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Ashmita Gupta
02 Apr 2024, 17:30

India in for brutal heatwave conditions from April to June; likely to have sizzling impact on Lok Sabha elections

India in for brutal heatwave conditions from April to June; likely to have sizzling impact on Lok Sabha elections

India in for brutal heatwave conditions from April to June; likely to have sizzling impact on Lok Sabha elections

There is a significant likelihood of heatwaves lasting 10-20 days, surpassing the typical duration of 4-8 days. Central and western regions, including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha, are anticipated to experience the brunt of these extreme heatwaves. Furthermore, this period of intense heat coincides with the Lok Sabha elections (April 19th - June 1st), where nearly a billion people are expected to participate.

Ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland is slowing Earth's rotation, affecting timekeeping: Study
29 Mar 2024, 11:54

Ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland is slowing Earth's rotation, affecting timekeeping: Study

Ice melting in Greenland and Antarctica, driven by global warming, is affecting timekeeping the world over by slowing down the Earth's rotating speed, according to new research. As a result, a second might need to be deducted from the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) three years later than otherwise, it found.

Gen Z rates climate change as its top concern, but only one-third engages in activism: Study
Kunal Kambli
27 Mar 2024, 13:46

Gen Z rates climate change as its top concern, but only one-third engages in activism: Study

Climate anxiety is at an all-time high, especially among the younger generation, which shares a deep sense of urgency and fear about the environmental challenges ahead. Recent research from Curtin University shed light on similar anxieties among young Australians, highlighting their significant implications for the youngsters’ lives and futures. Yet, amid these prevalent concerns, the study also unveils a stark reality: a mere fraction of this demographic is taking proactive steps to address them.