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July 10, 2024 Millions of trees are fast disappearing from India's farmlands. What are its implications for agriculture and the environment?
Disappearing trees over Indian farmlands (Image Source: WOTR)
June 7, 2024 Scientists question effectiveness of nature-based CO2 removal using the ocean
Ocean ecosystem (Image: PxHere, CC0 Public Domain)
June 6, 2024 एक अध्ययन से पता चलता है कि समुद्री लू या हीटवेव (असामान्य रूप से उच्च समुद्री तापमान की अवधि) जो पहले हर साल लगभग 20 दिनों तक होती थी (1970-2000 के बीच), वह बढ़कर 220 से 250 दिन प्रति वर्ष हो सकती है। जानिए क्या होंगे इसके परिणाम?
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May 31, 2024 From scorching to sustainable: Building resilience against heatwaves
A multifaceted approach to urban heatwaves (Image: Sri Kolari)
April 30, 2024 As temperatures soar, what should India do to adapt to changing conditions to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change?
Heat waves sweep across India (Image: Maxpixel, CC0 Public Domain)
April 25, 2024 Understanding the impact of heat on our world
Rising temperatures, rising risks (Image: Kim Kestler, publicdomainpictures.net)
Scaling climate adaptation technology for a just transition
The 2024 heatwave in India highlights the urgent need for a just transition in climate adaptation, emphasising inclusive and resilient strategies to protect vulnerable communities and mitigate the social and economic impacts of extreme weather events. Posted on 16 Jul, 2024 10:06 PM

The summer of 2024 has shattered heat records, starkly illustrating the harsh realities of our warming planet. In India alone, the heatwave has claimed over 100 lives and caused more than 40,000 cases of heatstroke in recent months, according to data from India’s Health Ministry.

Championing inclusive and resilient climate solutions (Image: Asian Development Bank, CC BY-NC 2.0)
How can India break the disaster cycle?
Considering India's diverse geography, what actions can be taken to address specific natural disasters like floods, droughts, or landslides Posted on 12 Jul, 2024 01:33 PM

Since the beginning of 2024, some parts of India have been reeling under the cycle of unpredictable weather and natural disasters due to climate change.

Floods induced by climate change (Image: CC0 1.0)
A silent crisis in Indian farmlands: The disappearing trees
Millions of trees are fast disappearing from India's farmlands. What are its implications for agriculture and the environment? Posted on 10 Jul, 2024 01:51 PM

A silent crisis is brewing in India's agricultural heartland. It's a crisis that threatens not only the livelihoods of millions of farmers but also the ecological balance of the subcontinent. This silent menace is the disappearance of millions of trees from farmlands across the country.

Disappearing trees over Indian farmlands (Image Source: WOTR)
Forest fires: Need to check the menace before it checkmates us
India's Himalayas on fire: Climate change and forest catastrophe Posted on 22 Jun, 2024 11:15 AM

The imperils of climate change are many, with its impacts — both sudden and slow-onset — having extreme repercussions. The increasing temperature, erratic and incessant rainfalls, melting of glaciers, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), declining snowfall, soaring heatwaves, frequent drought spells and irregular monsoon patterns keep the people on the sidelines.

Climate change fuels devastating forest fires (Image: PDAG)
Misguided ocean carbon capture: Hype outweighs science
Scientists question effectiveness of nature-based CO2 removal using the ocean Posted on 07 Jun, 2024 09:03 AM

Limited understanding of basic ocean processes is hindering progress in marine carbon dioxide removal, with the on-going commercialisation of some approaches “premature and misguided”.

Ocean ecosystem (Image: PxHere, CC0 Public Domain)
Addressing arsenic in food chain: NGT orders inquiry
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 31 May, 2024 01:33 PM

Concerned about arsenic in food, NGT seeks government response

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in India has taken notice of a media report suggesting the presence of arsenic in food, particularly rice.

Food contamination with arsenic raises concerns (Image: pix4free.org/
Climate action in urban spaces: SEEDS cool roof solutions in Delhi slums
From scorching to sustainable: Building resilience against heatwaves Posted on 31 May, 2024 11:35 AM

Heatwaves have become a relentless force in urban areas, particularly affecting the most vulnerable communities. Delhi residents sweltered under a relentless sun this May, as a scorching heatwave gripped the capital city.

A multifaceted approach to urban heatwaves (Image: Sri Kolari)
Bioengineered slopes save Nog village in Himachal from floods
News this fortnight Posted on 24 May, 2024 04:01 AM

An innovative bioengineering technology implemented under the PMGSY has saved Nog village in Himachal from floods

When heavy rainfall led to floods and landslides in Himachal Pradesh, one village stood out. This is the village of Nog where landslides and floods did not have an impact because of the innovative soil bioengineering approach implemented in the area. 

Floods in Himachal. Image for representation purposes only (Image Source: Pinakpani via Wikimedia Commons)
Factors influencing adaptation decisions among tribal farmers in Nagaland
How do farmers in Nagaland perceive the impacts of climate change? What do they do to adapt to these changes? What are the factors influencing their adaptation decisions? A study explores. Posted on 19 May, 2024 08:11 AM

Climate change is expected to have severe impacts on mountain ecosystems and agriculture particularly in south and central Asia. In the Himalayas, warming rates are higher than the global average, while steep topographies and shallow, nutrient-poor soils favor erosion caused land degradation.

Terrace cultivation in Nagaland (Image Source: Tewu via Wikimedia Commons)
Tribals in Niyamgiri revive climate resilient varieties of rice and millets
News this fortnight Posted on 06 May, 2024 02:56 AM

Villages in the forested foothills of Niyamgiri revive climate resilient paddy and millets to become food secure

Traditional Rice Kosla of Niyamgiri Hills (Image Source: Pankaj Oudhia via Wikimedia Commons)
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