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‘Badly-timed, serious infestation’: Official on locust attack

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2020

With a locust outbreak ravaging parts of western India, a Union Environment Ministry official said on Tuesday that it was a very badly-timed “serious infestation” that has occurred when the country is already in the middle of a pandemic. “Locusts are a regular feature in the...

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Climate Change Might Trigger El Niño-like Pattern Over Indian Ocean by 2050: Study

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2020

Global warming continues to impact the weather patterns across the world in myriad ways. Now, a new study has revealed that in the upcoming years the Indian Ocean will experience an unprecedented increase in the sea temperature due to global warming. The warming could be so...

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1.2 bn Indians will live in places as hot as Sahara if emissions not curbed

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2020

More than 1.2 billion people in India would live in places as hot as the Sahara within 50 years if the greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. Overall, home to one-third of the world’s population will become as hot as the desert. This was brought to the fore in the latest...

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Govt to do away with mandatory washing of coal for thermal power units

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2020

The Centre is planning to do away with the mandatory requirement of washing of coal before it is transported to thermal power stations. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in a discussion note, suggested that coal washing should be done away with...

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Another scientist writes to govt, warns about climate change impact in Dibang Valley over hydro projects

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2020

Another scientist studying rivers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley has warned the government about climate change-induced natural hazards that hydropower dams may not be able to withstand. Chintan Sheth’s letter to the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union ministry...

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UNDP teams up with Indian government to boost coastal resilience

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2020

India is one of 27 countries that will be worst affected by rising sea levels due to global warming and the 60 million-plus people living on the country’s coasts will bear the brunt, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The UN body which works to...

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Fall in emissions spurred by lockdown unlikely to last in the long run

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

Climate change remains a grave threat despite the reduction in emissions witnessed during the covid-19 lockdown and failure to step up climate action could harm humans, the ecosystem, and economies for centuries, scientists have warned The reduction in emissions because of...

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Airbus to support France and India climate change monitor with TRISHNA

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 21, 2020

The French space agency (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, CNES) has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the development and manufacture of the thermal infrared instrument for the TRISHNA satellite. TRISHNA (Thermal infraRed Imaging Satellite for High...

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Wildlife destruction 'not a slippery slope but a series of cliff edges'

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

Wildlife species will die out and natural ecosystems collapse in the near future if the climate crisis goes unchecked, scientists have warned, as new research shows that the natural world is at far greater risk from climate breakdown than previously thought. Catastrophe could...

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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching: Scientists

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 8, 2020

ustralia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world's largest living organism. James Cook University professor Terry Hughes said a...

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