Environment

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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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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Australian bush fires

Australian bush fires

February 5, 2020

Will the unprecedented bushfires in Australia force the government and people to face the fact of hazards that climate change can inflict on them and others?

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Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy...

February 2, 2020

Hailing from a spiritual family, living in a small village in Maharashtra, but equipped with an engineering degree from a reputed college, professor Vishwanath Karad, a leading educationist, has integrated spirituality, science and sustainability with the object of promoting inte...

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CO2 emission from transport-related tourism, a threat: report

CO2 emission from transport-related tourism, a thr...

December 5, 2019

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3 pc of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5 pc in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as touri...

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