Decoding: Avoiding a climate disaster by Bill Gates

‘Avoiding A Climate Disaster by Bill Gates’ is a book not only for the environmentalists. It’s for the businessmen who invest billions in the wrong technology. For the politicians and lawmakers who control the country’s legislature, for scientists, engineers, and designers who need to come up with ideas and technology for the future and most […]

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From forests to farmlands: What we learnt from the COVID-19 outbreak

Climate change and its effects have become a significant threat to the existence of life on Earth. Even as the world celebrates ‘Environment Day’ on June 5th of every year to raise awareness on the importance of protecting our planet, environmental catastrophes are increasing each year.  Is COVID-19 just the beginning? The outbreak of the […]

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On International Day of Forests, counter climate change with eco-sensitive plantation drives

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012 to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. At a time, when afforestation is rampant, pollution is making our cities uninhabitable and climate change is causing unprecedented natural disasters, experts are recommending a simple way forward […]

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Change Communication. Change Climate.

Are we selfless or selfish as human beings? More importantly, are you selfish or selfless? I am sure you have started to think about the times you were selfish and selfless in life. Aren’t we all selfless about at least one thing in our lives? We are selfless or selfish because of some purpose. In […]

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All about ‘Carbon Capture Storage’ in India

Carbon capture storage (CCS), also known as carbon capture and sequestration and carbon control and sequestration, is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide, transferring it to a storage site, and depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere. Usually, it is captured from large point sources, such as a cement factory or biomass […]

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How climate change is affecting public health

Climate change affects people’s health in many ways. The final changes in the environment can exacerbate existing health problems as well as create new ones. Extreme temperatures, increasing pollution, malnutrition, etc. lead to deterioration of physical and mental health. Studies have shownthat in areas where greening is high, the IQ of the residents is higher […]

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All you need to know about the Similipal forest fire

For more than two weeks, fires were raging in Odisha’s Similipal forest area. The state government on March 8th claimed that the fire was almost under control and more staff have been deployed to extinguish it. Similipal: A critical biosphere reserve Similipal is included by UNESCO in its list of critical biosphere reserves of the […]

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How ‘carbon sinks’ can help India to battle climate change and become a ‘net zero’ nation

That we need climate action acceleration is an understatement. We are collectively living through a global pandemic, natural disasters across the world have become increasingly frequent and yet the collective focus of humanity remains fragmented and divided over what should be a common strategy to make the planet healthier.  In 2019 though, at the UN […]

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India saw rise in extreme weather events in last 50 years: Study

India has witnessed a rise in extreme weather events in the last 50 years that claimed the lives of more than 1.4 lakh people, according to a paper published in ScienceDirect journal on February 26. The paper states that the period from 1970-2019 recorded 7,063 extreme weather events: heat waves, cold waves, floods, lightning, and […]

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Why we need to worry about Climate Change?

If I recall a few natural disasters from the past few months only  : Forest fires in Amazon, Australia, California (much longer and disastrous) Covid-19, pandemic Melting of glaciers (Chunks of ice in the Antarctic have broken apart.) Coral reefs have been bleached of their colours. Mosquitoes are expanding their territory, able to spread disease. It […]

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What caused the Uttarakhand Glacier Burst?

On a clear winter morning, a catastrophic deluge came crashing down in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The sudden flood of dust, rock and water inundated the Rishi Ganga river, dhauli Ganga river and one of the main streams of Ganga , river Alaknanda leading to devastating destruction in the remote mountainous area. Two of […]

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How climate strikes can be more effective

New generation thoughts are written colorfully on an old cardboard piece. Modern generation students are on the streets, restaging old approaches to bring change. Evolving support and attention on climate action revolving around the planet every Friday. It all started on a Friday in Switzerland when Greta Thunberg raised her voice in front of the […]

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Uttarakhand glacier burst updates: Centre monitoring the situation, says Amit Shah

A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke and caused massive flooding in the Tapovan area of Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday leading to loss of life and damage to the Rishiganga dam on the Alaknanda river. It caused large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas. According to Defence […]

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Is Union Budget 2021 environmentally inclusive?

The expectations from the budget of FY 2021-2022 had been extremely high since the country faced huge economic retardation after fighting the Coronavirus pandemic for almost a year. The strategic budget allocation for the environment had been very crucial this year. Given the country’s heavy investments for developing new entrepreneurial ventures, the natural resources were […]

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Budgeting Climate Change #BudgetNoise

Budget 2021: we asked experts about their recommendations for a climate-friendly budget The Union Budget 2021 is around the corner. While various sectors are given at most importance, environment is somewhere left behind. “India is the fifth most vulnerable nation in the world to climate change impacts which will hugely impact our food and water […]

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