Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

Only BS-6 vehicles to be available from next year: Javadekar

Indian News       Jun 17, 2019

  New Delhi: Only BS-6 vehicles will be available from next year onwards, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday, noting that vehicles contribute 20-22 per cent of pollution in the country.   "In Delhi, BS-6 fuel was started. Vehicles that will be available from next year will...

Heatwave claims 44 lives in Bihar, Nitish Kumar announces Rs 4 lakh aid

Indian News       Jun 16, 2019

  Patna: At least 44 people have died in a blistering heatwave that hit three Bihar districts on Saturday, officials said on Sunday.   The officials at the Disaster Management Control Room said 22 people died in Aurangabad, 20 in Gaya and two in Nawada districts due...

Britain commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

International News       Jun 13, 2019

London: Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis.   With global carbon emissions at record highs despite decades of...

U.S. Judges Grapple with Youths’ Constitutional Challenge to U.S. Climate Policy

International News       Jun 06, 2019

  In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels.   A Justice Department attorney warned three judges from the 9th U.S....

Climate scientists partner with McKinsey to push companies to self-regulate

International News       Jun 05, 2019

  NEW YORK:  Leading climate science institute Woods Hole Research Center is taking its first run at directly influencing corporate behavior on climate change through a collaboration with global consulting powerhouse McKinsey & Co, Woods Hole told Reuters.   To fight global warming, the Woods Hole Research...

World's biggest firms foresee $1 trillion climate cost hit

International News       Jun 04, 2019

More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, with much of the pain due in the next five years, according to a report published on Tuesday.   Even so, the findings...

Monsoon to be below normal over north, south India: IMD

Indian News       May 31, 2019

  New Delhi: North and south India are expected to have below normal monsoon this season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its forecast Friday.    The El-Nino phenomenon, generally believed to have its impact on monsoon, will continue during the rainy season. However, there is...

European Central Bank calls for ‘Deeper Understanding’ of Climate Risks

International News       May 29, 2019

  Climate change could hit bank balance sheets with a knock-on effect on financial stability, the European Central Bank warned on Wednesday.   In a special feature for its semi-annual Financial Stability Review on Wednesday, the ECB said problems will materialize if markets aren’t correctly pricing the...

No Planet B, say teen activists as 1.8 mn join global climate change strike

Facts       May 25, 2019

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged European politicians on Friday to focus on a climate crisis instead of "bickering", as children walked out of classes around the world to back her demands for urgent action to curb carbon emissions. Thunberg, 16, said the threat of...

Young and unsettled: Millennials and Gen Z pessimistic on life, says survey

Facts       May 20, 2019

  Deloitte has released its Global Millennial Survey of 13,416 Millennials (born between 1983 and 1994) spread across 42 countries and 3,009 Gen Z respondents (born between 1995 and 2002) from 10 countries. The firm has conducted the survey for the past eight years.   The percentage...

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