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Nearly a fifth of Earth's surface transformed since 1960
Hindustan Times

Whether it's turning forests into cropland or savannah into pastures, humanity has repurposed land over the last 60 years equivalent in area to Africa and Europe combined, researchers said Tuesday. If you count all such transitions since 1960, it adds up to about 43 million square kilometres (16.5 square miles), four times more than previous est more....

Millions at risk as cities fail to adapt to climate change, as per a report
Deccan Herald

Hundreds of cities have no climate adaptation plans in place despite rising threats like floods, heatwaves and pollution, according to a report Wednesday that said this could put 400 million people at risk across the world. Fast-expanding urban areas are home to more than half the population of the planet and are increasingly exposed to climate- more....

‘Climate change could be behind Uttarakhand cloudbursts’
Down to Earth

The recent weather events in Uttarakhand termed as ‘cloudbursts’ were highly unusual and could have been caused by the warming of the region, an expert told Down To Earth (DTE) May 12, 2021. Cloudburst-like events have hit Uttarakhand since May 3 and have caused considerable damage in the four hilly districts of Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Uttar more....

Chinkara poached in DNP area in Sam
The Times of India

Jaisalmer: A case of poaching of Chinkara at Desert National Park in Sam area of Jaisalmer has come to light. Chinkara is on the schedule I list of Wildlife Protection Act. Unidentified poachers, after poaching the Chinkara, threw its remains. The forest department on Wednesday reached the spot and the team has started an investigation in the case more....

Only 3 states generated more Covid biomedical waste than Delhi in May
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi generated 18.8 tonnes of Covid-19 biomedical waste per day in May (till May 10) — the fourth highest in the country — according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). With 23.7 tonnes per day (TPD), Kerala generated the maximum. A recent CPCB report stated that the average Covid-related biomedical waste generation during May more....

Covid biomedical waste goes past last year’s peak
The Times of India

Pune: The volume of Covid-linked biomedical waste in the city has now gone past last year’s peak, recently touching 7,000kg per day, data provided by the state pollution board has shown. “Pune city’s average daily Covid biomedical waste generation is currently between 6,500 to 7,000kg. It hit the 7,000-kg peak on February 28, April 28 and 30 this more....

Of world's 100 cities at greatest environmental risk, India has 43: Report
Business Standard

Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues including air pollution and natural disasters, according to a report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft. Of the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia, according to the report released on Thursday. Of those, 37 are in China and 43 are in India, the world’s first and third biggest more....

Germany to consider spending more to meet climate targets
Hindustan Times

Germany's environment minister said Wednesday that the government is considering additional spending to meet the new climate targets it has set for the coming decade. Svenja Schulze told public broadcaster ARD that officials agree a program of urgent measures is needed to complement the new goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 65% from more....

Major township project in Great Nicobar to impact turtle nesting sites, corals
Hindustan Times

A proposed township and area development project proposal on the Great Nicobar Island is likely to impact turtle and megapode nesting sites and affect coral reefs, according to the project documents seen by HT, even as the Union environment ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) has recommended it for grant of terms of reference (TOR). The gra more....

Huge marine parks off Christmas and Cocos islands target illegal foreign fishing
The Guardian

Australia is adding an area of the Indian Ocean bigger than France to its network of marine parks in an attempt to keep out international fishing boats and promote scientific discovery in two biodiversity hotspots. The Morrison government announced $5.4m would be spent to create two marine parks around Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Is more....

Coal India carbon emissions less than 1pc of India''s in FY20

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) State-owned Coal India Ltd on Wednesday said that the PSU accounted for only 0.65 per cent of the country''s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 2,616 million tonnes (MT) during FY2019-20. Coal India (CIL) said that this is according to the data sourced from Global Carbon Project: Carbon Di-Oxide Information Analysis Cen more....


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