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The air quality is dipping in Delhi because of stubble burning, construction dust, waste burning and more

The air quality in Delhi deteriorated to ‘poor’ on Thursday (October 21), after a brief spell of rains and clear skies. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 202 in the ITO area of Delhi and is expected to rise in the coming days. The reason for this dip in air quality is the […]

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UNHRC passes resolution recognising access to healthy and sustainable environment as a universal right

For the first time ever, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution in Geneva on October 8, 2021, recognising access to a healthy and sustainable environment as a universal right. This is a massive victory for environmental activists and human rights groups who have fought for this recognition for decades. The resolution […]

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Unhappy farmers and unpopular seeder machines are leading to continued stubble burning – suggests CEEW study

Farmers in Punjab may not be using seeder machines to their full potential and therefore stubble burning continues to be a vicious yearly phenomenon in the state. Not only has the popularity of Happy seeder machines decreased among the farmers but also a rise in fuel prices has led to the  increase in their operational […]

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Floods in Uttarakhand wreak havoc, death toll continues to rise as Nainital is cut off due to landslides

More than 40 people have died and hundreds are stranded as floods wreak havoc in various parts of Uttarakhand.  Towns like Nainital and Almora are cut off due to heavy landslides. Some regions are also facing fuel shortages, with little or no fuel available in Ranikhet, around 320 km from Uttarakhand’s capital, Dehradun. What’s left […]

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India’s Environment Minister says the remaining global carbon budget meagre and calls for rapid and transformative actions

India’s Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav on Monday said that the world needs rapid and transformative actions, in view of the fact that the remaining global carbon budget is meager and will be exhausted within this decade at the current rate of global emissions. Participating virtually in the Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) Ministerial meeting titled […]

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Heavy floods in Kerala, at least 25 dead

At least 25 died in severe floods in several districts of Kerala. Several are trapped in Idukki and Kottayam districts of Kerala which are the worst affected. The primary reason for the flooding is a low pressure area over the south-eastern Arabian Sea and Kerala, reported The Guardian on Monday. Floods in Kerala have been […]

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“Act with urgency”; WHO makes 10 recommendations in the COP26 special report on climate change and health

The World Health Organisation released a special report on October 11, 2021, which provides 10 key recommendations for global leaders and policy makers, while establishing a key link between climate change and the global health crisis. WHO has urged the COP26 summit to take serious climate action to improve public health worldwide. The 10 recommendations […]

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Oscar-nominated Moti Bagh documents Uttarakhand’s ghost villages, wins big at the second All Living Things, Environmental Film Festival

A film festival that focuses on the environment and everything sustainable is here. The All Living Things Environmental Film Festival is India’s only and first environment cinema-based festival. In its 2nd year, the festival has roped in a great jury this year including internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Micheal Snyder, six-time National Award-winning filmmaker – […]

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Significant reduction expected in paddy straw generated from Punjab, Haryana and U.P, says Govt

The central & state governments have stepped up to reduce paddy straw generation and stubble burning to curb air pollution. As per a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, steps taken towards reduction in paddy straw generation are yielding positive results. Through crop & varietal diversification, increased focus on in-situ […]

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Dust Control & Management Cells set up in the National Capital region

CPCB, State PCBs/ DPCC and all the concerned agencies to regularly monitor and enforce the identified dust mitigation measures. Steps are being taken by the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) to effectively tackle dust pollution emanating from roads and open areas across the National Capital Region […]

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10 low maintenance plants that can be grown in your hostel room

We all love having plants in our homes, decorating our balconies, terraces and rooms and also providing us fresh oxygen.  Nature’s own air purifiers. However, what about when we stay in hostels?  Can we grow plants inside a small shady room with often, not enough sunlight and forgetting to water it daily? Here are 10 […]

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On World Animal Day, these endangered species are getting some green cover

Find out how this social organisation is planting thousands of trees to expand the habitats of hanguls, sloth bears, and giant squirrels World Animal Day is observed on October 4 each year, to reflect upon the basic status of animals and to improve the welfare standards. This is also an appropriate time to contemplate the […]

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You can love both jogging and the environment- let’s ‘Plog’!

The concept of plogging was born when a working professional from Sweden decided to clean up the littered waste on the roads as he travelled for work. In the year 2016, Erik Ahlström started to collect waste on the road and disposed it off appropriately as he went to work. Soon, he started to practice […]

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Delhi environment minister discusses pollution control measures with RWAs, NGOs

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a meeting with Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), NGOs and eco-club teachers of schools and colleges in the city to address the government’s pollution control measures. The Department of Environment of the Delhi government on Thursday delivered new guidelines for encouraging public participation towards pollution control ahead of winter. The […]

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Three years on, Dia Mirza continues to advocate for UN’s sustainable development goals

Actor, producer and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza is vocal about her crusade for the environment and a sustainable lifestyle. Successfully completing three years as a UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocate, she has been the face of many crucial environment campaigns across India. Mirza has been relentlessly advocating to spread the message on priority […]

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