India is to host a major UN environmental conference in September that will witness the participation of around 197 countries to discuss global strategies required to combat drought and desertification Events leading up to and the main sessions of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention
Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
How many of us know that what we eat is contributing to climate change. And that our love for steaks and burgers is driving the environment crazy. Should we not change our eating pattern, global warming will eventually leave us hungry (“Countries should ensure sustainable land use”, Aug. 8, Gulf Today). That is shocking. I too was taken aback
The column by James Dyke says lots of new things about climate change, a deviation from what all reports have been saying so far. But of course the ‘new things’ are far from good. If anything he lends an irreversible twist in the climate change saga, and if the current situation isn’t hell enough, it will surely be in the
Former Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen called President Donald Trump’s reported idea of buying Greenland, a self-governed Danish territory, an out-of-season April’s Fool joke. Trump’s idea may be outlandish (and impossible) but that doesn’t mean there’s no benefit in thinking about reviving
Across India, people, cities, organisations and landmarks joined hands with around 7000 cities across 187 countries and observed Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday, 30 March, from 20:30 to 21:30 hours. This year’s global theme was #Connect2Earth, where people, companies and organisations need to find tools to push for action on nature.
It has become fashionable on social media and in certain publications to argue that capitalism is killing the planet. Even renowned investor Jeremy Grantham, hardly a radical, made that assertion last year.
A spell has been cast over our streets. Cars hold such an enchanted place in our society that we structure entire cities and housing developments around them, devote vast sums of public money to the roads they need to move around on, and celebrate the companies that make them.
It seems likely that two of the most memorable proponents of action on climate change in the latest Democratic debates won’t make it onto the stage next time. One of them, Andrew Yang, will be remembered chiefly for his blunt assessment that “we are too late” in addressing the issue and that “we need to start
You’ve seen it before: A driver idling at a stoplight flicks a cigarette butt out the window or a worker during a smoking break drops one to the sidewalk. What you don’t see is what happens to those cigarette butts. Typically, rain sweeps them down storm drains, into local waterways and, eventually, into the Chesapeake