Environment

Climate activists launch global action week targetting Japan & G7 leaders

Climate activists launch global action week target...

May 15, 2023

Global climate activist group 350.org and members of Fossil Free Japan coalition is leading a worldwide protest to demand that Japan and the rest of G7 leaders immediately stop supporting all fossil fuels. According to a press statement, the protest in Japan has been joined in by...

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Climate Justice & G20: Making the most of Modi’s moment

Climate Justice & G20: Making the most of Mod...

April 6, 2023

Rapidly unravelling first quarter of India’s leadership of G20 has witnessed major developments at global stage on  climate change, chronic concerns on COVID and continued conflict between Russia and Ukraine. These triple crises are  affecting geo-politics, world economic...

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Bottled Water masks world’s failure to supply safe water to all, says UN

Bottled Water masks world’s failure to supply sa...

March 16, 2023

The rapidly-growing bottled water industry can undermine progress towards a key sustainable development goal, that of providing safe water for all, says a new United Nations report. Based on an analysis of literature and data from 109 countries, the report says that in just five ...

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Two Indian cities amongst 10 with most traffic congestion in world

Two Indian cities amongst 10 with most traffic con...

February 23, 2023

India’s technology hub Bengaluru has been ranked world’s second-most traffic congested city, just behind British capital London, according to data released by leading transport technology company TomTom. Another Indian city, Pune, ranked seventh in the Traffic Index Ranki...

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Oil magnate to lead global conference to phase out oil, and why not?

Oil magnate to lead global conference to phase out...

February 11, 2023

‘Merchant of Death’ was the term used to describe Alfred Bernhard Nobel, a Swedish scientist and businessman who made millions selling dynamite, that he had invented. These explosives became the game changer in history of wars. Dynamite was the single most destructive inventi...

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African NGOs urge CNOOC & TotalEnergies to invest in clean energy

African NGOs urge CNOOC & TotalEnergies to in...

January 25, 2023

In a move to drive the growth of clean energy sources in Africa, a group of over 70 Ugandan and Congolese civil society organisations (CSOs) as well as their partners have urged the Ugandan government, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and TotalEnergies to prioritis...

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Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero continue to finance fossil fuel, says 350.org

Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero continue t...

January 19, 2023

A new report has accused the world’s largest banks and financial institutions of continuing to finance expansion of fossil fuel production around the world even years after having joined the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), committed to net zero and pledged not ...

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Tribals to continue to oppose Mali Parbat mining project in Odisha

Tribals to continue to oppose Mali Parbat mining p...

January 14, 2023

  Situated about 40 km from Koraput in Odisha, Mali Parbat is a bauxite-rich area in Odisha. It has been at the centre of a controversy since 2003 over a mining project to tap bauxite for the aluminum giant, Hindalco, part of the Aditya Birla group. Right from the time that ...

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Trapped sediment cuts water storage capacity of large dams

Trapped sediment cuts water storage capacity of la...

January 10, 2023

Even as the world fights a scarcity of water as well as hydropower, a new report by the United Nations warns that on both the counts, large dams around the world face a serious threat due to rising sedimentation. The report says that trapped sediment has robbed roughly 50,000 lar...

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Daydreams & nightmares after 50 years of fruitless climate change negotiations

Daydreams & nightmares after 50 years of frui...

January 9, 2023

Exactly four decades ago, in 1982, the then President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak designated a desert city, Sharm El Sheikh, as The City of Peace in 1982. That was 10 years after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was agreed upon by the world leaders...

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