climate change

Is there hope for a dying river in Kenya's growing capital?

Nairobi is one of Africa's fastest-growing cities and is struggling to balance the needs of creating jobs and protecting the environment from pollution.

published on : 30th January 2023

Taxes slow India's solar power rollout but boost manufacture

Current cell and module manufacturing capacity in India is around 44 gigawatts per year, just a fraction of what's needed to meet India's renewable aims.

published on : 30th January 2023

Climate change increases human trafficking risks: UN

The continuing war in Ukraine is also another risk factor for increased human trafficking, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report.

published on : 24th January 2023

Climate change: Punjab's cotton, maize yield to dip by 11-13% by 2050, says report

A rise in minimum temperature is harmful to the yield of rice, maize, and cotton. On the contrary, excess minimum temperature is beneficial for potato and wheat yield, it noted.

published on : 23rd January 2023

G-20: Opportunity for developing countries to mainstream climate change agenda: Environmentalists

This is especially so, as three major developing countries including India and Indonesia are part of the grouping.

published on : 21st January 2023

'Climate first': Western subsidies on clean energy risk developing nations' market, says IMF

The EU is considering responding in kind amid fears that the IRA will encourage businesses to move factories and production to the US at a time when it is trying to strengthen its industrial base.

published on : 21st January 2023

Takeaways from Davos 2023: Ukraine, climate, economy

The meeting perennially draws criticism as a hub of power-mongers and money-grubbers seeking to rule the world, and this year was no exception.

published on : 20th January 2023

'Need capabilities, technology to counter climate change-aggravated diseases'

Bhinge, MD of The Rockefeller Foundation warned that climate change would transform many disease profiles and added that research carried out in major cities in India have validated the point.

published on : 20th January 2023

Disappearing beaches: Loss of a crucial buffer along coast hurting Kerala

Southern state worst affected by coastal erosion in India, 2nd only to West Bengal. Coastal communities bear the brunt of climate change and human intervention 

published on : 20th January 2023

Eco-Mess so unding alarm bells in the western ghats

Locals unhappy with the large-scale deforestation say it will affect natural rainwater flow, and have taken the Foundation to court.

published on : 19th January 2023

Davos 2023: UN chief slams oil firms for 'big lie' on global warming

Guterres urged the world to "end the addiction to fossil fuels" as he warned that the aspirational goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius was "going up in smoke."

published on : 18th January 2023

Can green politics take centrestage in India?

A review of Constitutions across the globe reveals that countries whose constitutions enshrine an environmental commitment show a resilient approach towards fighting the climate crisis.

published on : 17th January 2023

Economic woes, war, climate change on top for Davos summit

Sessions will take up issues as diverse as the future of fertilizers, the role of sports in society, the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and much more.

published on : 17th January 2023

At Davos, war, climate and 'de-globalisation' take centre stage

A demonstration has been called in Davos on Sunday by a left-wing Swiss youth group calling for a wealth tax for billionaires and debt relief for developing countries.

published on : 13th January 2023

World is in state of crisis: PM Modi at Voice of Global South summit

PM flagged concerns over rising prices of food, fuel and fertilisers, the economic impact of COVID-19 as well as natural disasters driven by climate change.

published on : 12th January 2023

4 out of 5 glaciers may be lost by 2100 if fossil fuel use continues unabated: Study

A majority of these lost glaciers are small (less than one sq km) by glacial standards, but their loss can negatively impact local hydrology, tourism, glacier hazards, and cultural values.

published on : 6th January 2023

Collective action, energy transition India’s G20 priorities

The advantage of the Indian presidency is that it can build upon the important decisions taken by the past two presidencies to reform agricultural trade.

published on : 6th January 2023

Global Climate Change: Reality check for India

The government is now taking power away from the people to support the enterprises of India's super-rich.

published on : 6th January 2023

Tackling climate action roadblocks in 2023

However, this entails a clear assessment of the demand from various sectors and investments within a timeframe.

published on : 31st December 2022

'Epic' winter storm wallops US, leaving 1 million without power

Over 200 million Americans were under weather warnings, as wind chills sent temperatures down as low as -55 Fahrenheit (-48 Celsius), according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

published on : 24th December 2022
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