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No new oil, gas or coal development if world is to reach net zero by 2050, says world energy body
The Guardian

Exploitation and development of new oil and gas fields must stop this year and no new coal-fired power stations can be built if the world is to stay within safe limits of global heating and meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, the world’s leading energy organisation has said. In its strongest warning yet on the need to drastically scale more....

Wildfires, thawing permafrost pose new challenge to curb climate change: Study
India Today

The warming Arctic tundra will make it harder for the world to curb climate change, as thawing permafrost and wildfires release greenhouse gases that are not fully accounted for in global emissions agreements, a study said on Monday. As temperatures rise and permafrost thaws, carbon dioxide and methane trapped within the long-frozen soil are rel more....

Climate change: Food production in Africa’s Sudano-Sahelian Zone under threat, finds study
Down to Earth

The Sudano-Sahelian Zone, which comprises 16 countries in Africa, is the most vulnerable to climate change. The associated risks have pushed food crop as well as livestock production outside safe climatic space (SCS), in turn jeopardising food security in the region, a new study has warned. The region, one of the poorest in the world, is charact more....

More than 70% snow leopard habitat unexplored: WWF report
Down to Earth

More than 70 per cent habitat of the snow leopard, over 12 Asian countries, remains unresearched, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) claimed in a recent report. This may have bearings on conservation of the species. The report titled, Over 100 Years of Snow Leopard Research — A spatially explicit review of the state of knowledge in the sno more....

Poacher in Odisha held with 10 kg boar meat
The New Indian Express

BARIPADA: Wildlife sleuths on Sunday arrested a 23-year-old youth for poaching in Dukura range of Similipal Division (South) in Mayurbhanj district. The accused Hari Naik, a native of Kasikundal under Udala police limits, was held with 10 kg wild boar meat during forest patrolling in the area. He was intercepted near Jambani-Bhalubasa road at ar more....

Pollution Control Board app for hospital waste management, disposal in Andhra
The New Indian Express

VIJAYAWADA: The State Pollution Control Board has developed a mobile app for effective management and scientific disposal of biomedical waste from Covid-19 hospitals and quarantine centres. Stating the 594 hospitals notified for Covid-19 treatment in the state are generating around 38 metric tonnes of biomedical waste (BMW) per day, the APPCB said more....

Hundreds of dead fish float in Bengaluru’s Mottanalluru lake; residents blame pollution
The Indian Express

Hundreds of dead fishes have been floating for the last one week on Mottanalluru lake in South Bengaluru due to an inflow of chemicals, effluents, and pesticides from surrounding industries and agricultural fields. Local residents allege that they were forced to live with the stench of dead fish despite complaining to the officials for the last more....

Lockdown impact: Telangana sees drop in air pollution levels
The New Indian Express

HYDERABAD: The imposition of a lockdown prompted by the Covid-19 crisis has led to a decline in the air pollution levels, following a similar trend from the last year’s lockdown. According to the data collected by the Telangana Pollution Control Board (TSPCB), the air pollution levels in the last few days have improved and were in the “good” catego more....

World is home to 50bn birds, ‘breakthrough’ citizen science research estimates
The Guardian

There are about 50 billion individual birds in the world, according to new research that uses citizen science observations to try to estimate population numbers for almost 10,000 species. The paper, led by scientists at the University of New South Wales, suggests there are about six times as many birds on the planet as humans – but that many ind more....

Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals
The Guardian

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals. Among the global businesses responsible for 55% of the world’s plastic packaging waste are both state-owned and multinational corporations, in more....

The Arctic: a coveted location with a threatened ecosystem
Live Mint

The Arctic, whose bordering countries will meet in Reykjavik on Wednesday and Thursday, is on the frontlines of global warming and is increasingly coveted for its natural resources and strategic location. The Arctic is an ocean surrounded by land, unlike the Antarctic at the other end of the world, which is a continent surrounded by water. It more....

Green light for 'net zero' equivalent for nature
BBC News

The government is expected to announce a legally-binding target for 2030 to drive action to halt the decline of nature and wildlife. Environment Secretary George Eustice will also outline plans for a taskforce on reintroducing animals such as the wildcat to England, and returning beavers to new areas of the country. And he will confirm intent more....


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