The Burning Mental Health of Farmers

This article delves into the topic of the effects of climate change on agriculture and the impact this has on the mental health of farmers

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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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How Climate Change Impacts Our Water resources?

“Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” We’ve all heard the phrase before but do you know we’re literally running out of freshwater? According to the IPCC fifth assessment report, the availability of freshwater is expected to become even more scarce in the future because of climate change. Freshwater is a necessity for human […]

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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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Decision-makers and state-level governments write to environment minister to stop coal block auction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. “We are not just launching the auction for commercial coal-mining today, but bringing the coal sector out of decades of lockdown,” PM said. But, […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: The need to tackle menstrual waste in India

World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 every year. The main idea behind marking this day is to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to observe the day because on average the menstrual cycle for most women is 28 days and the menstruation period for most […]

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2 dead after explosion at biofuel plant in Telangana

Two persons were killed and one was injured in a gas reactor explosion that took place at a biofuel plant in Zaheerabad town, Sangareddy district on May 13 at around 11:30 am. The incident took place at Khanda Biofuels, a biodiesel plant in Arjun Naik Thankda of Zaheerabad block in the district when the workers […]

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Helping Wastepickers Survive The Lockdown

Have we ever thought twice before throwing a plastic bottle into the trash? Have we ever realized that human beings sort our trash by hand? The same empty bottle that we threw could be of great value to someone else. India has 50,000 waste pickers and each of them has to go through an average […]

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Chhattisgarh: 7 hospitalised after gas leak at paper mill in Raigarh district

After Vizag gas leak, at least seven workers were hospitalised in Chhattisgarh’s Raigadh district after being exposed to poisonous gas while cleaning a paper mill.  The incident happened last night while workers were cleaning the mill, which had been closed due to the lockdown and was expected to reopen soon. Raigarh Superintendent of Police Santosh […]

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Try the #MinerFilter and express your support for Coal Miners

Let Me Breathe has launched a new AR filter on Coal Miners Day! https://www.instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=779499499251694 Some of us can work from home but every thought about miners and how they must be doing in such a pandemic? Coal mine workers in India are fighting poverty, racism, malnutrition, toxic air, and on top of that COVID19. The […]

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Coal Miners Day 2020: Saluting the coal miners

Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, coal miners continue to face a work environment that is inherently toxic and unhealthy. Coal miners walk away with significant health impairments and shorter life expectancies than others. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth and Coal mining is the process […]

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The life risks of coal miners in Chattisgarh

With over 45% of land surfaces forested and home to a rich array of minerals, Chhattisgarh offers a focus for some of India’s richest source of biodiversity. It has been estimated that there is around 44,483 million tonnes of coal in 12 coalfields in Chhattisgarh, in Raigarh, Surguja, Koriya and Korba districts. It ranks second among states […]

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What are coal miners going through in this time of pandemic?

With the country confronted with an unprecedented situation, offices have resumed work from home to keep safe.  But, there are many still who are still working, risking their lives in this current situation, the Coal Miners.  Supply of coal declared as essential service Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi had announced […]

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Down in the dark: Coal mining in India

Digging up more coal has become a national priority for India as it tries to meet its electricity needs. India has the fifth-largest coal reserves in the world and is the fourth-largest producer of coal in the world Mining minerals have been the most profitable business and established economy worldwide. Of all minerals, coal has […]

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2 Dead, 5 Missing After Ash Leak From Reliance Power Plant In Madhya Pradesh

Two villagers – a 35-year-old man and an eight-year-old boy – have died and five are missing after a breach in an artificial pond that stores toxic residue from a coal power plant run by Reliance Power in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli on April 10. It is the world’s largest integrated power generation and coal mining […]

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The impact of vehicular emissions on air pollution

Decline in wildlife to action on climate change – The Weekly Wrap

Delhi govt to release plan to set up 200 EV public charging stations