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Building On Net Zero Pledges With Interim Targets

Jan 09, 2022 Rajiv Tikoo

It is time to ensure that all the net zero pledges by 2050 have interim targets for 2030 to be wholly effective

NCDC, NPC Ink Pact To Promote Productivity, Innovation For ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Jan 06, 2022

The pact has been signed between NCDC (National Cooperative Development Corporation) and NPC (National Productivity Council) to promote productivity and innovation in agriculture.


Deputy Commissioners Can 'Drive' Districts To Prosperity Or Doomsday: Khandu

The chief minister also raised two important schemes launched by the Central government – ‘Svamitva’ and ‘Svanidhi’ – that need an urgent push by the state government.

Odisha's Tryst With Ten Tempests Over Over Two Decades

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Odisha is currently bracing for cyclone Jawad, which is being considered as the first winter cyclone in the state in about 100 years. The system has, however, weakened and may even escape its coast.


Nations Strike Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

Before India succeeded in getting the change made, nation after nation talked about the final provisions not going far or fast enough but a compromise was better than nothing.

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07 November, 2021

Glasgow COP26: India Reports 17 Times Increase In Solar Energy Production Over 7 Years

Outlook Web Desk

India represents 17 per cent of the world's population but only accounts for 4 per cent historical cumulative emissions, India said at the COP26 Climate Summit at Glasgow.


03 November, 2021

This Year's UN Climate Conference Will Determine Existence Of 'Political Will' To Mitigate Climate Change: Pope Francis

Associated Press (AP)

Relaying his message through a Vatican official, Pope Francis said that this year's UN Climate Summit will determine 'whether there really exists a political will' to mitigate climate change or not.


01 November, 2021

Every Individual Should Act To Save The Earth From Climate Change: Dalai Lama.

Ashwani Sharma

The Dalai Lama underlines the importance of Tibetan plateau as source of Asia’s major rivers.


01 November, 2021

COP26 Climate Summit: PM Modi Arrives In Glasgow, To Hold Talks With Boris Johnson Too

Outlook Web Desk

PM Narendra Modi was greeted by a large group of Indian diaspora representatives with chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' as he arrived at his hotel in Glasgow.


13 October, 2021

Environment Agency Warns England Of ‘Climate Change’ Consequences

Associated Press (AP)

The agency predicted that even with a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global average temperature—below the level of warming that has been projected—England's winter rainfall will increase 6 per cent but summer rainfall will be down 15 per cent by the 2050s.


19 August, 2021

Can Repairing Ozone Layer Also Reduce CO2 InThe Atmosphere? Here's What The Study Suggests

PTI

Due to steps the world took in the 1980s to protect the ozone layer, a region of the upper atmosphere that absorbs the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, we have one less environmental problem to worry about.


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14 August, 2021

Forest Services Maxed Out As Wildfires Break Across US West

Associated Press (AP)

Roughly 21,000 firefighters have been deployed to contain the fire, however, the forest services face 'critical resource limitations'.


12 August, 2021

Climate Change Is Not Just About Carbon, There Is Nitrogen Too!

Prof. N. Raghuram

It is high time IPCC informs policy makers and public about other greenhouse gases including nitrogen oxides


10 August, 2021

Climate Change And Earth's Future: All You Need To Know About IPCC Report

Associated Press (AP)

It’s unequivocal, humans are warming the planet. The authors of the latest IPCC report have drawn from the work of thousands of scientists from around the world to produce this new assessment of the climate crisis.


09 August, 2021

Explained: 5 Things To Know About The New UN Report On Climate Change

Associated Press (AP)

Scientists say that only a fraction of the temperature rise recorded since the 19th century can have come from natural forces.


09 August, 2021

'Code Red For Humanity': UN Report Says Temperatures To Blow Past Paris Limit In About A Decade

Associated Press (AP)

Each of five scenarios for the future, based on how much carbon emissions are cut, passes the more stringent of two thresholds set in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.


09 August, 2021

Glasgow Summit World’s ‘Last Chance’ To Combat Climate Change, Warns Indian-Origin UK Climate Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

The world would face a climate catastrophe unless urgent action is agreed this year, warned the Indian-origin UK cabinet minister Alok Sharma.


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25 July, 2021

Australia Manages To Keep 'World Heritage' Status For Great Barrier Reef

Associated Press (AP)

UNESCO had recommended that its World Heritage Committee add the world's largest coral reef ecosystem off the northeast Australian coast to the World Heritage in Danger list, mainly due to rising ocean temperatures.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz