plastic waste pollution on the rise

1.3 trillion tonnes of plastic waste to be dumped by 2040

At least 710 million tonnes of plastic will be generated even if governments take concerted action to reduce waste, say researchers from University of Leeds. Read more »
global warming leads to climate crisis

Global warming to test 1.5C limit set by Paris Agreement

Annual mean global temperature in the next five years may be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Read more »
Alps turning pink

Environmentalists see red over pink ice in Italian Alps

The watermelon snow is caused by algae that is commonly found in the Dark Zone of Greenland. Read more »
climate change, global warming and air pollution

Different strokes: Decoupling government policy on air pollution and climate change

Can same policy measures address the twin challenges of air pollution and climate change effectively? A new study provides the answer. Read more »
Coal-based power plant in India

India’s coal mining reforms: One step forward, two steps back

Cheap thermal power is now a myth as continuous renewable energy has become more is more competitive now. Read more »
snow cover over Arctic ice

NASA maps to help measure snow cover over Arctic ice

The new maps will help scientists with routine, widespread data to detect variations throughout the year. Read more »
Covid vs climate change

Fall in CO2 emissions not enough to stop climate change

The fall in air and water pollution due to the lockdown is a temporary phenomenon and should not prompt the world to lower the guard in the fight against climate change. Read more »
Yamuna New Delhi coronavirus lockdown impact

Cleaning of the Yamuna will need a war-like effort

Lockdown has given Yamuna a fresh lease of life, but things will be back to normal once the restrictions are lifted. Read more »
using data to combat Covid-19

Four lessons from Covid-19 for fight against climate crisis

The coronavirus outbreak will result in a deeper understanding of the ties that bind humanity, and help the world in its fight against climate change. Read more »
Arctic ozone layer

Huge ozone hole over Arctic baffles scientists

Three times the area of Greenland, the ozone hole covers most of the central Arctic; no reason to worry yet, say scientists. Read more »