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Unpredictable weather decimates India’s salt production

Unpredictable weather decimates India’s salt production

India's salt production, concentrated in Gujarat's salt pans, is facing a grim future due to erratic weather patterns, putting the nation's self-sufficiency in salt at risk. For centuries, the Agariya community in Gujarat's Kachchh district has relied on the region's arid climate and vast salt marshes to produce salt, a practice deeply rooted in their cultural heritage. However, the once-predictable weather patterns that facilitated their livelihood have taken an uncertain...

By Bhubaneswar, India
The fight to save the African Penguin

The fight to save the African Penguin

The African penguin, ‘Spheniscus demersus’ is an iconic species native to the coasts of South Africa and Namibia. These charismatic birds face a multitude of threats, primarily from human activities and climate change. In the last century, the African penguin’s population has plummeted, pushing them dangerously close to extinction. Human activities have had a profound impact on the birds and their habitat. Overfishing, pollution, and disturbance from tourism are among the...

By Nairobi, Kenya
Will the growth of offshore oil scupper COP28 pledges?

Will the growth of offshore oil scupper COP28 pledges?

The recent surge in offshore oil projects raises concerns about the possibility of achieving numerous COP28 pledges. Let's look at the stats. ‘Deepwater is back in vogue’. Those remarks by Pablo Medina, Head of New Ventures at Welligence, highlight the oil and gas industry's narrow focus. It is no secret that companies in the industry view potential new oil supplies purely in terms of profit, disregarding the environment. The pandemic and...

By Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia
Thousands of free trees given to Belgian citizens in new initiative

Thousands of free trees given to Belgian citizens in new initiative

The local council in Belgium’s capital city is handing out 2,000 trees to residents with a garden or unpaved space available to plant them in. Aiming to create a greener urban landscape in Belgium’s capital city, Antwerp’s local council is embarking on a project that invites citizens to get involved in re-greening their surroundings. Through an initiative named ‘Neighbourhood in Bloom’ (Buurt in Bloei), Antwerp will see its residents gifted 2,000...

By London, UK