Manhattan Climate Protests Explained, Who are the people involved?

Manhattan Climate Protests Explained, Who are the people involved?

On Sunday, tens of thousands of climate activists gathered in New York City for a “march to end fossil fuels.” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke to the crowd, emphasizing the need for the movement to grow larger and more radical to make a significant impact. She criticized the approval of fossil fuel projects in the US, … Read more

Concerns over MP Chief Information Commissioner’s rush on data protection law

arvind shukla cic madhya pradesh eager to enforce DPDP Act

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDP Act), passed by the Rajya Sabha on August 9, 2023, is one of the many controversial laws passed during the last monsoon session. Most apprehensions against this law have been expressed by RTI activists. According to him, this law violates the public’s right to information. However, even after … Read more

Climate models, the way scientists predict climate change and its impact, explained!

How do scientists predict climate change and its impact; Climate models, explained!

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change in its 2021 report warned that “unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial temperatures or even 2°C will be beyond reach.” It also investigated the impacts such warming would have on the earth’s systems. Have you … Read more

Heatwave raises death risk for schizophrenic people by 200%: research

schizophrenia and heatwave

Schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most debilitating mental illnesses to exist. The illness is characterised by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behaviour and speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices. As per WHO, the illness affects approximately 1 in 300 people worldwide. Previous research has established a relationship between extreme … Read more

Did India spend 7 times more than Germany for the G20 summit in Delhi?

cost of G20 summit in India is too much

Tomorrow i.e. 9th September 2023 will witness the delegates from G-20 gathered in India’s capital, New Delhi. The images of golden, and silver utensils are floating around on the internet, projecting India’s (over) preparation for World’s most influential leaders. At the same time, there are images of the entire Delhi covered with green cloth hiding … Read more

Explained: What is a Rain Shadow, and Why is it important?

Explained: What is a Rain Shadow, and Why is it important?

Ever noticed how some places are super dry while others get lots of rain? It’s because of something called a “rain shadow.” This happens when big mountains block rain clouds, and it can change the weather, ecosystems, and even how people live in those areas. A rain shadow is always present on the opposite side … Read more

Smart Meters J&K: Why are people protesting against the move?

Smart Meters J&K: Why are people protesting against the move?

Despite many calling the move as “forcible, authorities maintain step aimed to stop “misuse” of electricity At a time when the Jammu and Kashmir government is emphasizing and ensuring the installation of smart meters in the region to stop the “misuse” of electricity, consumers from several parts of the valley are terming the move as … Read more

Why are people protesting to save Pulicat Lagoon against Adani port expansion in Chennai?

Pulicat Lagoon importance

Located on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the Pulicat Lagoon is known to be the second largest brackish water lagoon in India. The lagoon which spreads up to an area of 759 square kilometers, is situated at the Coromandel Coast, north of the city of Chennai. Pazhaverkadu, another name for the giant … Read more

Chattisgarh: Kamar Tribe accorded Habitat Forest Rights, know of these rights

Forests in these 17 districts of MP will be vanished by end of this century

The Kamar Tribe of Chhattisgarh recently became the first Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in the state to be accorded Habitat Forest Rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006. As per a report by the United Nations Development Programme, 22 villages of Kamar Tribe families located in the Magarlod block of the Dhamtari district … Read more

Climate change is making trees grow faster and taller, is it good or bad?

tree growth accelerated due to climate change

Terrestrial ecosystems undeniably play a vital role in global carbon recycling. It has been already established by various studies that trees of today are growing at a much-accelerated rate in response to elevated carbon dioxide and temperature compared to the past 225 years. However, the significant question that arises here is whether this is good … Read more