Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicClimate Crisis

Topic: Climate Crisis

Air pollution in cities like Delhi linked to children’s cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s, death

Severe air pollution can speed up neurodegeneration when the brain is at the peak of its development — during childhood.

Not just Greta Thunberg, this young Indian climate activist is also taking on govts

Eleven-year-old Ridhima Pandey is one of the 16 petitioners who filed a complaint to protest the lack of government action on the climate crisis at the UN Climate Action Summit.

Greta Thunberg told world leaders at UN climate meet they failed, most of them agreed

The stinging criticism from a 16-year-old climate activist led to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calling on leaders to make aggressive pledges to curb emissions.

How to tame swollen Ghaggar? Flood fear looms but consensus eludes Punjab, Haryana

Ghaggar river, which is already flowing above the danger mark, is expected to swell further with the forecast of more showers in the coming days.

Should Indians join the call for ‘birth strike’ by global climate change activists?

Climate change activists across the globe are giving a call for 'birth strike'.

Nuclear energy has to use climate crisis to justify its high cost: MIT study

Policies needed now to dial down greenhouse gases emitted by power producers more than 90% to stave off runway global warming, study says.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

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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