Scientific Facts

India won't achieve 2-degree cut in global warming by 2030, says report

Indian News       Nov 16, 2018

New Delhi: India will not be able to reduce global warming by 2 degrees Celsius by 2030 as envisaged in the landmark Paris Agreement due to gaps between the projections and the current policies of the government aimed at achieving it, according to a new...

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires “rapid & far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport & cities:IPCC

International News       Oct 08, 2018

  INCHEON, Republic of Korea: Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could...

NASA tracks monsoon rains behind Kerala floods

Facts       Aug 22, 2018

  Washington: NASA has released a video created using satellite data that provides an estimate of the intense rainfall over India in the past week and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala and parts of Karnataka. The summer monsoon is a regular...

Scientists to publish first-ever land health report

Articles       Mar 26, 2018

Scientists will publish the first-ever analysis Monday of the global state of land and its ability to sustain a fast-growing human population that relies on it for 95 percent of all food.   The diagnosis is likely to be dire, providing a comprehensive overview of what...

32 per cent Indians blame technology as a major sleep distraction

Facts       Mar 15, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Indians are missing on good sleep due to distractions by technology but would also not mind prioritising exercise over a deep slumber, shows a survey.    According to a global survey by Philips, 32 per cent Indian adults report technology as a major sleep...