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May 5 – May 11, 2021
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This week, three districts in Uttarakhand - Chamoli, Tehri, and Rudraprayag - observed the sudden occurrence of cloudbursts and flooding again. Climate change is threatening Kenyan tea production due to a sudden rise in temperature and extreme rainfall events. A recent scientific breakthrough has led to the development of Beema Bamboo by a biotechnology company which might have the potential to mitigate climate change.

We also take a look at how distributed renewable energy can be made to work for India, due to its scalability and substantive co-benefits. A recent UNEP report highlights the need for a 45% reduction in human-induced methane emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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Cloudbursts in Uttarakhand again, flooding too,
05 May 2021
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A wonder bamboo from Tamil Nadu to mitigate climate change, 10 May 2021
The Beema Bamboo developed by a biotech company can grow fast and does not die for many years, according to its developers
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Distributed renewable energy: How to make it work for India, 11 May 2021
DRE projects have greater scalability and offer substantive co-benefits; they need a more favorable regulatory and policy environment
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Kenyan tea is under threat due to climate change: Report, 10 May 2021
Rise in temperature and extreme rainfall events in Kenya in the future will adversely affect tea production
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Reduce human-caused methane emissions by 45% to avoid worst of climate change: UN, 07 May 2021
Urgent steps are needed to reduce human-caused methane emissions, according to a UNEP report
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