Rosneft starts production drilling at Payakhskoye field in Russia

Moscow-based integrated energy company Rosneft has started production drilling at the Payakhskoye field on the Taimyr Peninsula in Russia. The field is part of Rosneft’s…Continue readingRosneft starts production drilling at Payakhskoye field in Russia

Asia goes nuclear

Japan has begun restarting nuclear plants that have been idle since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledging to get at least…Continue readingAsia goes nuclear

Gautam Adani ramps up share of coal imports as power crisis grips India

India’s thermal coal imports hit a monthly record in June of 20.9 million tonnes, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government called for increased purchases in…Continue readingGautam Adani ramps up share of coal imports as power crisis grips India

‘All is lost’: Floods in India’s Assam leave trail of destruction

Millions in Assam have been affected by the floods since heavy pre-monsoon rains first hit the region last month, inundating large parts of the valley.…Continue reading‘All is lost’: Floods in India’s Assam leave trail of destruction

In India, waiting for the monsoon

The summer monsoon, which typically arrives in June and continues till September, is life and livelihood. More than 75% of India’s annual rainfall occurs during…Continue readingIn India, waiting for the monsoon

NASA’s ECOSTRESS detects ‘heat islands’ in extreme Indian heat wave

A relentless heat wave has blanketed India and Pakistan since mid-March, causing dozens of deaths, fires, increased air pollution, and reduced crop yields. Weather forecasts…Continue readingNASA’s ECOSTRESS detects ‘heat islands’ in extreme Indian heat wave

India relaxes environment rules for coal mines, citing heatwave

India has relaxed environmental compliance rules for coal mines seeking to ramp up production as power outages exacerbate a sweltering heatwave, a government notice showed.…Continue readingIndia relaxes environment rules for coal mines, citing heatwave

India tries to adapt to extreme heat but is paying a heavy price

Typically, heat waves in India affect only part of the country, occur in the summer and only last for a week or so. But a…Continue readingIndia tries to adapt to extreme heat but is paying a heavy price

India, Pakistan must brace for even worse heatwaves

The devastating heatwave that gripped India and Pakistan over the last two months is unprecedented, but worse—perhaps far worse—is on the horizon as climate change…Continue readingIndia, Pakistan must brace for even worse heatwaves

Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India’s coal usage

An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, with acute power shortages affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to record…Continue readingHeat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India’s coal usage

The great climate backslide: How governments are regressing worldwide

From the U.S. to China, in Europe, India and Japan, fossil fuels are staging a comeback, clean energy stocks are taking a hammering, and the…Continue readingThe great climate backslide: How governments are regressing worldwide

India monsoon death toll climbs

Climate change is warming the Arabian Sea. The higher water temperatures are causing the air above to become warmer and hold more moisture. “We are seeing…Continue readingIndia monsoon death toll climbs