Climate Change: News
07 May 2022Delhi
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 2022Narendra 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 2022Heatwave
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 2022Environment
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 2022Bangladesh
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 2022Indonesia
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 2021United 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 2021Environment
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 2021Canada
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 2021Narendra 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 2021Global 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 2021Mumbai
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 2021Delhi
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 2021Pakistan 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 2021Canada
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 2021Global 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 2021Dalai 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 2021Cannes 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 2021Cyclone
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 2021Snapchat
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 2021Research
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 2021John 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 2021Coronavirus
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 2021Bill 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 2021Tamil 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 2021Environment
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 2020India
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 2020India
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 2020India
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 2020Facebook
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 2020Narendra 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 2020Instagram
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 2020North 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 2020Rajasthan
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 2019Bihar
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 2019Narendra 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 2019Donald 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 2019Australia
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 2019India
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 2019Shell
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.