Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned

Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry. Carmakers should stop developing large, heavy cars and vehicles with combustion engines, the “Exit” consortium said at a press conference on the eve of the […]

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India Will Restore 26 Million Hectares of Degraded Land by 2030

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the High-Level Segment Meeting of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), at Expo Mart, Greater Noida in presence of Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Amina Jane Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General United Nations; Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive […]

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PM Modi wonders if India can become solar power battery hub

Amid his thrust on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing, which can play a major role in the march towards clean energy. He stated this while giving example of mobile phones, saying their popularity increased manifold as the size of their […]

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2000 new fires have started in the Amazon, 48h after government burning ban

Despite of the Brazilian government’s most recent efforts to stop the deforestation of the region new fires continue to crop up in the Amazon forest. According to a report the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE) satellite data shows that in the 48 hours after the Brazilian government’s ban on burning, issued Thursday, there have […]

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Bollywood celebs protest order to cut trees in Aarey for metro

Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor recently joined the protest against the proposed felling of over 2700 trees in Aarey forest to build a metro carshed, terming the decision of the civic body’s Tree Authority “ridiculous”. Several others took to Twitter asking the government to reconsider and reverse it. The Tree Authority of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation […]

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Delhi needs 65 per cent cut in pollution level to meet air quality standards: CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released new results from its on-going analysis of air quality trends in Delhi to highlight Delhi’s struggle with air pollution and what it takes to tame and control pollution. After the initiation of comprehensive clean air action plan and graded response action plan, there are early signs of stabilisation […]

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Climate change affects floods in Europe

Overflowing rivers can cause enormous damage: Worldwide, the annual damage caused by river floods is estimated at over 100 billion dollars — and it continues to rise. So far it has not been clear how climate change influences the magnitude of river floods. There were no apparent patterns. Austrian flood expert Prof. Günter Blöschl from […]

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York sailing through Atlantic

The teen Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has finally arrived in New York on Wednesday sailing through the Atlantic for the United Nations Climate Action Summit. The 16 years old activist Greta Thunberg tweeted “We have anchored off Coney Island – clearing customs and immigration.” she is expected to come ashore in Manhattan in the afternoon. […]

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Collaboration with India on climate action is quite important: UN official

The collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit said. “The contribution, collaboration with India is also quite important, being one of the major emitters. Prime Minister Modi met only […]

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Scientists designs new materials to enhance natural gas storage, reduce global warming

Scientists have designed plastic-based materials that can effectively store natural gas. The materials can not only make large-scale, cost-effective, and safe natural gas storage possible, but further hold a strong promise for combating global warming, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal ‘Natural Energy’. Natural gas (predominantly methane) is a clean energy […]

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