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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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As winter months approach one of the most heated topics of discussion in several cities across the world would be air pollution. Especially in several cities in India, the air quality index (AQI) has started showing to be ‘poor’.  The significance of individual action in bringing about a meaningful change in global warming and environmental […]
By Supriya Patil
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Misimi Isimi was just eight-years-old when she first started getting bothered by the waste around her neighbourhood. “Growing up it was difficult for me to breathe in society with a huge amount of waste littered everywhere,” says the Lagos resident. So she took up a broom and a trash bag and started cleaning. She did […]
By Smitha Verma
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In the conversation on climate change, there are always terms which remain unclear and confusing. But there is no need to worry. LetMeBreathe will explain these seven climate change terms that you should know about.  Climate Finance – A term which is used in international conferences and events. But what does it mean? About 95 […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Picture that drain full of hair in the bathroom or the corner in your room where all of your dog (or cat) fur accumulates. Where does all of that hair and fur go? Typically, it will end up in a landfill. But what if we told you that your hair could save oil spills and […]
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By Shamita Harsh
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Where does your old smartphone go after you have thrown it off in the dustbin? The waste might end up in landfills and add on to the existing waste management problems. At a time when the world is inching towards Net Zero, it is important for citizens to understand appropriate methods of electronic waste disposal, […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Our oceans cover over 70 percent of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth. The ocean produces at least 50 percent of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a […]
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Would we like to swap single-use plastic bags with cloth bags? We certainly do. We however often forget to carry cloth bags before heading out to shop?  What happens next? We are back with more single-use plastic bags.  A Delhi-based NGO ‘Why Waste Wednesdays’ created a method for people to borrow cloth bags from the […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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In an innovative and citizen engaging move, thousands of people in the UK will count their plastic waste for a week in a national survey to figure out how much they consume. Around 140,000 people across the UK are expected to participate in this survey. The count, put together by the organisation Everyday Plastic and […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Who would have thought that discarded plastic bottles and single-use plastic bags can be converted into footwear? But for Ashay Bhave, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, this was an opportunity that wasn’t going to be wasted. Ashay Bhave started to manufacture shoes out of segregated waste which includes plastic bottles and single-use plastic bags. His brand Thaley […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Many times when we are reading about climate change or watching a video on it, there are terms used, which may not be familiar to the common lingo. Worry not. We can help.  Here are 10 terms that you should know about before reading or watching anything on climate change. Decarbonisation: This means decreasing the […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Scientists have said that the recycling of e-waste must urgently be ramped up because mining the Earth for precious metals to make new gadgets is unsustainable. A recent campaign being run by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) says there now needs to be a global effort to mine e-waste, rather than mining the Earth. […]
By Sahil Sharma
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During the last Conference of Parties on climate change, which was COP26, a lot of activists, including Greta Thunberg had complained about corporates and multinational companies ‘greenwashing’ during many talks and discussions. We heard the term, we agreed with the passion of the activists, but do we really know what they were talking about? As […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Time has come for us to move from being unconscious to conscious humanbeings about Climate Change. The most urgent threat that every species on this planet is facing is climate change.It’s sad that some of us are more aware about new movies and album releases but not about the impact of climate change despite it […]
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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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The fire at the Ghazipur landfill is yet to be controlled, 48 hours after it first broke out, said a news report by NDTV. Officials of the fire department confirmed that there has been no casualty reported till now, but it will take some time to extinguish the flames and complete the cooling process. “Efforts […]
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By LMB Staff
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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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India generated more than 10 lakh tonnes of electronic waste in 2019-20, said a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change on March 14. The e-waste numbers increased from over seven lakh tonnes in 2018-19 to over 10 lakh tonnes in 2019-20. This has been the biggest increase in e-waste the […]
By Sahil Sharma
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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 […]
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One of the most littered items in India is cigarette butts which are dumped in large numbers, each with more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). These could be commonly found in parks, streets, roads and other similar places. It is projected that 4.5 million tonnes of cigarette wastes contaminate the […]
By Garvit Bhirani
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Do you want to clean up your locality but didn’t know how? Here’s a quick mantra for you by none other than our #HawaKeRakshak – Guddi Gupta, Aahana and gang. Simply block the pollution at its source and pick up the litter in your neighbourhood. To bring behavioural change – we need to create more […]
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Settlements were the spaces between wilderness, interweaving the anthropocentric principles closely with the ecological ones. The reversal of this situation that we have witnessed over time where the greens instead became spaces between settlements bear testimony to the drastic shift in prioritizing urbanization over environmental preservation. The loss of biodiversity has not necessarily stemmed from […]
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By Shinjini Saha
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A lot has been talked about how the green crackers might prove to be an alternative to the air pollution caused by the bursting of crackers in Delhi but the knowledge about the same seems to still be limited. If you are trying to figure out what green crackers are read below: In October 2018, […]
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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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As Delhi gears up for the air pollution season, the city installed its first smog tower in Connaught Place.  The smog tower has been installed months before the crop burning season, when pollution levels in Delhi rise cross the hazardous mark. The Delhi government will study the impact of the smog tower on pollution and […]
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We all know the problem of air pollution in India and especially in New Delhi. If I breathe the outside air for about four months, my lungs would turn almost black. And according to various institutions, it’s equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day. You can imagine what the harmful effects of pollution can be. […]
By Krrish Chawla
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Environmentalists Aditya Dubey and Aman Banka have written a letter to the Chairman Commission for Air Quality Management Dr. M.M. Kutty on the deteriorating air quality in New Delhi. After the ordinance of the Commission on Air Quality Management (CAQM) lapsed, an application was moved before the Supreme Court in January this year by student […]
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By LMB Staff
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While the damaging impacts of air pollution have been ameliorated widely throughout the years and it’s substantial physical health impacts have been denoted, the effects of air pollution on people's mental health are much less clear
By Eshita Gupta
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Last year, we have witnessed the impact of lockdown of this pandemic on the air pollution level all over the world. On January 30, 2020, India recorded its first COVID-19 positive case in Kerala, which was followed by a nationwide lockdown extended in four different phases from 25th March to 31st May, 2020, and an […]
By Gyaneshwor Haobijam
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According to a new study by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (Bending Delhi’s Air Pollution Curve), 11 coal-fired power plants in the National Capital Region contributed just 7% to Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution on an average between October 2020 and January 2021, while vehicles contributed 14 %. The study intends to support the Delhi government, […]
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By LMB Staff