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KOLKATA: The muted symptoms of pancreatic cancer — that claimed the life of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Sunday — make it one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Normally, when students bunk school, parents and teachers are up in arms against it.

African countries should embark on a radical policy reorientation to encourage investments in renewable energy sources and boost their resilience to climate change, campaigners said on Thursday.

Beyond the shattered lives, the harsh consequences of erosion, pollution and flooding are very costly to Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Togo. A new World Bank study reveals in economic terms the cost of the damage in these four countries. Titled "The Cost of Coastal Zone Degradation in West Africa", the study shows staggering numbers.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu Wednesday said climate change, growing levels of pollution and eradicating poverty were some of the major challenges faced by the modern world and out-of-the-box ide

The fund owns shares in 9,158 companies, 1.4% of the world's listed equity, so decisions to drop or reinstate companies from its investments carry considerable weight among investors.

Sharp and potentially devastating temperature rises of 3C to 5C in the Arctic are now inevitable even if the world succeeds in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris agreement, research has found.

China's prestigious Tsinghua University is seeking to collaborate with Africa research institutes in order to improve soil fertility in the continent.

The African Union (AU) is conducting a public campaign for sustainable mining in the 55 member states, an official of the bloc said Tuesday.

Eskom estimates that emissions from its coal-fired power stations kill 534 people a year – but an independent review of Eskom’s data estimates that the number of people who die is at least 1850 a y

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