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Coping With Storm Surges In The Sundarbans

Villagers in the Sundarbans are being displaced by coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

Villages located near rivers, creeks and low-lying areas of the Sundarbans – the world’s largest mangrove forest that straddles Bangladesh …

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Arctic Communities Push For Greater Say On Development

Tromsø, Norway, where mayors gathered this week to discuss cooperation on climate change and development in the Arctic (Photo: Jean-Marie Muggianu)

One event in Tromsø, Norway, marked the range of political action – as well as the scope of challenge – …

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Weak Workplan Wounds Paris Agreement

Developed countries, historically responsible for the majority of emissions, have only promised that the “probability” of climate finance will be available, disappointing many [image by: Joydeep Gupta]

A Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) was just about saved as the UN climate summit concluded a day behind schedule …

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Consensus Eludes Climate Talks Over Finance And Transparency

While the city of Katowice glittered for its visitors the climate negotiations have been dark indeed [image copyright: cop24.gov.pl]

The Paris Agreement will not come into effect on schedule in 2020 if negotiators continue bickering the way they have …

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South And Southeast Asia Most At Risk By Climate Change

A risk index released at the annual climate summit in the Polish city of Katowice shows that countries in South …

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India Races Ahead To Achieve Emissions Control Targets

Meenakshi Dewan doing maintenance work on a solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India [image by Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development]

India will surpass its commitments on greenhouse gas emission checks and energy transition to renewables made under the 2015 Paris …

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Governments Leading World To Disastrous Warming: UN

Countries are not switching away from coal fast enough to be effective [image by: Andrew / Flickr]

Governments will not be able to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement, and with business as usual, we are heading for …

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Delhi Air Remains On ‘Severe Category ‘ Light Rain Unlikely To Bring Respite

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A thick haze engulfed the national capital as the air quality remained in the “severe” category and authorities expressed concern …

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Slight Improvement In Delhi’s Overall Air Quality Index, Now In ‘Very Poor’ Category

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Delhi’s air quality  on Saturday improved to ‘very poor’ category after local pollutants “reduced significantly” and the contribution from stubble …

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Post Diwali Nightmare, Worst Air Quality Of The Year Recorded In Delhi

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With the pollution level entering “severe-plus emergency” category or ten times the permissible limit due to rampant bursting of firecrackers …

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