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Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at collapse risk due to global warming
Business Standard

Over a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf area may be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach four degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a study. The research, published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal, found that 34 per cent of the area of all Antarctic ice shelves -- around half a million more....

Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global warming reaches 3C
The Guardian

Unique island species including lemurs and the Galapagos giant tortoise could be at high risk of extinction if the planet warms by more than 3C above pre-industrial levels, new research warns. Analysis of 270 biodiversity hotspots suggests almost half of endemic marine species and 84% of endemic mountain species will face extinction if the plane more....

‘Climate change studies don’t show complete picture of impact on mammals’
Down to Earth

There are vast gaps in the world’s understanding of how mammals are responding to climate change, according to a scientific review published in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Animal Ecology recently. Most studies do not take into account the complex ways in which climate change manifests in the present and evolutionary path of mamma more....

US envoy John Kerry says India’s role on climate change crucial
India Today

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Thursday said that the India’s role on climate change was crucial. Speaking to India Today, the US envoy said that India is a critical and important member of climate change task force as it has huge intellectual resources and can contribute largely in curbs. “The challenge is to act fast,” he more....

BASIC nations bat for finances from developed world to fight climate change
Business Standard

BASIC countries or bloc of four newly industrialised nations - Brazil, South Africa, India and China in a joint session on climate change asked the developed economies to provide climate finance to developing nations. The 30th session of the ministerial committee was held on Thursday. The committee was chaired by Prakash Javadekar, Union ministe more....

Aviation shutdown shows we can clean up our air
The Guardian

In 2010, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano affected many Easter holidays. The closure of European airspace left many people stranded but millions enjoyed a break from aircraft noise and could look up at brilliant blue skies, free from contrails. Switching off airports allowed scientists to show that Heathrow and Gatwick were affecting lo more....

Maharashtra recycles only 1% of e-waste it generates: MPCB data
The Indian Express

Maharashtra recycles only about 1 percent of total e-waste generated in the state, shows data from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). The state generates 10 lakh tonnes of e-waste annually, but only 975.25 tonnes of it was recycled while 11,015.49 tonnes was dismantled but yet to be recycled in the formal sector. MPCB officials said more....

Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
The Telegraph

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. The calves have been spotted with herds at both the eastern and western forest range of the sanctuary. Calves were also seen with a herd near the Chotka more....

Reprieve likely for six thermal plants
The Times of India

New Delhi: Six thermal power plants, which are located within a 300-km radius of Delhi and are contributing to the capital’s pollution, are likely to receive relaxations for the next three years, states Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). In an analysis carried out by it, the NGO found the latest categorisation of thermal power plants — based more....

Scientists are on a quest to save a climate ally: seagrasses
Live Mint

Saya De Malha Bank, Indian Ocean: Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean currents sweeping across an underwater mountain plateau the size of Switzerland. A remote-powered camera glides through the sunlit, turquoise waters of this corner of the western Indian Ocean, capturing rare footage of what scienti more....

Environment ministry amendment gives coal thermal power stations full licence to pollute: CSE
Down to Earth

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) on April 1, 2021 extended the timelines for the majority of coal-based power plants in India to comply with the emission norms by another three-four years. This is the third amendment to the notification that first came in 2015. Following the 2015 notification, all power plan more....


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