Governments have decided to pay up to revive offshore wind farm developments after rising costs put at risk multiple projects that are needed to help them cut emissions and reach climate targets. Many countries are relying on a huge and rapid build-out of offshore wind farms which have high upfront
Only last year the IEA said there was "no clear peak in sight" in energy emissions, but the new higher investment in wind and solar is setting up demand for all fossil fuels to peak or plateau, leading to a drop in emissions.
World Ozone Day is observed on 16 September every year. As the Montreal Protocol to Protect the Ozone Layer, the most successful environmental treaty to date, turns 35 on Ozone Day, countries across the globe commemorated how the Protocol ended one of the biggest threats ever to face humanity as a whole: the depletion of the
A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has found that there has been a significant drop in sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels in India in the last decade as compared to the previous three decades. A report in the KPG Chronicle, which is the official news platform of
At an event, which has over 60 journalists participating from across India, Mr Bhupender Yadav, Indian Union minister of environment, forests and climate change, released Down To Earth’s Annual State of India’s Environment Report 2022.
Countries gathered on Tuesday for the start of a key UN nature conference in Montreal, aiming to broker a new global agreement to protect what’s left of Earth’s wildlife and natural spaces. Negotiators hope that the two-week summit, known as COP15, yields a deal that ensures there is more “nature” — animals, plants, and healthy
A Natural Resources Defence Council (NDRC) press release has highlighted new research, among the first to quantify the city-level benefits of climate action in India, shows that assertive adaptation measures and clean energy deployment in Ahmedabad could reduce air pollution, save energy, and avoid more than 1,400 premature deaths
It is a big question, and it is a troubling question. To keep the climate change goal of restricting the rise of temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius, it will be necessary to reach net-zero carbon emissions.
Spin your globe, fast as you can. Stop it with your hand, anywhere you want. This is probably the one week in your life when you will be able to look at whatever place on the globe is under your thumb — or closest to it — and feel like you know what the folks who live there are talking to each other about at that very moment.
It’s so terrifying to see the disastrous situation of California because of climate change and it’s a wakeup call for the whole world to work together to save the world (“California wildfire rages on as US bakes in record-setting heat wave,” July 24, Gulf Today website). The United States of America is the only superpower in the world.