US Climate-No Cause for Alarm, says report

‘I don’t believe it’, was US President Donald Trump’ response to the ‘the National Climate Assessment’, in which climate scientists had concluded that climate change could cost the US economy hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives each year in future. From 2018 to 2020, dismissing the climate change theory, Trump’s thinking has […]

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हिंद महासागर में फिर से उत्पन्न हो सकती है अल नीनो परिघटना?

हम सभी अल नीनो भौगोलिक परिघटना से सुपरिचित हैं। राष्ट्रीय महासागरीय एवं वायुमंडलीय प्रशासन, यूएस (एनओएए) के अनुसार ‘अल नीनो मध्य एवं पूर्वी उष्णकटिबंधीय प्रशांत महासागर में महसागरीय सतह तापमान के उष्ण होने से जुड़ी प्राकृतिक तौर पर घटित होने वाली जलवायु प्रणाली है।’ यह प्रणाली प्रत्येक दो से सात वर्षों पर उत्पन्न होती है […]

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हिमालय में बर्फ पिघलने से अरब सागर में जहरीला ‘नोक्टिलुका सिंटिलैंस’ शैवाल की बहार

अमेरिकी अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी ‘नासा’ के उपग्रह से लिए गए तस्वीरों में अरब सागर के तटों पर ‘नोक्टिलुका सिंटिलैंस’, जिसे ‘सी-स्पार्कल’ भी कहा जाता है, की बहार देखी गई है। इन्हीं चित्रों के आधार पर एक अमेरिकी शोध प्रकाशित हुआ है जिसमें ‘नोक्टिलुका सिंटिलैंस बहार’ (Noctiluca scintillans blooms) को जलवायु परिवर्तन की वजह से हिमालय में […]

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India’s highly-praised solar energy plan unlikely to benefit the vulnerable

India came out as a frontrunner in the fight to tackle climate change after the Paris climate negotiations in 2015, especially when the Indian Prime Minister spearheaded a massive, 121 country-wide intergovernmental organization – the International Solar Alliance – dedicated to increasing solar energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels globally.  In fact, solar power is a […]

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Digital economy and ecological sustainability

What is Digital economy? The term ‘Digital Economy’ was first used by Don Tapscott in his book, The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence. So, what exactly is digital economy? According to Deloitte, “it’s the economic activity that results from billions of everyday online connections among people, businesses, devices, data […]

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Arctic, Arctic Haze, Climate Change, Air Pollution

What is the Arctic Haze?

What is the Arctic haze? Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs at higher latitudes due to anthropogenic air pollution. It appears as a “visible reddish-brown haze” and has the capacity to remain in the northern atmosphere for several months. The extended severity of this pollution in the air mass system during winter, is majorly […]

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Biodiversity, UN,

A primer to UN’s global biodiversity outlook 5 mechanisms to protect nature, ecosystem and humankind

The Global Biodiversity Outlook is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993, 90 days after the 30th ratification, as stated […]

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Quarter Century of Ocean Technology

The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is the only institute in the country working on technology for the oceans. In the quarter century of its existence, the achievements are truly remarkable. Technology development has been taken up from shallow water depths to deep waters. The areas of activity encompass societal benefits, strategic needs, technology […]

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