Environmental challenges: Desperate crises but also opportunity for inclusion
The Centre for Science and Environment has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2018. Here is the …
These celebrities cause 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person
There is an insane disparity in carbon emissions between the rich and the poor
On climate, focus on what Putin does, not what he says
The Russian president's backyard has literally been on fire
Another grim climate report on oceans: What will it take to address the compounding problems?
Rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions must be achieved across institutional boundaries
UNCCD COP14: Experts stress the need to assess long-term drought impacts
World Bank, Water Global Practices release framework to assess benefits of proactive action vis-à-vis drought
Local govts must be empowered to act against desertification: Developing nations
Lack of power devolution between state and local governments exacerbates the problem of degradation, say experts
जग बीती: जिसने पहुंचाया नुकसान, वही उठाएगा फायदा
Cold desert regions need special attention: Experts
The expanse of deserts in these regions appears to be growing because of progressive melting of glaciers due to climate change
Agriculture, food security and livestock in southern Africa most vulnerable to climate hazards: FAO
Cyclone Idai alone destroyed crops over 0.78 million hectares in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, highlighted the UN agency’s recent report &…
Accelerating climate change threatens animals’ ability to adapt
Rising global temperatures will negatively impact numerous species vital to function of the natural world
Ursula Von der Leyen: why controversial choice for EU top job may actually have been the right one
She promises to put carbon neutrality into law during first 100 days and to propose legislation to enforce a “fair minimum wage” in …
Drought watch: Is there any monsoon effect?
A deficit in July rainfall has been associated with six of India’s worst droughts between 1877 and 2005
How to deal with extreme heat: Move beyond emergency mode
In an era of global warming, if India’s cities are to continue as centres for economic opportunities, they will have to move away from …
UK on track to be first G7 country to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050
The Climate Change Act, 2008 will be amended on June 12 in Parliament, as advised by the Committee on Climate Change
Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean
A warmer Arctic could disrupt ocean circulation and global weather systems, while permafrost will continue to thaw, potentially releasing …
Is climate change affecting the migrations of Kashmir’s pastoralists?
With summer coming early to Jammu this year, Gujjars and Bakerwals started migrating to higher pastures early only to find the snows had still …
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महात्मा गांधी ने कहा था कि हम जैसी दुनिया देखना चाहते हैं, उसी हिसाब से हमें खुद को ढालना होगा। आज की दुनिया में ...
Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety
The variety can withstand salt concentration of up to 200 micromole per litre
'Natural disasters are shaped by social and economic inequality'
Down To Earth speaks to historian Ben Kingsbury, who, in his book An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876, says natural disasters are …
How water flows across continents
Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs has created graphic maps of watersheds across the world. His works can be found here.
Haze may be contributing to warming in South Asia: study
The warming, in turn, could be the reason behind the reduction in the monsoon in the past few decades
Study sheds light on functioning of global river-based ecosystems
Around 153 researchers from 40 countries worked on the paper, which shows how climatic factors that govern decomposition rates are increasingly …
Despite intense rainfall, world’s water supply is decreasing
Study finds that drying of soil due to rise in temperatures is not letting much water reach rivers and reservoirs
Climate talks, at snail's pace
Heat is on: 2019 on track to become hottest year ever
El Nino, or the unusual warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, will further add to the already warming temperatures