India's built-up area grew by 2.5 million hectares in 17 years

India, April 9 -- Large part of the increase caused by diversion of agricultural land India's built-up area has steadily increased over the past 17 years from 2005-06 to 2022-23, expanding by almost ... Read More

Humid heatwaves in southern West Africa made 10 times more likely by climate change: Study

India, March 24 -- At 2degC, similar events will occur about once every two years; West Africa will become a further 1.2-3.4degC hotter In southern West Africa, humid heatwaves usually occur in March... Read More

World Water Day 2024: Precious blue liquid is a thin red line between war and peace, says UN report

India, March 22 -- Sustainable and equitable water management can be a source of peace and prosperity; poverty and conflict can amplify water insecurity, says UN report Water is life. It can mean pea... Read More

Wars over water

India, March 22 -- Two-thirds of the world's water-related conflicts since 1990 were witnessed in the past decade At least 1,473 instances of violence, conflicts and water-related issues have been re... Read More

Planetary Boundary pioneer Johan Rockstrom wins 2024 Tyler Prize for environmental achievement

India, March 1 -- Planetary Boundary frameworkdetermines limits within which humanity can safely operate within natural world The 2024 Tyler Prize for environmental achievement will be awarded to Joh... Read More

Himalayan calamity

India, Feb. 28 -- The Himalayan region accounted for 44 per cent of all the disasters reported in India The Himalayas are an ecological system naturally primed for calamities. First, being the younge... Read More

UNEA-6: Reuse should be central component of legally binding treaty on plastics, say speakers

India, Feb. 27 -- Panelists at side event held on first day of meet hope an agreement is reached quickly Reuse should be the central component of a legally binding treaty on plastics, said panelists ... Read More

Fifteen non-profits take fresh legal action against Europe's biggest plastics project

India, Feb. 23 -- This marks a new phase in the over three-year long legal battle against INEOS' 'Project One', a €3 billion plastic project in Belgium ClientEarth, a global environmental organ... Read More

Inger Andersen urges inclusion of 'super pollutants' such as methane and black carbon in NDCs

India, Feb. 23 -- By addressing short-lived climate pollutants, the world can deliver climate action, improve air quality and human health, said Andersen at the Climate and Clean Air Conference, 2024 ... Read More

War in Sudan enters its breadbasket, threatens to worsen hunger, malnutrition

India, Feb. 22 -- A third of Sudanese in need of emergency food aid; country faces the greatest displacement crisis in history The armed conflict in Sudan that has plunged the Africa country into a s... Read More