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How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Biodiversity loss is a disturbing threat with few parallels. Of the nine greatest threats …

Less ice, more rain... Why a new Arctic climate can be a global watershed

Global warming has dramatically changed the region’s climate, adding a rainy season …

This summer was the hottest on record for the northern hemisphere, says NOAA

Planet Earth suffers third-hottest three-month season and second-warmest August, according …

Book Digest: Tracking climate change, internal displacements, COVID-19 fury and more

From counting the costs of global consumption to national urban policy development efforts, …

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says

The report found while greenhouse gas emissions declined slightly in 2020 due to COVID-19, …

Record number of low pressure systems a cause of August floods

Even though they account for 44 per cent of monsoon rainfall, these systems and their …

Global Eco Watch: BSF seized 2,800 kg of Bangladeshi hilsa being smuggled into India since February

Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology

Book Digest: Tracking COVID-19 damage to international politics, Indian economy reforms and more

From stories of climate crisis to illegal wildlife trade in China, DTE tracks new, …

Climate change can affect malaria transmission patterns in Africa: Study

Much of the subsequent increase in malaria transmission could be realised by 2041-2070,…

Antarctica, Greenland ice sheet melting matches worst-case climate change scenarios: Study

Ice sheets lose ice at rates predicted by worst-case scenarios estimated in the last report …

NASA maps trace causes of global mangrove habitat loss

While overall mangrove habitat loss declined between 2000 and 2016, losses from …

Flash droughts hit nearly 15% rice, maize areas in 1951-2018 monsoons: Study

At least 39 flash droughts occurred in 1951-2018; 82% occurred during the monsoon …

Extreme weather: Understanding birds’ response can help conservation efforts

All birds respond differently to different extreme weather events; long- and short-…

Biochar application can help Ghana’s smallholder farmers fight back climate change: Study

New research shows biochar application is more effective in promoting cowpea growth and …

Disaster strikes Bengal’s Mousuni island third time in 10 months

Recent breach in embankments follow the devastatations caused by cyclones Amphan, Bulbul

Fashion needs to ditch fossil fuels in supply chain. A new report shows the way

The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions, more than …

An Indian was the first to scientifically document a tornado’s path: Study

Babu ChunderSikur Chatterjee’s paper was the earliest record of a tornado’…

Did Death Valley just hit the highest temperature recorded ever

The all-time highest temeparature ever was recorded more than a century ago, but that …

A third of US reels under drought

Likely to experience dry spell till at least October 

Expect a wet September, late monsoon withdrawal due to La Niña

There is a 50-55% chance for the development of La Niña condition in the equatorial …

COVID-19 has caused humanity’s ecological footprint to contract by 3 weeks

Earth Overshoot Day this year is on August 22, much later than July 29 last year

Arctic sea ice is melting faster than ever: Study

The study also showed that the September of 2018 was the third warmest on record