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This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average.

It touched 37°C in Siberia. That’s how bad the Arctic heatwave is

The director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, who is an Arctic climate scientist, writes about why Arctic heatwaves are becoming more common.
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NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery could help explain how planets evolve

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Pedestrians walk past the India Gate monument shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution becoming more common in South Asia

Both extreme heat and air pollution have severe negative effects on the human body — from asthma to heart disease. But we are staring at a dirty, hot future.
Vehicles pass through a waterlogged street after heavy monsoon rain, in Nagpur on 12 June 2020 | PTI

More floods, severe heatwaves: Govt predicts climate change impact on India this century

The report, set to be released this Friday, is the first comprehensive study by the Ministry of Earth Sciences on the global climate crisis and how it'll impact climate patterns in India.

World’s coastlines to suffer more as scientists say global warming will trigger bigger waves

Extreme waves could increase in regularity and size by as much as 10% in extensive ocean regions such as New Zealand’s west coast, Tasmania and parts of Canada.
Emissions from a factory (Representational Image) | Flickr

CO2 levels rise despite lockdown, Asia’s water crisis and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

Antarctica’s snow is turning green while we are distracted by a coronavirus

The Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest-warming places on Earth, is seeing so-called snow algae turning the snow green.
The change in oceans’ colour takes place because of the difference in quantities of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae | Pixabay

A trove of Viking-era artefacts and an ocean creature that may be the world’s largest animal

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
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Scientists find skull of a hummingbird-sized dinosaur & 139 new ‘minor planets’ discovered

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Steam billows from the cooling towers of the Yallourn coal-fired power station operated by EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd

Why methane is a far more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide

A continued rise in the amount of methane in the air could easily cancel out any near-term progress we make in reducing CO2 emissions.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.