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Study finds shock rise in levels of potent greenhouse gas

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

Efforts to reduce levels of one potent greenhouse gas appear to be failing, according to a study. Scientists had expected to find a dramatic reduction in levels of the hydrofluorocarbon HFC-23 in the atmosphere after India and China, two of the main sources, reported in 2017...

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Sea level rise to impact more population in Asia, including India: Moody’s report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 17, 2020

The rise in sea level due to global warming will impact more people in Asian countries than any other region, Moody’s said in a report on the consequences of this inevitability and credit risk to such sovereign nations. Stating that Sovereigns in Asia, Middle East and North...

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2019 capped world’s hottest decade in recorded history

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, driven by an acceleration of temperature increases in the past five years, according to data released Wednesday.

The findings, released jointly by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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India's fight against air pollution could increase greenhouse gas emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India’s fight against deadly air pollution may come with an unintended consequence: increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Government-mandated pollution control devices for coal-fired power plants, which reduce deadly sulfur-dioxide pollution, could also boost carbon...

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Warm Indo-Pacific pool altering global rainfall patterns, reveals study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

A warm water pool in the Indo-Pacific Ocean that influences rainfall in many parts of the world, including India, is adding a ‘California’ to its size every year. In the process, it is slowly but steadily altering rainfall patterns in many regions, a study led by an Indian...

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Climate Transparency Review Warns All G20 Countries Need to Increase NDC Ambition

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Climate Transparency has released the 2019 ‘Brown to Green’ report, an annual review of climate action by the Group of 20 (G20). The report analyzes G20 country mitigation, adaptation and finance measures, and assesses where G20 countries are in relation to 1.5°C benchmarks....

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Air pollution claimed over 5 lakh lives in India in 2016: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 15, 2019

More than five lakh people died prematurely in India in 2016 due to dangerous levels of outdoor air pollution and over 97,000 of the them died after being exposed to pollutants from coal burning, a new report revealed on Thursday. The Lancet Countdown 2019 on health and...

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Tata AIA Life Insurance goes from protecting people’s future to protecting the environment too

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Addressing environmental concerns stemming from global warming, Tata AIA Life Insurance has taken concrete steps to combat it through a new initiative called Rakshakaran Hero. This aligns with Tata AIA Life Insurance philosophy of ‘protection’ that secures people’s future....

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Investing in climate adaptation can stimulate trillions in benefits

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Unless you are the President of the United States or some such exalted position that allows you to be out of touch with reality, it is really impossible for sane and rational people to ignore the impending impact of climate change. Because it is not really impending anymore....

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Unite technology and tradition to solve water crisis in Chennai: Experts

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2019

There is no single or final solution to Chennai’s water crisis. This emerged on day one of the TOI water conclave where experts, officials and activists engaged in discussion and debate to find...

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