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This story originally appeared on Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At the railway hospital in Patna, India earlier this year, an old woman took a raspy breath and croaked out her name: Annapurna Devi. For five years, her son says, the 70-year-old has been una...
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29 July 2015 – The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest count...
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Posted by on in General Environment
41. A swan built its nest on garbage. 42. This boy was collecting recyclable garbage in the polluted water. 43. A sea bird polluted by oil in the ocean. 44. Penguins covered with oil. 45. Homeless koala. 46.In Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China, a old man was taking a shower in the lake full of...
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Posted by on in Population
According to the Indian census, carried out in 2011, the population of India was exactly 1,210,193,422, which means India has crossed the 1-billion mark. This is the second most populous country of the world after China and the various studies have projected that India will be world’s number-1 popul...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
India’s has the worst air pollution in the entire world, beating China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, according to a study released during this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Of 132 countries whose environments were surveyed, India ranks dead last in the ‘Air (effects on human he...
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Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt is a noted environmentalist and a pioneer of the tree-saving Chipko Andolan in Uttarakhand. Speaking with Swati Mathur, Bhatt discussed the build-up to the region's devastating floods, aerial surveys versus ground reality - and how sustainable dev...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The recent announcement by climate watchers that carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere has crossed a psychologically significant barrier of 400 parts per million raised all the intended alarm bells world over. In a field which has been continually consuming a lot of public attention, and where the ...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
Kerala - Prone to fires and fast turning into a dumping yard, Thodukappukinnu at the entrance to the Mannarkkad Forest Division on the Perinthalmanna-Palakkad stretch of the national highway, could soon see a makeover as an ecotourism destination. Having recovered the area after long litigation, th...
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Posted by on in Solar
By Bruce Einhorn If there’s any country where solar power should be an easy sell, it’s India. Two-thirds of the country’s power supply comes from fossil fuels, and power producers can’t get enough coal to fire their plants or enough pipeline space to distribute natural gas, Bloomberg Businessweek ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Villagers discover that it is easier to store water in ice than in a reservoir, and less is lost to evaporation. A remote Indian village is responding to global warming-induced water shortages by creating large masses of ice, or "artificial glaciers," to get through the dry spring months. (See a ma...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Last Thursday, the Express ran the first in a series of columns submitted by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS). This is the second column in the series. These articles seek to highlight not just local environmental issues, but those which affect the population on a global scale. ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Critically endangered Amur tigers occasionally wander into remote villages   Living within the habitat of a dangerous animal is not easy. But it is particularly challenging when that animal is the critically endangered Amur tiger. If a tiger wanders into a remote Russian villa...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  New Delhi, India - At a meeting of the Global Tiger forum (GTF) this week, government representatives of GTF member tiger range countries and other member countries showed a greater desire to make stronger commitments to tiger conservation. There are 13 countries worldwide that still have...
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