Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

U.S. NOAA raises predicted number of tropical storms to a record 25

International News       Aug 11, 2020

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last Thursday predicted up to 16 more named tropical storms this year, to as many as 25, the highest in the agency’s history. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1, has already produced nine...

Global insurance losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters at $ 31 billion in H1 2020:Swiss Re

International News       Aug 11, 2020

  Zurich:  Global economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2020 were USD 75 billion, according to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary sigma estimates. That was up from the USD 57 billion for the same period a year earlier, but well...

No meaningful action taken for cleaning Ganga tributary: NGT

Indian News       Aug 11, 2020

  New Delhi: Hindon, a tributary of Ganga, is one of the polluted river stretches and no meaningful action has been being taken to clean it, the National Green Tribunal said Tuesday while directing the UP chief secretary to ensure coordination for rejuvenation of the waterbody....

World's three hottest Julys happened in the last five years

International News       Aug 07, 2020

  Last month was the world’s third-hottest July on record, new data show — the latest milestone in a global warming trend that has seen the three hottest Julys within the last five years. With the heat has come a high level of ice melt in...

Coastal flooding could hit 20% of world GDP by 2100 - study

International News       Jul 30, 2020

  LONDON:  Failure to rein in climate change and bolster sea defences could jeopardize up to a fifth of the world’s economic output by the end of the century, as flooding threatens coastal countries worldwide, according to a study released on Thursday.From Bangladesh and India to...

SoftBank-Backed ClimaCell raises funds for weather forecasts

International News       Jul 29, 2020

  ClimaCell Inc.,a Boston-based startup that aims to create hyper-accurate weather reports, has raised $23 million from investors. The fund raising comes as the company reorients its business model away from serving pandemic-stricken airlines and restaurants, and toward providing data on supply chains and infrastructure. The...

Earth's atmosphere more sensitive to CO2 emissions than thought,study finds

Facts       Jul 25, 2020

  WASHINGTON: Hopes that the rise in average global temperatures by 2100 might be capped below 2.5C can be all but ruled out if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, new research reassessing the atmosphere’s sensitivity to CO2 suggests.The study, under the Geneva-based World...

Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple by 2040:study

International News       Jul 23, 2020

SINGAPORE: The amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can drastically reduce plastic production, a new study published on Thursday said.Single-use plastic consumption has increased during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi seeks US investments in Indian healthcare,agri,insurance & clean energy sectors

Indian News       Jul 22, 2020

  New Delhi: Delivering his keynote address at the India Ideas Summit 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said this is the best time to invest in India and US firms must make use of this opportunity for mutual growth of the two countries. He...

India’s water crisis is forcing farmers to finally rethink what they grow

Indian News       Jul 22, 2020

New Delhi: On a scorching summer day in northern India, Ajay Singh sat next to his water pump and scanned his 10 acres of farmland. He once used to grow rice each season to bring in about 150,000 rupees ($2,000) a year, well above the...

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