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Climate change

High CO2 levels, vanishing glaciers, extinctions – why climate change is more real in 2019

Scientists have found that the Greenland ice sheet is melting seven times faster, extinctions occurring 500 times more rapidly and food supply faces threat.
Heatwave

Europe heatwave breaks records, Alaska’s underwater glaciers melting faster than feared

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.
People gather on a mountain at Tsongmo Lake near to the Nathula Pass, an open trading post in the Himalayas between India and China

Too far gone? Even if we meet Paris target, Hindu Kush Himalayas will lose 1/3rd glaciers

According to a report, the Hindu Kush Himalayas, which support 25 per cent of the world's population, are set to lose a big chunk of glaciers by 2100.

On Camera

BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

How can you make a webinar exciting?

Businessman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to denounce the word 'webinar' and asked for it to be 'banished' from the dictionary.

Defence

File image of a meeting between officers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in Nathu La, Sikkim (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Senior Indian, Chinese military commanders set to meet to defuse Ladakh tensions

Divisional commander-level talks are set to be held ‘soon’, while diplomatic talks are also on between India & China to ensure the issue is settled peacefully.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.