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Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change

Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast […]

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Is the government in a pre-election haste to revamp environmental laws?

It is the final leg of the current Indian government’s tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the country’s environmental laws that govern its forests, fragile coasts, precious wildlife and manage the […]

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Rising sea levels could cost USD 14 trillion worldwide annually

Rising sea levels could cost USD 14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, say scientists who warn that failing to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius will lead to dire global economic consequences. The researchers from UK National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) also found that upper-middle income countries such as China would see the largest increase […]

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Raise irrigated area to protect country from climate change risks: Arvind Subramanian

There is a need to increase the percentage of irrigated land to protect the country from vulnerabilities of climate change, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said. The prime minister’s push on renewal energy, which India has embraced wholeheartedly, shows that the government is committed to climate change, he said at the report release of the […]

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Environment Ministry discusses application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents

A meeting with expert institutions was held in the Environment Ministry on Monday to discuss application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents and improve the overall air quality management framework. The expert institutions included Satellite Application Centre (SAC) of ISRO, Department of Science &Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical […]

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Indian Railways to become ‘net zero carbon emitter’ by 2030: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways will become a “net zero” carbon emitter by 2030, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said. Speaking at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Railway Board, Goyal said that the national transporter was going green in a big way. “With the current action plans on anvil for […]

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Global Warming can be limited to 1.5 C by improving everyday activities: Study

Global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius by improving the energy efficiency of our everyday activities such as travel, indoor heating and device use, according to a study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study shows that dramatic improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities can raise living standards in the […]

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Major environmental problems facing India

India, the global host of World Environment Day being observed on Tuesday, continues to grapple with several environmental issues like air and water pollution, and those related to plastic and solid waste management, which demand swift action to protect nature. India’s top environment watchdog National Green Tribunal, which has been a hub of environmental litigations […]

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“Beat Plastic Pollution” Not Merely a Slogan, India Means Business”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Urging all stakeholders at the national and international level to work towards betterment of environment, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that “Beat Plastic Pollution” is not merely a slogan, but India means business about it. He also added that environment protection is not merely a technical, but […]

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