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    IndiaMay 19, 2021, 7:56 PM IST

    GVK Reddy Talks About Prospects Of Maritime Sector Being The Next Big Beneficiary Of Ocean Thermal Energy

    Handling the climate change crisis is the real need of the hour. As the world faces unprecedented extremes of weather and the threat of Antarctic ice caps melting, we simply cannot look away. Founder and Chairman of GVK Group, Dr.GVK Reddy states, “It is high time we start taking better care of our planet, being kinder and more prudent with our limited resources before it is too late. The first step to sustainable practices is clean energy.” One of the latest developments in the renewable energy sector that has grabbed quite some attention is Ocean Thermal Energy

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    IndiaOct 28, 2020, 1:35 PM IST

    Global Himalayan Expedition wins prestigious UN award for efforts to combat climate change

    One of the world's first organisations, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) is using tourism and technology to bring solar energy to remote communities

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    IndiaMay 23, 2020, 2:07 PM IST

    Indian economist appointed by World Bank to key position on climate change

    Abhas Jha, an Indian economist, has been appointed by the World Bank to a key position on climate change and disaster management in South Asia, the global lender said.
     

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    IndiaMar 26, 2020, 6:01 PM IST

    India Fights Coronavirus: Stay Home, Appeals 8-Year-Old Climate Change Activist

     

    Even as the medical staff in India put up a brave face at the frontline of India’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, in an unfortunate incident a doctor at a mohalla or community clinic in Maujpur, Northeast Delhi has tested positive for covid-19. Health officials have confirmed that his wife and daughter too have been infected with coronavirus. The news of one of India’s unsung heroes testing positive in these pressing times has shocked the country, with several netizens making a heartfelt appeal to treat medical professionals with love and respect. One such voice is that of India’s 8-year-old climate change activist Licypriya Kangujam. She took to social media to express her grief. Here’s what she had to say.

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    WorldMar 20, 2020, 6:12 PM IST

    Is The Coronavirus Lockdown Healing Planet Earth?

    While the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the slowdown in human activity is having some unexpected, but positive impact on our planet. To combat the rapidly spreading virus countries have put a lockdown resulting in limited travel and industrial activity. Limiting travel has led to a reduction in vehicle emissions and cutting the amount of industrial activity has led to a drop in the number of harmful particles put in the air. Watch this video to learn more.

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    DePress RoomFeb 20, 2020, 9:48 AM IST

    DePress Room | It's high time that we take measures to save the bird population

    Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how India's bird population is 'going down sharply'. Much of India's bird population has sharply declined in the past few decades, according to a major study. The State of India's Birds reports relied on the observations of more than 15,000 birdwatchers who helped assess the status of 867 birds.

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    DePress RoomFeb 4, 2020, 7:14 PM IST

    DePress Room | Greenland is slowly melting away

    Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how climate change is affecting Greenland. Scientists have long known that higher air temperatures are contributing to the surface melting on Greenland's ice sheet. But a new study has found another threat that has begun attacking the ice from below: Warm ocean water moving underneath the vast glaciers is causing them to melt even more quickly.

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    IndiaJan 29, 2020, 7:04 PM IST

    ‘Green Economy’ pioneer India's Pavan Sukhdev Wins 2020 Tyler Prize

    Since 2008, Indian banker-turned-environmentalist Pavan Sukhdev has been warning the world about the kind of climate catastrophe currently unfolding in countries such as Brazil and Australia. On Monday, January 27, 59-year-old Sukdev, was awarded this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, often called the "Nobel prize for environment", for "revolutionising how decision-makers would come to view the natural world".

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    DePress RoomJan 21, 2020, 7:23 PM IST

    DePressRoom | With climate change destroying earth, will super earth come to the rescue?

    Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about a potential super-Earth which might be few light-years away from us. In 2016, astronomers found a potentially habitable planet called Proxima b around the star Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years from Earth. Now, researchers have traced a second signal they believe belongs to a super-Earth orbiting the same star, increasing the intrigue of this neighbouring planetary system and its potential.

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    DePress RoomJan 18, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

    DePress Room | How millions of seabirds are getting killed in the Pacific ocean

    Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how a blob of hot water in the Pacific Ocean killed a million seabirds. As many as one million seabirds died at sea in less than 12 months in one of the largest mass die-offs in recorded history -- and researchers say warm ocean waters are to blame.

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    Lifestyle NewsDec 24, 2019, 8:05 PM IST

    DePress Room | Asia Pacific to face the brunt of climate change

    Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how the Asia Pacific region is facing the brunt of Climate Change. The world's most disaster-prone region felt the harsh reality of the climate crisis in 2019.

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    CultureDec 17, 2019, 6:52 PM IST

    From Soul To Solar, These Religious Places Are Powering India's Go Green Movement

    Places of worship in India are making a green statement by using solar energy to power prayers across the country.

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    IndiaDec 16, 2019, 3:57 PM IST

    Meet Licypriya Kangujam, the 8-year-old Indian fighting climate change

    In this episode of Not For Women Only with Sunita Iyer,  take a look at how 8-year-old Licypriya Kangujam is urging global leaders to take immediate action to save the planet and the future of young children like her.

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    PoliticsDec 13, 2019, 1:33 PM IST

    DePress Room | Environmentalists fighting for a better world

    Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how protesters were barred from UN talks. Environmentalists and observers have been barred from UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference.