Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicClimate Crisis

Topic: Climate Crisis

World Environment Day: Flowercycling to sewage treatment, these startups are saving Earth

As India faces cyclones, a pandemic, a locust invasion and multiple earthquakes, it is important to reflect on environment conservation.

Proxima Centauri, nearest star to solar system, confirmed to have an Earth-sized planet

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

70-million-year-old fossils of one of world’s last megaraptors discovered in Argentina

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

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.

Trump’s New Year misadventures, and a kangaroo caught in the Australian bushfires

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Republicans kick Democratic donkey to protect Trump, and the funeral of UK’s Labour Party

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘State of planetary emergency’: Global climate tipping points seen in fresh warning

Scientists lay out 9 crucial tipping points to suggest that the Earth is dangerously close to passing into irreversible planetary damage.

Water bodies running dry at alarming rate due to groundwater depletion, reveals study

Additional effects of groundwater depletion include a sudden sinking of a chunk of land, which increases risk of floods.

This man-made disaster is under your feet ⁠— shrinking river flows dry up the ground

By 2050, more than half of watersheds where groundwater is pumped out may see river flow drop, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

On Camera

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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