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Thinning out, not cooling off: Climate crisis and the dip in global population

We’ve always thought of fewer humans as good news: fewer mouths to feed, fewer emissions. But when it comes to climate, the case for optimism is much weaker.

A detail of artist Hema Upadhyay’s (1972-2015) installation, Where The Bees Suck There Suck I (2009), a depiction of urban chaos, characterised by overpopulation and political and economic perils. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 11:43 AM IST

Incentive scheme to accelerate adoption of electric three-wheeler

The scheme is designed to complement the existing e-auto incentive scheme and targets new and retrofit vehicles emphasising sustainability and reliability in urban mobility

Owners of existing three-wheeler vehicles, procured after December 31, 2015, are eligible for incentives upon retrofitting their vehicles with certified electric conversion kits. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 08:20 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

IIT Roorkee & EIL collaborate to drive research and innovation

Through this collaboration, both entities aim to address challenges in fields such as renewable energy, sustainable development, and environmental conservation

An MoU was signed between both the organisations who are ready to start collaborative projects focusing on cutting-edge research initiatives.
Published on Feb 16, 2024 06:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IIT Madras' second offshore campus likely to come up in Sri Lanka

Several IITs have been receiving requests from the Middle East and South Asian countries to set up their campuses.

The proposal for an offshore IIT campus in Sri Lanka was announced last November in the 2024 Budget unveiled by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who also serves as the finance minister.(File)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 10:31 AM IST
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Saline soil could double by 2050, affect crop production: CSSRI

According to the institute, India has 6.73 mha salt-affected areas. Of this, 2.95 mha is saline distributed over 16 states

Due to inefficient drainage systems, associated water-logging conditions, increasing use of unsustainable management practices and incessantly expensing area under poor-quality groundwater irrigation, the situation may worsen in the near future as the projected area might increase to the extent of 16.2 mha by 2050. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Karnal
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