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Essar contaminates farmland spread over a 4-km area near Singrauli

Spillage from an artificial pond meant to store toxic residue from a coal power plant run by Essar Power MP Ltd (EPMPL) has contaminated farmland spread over a 4-km area near Singrauli, the power hub of Madhya Pradesh, leading to panic in the surrounding villages. The affected villagers have blamed EPMPL for the spillage that […]

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Climate battle will succeed or fail based on developments in Asia: UN

The battle to combat climate change will “succeed or fail” based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said. The United Nations will host a key climate summit next month that has been billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change, three years […]

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Scientists finds way to create Renewable energy from recycled plastics

Scientists have found a way to recycle plastics to create high value materials such as carbon nanotubes, which can not only conduct heat and electricity but also help reduce plastic waste. While a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recycled by conventional technology, researchers from Swansea University in the UK […]

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Ozone Pollution Higher in Delhi Due to Heat Wave, Poses Serious Health Risk: CSE

Ozone level has increased manifold in the national capital due to severe heat wave this season posing a serious health risk, a recent study has revealed and suggested aggressive control of industrial and vehicular emissions. According to the air quality index (AQI), released everyday by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), ozone is emerging as a […]

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Exhausted, hungry polar bear seen wandering in Siberian city

A starving polar bear has strayed hundreds of kilometers from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered, exhausted, into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia. The female bear, visibly weak and seemingly ill, lay despondently on the ground for hours on Tuesday in Norilsk’s suburbs, its feet caked in mud, occasionally rising […]

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Rijiju pushes for ‘Clean and Green’ SAI campuses

Newly-appointed Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has directed all Sports Authority of India (SAI) regional centers to plant saplings of trees specific to their areas inside their campuses as part of a ‘Clean and Green’ campaign. A circular has been issued to all 12 SAI regional centers for holistic development of a ‘Clean and Green’ sports […]

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EU missions mark World Environment Day 2019 by getting partners to sign the Green Pledge

Over 15 partners recently signed the “Green Pledge” with the European Union, committing to adopt a number of sustainable measures in their organization including discontinuing the use of single use plastics, managing waste responsibly and reducing water and electricity consumption. Sports associations, universities, civil society organizations, industry partners & service providers signed the Green Pledge […]

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NTPC celebrates World Environment Day

In an endeavour to spread awareness on the pressing need to safeguard the environment, Maharatna power company, NTPC Ltd., organised a host of activities across its plant locations and corporate offices on June 5 to commemorate the World Environment Day.   Placing huge emphasis on the need for environment protection, NTPC organised competitions, lectures and cultural […]

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Air pollution kills 8.5 out of 10,000 children in India before they turn five: CSE

The State of India’s Environment 2019 (SoE) in Figures is an exclusive data-driven analysis of major developmental and environmental sectors.  SoE 2019 in figures says about key environmental parameters like- State of air – Air pollution is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in India. Its impact on children is equally worrying. Over 100,000 […]

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Will Modi spur global inaction into action on climate change?

The climate of change is dawning upon the global platform. The mega mandate with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India would begin his second term May 30, 2019, has potential to disrupt the decades-long global inertia to act on climate change, which has been recognised as the defining challenge of our times. However, defining actions have not […]

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