India-Norway agreement on climate crisis.

India, Norway vow to clear oceans of plastic litter

Measures to tackle climate change and air pollution present a win-win situation for the countries, says a joint statement. Read more »
Is a mass extinction event on currently?

Climate crisis: 30% plants, animals may go extinct in 50 years

The study by University of Arizona researchers may be the first to assess the extinction patterns using recent climate-related data and the movement of species. Read more »
UN game for climate action

UN launches campaign to assess public opinion on global warming, climate change

The survey will be done through an internet and mobile-based video game in which players act as climate policymakers trying to limit global warming. Read more »
Greenland ice sheet vulnerable to global warming and climate change

Climate change: Indian monsoon among nine tipping points

British website Carbon Brief says changes will be gradual, but the fragile climate and ecological systems could change dramatically and irreversibly. Read more »
Will chinstrap penguins go extinct?

Climate change: Chinstrap penguin population down 77%

The researchers who recorded the dramatic decline in chinstrap population, found a remarkable increase in the population of gentoo penguins. Read more »
Global warming is causing faster winds and ocean currents.

Climate change: Ocean currents are moving faster than earlier

More than two-thirds of the world’s oceans are speeding up, energised by faster winds, says a scientific study. Read more »
Melting of Antarctic ice sheet is a concern

Global warming: Antarctica records hottest day ever

The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed almost 3°C in the last 50 years. The annual loss of ice from the Antarctic ice sheet has jumped at least six-fold since 1979. Read more »
India's renewable energy sector is on an upswing.

7592 MW renewable energy capacity added till December

Rs 36,729 crore investment has been made in renewable energy in the current financial year till December, compared with Rs 40,460 crore in 2018-19. Read more »
Sharad K Jain, Director of National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

River-linking a great idea, but must be done without impacting people, nature

Ken-Betwa is a well-conceived project that will help meet water shortage in drought-prone Bundelkhand region. Read more »
Climate change

WEF report warns of geopolitical tension, climate threat in 2020

World leaders must work closely to address threats to environment, climate, public health and technology systems, says Global Risks Report 2020. Read more »