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By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

30 Oct 2019

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

As global warming continues, polar ice will melt faster and coastal regions worldwide will be swallowed by the swelling seas.

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

26 Jun 2019

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

If you are someone who wonders why Greenland, a landmass that's mostly ice, was named that, you probably won't have to spare more thought for it.

Delhi: Sikh man distributes water to strangers, wins Internet's heart

08 Jun 2019

Delhi: Sikh man distributes water to strangers, wins Internet's heart

No matter how much you deny, climate change is a real problem and it is accelerating faster than you think.

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

05 Jun 2019

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

It has been decades since we first started hearing about the drastic climate change, but it seems nobody has been taking those warnings seriously. And now, as it turns out, we may end up paying the ultimate price.

#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

29 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

US President Donald Trump is known for his unintentional funny antics.

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

19 Dec 2018

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

The US President, Donald Trump, has been the face of many controversies.

Donald Trump actually thought Christian Bale was Bruce Wayne. What?

13 Dec 2018

Donald Trump actually thought Christian Bale was Bruce Wayne. What?

When did you realize that Superman, Spiderman or Batman isn't real - somewhere around 6, 7 or 10 years, maybe?

Climate isn't weather: Trump gets science lessons from Assamese girl

28 Nov 2018

Climate isn't weather: Trump gets science lessons from Assamese girl

On November 21, the temperature dropped to -2 degree Celsius in Washington, US.

Bitcoins might destroy Earth as we know it: Here's how

30 Oct 2018

Bitcoins might destroy Earth as we know it: Here's how

Not many people associate bitcoins with climate change, but it seems like cryptocurrencies can hasten humanity's march towards climate catastrophe.

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

24 Oct 2018

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

Nicknamed 'Himalayan Viagra', an expensive caterpillar fungus, which is more valuable than gold, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, say researchers.

#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?

19 Oct 2018

#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?

About two weeks back, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report warning humanity of run-away climate change and cataclysmic consequences in the absence of 'unprecedented' changes to the world economy in the next 10 years.

UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth

08 Oct 2018

UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth

A landmark climate change report released by UN on Monday has warned that the world is on the brink of disaster and could face cataclysmic consequences if steps aren't taken immediately to drastically cut carbon emissions.

Increasing evidence points towards sixth wave of extinction

11 Jul 2018

Increasing evidence points towards sixth wave of extinction

When the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was put down earlier this year by its caretakers, the uncomfortable topic of extinction made its way into mainstream news for a brief period of time before being swept under the rug again.

Global warming can worsen India's food security problem manifold

02 Apr 2018

Global warming can worsen India's food security problem manifold

Hunger is one of India's basic problems: according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index, it ranked 100th out of 119 countries.

UN: Humans looking at lonely future with fewer plants, animals

24 Mar 2018

UN: Humans looking at lonely future with fewer plants, animals

According to new UN scientific reports - covering the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific regions - on biodiversity in the planet, humans are looking at lonely future with an ever-increasing number of species coming under the threat of extinction.

Modi in Davos: PM discusses three biggest challenges of today

23 Jan 2018

Modi in Davos: PM discusses three biggest challenges of today

PM Narendra Modi talked about climate change, good vs bad terrorism and self-centeredness, the three biggest challenges the world is apparently facing today, at the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.

Last 17 years have been the hottest since 1880: NASA

19 Jan 2018

Last 17 years have been the hottest since 1880: NASA

2017 was the warmest without El Nino, the Pacific weather pattern that adds to the rising temperatures, reported NASA on Thursday.

Thanks to climate change, chocolate to get extinct by 2040

03 Jan 2018

Thanks to climate change, chocolate to get extinct by 2040

Imagine a world without chocolates.

As America freezes, Trump suggests using bit of global warming

29 Dec 2017

As America freezes, Trump suggests using bit of global warming

Donald Trump mocked climate change on Friday, displaying once again how little he thinks of the modern world's most imminent threat.

Time is running out: Global scientists warn humanity

15 Nov 2017

Time is running out: Global scientists warn humanity

World scientists recently issued a second "warning to humanity", highlighting the imminent danger that our planet is in, thanks to our unsustainable lifestyles.

Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

14 Oct 2017

Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

As if Delhi was not crumbling under pollution from coal plants and exhaust from cars, high imports of a fuel more polluting than diesel and petrol, petcoke, adds to Delhi's pollution woes.

US to re-engage with the Paris Agreement?

17 Sep 2017

US to re-engage with the Paris Agreement?

The US recently made its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change official, inviting significant criticism.

How much would climate change cost India?

19 Aug 2017

How much would climate change cost India?

As global green house gas emissions continue to grow, India is starting to feel the impact of climate change; be it through bad monsoons or through extreme weather events.

'India performs better than predicted, cuts down faster on coal'

04 Aug 2017

'India performs better than predicted, cuts down faster on coal'

While announcing his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, President Trump loudly wondered why the US should stop its coal production, while India could double its production by 2020.

Global warming: Are we ignoring farmers in the Himalayas?

03 Aug 2017

Global warming: Are we ignoring farmers in the Himalayas?

Climate change has been manifesting itself through many ways including changing weather patterns.

How much does earth's plastic weigh? Try a billion elephants!

21 Jul 2017

How much does earth's plastic weigh? Try a billion elephants!

Despite its extremely negative environmental impacts, plastic continues to be an inherent part of our lifestyle.

Paris Agreement: 19 countries reiterate commitment after US' withdrawal

09 Jul 2017

Paris Agreement: 19 countries reiterate commitment after US' withdrawal

Just over a month after the US pulled out of the landmark Paris Agreement, leaders of 19 nations at the Hamburg G20 summit have vowed to take it forward with or without America.

Was Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement a blessing in disguise?

20 Jun 2017

Was Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement a blessing in disguise?

Trump's recent withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been met with a loud clamour on how it ends all hopes for fighting climate change.

Last month was the second hottest May on record

16 Jun 2017

Last month was the second hottest May on record

According to NASA's monthly analysis, last month was the second hottest May in 137 years of modern record-keeping of average global temperatures.

India witnessing shocking increase in heatwaves

08 Jun 2017

India witnessing shocking increase in heatwaves

India is witnessing increasing temperatures. Several deaths due to heatwave have already been reported; experts say more are likely.

IIT Delhi's eco-friendly innovations to bring about a sustainable environment

05 Jun 2017

IIT Delhi's eco-friendly innovations to bring about a sustainable environment

IIT Delhi is making India and the world a better place, one invention at a time.

World Environment Day 2017 - Connecting people to nature

05 Jun 2017

World Environment Day 2017 - Connecting people to nature

Every year, 5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day - the largest and the most celebrated day for conserving and preserving the nature and environment.

Five ways Trump's Paris agreement withdrawal impacts the world

02 Jun 2017

Five ways Trump's Paris agreement withdrawal impacts the world

President Donald Trump has announced his decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement.

G7 summit concludes: Trump refuses to agree to climate-change deal

28 May 2017

G7 summit concludes: Trump refuses to agree to climate-change deal

The conclusion of the annual G7 summit in Sicily on Saturday saw differences crop up between US President Donald Trump and representatives from European nations and Japan.

Tree Conservation- Delhi's special ambulance for sick trees, and more

24 May 2017

Tree Conservation- Delhi's special ambulance for sick trees, and more

Delhi got its 'tree ambulance' in 2010, after the previous year's monsoon left about a 100 trees uprooted in the area maintained by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation.

IIT-B professor awarded prestigious INSA Young Scientist medal

09 May 2017

IIT-B professor awarded prestigious INSA Young Scientist medal

Vikram Vishal, assistant professor in the Earth Sciences department at IIT-B, has won the coveted Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for Young Scientist, 2017.

Paris accord- Investor giants urge Trump to implement climate agreement

08 May 2017

Paris accord- Investor giants urge Trump to implement climate agreement

In a letter to the Group of seven (G7) countries, investors holding $15 trillion worth of assets urged countries led by US to implement the Paris climate agreement, despite Trump's abrogation threats.

Heatwave in India: 4,620 deaths recorded in four years

25 Apr 2017

Heatwave in India: 4,620 deaths recorded in four years

Deadly heatwave in India claimed over 4,620 lives over the last four years.

Earth Day 2017: On the importance of going green

22 Apr 2017

Earth Day 2017: On the importance of going green

April 22nd is celebrated annually as Earth Day since 1970. Celebrated across the world, the Day upholds the importance of environmental protection. Demonstrations and celebrations are conducted in over 193 countries commemorating the day.