Air pollution increases risk of COVID-19, deaths: Study

 Air pollution in Bengaluru is linked to the loss of an estimated 6,300 lives in the first half of 2020 and 3.7 per cent decline in the city’s annual GDP despite strictly enforcing COVID-19 related lockdown, a study has revealed. According to a new online tool by IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace-Southeast Asia, research shows that […]

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Warning: global temperature likely to exceed 1.5 degree in five years: WMO

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Global Annual to […]

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Investors reaching out for new tools to measure climate change risk

In the twilight years of past civilisations, astrologers would scour the heavens for signs of impending calamity. In an era where climate change is eroding age-old certainties, a new cast of characters is searching for answers in the sky. A small but growing network of asset managers, academics, start-up entrepreneurs and campaigners are working to […]

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Pollution by power plant in Kanpur: NGT directs panel to submit report on the plea

The National Green Tribunal Thursday formed a committee and directed it to submit a report on a plea alleging air pollution and water pollution by Panki Thermal Power Plant at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the committee to submit the report within two months. “Before […]

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Global warming biggest threat to tropical plants: Study

UNSW’s new study finds that because of global warming half of the world’s tropical plant species may struggle to germinate by 2070. Tropical plants closer to the equator are most at risk from climate change because it is expected to become too hot for many species to germinate in the next 50 years, UNSW researchers have found. […]

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Fly ash polluting air, Bokaro committee to look into charges

Villagers around Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) have registered their complaint and are protesting against the fly ash pollution in the air caused the dumpers carrying fly ash from the Ash Pond. For last three month the villagers have blocked the road and have stopped the transportation of fly ash. According to The Telegraph villagers, led […]

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Climate fund targets USD 2.5 bln in clean energy investment for SE Asia

A new climate fund backed by philanthropic donors is aiming to trigger $2.5 billion of clean energy investment in Southeast Asia and aid the region’s green recovery after the coronavirus. The South East Asia Clean Energy Facility (SEACEF) is managed by Singapore-based Clime Capital, with an initial investment of $10 million and a focus on […]

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Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15 per cent

Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15 per cent last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said it emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the equivalent of 13 coal burning power plants running for a year. That’s up […]

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Ramky Enviro launches solid waste management plant at Sakri, Raipur

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL) has launched what it touts to be Chhattisgarh’s largest solid waste management plant with a capacity of managing 700 tons of waste per day in Raipur. The plant was inaugurated by Shri Bhupesh Bhagel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. The entire event was commemorated through video conferencing. The ceremony was […]

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Companies Urged to Fortify Supply Chains from Climate Change Disruption

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and HSBC released a new report today urging companies to prepare supply chains for the risk of climate change disruptions that threaten to raise costs and jeopardize their ability to meet customer needs. Co-authored by Dr. Christy Slay, TSC Director of Technical Alignment and Dr. Kevin Dooley, TSC Chief Scientist and […]

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