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This Is the Only Way to Fight Global Climate Change

After 170-plus nations signed the Paris climate agreement last week and now with trans-Atlantic trade talks back on President Obama’s agenda, it’s …

This Is What Climate Change Has Done To The Great Barrier Reef

Researchers say the widespread coral bleaching across the vast ecosystem is the worst on record.<p>A new aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows the vast extent of a "severe" bleaching event that's caused widespread coral death over the past several weeks.<p>The National Coral Bleaching Taskforce …

India Wants To Make Everything You Buy

India received $222 billion in investment pledges at the “Make in India Week” in Mumbai last month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature initiative, to transform his country into a “global manufacturing hub,” is catching fire.<p>Modi announced his “Make in India” plan in September 2014, shortly …

India

Nāmastē (Growing Up White in America)

नमस्ते, or "nāmastē," translates to mean "Hello!" in Hindi. It's kind of formal. Typically, when addressing a friend in India, many just say "Hai!" which is universal in most cultures to mean "I see you and am acknowledging your existence." However, I love using nāmastē despite its misleading usage …

China's go-to beverage? Hot water. Really.

China's annual legislative sessions are in full swing in Beijing. Thousands of delegates are convening daily at the Great Hall of the People to listen to speeches, discuss government work reports, and review economic plans for the next five years.<p>Essential to keeping things moving? Hot water. …

Manatees to the rescue? Cities offer ideas to solve Chennai's flooding problem

After suffering its worst floods for a century, the Indian city of Chennai is consulting cities all over the world – from New Orleans to Jakarta – about the ambitious projects that could reduce their risk of flood devastation<p>When the floods came last December, the city of Chennai and its …

Reforms Take a Backseat as India's Modi Seeks to Win Over Rural Masses

By the time he became India’s Prime Minister after a landslide electoral victory in 2014, Narendra Modi had successfully cultivated an image as a …

Barack Obama Acknowledges India's Energy Needs For Growth

<b>Washington:</b> Acknowledging India's massive energy needs, US President Barack Obama has underlined the need for passing clean coal technologies to the …

India Remains One Of The Most Corrupt Countries In The World

India remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world, according to a recent report by Transparency International.<p>The prominent watchdog group issued its annual <i>Corruption Perceptions Index</i> (CPI), which scores and ranks nations based upon expert perceptions of public sector corruption. A …

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Pollution

NSFW: 10 Hottest Sex Scenes In Bollywood

Sex<p>Sex in Bollywood isn’t what it’s like in Hollywood. But whatever we have here has been pretty hot too! In fact, some of the sex scenes even beat …

Forget Narendra Modi, someone else is running India’s show

<b>New Delhi:</b> As India’s politicians bicker, its Supreme Court judges are taking the lead in shaping policy.<p>In the past six months, Indian courts …

India will step up as China's economy slows, says Josh Frydenberg

The resources minister says the fundamentals of the world economy are still in favour of commodities despite the IMF downgrading growth forecasts for China<p>The urbanisation of India and its swelling middle class will step in to fill the breach as China’s economic growth slows, according to the …

International Monetary Fund

Authoritarian rule and the impending crisis in Singapore

"We have learned that any solution to our problems require much more that the piecemeal measures attempted in the past. It demands nothing less than a fundamental change in our approach to the idea of development, a paradigm shift toward the parallel pursuit of democracy and a market economy."<p>So …

How to talk to a climate change denier

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>“Success is not going to be fueled by anger, hatred, or judgement”<p>Tisha Schuller<p>January 8, 2016 10:15am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>I spend my time uncomfortably among groups of people that are either palpably disgusted by the climate change debate or …

Climate