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On Food Day, a new campaign was launched at COP27 called “Bean is how”. It promotes how beans benefit our health, and the environment. SDG2 Advocacy Hub is the organisation behind this campaign. In this episode we will give you the reasons why you should add beans to your plate.
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By LMB Staff
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According to a Lancet study, Climate change is already harming people’s health by increasing the number of extreme weather events and exacerbating air pollution. If nothing is done to mitigate, its impacts could burden an entire generation with disease and illness throughout their lives.Mohd Ouljha is at COP27 demanding climate justice for future generations. He […]
By Mohd. Oulhaj
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Once again, as winter sets in, the capital city of India has been engulfed in severe air pollution. The thick smog that blanketed Delhi for the second consecutive day has led to GRAP coming into force.  The poor air quality is primarily due to unfavourable meteorological conditions and raging farm fires in Punjab. For the […]
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By LMB Staff
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The second panel discussion, in the run-up to the World Environment Day highlighted the role of promoting cycling in cities and creating an infrastructure around it. The panel ‘Cycling: A Sustainable Mode of Transportation’ was organised by LetMeBreathe and UN Environment Programme, India. The four-membered panel discussed how India can bolster the adoption of a […]
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By Payel Sen
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As another World Food Safety Day dawns upon us, time has come to reevaluate food safety in attaining sustainable development goals (SDGs). Every year, the World Food Safety Day is observed on June 7 as a way to draw attention towards prevention, detection and management of foodborne risks. The theme this year is safer food, […]
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By LMB Staff
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You must have heard of a man who asked Canada for a medically assisted suicide due to his anxiety about the planet. Yes, we are talking about Howard Breen, the 68-year-old eco-activist known for super-gluing himself to log booms, stopping air traffic on tarmacs, and hunger strikes. In 2017, Breen was diagnosed with clinical eco-anxiety […]
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By Payel Sen
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As we celebrate World Health Day on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year will be due to environmental causes. Not surprising, that the WHO has dedicated this year to ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ to keep humans and planet healthy and create societies […]
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By suchamojo
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The first-ever Middle East and North Africa Regional Climate Week will accelerate collaboration and integrate climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building forward opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature. MENA Climate Week 2022 provides a platform for governments, cities, private sector leaders, financial […]
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Are you tired of overcrowded localities? Do you feel that the green cover in your locality is shrinking? Do you think your city is becoming uninhabitable for future generations? Do we have enough green spaces? What do we need to do to transform our urban areas into healthy places to live? Green spaces are associated […]
By arifismail0
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What is it like living with air pollution? Especially for children? Have you ever thought of the amount of toxic air we might be exposing them to? The young people around us are concerned. They are growing up with polluted air, which feels unnatural to them. They see people around them facing difficulties and suffering […]
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We have seen in the past that when pollution levels go up, or the city is covered in smog, a burst of rain can clear the pollution and improve the Air Quality Index (AQI). Rain is considered the optimum solution to eradicate air pollution and the monsoon season witnesses the lowest comparative trends in PM2.5 […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The most well-known population theory is the Malthusian theory. In 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus published his article on the “principle of population.” His theory is pretty basic. In his own words, “Human food naturally multiplies slowly; man himself develops in fast geometric proportions, if adversity and vice do not hold him back.” Livelihoods must restrict […]
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By Sharanya Jain
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Plastic waste needs no introduction. We all know about plastic and how bad it is for the planet. The fact that “The Indian Ocean Garbage Patch” is among the top five garbage patches in the world shatters my heart.  Plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest environmental concerns. Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage […]
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By Sakshi Sinha
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The Covid-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on everything safe and secure, including healthy food consumption. Grown and cultivated without the use of any harmful chemicals and pesticides, organic foods are considered to be a healthy option. One such example are the Grewal Farms in Punjab who are at the forefront of this organic revolution. […]
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(Check out Gunjan’s blog) How I moved towards a healthier lifestyle, closer to nature! It didn’t happen overnight. I didn’t have an epiphany. It was a series of curiosity led research and the resulting awareness that brought this change. A little background story on how it started-It started with my obsession with having good skin. […]
By Gunjan Toora
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A report by Healthy Energy Initiative – India reveals that two Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) in the Ennore thermal cluster in Tamilnadu was found violating the MOEFCC prescribed norms upto 53% of the total operational time in two years, between 2019-2020. In March 2021, just as the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic was surging […]
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Our planet will never be the same. The 51st Earth Day is a stark reminder of how drastically our environment changed over the years. It’s also a reminder for us to be thankful and embrace our environment by taking further steps to protect its integrity!  Now comes the question: “What can I do? How much […]
By Komma Ramesh Babu
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India has completed one year of the Coronavirus pandemic this March. We have been through the longest lockdown, economic slump, loss of jobs, migrant crisis, gradual reopening of the economy, and repeated cycles of rising in covid numbers whenever there has been a festival season. COVID vaccination drive started in January and gave great hope […]
By Dr.Sarika Verma
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For Anita Devi who lives in Punjab, toilets completely changed her life. “It was really difficult earlier, I used to go to a neighbouring agricultural field to relieve myself. Fields were muddy and infested with insects. This toilet has completely changed our lives.” Access to poor sanitation is not just unpleasant, it is dangerous. When […]
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The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change released its fifth annual report on health and climate change and not all is well. The report tracks more than 40 indicators on links between health and climate change, and this year’s report presents the most worrying outlook to date, as key trends worsen. The 2020 report […]
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We will be holding a month-long yatra in the State to create awareness of the authorities’ “diabolic” plan to convert Goa into a coal hub through the double-tracking of the railway line.
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By Goyant Kollso Naka
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A latest video released by leading doctors and citizen groups from all over India, showcases that missed deadline of the implementation of the emission standards of coal power plants every year causes irreparable damage to the health of the children. According to the video, missed deadline each year causes an estimated 88,000 cases of childhood […]
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To Hon’ble Chief Minister Hon’ble Minister of HealthHon’ble Minister of Environment & Forest Subject: Concerns about deferment of emission norms of Thermal Power plants Dear Sir,We are a group of concerned citizens with serious concerns on the delay inimplementation of the new norms of the air emissions for Thermal Power Plants (TPP) and its implications […]
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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
By Pooja Bommareddy
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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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“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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By Ankita
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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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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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By Siya Bhatia
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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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By Siya Bhatia
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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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By Siya Bhatia