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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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Cats and picnics get more mentions than the environment: BAFTA

The new report ‘Subtitles to save the World’ shows that words like ‘cats’ and ‘picnics’ both get more mentions on British television than the environment ‘Planet Placement’ launches, encouraging the television industry to weave more environmental messaging into content, no matter the genre A new report released by BAFTA and albert, supported by analysis from Deloitte […]

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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments

When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research.  A study published in Ecology shows that animals move faster through ‘low quality’ habitats – evidence that could change the way conservationists think about managing landscapes to help species move in response to climate […]

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Air quality of Delhi slips to very poor category

Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category, but pollution level is expected to reduce due to thunderstorms, the central government-run SAFAR said Monday. The air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 339 on Wednesday which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and […]

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‘Step-change’ in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA

The world must double spending on renewable power and slash investment in oil and coal by 2030 to keep the Paris climate treaty temperature targets in play, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday. For that to happen, however, trend lines on both fronts moved in the wrong direction last year, the agency reported in […]

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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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