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

A lot has happened in the environment sector this week. Let Me Breathe, trained more than 45 children from the unlikeliest of places in telling their #PollutionStories. Here’s a roundup of stories you might have missed: 1. Conduct Environmental Audit of Plastic Polluters: NGT directs CPCB The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution […]

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

The Delhi government will roll out a coordinated strategy to setup 200 public charging and battery swapping stations at prominent locations in the city

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Cricketers and Volunteers all for Clean Air for Blue Skies

Passion for cricket surpasses heat and humidity. This is for the first time in the past five months that players have hit the ground for an exhibition match.

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Agriculture and Pandemics: the Correlation

We’re at the beginning of a new era of awakening and action or inaction, and in turn survival or disaster. With the globe becoming smaller and smaller through social media, the truth can no longer remain hidden, and with the pandemic affecting the entire world, it is time to take a look, with a new […]

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World Ozone Day 2020: 35 years of ozone layer protection

The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. September 16 is celebrated as World Ozone Day across the world to aware people of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and its impact on life. The […]

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Environment ministry issues guidelines on holding public consultations for infrastructure projects

The Union environment ministry has issued guidelines on holding public consultations for various large infrastructure projects like mining or industry

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How climate change affects your health

Climate change is a pressing concern threatens public health. Weather change, low rainfall, and increasing heatwaves pose a serious threat to our health.

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The Yamuna suffers from an unfortunate throes

“The river presently, not only receives large volumes of domestic sewage and industrial waste but also lacks the basic minimum of freshwater as almost all the water present in the river is diverted for various consumptive uses like drinking, agriculture, and industries at the Hathnikund barrage.”

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Burst Your Bubble With Stubble Trouble – Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on the deteriorating issue of stubble burning was organized by Stubble Trouble, a youth-led organization with the aim to amplify the voices of farmers and experts to combat the practice.

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California Fires to Problematic Ecotourism policies in India – The Weekly Wrap

Let Me Breathe partnered with the UN Environment Programme and Climate & Clean Air Coalition to bring you stories of #CleanAirBharat. The events included City Session Chapter 8: Agra with the aim of finding clean air solutions in Agra, A Town Hall discussion for collective action to clear up Chennai’s air, a conversation on clean […]

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Conduct Environmental Audit of Plastic Polluters: NGT directs CPCB

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to take coercive action and conduct an Environmental Audit of plastic polluters including Amazon, Flipkart, Coca Cola, and Pepsi. E-commerce giants against whom a petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal by Environmentalists Aditya Dubey and Aman Banka to stop them […]

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With no adherence for its sanctity, the Yamuna flows polluted as ever

The Yamuna holds a special significance in Hindu mythology. Bathing in River Yamuna frees one from the torments of death, according to the beliefs of Hindus. But with the growing population, pollution, sewage and industrial waste, the river has now turned lifeless.  The river being the main source of water for Delhi is one of […]

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Environmental impact of the coal industry

Coal kills, its not only the enemy of people but also for planet and by the planet means the only home for all. India is putting fossil fuel at the forefront of its strategy to turn the pandemic into economic opportunity. We have to understand that dirty fuel won’t be good for the people and planet

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World EV Day 2020: Focusing on Clean Mobility

The world is celebrating its first ever ‘World EV Day’ today (September 9) with a focus on clean vehicles. Speaking at a webinar, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “I believe that more the public transport, lesser the pollution. I use an electric two-wheeler and we bring our household goods using that vehicle. I urge […]

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Switching to electric vehicles for ‘cleaner air’

Air pollution is a global crisis. Many people for the first time ever in their lifetime, saw clear blue skies during the Covid-19 lockdown and probably the cleanest air they ever breathe. How did it happen? Vehicles were not on the road (compared to usual traffic) and factories were shut down which resulted in the […]

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

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

Cricketers and Volunteers all for Clean Air for Blue Skies