climate

G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

Scientists say that while it's hard to attribute specific storms to climate change, extreme weather of the kind that caused the flash floods will become more severe and frequent in a warming world.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions at weekend

Across Germany at least 174 people died in the floods, and 31 deaths were reported from neighboring Belgium, taking the total toll to 205.

published on : 22nd July 2021

US says India "remains challenging place" to do business, urges to minimise bureaucratic hurdles

In its report, the State Department said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's first 100 days of its second term were marked by two "controversial" decisions.

published on : 22nd July 2021

China floods: Death toll goes up to 33

The massive floods, described by meteorologists as a once-in-a-lifetime event, has resulted in apocalyptic scenes in Henan and its provincial capital Zhengzhou, a metropolis of 12.6 million.

published on : 22nd July 2021

The need for sustainable development

Humans, as beings with superior intelligence, must protect the earth and not destroy it so that our future generations can live safely but we do the exact opposite.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Red alert for Mumbai, IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall on July 21

The Marathwada region is also expected to receive widespread showers till Thursday and the rain intensity is likely to reduce subsequently, he said.

published on : 21st July 2021

Flood-battered Germany prepares billions to rebuild

'I hope it will be a matter of days,' Chancellor Angela Merkel said, noting that she had met local victims 'left with nothing but the clothes on their backs'.

published on : 21st July 2021

Billionaire space race: The ultimate symbol of capitalism's flawed obsession with growth

. Cast in the garb of late capitalism, prosperity has been captured by the ideology of “growth at all costs”

published on : 21st July 2021

Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more Co2 per passenger than flights

What are the environmental consequences of a space tourism industry likely to be? Bezos boasts his Blue Origin rockets are greener than Branson’s VSS Unity.

published on : 21st July 2021

US democrats to introduce bill to impose tax on imports from countries without climate laws

The import fee will be based on the domestic environmental cost incurred and will initially cover goods that are both carbon-intensive and exposed to trade competition, like aluminum, cement etc.

published on : 20th July 2021

As climate devastation spreads, EU sets a welcome, harder pace

China’s key cites like Beijing and Shanghai are facing hotter and longer summers, and wetter rain months. 

published on : 18th July 2021

World faces a hurricane of humanitarian crises: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said humanitarian needs are outpacing the ability of the United Nations and aid organisations to meet them, 'turbocharged by the COVID-19 pandemic.'

published on : 17th July 2021

Greenland suspends oil exploration because of climate change

Greenland still has four active hydrocarbon exploration licenses, which it is obliged to maintain as long as the licensees are actively exploring. They are held by two small companies.

published on : 16th July 2021

European Union unveils tough climate rules, eyes tax on foreign firms

The proposals by the EU's executive branch, the European Commission, range from the de-facto phasing out of gasoline and diesel cars by 2035 to new national limits on gases from heating buildings.

published on : 14th July 2021

EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

The question is how the EU — known for its staunch defense of open trade — will ensure that the carbon tax will comply with World Trade Organization rules and not be considered a protectionist measure

published on : 14th July 2021
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