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Climate and Environment

Across the World, Trees Are Growing Faster, Dying Younger – and Will Soon Store Less Carbon

By Roel Brienen and Emanuel Gloor As the world warms and the atmosphere becomes increasingly fertilised with carbon dioxide, trees are growing ever faster. But they’re also dying younger – and overall, the world’s forests may be losing their ab...

14 Sep 2020

Heatwaves have become longer, frequent in the past 70 years — Study

Sydney, July 7 (IANS): Scientists have found that heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration since the 1950s in nearly every part of the world. The study, published in Nature Communications analysed the extreme temperature events at a r...

07 Jul 2020

Earth’s magnetic field can change 10 times faster than thought

London, July 6 (IANS): Scientists using simulations in the lab have revealed that changes in the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought. The study, published in the journal Nature Communi...

06 Jul 2020

Heatwave in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan till Monday

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): The India Meteorological Department on Friday forecast heatwave condition for Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan till Monday while a day less in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana. The department also stated that the heat wave...

22 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan: 12 NDRF teams on standby

Kolkata, May 19 (IANS): At least 12 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been kept on stand-by as the cyclone Amphan is likely to hit a large part of the coastal areas with “very heavy rainfall” on Wednesday evening. Beside...

19 May 2020

‘Amphan’ to weaken into extremely severe cyclonic storm — Met

Kolkata, May 19 (PTI): The super cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ in west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to weaken into an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ by noon on Tuesday, the Met department said here. The system, which was situa...

19 May 2020

Bengal on alert as Amphan approaches

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) With Amphan turning into a super-cyclone, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government geared up to make necessary arrangements for the cyclonic spell that is expected to make a landfall in the state on Wednesday. State ...

18 May 2020

ZSI lists 20 species of amphibians as ‘critically endangered’

Panaji, May 17 (PTI): The Zoological Survey of India has posted an updated checklist of Indian amphibians on its website, listing 20 species as critically endangered and 35 as ‘endangered’, an official said on Sunday. The 20 ‘criti...

17 May 2020

Five killed as tornado hits Oklahoma, Texas

Washington, April 23 (IANS): At least five people were killed and more than a dozen injured as tornadoes hit the US states of Oklahoma and Texas, according to officials. A tornado touched down in Marshall County near Oklahoma’s border with Texa...

23 Apr 2020

4 new bat species related to ones linked to Covid-19 discovered

New York, April 22 (IANS): Researchers have discovered four new species of African leaf-nosed bats – cousins of the horseshoe bats that are believed to have served as hosts of the virus that caused Covid-19. The discovery, published in the jou...

22 Apr 2020

We’re coming up with a new set of targets to protect the natural world. Here’s how

David Obura, The University of Queensland Science and scientists are converging around the knowledge that our planet, with us in the driver’s seat, is moving into the Anthropocene. This is a new geological epoch in which humanity’s actions are ch...

27 Feb 2020

Nagaland Forest, NGOs discuss conservation efforts

Dimapur, Feb. 11 (EMN): A programme to promote conservation of forest and wildlife, and associated issues was jointly organised on February 11 by the Nagaland Forest department, Nagaland State Biodiversity Board, and the Wildlife Conservation Society...

12 Feb 2020

Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but scientists are still learning how it harms wildlife

Kennedy Bucci, University of Toronto and Chelsea Rochman, University of Toronto Plastic pollution is a growing global concern. Large pieces of plastic have been found almost everywhere on Earth, from the most visited beaches to remote, uninhabited is...

31 Jan 2020

Planting trees must be done with care – it can create more problems than it addresses

Lulu Zhang, United Nations University Thanks to the climate crisis, we are fast approaching the “point of no return”, according to world leaders. We are also in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. And the state of worldwide land degradation h...

30 Jan 2020

UN sets 2030 target to avert Earth’s sixth mass extinction

Dimapur, Jan. 13 (EMN): Almost a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by the end of the decade according to a draft Paris-style UN agreement on nature. The agreement illustrated the commitment of the UN to stop and reverse biod...

13 Jan 2020

Dwindling Tropical Rainforests Mean Lost Medicines Yet to Be Discovered in Their Plants

By Walter Suza | The Conversation Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences. My failure to r...

29 Nov 2019

Google funding climate change deniers

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Oct. 11: Internet giant Google is funding some of the most notorious climate change deniers in Washington, USA—which is in sharp contrast to the firm’s repeated public calls to take urgent action against the climate c...

11 Oct 2019

Could Modi-Macron Light Up Climate Change Talks?

By Rajendra Shende | IANS The seas are rising relentlessly but not the world leaders. Its hot even in the Arctic but decision-makers are cool. Young people are on the streets protesting against inaction, but heads of states huddled together in O...

03 Aug 2019

Rajasthan government declares ‘Super 30’ tax-free

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that Hrithik Roshan-starrer “Super 30”, based on the life of educationist Anand Kumar, who runs the Super 30 programme for IIT-JEE aspirants from poor families, has been declared tax-fre...

19 Jul 2019

Preserving Our Environment on a Daily Basis

By Rev. Fr. G L Khing Lots of measures have been taken by the Government and NGOs to safeguard our environment. All the same human existence has become a threat to the environment. We threaten our very existence by our careless living. The more we po...

04 Jun 2019

Plastic Pollution a Key Geological Marker: Present Scenario in Nagaland

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous man-made materials that have ever been introduced in the market. The versatility of plastics in terms of its use, lightweight, durability, low production cost makes it the widely used in the world today. Plastic ...

16 May 2019

Encouraging to See India’s Innovation to Tackle Pollution: UN Environment acting

It’s encouraging to see innovation — a key to tackling pollution — coming from all corners, especially developing countries like India, UN Environment acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya has said....

12 Mar 2019

Vaduvoor: A Tiny Village Luring and Feeding Global Birds

By Vasudevan Sridharan | IANS “When some visitors ask, ‘How do the birds know this lake is full?’, I simply tell them that I telephone the migratory birds and inform them,” said Ramesh mockingly as he sits at the tip of a lak...

11 Jan 2019

Is Climate Change Apocalypse Real? Practice Is Better Than Preaching

Is the looming climate change apocalypse real? In the clearly-demarcated battle lines, the good guys are those who believe it is and the bad guys, like US President Donald Trump, are the doubters as any progressive and most of the media would affirm....

17 Dec 2018

Highest weather-related damage in 2017

Katowice (Poland), Dec. 4 (IANS): Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Dominica were hardest hit in 2017, the year with the highest weather-related losses ever recorded, the Global Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, said on Tuesday. India was 14th h...

04 Dec 2018