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Maharashtra’s climate action plan comes up short

Despite taking almost a decade to prepare a state action plan for climate change, the Maharashtra government has missed out on including issues related to thunderstorms, lightning and air pollution

Eight years after the central government’s direction to formulate a state action plan on climate change, and seven years after awarding the contract for a vulnerability assessment study…Read More

Are rising heat and humidity fuelling deaths by lightning?

Recent research suggests that extreme heat waves and high atmospheric humidity could be triggering increased lightning strikes in regions that are most vulnerable to climate change

Dark clouds had formed, heading in their direction, the dramatic zigzags across the sky getting closer, but not a drop of rain had fallen yet. This only added to the teenagers’ thrill…Read More