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The educational gap between poorer and richer households is growing in India and much of Asia, thanks to climate change

According to a UNESCO report, high temperatures are leading to poorer grades and worsened performan…

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World No-Tobacco Day: As the menace of cigarette butt pollution continues, Lee Cooper weaves jeans out of them

Each pair of these eco-jeans cleans up approximately 600 cigarette butts! The jeans have passed all…

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This UK company is selling chips in a fully biodegradable “paper” bag; is this the future of single-use packaging?

The plastic alternative can be recycled, re-pulped, composted, and even breaks down in anaerobic en…

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Luxury “floating” beach unveiled in France; Critics term it an “ecological aberration”

The luxury “island” features a restaurant, bar lounge, and freshwater swimming pool. Crafted at a c…

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The summer of 2023 was hotter than any season since the Chola Empire 2000 years ago!

Using the age rings inside tree trunks, scientists were able to extract climatic data spanning the …

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As rain and snow events become more intense, so could our earthquakes, study finds

A groundbreaking study has found that certain weather phenomena — particularly heavy snowfall and r…

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Dirty laundry? Major clothing companies like Zara and H&M under scrutiny for allegedly fuelling deforestation in Brazil

Earthsight traced the journey of 816,000 tons of cotton from Brazil to major fashion brands. This c…

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Catan adds climate change to the latest edition of the world-famous board game

Originally published in 1995 in Germany, the initial version prioritised growth over sustainability…

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Ever wondered what climate change "sounds" like? This six-minute orchestral piece was made from decades of climate data!

Nagai's aim was to convey the complexities of climate change through music, using publicly-availabl…

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OPINION: As India seeks $293 billion for renewable energy transition, how can we get more bang out of each green buck?

​India needs to see USD 293 billion of investment made between 2023 and 2030 to meet our ambitious …

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OPINION: Planet vs Plastics — A multi-stakeholder approach to clean up the Earth

Life cycle assessment of plastic reveals that petroleum-based plastics can be recycled three to fou…

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From arid to green: What world can glean from Vijayapura's learnings this Earth Day

In less than 10 years, nature lovers have a lot going for them in Vijayapura. The district is now h…

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Global GDP to face a 19% decline by 2050 due to climate change, study projects

Although the detrimental effects of climate change on economies have been acknowledged, quantifying…

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Indo-Gangetic Plains, home to half the Indian population, to soon become hotspot of extreme climate events: study

The study suggests that the Plains could face increased risks of crop failure due to rising tempera…

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A leading carbon target arbiter has come into fire after ruling to allow carbon offsets — what's the big deal?

The Science Based Targets initiative, revered for its role in setting rigorous climate targets for …

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Widespread adoption of electric vehicles is already making some neighbourhoods cleaner, study finds

Studies have shown that electric vehicle sales in India have risen more than sixfold since pre-pand…

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Planting trees and bushes along highways can significantly cut local motor pollution levels, study finds

It is common to see plants at Indian traffic medians wilting away for lack of care, or even destroy…

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Nearly all countries will struggle to maintain population levels by 2100, thanks to crashing birth rates: IHME

Over three-quarters of countries are expected to struggle to maintain their population sizes by 205…

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Banned cancer-causing additives have been found in commercial floor covers — here’s another reason why that's concerning

In order to convert polymers into actual usable products, manufacturers add certain chemicals to al…

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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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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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Investing in women, gender-responsive budgeting key to green transition success, says global accountancy body

In the journey towards a greener and more sustainable future, women are not just stakeholders, but …

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OPINION: Women’s Day special — Can EVs bring ‘missing women’ back into the workforce?

For millions of women, the simple act of leaving their homes to navigate work or errands is fraught…

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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…