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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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COP25 climate summit opens in Madrid; Paris pact, multilateralism in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. The opening ceremony began with a warning from...

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UN report: India on track to meeting greenhouse gas emissions target

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

Global emissions of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for global warming, are growing rather than declining as they should. Even if all countries meet the unconditional commitments they made at the Paris conference in 2015, GHG emissions will be way more than what they...

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ACC Commences Initiative to Dispose Modern-Day Ravana ‘Plastic Waste’ to Support the “Swachhata Hi Seva” Mission

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

ACC, one of India’s foremost producers of cement and ready mix concrete, is playing a lead role in the “Swachhata Hi Seva” (SHS) 2019 mission of the government – a countrywide awareness and mobilisation campaign with special focus on plastic waste awareness and management....

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India to gradually replace coal with renewable energy'

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Reduction of coal consumption is not a one-day process and India has a long-term plan to gradually replace coal with renewable energy, a top environment ministry official said on Monday. Union Environment Secretary C K Mishra said coal based plants will continue using coal...

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Climate change will cripple economies regardless of countries' wealth: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2019

Climate change will damage the economies of countries whether they are rich or poor, hot or cold by the year 2100, economists said in a new report, dispelling the notion that impoverished, warm...

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Rapid Urbanisation and Deforestation are Warming up the State of Odisha, finds study

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2019

It is no secret that the planet's temperature is increasing. If it continues unabated, India will be among one of the worst-hit countries with frequent floods and droughts. Most parts of...

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Himalayan Glaciers melting at accelerated pace - study

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 20, 2019

Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across...

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Erratic weather boosts energy demand, denting climate goals

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2019

Extreme temperatures around the globe drove a sharp acceleration in energy demand and carbon emissions last year, oil giant BP said on Tuesday, issuing a stark warning that the world risks...

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Bengal tigers may not survive climate change, UN report finds

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2019

Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world's last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study. The cats are among 500,000 land species...

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