The attempt was met with protest and walkouts on Monday at UN climate talks in Bonn.
US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.
The projected 2% increase in carbon dioxide emissions comes from growth in China’s smokestack industries and jeopardises the Paris climate agreement goals, say experts.
Along with the fate of the creek and that of the users, keepers and makers of Ennore’s place-words, lies our fate. Our language and our gaze make them invisible to us.
Answering this question with an example of blatantly racist and coercive imagery endorsed and propagated by two large players in the conservation world, both internationally and in India.
The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.
Leader of North Rhine-Westphalia, who is leading the Christian Democrat party’s coalition talks on energy, said mines across Germany could be closed by the decade after next.
‘America’s Pledge’ is inspiring because it comes at a time when negotiations are not moving fast enough to keep up with climate science and citizens are realising that they’re on their own.
Given the chronic lack of political will, only citizens can eventually force changes in government policies by adopting saner and healthier lifestyles.
The state government had earlier announced implementation of the scheme from November 13-17.
Ghana and Ukraine are among the countries for whom the presence of the US coal industry at the Bonn talks is an opportunity to strike energy deals.
Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhausts and swirling construction dust have contributed to what has become an annual crisis.
Meteorologists say the pollution surge was triggered by vehicle exhaust fumes, dust and illegal burning of crops.
There are already 38 operational hydroelectric plants in the Paraguay river’s upper basin, the region that drains into the Pantanal. A further 94 are due to be built in coming years.
Such a decision by US Supreme Court would allow, even encourage the International Finance Corporation – World Bank’s lending arm – to continue to act irresponsibly without worrying about consequences.
Vinod Dua discusses how the BJP has started resembling Congress and solutions for the Delhi smog.
According to studies, both the earlier schemes had failed in reducing pollution considerably.
The decision comes as air pollution levels spiked in the national capital.
While the Supreme Court has approved the draft of the comprehensive action plan to tackle “severe plus” levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR, it is yet to be finalised.
The US and the EU, among other developed nations, have said that they are not going to allow scrutiny of whether they are on track to meet their climate-change mitigation targets.
With Donald Trump having avowed to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance has said the US has no right to be involved in talks on how to implement the deal.
Syria and Nicaragua were the only two nations outside the 195-nation pact when it was agreed in 2015. Nicaragua signed up last month.
The state’s many riverside projects around Vijayawada and ‘new’ Amaravati have turned fish workers into daily wage labourers, probably on sites where their homes once stood.
Day one of the UN climate summit outlined fault lines in climate change negotiations even as a global weather report warned that the world was on track to be warmer by 3.2º C by 2100.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, moisture in the air coupled with a complete absence of wind has led to this situation.
Despite calm rhetoric, negotiators are nervous of the Trump effect, and say consensus ‘can unravel very quickly’.
A commonly stated goal of community-based forest management is to improve the livelihoods and well-being of forest-dependent people. But whether CFM really achieves this is unclear.
These wading birds flock in the shallow coastal wetlands of southern Australia and look for all the world like normal shorebirds – but their breeding biology is anything but normal.
For a couple of weeks every year, a team of palaeobiologists led by the highly-trained Devapriya Chattopadhyay braves through the remote Kutch region looking for answers one fossil at a time.
Farmers in Jharkhand are offering a host of services to help local smallholders move beyond subsistence agriculture towards increased incomes.
Just because there is no evidence yet that crustaceans feel immediate pain, it doesn’t mean we should assume they don’t.
Annastacia Palaszczuk reversed her previous support for Gautam Adani’s application for a concessional Australian government loan to pay for a rail line from the outback mine site to a coastal port.
The total remaining population of the newly-discovered Tapanuli orangutan is estimated at less than 800 individuals.
“Sewage must have washed off with flood water, which in turn inundates the wells that would have resulted in contaminating the groundwater.”
Lack of expertise means money for climate protection is spent on consultancy fees, which African officials say end up back in wealthy countries.
The people of Chennai responded admirably to the climate crisis unleashed by unprecedented rains in November-December 2015, but the city is yet to build upon the lessons it learnt during the subsequent floods.
An environment ministry committee, which had earlier found large-scale violations, has now been asked to look specifically at the allegation of sand dune levelling.
The devastating floods of June 2013 highlighted the need for sound planning and construction in the high-altitude terrain of the Himalayas. That lesson and concerns of geologists, however, are being ignored in its reconstruction.
Increasing encroachments on all water bodies combined with over-extraction of groundwater has led to the crippling of the city’s coastal aquifer system.