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How do we dispose of PPE kits? Beating the ‘cradle to grave’ cycle and plastic pollution

India is undergoing a medical crisis as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day, the cases of infection are increasing and the death toll mounts. It has been more than a year since the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus as a pandemic.  Medical staff and emergency responders are on the brink of […]

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THE Baneful Marine Life Crisis

The blessing of life on this coherent planet of ours originated solely from the water bodies like oceans and rivers and this isn’t the first time we’re hearing of this fact.  Colorful coral bodies, tiny bioluminescent aquatic organisms that lay deep into the darkness of seabed along with the gigantic majestic sharks all contribute to […]

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Delhi’s Biomedical Waste Crisis

The pandemic has led to a surge in the generation of biomedical waste, with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) having reported a 13-times jump between April (25 tonnes) and June (333 tonnes) alone. Biomedical waste (BMW) is that which is generated during the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The output remains shockingly high, […]

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International Clean Air Day: Let Me Breathe’s Clean Air Action Plan

Let Me Breathe has partnered with UN Environment Programme and Climate & Clean Air Coalition to bring you stories of #CleanAirBharat. Here are the events and stories you wouldn't want to miss out on

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Beyond Blaming Farmers, A Stubble Burning Solution by IIT Ropar

Tired of blaming farmers for burning stubble and the subsequent pollution that chokes northern parts of India? A group of researchers at IIT Ropar bring a stubble removal machine that can probably help pave the way for a more sustainable solution for the harvest season's menace- stubble burning.

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Carbon Tiles upcycles pollutions for a sustainable solution to carbon emissions

Carbon Craft Design has developed Carbon Tile - a first of its kind to be made using carbon emissions - that aims to offset the world's carbon emissions at scale through conventional building elements.

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A Lawyer’s Guide to Air Pollution Prevention

Over the years air pollution has emerged to characterize itself as a classic issue of corporate arrogance and capitalist domination. This article is an attempt to explore how sufficiently the Indian legal framework has dealt with the issue through an analysis of statutes, cases and articles. 

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First-ever International Day of Clean Air for blue skies to be held on Sept 7

Pollution is the greatest risk to human life, more so in India than in any other country, and will remain so in the post-covid world. Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year. In India, a quarter of India’s population is exposed to pollution levels not seen in any other country, according to data released by air quality […]

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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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Coronavirus Impact on the Energy Sector

With the rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe, the energy sector is suffering from the impending losses both in employment and revenue. Unfortunately, our transition to a 100 percent clean future powered by renewable energy seems diminishing at this moment.  This article assesses the impacts of coronavirus on the energy sector (both renewable […]

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Environment Ministry Panels cleared or discussed 30 projects in biodiverse forests during lockdown

Over 30 proposals that have been cleared or discussed over virtual meetings during the lockdown by India’s highest advisory bodies on wildlife — the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) and Forest Advisory Committee (FAC). The proposals affect 15 tiger reserves, sanctuaries, eco-sensitive zones, wildlife corridors, and other forest areas. Dehing Patkai and Gir National Park […]

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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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Guidelines issued for handling of COVID-19 Biomedical Waste at Hospitals

In order to deal with COVID-19 pandemic, State and Central Governments have initiated various steps, which include setting up of quarantine centers/camps, Isolation wards, sample collection centers and laboratories. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidelines for the management of waste generated during diagnostics and treatment of COVID-19 suspected or confirmed patients. The apex […]

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Vizag gas leak: NGT directs LG Polymers India to deposit Rs 50 crore for damages

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) took cognisance on its own about the Visakhapatnam gas leak incident killing at least 11 people and leaving hundreds hospitalised. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will take up the matter today titled “Gas Leak at LG Polymers Chemical Plant in RR Venkatapuram Village, Visakhapatnam in […]

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