Category: Environment

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

JOHANNESBURG: In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. […]

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Tree cover in Gujarat shrank between 2006 and 2017: CAG

GANDHINAGAR: Forest cover in Gujarat increased between 2006 and 2017 but the tree cover decreased, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has noted in a report. “Tree cover” comprises tree […]

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Australia begins disposal of about 350 dead whales as rescue efforts end

SYDNEY: Australian wildlife officials began disposing of hundreds of dead pilot whales on Saturday after concluding there was no longer any hope of rescuing any more. In Australia‘s biggest whale […]

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Firefighters wrest control over half of massive California wildfire

LOS ANGELES: Firefighters on Thursday said they had contained about half of a massive blaze ravaging Los Angeles County for nearly a month, as a fire season that has killed […]

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‘51.6 million people doubly hit by climate-linked disasters, Covid-19’

NEW YORK: At least 51.6 million people globally have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and also the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said […]

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In Siberia forests, climate change stokes ‘zombie fires’

SHIPUNOVO,RUSSIA: Equipped with a shovel, Grigory Kuksin lifts and turns smouldering earth in the marshy clearing of a sprawling Siberian forest. Together with a small cohort of volunteer firefighters, he […]

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70 whales rescued from Australia’s worst mass beaching

CANBERRA: Authorities revised up the number of pilot whales rescued from Australia’s worst mass stranding from 50 to 70 on Thursday, as the focus shifted to removing 380 carcasses from […]

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Key to butterfly climate survival may be colour coded

PARIS: A butterfly‘s ability to absorb or reflect heat from the sun with its wings could be a matter of life and death in a warming world, according to British […]

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Delhi may have 8 months of 32°C average temperature by 2100: WEF study | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The national capital may have eight months a year with temperature averaging 32°C by 2100, up from six at present, a new study said on Wednesday cautioning against […]

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At least 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding

HOBART: At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in southern Australia, officials said Wednesday, with rescuers managing to free just a few dozen survivors. Nearly the entire […]

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