Researchers from Cambridge University, the University of East Anglia and London-based SOAS looked at a "realistic scenario" known as RCP 8.5, where carbon and other polluting emissions continue rising in coming decades.
Climate change affects us all – no matter where you live or what you do. But the impacts of climate change are not spread evenly across the globe, with rising global temperatures already hitting the most disadvantaged.
A country that produces 10 per cent of the world’s crops is now the world’s largest consumer of groundwater, and aquifers are rapidly becoming depleted across much of India. These are the findings of a new study in Science Advances, led by experts
Books titled “Trees in Trouble” and “How We’re F-ing Up Our Planet” scream out from the shelves of Barnes and Noble’s nature and wildlife section between reassuring tomes on hummingbirds and wildflowers. As the warming world faces raging forest
For the first time ever, the climate crisis has been recognised by the UN as a threat to global security. Sir David Attenborough addressed this week’s UN Security Council meeting, and made a passionate plea, calling on world leaders to “recognise the
You might not know that the tyres from your new electric SUV could be pushing orangutans closer to extinction. Or, that the wheels on your diesel hatchback are adding to the microplastics in our oceans. You might be blissfully unaware of the
Over 60 environmental thinkers, campaigners, activists, journalists and academics from across India jointly released the 2021 State of India’s Environment report online. The SOE 2021 is the annual publication of the Down To Earth (DTE) magazine.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that after intense cold waves sweeping parts of the country, the mercury is set to soar in the coming months. The latest seasonal outlook by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) suggests that most
In Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, green public transport isn’t new — women have been driving hundreds of electric three-wheeled, 12-seater buses for the past 25 years. But in some cases those vehicles are now rusting in garages because their owners cannot
‘Innovation’ is an abstract word that can seem a long way from everyday life. When I asked my flatmate what the word means to him, he said “people in lab coats”. But, in reality, that is only a very small part of what it’s all about. Innovation potential is