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Warm water rushing towards world’s biggest ice sheet—that’s not good news

The resulting warmer waters and sea-level rise will damage marine life and threaten human coastal settlements.

Recategorised animals, more Union govt oversight — amendments wildlife protection bill brings

Passed by Lok Sabha, Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2021, seeks to make law suitable to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

India’s growing number of ‘Ramsar sites’ and why global treaty to save wetlands matters

Improving water quality, sequestering carbon — With India designating 5 more wetlands as 'Ramsar sites', we look at the Ramsar Convention signed by nations to protect its wetlands.

‘Higher capacity turbines, strengthening infra’ — how India can meet its wind energy targets

India is set to scrap e-reverse auction process for wind, which many felt led to 'unhealthy competition'. Experts say it’s 1 of many steps needed to rejuvenate stagnating sector.

‘Agrivoltaic farming’ is beating global warming—solar panels are saving crops

As temperatures soar to record levels and wildfires rage around the world, growing crops is becoming difficult. Agrivoltaic farming can help.

Very Heavy Rain Fall is expected for Tamil Nadu for next four days

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 30 (ANI): A cyclonic circulation over the Tamil Nadu region will bring heavy rain to Chennai and surrounding districts...

Indian Antarctic Bill — all about legislation aimed at protecting pristine Antarctica

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, passed in the Lok Sabha on 22 July, aims to extend India’s jurisdiction to the country's research stations at the South Pole.

How the cheetah, hunting ally of Mughals & ‘vermin’ for British Raj, went extinct in India

Union government plans to revive the cheetah population in the country by importing the animal from Namibia & South Africa 'on an experimental basis'.

You thought only winter meant bad air in Delhi? Govt data tells a different, worrying story

Data released by environment ministry shows that National Capital Region maintains poor air quality, with AQI over 200, for at least half the time in a year.

India and Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetahs to India, 70 years after they went extinct

MoU signed between Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and Namibia Deputy PM & Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah. Activists decry ‘vanity project’.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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