Environment

Oh Kolkata!

At a Glance 0800pm 20th May 2020 Tropical Cyclone Amphan has made landfall near the border between India and Bangladesh Major storm-surge flooding is expected near and eas...

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Living standards will decline as South Asia’s heat rises

This summer, at 42.6°C, July 25 was the hottest day ever in Paris. Halfway across the globe, Delhi recorded its hottest day at 48°C on June 10.  Over the past de...

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Turning Air Pollution Into Art

Artists are known to take inspiration from the world around them. So it’s no surprise that some have begun shining light on one of the most pressing environmental issues...

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Its doomsday for thousands of Emperor penguin chicks

Thousands of emperor penguin chicks have effectively drowned overnight after an ice shelf in Antarctica collapsed. Scientists say that since the catastrophic collapse of the i...

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‘Wake up and take action,’ urges teen activist Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change activist has told members of the European Parliament to forget Brexit and focus on climate change. Thunberg said in a spee...

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Astronomers release the first ever picture of a black hole

Astronomers have captured the first ever image of a Black Hole located in the distant galaxy. The image was captured on the 10th of April, which was described by the scientist...

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Transparent wood could replace glass or plastic in energy-efficient homes

Introducing new material of wood may seem old in an era of steel and glass constructions. Researchers have now given a new makeover to timber which is strong, transparent and ...

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Netting to stop bird nesting is nasty and against nature

Bird netting or anti-bird netting is a form of bird pest control. It is a net used to prevent birds from reaching certain areas. The Royal S...

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Climate change could make insurance unaffordable for ordinary people

Insurance workers started to warn that climate change could make insurance unaffordable for ordinary people right after the world’s largest reinsurance firm Munich Re - ...

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‘Think beyond, solve different’, ways to end the Climate woes

The world is burning and many people across the world are seeking bolder action on climate change by governments, businesses and investors. The UN Environment focuses on the v...

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Sunil Dutt – 6th June 1929 to 25th May 2005

I had  met  Sunil Dutt  more than  once, writes Humra Quraishi in he...

May 25 2020

Minority Report

Khalid Mohamed writes on the ceaseless ghettoization of Muslim characters in B-town&rsqu...

May 24 2020

Between Fake News and Truth…

In these extraordinary times, like everywhere else in the world, fake news and misinform...

May 24 2020