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Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change

by Sanjana_18

Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades

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The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites

by Sanjana_18

Annual global production of plastic has increased every year since the 1950s, reaching 359 million metric tons in 2018. Much of it ends up in open, uncontrolled landfills, where it can wash into river drainage zones and ultimately into the world’s oceans.

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Could a two-child policy work in India?

by An_Indian

The Uttar Pradesh government is proposing a legislation to discourage couples from having more than two children.

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Delta variant makes it even more important to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even if you’ve already had the coronavirus

by Sanjana_18

COVID-19 vaccines offer a safe and reliable path to immunity against both the older strains of coronavirus and against emerging strains, especially the new delta variant.

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Breaking the silence on disability: millions of Indians need extra support during the pandemic

by An_Indian

People with disabilities have struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic. Why isn’t the government doing more to help?

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India’s wicked problem: how to loosen its grip on coal while not abandoning the millions who depend on it

by Sanjana_18

India must step away from coal while maintaining economic growth and not leaving millions of people in coal-mining regions worse off.

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Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

by An_Indian

Free and fair elections are the central pillar of democracy. But do we still trust the Election Commission to be neutral?

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One Nation, One Ration - but millions of people in India are going hungry

by An_Indian

This is the worst hunger India has faced in two decades. The “One Nation One Ration” system is not enough.

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Cyclone Yaas: Why India needs to learn to adapt to extreme climate events

by An_Indian

Thousands of people lost their livelihoods in Cyclone Yaas, which hit West Bengal and Odisha in late May 2021 – the second cyclone to hit India in the space of a week.

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Covid-19 is unravelling years of progress in girls’ education

by An_Indian

The coronavirus pandemic is more than a health crisis. It’s an education crisis too - one that could reverse India’s progress towards gender equality.