Down To Earth recaps the primary environment, health and developmental news from the week just gone by
It was a happening week in the world of environment, both in India and the world. Here are Down To Earth’s top 10 green stories on the week that was:
Himachal Pradesh, one of the largest producers of apples in India, could see its apple production reduce by half this year due to erratic, extreme and inclement weather.
Three people died and 20 were missing when a landslide struck Gaurikund on the route to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. The incident once again raised questions about disaster preparedness in the Himalayan state.
The sovereign credit rating of 59 countries, including India, could plummet and corporate debt worldwide could rise over the next decade if emissions are not reduced, according to a new research.
Slovenia, a part of the former Yugoslavia, suffered its worst natural disaster since its independence in 1991. Extreme floods caused by torrential rains in affected two-thirds of the country.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) issued its first ‘extinction alert’ on August 7, 2023 on the vaquita porpoise, of which only 10 individuals survive in the Gulf of California or Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
Sowing reduced by 2.1 million hectares (mha) this year compared to 2021 though figures have improved due to rains in the second half of July, according to data from the Union Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
The cost of making a thali (platter) at home increased significantly for the third consecutive month, according to analytical company Crisil.
Even as a fourth of the cheetahs brought to India in September 2022 have died, cheetah expert Vincent van der Merwe said all is not lost and the “complex” Project Cheetah could still be successful.
Leaders from eight countries across the Amazon failed to agree on the goal to protect the rainforest at the ongoing Amazon Summit organised by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization.
EG.5, a descendent of the Omicron lineage of XBB.1.9.2, was designated a variant of interest (VOI) after risk evaluation by the World Health Organization on August 10, 2023.
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