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January 1 - January 5, 2023
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Last week was the death anniversary of Anil Agarwal, the founder of Centre for Science and Environment and Down To Earth. He wrote this editorial on India’s energy policy.

India’s Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of Rs 19,744 crore.

After excess rainfall, poor prices leave Marathwada cotton farmers in debt.

Industrial units in Delhi-NCR facing a coal ban have complained of soaring gas prices and difficulty meeting emissions standards.

This week we also learn how a school went green with solar energy and saved money.

Less than one week to apply for our online training programme on climate change titled An Introduction to Climate Change: Science, Politics and Impacts. Register now to join the course on January 23.

Climate change and the crises it has triggered is a threat to global health. It is very likely to be amongst top health threats in 2023. So you are also invited to register for this online training programme titled Demystifying data on public health and environment for communication and action, which includes special session on the links between climate change and public health for inspiring change.
Unusually warm January in Europe; record temperature in many countries: WMO, 05 January 2023
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Down To Earth Europe’s ‘pyroregions’: Summer 2022 saw 20-year freak fires in regions historically immune, close to normal in fire prone areas, 02 January 2023
More than 100,000 tourists will head to Antarctica this summer. Should we worry about damage to the ice and its ecosystems?, 05 January 2023
Visits are concentrated in highly sensitive ecological areas for only a few months per year
Remembering Anil Agarwal: India needs a Gobar Minister, 02 January 2023
Today is the death anniversary of Anil Agarwal, the founder of Centre for Science and Environment and Down To Earth. He wrote this editorial on India’s energy policy
What ancient wisdom can teach businesses about sustainable finance, 01 January 2023
By making business education much more inclusive of diverse cultures and wisdoms, more industry leaders can learn to operate with conscience, contentment and responsibility
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Union Cabinet approves National Green Hydrogen Mission, 04 January 2023
The initial outlay for the Mission will be Rs 19,744 crore
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How to cool a green space? Plant trees downstream of wind, 04 January 2023
Study in Shanghai looked into impact of tree layouts on microclimate of generic green areas
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Improvising power trade in South Asia can ease renewable energy access in the region, 04 January 2023
India envisions to have an interconnected power grid in the South Asian region with many participating countries
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After excess rainfall, now poor prices leave Marathwada cotton farmers in debt, 04 January 2023
Excess rainfall has caused a loss of about 50 per cent across the cotton belt region
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2022 too short, too far: A year of disasters, 03 January 2023
Down To Earth recaps the primary environment, health and developmental news from 2022
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Delhi-NCR coal ban: Industrial units complain of soaring gas prices, difficulty to meet emissions standards, 03 January 2023
Centre for Science and Environment spoke with industrial associations about their experience of moving away from coal
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How the Earth’s tilt creates short, cold January days, 03 January 2023
It all depends on where you are in the world and where your air is coming from
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Are manual labourers in India prepared for hot summers?, 02 January 2023
With 90% of India’s workforce being increasingly unsafe due to the rising temperatures, developing labour-centric interventions becomes crucial
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