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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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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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#BengaluruMoving: Meet the Mobility Champions

The rapid development in Benagluru, influx of many vehicles from different parts of the country has resulted in heavy traffic in the city. Bengaluru’s vehicle population crossed the 80 lakh mark last year. Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC) in partnership with Let Me Breathe and WRI India, has joined hands with the #BengaluruMoving campaign […]

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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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Waste in the Times of Corona

The pollution levels are lower than ever in recent history. The pollution indices in Delhi are incredibly actually within the ‘satisfactory’ level. This would have been unbelievable just a few months ago. That might make one think that the environment is improving and stabilising. Well, things are not as hunky-dory as they are made out […]

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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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Earth may be warmest in 12,000 years: Study

Soon after Russia’s State weather authority confirmed the rise of temperature to 100.4°F in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, an all-time highest for the Arctic region, the climate scientists and activists came forward to discuss this persistent increase of heat in the region. Additionally, the Paleo Temperature Time Series, a Holocene global mean surface temperature […]

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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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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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COVID-19 Lockdown: Global carbon emissions cut by 17%

Carbon dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically since lockdowns were imposed around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, research has shown. Population confinement has led to drastic changes in energy use and CO2 emissions. These extreme decreases are likely to be temporary though, as they do not reflect structural changes in the economic, transport or […]

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Climate change may have impacted Cyclone Amphan: Experts

Human activities, and their impact on climate and the environment, may have influenced Cyclone Amphan in several ways, multiple experts have said. Cyclone Amphan is gathering momentum to become the strongest storm on record in the Bay of Bengal with sustained wind speeds of 270 km per hour, making it stronger than the 1999 super […]

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Delhi witnesses spike in air pollution as India enters lockdown 4.0

After almost two months of clean air and blue skies, Delhi has entered the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown with air quality index (AQI) above the 200 mark. The level of Particulate Matter (PM) with diameters of 2.5 and 10 microns, which are too small to be filtered out of the body, stood at […]

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Cleaner air could bring down pollution deaths by 6.5 lakh in India: Study

If the low levels air pollution reached during the lockdown period are maintained, India’s annual death toll could reduce by 6.5 lakh, says a study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and two Chinese universities, Fudan University in Shanghai and Shenzhen Polytechnic. As India went into the world’s biggest lockdown to combat the […]

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

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