Researchers use pollen from Kaziranga National Park to decode climate change

Indian researchers have explored how pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) can help in the interpretation of climate in the region.

The KNP in Assam, a corridor for the immigration of members of the Indo-Malayan fauna into the Indian sub-region, is a critical reserve for tropical species, having served as a gene reservoir for these taxa during glacial periods.

“Climate-friendly” menu at CoP28 environmental meet in Dubai

Perhaps a bit gimmicky but CoP28 will offer what it calls “the first 1.5° C-aligned menu” as part of its objective of making the conference carbon-neutral.

CoP28 or the Conference of Parties is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations as the world work towards limiting the global temperature rise caused by human-made climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial levels.

Assam CM Himanta Sarma invites Leonardo DiCaprio after actor lauds rhino conservation

A bromance seems to be budding between Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma and Oscar-winning American actor a vocal environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. Sarma extended an invitation to DiCaprio on Twitter after the latter praised rhino conservation in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park. In response to the American actor’s post, Himanta also wrote, “Preserving wildlife is integral to our cultural identity.”

India urges G20 partners to stand united against global warming, climate change

India called upon G20 nations to fight unitedly against global warming and, climate change at the first G20 Energy Transitions Working Group Meet held in Bengaluru on Sunday, February 5. On the sidelines of the event an international seminar on ‘Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)’ was organized. The seminar highlighted the importance of carbon capture, utilization, and storage, considered vital for achieving net-zero targets.

COP 27: Future Forward

The Climate Summit held earlier this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt posed more questions than answers to the calls for a viable approach towards reducing global warming, among others. Even as rhetoric ruled the roost, time-tried and tired echo chambers resonated with similar panels, same evocations, misplaced media moments, and righteous indignation from the elite to the exploited.

Amitabh Bachchan’s remarks on civil liberties at KIFF shake up audience

An impressive, star-studded gathering at the inauguration of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival here on Thursday evening was taken by a bit of surprise, when Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, usually known for dodging political issues, suddenly referred to issues like “civil liberties” and “freedom of expression”.

As COP27 winds down goal of limiting global temperature to 1.5 degrees C seems unattainable

Mayank Chhaya- As the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP27 enters its final stretch, the much-talked-about goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century seems unattainable. A new report from UN Climate Change shows that while countries […]