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Climate change made extreme April temperatures hotter affecting billions in Asia: Study

New Delhi: Extreme temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius that impacted billions of people across Asia in April were made hotter and more likely by human-caused climate change, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international…

India’s forest cover increased consistently over last 15 years: Environment Ministry at UN forum

New Delhi: India’s forest cover saw a consistent increase over the last 15 years, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) said at the recently concluded United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) in the…

AI, ChatGPT, social media can worsen climate crisis: Study

New Delhi: Generative artificial intelligence (AI) which includes large language models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and social media can undermine efforts to address climate change, said researchers in a new forum article published in the journal…

Air pollution increasingly threatening the mangrove ecosystem of Sunderbans: Study

Kolkata: Air pollution poses a significant threat to the Sundarbans, a crucial mangrove ecosystem in West Bengal that protects the region from extreme weather, warns a recent study by leading environmental scientists The study, titled…

Intense coral bleaching recorded in Lakshadweep due to marine heatwaves

Kochi: Researchers at the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) have recorded a widespread bleaching event impacting the coral reefs in the Lakshadweep sea owing to marine heatwaves. It was revealed in a survey from…

IMD forecasts heatwave across several states in 1st week of May

New Delhi:The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday forecast heatwave conditions in several states across the country during the first week of May. Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are likely to continue over south Peninsular…

Just 55 pc water in reservoirs in TN’s drought-prone districts; farmers asked to switch crops

Chennai: With most of the reservoirs in the drought-prone districts of Vellore, Ranipet, Thirupathur and Tiruvannamalai left with only 55 per cent of water, farmers have been advised to shift to crops that require less…

Delhi HC directs major reforms for Yamuna revitalisation, water management

New Delhi: In a suo-moto PIL aimed at addressing the recurring issues of waterlogging, flooding, and the degradation of the Yamuna River, the Delhi High Court recently issued a comprehensive set of directives to overhaul…

Study decodes how land conditions impact summer monsoons in Asia

Tokyo: A team of Japanese researchers have identified how conditions on land will impact weather during summer monsoons in Asia. Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University used numerical simulations to analyse the impact of land conditions…

Deficit snowfall poses growing risk of glacial lake outburst in Himalayas, warn glaciologists

Shimla: The reduced snowfall in the Himalayas increases glacial lakes that pose a growing risk of lake outburst floods in the Himalayas, warn glaciologists. They call for increasing preparedness, international cooperation and climate adaptation. The…

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