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Mars comes closest to earth | Flickr

Mars may have had rings like Saturn years ago, and they could form again

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

Drop in pollution might have cleared the air, but carbon dioxide levels are still soaring

Geological evidence suggests concentrations haven’t been as high as they are today in at least 3 million years.
A locust swarm photographed in Jaipur earlier this week | PTI

Why the worst locust attack in decades has invaded north India

India, Iran, Pakistan and a few African nations are reeling under the worst locust invasion in decades, with more waves expected in coming days.
Silhouette of a bird seen against flames of a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

Lockdown brought cute images of dancing peacocks, not rhino poaching, Uttarakhand forest fires

The economy has come to a standstill due to Covid-19, but increased natural disasters, poaching & deforestation prove the environment is still under attack.
People exercise along a bike path on March 28, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California. Photo | Bloomberg

Humans are crossing ‘wetbulb’ temperature limit, new climate change research shows

Being able to regulate our temperature has played a key role in enabling humans to survive. But climate change is severely testing it.
Melting icebergs due to increase in temperature

Extreme heat events have arrived earlier than feared, climate study finds

A team of researchers noted the temperature shift in the next 50 years would be greater than what humans, livestock and crops have experienced in 6,000 years.
Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Photo | Facebook

Covid-19 response is a chance for companies to place planet over profits

Greenpeace’s Jennifer Morgan believes that the Covid-19 crisis is a chance for companies to create a circular zero-carbon economy for profit and people.
High school students demonstrate against global warming. | Adam Berry / Getty Images

Earth Day turns 50, and the world is celebrating it digitally for the first time

Theme for 50th anniversary of Earth Day is climate action, already the topic of conversation around the world in the coronavirus pandemic.
A view of Connaught Place, New Delhi, during Sunday's janata curfew to prevent the spread of the coronavirus | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

5 lessons Covid-19 teaches us about fighting climate change

Global nature of the Covid-19 crisis is making us realise that we are connected to each other. This can help build momentum for strong climate action.
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.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.