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Climate change

Human pressures on marine ecosystem

Commercial fishing, climate change, agricultural runoff and other human-caused stressors have wiped out nearly 90 percent of Earth's marine wilderness

Climate activists disrupt UK newspaper deliveries

Dozens of demonstrators arrived at the sites late Friday and used vehicles and other obstacles to block roads outside, with police making 13 arrests overnight.

Seed dispersers of African rainforests under threat

Rainforest history records were being amassed that indicated the near-decimation of rainforests some 2,500 years ago in the Congo Basin and across a huge expanse stretching from modern-day Senegal to Rwanda.

Amazon orders 1800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz in green effort

The company is evaluating ways to remove carbon from its entire value chain, from development to the supplier network

Climate change to affect crops

Climate change is making some regions hotter, while others are growing colder; some are becoming drier, and others wetter.

Oil giant BP plunges into $16.8 billion quarterly loss        

"This coming decade is critical for the world in the fight against climate change, and to drive the necessary change in global energy systems will require action from everyone."

What could drive humans to extinction?

An existential risk is not a regular hazard or threat.

Global warming may lead to monsoon fury

Concurrent with the increased precipitation, they also found distinct trends in water vapour over the monsoon region

First underwater methane leak discovered near Antarctica

For the first time, scientists have detected an active leak of methane gas — a greenhouse gas with 25 times more climate-warming potential than...

Indian Railways gears up to become “Green Railway” by 2030

Railway electrification, improving the energy efficiency of locomotives and trains and fixed installations, green certification for installations/stations, fitting bio-toilets in coaches and switching to renewable sources of energy

Microsoft’s undersea data centre drives hunt for Covid-19 vaccine

"This COVID-19 pandemic is an example of why the distributed computing platform is still relevant today."

Scientists decode why India faced 5-decade long rainfall decline

The scientists found that the differing phases of the IPO played subtle, but crucial supplementary roles in the recent interdecadal variations of the ISM rainfall.

Big B, Akshay Kumar take part in Bhumi Pednekar’s environment campaign

For World Environment Day which falls on June 5, Climate Warrior, an initiative by Bhumi Pednekar is starting a small campaign -- One Wish For The Earth.

Global climate change leading to shorter, younger trees: Study

Combined with forest harvest, the earth has witnessed a dramatic decrease in the age and stature of forests.

Desert Control turning deserts into fertile land

Norwegian startup, which aims to help the UAE to become food secure, finds India as a potential major market

17 pc decline in global carbon emissions due to COVID-19 lockdown: Study

The study confirmed that the impact of the confinement on annual emissions in 2020 is likely to lead to the largest single annual decrease in absolute emissions since the end of World War II. 

Indian Ocean may witness El Nino by 2050, says study

The computer simulations of climate change during the second half of the century show that global warming could create disturbance in the surface temperatures of the Indian Ocean

Pandemic taking toll on weather and climate watch: UN

The novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 260,000 people globally, has taken a heavy toll on the airline industry as lockdown measures.

Shut polluting industries out of COVID-19 bailout funds: UN chief Guterres

"Like the coronavirus, greenhouse gases respect no boundaries" and a joint international effort is required to tackle both the problems, he said.

UN Chief: Use pandemic to ‘rebuild our world for the better’

“Let us use the pandemic recovery to provide a foundation for a safe, healthy, inclusive and more resilient world for all people.”

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