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April 29-May 6, 2022
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In April 2022, peninsular India was actually cooler while the northern parts of the country experienced temperature differences normally associated with the polar regions of the world.

Over half the electricity demand during heatwave months in Delhi can be attributed to the need for space cooling, while villages in Odisha are using natural methods to cope with the heat.

We learn about the coal crisis in India, and in particular what different states are doing.

Globally, 400 million tonnes CO2 are pumped into the atmosphere a year from gas flaring.

In Africa, nearly 10 million children in the Horn of Africa are in the ‘greatest danger’ due to drought, says UNICEF. Due to global warming, Africa, along with Asia, are at risk of future zoonotic viruses.

And lastly, we find out if forest fires hinder solar power production.
DTE Analysis: How normal was April 2022 in India, 06 May 2022
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Why Bihar needs climate-smart agricultural practices, 05 May 2022
Bihar is highly vulnerable to hydro-meteorological natural disasters as it has both flood-prone and drought-prone areas
Coal crisis: Why Delhi’s coal stock is critical & what other states are doing, 03 May 2022
Delhi generates 1,107 megawatts of electricity and imports 4,154 MW from neighbouring states
Forests in the tropics are critical for tackling climate change — yet the people showing how are being exploited, 02 May 2022
It costs an estimated $7 million a year to measure how much carbon is sequestered by intact tropical forests
Heatwave in Delhi: Are ACs adding fuel to fire?
Over half the electricity demand during heatwave months can be attributed to need for space cooling at offices, shops, homes
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Most of India’s export emissions from cattle and sheep, import emissions from oil crops: Study, 06 May 2022
India’ emissions from agricultural imports went up 39 per cent during 2004-2017
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Global warming: 400 million tonnes CO2 pumped to atmosphere a year from this source the world is blind to, 06 May 2022
Gas flared at oil and gas facilities is greater than EU’s total import from Russia and a key source of methane emission
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Nearly 10 million children in Horn of Africa in ‘greatest danger’ due to drought, says UNICEF, 04 May 2022
UNICEF has sought $250 million to help children facing drought in the region
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Coping with heatwave: How Odisha villages use natural measures, 04 May 2022
Concretisation and extreme heat have rendered traditional cooling methods ineffective
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Climate change: West African countries mark $294 billion to meet challenge, 03 May 2022
The commitment is part of a Regional Climate Strategy to set regional mitigation and adaptation targets for 2030, with a review planned for 2050, according to regional union, Ecowas
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First pre-monsoon cyclone may intensify by May 6, says IMD, 02 May 2022
But the cyclone may also become a cause for concern for the onset of the south west monsoon season over the Bay of Bengal and the Indian mainland, if it does form
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Global warming: Africa, Asia most at risk of zoonotic spillovers, 02 May 2022
There can be 15,000 instances of viruses jumping from one species to another over the next 50 years
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This Weekly Newsletter is published by Down to Earth and the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based global think tank advocating on global south developmment issues.
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