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Even if all 2030 climate targets are met, the planet will heat by 2.7℃ this century. That’s not OK

Time is fast running out to avert more dangerous climate changes, and the world cannot afford a missed opportunity at COP26

World should prepare for 2.7 degrees Celsius rise by 2100 on today’s emission pledges: UN report

The UN’s Emissions Gap report says projected emissions need to reduce by 55% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The Paris Agreement will help fight climate change. But it’s missing a critical element

The Agreement misses out on listing fossil fuels as one of the main contributors to climate change.

Global warming likely to rise to 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, well above Paris accord target — UN

UN report 'Making Peace With Nature' reveals that 1 million of Earth’s 8 million species of plants and animals face threat of extinction, and only 15 per cent of planet's wetlands remain intact.

Global demand for this common mineral is creating an environmental catastrophe

Between 32 and 50 billion tonnes of sand and gravel are extracted from the Earth each year, making it the most mined material in the world.

Op-ed writer Narendra Modi is the new game in town

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What India can learn from this scenic Kerala town about waste management

Alappuzha, a town best known among tourists for its backwaters, had a garbage problem. Here's how it sorted it out and became a model for other cities around the world.

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Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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