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Nightingale

Climate change clips nightingales’ wings, making them less likely to survive migration: Study

A new study has found that natural selection driven by climate change is causing nightingales to evolve with shorter wings.
Drought in India

Coronavirus pandemic risks weakening the climate change battle

While coronavirus is an immediate threat, climate change has always been perceived as a distant risk. So, the pandemic could shift global resources away.
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Scientists find skull of a hummingbird-sized dinosaur & 139 new ‘minor planets’ discovered

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Licypriya Kangujam,

8-year-old activist Licypriya accused of ‘faking’ achievements, denies all allegations

Climate activist Licypriya Kangujam had turned down PM Modi's invitation to be honoured on Women's Day, and says she is being targeted because of that.
Insects

Insects are declining at alarming levels. This is bad news for human beings

The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and other vertebrates. Scientists warn that their decline is undermining ecosystems on which many lives depend.

Bernie Sanders’s ‘Green New Deal’ won’t help reduce India’s carbon emissions

Any partnership with India to address climate change would have to ensure that Indian governments and companies get access to finance and technology.
Fibre optic cables connect data servers | Representational image | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Climate fears about cloud computing have been vastly overstated

A new research suggests that data centres are becoming more efficient and there’s no longer a close link between more cloud computing and more energy use.
Marina Bay in Singapore | Flickr

Singapore has a $100 billion plan to fight and survive climate change

Singapore had its hottest decade on record, with the city warming twice as quickly as the world average over the past six decades & temperatures rising about 0.25C per decade.
Ganga-Brahmaputra delta

How Farakka barrage & govt’s river linking project can sink Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta

Ganga–Brahmaputra–Meghna delta also faces threat from sea-level rise around it as recent study says sea level could reach 85-140 cm by end of this century.
File image of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos says he’ll commit $10 billion to fight climate change

Bezos is under pressure to balance Amazon’s need to deliver goods quickly with the environmental consequences of the rapid growth of online shopping.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump | File Photo | ANI

India and US must join hands during Covid-19 crisis, not increase nativist impulses

Katherine B. Hadda, former US consul general, Hyderabad, writes on the need for the US and India to unite during the Covid-19 crisis.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.