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Ankush Banerjee

Ankush Banerjee

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Expanding citywide green cover could also lead to an increase in zoonotic diseases: study

The concept of urban greening has gained momentum as a means to mitigate the adverse effects of urb…

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COVID-19 vaccine can slash risk of post-infection heart failure by half, study finds

Research has shown that COVID-19 infections have the capability to cause unusual blood clots in mul…

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Electoral bonds: What are they? What does the newly-released data reveal? Would it make an impact?

The ruling party receiving such a disproportionate share of the electoral bonds has raised many eye…

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Sealing panel used aboard the Jupiter-bound Europa Clipper spacecraft to sport a message encoded in Hindi!

One side of this plate displays etchings of 103 waveforms, representing the word “water” in differe…

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An 'ice-free' summer awaits the Arctic within ten years, study finds!

Although Arctic ice has been steadily diminishing over the past fifty years, the most dramatic decl…

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Columbus' voyages sparked epidemics that killed so many people, it may have crashed carbon dioxide levels worldwide

Columbus' expedition to North and South America brought not only conquest and exploitation to the r…

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Nearly half of India's recent climate incidents occurred in the Himalayas! Year-long droughts on the horizon: study

According to the Centre for Science and Environment's State of India's Environment 2024 report, 44%…

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Last-minute patch of intense rain and hail affects wheat harvest across India’s ‘food bowl’ states

Expectations of a bumper harvest this year received a boost when the IMD predicted that March maxim…

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The Earth's mangroves could end up emitting 500 times more carbon by the end of the century, study warns

Despite covering a mere 0.1% of Earth's surface, mangrove forests play a critical role in regulatin…

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Why is China interested in installing hundreds of cameras on the Moon?

Dubbed Skynet 2.0, this network draws inspiration from China's existing Skynet surveillance system …

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Parasitic worms are set to become a whole lot more common because of climate change, study says

Climate change is often associated with rising temperatures, but it has also led to an overall incr…

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New variant of H5N1 bird flu spreads to marine mammals, heightening concerns for human transmission

Alarmingly, all samples from Argentina, encompassing sea lions, fur seals, and terns, tested positi…

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Did we overestimate the benefits of planting trees to fight climate change? A new study says yes

While planting trees certainly helps, there are a ton of usually uncounted things that prevent it f…

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Gas stoves create more nanoparticle pollution than a busy street with diesel and gas cars, study finds

The study's findings reveal that gas stove emissions can be 10 to 100 times higher in concentration…

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Climate change could cause millions of children to be born prematurely, suffer lifelong complications

Extreme temperatures also had other effects, distinguished by which end of the spectrum took its to…

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India disagrees on WTO Chief's stance to include climate change in trade talks at ongoing Ministerial Conference

Many factors such as droughts and floods can incur a noticeable toll on supply chains worldwide, es…

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Goa partners with World Bank to tackle sea level rise, coastal erosion and other climate change-related hazards

Studies have shown that about 80% of the Goan population lives in low-lying coastal areas, making i…

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Pesticides are leaving lasting behavioural changes through generations of fish, study finds

Even minute pesticide exposures during development can trigger lasting behavioural changes in fish.…

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Climate-smart villages to come up in Tamil Nadu to protect state's agriculture against climate change

The impacts of climate change-fuelled changes not only affect individual farmers' livelihoods, but …

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Which countries are most affected by severe seismic activity? New earthquake metric provides fresh perspective

This metric compares earthquake fatalities to a country's population, revealing how some nations be…

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Bad air might indirectly be a major culprit behind suicide-related spike, Chinese study finds

More than just a straightforward impact on the residents' physical health, scientists have always w…

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Worried about 'forever chemicals' in your water? Try electron-beaming it!

Fast-food wrappers, paper plates, and non-stick pans share a hidden danger: forever chemicals. Nume…

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Wetlands in the icy Arctic have begun releasing 9% more planet-warming methane in the past two decades: study

While headlines may remain fixated on carbon dioxide, there is another accomplice aiding the gas in…

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Is there a fundamental problem preventing businesses from contributing efficiently to climate mitigation efforts?

Despite their best efforts, companies are getting tangled in a web of conflicting national targets,…

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Five-feet-tall 'tentacles' of second-hand clothes are building up in Ghana's beaches, destroying fisheries

Being the world’s largest importer of used clothing might seem like business is booming, but this a…