• African countries are fighting an addiction
    • African countries are fighting an addiction
    • African countries are fighting an addiction

      Africa is the only continent that imports more food than it produces. Down To Earth brings ground report from 10 African countries to assess …

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    • Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar: study
    • Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar: study
    • Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar: study

      The corals in the Gulf of Mannar suffered severe losses during the global coral bleaching event that occurred between March and October 2016, …

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    • Blue economy at risk
    • Blue economy at risk
    • Blue economy at risk

      Even as West Africa struggles to plug rampant illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, rising sea surface temperature poses new challenges

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    • BASIC ministers pledge support for robust and fair rule book on Paris Agreement
    • BASIC ministers pledge support for robust and fair rule book on Paris Agreement
    • BASIC ministers pledge support for robust and fair rule book on Paris Agreement

      They stress on the need for a comprehensive and party-driven negotiating text by Bangkok intersession in September 2018

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    • Europe, Central Asia need to tackle poverty, climate change to be hunger-free
    • Europe, Central Asia need to tackle poverty, climate change to be hunger-free
    • Europe, Central Asia need to tackle poverty, climate change to be hunger-free

      Support smallholders, family farmers to reduce poverty, says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at a regional conference in Russia

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    • An infectious spread
    • An infectious spread
    • An infectious spread

      The impact of climate change on the spread of diseases in Africa is well established but there is little data available for action

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    • Darjeeling tea faces climate risk
    • Darjeeling tea faces climate risk
    • Darjeeling tea faces climate risk

      The West Bengal State Climate Action Plan expressed concern over reduced productivity of Darjeeling tea due to increase in extended drought periods

      READ MORE 17 May 2018
    • Extreme weather, land-use change drive animal movement
    • Extreme weather, land-use change drive animal movement
    • Extreme weather, land-use change drive animal movement

      A recent study says that land-use change interacts with climate to determine species redistribution

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    • Parties differ on features of nationally determined contributions under Paris deal
    • Parties differ on features of nationally determined contributions under Paris deal
    • Parties differ on features of nationally determined contributions under Paris deal

      While some Parties are emphasisng the need to focus on existing features of NDCs, others are calling for new features

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    • Scientists confirm massive retreat of Pindari glacier
    • Scientists confirm massive retreat of Pindari glacier
    • Scientists confirm massive retreat of Pindari glacier

      Indian scientists have confirmed and tracked the retreat—over 3kms—of an important Himalayan glacier, attributing it to climate change,…

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    • India has warmed rapidly in the past 70 years: study
    • India has warmed rapidly in the past 70 years: study
    • India has warmed rapidly in the past 70 years: study

      Global warming is manifesting itself over parts of India in the maximum temperatures observed during the warm pre-monsoon period

      READ MORE 15 May 2018
    • US scraps CO2 monitoring programme that doesn’t cost more than a battle tank
    • US scraps CO2 monitoring programme that doesn’t cost more than a battle tank
    • US scraps CO2 monitoring programme that doesn’t cost more than a battle tank

      NASA's Carbon Monitoring System provides data on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon stocks to help countries evaluate their progress towards …

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    • Bonn climate meet concludes with little progress on issues 
    • Bonn climate meet concludes with little progress on issues 
    • Bonn climate meet concludes with little progress on issues 

      With Parties differing on their fundamental stances, creation of a robust and fair Paris climate rule book looks like a tough task

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    • Bonn climate meet ends amid concern over lack of urgency in accelerating negotiations
    • Bonn climate meet ends amid concern over lack of urgency in accelerating negotiations
    • Bonn climate meet ends amid concern over lack of urgency in accelerating negotiations

      While the Bonn meet was packed with hundreds of parallel meetings, progress on readying a text for COP 24 has been slow

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    • Bavarian glaciers shrinking ‘rapidly’, says study
    • Bavarian glaciers shrinking ‘rapidly’, says study
    • Bavarian glaciers shrinking ‘rapidly’, says study

      Four out of five glaciers could disappear entirely within the next twenty years, it warns

      READ MORE 08 May 2018
    • Six months after including agriculture in climate negotiations, Parties agree on roadmap
    • Six months after including agriculture in climate negotiations, Parties agree on roadmap
    • Six months after including agriculture in climate negotiations, Parties agree on roadmap

      Over the next two and half years, the negotiating group will meet five times to discuss and prepare reports on the work required for each of the …

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    • New normal: series of intense, widespread storms in less than a week; 19 states brace for more
    • New normal: series of intense, widespread storms in less than a week; 19 states brace for more
    • New normal: series of intense, widespread storms in less than a week; 19 states brace for more

      Unusually high temperature has aided such intense storms across the country, indicating more turbulent days ahead

      READ MORE 07 May 2018
    • The race is on to decarbonize the 50,000-plus ships that carry our stuff around the world
    • The race is on to decarbonize the 50,000-plus ships that carry our stuff around the world
    • The race is on to decarbonize the 50,000-plus ships that carry our stuff around the world

      International shipping produces as much CO2 as aircraft. Here’s what we can do about that

      READ MORE 04 May 2018
    • Suva Expert Dialogue: Parties fail to present new ideas on tackling climate impacts
    • Suva Expert Dialogue: Parties fail to present new ideas on tackling climate impacts
    • Suva Expert Dialogue: Parties fail to present new ideas on tackling climate impacts

      The two-day dialogue on loss and damage could not move beyond stating the obvious and raising concerns over roadblocks

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    • Bonn climate meet: developed nations stonewall discussion on climate financing
    • Bonn climate meet: developed nations stonewall discussion on climate financing
    • Bonn climate meet: developed nations stonewall discussion on climate financing

      Developed countries, including US, were seen obstructing an attempt by the Africa group to submit a draft decision on climate financing

      READ MORE 03 May 2018
    • India is under the weather: extreme events expand footprints
    • India is under the weather: extreme events expand footprints
    • India is under the weather: extreme events expand footprints

      From cloudburst in Himachal, dust storms in Rajasthan and UP to lightning in Andhra Pradesh and devastating rainfall in Haryana and Punjab, freak …

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    • Intense dust storm catches Rajasthan, UP unawares
    • Intense dust storm catches Rajasthan, UP unawares
    • Intense dust storm catches Rajasthan, UP unawares

      Local authorities say that the death toll due to the dust storm is expected to rise

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    • Role of Western disturbances in freak weather events
    • Role of Western disturbances in freak weather events
    • Role of Western disturbances in freak weather events

      Scientists reason why the beneficial weather phenomenon has become increasingly disastrous

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    • Pakistani city may have experienced “highest-ever” April temperature measured on Earth
    • Pakistani city may have experienced “highest-ever” April temperature measured on Earth
    • Pakistani city may have experienced “highest-ever” April temperature measured on Earth

      Nawabshah, in Sindh, registered a sweltering 50.2 degree Celsius on April 30

      READ MORE 03 May 2018