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London choked by Climate protests Analyses & Assessments

London choked by Climate protests

Climate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill said that they were prepared to call a halt if the U.K. government would discuss their demands. The question is, will the…

Urgent action on Peatlands Analyses & Assessments

Urgent action on Peatlands

The United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya has adopted a new resolution for conservation and restoration of peatlands.

Canada warming at twice the global rate Analyses & Assessments

Canada warming at twice the global rate

According to a report commissioned by the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Department, Canada is warming up faster than the rest of the world.

Robust monsoon predicted for India Analyses & Assessments

Robust monsoon predicted for India

India’s monsoon, crucial for Asia’s third-largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn’t a surprise El Nino phenomenon, the top India Meteorological…

WMO warns of impending climate disasters Analyses & Assessments

WMO warns of impending climate disasters

WMO’s annual report indicates a bleak climatic future that requires urgent action lest the loss of life and immense economic damage. Climate change is the difference in the statistical distribution…

India’s renewables: More to be done Analyses & Assessments

India’s renewables: More to be done

Despite policy-related hurdles, India is making progress on its ambitious plans to install 175 gigawatts of renewable energy.

Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts Analyses & Assessments

Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts

A March 2019 report holds that the five largest publicly-listed oil majors are engaged in misleading climate branding and lobbying. Climate change is the difference in the statistical distribution of…

South Korea steps up fight against pollution Analyses & Assessments

South Korea steps up fight against pollution

South Korea’s parliament passed bills aimed at reining in air pollution. Seoul increasingly embraces emergency measures targeting sources from coal plants to cars. According to the Environmental…

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica Analyses & Assessments

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica

A dangerous looking fracture in the Brunt Ice Shelf is threatening to break out an iceberg almost twice the size of New York City. The crack is moving north towards the McDonald Ice Rumples and…

Australia’s climate change plan Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s climate change plan

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison is set to announce a $2 billion boost to projects that reduce carbon emissions. As elections are nearing, the prime minister has pledged the amount for…

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan Analyses & Assessments

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan

Japan’s shipments of plastic waste overseas in 2018 decreased 30 percent, figures from a research institute showed, due to restrictions China imposed in late 2017. Plastic pollution is the…

Climate Change – is it a National Security Threat? Analyses & Assessments

Climate Change – is it a National Security Threat?

Despite existing reports from the US government that proves Climate Change is a national security threat, President Trump is establishing a special panel to question it anew. This panel would examine…

India’s new anti-pollution incentives Analyses & Assessments

India’s new anti-pollution incentives

India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), a…

Global warming to hit Norway? Analyses & Assessments

Global warming to hit Norway?

Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report said. Norway is a…

World’s Oceans are warming up Analyses & Assessments

World’s Oceans are warming up

Scientists have projected that the world’s oceans are heating up faster than estimated. The ocean temperatures have set up a new record in 2018 and are damaging marine life. The world’s oceans cover…

2018 was fourth-warmest year Analyses & Assessments

2018 was fourth-warmest year

The year 2018 was the fourth-warmest on record, extending a scorching streak driven by a build-up of man-made greenhouse gases, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said. Climate…

Is there hope for a green future? Analyses & Assessments

Is there hope for a green future?

The recent International climate change negotiators at the Climate Summit in Poland announced that they have reached an agreement. The future path forward for countries is to reduce greenhouse gases…

COP24 Winds Down Without Resolution Analyses & Assessments

COP24 Winds Down Without Resolution

Amid impassioned pleas for progress, negotiators at the UN climate talks in Poland faced the final day with many issues’ undecided. Countries are struggling to complete the complex rulebook of the…

Himalayan glaciers in potential crisis Analyses & Assessments

Himalayan glaciers in potential crisis

A NASA led study shows that glaciers in High Mountain Asia are moving slower and that the slow-moving glaciers have thinned the most over time. This could pose a threat to the future stability of the…

India’s 1.24 Mil Air Pollution Deaths Analyses & Assessments

India’s 1.24 Mil Air Pollution Deaths

A Lancet Study says 26% of global premature death and disease burden by air pollution occurs in India. According to the study, India's average life expectancy would be higher by 1.7 years if the air…