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Twenty-two states sue Donald Trump administration over carbon rule replacement

The petition filed in a federal appellate court in Washington calls for the rule to be vacated. The petitioners argue that the EPA`s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which it finalized in June, will not curb rising carbon emissions from power plants and will prolong the operation of dirtier coal plants.

Aug 14, 2019, 00:25 AM IST

Eat less meat, reduce food waste and you'll help save Earth: UN

Food waste and meat consumption are big contributors to global warming, with food waste producing between 8% and 10% and livestock 14.5 per cent of global emissions, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 

Aug 09, 2019, 08:09 AM IST

Land under pressure from humans, climate change: IPCC report

"Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system. We did this through many contributions from experts and governments worldwide," said IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

World in race to avoid climate catastrophe, says Guterres

Citing the shattering of temperature records in New Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world is in "the race of our lives and for our lives" to avoid a climate change catastrophe.

Aug 02, 2019, 15:51 PM IST

Goa ropes in NABARD subsidiary for climate change study

Government has engaged NABARD Consultancy Services for the preparation of the State Action Plan for Climate Change in Goa.

Aug 01, 2019, 15:21 PM IST

Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Temperature rise by 2050 could increase suicide rates by 1.4 per cent in the US and 2.3 per cent in Mexico.

Jul 29, 2019, 18:28 PM IST

India will overachieve Paris pact targets by 60%: IEEFA

 The growth in new installed power capacity will lead renewables to generate close to 44 per cent of all electricity consumed in India in 2029-30.

 

Jul 19, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

J&K produces 20,000 tonnes of fish annually

J&K has tremendous potential in the fisheries sector and it can become a modern, world class industry as there is 50,000 hectares of water area in the state.

Jul 19, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

This card game can help you learn about species

Participants who played the Phylo game were not just remembering iconic species like the blue whale and sea otter, but things like phytoplankton, zooplankton and mycorrhizal fungi.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

Great Barrier Reef facing unprecedented challenges

Reefs can recover in given time and the right conditions, but there has been little relief from disturbances in recent years to allow significant recovery to occur.

Jul 11, 2019, 17:51 PM IST

Education institutions declare climate emergency

Talks about a three-point plan that includes going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the latest, mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation, and increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programmes.

Jul 11, 2019, 17:41 PM IST

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

The natural environment is deteriorating at an alarming rate: sea levels are rising; ocean acidification is accelerating; the last four years have been the warmest on record; one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction, and land degradation continues unchecked.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

World governments not doing enough about climate change, time running short: UN

A UN report said that steps to combat climate change can also help in reducing poverty and inequality.

Jul 10, 2019, 07:44 AM IST

'Common glue may help fight climate change'

The researchers cross-linked the polyamine into a solid by using epoxy resin constituting just one-tenth of the mass of the material maximising the CO2-reactive component and avoiding the use of a support.

Jun 20, 2019, 14:02 PM IST

Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study

The study is the latest and perhaps most convincing indication that climate change is eating the Himalayas' glaciers, potentially threatening water supplies for hundreds of millions of people downstream across much of Asia.
 

Jun 20, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

The team studied the effects of climate change on five major crops: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice which make up the vast majority of grain production during the June-to-September monsoon season in India with rice contributing three-quarters of the grain supply for the season.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:20 PM IST

Climate change ups the risk of armed conflict

The research, published in the journal Nature, estimates climate has influenced between three and 20 per cent of armed conflict risk over the last century and that the influence will likely increase dramatically.

Jun 14, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets

In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit to be held on September 23 in New York, Chief Executive Officers are being challenged to set even more ambitious targets for their companies in line with the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which made a compelling case for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Jun 14, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

World's highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

The successful installation aims to break new ground in our monitoring and understanding of climate change as the stations will help continuously monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere, which is critical to tracking and predicting weather patterns around the globe, the statement added.
 

Jun 14, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

Bahrain to ban plastic bags in July

A Ministerial order with respect to the technical regulations for plastic products will come into effect on July 21, 2019, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Wednesday.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:07 PM IST