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7 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

Reducing particulate matter in the air could add 1.3 years to the lifespan of the average Indian, and nearly three years to residents of Delhi.
Smog surrounds buildings in Bangkok

Earth has seen spikes in carbon dioxide before, and it wasn’t pretty

While global warming continues and carbon levels rise, scientists have realised that 4 of the 5 of mass extinctions so far were likely triggered by large amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere.
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The microbes inside your garden wall have clues to ancient earth’s biological evolution

The amoebae can be predators, but they can also be grazers, or even harbor symbiotic algae that produce their food, making them primary producers.
Flames arise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

Karnataka gripped by forest fires, state says it’s because of ‘mischief & mistakes’

Forest Survey of India report finds Karnataka has most forest fires. State forest department questions data, but says the fires are a matter of concern.
Bramble Cay melomys | Government of Queensland

Climate change claims its first mammal, an Aussie rodent ‘not attractive enough to be saved’

The cause of extinction of Australia's Bramble Cay melomys has been identified as anthropogenic, or human-induced, climate change.
Climate Change

How global media goes wrong on coverage of climate change

Climate change is the single most important story for planet Earth, but the media either ignores it or downplays the crisis.
Locals run for cover after being chased by wild elephants in Howrah district of West Bengal | PTI

To protect India’s elephants, we have to preserve wildlife corridors not just forests

Although forest cover in India has increased, crucial wildlife corridors are shrinking leading to both human and animal deaths.
A man fills containers with water in Karachi | Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

Water could become the major flash point between India and Pakistan besides Kashmir

As rivers and taps run dry, trouble is brewing over hydroelectric projects India is building along the Chenab River that Pakistan says will impact its water supply.
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Modi govt allows tourism, industries to use more of coasts

Union Cabinet approves new Coastal Regulation Zone notification, which is aimed at rejuvenating coastal areas, while preserving ecology.
Solar panels on the author's terrace | Shailaja Chandra/ThePrint

Read this before you set up solar panels at home

Environmentally safe, user-friendly (once installed) and protection against summer heat – solar panels are a miracle.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.