flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand flash flood: Study identifies causes, issues stern warning

A study says better monitoring and an early warning system could have reduced human losses in the flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand. Read more »
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Scrappage policy: A big business opportunity awaits India

For its scrappage policy, India needs to draw from global best practices as well as from studies conducted by environment ministry and ARAI. Read more »
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Silver lining: Covid-19 injects urgency into climate action

Governments offer economic packages and tax incentives to address the climate change amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the resultant economic crisis. Read more »
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Cutting food waste key to achieving zero hunger by 2030

The world generated around 931 million tonnes of food waste in 2019, of which 61% was from households, 26% in food service and 13% from retail trade, reveals the Food Waste Index... Read more »
India's $5 trillion economy plan faces climate change risk

India’s $5 trillion economy plan runs into Rs 7,14,000 crore climate change risk

There is a growing global demand for climate-friendly products that presents a huge opportunity for companies willing to invest in action against climate change. Read more »
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Climate change: Green infrastructure key to keeping temperatures low in cities

The study by scientists at the University of Illinois establishes that humidity plays an important role in creating warmer climate in cities. Read more »
India's $5 trillion economy plan faces climate change risk

Bankrolling global climate action in the time of Covid-19

Given the fragmented nature of climate finance architecture, more guidance will be needed by poor countries to navigate this landscape. Read more »
Impact of global warming and climate change

Climate change: The fight must start with better ocean data

The data technology is incredibly useful for driving innovation as it provides real-time information in actionable forms. Read more »
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World Soil Day: UN calls for checking biodiversity loss

The loss of biodiversity is a huge problem threatening the very existence of life on earth. Read more »

Nasa research quantifies fall in air pollution due to Covid-19 pandemic

The study used computer models to establish that the nitrogen dioxide concentrations since February were lower by around 20%. Read more »