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UN-WFP Director Applauds India’s PDS Program Covering 800 Million People

Speaking at the second edition of the mega Bharat Nutrition Week conclave, organized by the Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) applauded the efforts of India’s Nutritional programs and initiatives. He also outlined the path ahead for better coverage.

Climate Change education in the school curriculum is not being prioritized reveals UNESCO report

According to the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report by UNESCO, climate education is still not being prioritised and sufficiently integrated into the education system and only 50 per cent of countries emphasise the subject in their national-level laws, policies or teaching plans. The GEM report is released while the biggest climate summit is continuing in Glasgow with major nations committing to several climate action goals towards achieving the net-zero target.

Maruti-Toyota to start recycling unit

A vehicle scrapping facility was started in Noida today, partnered by The Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group. The joint venture aims to promote transparent, organized and eco-friendly dismantling of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). The facility has an area of 10,993 sq metre and is equipped to scrap and recycle over 24,000 ELVs per year. About ₹44 crores have been invested for the project and it functions on technologically advanced and modern machines to break down and scrape ELVs in a scientific way.

Hurricanes to hit more populated regions in future indicate new study

According to a new study published in the Journal Nature Geoscience, global climate change is going to impact the usual occurrence of natural disasters such as cyclones and hurricanes as they will hit the more populated regions in the near future and put thousands of lives under threat.

Environmental groups oppose Rajasthan's request to fast-tracking of coal projects in Chhattisgarh

Environmental groups have raised concern over Rajasthan CM Ashok Gahlot's request to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel to expedite the blocks over coal processing. The demand prodded by environmental activists is to declare the complete Hasdeo forest region a legally protected area, as it is a significant elephant habitat.

Greenland witnessed record loss of ice in past 25 years

According to the UN-backed, the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) annual ‘State of the climate’ reports indicates that Greenland has witnessed record loss of ice sheets as 2021 marked the 25th year in a row.

2021 was the fifth hottest year on record claims EU scientists

As per the recent study conducted by European scientists, 2021 was the world’s fifth warmest year on record as the levels of global temperature and carbon and methane emissions were alarmingly soaring.

Ocean temperature levels reached an all-time high in 2021

According to a new report published in the Advances in Atmospheric Sciences journal, the global temperature level of the oceans touched its maximum mark in the year 2021.

Climate change could spike up the global temperature to 4℃ a new study reveals

A new study conducted by the Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Met Office highlighted that the current rate of human-induced activities and climate actions could lead to global warming hitting the 4℃ mark by the end of this century.

US could see a century's worth of sea rise in just 30 years

America's coastline will see a rise in sea levels in the next 30 years as much as it did in the entire 20th century. Although the worst rise in sea levels because of melting glaciers is projected to hit by 2100, the current rise is alarming and is more of a consequence of warming of the ocean water due to the rise in average temperature of the planet.

How the ‘Impossible Burger’ is helping the climate.

The adverse effects of eating meat on the environment is largely because of the amount of resources that are needed to feed and grow the amount of livestock or poultry to serve such a large population of meat eating humans. Grazing cows and goats require large areas of open land which can otherwise be used for farming. Grass eating animals also emit methane and nitrous oxide as they digest food which is harmful for the environment as they are GHGs. They also consume large amounts of water.

Global warming and land use change to drive more extreme wildfires

A study conducted by the United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP) says that there will be a global increase in extreme fires of up to 14% by 2030, compared to the number recorded in 2010-2020. The increase could reach 30% by 2050 and 50% by the end of the century.

Carbon soot affecting polar ice

Black carbon is the leftover junk from burning plants or fossil fuels. Researchers estimate that soot, or black carbon pollution in the most popular and accessible part of Antarctica is causing an extra inch of snowpack shrinkage every year. Soot in Antarctica comes primarily from the exhaust of cruise ships, vehicles, airplanes and electrical generators, although some pollution travels on the wind from all parts of the globe.

Canon under pressure to remove 'climate misinformation' articles.

A think tank linked to Japanese technology giant Canon is coming under pressure to remove multiple articles from a research director who describes the climate crisis as “fake news” and compares campaigner Greta Thunberg to a communist.

IPCC report 2022: Climate change and its economic consequences

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report said Monday if human-caused global warming isn’t limited to just another couple tenths of a degree, an Earth now struck regularly by deadly heat, fires, floods and drought in future decades will degrade in 127 ways with some being “potentially irreversible.”

Mumbai experiencing dust storms linked to climate change effects

The recent dust storms witnessed by Mumbai in the month of January & February which has worsened the air quality of the city is now being identified as the effects of human-induced activity, global warming & climate change.

IPCC report on climate change

The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on 28th February 2022, has warned of multiple disasters in the next twenty years even if necessary actions are implemented for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change fundamentally affecting European birds, study shows

Researchers have found that European birds such as garden warblers, are having a quarter fewer chicks, which has huge implications for the species. Chiffchaffs are laying their eggs 12 days earlier. Some birds are decreasing in size, while others, such as redstarts, are getting larger.

Thawing Permafrost could result in leaching of chemicals and microbes in the environment

Scientists are turning to a combination of data collected from air, land and space to get more complete picture of how climate change is affecting the planet’s frozen regions.