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Kerala low-pressure areas

This is why Kerala and Uttarakhand are seeing heavy rainfall, flooding in October

Typically, the monsoon season in both states withdraws by September. But relentless showers in October have raised concerns over climate change.
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India among 15 countries whose fossil fuel production exceeds Paris Agreement goals: UN report

The UNEP report says countries 'have not explicitly recognized or planned for the rapid reduction in fossil fuel production that these targets will require.'
PM Narendra Modi at the Gati Shakti master plan event in New Delhi, on 13 October 2021 | PTI

India needs cross-sector policy making. PM Modi’s Gati Shakti is good but still ad hoc

In India, where the right hand often doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.
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Eco Anxiety is real. Children across the world are struggling with it

More than 45 per cent in a survey of 10 countries said their feelings about climate change "negatively affected their daily life and functioning".
Avian biodiversity of Noyyal system lakes (Representational image) | Sanket Bhale

UN’s 2022 Global Biodiversity Framework could become the new ‘Paris Agreement for nature’

Set to be finalized in early 2022, the draft sets targets for protecting marine and land habitats and reducing pesticides and plastic waste.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the IMF Headquarters in Washington DC on 14 October 2021| Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Developed countries must enact laws for net-zero emissions by 2030, Nirmala Sitharaman says

The demand was made while cautioning World Bank against climate change agenda of countries that are outside the scope of their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs).

85% world population inhabit areas directly affected by human-induced climate change, study says

A comprehensive machine-learning evidence map found that impact of anthropogenic climate change on mountains, snow and ice were least studied.
Representative image | Forests of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya | Commons

Congress, Left, BJP – India striving to remake itself as settler colonialist: Amitav Ghosh

In ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’, Amitav Ghosh writes that India’s forest lands have formed an internal ‘state of exception’ where normal functioning of laws is suspended.
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Denmark PM boosts climate fund pledge, says rich nations have to deliver

PM Mette Frederiksen says it is easier for a rich country like Denmark to implement climate change measures, urges emerging economies to not make 'same mistakes'.
An image of a tropical rainforest

Stopping climate change is not just about eliminating carbon emissions. It’s much more

Any credible pathway to achieving a net-zero carbon emissions target must take into account a vital source of greenhouse gases.

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We are in the middle of a ‘cyber pandemic’. Digital security standards need reinforcing

Cyber-attacks on infrastructure services are on the rise and hackers are exploiting the use of Internet of Things to create new vulnerability points.
Representative image | A bottle of rice bran oil | Commons

Govt’s plan to tackle edible oil price rise: Push for domestic rice bran oil production

India is witnessing record-high inflation in edible oil prices. Food Secretary says country can produce up to 18-19 lakh tonnes of rice bran oil, up from current 11 LT.


BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | Representational image| Photo: ANI

India among few countries developing hypersonic missiles, US Congressional report says

According to the report, India collaborated with Russia to develop BrahMos II and is reportedly developing an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.