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G20 Stalls On Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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

As G20 countries met for the group’s annual summit in Osaka, the dirty secret was that the world’s leading economies …

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Nearly A Third Of India’s Land Needs Restoration

Degraded land, with parts restored by villagers working with the Watershed Organisation Trust [Image by: WOTR]

India has just declared that it will restore 21 million hectares of degraded land, including wasteland, forest and agricultural land. …

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Global Biodiversity Is Collapsing, Warn Scientists

Stumps on the valley caused by deforestation and slash and burn type of agriculture, Madagascar

Of the estimated eight million species on earth, around a million face extinction, according to biodiversity specialists from around the …

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First Ever Global Scientific Eating Plan Forgets The World’s Poor

A local fish market at Koshi Barrage in eastern Nepal. Most of the fish in the market are from Koshi River [image by: Nabin Baral]

A team of 37 world-leading scientists from 16 countries have just released the world’s first ever scientific eating plan. The …

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Air Pollution Wrecks Havoc In India Says A Report , Claims 1.2 Million Lives In 2017

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A global report on air pollution has come out with some worrying figures. According to the report, Over 1.2 million …

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Himalayan Hydro Developers Wilfully Ignore Climate Risks

Lower Subansiri dam construction site

With growing warnings of the cascading impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the region’s hydropower sector ought …

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Biodiversity Of Hindu Kush Himalayas Will Plummet By 2100

Image: HIMAP

It’s not just the snow and ice that’s disappearing on the roof of the world. Animals and plant species, crop …

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2018 Was The Fourth Hottest Year Ever Recorded – Report By NOAA And NASA

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, 2018 was the fourth-hottest year ever recorded which means that …

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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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