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Study reveals G20 nations increased fossil fuel investments in 2022, defying climate goals
G20 member countries extended $1.4 trillion in public funds to bolster the fossil fuel industry in 2022, finds a recent report.
Glare hazard from solar panels, a safety concern for the airports switching to clean energy
The top glass surface of solar panels can reflect light, causing discomfort, retinal burn, veiling and after-image effects.
Declining bird populations are a ‘grim’ reminder of rapid biodiversity loss, says new report
Around 60 percent of birds in India have experienced population decline over 30 years, says the 2023 State of India’s Birds report.
[Explainer] Why mitigating methane emissions matters
Should rural India drink urban wastewater?
Scientists and activists are apprehensive of the long-term effect of using treated wastewater, that may carry toxic heavy metals.
Tackling food loss and waste for climate and food security
Food loss and waste account for 8%-10% of greenhouse gas emissions and a global economic loss of $1 trillion, annually.
Exploring airshed management as a solution to India’s pollution woes
India’s flagship programme to reduce air pollution has seen slow progress, spurring discussions on airshed-level management for air pollution control.