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French photographer finds ‘alarming’ lake high in Alps

Bryan Mestre discovered the meltwater lake at an altitude of 3,400 metres at the base of the Dent du Géant and the Aiguilles Marbrées in the Mount Blanc mountain range

17 Jul 2019 3:11 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 15, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

15 Jul 2019 6:55 pm
Nepal: A sitting duck for climate disasters

The country’s geography and ever-looming threat of climate change make it very vulnerable

15 Jul 2019 5:23 pm
Court digest: Major environment hearings of the week (July 8-12)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week

13 Jul 2019 12:44 pm
When wasteland bears fruits

Chikapalli Anasuyamma has transformed over two dozen wastelands into forests in Telangana

12 Jul 2019 12:45 pm
Sands of time: How long will the most-used material last

Human beings use sand the most after water. How sustainable is it?

11 Jul 2019 9:03 am
Can climate events in the southern hemisphere affect crops in the north?

A Columbia University study finds that El Niño-Southern Oscillation is behind low crop production in the US, China

10 Jul 2019 4:42 pm
जलवायु परिवर्तन का आपातकाल बहुत हद तक विकसित देशों की देन है : कैथरीन रोवेट

लोग उन चीजों के लिए मतदान करते रहे, जिनके बारे में हम सबको पता है कि हकीकत में वे किसी भी तरह से मूल्यवान नहीं हैं 

10 Jul 2019 2:38 pm
800 stranded in Arunachal’s West Kameng after cloudburst

The cloudburst comes after a lean monsoon season in the state

9 Jul 2019 7:04 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 9, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

9 Jul 2019 5:57 pm
Odisha’s climate refugees: Last man standing at Satabhaya

Prafulla Lenka, a 47-year-old resident of Odisha’s Satabhaya village, is tenaciously holding on even as his village has almost disappeared into the sea before his eyes

9 Jul 2019 5:19 pm
Drought watch: Is there any monsoon effect?

A deficit in July rainfall has been associated with six of India’s worst droughts between 1877 and 2005

9 Jul 2019 3:02 pm
Odisha’s climate refugees: Activists urge proper rehabilitation policy

Advancing sea puts villagers at risk in Puri, Kendrapada districts

8 Jul 2019 7:34 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 8, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

8 Jul 2019 5:21 pm
Anxiety, angst and anger in the High Arctic

As world powers race to extract the wealth of the melting Far North, the devastating impact on its ecology and indigenous peoples requires a perfect balance to ensure their survival

8 Jul 2019 4:01 pm
Court digest: Major environment hearings of the week (July 1-5)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week

7 Jul 2019 11:23 am
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 5, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

5 Jul 2019 9:46 pm
This chemical controls whether you would be fat or fatter

Obesogen are pesticides, phthalates, medicines that affect body functions and to make one fat

5 Jul 2019 2:21 pm
Microplastics, an invisible danger to human health

Indians consume 11 kg of plastic products in various forms every year, according to industry estimates

4 Jul 2019 6:35 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 4, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

4 Jul 2019 6:08 pm
Scientists find evidence cosmic rays influence Earth’s climate

The galactic cosmic rays also play a role in the global warming 

4 Jul 2019 12:45 pm
मुंबई की बारिश ने फिर साबित किया जलवायु परिवर्तन नहीं है कोई भ्रम

बाढ़ की स्थिति पैदा कर देने वाली वर्षा महज कुछ घंटों में हो रही है जबकि एक लंबा अंतराल सूखे जैसी स्थिति से गुजर रहा है। यह जलवायु परिवर्तन का सबूत है।

3 Jul 2019 8:52 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 3, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

3 Jul 2019 5:43 pm
शहरीकरण और फसल चक्र में बदलाव से बढ़ रहा है तापमान: अध्ययन

शोधकर्ताओं ने ओडिशा में वर्ष 1981 से 2010 तक भूमि उपयोग, भूमि आवरण और मौसम के आंकड़ों का विश्लेषण किया, तापमान में सबसे अधिक बढ़ोत्तरी 2001-10 के बीच हुई 

3 Jul 2019 4:52 pm
World’s northernmost town now its fastest warming too

The temperature at Longyearbyen in Norway's Svalbard archipelago has risen by 4°C since 1971

3 Jul 2019 1:16 pm
गर्मी की अधिकता से 8 करोड़ नौकरियों पर खतरा!

आईएलओ की नई रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, वैश्विक तापमान में वृद्धि के चलते जिस तरह गर्मी बढ़ रही है, उससे 2030 में 8 करोड़ नौकरियों के समान उत्पादकता का नुकसान होगा।

2 Jul 2019 8:30 pm
Mumbai rains once again prove climate change is no hoax

The number of rainy days is decreasing while intense rainfall events are increasing globally

2 Jul 2019 5:02 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 2, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

2 Jul 2019 4:08 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 1, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

1 Jul 2019 5:23 pm
Climate talks at Bonn miss the point, yet again

Countries could at least have arrived at clear texts on key issues for final decisions at COP 25 in Chile

1 Jul 2019 10:19 am
Climate talks need to re-focus on target-setting

Bonn offered a chance for countries to accept IPCC’s report on 1.5°C. Yet several negotiators, particularly Saudi Arabia & the US, continued in their adamancy & ignored it

29 Jun 2019 2:51 pm
Bonn fails to deliver need of hour as climate clock ticks away

The 50th United Nations Bonn Climate Change Conference didn’t include key findings on global warming

28 Jun 2019 8:42 pm
By spending just 3% more on infra, developing nations can save $4.2 trillion: World Bank

Making assets climate resilient can help these countries earn $4 for each $1 spent, according to the report

28 Jun 2019 6:05 pm
US Virgin Islands approves bill to ban toxic sunscreen

Sunscreens with chemicals — oxybenzone or octinoxate — can cause death among developing corals and increase coral bleaching 

28 Jun 2019 2:05 pm
UNFCCC calls for transformational change to fight climate crisis

Countries have also been urged to design and implement policies in line with the Paris Agreement goals 

28 Jun 2019 10:34 am
This June may be second-most rain deficient in 7 years

This comes when the country has already been experiencing an extended dry spell since the end of last year’s monsoon season

27 Jun 2019 7:54 pm
अब बिहार में बिजली गिरने से हुई 30 मौतें, क्या है वजह

भीषण गर्मी, लू के बाद अब बिहार में बारिश बिजली गिरने से लगभग 30 लोगोें की मौत हुई है। आइए, जानते हैं क्या है बिजली गिरने की वजह 

27 Jun 2019 7:16 pm
Greenland's Ice Sheet has 60 subglacial lakes underneath, say scientists

The new 56 lakes are important targets for studying evidence of extreme life

27 Jun 2019 3:46 pm
Blazing India: Bihar’s poor slog and suffer the most

Daily wage labourers, roadside vendors and farmers in the state take the heat

26 Jun 2019 3:46 pm
Europe braces for unprecedented heatwave

Temperatures may soon cross 40°C mark in several countries in the continent

26 Jun 2019 1:29 pm
Blazing India: The sun beats down mercilessly on Vidarbha

With no rains yet and the heat wave still on, the situation in Maharashtra’s easternmost region has everybody worried

25 Jun 2019 5:02 pm
एसी का इस्तेमाल कम नहीं किया गया तो बिगड़ सकते हैं हालात

सीएसई ने आठ साल के बिजली खपत के आंकड़ों का अध्ययन करने के बाद कई महत्वपूर्ण तथ्यों का खुलासा किया है, जो दर्शाता है कि हम जलवायु परिवर्तन और कूलिंग एक्शन प्लान के लक्ष्यों से पिछड़ सकते हैं

21 Jun 2019 5:56 pm
Monsoon advances, but in deficit

Reasons for delay: Weak El Nino conditions, very severe Cyclone Vayu

21 Jun 2019 5:21 pm
अतिरिक्त कार्बन कटौती के लक्ष्य से चूक सकता है भारत

सहायक वन महानिदेशक ने कहा कि मौजूदा दर बेहद धीमी है। इस दर के साथ हम अतिरिक्त कार्बन कटौती के लक्ष्य को पूरा नही कर पाएंगे। 

21 Jun 2019 3:14 pm
Researchers studied US spy-sat images of Himalayan glaciers. What they found is alarming

The third pole has been losing 8 bn tonne ice every year during 2000-2016. Blame global warming

20 Jun 2019 9:24 pm
US beekeepers lost 40% honey bee colonies in a year: Survey

Beekeepers lost 37.7 per cent colonies during the winter, between April 2018 and April 2019 — the highest winter decline in the last 13 years  

20 Jun 2019 5:13 pm
क्या जून 2019 अब तक का सबसे सूखा महीना साबित होगा

मानसून का एक चौथाई मौसम पूरा होने वाला है। मौसम का इतिहास बताता है कि यह अच्छे संकेत नहीं हैं 

20 Jun 2019 2:42 pm
उच्च हिमालयी क्षेत्रों में मानव हस्तक्षेप पर लगाम जरूरी

उत्तराखंड के औली पर्यटन स्थल में एक शादी का भव्य आयोजन होने जा रहा है, जिससे सवाल उठ रहे हैं कि क्या हिमालयी क्षेत्र में ऐसे आयोजन होने चाहिए। 

20 Jun 2019 12:47 pm
Investors accuse 22 Indian firms for hiding environmental impact

A group of 88 investors have written to corporate giants such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries and 20 others to disclose their impact on climate crisis, water shortages and deforestation

20 Jun 2019 10:02 am