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NE youths 'shoot' for responsible tourism

Updated on Mar 04, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Lemdumong teamed up with Lyangsai Tikhak of Arunachal Pradesh, a college drop-out who helps out at his family farm, and Talabya Raj of Assam, a travel vlogger.

The picturesque Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim (Representational picture)(File photo)
PTI |

Lower levels of air pollution linked to decreased suicide rates: Study

Issues like air pollution are often framed as a physical health problem leading to a spectrum of acute and chronic illnesses such as asthma, researchers said.

The results, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, unearth air quality as a key factor influencing mental health. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 04:04 PM IST
PTI |

Heat waves will intensify, scientist makes a pitch to NDMA

As the mercury climbs, the world's largest democracy stands on the brink of a momentous decision in the face of an unprecedented heatwave.s

The health impacts of heat waves can range from mild symptoms like dehydration and heat cramps, characterised by edema and syncope with fevers below 39°C (102°F), to severe conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:36 PM IST

New waste management tech could improve life in rural India: Study

Pyrolysis is a kind of chemical recycling that turns leftover organic materials into their component molecules.

Scavengers pick up plastic and metal wastes in the soil.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 01:38 PM IST
PTI |

Climate change to slash Africa's GDP by 7.1%: Report

The Center for Global Development study shows that the developing world will bear the brunt of the impact of a warming world.

While “moderate economic loss” will be experienced until 2050, after that date the impact will be significant and Africa will be the hardest hit. (Rep image)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 04:16 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Soil potassium depletion poses threat to world food yields: Study

The study found that more potassium is being removed from agricultural soils than is being added, throughout many regions of the world.

Farmers often rely on potash as a fertiliser to replenish their field's potassium, but the price of the mineral can be quite volatile. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 11:12 AM IST
ANI |

Data Munching | The numbers don’t lie: the Earth is warming, and rapidly

We have breached the 1.5-degree Celsius mark of global average temperatures on 35 days of this year already

TOPSHOT - Traffic warden Rai Rogers mans his street corner during an 8-hour shift under the hot sun in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 12, 2023, where temperatures reached 106 degrees amid an ongoing heatwaves. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 04:30 PM IST

Cause and Effect | What is behind the farmers' protests in Europe

Farmers feel squeezed between environmental regulations and economic viability. Their protests reflect the clash between sustainability and farming realities

French dairy farmers hold cow sculptures bearing national colours and reading
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 05:47 PM IST

Endangered right whale floating dead off Georgia is rare species' second fatality since January

Endangered right whale floating dead off Georgia is rare species' second fatality since January

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Updated on Feb 16, 2024 10:48 AM IST
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Govt-certified auditors can assess environment projects: Ministry

The audits will encourage self-compliance by industries and help monitor pollution levels.

The NMDC mines in Donimalai where mining is still taking place to a certain extent but nowhere close to what is required (For Ruchira Singh's series on mining). Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint (Mint file)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 02:17 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

3rd day of Momentum North East highlights significance of bamboo in the region

In the northeast region, bamboo forms the backbone of daily life due to its versatility, used for everything from building houses to making clothing items.

The third day of Momentum North East 2024 commenced with a conclave titled 'Assam Bamboo Conclave - Sustainable Products for a Greener India'.
Published on Feb 12, 2024 11:29 PM IST
ByChayanika Das

1 in 5 migratory species facing extinction, population of many others on the decline: UN report

Most migratory species are affected by a combination of threats, which often interact to exacerbate one another – habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, overexploitation, among others

Migratory birds leaving their homes at Okhla Bird Sanctuary in Noida during the breeding season. (Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 02:29 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

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Published on Feb 12, 2024 10:33 AM IST
AP |

Rainforests provide a public good. The world should pay to conserve them

An ambitious Brazilian plan launched at the COP could help

Deforestation tends to be worst in areas where property rights are hazy.(Forest Department Goa)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

The number of monarch butterflies at their Mexico wintering sites has plummeted this year

The number of monarch butterflies at their Mexico wintering sites has plummeted this year

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Updated on Feb 08, 2024 10:38 AM IST
AP |

Mud and debris are flowing down hillsides across California. What causes the slides?

Mud and debris are flowing down hillsides across California. What causes the slides?

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Published on Feb 07, 2024 08:20 AM IST
AP |

Explore possibility of establishing fund for Yamuna river: Parliamentary panel

Explore possibility of establishing fund for Yamuna river: Parliamentary panel

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Published on Feb 06, 2024 05:21 PM IST
PTI |

Sri Lanka’s environment minister resigns after arrest over immunoglobulin procurement scandal during his tenure as health minister

Sri Lanka’s environment minister resigns after arrest over immunoglobulin procurement scandal during his tenure as health minister

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Updated on Feb 06, 2024 04:53 PM IST
PTI |

EU proposes scrapping pesticide proposals in another concession to protesting farmers

EU proposes scrapping pesticide proposals in another concession to protesting farmers

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Published on Feb 06, 2024 02:59 PM IST
AP |

The alarming rise in ocean temperatures spells doom for coral ecosystems

The vibrant rainforests of the sea are on the brink of extinction. Coral Reef Watch's new update underscores the urgent need to address temperature extremes

Reefs, complex creatures as it is, require a very specific environment to grow. (Credit: AFP)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 06:58 PM IST

Heatwave risk hovers over Paris Olympics

Heatwave risk hovers over Paris Olympics

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Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:02 AM IST
AFP |

Second atmospheric river in days blows into California, knocking out power and flooding roads

Second atmospheric river in days blows into California, knocking out power and flooding roads

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Published on Feb 05, 2024 06:50 AM IST
PTI |

Second atmospheric river in days blows into California, knocking out power and flooding roads

Second atmospheric river in days blows into California, knocking out power and flooding roads

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Updated on Feb 05, 2024 06:44 AM IST
AP |

Even in the debate over climate reports, developing countries remain vulnerable

Time is running out on keeping warming under the goal of 1.5° C, but a shortened seventh cycle of the IPCC will not help generate unbiased assessments

Developing nations want more focus on adaptation measures and climate finance to adapt to challenges presented by extreme weather events(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 07:37 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Riffling through the reefs: Can India's coral beds be saved?

The key to addressing the escalating issue of coral bleaching is robust monitoring, enabling us to understand and respond effectively

A crab hidden inside its home in the Lakshadweep corals.(Shreya yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 07:04 PM IST

IMD to shut down 199 district agromet units pan-India, impacting millions of farmers

This is likely to cause loss of employment to around 400 scientists and scientific staff who were manning these units, while also deprive farmers of customised advisories or guidance provided by scientists at district level units

For representational purposes only. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 08:06 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

The rise of climate denial: Social media's role in climate misinformation

A new study points to a rise in "New Denial" on platforms like YouTube. The trend focuses on discrediting climate science and questioning proposed solutions

In its report, the Centre for Countering Digital Hate evaluated content in over 12,000 YouTube videos from 96 channels. CREDIT: AFP
Published on Jan 27, 2024 08:40 PM IST

We can't turn a blind eye to climate change when sea surface temperatures rise

2024 is already witnessing an early and unprecedented surge in ocean heat. This, after 2023 being the warmest year on record

Two men talk together on the shore after swimming in the sea at La Concha beach in San Sebastian on January 26, 2024 as temperatures around 30�C were recorded in Spain. Spain is affected by a heat wave worthy of the start of summer in the middle of January, according to the meteorological agency (Aemet), which is worried about this
Published on Jan 27, 2024 08:00 AM IST

When elephants help in the efforts to reduce human-animal conflict

The Odisha government recently sought the help of the Tamil Nadu to transport four Kumki elephants in a bid to resolve the man-animal conflict. Here’s why

A herd of elephants gathers near a rice field at Borkala village, in Nagaon district, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_07_2023_000196B) (PTI FILE/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 06:55 PM IST

Experts worry El Nino could affect India’s economic growth

Warm winters are known to favour rain over snow, increase snowmelt and reduce snow cover, which can have implications for water security and wider ecosystems

Kashmir, India - January. 08, 2024: A snowless Gulmarg in North Kashmir on Monday which otherwise used to be bustling with skiers and adventurers at this time of the year. The valley this winter has received scant snowfall for the month of December and first week of January.(Photo By Waseem Andrabi /Hindustan Times)--
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 05:13 PM IST
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