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    Unesco World Heritage forests: India's Sundarbans among 5 sites with highest 'blue carbon' globally

    India's Sundarbans National Park is among five sites that have the highest blue carbon stocks globally, according to a new assessment of greenhouse gas volumes emitted from and absorbed by forests in Unesco World Heritage sites.

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    Unfounded fears of contagion threaten bat population in Kerala

    About a fortnight ago, the residents' associations and corporation councillor of Chelakottukara in Kerala's Thrissur district were ordered by the police to cut down six giant trees on a vacant plot.Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

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    Merck signs deal with UN-backed MPP for global access to COVID-19 drug

    United Nations-based Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and United States drug maker MSD (Merck & Co Inc) October 28, 2021, announced a licensing deal that will allow pharmaceutical companies in other countries to make molnupiravir - a new medicine being tested in clinical trials for treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults.Read all the latest updates on...

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    COVID-19: How worried should we be about the new AY.4.2 lineage of the coronavirus?

    No sooner than you thought all the talk of new COVID variants was over, there's news of yet another one: AY.4.2. But what is it, where did it come from, and should we be concerned?Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Wet winter, harsh summer, weird monsoon: What La Nina has in store for India in 2022

    Winter has set in early in India after a long-drawn monsoon, which ended October 26, 2021. The first evidence of this came from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, both of which received early snowfall around October 11 and intermittently ever since.

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    Agenda for CoP26: How to achieve net zero

    The race to 'net zero' has become a rallying point for leaders and civil society alike. But this call for action, however shrill, discounts what it means for the rich and poor countries to get the world to the point when, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says, "human activities result in no net effect on the climate system." Net zero is not part of the Paris...

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    Agenda for CoP26: Why the phasing out of coal won't be decided in a jiffy

    The hottest and most contentious issue that is not on the formal table of negotiations but is on the public-political radar is the phasing out of coal - not just in the developed world but also in the world where energy is still scarce and coal is the cheaper and preferred option over new renewables.

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    South Asia has lost most human capital due to air pollution: World Bank

    South Asia suffers the most among all regions of the world in terms of loss of human capital due to air pollution, according to the latest The Changing Wealth of Nations 2021 report published by the World Bank.

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    Covaxin has not got emergency use approval from WHO since 6 months. Know the process here

    Bharat Biotech Intl Ltd (BBIL)'s wait for wider approval for its Covaxin is set to continue. The World Health Organization (WHO) October 26, 2021, asked the company to provide "additional information" about its vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease ( COVID-19).Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

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    Climate crisis: Staple crop yield in 8 African countries may decline by 80%, flags report

    Climate change has triggered gradual and incremental shifts and disruptions to weather patterns and seasonal rhythms. The crisis may induce another catastrophic shift: The yield of staple crops in eight sub-Saharan African countries could decrease by as much as 80 per cent by 2050 if temperatures continue to rise.

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