Allahabad University (AU) in Prayagraj, India, has taken a significant step towards addressing climate change with the inauguration of a Center of Excellence in Climate Change. This dedicated center aims to foster research, education, and awareness initiatives focused on mitigating the effects of climate change.
Mental health professionals are sounding the alarm about a concerning trend: a surge in anxiety directly linked to climate change. The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, coupled with the looming threat of environmental collapse, are taking a toll on people's emotional well-being.
The Telangana government has announced a new energy policy that prioritizes solar power generation and affordability. This policy aims to increase solar power production by establishing solar power plants on vacant lands and irrigation canals. Additionally, the government will provide free electricity up to 200 units for domestic consumers, aiming to reduce electricity bills.
In a significant push towards renewable energy, the Tripura government has announced plans to install solar panels in all public offices across the state. This initiative aims to not only reduce reliance on conventional energy sources but also promote clean energy adoption.
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and a Canadian university have joined forces to spearhead advancements in sustainable agriculture. This collaboration aims to develop innovative solutions and share knowledge to address the challenges faced by the agricultural sector.
A new study raises alarming concerns about the impact of climate change on children's health, particularly the risk of premature birth. Researchers found a staggering 60% increase in the average risk of preterm birth associated with exposure to extreme temperatures.
While planting trees has long been championed as a solution to climate change, a recent study throws a new light on its effectiveness. The research, published in Science, highlights the complexities of tree planting as a mitigation strategy.
India's renewable energy sector is poised for significant growth, according to a recent report by rating agency ICRA. They estimate the nation's installed renewable energy capacity, excluding large hydro plants, to reach 170 gigawatts (GW) by March 2025, marking a substantial rise from the 135 GW recorded in December 2023.
In a commendable effort to combat climate change, the Assam government has embarked on a large-scale afforestation project. The initiative aims to increase forest cover by planting trees across a staggering 163 square kilometers of land. This ambitious undertaking is a crucial step towards mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and ensuring a greener future for the state.
Lindstrom India, a subsidiary of a global textile rental company, is making strides towards environmental responsibility by incorporating recycled plastic into its workwear collection. This initiative aligns with their commitment to science-based climate targets and emphasizes reducing their environmental impact.