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Science & Environment / DowntoEarth

The good, the bad and the ugly: the nations leading and failing on climate action

This piece is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story

18 Sep 2019 8:07 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 18, 2019)

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

18 Sep 2019 6:09 pm
भारत समेत दुनिया के कई देशों ने कहा महसूस हो रहा है जलवायु परिवर्तन : सर्वे

ज्यादातर देशों ने कहा है कि जलवायु परिवर्तन के दुष्प्रभावों को कम करने के लिए कठोर कदम उठाने हà¥

18 Sep 2019 5:26 pm
Trump’s battle with California busts myths about American climate policy

The development should end the illusion that sub-national action will suffice

18 Sep 2019 4:46 pm
State action plans on climate change need upscaling and capacity enhancement

The revision of state action plans must be accompanied with a long-term strategy for effective climate actions

18 Sep 2019 3:16 pm
Northern Hemisphere just recorded its hottest summer

The five warmest summers ever recorded have occurred in the past five years

17 Sep 2019 5:53 pm
Rising temperatures in Indian Ocean can boost Atlantic’s ocean currents: Study

Weakening of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation can have dramatic consequences for Europe and other parts of the Atlantic rim

17 Sep 2019 2:55 pm
जलवायु संकट : क्या एशिया के सबसे बड़े घास मैदान को छोड़ देंगे कच्छ के मालधारी?

खारेपन को दूर करने के बजाए इस पागल बबूल ने बन्नी की पारिस्थितिकी को नष्ट करना शुरू कर दिया। घास

16 Sep 2019 5:38 pm
African countries to develop climate-resilient agriculture systems

The continent's 55 countries sign a 5-point declaration to strengthen food security 

16 Sep 2019 2:12 pm
Is ozone layer depletion a ‘solved problem’?

On the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, here is a reminder of how continued adherence to norms is key if we don’t want the problem to recur

16 Sep 2019 10:42 am
Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (September 9-13)

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 

14 Sep 2019 8:53 pm
यूएनसीसीडी कॉप-14: नई दिल्ली घोषणा पत्र से गायब हुए दो अहम मुद्दे

नई दिल्ली घोषणा पत्र में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय संस्थानों और वनवासियों को अधिकार दिए जाने कà¥

13 Sep 2019 9:04 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 13, 2019)

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

13 Sep 2019 7:00 pm
How desertification threatens most of India

A state-wise analysis of land degradation by soil erosion, mining, urbanisation and many other practices

13 Sep 2019 6:44 pm
बंजर होता भारत -9: पहाड़ी राज्य भी मरुस्थलीकरण से नहीं हैं अछूते

भारत के पहाड़ी राज्यों को भी मरुस्थलीकरण ने अपनी जद में ले लिया है। हिमाचल प्रदेश और नागालैंड म

13 Sep 2019 4:06 pm
What triggers desertification in India

A low down on the most important causes behind desertification in every state of the country. Addressing these will be critical to meet targets for Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030. As the 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) comes to an end, Down to Earth highlights the triggers for desertification in every state of the country. State governments should focus their action towards the key triggers. Addressing these will be critical for

13 Sep 2019 2:14 pm
बंजर होता भारत -8: गुजरात भी मरुस्थलीकरण की जद में, 50 फीसदी क्षेत्र में दिख रहा असर

दुनिया भर में जमीन का बंजरपन बढ़ रहा है। भारत में भी ज्यादातर राज्य इसकी चपेट में हैं। इसमें गुज

13 Sep 2019 11:03 am
Is India's annual date with monsoon shifting

Southwest Monsoon’s withdrawal likely to get delayed by 3 weeks, say experts

13 Sep 2019 10:22 am
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 12, 2019)

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

12 Sep 2019 7:26 pm
Poverty, desertification loom large over Arab world: UNCCD Report

The region has also experienced increase in inaccessibility to potable water, decline in rangelands and increase in agricultural lands

12 Sep 2019 6:35 pm
Poverty, desertification loom large over Arab world: Report

The region has also experienced increase in inaccessibility to potable water, decline in rangelands and increase in agricultural lands

12 Sep 2019 6:35 pm
UNCCD COP14: Reclaiming degraded land can help achieve SDGs

This restoration can potentially reduce poverty and inequality, the two significant goals set by the United Nations

12 Sep 2019 5:57 pm
Natural disasters may displace 22 mn by 2019 end: Report

More than 10 million people have been displaced between January and June 2019 due to extreme weather events and conflict and violence 

12 Sep 2019 4:31 pm
Benefits of climate adaptation far outweigh costs

The world can accrue net benefits worth $7.1 trillion by spending $1.8 trillion on climate adaptation, according to latest Global Commission on Adaptation report

12 Sep 2019 1:09 pm
जलवायु परिवर्तन: झीलों में बढ़ रही है ग्रीनहाउस गैस, नीचे ठंडी रहती हैं और ऊपर गर्म

बेसल और मॉन्ट्रियल विश्वविद्यालय के नेतृत्व में एक शोध दल ने जांच की है कि गर्म जलवायु झीलों कà¥

12 Sep 2019 10:52 am
बंजर होता भारत -7: खूबसूरत गोवा भी चपेट में आया

गोवा के अधिकांश राजनेताओं ने जमीन के बड़े-बड़े पट्टे खरीदे हैं, ताकि उन्हें रियल एस्टेट और परà¥

12 Sep 2019 10:28 am
क्या भारी बारिश से कांप रही है भोपाल की धरती?

भोपाल में सामान्य से 73 प्रतिशत अधिक बारिश हो चुकी है, जिससे तालाब व बांध भर चुके हैं, जिसे धरती में

11 Sep 2019 9:12 pm
UNCCD COP14: Desertification, land degradation hit poor hardest

Climate change drives migration but many can’t even move out: Report 

11 Sep 2019 6:50 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 11, 2019)

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

11 Sep 2019 6:16 pm
UNCCD COP14: Droughts most disastrous for agriculture

They cost agriculture $29 billion in a decade, according to a white paper released at the conference

11 Sep 2019 3:12 pm
UNCCD COP14: Experts stress the need to assess long-term drought impacts

World Bank, Water Global Practices release framework to assess benefits of proactive action vis-à-vis drought

11 Sep 2019 1:14 pm
Desertification in India: Canal, tubewells make saline Jaisalmer green

Increasing agricultural activity reversed soil erosion in the district

11 Sep 2019 12:49 pm
Poor harvest in 2019 may push 6.3 million Somalis to hunger by year end

The rainy season in 2019 has been the third-driest in Somalia since the early 1980s

11 Sep 2019 12:15 pm
बंजर होता भारत -6: 10 साल में 31 फीसदी घटे घास के मैदान

2005 से 2015 के बीच सामुदायिक भूमि और चारागाह कम हुए, वहीं दूसरी ओर कृषि भूमि बढ़ रही है, जिससे असंतुलन की à

11 Sep 2019 12:14 pm
आसान पहल से दूर हो सकता है मरुस्थलीकरण का संकट

मरुस्थलीकरण रोकने के लिए वानिकी के माध्यम से खराब मिट्टी में सुधार, पानी के उपयोग की दक्षता कà¥

11 Sep 2019 10:15 am
Snow leopards, cultural codes can help prevent land degradation in Himalayas: Experts

The animal’s conservation will mean saving herbivores and the land they feed on, said panelists at an event at COP14

10 Sep 2019 6:21 pm
10 Sep 2019 5:20 pm
Desertification in India: Soiled Dhule land is shallow, unfit for plantation

This Maharashtra district, one of India’s land degradation hotspots, struggles with soil erosion coupled with low forest cover, illegal felling of timber and overgrazing

10 Sep 2019 5:17 pm
Invest $1.7 trillion in nature-based solutions to adapt to climate change: UNCCD report

The investment would give four times the return on investment, it said  

10 Sep 2019 1:07 pm
UNCCD CoP 14: 'Public-private partnership can help restore degraded lands'

Private players have skills to bring innovative technology which can help transform land, according to business leaders 

10 Sep 2019 12:45 pm
जलवायु परिवर्तन की मार झेलते घास के मैदान

अध्ययन में कहा गया है कि जलवायु परिवर्तन के चलते दुनिया भर में घास के मैदानों और उनमे उगने वाले à

10 Sep 2019 12:34 pm
Not enough funds to combat desertification, degradation: UNCCD chief Ibrahim Thiaw

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification executive secretary bats for private funds

10 Sep 2019 9:53 am
9 Sep 2019 7:43 pm
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 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 Sep 2019 6:28 pm
भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप में सूखे की गंभीरता को बढ़ा सकते हैं ऐरोसॉल: स्टडी

भारत, अमेरिका और कनाडा के वायुमंडलीय वैज्ञानिकों की टीम ने पता लगाया है कि एल नीनो वाले वर्षों à

9 Sep 2019 6:19 pm
UNCCD CoP 14: Experts stress on restoring Sahel region by 2030

The Great Green Wall Initiative aims to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land and create 10 million green jobs by 2030 in the region

9 Sep 2019 5:20 pm
Local govts must be empowered to act against desertification: Developing nations

Lack of power devolution between state and local governments exacerbates the problem of degradation, say experts

9 Sep 2019 4:00 pm