Climate Change: News

22 May 2024


Why children, babies in South Korea are suing the government

In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in East Asia, a diverse group of plaintiffs, including babies, children, adults, and even an unborn child, have initiated legal action against the government in South Korea over its climate change policies.

22 May 2024


Thwaites glacier's accelerated melting in Antarctica surprises scientists: Here's why

The Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, ominously known as the "Doomsday Glacier," is melting at a faster pace than scientists previously estimated.

18 May 2024


Over 5 million farmland trees vanished in India between 2018-2022

Between 2018 and 2022, India witnessed the disappearance of more than five million large farmland trees due to altered cultivation practices, as per a study published in Nature Sustainability.

17 May 2024


170 bison could absorb CO2 from 2 million cars: Study

A recent study suggests that a herd of 170 European bison, reintroduced to the Tarcu mountains in Romania, could absorb carbon emissions equivalent to nearly two million cars.

12 May 2024


This Iceland facility can suck carbon directly from atmosphere

The world's largest carbon capture facility, aptly named "Mammoth," has commenced operations in Iceland this week.

10 May 2024

Global Warming

Scientists discover novel material that traps greenhouse gases

Scientists from the UK and China have made a groundbreaking discovery by synthesizing a unique porous material capable of trapping potent greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and others.

09 May 2024


Mammoth, world's largest carbon vacuum to suck pollution, commences operations

The Swiss firm Climeworks has launched its second commercial direct air capture (DAC) facility in Iceland, named "Mammoth."

03 May 2024


Australian universities become grounds for pro-Palestine demonstrations

In recent weeks, major Australian universities have become the epicenter of pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

01 May 2024


Silicon Valley giants back start-up that pumps poop below ground

Silicon Valley's leading tech companies have invested $58.3 million in Vaulted Deep, a climate change start-up.

30 Apr 2024


UK scientists develop material that absorbs carbon faster than trees

UK scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against climate change, by developing a porous substance capable of storing substantial amounts of greenhouse gases.

29 Apr 2024


CDRI prepares to present telecom resilience study at COP29

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), an India-led initiative, will unveil a new study on strengthening telecommunications infrastructure against disasters, at the upcoming COP climate conference.

28 Apr 2024

Indian Ocean

Swift heating of Indian Ocean may result in disastrous outcomes

A recent study led by Roxy Mathew Koll, a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, warns of potential catastrophic consequences due to the rapid warming of the Indian Ocean.

US introduces new heat warning color 'magenta' as temperatures rise

The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have introduced a novel heat risk system in response to escalating global temperatures.

23 Apr 2024


Europe warming at nearly double the global average, says study

The latest European State of the Climate (ESOTC) report for 2023, reveals that Europe is facing a severe climate crisis, warming at nearly double the global average.

21 Apr 2024

Indian Government

Over 50% of India's leading companies disclose carbon emissions: Report

In a stride toward India's net-zero emissions goal by 2070, a recent PwC India survey revealed that over half of the country's top 100 companies, are voluntarily reporting carbon emissions.

19 Apr 2024


Apple claims 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2015

Apple's latest sustainability report reveals a significant decrease in its greenhouse gas emissions, primarily due to its suppliers' shift toward cleaner energy sources.

18 Apr 2024


Climate change to cripple world economy in 25 years: Study

A study conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany warns that climate change could lead to a 19% drop in average global income over the next 25 years.

09 Apr 2024


Human rights violated by Switzerland's climate inaction, says European court

In a significant victory for climate change activists, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in favor of a group of old Swiss women today.

26 Mar 2024


Prakash Raj extends solidarity with Sonam Wangchuk's fast on birthday

Esteemed actor Prakash Raj opted for a unique celebration on his 59th birthday. Eschewing traditional festivities, he chose to stand with Sonam Wangchuk, the respected engineer and education reformer from Ladakh.

19 Mar 2024


NVIDIA launches Earth-2 cloud platform to tackle climate change

NVIDIA has taken a significant step forward in the fight against climate change, unveiling its Earth-2 digital twin cloud platform at the Nvidia GTC 2024 event.

07 Mar 2024

South America

Warmest February in history breaches more critical climate records

February 2024 has set a new record as the hottest February ever.

08 Feb 2024


January 2024 was the world's warmest on record

January 2024 was the hottest January ever recorded, with global temperatures reaching 1.66°C above pre-industrial levels, a monitoring agency said on Thursday.

08 Feb 2024

Global Warming

Global warming exceeds critical limit for first full year

For the first time ever, the Earth has experienced a full year with global warming surpassing 1.5-degree Celsius, as per the European Union's climate service.

06 Feb 2024


Southeast Asia's blue carbon is diminishing! Here's what it means

Southeast Asia boasts significant reserves of blue carbon, stored within its expansive ocean systems.

30 Jan 2024


Unseen and silent: Threat of noise pollution to marine life

In recent decades, there has been a significant surge in ocean noise pollution, posing a severe threat to marine species that heavily rely on sound for their survival.

24 Jan 2024

Health & Wellness

48,500-year-old 'zombie viruses' may lead to another pandemic

Experts caution that ancient viruses, also known as Methuselah microbes or zombie viruses, trapped in Arctic permafrost could be unleashed due to global warming, potentially sparking a significant disease outbreak.

12 Jan 2024


Study: Ocean heat can boil billions of Olympic-sized pools today

A 2023 study in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences revealed that the world's oceans absorbed enough "excess heat" to boil billions of Olympic-sized swimming pools!

09 Jan 2024


Gulmarg experiences dry spell this year; no snowfall recorded yet

Gulmarg, a well-known winter tourist spot in Kashmir popular for its ski slopes, is facing an unusual dry spell this year.

09 Jan 2024

Global Warming

2023 was hottest year ever: What factors led to this?

2023 went down in history as the hottest year ever recorded.

08 Jan 2024


Rising sugar prices amid climate crisis impact cookies and chocolates

The world is experiencing a sweet upheaval as the climate crisis takes its toll on sugar production.

21 Dec 2023


India's climate action: Efforts toward sustainability & climate change mitigation

In the era of rising mercury and frequent natural disasters, India is actively engaged in climate action, demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and mitigating climate change.

19 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

India's diplomacy in 2023: A year of milestones 

India has made some significant strides lately in the global diplomatic arena.

13 Dec 2023


COP28: First-ever deal reached to reduce fossil fuel consumption

In a first, the representatives of nearly 200 countries agreed to begin reducing the use of fossil fuels to avert accelerating climate change at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP28 on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2023


Arctic experienced hottest summer on record this year

The Arctic experienced its hottest summer on record this year, with temperatures reaching their highest point since 1900, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

12 Dec 2023

United Nations (UN)

Meet Licypriya Kangujam, the 12-year-old Indian activist protesting at COP28

At the pivotal summit of COP28, a 12-year-old climate justice activist named Licypriya Kangujam grabbed eyeballs (and applauses!) as she held a sign above her head that read, "End fossil fuels, Save our planet and our future."

03 Dec 2023

Global Warming

COP28: India, China skip triple renewable energy plan

Both India and China refrained from signing the pledge at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) climate summit to triple the world's renewable energy capacity by 2030 on Saturday.

01 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi proposes to host 2028 COP33 Summit in India

At the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also called COP28, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed hosting COP33 in India in 2028.

01 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

What's green credits, climate financing on PM Modi's COP28 agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a grand welcome as he touched down in Dubai on Friday to participate in the World Climate Action Summit at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly called COP28.

30 Nov 2023

United Nations (UN)

COP28 kicks off in Dubai amid global climate crisis concerns

The United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP28) is underway in Dubai, with world leaders, business icons, and civil society members coming together to tackle the escalating climate crisis.

29 Nov 2023


'Surprised by sudden deterioration': Glacier retreats 8km in 2.5 years

Antarctica's Cadman Glacier has seen a drastic retreat of 8km in just 2.5 years, after remaining stable for about five decades. Not only that, its ice shelf has also completely collapsed.

29 Nov 2023


HSBC and Standard Chartered quit UN-supported climate targets validation scheme

Four major banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered Plc, have decided to leave the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

24 Nov 2023

Film Awards

ALT EFF'23: Alia Bhatt joins India's largest environmental film festival

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt and her production company, Eternal Sunshine Productions are teaming up with India's largest environmental film festival, All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF) 2023.

23 Nov 2023


Ladakh's daring answer to climate chaos captivates the world

On a fateful night in Ladakh on August 5, 2010, an unexpected deluge shattered the region's calm, defying its historical shelter from the towering Greater Himalayas' monsoons.

23 Nov 2023


Reviving heritage: The rediscovery of Jimmy Red Corn

In the heartland of American agriculture, a humble yet resilient crop has made a noteworthy comeback, capturing the attention of chefs, farmers, and food enthusiasts alike.

22 Nov 2023

Joe Biden

The world is now 2-degrees hotter. What does it mean?

The average global temperature crossed a threshold of two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels for the first time on Friday.

20 Nov 2023

Jeff Bezos

World's richest 1% emit more carbon than 66% of poorest

In a shocking revelation, a groundbreaking report by Oxfam has exposed a harrowing truth: the richest 1% of the world's population is responsible for a staggering 16% of global CO2 emissions.

17 Nov 2023

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio's 2 environmental films set for their Indian premiere

Leonardo DiCaprio has always been vocal about his opinion on climate change. He hasn't only backed films and documentaries that show the adverse effects of climate change but has also done voice-overs for the same.

17 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi influences countries to resolve conflict: Goyal after Biden-Jinping meet

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said nations worldwide were heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for dialogue in resolving conflicts.

16 Nov 2023

Joe Biden

Biden-Jinping summit results in key agreements: Everything to know

United States (US) President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in San Francisco, US, for the first time since their summit in Bali, Indonesia last year.

02 Nov 2023


Fun and exciting sustainable living practices

In a world grappling with urgent issues like climate change and the degradation of the environment, the adoption of sustainable living practices has taken on paramount importance.

31 Oct 2023

Music Concert

Stewart Copeland-Ricky Kej reunite for Dubai's COP28 climate change concert

Every time Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej have collaborated, the world has been bestowed with some impeccable musical gems.

31 Oct 2023


First-ever study conducted on cultural adaptation to climate change

People are finding it more difficult to adjust to the demands of the new reality as the effects of climate change grow.

30 Oct 2023

Ganga river

Climate change is a 'madness' we must stop: UN Secretary-General

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an end to the "madness" of climate change, as he observed the alarming effects of rapidly melting glaciers on his trip to Nepal's Mount Everest region.

15 Oct 2023


'I'm a Climate Optimist': Aiming for a more livable planet

Climate change is a pressing global concern with rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shrinking ice caps.

11 Oct 2023


International Girl Child Day: Girls who are empowering the future

Youth often rise to the challenge, exhibiting incredible resilience and devotion to making a difference in a society where change and growth are crucial.

05 Oct 2023

Global Warming

2023 to become hottest year as September breaks temperature records

New data from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service reveals that 2023 is on track to become the hottest year on record. The global mean temperature this year is 0.52 degrees Celsius higher than average.

04 Oct 2023


Global infra suffers $300B+ annual losses due to climate change

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) recently released a report, showing that the global annual average loss (AAL) in major infrastructure sectors due to disasters and climate change is between $301 and $330 billion.

30 Sep 2023

Health & Wellness

Study finds microplastics in clouds; climate and health at risk 

A recent study by Japanese scientists published in Environmental Chemistry Letters has revealed that microplastics were found in clouds atop Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama.

26 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

What is sun tourism, the latest travel trend

Here's a new travel and tourism trend for your #sunkissed diaries.

20 Sep 2023


Working remotely can cut carbon footprint significantly, reveals study

There is more to working from home than working in pajamas all day!

19 Sep 2023


Marine heatwaves are becoming frequent, last longer in deep ocean

Marine heatwaves are becoming "increasingly common" with "devastating ecosystem impacts," says a new study published in Nature Climate Change.

07 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

World is one family: Modi reveals India's G20 Summit goals

As India gears up to host the much-awaited G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a blog post and expressed his thoughts on the concept of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," meaning "the world is one family."

06 Sep 2023


2023 is likely to be the hottest year on record

The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has warned that 2023 is on track to become the hottest year ever recorded.

15 Aug 2023


'We must act now': NASA's warning amid rising temperatures

NASA has announced that July 2023 is the hottest month on record since 1880. According to NASA's data, July 2023 was 0.24 degrees Celsius warmer than any previous July.

14 Aug 2023


What fueled Maui wildfires

The death toll from the devastating wildfires in the Hawaiian island of Maui climbed to 96 on Monday, The Independent reported.

12 Aug 2023


NASA to discuss climate data in light of record-high temperatures

NASA is set to host a conference on August 14 to discuss the latest climate data. The meeting is scheduled in the wake of the record-breaking temperatures the world experienced in June and July.

11 Aug 2023


How climate change affects our pets

Climate change isn't just an environmental concern that affects humans and wildlife; its far-reaching consequences are now extending to our beloved pets as well.

08 Aug 2023


July becomes hottest month ever recorded

European Union's climate change service Copernicus has declared that July 2023 broke the record for the hottest month ever measured on Earth.

04 Aug 2023


Ocean temperatures reach the hottest ever

The oceans have reached the highest recorded temperature. The daily mean global sea surface temperature hit 20.96 degrees Celsius, significantly above the limit for this time of year.

27 Jul 2023

Travel And Tourism

Tuvalu, world's fourth smallest country, faces rising sea level threat

Counted among the most stunning island countries in the world, Tuvalu is a small nation with only 12,000 inhabitants.

26 Jul 2023

Atlantic Ocean

Major Atlantic Ocean current could collapse much sooner than expected

A new study, published in Nature Communications, warns that a key ocean current system in the Atlantic Ocean could be headed for a collapse and that too as soon as 2025.

21 Jul 2023


July 2023 may be hottest month ever: NASA's climate expert

A leading NASA climate expert, Gavin Schmidt from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has warned that this month will likely be the hottest on record.