Renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution by 80 percent

Electricity supply is one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential environmental impacts — such as air and water pollution, land-use or water demand. Using a first-time combination of multiple modelling systems, an international team […]

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Delhi did not receive any funds from Centre under ‘National Clean Air Programme’

World’s most polluted city-Delhi facing severe air pollution has not received any funds from the Centre under the ‘National Clean Air Programme’ despite being among the 102 non-attainment cities, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. Calling air pollution as one of the biggest global environmental challenges, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change […]

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Climate change may propel greenhouse gas emissions from lakes: Study

Climate change may cause the levels of greenhouse gases emitted by freshwater northern lakes to increase by between 1.5 and 2.7 times, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK noted that every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. Small shallow […]

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The moment after Venice council rejected climate change it got flooded

Soon after the bill to tackle climate change was rejected by a regional council in Venice, the Veneto council hall was flooded because of the high tides. This is the first time in 50 years that the Italian city has been severely flooded. According to The Gaurdian, when the climate change bill was being debated […]

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The EUR 160 million Dutch Fund for Climate and Development is open for business

The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) has officially been launched in the presence of government officials, NGOs, investors, politicians and other interested parties. In May of this year, the DFCD was awarded to the consortium of Dutch development bank FMO, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-NL) and Climate […]

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Air quality in Delhi-NCR continues to remain severe

Air quality in Delhi remained in the severe category on Thursday as the Delhi-NCR region continued to be shrouded by a thick layer of toxic smog. Schools in the Delhi-NCR region remained closed as per the direction of the authorities Wednesday night. The closure of the schools was recommended by the Environment Pollution Control Authority […]

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Pollution level is back to severity in Delhi, here are DOs and DONT’S

The noxious haze returned to Delhi and its suburbs with raging stubble fires in neighbouring states, fall in the temperature and wind speed pushing the city’s air quality in the “severe” zone. The government’s air quality monitor, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), said pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to […]

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Supreme Court slams authorities on rising pollution in Delhi-NCR

 Observing that people are not safe even inside their house due to the “atrocious” pollution situation in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered an immediate and complete stop to stubble burning by farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh blamed for 46 per cent of the pollution. The court also noted that people in the NCR […]

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India taking continuous initiatives to develop clean energy: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that India has continuously taken initiatives and shown leadership qualities for developing clean energy and counter climate change. “India has continuously taken initiatives and shown leadership qualities for working towards clean energy. We have developed an incubator in Delhi which will help in clean energy testing. Prime Minister […]

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Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to monitor pollution situation in Delhi-NCR on daily basis

With the national capital and surrounding areas reeling under severe air pollution, the principal secretary to the prime minister chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday and it was decided that Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba would monitor the situation with the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab on a daily basis. PK Mishra, the principal secretary […]

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