Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise

Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise

An aerial photograph of the research camp above the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland on June 20, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   Greenland/New York, September 20 (Reuters): A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. […]

Photography: Facts & Facets of the Art

Photography: Facts & Facets of the Art

Atsen Murry, photographer sharing his experiences as a photographer at ICFAI University Nagaland on September 18   The Department of Philosophy, ICFAI University Nagaland, held a talk on the topic ‘Photography: Facts & Facets of the Art’ on September 18 at the IUN auditorium. Atsen Murry was the resource person for the talk.   A […]

Insight: Greenland and the hunt for better climate science

Insight: Greenland and the hunt for better climate science

Meltwater pools are seen on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland on June 19, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     GREENLAND, September 19  (Reuters) – Flying over eastern Greenland, the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years – using radar […]

Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change – OECD

Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change – OECD

Boats are seen on the dried lake Poopo affected by climate change, in the Oruro Department, Bolivia. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, September 18 (Reuters): Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) […]

Goa’s environment faces problems from infrastructure boom

By Pamela DMello Panaji, September 13 (IANS/Mongabay) Goa’s much-highlighted opencast iron-ore mining has resulted in significant destruction of tree cover in the iron ore belts, where all vegetation is shaved off to scoop out top soil from hills and access the ore. The destruction left in its wake is well documented.   A report by […]

Global climate summit to push countries to reduce emissions

Global climate summit to push countries to reduce emissions

An aid worker using an iPad films the rotting carcass of a cow in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border. (REUTERS File Photo)     San Francisco, September 10 (IANS): The three-day Global Climate Action Summit here from September 12 will see 4,000-plus business leaders, investors, citizens and government representatives from all over the world, including […]

Darshan Raval releases ‘Do din’

Darshan Raval releases ‘Do din’

Singer Darshan Raval has released his new ‘happy love pop’ single titled “Do din”.   Shot over a night at the iconic Liberty theatre here, the video is a fun and breezy love story between Darshan and Akanksha Sharma.   The video has been directed by Divya Palat and choreographed by the Shiamak Davar Dance […]

Pollution regulator issues environmental notices to Coal India

Pollution regulator issues environmental notices to Coal India

A worker carries coal in a basket in a industrial area in Mumbai. (REUTERS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, September 7 (Reuters): The pollution regulator for the central Indian state of Odisha issued notices to Coal India mines with combined annual capacity of 20 million tonnes over environmental failings, according to a document seen by Reuters […]

China sees hottest summer since 1961

China sees hottest summer since 1961

Beijing, August 28 (IANS): China saw the hottest summer this year since 1961 with the average temperature reaching 22 degrees Celsius, the country’s Met department has said.   The department said a total of 55 weather monitoring stations posted record high daily temperatures.   Compared to normal years, the national average reading from June to August […]

Greatest mistake Bhutan can make is to live in isolation: Environmentalist

Thimphu, August 25 (IANS) Conservation of the environment is one of the four pillars of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness philosophy but “the greatest mistake” the Himalayan nation can make is “to live in isolation”, Daniel C. Taylor, who has been engaged in social change and environmental conservation for over four decades, said here on Saturday. […]

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