Tags: climate agreement

The moment after Venice council rejected climate change it got flooded

Soon after the bill to tackle climate change was rejected by a regional council in Venice, the Veneto council hall was flooded because of the high tides. This is the first time in 50 years that the Italian city has been severely flooded. According to The Gaurdian, when the climate change bill was being debated […]

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Renewables in the US Midwest would be best for climate impact: Study

Installing wind turbines and solar panels in the U.S. Midwest instead of other parts of the country would deliver the biggest cuts in climate-warming emissions and improvements in public health, according to a study published on Tuesday. The magnitude of benefit from renewable energy depends in part on whether it is displacing coal-fired power plants […]

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GreenMatch Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions by EU Country

Analysing the Progress Towards 2020 GHG Emission Targets In 2007, the EU set targets for each of its member states to reduce overall pollution by 2020. One of the key goals in the 2020 climate and energy package, which was legislated in 2009, is a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap […]

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“Urjavaran” a Conference on Clean and Green Technologies hosted by ISHRAE

ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) recently hosted a unique series of Conferences named as “URJAVARAN” to address global issues related to climate change. Special emphasis was given on Energy Conservation & enhanced Energy Efficiency, and the need for Environmental protection from emissions. The theme for URJAVARAN 2019 is: “Energy, Sustainability […]

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Climate-change activists Disrupt London Rush Hour

Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour. Extinction Rebellion is in the second week of a civil disobedience campaign that has targeted government buildings, an airport and financial institutions such […]

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Researchers finds ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida

Researchers have discovered two strains of ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene — a key component in Single-Use […]

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Aarey protest: Conditional bail for 29 protesters

A sessions court in Mumbai on Sunday granted bail to 29 protesters arrested over the last two days on charges of allegedly obstructing and assaulting police personnel on duty during protests against felling of trees at Aarey Colony. Additional sessions court judge H C Shende of the holiday court ordered their release on certain conditions […]

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HC dismisses petitions on Aarey, says ‘greens have failed’

“The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv […]

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Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental “apocalypse”. “To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel,” XR said on its website ahead […]

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UN-OHRLLS, IRENA to Support Renewable Energy Growth in World’s Most Climate Vulnerable Countries

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have recently underscored their commitment to strengthen cooperation aimed at advancing renewable energy in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island […]

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