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Scorched earth: Why Lahaul is on the precipice of a climate crisis
Opinion

Scorched earth: Why Lahaul is on the precipice of a climate crisis

The Lahaul region in Himachal Pradesh is witnessing soaring temperatures this year, and this threatens to jeopardise its agriculture and traditional way of life

Situation in Ukraine 'very worrisome': Narendra Modi at virtual meeting with President Joe Biden
India

Situation in Ukraine 'very worrisome': Narendra Modi at virtual meeting with President Joe Biden

A readout by the White House said Modi and Biden discussed the 'destabilising impacts of Russia's war against Ukraine, with a particular focus on global food supply'.

2021 fifth warmest year in India since 1901, says India Meteorological Department
India

2021 fifth warmest year in India since 1901, says India Meteorological Department

As per the weather agency, the country also reported 1,750 deaths due to extreme weather events such as floods, cyclonic storms, heavy rain, landslides, lightning, among others, during the year

Climate risks will be irreversible even if world manages to limital global warming to 1.5C says UNEP report
World

Climate risks will be irreversible even if world manages to limital global warming to 1.5C says UNEP report

The report suggests that governments use the fiscal recovery from the pandemic to prioritise interventions that achieve both economic growth and climate change resilience.

To sensitise students about climate change, overhaul environment education in Indian schools
India

To sensitise students about climate change, overhaul environment education in Indian schools

Developing self-reliance through environmental education in students requires an active engagement with local communities that have adopted sustainable practices over generation

Modi meets Nepal counterpart Deuba in Glasgow; bilateral ties, COVID-19, climate change discussed
World

Modi meets Nepal counterpart Deuba in Glasgow; bilateral ties, COVID-19, climate change discussed

The meeting between Modi and Sher Bahadur Deuba took place after the former launched the Initiative for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) for developing infrastructure of small island nations

COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow
World

COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow

Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide

Amnesty urges immediate relief for famine-hit Madagascar amid severe drought
World

Amnesty urges immediate relief for famine-hit Madagascar amid severe drought

More than a million people on the country's parched southern tip are on the brink of famine and some are already dying, the rights watchdog said, as it has been hit by the worst drought in four decades

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt
World

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt

Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.

COP26: Climate change tipping points are keeping scientists on their toes - Everything you need to know
World

COP26: Climate change tipping points are keeping scientists on their toes - Everything you need to know

In most cases, reversing the changes set in motion would be beyond the grasp of humanity for many generations, if not millennia.

48 countries most vulnerable to climate change effects laid out demands for richer nations ahead of COP26
World

48 countries most vulnerable to climate change effects laid out demands for richer nations ahead of COP26

The group also called for governments to update their emissions goals at each annual climate summit, something rich countries currently only do every five years.

Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action
News & Analysis

Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action

Greenidge Generation runs its own power plant to produce about 44 megawatts to run 15,300 computer servers which is enough to power more than 35,000 homes.

World's internet addiction comes at a costs to the climate but it can be a solution to the climate crisis
News & Analysis

World's internet addiction comes at a costs to the climate but it can be a solution to the climate crisis

Among the many items on the COP26 agenda, countries are preparing a roadmap for using artificial intelligence (AI) to fight climate change.

WHO sets higher, tougher bar for air quality; updates guidelines for the first time in 15 years
World

WHO sets higher, tougher bar for air quality; updates guidelines for the first time in 15 years

Air pollution 'is now recognized as the single biggest environmental threat to human health' said Dr. Dorota Jarosinska, WHO Europe program manager for living and working environments

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers
World

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers

Larger-scale efforts to spread water more equitably have been uneven. Along the Deschutes River, where every drop is accounted for, many farmers worry that if they lease their water rights, even temporarily, they may not get them back

How much will our oceans warm and sea levels rise this century?
World

How much will our oceans warm and sea levels rise this century?

About 90 percent of the excess heat energy in the climate system over the past 50 years is stored in the ocean and only about one percent in the warming atmosphere

US President Biden to host in-person Quad Summit on 24 Sept, Narendra Modi to attend
India

US President Biden to host in-person Quad Summit on 24 Sept, Narendra Modi to attend

Leaders of the four countries — India, Australia, Japan and the USA — would discuss promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific, addressing the climate crisis and deepening their ties

Climate change is coming for your snacks: Why do repeated drought threaten dried fruits and veggies?
World

Climate change is coming for your snacks: Why do repeated drought threaten dried fruits and veggies?

Drier conditions can affect the quality of fruit and vegetables at a cellular level, making them harder to process into dried foods

Joe Biden to host in-person Quad Summit at White House on 24 September, Narendra Modi to attend
World

Joe Biden to host in-person Quad Summit at White House on 24 September, Narendra Modi to attend

The Quad summit will take place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the resource-rich South China Sea