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  • "Climate Scientists Express Horror and Resentment as Global Heatwaves Unfold"

    Leading climate scientists share their deep sadness, horror, and resentment as devastating heatwaves grip much of the northern hemisphere. The record-breaking temperatures and extreme climate events align with scientists' projections, but they still find the ferocity of the impacts surprising and alarming. The experts warn that even a 1.2°C global warming increase is proving unsafe, and they emphasize the urgent need for collective action to combat climate change.

  • "Study Links Europe and US Heatwaves to Human-Induced Climate Change"

    A scientific study reveals that the heatwaves that struck Europe and the US in July would have been "virtually impossible" without the influence of human-induced climate change. The research also indicates that climate change made the heatwave in southern Europe 2.5°C hotter and increased the likelihood of the heatwave affecting parts of China by 50 times.

  • "Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Water Projects in Ohio and Beyond"

    Proposed federal budget cuts to infrastructure and environmental programs could have severe consequences for communities in Ohio and other states. The House Appropriations Committee has put forward a bill that includes deep cuts to funding for clean water and drinking water projects through state revolving funds, posing a significant challenge to ensuring safe drinking water, replacing aging infrastructure, and addressing climate change impacts.

  • Madeira Island leading the renewable energy transition

    Madeira Island, a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, is known for its stunning scenery, mild climate, and delicious wine. But it is also becoming a leader in renewable energy.

  • "Accelerating Inclusive Climate Action: Towards a More Just and Equal Society"

    The article emphasizes the crucial link between climate action and building a more just and equal society. UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Simon Stiell, highlights that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement necessitates collective and sustained long-term efforts towards inclusive climate action. While some progress has been made, greater participation of youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and local communities in decision-making for climate action remains a priority.

  • Eco-friendly flower show at Bangalore’s Lalbagh garden

    The Horticulture Department and various NGOs are joining hands to make the Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh a zero-waste event. They are committed to reducing waste generation and promoting responsible practices during the event.

  • Eco-friendly alternative to reduce plastic wrap developed from potatoes

    A new product called Great Wrap, which is a compostable alternative to plastic cling wrap. Great Wrap is made from waste potatoes, mixed with other biobased ingredients, such as used cooking oil and a starchy root vegetable called cassava. The material is said to be 100% home-compostable in under 180 days.

  • "Antarctic Sea Ice at Record Lows: A Sign of Accelerated Climate Change?"

    Alarm bells ring as Antarctic sea ice hits record lows for July, with an area around 10 times the size of the UK missing compared to the 1981-2010 average.

  • "The Threat of Extreme Marine Heatwaves: North Atlantic Ocean in Crisis"

    Climate records show that the global ocean temperature has broken records for May, June, and July, with particular concern surrounding an unexpected marine heatwave in the North Atlantic Ocean.

  • FAO launches action plan to promote climate-smart agrifood system

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched an action plan to help its members implement its ambitious strategy on climate change. The strategy, which was endorsed in June 2022, aims to make agrifood systems sustainable, inclusive, resilient, and adaptive to climate change.