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Extreme weather risk high despite Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement saw nearly all the countries in the world set an aspirational target of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius.

published on : 15th February 2018

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

More than half the water in the same basin is undrinkable and unusable for irrigation due to elevated salt and arsenic levels, according to a recent study.

published on : 13th February 2018

US President Trump to pull nomination of top environmental adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White was announced last October as Trump's choice to chair the Council on Environmental Quality.

published on : 4th February 2018

PM Modi addresses plenary session of World Economic Forum, says climate change, terrorism grave concerns

Modi mentioned that India's GDP has increased more than 6-time from the last time an Indian PM had attended the World Economic Forum in 1997.

published on : 23rd January 2018

Tamil Nadu gathering data on climate change-prone areas for the web

Mapping vulnerable places in the state will help build vibrant and dynamic knowledge system which in turn will lead to more effective sharing of information.

published on : 23rd January 2018

After year of Donald Trump, world order strained but not broken

Donald Trump came to office threatening to tear up trade deals, extort payment from US military allies, end the Iran nuclear accord and build a wall on America's southern border.

published on : 19th January 2018

India major global player in fighting climate change, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

India has taken on a major leadership role in fighting climate change when others are failing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

published on : 13th January 2018

New York unveils plans for fossil fuel divestment

New York announced plans Wednesday to divest billions of dollars in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension fund and seek billions in damages from oil companies.

published on : 10th January 2018

Adopt simple methods to conserve environment: Prakash Javadekar

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday emphasised on adopting simpler steps to protect and conserve the environment.

published on : 6th January 2018

How climate change may transform taste of wines

Climate change may cause popular wines to taste different, forcing winemakers to plant lesser- known grape varieties to counteract some of the effects of global warming.

published on : 3rd January 2018

Global warming of two degrees may up drought, wildfires

Drought severity has been increasing across the Mediterranean, southern Africa, and the eastern coast of Australia over the course of the 20th Century.

published on : 2nd January 2018

'Could use a little global warming': As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science

Trump, 71, has dismissed global warming as a Chinese hoax, vowed to quit the 2015 Paris accord and tapped fossil fuel allies to key environmental posts.

published on : 29th December 2017

From Catalonia crisis to Paradise Paper leaks: Events that shook the world in 2017

Here is the list of prominent events that defined the global politics in 2017.

published on : 28th December 2017

2017: Despite ‘Trump effect', global momentum on climate change gains

Environmental advocates believe that, amidst the shadow of the US decision, 2017 has seen progress in new climate action.

published on : 25th December 2017

World's biggest miner BHP to exit global coal body over climate change policy

BHP has been reviewing its industry group memberships to see if their stances align with its view that climate change must be tackled through emissions reductions and the use of renewable energy.

published on : 19th December 2017
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