Supreme Court relaxes deadline to transition to BS-VI amid lockdown

The deadline for a transition to Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) from BS-IV emission standards in India was extended up to 10 days by the Supreme Court on March 27, 2020, keeping in mind the nationwide lockdown to curb the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The ruling gives only marginal relief to automobile manufacturers, allowing them Read More …

The common but differentiated challenges of COVID-19 and climate change

The narrative links between COVID-19 and the climate emergency are inescapable at this point. These narrative links are quite unshakeable, regardless of which way the coronavirus crisis goes — if our species fails to respond adequately, commentary will point to our planet-wide failures on climate change as a forerunner. The more dubious narrative is if we respond Read More …

Why We Need to Take Climate Change Seriously

Climate change involves and impacts every system within the planet, from ecosystems to fresh water distribution. It’s infinitely complex. But while many causes are still unknown, we do know that the earth’s temperature is rising and that human activity is contributing to the temperature spike noted since with the Industrial Revolution. While common climate change Read More …

World Water Day 2020: How water can be used in the battle against climate change

It is an enabling and limiting factor in humanity’s ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change World Water Day is an international observance day, marked on March 22 every year to celebrate water. It is a day to raise awareness and inspire people around the world facing water crises and to take actions advocating Read More …

How Artificial Intelligence is Saving Our Planet

It takes a high level of data analysis to predict the effects of climate change and the implications of our actions to stop and adapt to it. Often, scientists have terabytes of data, but not the computing power to make sense of climate issues like hurricanes. But this level of analysis is possible with artificial Read More …

Protecting peatlands can help attain climate goals

Peatland degradation can trigger release of stored carbon. A UN report underlined ways to map and monitor them Peatlands, which play an crucial role in regulating global climate by acting as carbon sinks, are facing degradation and need to be urgently monitored, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations report released recently.  The report comprised information Read More …

How will climate change affect carbon sequestered in tropical forests?

Trees have an iconic status in the fight against climate change and in the environmental movement in general. As sacked United Nations Conference of Parties (UN CoP) president Claire Perry O’Neill put it in New Delhi: “Don’t we all love to plant a tree”. Nature-based solutions are key to the 26th Conference of Parties to Read More …

Climate change and water: Wise old ways

Traditional water management systems, such as tanks, wells and ponds, had inbuilt sustainability and stood the test of time. Sound on knowledge, these were designed for multi-functions but could not meet the growing human needs. Their inbuilt sustainability needs to be brought back through different designs and interventions. This is a challenge.  Growing water needs Read More …

India-Pakistan nuclear war can starve humanity: Study

Food supplies may drop over 20% in 70 poor countries with 1.3 bln people, the study estimated   ‘Baker Shot’, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear test by the United States at Bikini Atoll in 1946. Source: Wikipedia Unprecedented food shortage and global famine lasting more than a decade can be the fallout of an India-Pakistan war, Read More …

Simply Put: Coronavirus vs climate change

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