Urgent Request to Authorities to take Immediate Peremptory Steps to Prevent Stubble Burning

To,Captain Amarinder SinghHon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab.Mr M.L.KhattarHon’ble Chief Minister of HaryanaMr. Arvind Kejriwal,Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi. Subject: Urgent Request To Take Immediate Peremptory Steps to Prevent Stubble Burning During September-November, 2020 Respected Sirs, As you are aware during September-November, 2019 the Delhi-NCR and it’s adjoining regions in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh suffered […]

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From EIA to Air Pollution- The Weekly Wrap Vol. 2

Here is the top environment news of the week: 1. Activists from Himalayan region write to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) against the Draft EIA 2020 More than 50 environmental organisations, eminent ideologues and activists from across the Himalayan region issued a joint statement opposing Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020 (EIA) by […]

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Effect of COVID-19 lockdown on air pollution

A conventional story of a crow and crane, the lesson we learnt ‘Tit for Tat’. In other words, the way a person will treat you, they himself will be treated in the same manner. A similar situation was created in December 2019 in Wuhan, China called the COVID-19 pandemic. Humans have consistently destroyed the different […]

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Air pollution shortens life expectancy by 5.2 years in India: Study

Air pollution has shortened the average Indian life expectancy by 5.2 years, according to data released by air quality life index (AQLI), a tool developed by the Energy Policy Institute of The University of Chicago (EPIC). The report named as Annual report on Air Quality Life Index has revealed many parameters on life expectancy related […]

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Assam Floods to Uttarakhand Cloudburst- The Weekly Wrap

Are you worried that your news intake doesn’t have enough on the environment? Let Me Breathe brings you the weekly wrap with all the environment news that is happening closer to home and around the world.  Here’s the news of the week: 1.24 Lakh Hit In Assam Floods Assam is flooding again! 92% of the […]

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76 Major Coal Ash Accidents occurred in the last decade in India: Report

At least 76 major coal ash pond accidents occurred across the country between 2010 and June 2020, according to a new report by Healthy Energy Initiative India and Community Environmental Monitoring. The report titled “Coal Ash in India – A compendium of Disasters, Environmental and Health Risks” states that these accidents have caused deaths and […]

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Will clean air sustain past the COVID Crisis?

The journey into the year 2020 definitely has been a rough ride for the whole world due to the prevalence of the global health crisis. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as global healthcare, social, and economic calamity, it has brought a healing dose for the repairment of nature. Some of its splendid impacts on […]

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Lockdown helped achieve 95% of NCAP target:Study

The coronavirus lockdown helped achieve 95% of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) targets for 2024 in just 74 days in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, according to a CarbonCopy and Respirer Living Sciences analysis of CPCB AQI data. In a bid to improve the air quality, the National Clean Air Programme was proposed in […]

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Apple adds cycling directions and EV routing to Maps in iOS 14

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2020 conference was full of huge announcements. This is the first time that Apple did a virtual-only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  One of the major announcements made by Apple was that they would add electric vehicles charge routing into their next update to Apple Maps for iOS 14. This […]

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In 5 countries, majority citizens want stricter laws to improve air quality: Report

At least two-thirds of citizens in five countries have said they support stricter laws to tackle air pollution, according to a new YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the Clean Air Fund.  According to a new survey, the majority of Indians think living in an area with high air pollution increases the risk of “catching […]

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Crude Cruelty: How Fossil Fuels are slaying our green lungs

Remember Fossil Fuels? The topic which fetched us full marks in Class 6th EVS Exams? Well! that’s exactly what today I am talking about.  Fossil Fuels are an immense quandary for the woods in many ways. As per what we have learned in our NCERT Books, it’s disadvantageous to humans because it contributes to Global […]

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Why saving Mumbai’s only green lung important?

Mumbai is a city of dreams and also called as the busiest city in the country. Everywhere are huge skyscraper, bridges, and so many developing projects. Besides this, the city’s only peaceful place lies in the Aarey colony. Aarey colony popularly known as the green lung of Mumbai and it is located in Goregaon. It […]

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Uttarakhand forest fires happen every year, why aren’t we still prepared?

Amid rumors of fires gulping dense forests of Uttarakhand an even stronger wave of hashtags saying #uttarakhandfires and #prayforuttarakhand are giving the forest officials the jitters. Since people also started posting pictures of Australia Amazon forest fires claiming that they were the Garhwal and Kumaon range which even created a more horrific picture on the […]

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Amphan: Kolkata loses 5000 trees, may see rise in pollution levels

Amphan cyclone wreaked havoc in the city of Kolkata on 20th and 21st May, claimed several lives and damaging property. But, it also affected the green cover of the greater Kolkata area uprooting over 5,000 trees. Cyclone damaged the world’s largest banyan tree in Kolkata According to Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), apart from the trees, […]

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We need to protect our forests now!

While the entire nation has been under lockdown, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) and the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), our country’s highest government authorities entrusted with the role of protection of India’s environment, forests and wildlife have been busy diluting our environmental laws and clearing industrial, mining, hydropower, commercial projects […]

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Urgent Request to Authorities to take Immediate Peremptory Steps to Prevent Stubble Burning

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