Tags: Climate Challenge

Researchers finds ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida

Researchers have discovered two strains of ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene — a key component in Single-Use […]

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HC dismisses petitions on Aarey, says ‘greens have failed’

“The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv […]

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Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental “apocalypse”. “To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel,” XR said on its website ahead […]

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The ClientEarth Foundation sue Poland’s major coal power plant

Environmental group has launched a legal challenge against Europe’s largest power plant – Belchatow – and two of its mines. Belchatow is a giant coal plant in Central Poland, burning 45 million tonnes of lignite, the dirtiest form of coal, every year – an entire tonne every second. Over its lifetime, the plant has emitted […]

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IRENA Urges Leaders to Build Climate Response around Renewables

Public and private sector leaders are being urged to double annual investments in renewable energy to keep the world well below 2°C of warming, says a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With just 11 years left for action to limit the effects of climate change, annual investments of USD 4.3 trillion in the energy sector until […]

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Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned

Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry. Carmakers should stop developing large, heavy cars and vehicles with combustion engines, the “Exit” consortium said at a press conference on the eve of the […]

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York sailing through Atlantic

The teen Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has finally arrived in New York on Wednesday sailing through the Atlantic for the United Nations Climate Action Summit. The 16 years old activist Greta Thunberg tweeted “We have anchored off Coney Island – clearing customs and immigration.” she is expected to come ashore in Manhattan in the afternoon. […]

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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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CSE calls for designing buildings for reducing the heat load and cut down AC usage

As severe summer-time heat waves become the norm in India, the use of air-conditioners (ACs) and resultant energy consumption have started hitting the roof. If every household in India ran an AC for seven months a year, the total electricity required would be 120 per cent higher than the total electricity produced in the country […]

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