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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 […]

Every Child's Future Under Threat From Climate Change: Report

New Delhi: The health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children, said a new report on Wednesday. No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, […]

2 More Confirmed Dead, Several Missing In Aus Bushfires

Sydney: Two more people were confirmed dead and several more remain missing in Australia on Tuesday as the result of severe bushfires in the country’s southeast. “It’s been confirmed today that there are two deceased persons in Cobargo and a third person remains missing with grave concerns for their safety,” New South Wales (NSW) Premier […]

Column: Facing Climate Change

By Ashutosh Mishra London: The month of October saw thousands of climate change protestors laying siege to this capital city. Brought together by the activist group Extinction Rebellion, they marched through the streets of London blocking several roads including those around the Parliament. The protestors, many of whom were arrested by the police, sought changes […]

Column: Small Sacrifice For A Big Cause

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Climate change is a big issue in this part of the world. The city is currently in the grip of Extinction Rebellion protesters who have launched a two-week long campaign to highlight the dangers of climate change. Members of the eco- justice group, drawn from various parts of England, are everywhere in […]

Column: Tackling Climate Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Growing awareness about environmental issues is a healthy sign. It is nice to see people taking part in events like the rally against climate change held in the state capital on Friday. Thanks to such campaigns the issue is now being discussed even in lower middle class drawing rooms. Climate change […]

Rally Over Inaction Towards Climate Change Held In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Raising concern over the issue of climate change, more than 300 people from different walks of life today took part in “Global Climate Protest Bhubaneswar” rally in the State capital. The peaceful protest began at 7 AM today in front of Ram Mandir. Among prominent personalities, cine artistes Anu Choudhury and Partha Sarathi were […]

PM To Address UN Climate Action Summit, Hold Bilaterals

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the UN Secretary General’s summit on Climate Change on Monday, besides participating in a Leaders’ Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives. The Prime Minister, who arrived here on Sunday night after the successful ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event, will also hold bilateral meetings with the […]

UN chief asks banking sector to invest in climate action

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked the banking industry to invest in climate action and to disinvest from fossil fuels and pollution in general. He made the appeal as he was launching the UN Principles for Responsible Banking on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. “Climate action has multiple benefits, including job creation, reduced air […]

UN research shows G20 nations lagging in climate action

Nairobi: G20 nations are collectively not on track to meet their Paris Agreement commitments, but they have huge opportunities to undertake rapid and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, a new UN research has said. An advance chapter of the 2019 Emissions Gap Report, released on Saturday ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit […]

India Important Actor In Climate Action, Making Fantastic Efforts In Renewable Energy: UN Chief

United Nations: India is a very important actor and “fundamental partner” in international efforts on climate action and is making a “fantastic effort” to grow its renewable energy basket, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. UN Secretary General Guterres, who has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several occasions, recalled his leadership of the International […]

Dalai Lama Supports Global Climate Strike

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday supported the global climate strike, saying the younger generation is being very realistic about the future. “It’s quite right that students and today’s younger generation should have serious concerns about the climate crisis and its effect on the environment,” the Nobel Peace laureate tweeted. “They are […]

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UN General Assembly To Spotlight Climate Change: Guterres

United Nations: The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. “We will spotlight climate change, which threatens everyone and everything,” the UN […]

Himachal Apples Economy Comes Under The Weather

Shimla: Climate change has literally brought under the weather the Rs 3,500-crore fruit economy of Himachal Pradesh. Apple growers say their business, which alone constitutes 89 per cent of the total fruit economy, is not as fruitful as it used to be a decade ago. Climate trends impact its overall production. Horticulture experts though believe […]

Earth’s Temperature Rose By 1.3 Deg Celsius Since 1970: IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: The global temperature has risen by 1.3 degree Celsius over the last 59 years and the man-made greenhouse gases is the main reason behind such abnormal rise in temperature, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General (DG) Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Sunday. Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a workshop organised by Barendra Krushak […]

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

New York: The world’s governments are showing a lack of ambition in pursuing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in terms of reducing inequality and countering climate change, the United Nations said in a report published Tuesday. The findings were presented at the opening of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which […]

Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

New York: Diversifying the crops in India can be an effective way to adapt its food-production systems to the growing influence of extreme climate change, said US researchers including Indian-origin. The team studied the effects of climate change on five major crops: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice which make up the vast […]

Narendra Modi Signals New 'Surgical Strike'?

By Rajendra Shende Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kedarnath temple and his meditation at 12,000 ft above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas was an extraordinary event. It will probably go down in history as the highest level of meditation ever performed by any head of government. The fact that it happened just after […]

Odisha turns climate change lab: heat waves up 450%, cold waves by 200% & 3 cyclones in 2 years

Bhubaneswar: With nearly four heat waves sweeping Odisha till date in 2019, when nearly a month of the summer season is still left, the shocker is in the last decade number of heat waves engulfed the State had risen by a whopping 450 per cent! Sample this: The number of heat waves swept across the […]

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Neelima Mishra, the lone Odisha woman in Arctic expedition for Climate Change

Treasure the name- Neelima Mishra, a super-active campaigner involved in raising awareness on single-use plastic free living which influenced many to go by this earth friendly way of living. One amongst 80 selected worldwide and the only one from Odisha, Neelima has been picked as an official participant for the ClimateForce: Arctic 2019 Expedition, which […]

DiCaprio's foundation donates $100 mn to fight climate change

London: Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation has raised over $100 million for the fight against climate change. “…I am pleased to announce $11 million in new grants across our six programme areas, bringing the total financial impact of LDF to over $100 million,” read a statement from DiCaprio on the foundation’s website, reports metro.co.uk. The […]

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World Bank praises India's renewable energy success

Katowice (Poland): The World Bank on Monday praised India’s success in renewable energy auctions that delivered record-setting low prices for solar power and said that the number of countries with strong policy frameworks for sustainable energy more than tripled — from 17 to 59 — in the eight years till 2017. Many of the world’s […]

Wintertime ice growth in Arctic sea slows long-term decline: NASA

New York: While sea ice in the Arctic continues to be on the decline, a new research from the US Space agency suggests that it is regrowing at faster rates during the winter than it was a few decades ago. The findings showed that since 1958, the Arctic sea ice cover has lost on average […]

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Global climate summit opens, aims to finalise Paris pact implementation

Katowice (Poland): Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened in this Polish city with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how to implement […]

Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report

New Delhi: Climate change will widen the inequality gap in India. People exposed to natural hazards in low income regions are seven times more likely to die, and six times more likely to be injured or displaced, compared to equivalent populations in high income regions, a report said on Friday. This analysis by New Delhi-based […]