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Global Action To Combat Climate Change Just Not Enough: UN Body

The latest stock taking of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) imply that global green-house gas (GHG) emissions will actually be some 16 per cent higher in 2030 compared to 2010

Shah Rukh Khan Says ‘Main Hoon Naa’ For Veganism, Promotes Plant-Based Meats
Shah Rukh Khan Says ‘Main Hoon Naa’ For Veganism, Promotes Plant-Based Meats

As per the climate experts, the deteriorating climatic condition is posing a severe threat to living beings on the earth. Several studies have also suggested that going full vegan can be helpful in tackling climate change.

Killer Fact: Severe Heat Waves Up In Odisha
Heat Waves Down, Severe Heat Waves Up In Odisha: Study

Malkangiri seems to have emerged as Odisha's coolest district, as both the heat and severe heatwave events are showing a decreasing trend

In 30 Years, 80% of South Mumbai May Sink, Says BMC Chief
In 30 Years, 80% of South Mumbai May Sink, Says BMC Chief

The areas Chahal referred to comprise the cream of residential and commercial districts of south Mumbai like Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, Fort and Colaba in the country's financial capital.

Bhupender Yadav
Climate Actions Must Be Determined Nationally: India To COP26 President-Designate

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) Bhupender Yadav extended full support to the UK for COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November 2021

Paradip May Go At Least 2 Feet Underwater By Turn Of 22nd Century

Due to melting of glaciers, 12 Indian coastal cities including Paradip will submerge in the sea by the end of 21 century, NASA predicted

Monsoon Extremes Likely To Increase Over India, South Asia: IPCC Report

Rainfalls, floods and droughts will also increase. Droughts will occur more because the soil will lose moisture. Due to an increase in temperature, there will be more water evaporation which will in turn decrease soil moisture and leads to droughts, R Krishnan, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), Indian Institute of Tropical Research and one of the co-authors of the report said.

'No Time For Delay And No Room For Excuses': UN, UNFCCC On IPCC Report
'No Time For Delay And No Room For Excuses': UN, UNFCCC On IPCC Report

The report from the Working Group I - 'Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis' - is the first installment of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed in 2022.

Lost Villages Of Odisha: Remaining Ones Waiting To Become One With Sea

These are footprints of something ominous. Till date, the sea has ruthlessly engulfed 7 villages and is just waiting to devour the last little tokens of their existence.

No Study On Climate Change's Role In Increasing Cloudbursts: Govt

The National Disaster Management Authority and the State Disaster Management Authority work in close association with the local administration to address the impact of a given disaster by issuing alerts/warnings, and guidelines from time to time to the local communities for a response during extreme rainfall/cloudburst events, the Minister said.

Coastal Erosion
Climate Crisis | Signs Ominous As Sea Drives Into Konark Marine Drive

Chandrabhaga Beach located in Konark offers some stunning sunrises and sunsets.

G7 Leaders' Summit To Begin With Focus On Covid, Climate Change

The much-anticipated G7 Leaders' Summit, which will mark the first in-person meeting of the member heads of state since the Covid-19 outbreak last year, is set to begin on Friday with the main focus on the pandemic and climate change.

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Climate Crisis Will Have Catastrophic Impact In India: Study

The climate emergency will have a catastrophic human and economic impact on India. Different threats will interact to devastating effect, as exemplified by cyclones Tauktae and Yaas during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

UN Chief
UN Chief Calls For Global Partnership For Green Growth

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for a global partnership to tackle climate change and strive toward inclusive green growth.

Investing Less Than 1% Of World GDP In Nature Can Tackle Climate Change

A total investment of $8.1 trillion in nature is required over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises, according to the State of Finance for Nature report. This amounts to $536 billion a year by 2050.

Hundreds Of Dead Jellyfish Wash Ashore At Puri Beach In Odisha

In a mysterious occurrence, hundreds of dead jellyfish were spotted washed ashore at the Puri sea beach on Monday.

Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic
Will 'Being Positive' Avert Pandemic Doom?

Odisha’s biodiversity has a major contribution to climate change mitigation because the emissions due to the metal & mining industry need to be absorbed and contained.

Poor Living Conditions Of Farmers, Tribals Make Odisha 3rd-most Vulnerable To Climate Change

Bhubaneswar: The vulnerable condition of farmers and tribals, who dominate Odisha’s socio-economic demography, has made the State emerge as the third most vulnerable in the country to climate change. Even…

Australian Bushfires: More Frequent, Prolonged, Severe Courtesy Climate Change, Warn Experts
Australian Bushfires: More Frequent, Prolonged, Severe Courtesy Climate Change, Warn Experts

Canberra: Experts have warned that Australia’s devastating 2019-20 “Black Summer” bushfires were a “wake up call” to the extreme effects of climate change in the country. In a study published on late Thursday, a team from the Australian National University (ANU) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes warned that […]

Positive Impact Of 2020: Environment Bounced Back To Its Glory In The Year Of Pandemic
Positive Impact Of 2020: Environment Bounced Back To Its Glory In The Year Of Pandemic

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic battered and bruised the world in 2020, teaching the value of human life, but an evident positive impact was that it helped the environment bounce back to its glory, even if temporarily. While schools, workplaces, transport and industry remained closed for a large part of the year as people stayed […]

Indian Outfit Wins UN Award For Efforts To Combat Climate Change Amid COVID-19

United Nations: An Indian organisation that leverages tourism and technology to help remote communities access solar energy has won a prestigious UN award for its efforts to combat climate change amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) is among the winners of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award. GHE is one of […]

Climate Change Responsible For Record Sea Temperature Levels: Study

London: Researchers have found that global warming is driving an unprecedented rise in sea temperatures, including in the Mediterranean sea. Data from the European Union’s (EU) Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) will increase concerns about the threat to the world’s seas and oceans from climate change. The Ocean State Report revealed an overall trend […]

UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Odisha's Archana Soreng Now A Member Of UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to her cap, Archana Soreng, a tribal woman hailing from Sundergarh district of Odisha, is amongst the seven new members of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change as a part of the UN Youth Strategy. As announced by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the list of […]

Locust Attacks In India, East Africa & Pak A Threat To Food Security, Warns WMO

New York: Locust attacks are posing a serious threat to food security in parts of East Africa, India and Pakistan as a result of changing climate conditions that can be linked to human activity, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said. The specialised agency of the United Nations said extreme weather events and climatic changes […]

This Bacteria To Fight Climate Change, Soil Pollutants

New York: Researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned. The newly discovered bacteria belong to the genus Paraburkholderia madseniana, which are known for their ability to degrade aromatic compounds […]