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India lost 2.33 million hectares of tree cover since 2000: Global Forest Watch

Published on Apr 12, 2024 09:18 PM IST

India lost 2.33 million hectares of tree cover since 2000: Global Forest Watch

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PTI |

Report links H&M, Zara to environmental destruction in Brazil

The report, titled "Fashion Crimes," found the companies sourced "tainted cotton" farmed in the fragile Cerrado savanna.

A view of the logo of fashion retailer H&M on one of its branches in Copenhagen, Denmark.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 07:58 AM IST
AFP |

Does the transplantation of trees really work?

Thousands of trees have been transplanted to allow for development in cities across India, but few survive the process. Experts weigh in with solutions

Are there any laws protecting trees and do these laws detail the procedure of transplantation?. (HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 10:51 PM IST
ByKiran Mehta

5 key impacts of Swiss women's climate victory at Europe's Human Rights Court

The ECtHR April 9 ruling enhances the legal basis for climate action across Europe, providing a solid foundation for challenging inadequate climate policies

Members of Swiss association Senior Women for Climate Protection react after the announcement of decisions after a hearing of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to decide in three separate cases if states are doing enough in the face of global warming in rulings that could force them to do more, in Strasbourg, eastern France, on April 9, 2024. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 07:04 PM IST

Weather Bee | Does the end of El Ni?o signal a lull in global temperatures?

Analysis of the ONI and temperatures shows a weak correlation, indicating that the end of El Ni?o may not result in immediate cooling of global temperatures

There is reason to suggest that the end of the current El Ni?o cycle may not halt the warming seen in the past year in global temperatures, at least not immediately (File photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 08:34 PM IST

Swiss seniors win big at court, emissions reduction targets for Europe set

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a group of older women’s human rights were being harmed by the impacts of the climate crisis

Rosmarie Wydler-Walti and Anne Mahrer, of the Swiss elderly women group Senior Women for Climate Protection, attend the hearing of the court for the ruling in the climate case Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland, at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg,, France April 9, 2024. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 08:47 PM IST

March 2024 warmest ever, 12-month average temperature reaches new record

March 2024 warmest ever, 12-month average temperature reaches new record

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Published on Apr 09, 2024 03:50 PM IST
PTI |

Iranian conservationists advocating for cheetahs released from jail

They were among more than 2,000 prisoners granted amnesty on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The two conservationists worked to save the endangered Asiatic cheetah before spending five years in prison. (File)(PTI)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 03:19 PM IST
AP |

In Botswana, a case of conservation colliding with human-wildlife conflict

Trophy-hunting may not be the best way to preserve the elephants that roam the African savannah at all— and here's how ecological balance can still be preserved

An elephant near the Nxaraga village on the outskirts of Maun, Botswana, Sept. 28, 2019.(AFP)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 11:09 PM IST

How is the UK at risk of both floods and drought?

Britain’s water woes are tied to how we’ve exploited our natural resources. It’s time to let nature return to doing more of the work.

 By 2050, the Environment Agency estimates that England will face a shortfall of nearly 5 billion liters of water per day as we deal with hotter days and longer drought periods at the same time as the population grows and business needs increase. (File)(AFP)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 03:29 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Awareness about air pollution-related terminologies low among urban poor in Delhi-NCR: Study

Awareness about air pollution-related terminologies low among urban poor in Delhi-NCR: Study

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Updated on Apr 07, 2024 04:48 PM IST
PTI |

East flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Pennar basins have no water at present: Official data

East flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Pennar basins have no water at present: Official data

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Published on Apr 07, 2024 01:54 PM IST
PTI |

Three elections that can arrest temperature rise and help us course correct

This year, about 60 countries or regions are scheduled to go to polls, including some of the major emitters. The policies they bring in can change the Earth

A participant gestures next to an election sign board during the Vote-A-Thon, an awareness campaign organized by the Karnataka's Chief Electoral Office to encourage 100 percent voting turnout for the upcoming 2024 general elections, in Bengaluru on March 17, 2024. India's election commission announced on March 16 that national polls would begin on April 19, with Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly favoured to win a third term in the world's largest democracy. (Photo by Idrees MOHAMMED / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 11:07 PM IST

Over 7,500 trees cut for 16-km section of Delhi-Dehradun Expressway: RTI response

Over 7,500 trees cut for 16-km section of Delhi-Dehradun Expressway: RTI response

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Published on Apr 04, 2024 02:17 PM IST
PTI |

Weather Bee | How strong is the current El Ni?o cycle?

With severe heat waves expected soon, partly attributed to the temperature surges caused by El Ni?o, it is important to know how strong the current cycle is.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast for the April-June season published on April 1 shows that almost the entire country is going to suffer a higher-than-usual number of heat waves. (Representative file photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 08:32 PM IST

Why is Taiwan exposed to earthquakes and well prepared to withstand them?

Taiwan is no stranger to powerful earthquakes yet their toll on the high-tech island's 23 million residents has been relatively contained.

At least seven people were killed and more than 700 injured on April 3 by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 10:47 AM IST
AP |

Climate change isn't doing much good for Olive Ridley turtle eggs

In a first, Tamil Nadu has announced the setting up of climate-resilient hatcheries that will ensure just the right temperatures for their eggs to hatch

Olive Ridley Turtles (- Credit National Marine Turtle Action Plan 2021-26)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 12:06 AM IST

Vermont advances bill requiring fossil fuel companies pay for damage caused by climate change

Vermont advances bill requiring fossil fuel companies pay for damage caused by climate change

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Published on Apr 02, 2024 04:07 AM IST
AP |

India Predicts Searing Heat in Threat to Lives and Power Supply

India forecast hotter-than-usual temperatures over the coming months, raising the risk of water shortages, crop damages and higher coal use to avoid power blackouts in the planet’s most populous nation.

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Updated on Apr 01, 2024 05:51 PM IST
Bloomberg |

LS polls: Over 60 environmental groups demand ban on mega infrastructure projects in Himalayas

LS polls: Over 60 environmental groups demand ban on mega infrastructure projects in Himalayas

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Published on Mar 30, 2024 11:20 AM IST
PTI |

Will China save the planet or destroy it?

The country’s carbon emissions will soon peak. Then comes the hard part

Photovoltaic panels at a solar plant operated by Beijing Energy International Holding Co. on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on Thursday, March 14, 2024. To meet its climate targets, China has engaged in a world-leading buildout of renewable energy. Photographer: Andrea Verdelli/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 30, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

Activists watch for potential impact on environment as key ridge cleanup unfolds

The ship carried 56 containers with hazardous materials, and of those, 14 that carried perfumes, soaps and unspecified resin had been destroyed.

A crane is seen near the wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Friday(AP)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 10:26 PM IST
PTI |

It’s only March and we’ve crossed 40°C in some places – it’s unseasonably hot

The number of days when any place in India breached 40°C in March and the sum of areas where the threshold was breached has rapidly increased since the 2000s

Mumbai, India - March 20, 2024: A boy Jumping in the afternoon heat as temperature soars at Dadar chowpatty in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 06:52 PM IST

Hardy souls across New England and New York dig out after major winter storm

Hardy souls across New England and New York dig out after major winter storm

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Published on Mar 25, 2024 02:47 AM IST
AP |

Search for 6-year-old girl who fell into rain-swollen creek now considered recovery, not rescue

Search for 6-year-old girl who fell into rain-swollen creek now considered recovery, not rescue

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Published on Mar 25, 2024 01:24 AM IST
AP |

Why Sonam Wangchuk's climate fast is an opportunity to look at Ladakh's future

Glaciers in the third pole are receding at an enhanced pace, fueled by the increasing temperatures across South Asia. Millions stand to be affected

FILE PHOTO: India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/File Photo (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 24, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Anthropocene or not? Scientists put an end to 15-year-old debate

Geologists lacked consensus on whether humanity’s impact should be defined as an “epoch”, a period over thousands of years, or an “event”, a far shorter period

FILE - Work is done on the roof of a building under construction in Sacramento, Calif., on March 3, 2022. New numbers released Friday, March 22, 2024, show California has the highest unemployment rate in the country. Job losses in February were led by a drop in the construction industry. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)(AP)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 02:31 AM IST

UN launches 'Weather Kids' campaign to encourage climate action

UN launches 'Weather Kids' campaign to encourage climate action

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Published on Mar 21, 2024 01:32 PM IST
PTI |

16-million-year-old fossil of river dolphin found in Peru

Paleontologist Rodolfo Salas said the skull belonged to the largest dolphin known to have inhabited the waters of South America

A fossil of the skull of the largest dolphin in history that inhabited the Peruvian Amazon 16 million years ago and was discovered in an expedition sponsored by the National Geographic Society is exhibited at the Museum of Natural History in Lima, Peru(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 09:46 AM IST
Reuters |

Do rising methane levels herald a climate feedback loop?

A scientist notes ominous similarities to the ends of previous ice ages

FILE - A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)(AP)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist
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