Environment

With Diwali approaching, air pollution levels shoot up

With Diwali approaching, air pollution levels shoo...

November 12, 2020

The last fortnight has been particularly hard for nearly half the Indian population that resides in northern plains of the country. Pollution levels have ranged between severely unhealthy to sheer hazardous and even beyond, thanks in part to the stubble burning by farmers, but al...

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Whoever wins US Presidential election 2020, Earth is the loser

Whoever wins US Presidential election 2020, Earth ...

November 3, 2020

November 4 is poised to be the new Earth Day when the fierce race will come to a frightful end. Then will begin humanity’s race to save planet Earth. Many postal votes would still be in counting on that day, so also the prophesied views of the climate scientists, carbon emissio...

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Big ticket investments in oil & gas as Modi opens India Energy Forum

Big ticket investments in oil & gas as Modi o...

October 28, 2020

Inaugurating the fourth edition of the India Energy Forum-CERA Week, earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the participants that India was well on track to meet its commitment of 275 GW of installed capacity in renewable energy by the year 2022.

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1.67 million deaths due to air pollution in India, says study

1.67 million deaths due to air pollution in India,...

October 22, 2020

The first-ever State of Global Air 2020, a report on air pollution around the world prepared by US-based Health Effects Institute, says that long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution in India played a role in more than 1.67 million deaths from a variety of disease...

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London climate change meet on December 12 set to flop

London climate change meet on December 12 set to f...

October 1, 2020

2020 was supposed to have been a crucial milestone in the battle to save the climate. But like a familiar story, it is pretty much certain to be yet another washout. Five years ago, the famed meeting in Paris in December 2015 was also headed towards an embarrassing collapse. But ...

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On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten less...

September 15, 2020

It was the decade of 1970s. A dozen men had already landed on the moon. There was an exhilarating mood all around, mainly in the developed countries. ‘‘Sky is not the limit,’’ scientists and technocrats would often boast. The doors of the universe could be commanded from ...

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World Elephant Day2020: Elephants as Ecosystem Engineers

World Elephant Day2020: Elephants as Ecosystem Eng...

August 12, 2020

Elephants, because of their size, appetite and migratory habits, disperse more seeds of more species further than any other animal. They have been described as ecosystem engineers and mega- Gardeners of the Forest. We from South Asia should be proud that we also produce mega si...

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World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

June 4, 2020

In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, urban forests could become instrumental in protecting biodiversity and cleaning up the Earth at the same time. Friday marks the 46th World Environment Day (WED), a global event coordinated by United Nations Environmen...

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Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

Nationwide lockdown- A mantra to heal the Nature?

March 30, 2020

With the entire nation locked down in the fight against a deadly virus, several reports of clean air, reduced pollution levels and threatened species re-emerging have surfaced. Is a pandemic the only way nature can heal? Painted in the shades of light blue, the sky of Delhi is ma...

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Kem chho, planet earth?

Kem chho, planet earth?

February 24, 2020

In the high profile media coverage of the visit of the United States President Donald Trump, that starts today, a number of issues have dominated the headlines. But perhaps the most significant one has escaped the media glare. However, Narendra Modi must ask Trump about climate c...

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