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Climate action a priority in G20 Delhi Declaration
While the Declaration talks about phasing down coal, no commitment has been made to end new coal power plant construction.
First tender for offshore wind energy expected end of this year, but sector wants more time to study sites
India aims to set up 140 GW of wind energy by 2030, but offshore wind is unlikely to play a part, due to delays in tendering.
Hill station waste needs better plan, not just plastic ban
Tourism hotspots must segregate waste at source, safely transport and dispose of waste before it pollutes the air and water.
Artisanal fishers wary of coastal aquaculture regulation amendments that legalise past violations
The Coastal Aquaculture Amendment Act 2023 decriminalises violation of certain regulations by aquaculture farms.
A village contaminated by industrial waste has been waiting for justice for over three decades
Water scarcity and contamination due to pollution caused by rogue industries, grapples Bichhri, a village in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district.
Climate action not on track to meet Paris Agreement goals, says Global Stocktake report
The report was created to “assess the collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the (Paris) Agreement and its long-term goals.”
Changes in local climate impact Kachchh’s traditional crafts and craftspeople
Disappearing local plant species used for natural dyes and increasing salinity of potter’s earth impact traditional crafts in Kachchh.
Tiger poaching network, that spread from west to east India, busted
A major tiger poaching syndicate that extended from Gadchiroli in Maharashtra to Guwahati in Assam was busted recently.
India steps up plans to explore critical minerals crucial to its clean energy transition
Experts say a lot of the new moves depends on how fast India builds its supply chain of critical minerals.