Climate Change: News

05 Jun 2023


Five simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Climate change is a massive challenge for us all, but there are ways we can make a difference.

01 Jun 2023


Climate warming turning oceanic plankton microbes into CO2 emitters: Study

A new study, published in Functional Ecology, has found that climate warming could cause plankton microbes abundantly present in the oceans, to turn from carbon sinks into carbon emitters.

23 May 2023


NASA approves PolSIR mission for better understanding of Earth's atmosphere

NASA has greenlit a new mission that will aid in understanding the dynamic nature of Earth's atmosphere.

17 May 2023

United Nations (UN)

Next 5 years to be hottest ever recorded: UN

The United Nations (UN)'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Wednesday said that it is nearly certain that 2023 to 2027 will be the hottest five-year period ever recorded.

17 May 2023

Global Warming

Global warming will soon breach crucial limit for first time

Between 2023 and 2027, researchers predict that there is a 66% chance that we will breach the key 1.5-degrees Celsius global warming limit, for the first time in human history.

03 May 2023

United Nations (UN)

What is El Nino and how it affects global weather

There is an increasing likelihood of a weather pattern called El Nino in the coming months and it could set new heat records, United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned.

21 Apr 2023

United Nations (UN)

5 key takeaways from the UN Climate Change 2022 report

Global temperatures were the highest in the last eight years, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) annual report for 2022.

20 Apr 2023

Global Warming

Ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica increases five-fold since 1990s

Climate change impacts are getting more serious by the day. Loss of ice cover in Greenland and Antarctica has increased five-fold since the 1990s, as per Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise (IMBIE), which is funded by NASA and European Space Agency (ESA).

20 Apr 2023


90% of India in 'danger' zone of heatwave impact: Study

Around 90% of India and almost all of Delhi fall in the "danger" zone of heatwave impact, as per a new study by Ramit Debnath and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge.

13 Apr 2023


How Apple is heading toward becoming carbon neutral by 2030

Apple plans to go carbon neutral by 2030, through its entire supply chain and the life cycle of each product.

29 Mar 2023


Google will now notify you about extreme heat conditions

Google is releasing new extreme heat alert in the Search tab that will channel relevant information to help people stay safe during heat waves.

24 Mar 2023


Earth Hour: What is it and why to observe

Lights off, mission on!

24 Mar 2023


Liquid Tree: Is this the ultimate solution to air pollution

In the fight against air pollution, planting trees in forests is a well-known method adopted by both companies and governments to lower atmospheric CO2 levels.

21 Mar 2023

United Nations (UN)

Key takeaways from the UN's latest climate change report

The UN has released a major climate change report, the result of research conducted over the past five years.

10 Mar 2023


Antarctic ice shrunk to record low: Should we be worried

The Antarctic sea ice cover reached its lowest in February this year.

09 Mar 2023


How NASA has measured the carbon footprint of 100+ countries

NASA, with the help of an Earth-orbiting satellite, has measured carbon dioxide emissions for more than 100 countries around the world.

04 Mar 2023

Bill Gates

Bill Gates meets Modi, lauds India's progress in various sectors

Microsoft co-founder and United States (US) business magnate Bill Gates met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and stated that the meeting made him more optimistic than ever about India's progress in climate, development, and health.

23 Feb 2023

Bill Gates

Bill Gates lauds India's ability to tackle big challenges

Microsoft co-founder and American business magnate Bill Gates expressed confidence in India's ability to address major challenges. In his "GatesNotes" blog on Wednesday, Gates claimed that India as a whole gives him hope for the future.

21 Feb 2023


Several Indian states among top 50 regions facing climate risk

According to a ranking by the Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI), 80% of 50 provinces that are at the highest climate risk to their physical infrastructure by 2050 are in India, China, and the United States of America (US).

06 Feb 2023


How NASA-ISRO's NISAR mission will track disasters and climate change

The NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) mission, by means of a radar imaging system, will provide the most detailed view of Earth.

25 Jan 2023

Doomsday Clock

Doomsday Clock moves closest ever to midnight: What it means

Humanity might be closer to its end than many of us imagine. At least, that's what a group of atomic scientists think.

20 Jan 2023


NASA shares photograph of a peculiar rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

NASA recently posted a picture of an iceberg in Antarctica, but it is not a conventional one.

20 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

Future is here: World's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft completes maiden flight

ZeroAvia, a British-American hydrogen-electric aircraft developer, successfully carried out the maiden test flight of the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft.

30 Dec 2022

United Kingdom

2022 will be UK's warmest year ever: Check alarming stats

UK's Meteorological Office has revealed that 2022 will be the warmest year on record for the country.

06 Dec 2022

Health & Wellness

Eco-anxiety: Meaning, causes, symptoms, and tips to overcome

Climate change is affecting a lot more than we know.

01 Dec 2022


Private member's Bill proposes banning non-veg food at government functions

A private member's Bill to ban serving non-vegetarian food at government programs is among the 20 Bills to be tabled for discussion in the Parliament's upcoming winter session, a Lok Sabha notification said.

20 Oct 2022


PM Modi, UN's Antonio Guterres launch 'Mission LiFE' in Gujarat

United Nation chief Antonio Guterres and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Mission LiFE' (Lifestyle for Environment) at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Ekta Nagar.

02 Sep 2022


#ClimateCrisis: Last year saw record-high greenhouse gases and sea levels

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has some worrying news for us. According to a report by the agency, the concentration of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere touched new highs in 2021.

29 Aug 2022


IIT Madras launches innovation contest for sustainable startups

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has recently launched the third edition of the Carbon Zero Challenge (CZC), an all-India eco-innovation and entrepreneurship competition.

18 Jun 2022


Cherrapunji receives record rainfall since 1995 amid floods in northeast

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya received a record-breaking 972 mm of rain in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Friday, just two days after receiving 811.6 mm of rain in a single day, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

17 Jun 2022


Extreme weather events claimed 231 lives in 3 months: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) seasonal analysis, extreme weather events, most of which were caused by heavy rainfall, killed 231 people throughout India during the pre-monsoon season.

05 Jun 2022


Tea cultivation at stake owing to climate change

This World Environment Day, let's discuss environmental issues from a more material perspective. Something dear to us is directly at stake.

29 May 2022


Southwest monsoon reaches Kerala, three days ahead of schedule: IMD

According to the weather experts, the southwest monsoon arrived on Sunday over the state of Kerala, three days in advance than its expected date of June 1 (Wednesday).

10 May 2022

Global Warming

Global temperature may rise 1.5 °C in 5 years: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a strong warning over the rising global temperature amid unprecedented heatwave conditions in India.

07 May 2022


Heatwave in Delhi: Sigh of relief, but not for long

The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest prediction that Delhi will witness no heatwave till Sunday has come as a breather for the national capital.

05 May 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to chair meetings on heatwave, monsoon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to chair a series of meetings in Delhi after returning from his Europe visit.

30 Apr 2022


Northwest, central India's April average temperature highest in 122yrs: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said the average maximum temperature in the northwest and central India in April was the highest in the last 122 years.

21 Mar 2022


International Day of Forests 2022: History, theme, importance

About 80% of the world's terrestrial beings live in forests, including over 60,000 species of trees.

17 Mar 2022


Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

Asani, this year's first cyclone, is expected to form over the central Bay of Bengal and hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on March 21, from where it may move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar.

20 Jan 2022


Why is Indonesia shifting capital from Jakarta to Nusantara?

Indonesia is planning to relocate its capital city from Jakarta to East Kalimantan and name it Nusantara.

15 Nov 2021

United Nations (UN)

COP26: UN seeks explanation from India, China over coal move

COP26 Summit's President Alok Sharma said Sunday that India and China would need to explain to climate-vulnerable countries why they opposed an agreement to "phase out" coal-fired power.

14 Nov 2021


COP26: New global climate deal struck; India's coal pushback accepted

A new deal to tackle climate change has been struck at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow after its extra time plenary concluded on Saturday.

10 Nov 2021


Canadian woman first to be 'suffering from climate change'

A 70-year-old woman in Canada is possibly the world's first patient to be diagnosed as suffering from "climate change."

02 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

COP26: PM Modi pledges net zero emissions by 2070

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

08 Sep 2021

Global Warming

Global warming to make extreme coastal events more common: Study

Extreme coastal events happening every 100 years currently are expected to occur, on average, every year by the end of this century due to global warming, according to a study.

28 Aug 2021


70% of south Mumbai might submerge by 2050: Civic chief

Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has made a sinister prediction for the city, saying that by 2050, a major portion of south Mumbai, including the business district of Nariman Point and state secretariat Mantralaya, will go underwater due to rising sea level.

18 Aug 2021


Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum

The Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum on its campus, acting Vice-Chancellor Professor PC Joshi said, adding that the varsity is concerned about the future of the mountain range.

11 Aug 2021

Pakistan News

Pakistan can attract tourists from Muslim countries: Imran Khan

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Pakistan has great potential in attracting tourists from Muslim countries as leading travel destinations such as Europe were developing an Islamophobic mindset.

15 Jul 2021


NewsBytesExplainer: Why do US and Canada see wildfires every year?

Parts of western United States and Canada in the North American continent are gearing up for the annual wildfire season as several fires have already started ripping through southwest US.

08 Jul 2021

Global Warming

Over 7L annual deaths in India linked to abnormal temperature

Nearly 740,000 excess deaths in India annually can be attributed to abnormally hot and cold temperatures related to climate change, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

06 Jul 2021

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama turns 86, commits to reviving ancient Indian knowledge

On his 86th birthday on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama said he's taken full advantage of India's freedom and religious harmony and is committed to reviving ancient Indian knowledge.

19 Jun 2021

Cannes Film Festival

Film on Delhi's pollution menace to be screened at Cannes

Indian filmmaker Rahul Jain's Delhi pollution documentary Invisible Demons is part of the Cannes Film Festival's new sidebar on climate issues.

09 Jun 2021


Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

A team of scientists has devised a novel method for the early detection of tropical cyclones.

18 May 2021


Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

Snap Inc. on Monday announced a strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing the environmental impact of its operations and steps it has taken to address them, the company declared that it has become carbon neutral.

25 Mar 2021


Deadly heatwaves will become more common in South Asia: Scientists

Potentially deadly heatwaves will likely become more commonplace in South Asian countries, including India, in the coming decades even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degree Celsius, according to a new study.

12 Feb 2021

John Kerry

India is a red-hot investment for clean energy transition: Kerry

India is actually a red-hot investment opportunity for clean energy transition, top US official John Kerry said on Thursday.

06 Feb 2021


Climate change may have influenced the emergence of coronavirus: Study

Climate change may have influenced the outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as well as the year 2002-03 SARS pandemic virus, suggests a new study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.

05 Feb 2021

Bill Gates

After pandemic warning, Bill Gates warns about climate change, bioterrorism

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned the world about the next disaster. Gates said bioterrorism and climate change could be the next biggest threats to humanity.

04 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu

From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving

Chennai, India's sixth-largest city and home to 11 million people, witnessed its worst floods in 2015. Four years later, the city's taps infamously ran dry in the summer of 2019.

29 Jan 2021


Marine heatwaves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

The mixed layer of the ocean which blankets the top 20 to 200 meters is becoming thinner each year, says a new study that warns that the continued loss of this buffer may lead to more frequent and destructive warming events such as marine heatwaves.

08 Dec 2020


India among top ten performers on Climate Change Index

India is taking substantial steps to mitigate the impact of climate change, revealed the latest global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI).

26 Nov 2020


Climate change may cost Indian GDP $200bn by 2030: Report

The worsening effects of climate change may pose a massive risk of $200 billion to India's GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, revealed a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

23 Oct 2020


During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

US President Donald Trump on Thursday, during the Presidential debate with Democrat opponent Joe Biden, claimed the air in India, China, and Russia is filthy, prompting various reactions from Indians on social media.

15 Sep 2020


Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

07 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

Child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam on Friday refused to be included in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign for International Women's Day.

18 Feb 2020


Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

24 Jan 2020

North Korea

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

08 Jan 2020


India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

India has reportedly succeeded in the breeding of the bird species Great Indian bustard (scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps) through a state-sponsored conservation program.

19 Nov 2019


Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

01 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

24 Sep 2019

Donald Trump

You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech criticizing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

22 Sep 2019


Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

As climate change continues to escalate globally, over a dozen towns in Australia are nearing Day Zero, the day when the taps run dry.

19 Sep 2019


Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

18 Sep 2019


Want to experience North Pole from hotel? Shell out $100,000

If you have ever wanted to visit the North Pole, albeit with a cozier experience than say, a survival expedition, now's your time.

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