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World Environment Day 2022: Conserve and Preserve
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World Environment Day 2022: Conserve and Preserve

वातावरण को हरा-भरा बनाने और अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के लिए आओ प्रकृति की करें देखभाल World Environment Day: Conserve and Preserve साफ आबोहवा, खुशहाल वातावरण और हरे-भरे पेड़ लोगों को ऑक्सीजन देने का काम करते हैं। अभी कुछ दिनों पहले ही पूरे देश ने कोरोना की दूसरी लहर में मनुष्यों को 'ऑक्सीजन' का महत्व समझ में आ गया है । इसके बावजूद पर्यावरण को हरा-भरा बनाने में समाज में जागरूकता का अभाव बना हुआ है ।कोरोना महामारी को लेकर लगाए गए लॉकडाउन से अगर सबसे अधिक फायदा जिसे हुआ है वह है पर्यावरण को । भले ही इस दौरान देशवासियों को घरों में रहना पड़ा हो लेकिन पर्यावरण खुश दिखाई दिया। आज बात पर्यावरण को लेकर ही होगी। आज 5 जून को 'विश्व भर में पर्यावरण दिवस' मनाया जाता है। स्वच्छ साफ पर्यावरण हमें स्वस्थ बनाता है । मनुष्य के लिए प्रकृति की भूमिका हमेशा से अग्रणी रही है । पर्यावरण के बीच हमारा गहरा संबंध है...
India heatwave: why the region should prepare for even more extreme heat in the near future
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India heatwave: why the region should prepare for even more extreme heat in the near future

India heatwave: why the region should prepare for even more extreme heat in the near future Vikki Thompson, University of Bristol and Alan Thomas Kennedy-Asser, University of Bristol An extreme heatwave in India and Pakistan has left more than a billion people in one of the most densely populated parts of the world facing temperatures well above 40℃. Although this has not broken all-time records for the regions, the hottest part of the year is yet to come. Though the heatwave is already testing people’s ability to survive, and has led to crop failures and power blackouts, the really scary thing is that it could be worse: based on what has happened elsewhere at some point India is “due” an even more intense heatwave. Together with a few other climate scientists, we recently loo...
Coal: why China and India aren’t the climate villains of COP26
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Coal: why China and India aren’t the climate villains of COP26

Coal: why China and India aren’t the climate villains of COP26 Daniel Parsons, University of Hull and Martin Taylor, University of Hull The Glasgow Climate Pact urges countries to “accelerate efforts towards phasing down”, rather than “phasing out”, coal power that isn’t mitigated by carbon capture and storage. This subtle change to the text surfaced at the end of COP26, the latest UN climate change conference, at the insistence of India and China. So are these two countries to blame for the summit’s disappointing outcome, as many are suggesting? Largely formed from plants and animals buried in the Carboniferous period 359 to 299 million years ago, fossil fuels like coal and natural gas are found on every continent. But their global distribution is not even – India and China have...
COP26: Strong carbon-trading rules could help the world avoid dangerous levels of global warming
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COP26: Strong carbon-trading rules could help the world avoid dangerous levels of global warming

Coal accounted for 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions globally in 2018. Germany plans to close its coal-fired power stations, like this one in Luetzerath, by 2038. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Citlali Cruz Cruz, University of British Columbia and John Steen, University of British Columbia Despite recent reports of government decisions to shutter coal-fired power plants in Canada, the United States and the European Union, coal remains the source of almost 40 per cent of the world’s electricity. In the past two decades, the capacity for coal-powered electricity has doubled to about 2,050 gigawatts, with another 247 gigawatts in planning or under development in China alone. President Xi Jinping said in late September that China would stop building coal-burning power plants o...
4 key issues to watch as world leaders gather for the Glasgow climate summit
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4 key issues to watch as world leaders gather for the Glasgow climate summit

A mural near the site of COP26, the 26th Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Rachel Kyte, Tufts University Glasgow sits proudly on the banks of the river Clyde, once the heart of Scotland’s industrial glory and now a launchpad for its green energy transition. It’s a fitting host for the United Nations’ climate conference, COP26, where world leaders will be discussing how their countries will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change. I’ve been involved in climate negotiations for several years as a former senior U.N. official and will be in Glasgow for the talks starting Oct. 31, 2021. As negotiations get underway, here’s what to watch for. Ambition At the Paris climate conference i...
Ice stupas: the artificial mini glaciers bringing water to some of the driest, coldest places on Earth
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Ice stupas: the artificial mini glaciers bringing water to some of the driest, coldest places on Earth

Nishant Tiku/University of Aberdeen, Author provided Matteo Spagnolo, University of Aberdeen Glaciers are not just spectacular indicators of climate change as they shrink and disappear due to global warming. They are also, for many communities, an irreplaceable source of fresh water. During the melting season in summer, a portion of mountain glacier surface releases water that is essential to the ecosystem in the valleys below, supplying vast cities – and industries – in places like South America and India. But this meltwater is also essential to many remote rural communities for drinking water and crop irrigation. These include those living in the Ladakh Valley, a beautiful, 470km valley sandwiched between the Greater Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, and home to 300,0...
What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit
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What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

U.N. climate summits bring together representatives of almost every country. UNFCCC Shelley Inglis, University of Dayton Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how international law and institutions help solve problems that no single country can fix on its own. I worked for the United Nations for several years as a law and policy adviser and have been involved in international negotiations. Here’s what’s happening behind closed doors and why people are concerned that COP26 might not meet its goals. What is COP26? In 1992, countries agreed to an international treaty called the United Nations Framewor...
Vandana Shiva fights patents on seeds to make farmers independent from Monsanto and Nestlé
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Vandana Shiva fights patents on seeds to make farmers independent from Monsanto and Nestlé

Vandana Shiva, the Indian scientist and activist stands for social justice and uncompromising sustainability. The Alternative Nobel Prize winner gained worldwide attention through her fight against the agricultural giant Monsanto. But Vandana Shiva does not only want to give the seeds back to the farmers who grow them. She is a well-known critic of globalisation, speaks out publicly against the concentration of wealth and fights for better coexistence on earth. Vandana Shiva: From physicist to activist A public lecture and press conference by Vandana Shiva and meeting with young farmers, NGOs and activists (2013) Before Vandana Shiva became a world-renowned social activist, she studied physics in India and Canada. As early as the 1970s, she became involved in the first Indian...
Himachal landslide Hits Bus In Himachal’s Kinnaur, 10 dead and several injured
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Himachal landslide Hits Bus In Himachal’s Kinnaur, 10 dead and several injured

हिमाचल से हरिद्वार जा रही बस पहाड़ी से गिरी चट्टानों की चपेट में आई, 10 शव बरामद, 40 लोग लापता Himachal Pradesh Landslide हिमाचल में भूस्खलन से रोडवेज बस मलबे में दबी, यात्रियों को बचाने के लिए रेस्क्यू जारी Himachal Landslide Himachal pradesh Landslide Kinnaur's Landslide Kinnaur's Landslide Himachal Pradesh: Kinnaur's Landslide killed 10 हिमाचल प्रदेश में बुधवार दोपहर एक बड़ा हादसा हुआ। किन्नौर जिले के नेशनल हाईवे-5 के पास चील जंगल के पास चट्टानें गिरने से उधर से जा रही हिमाचल प्रदेश की रोडवेज बस मलबे में गिर गई। बस में करीब 40 यात्रियों के दबे होने की आशंका है। सूचना मिलते ही प्रशासन और पुलिस की टीम मौके पर पहुंच गई है । राहत बचाव कार्य जारी है। अभी तक प्रशासन की ओर से मौत की कोई पुष्टि नहीं हुई है। चट्टानें गिरने से कई वाहन मलबे में दब गए हैं। बस सड़क से नीचे खा...
Climate Change: Intense heat wave blisters U.S.A
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Climate Change: Intense heat wave blisters U.S.A

गर्मी से कराह उठे कई शक्तिशाली देश, अमेरिका में 81 साल का तोड़ा रिकॉर्ड Climate Change: Intense heat wave blisters U.S.A मौजूदा समय में भले ही हमारे देश में मानसून का सीजन चल रहा है। लेकिन भारत की गर्मी भी लोगों के पसीने छुड़ा देती है। इस साल भले ही गर्मी ने अपने तेवर ज्यादा न दिखाए हों लेकिन इन दिनों कई शक्तिशाली देश गर्मी से कराह उठे हैं। आज हम बात करेंगे विदेशों में पड़ने वाली गर्मी की। दुनिया का सबसे शक्तिशाली देश अमेरिका पिछले कई दिनों से गर्म मौसम से परेशान है। अमेरिका में इन दिनों रिकॉर्डतोड़ गर्मी पड़ रही है। कई इलाकों में दिन का तापमान 44 डिग्री तक पहुंच गया तो मौसम विभाग ने इसे खतरनाक और असामान्य बताया है। पोर्टलैंड के ऑरेगॉन में तो रविवार को पारा 44.4 डिग्री तक पहुंच गया। यह इतिहास का सबसे गर्म दिन है। 1940 में रिकॉर्ड रखने की शुरुआत हुई, तबसे लेकर अब तक यह सर्वाधिक है। सिए...