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Nature-inspired solutions in 2020

From sea sponges that can build spaceships to durians generating electricity, the year has also led to some pathbreaking innovations

Dalai Lama to interact with climate activist Greta Thunberg, scientists

The Dalai Lama will join in a conversation on The Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops.

PM Modi to address global climate summit on December 12

Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar said that climate change is not an overnight phenomenon and it has taken shape in the last 100 years.

Ola to drive in its electric two-wheeler range in New Zealand

According to the industry sources, the company plans to launch the range in New Zealand over the next 6-9 months.

Global coalition for net zero emissions taking shape: Antonio Guterres

The UN chief asked the developed countries to fulfil their climate finance commitments.

Iota leaves 38 dead after tearing through Central America

Thousands had been left homeless, electricity and water services were destroyed, while trees were downed and roofs ripped off houses.

Heavy rains kill five in Colombia, six missing

The flooding brings the death toll from more than two months of torrential rains ravaging Colombia to 27, with thousands of people flooded out of their homes.

PM Modi speaks to US President-elect Biden

This was the first interaction between the two leaders after Democrat Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the US presidential election

Species’ habitats shrinking faster

Deforestation and habitat loss also harms the natural cycles of ecosystems, affecting all stages of animal life from reproduction, to migration, to mating.

Jeff Bezos names 16 beneficiaries to his $10 billion climate fund

The list of grantees include international NGOs and climate justice groups, among others.

Biden vows to rejoin Paris Climate Agreement

On November 4, the US formally withdrew from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a decision originally announced three years ago.

Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale

Even as Covid-19 infections spike, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging "socialists" intent on shuttering the country.

Infosys becomes carbon neutral; outlines ESG vision for 2030

Over the past years, Infosys has reduced its per capita electricity consumption by over 55 per cent with the ambition to transition to renewable energy.

Predator threats to dolphins

The highest numbers of dolphin killings are in Asia, Africa, and South America. Dolphin meat is consumed in a few parts of the world even though it is suspected to have high concentrations of mercury.

Trump accuses China, India and Russia of not taking care of their ‘filthy air’

In 2017, Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, saying the international deal to keep global temperatures rises below 2 degree Celsius was disadvantageous to US workers.

UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations

"Compared to the average of the last five years, acute food insecurity has increased by a staggering 514% in Burkina Faso, 130% in Mali and 144% in Niger."

Climate change spurs disasters

According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) report, 7,348 recorded disasters occurred around the world in the last two decades.

All about the ozone layer 

Concerns about the ozone hole have diminished as levels of ozone-depleting man-made chemicals have fallen – but research is still ongoing

Climate change increases frequency of wildfires globally: Study

Published at ScienceBrief.org, the updated review on the link between climate change and risks of wildfires focuses on articles relevant to the fires in western US and southeastern Australia that raged during the 2019-2020 season.

Tree ferns are older than dinosaurs

People use ferns mostly in decorative purposes.

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