliances. The scheme is soon...

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