Longer Allergy Season, Pollen Travels Farther

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer the itchy, sneezy, wheezy consequences of seasonal allergies, you’re probably painfully aware that pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer than ever. It’s an upshot of climate change, and new research from Germany offers an explanation for … Read more

View: India should head to London climate talks with a definitive plan of action

Climate change is manifesting itself across the world, whether through unprecedented wildfires in Australia, droughts in Sub-Saharan Africa, or winter freezes in Texas. By some counts, India is among the countries most threatened by climate change. It’s in our interest to listen to our climate activists and press for global action. While no country alone … Read more

View: India needs climate bonding with US without burdening itself

By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office on January 20, US President Joe Biden signalled that climate policy will be a central pillar of his foreign policy over the next four years. A White House February 8 read out of his call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of renewing … Read more

Biden’s climate change strategy looks to pay farmers to curb carbon footprint

Fourth generation cattle rancher Loren Poncia has made Stemple Creek Ranch carbon positive. He’s implemented rotational cattle grazing systems that allow soil and grass to recover, applied compost on pastures and planted chicory that aerate the soil. Courtesy of Paige Green President Joe Biden has called on U.S. farmers to lead the way in offsetting … Read more

Climate Change May Have Helped COVID-19 Emerge

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s a link few might have considered, but a new study indicates that climate change may have prompted the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising temperatures caused by greenhouse emissions have boosted the growth of bat-friendly forest habitat in China’s southern province of Yunnan and neighboring areas, making the region … Read more

President Joe Biden rejoins the Paris climate accord in first move to tackle global warming

President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. Tom Brenner | Reuters President Joe Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the U.S. into the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, his first major … Read more

India only nation to keep commitments on climate change: Javadekar

“We are the only country following our commitment ( towards mitigating environmental risks) but the rest are not sticking to their commitments,” the minister for forest and climate change, information and broadcasting and heavy industries and public enterprise said. India accounts for only 7% of the world’s total carbon emissions and this has been possible … Read more

2020 was one of the hottest years on record, tied with 2016

The Bond Fire, started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Silverado, CA. Dangerous fire weather conditions are in effect across wide swaths of Southern California as dry, gusty Santa Ana winds are expected from the northeast. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images 2020 … Read more

Geospatial Technologies for resilient India – 2021 and beyond

It was digital infrastructure and technology that came to the rescue of the world and geospatial technologies played a major role in dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Agendra Kumar,  As news on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) started trickling in December 2019, little did the rest of the world realize how vulnerable … Read more

The plant-based meat industry has grown into a $20 billion business — but challenges remain

A visitor tries a plant-based meat substitute product at the Restaurant & Bar and Gourmet Asia expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition centre in Hong Kong on November 11, 2020. Peter Parks | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Demand for meat alternatives has grown and will continue to rise, but the industry … Read more