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Eat less meat to meet climate targets: Study

New Delhi: The livestock sector could use almost half of the 1.5 degrees Celsius greenhouse gas emission budget allowed by 2030, so addressing this should be a key part of the strategy to hit climate targets, a new study said on Tuesday. Farmed animal law and policy fellow Helen Harwatt at Harvard Law School advises […]

Climate change could cost US hundreds of billions of dollars annually

Washington: A new US government report has delivered a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impact, saying that the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The federally mandated study “Fourth National Climate Assessment”, was supposed to come out in December but was released by President […]

India's solar alliance gets major push with EIB funds

United Nations: India has declared that as a firm believer in multi-lateralism, it was ready to take the lead on climate action. “The world needs a roadmap for finance and technology to achieve the goals set out in the Convention and its Paris Agreement in everyone’s collective interest,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at […]

Odisha youth designs solar-powered bicycle

Boudh: In what could possible address several issues including pollution by cutting down fossil fuel usage, a youth of Boudh district has come up with an innovative ‘solar-powered’ bicycle with auto gear. Meet Akash Meher of Gohipita village who has designed the solar powered bicycle which is no less than any other motorised two wheeler […]

Climate change can change the taste of wine!

New York: Although winegrowers seem reluctant to try new grape varieties apparently to protect the taste of the wines, new research suggests that they will ultimately have to give up on their old habit as planting lesser-known grape varieties might help vineyards to counteract some of the effects of climate change. “It’s going to be […]

'Kadvi Hawa' director hopes word of mouth drives film

Mumbai: Director Nila Madhab Panda hopes a positive word of mouth brings in more footfalls in theatres to watch his movie “Kadvi Hawa”, which makes a point about climate change. “The early reviews have been really positive and encouraging. I am hoping that the positive word of mouth will motivate audiences to watch and appreciate […]

Nila Madhab Panda's 'Kadvi Hawa' to hit theatres on November 24

Bhubaneswar: Odia director Nila Madhab Panda’s Bollywood movie, co-produced by Akshay Kumar Parija, is all set to release on November 24. The film titled ‘Kadvi Hawa’ is based on the global issue of climate change and focuses on Bundelkhand,  Chambal and coastal villages of Kendrapara in Odisha. Speaking to odishatv.in, Nila Madhab Panda said, “This […]

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Odisha begins work on 2nd phase of Climate Change Action Plan

Bhubaneswar: The State Government has initiated the process for the preparation of the second phase of the Climate Change Action Plan of the State with a budget aim of Rs 31,667 crore for the next five years, informed official sources today. The process was discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P […]

Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue

New Delhi: Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like zika, malaria and dengue fever, says a new study. “Climate change presents complex and wide-reaching threats to human health,” said lead author of the study Cecilia Sorensen from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the […]

South Africa to introduce climate change legislation

Cape Town: South Africa will introduce a climate change legislation by 2018, as part of its commitments to the Paris Agreement, the Parliament has said. The Parliament has been informed of this development by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs (PCEA) said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. “The […]

Agricultural insurance can have unwanted side-effects

London: While agricultural insurance intends to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change, it can also have undesirable ecological and social side-effects, say researchers. Agricultural insurance can change a farmer’s land use strategies which can lead to unintended ecological consequences, according to the study published in the journal Global Environmental Change. The […]

Climate change to hit coffee lovers hard

New York: Thanks to global warming, your morning cup of coffee could be a lot more pricey in the years to come. Researchers have estimated that climate change could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world’s largest coffee-producing region — by as much as 88 per cent by 2050. The study published in […]

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Pope, Merkel meet to talk multilateral relations, climate change

Vatican City: The Pope and the Chancellor of Germany met at the Vatican to discuss issues such as multilateral relations, the importance of Africa and the Paris climate accord. Pope Francis I and Angela Merkel on Saturday held a 38-minute talk in which they discussed the need for a multilateral world without walls and the […]

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Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste

London: A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic — which is incredibly resistant to breaking down. The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Current Biology could help devise a biotechnological solution […]

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Trump signs order overhauling Obama's attempts to slow climate change

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at tackling global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. As part of the roll-back, Trump […]

Trump to sign climate-change order

Washington: US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at unravelling climate-change policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, a media report said. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to […]

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Gender data in GIS helps reduces climate change impacts: Study

New Delhi: Gender in Geographic Information System (GIS), though new, plays a significant role in helping disaster risk management, and reducing environmental and climate change impacts in vulnerable areas, say two women researchers of a international institute working in the Himalayas. Talk of gender in GIS is new. Until now, practical work on geospatial has […]

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Spring coming sooner to Arctic due to climate change

New York: Nature’s clock is running fast in the Arctic, thanks to climate change. Due to diminishing sea ice cover, spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters, says a study. The timing of seasonal events, such as first […]

Experts blame crass urbanization for heat wave like condition in twin cities

Bhubaneswar: With the mercury rising with an accelerating rate these days, the State has already lost 17 lives due to heat wave like condition. Scientists blame global warming for this extreme situation. To address this issue, a panel discussion was organised on ‘Global warming, its remedies and necessity of afforestation’ here by ‘Prerna’, a social […]

Extreme winter not a result of climate change: Study

Washington: Contrary to popular belief, cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winter are not a consequence of climate change, says a new study. The results, published in the Journal of Climate, showed that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability. Repeated cold snaps led to temperatures […]