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UN chief Guterres says world ‘not on track’ with climate change

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises. In a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was fading and it was the small island nations that were “really in the […]

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Cutting household fuel use may help India meet air quality standards: Study

India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Institute of Technology. Eliminating emissions from these sources — without any changes to industrial or vehicle […]

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Researchers tracking the sources of plastic pollution

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is now widely recognised as a major global challenge — but we still know very little about how these plastics are actually reaching the sea. A new global initiative, led by the University of Birmingham shows how focussing on rivers and river mouths can yield vital clues about how […]

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GreenMatch releases map showing Impact of Climate Change on European Countries

GreenMatch have recently published a data-driven article, including an interactive map about the impact of climate change on European countries. The map is based on the following climate indicators: Surface temperature Sea temperature Sea level Precipitation The most recent data revealed that Lithuania is the European country most affected by climate change, while Iceland is […]

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Promote renewable energy to ensure energy security, to protect climate: Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for the promotion of new and renewable energy in a big way. He said moving to renewable would not just ensure energy security but also protect the climate, reduce pollution. ‘Adequate growth in renewable energy would serve dual purpose – firstly, it would contribute towards […]

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NGT acts tough on air pollution, directs 6 states to submit action plan by April 30

The National Green Tribunal has directed six states to submit by April 30 action plans for bringing air quality standards within the prescribed norms, failing which they would be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 1 crore each.  A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, […]

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When compared to firecrackers, vehicles appear to cause more pollution: SC

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked why people were “running after” the firecracker industry when it seems vehicles are a “bigger” source of pollution. The top court has asked the Centre if there is any comparative study on the “proportion of pollution” caused by firecrackers and automobiles. It observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers […]

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Air pollution claims 7 million lives each year: UN expert

Air pollution, both outside and inside homes, is a silent and prolific killer responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN expert on environment and human rights. David Boyd, UN special rapporteur on environment and human rights, said that over six billion people, one-third of […]

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Who Is Greta Thunberg And What Is #SchoolStrike4Climate?

Greta Thunberg is 16 year old Swidish Climate activist She has been fanatically reading and researching climate change for seven years and since last summer, she has been skipping school every Friday to sit on the steps of the Swedish parliament with a home-made sign that reads ‘Skolstrejk för Klimatet’ (School strike for the climate). […]

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