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How COVID waste is affecting the planet

With the second wave of COVID-19 creating havoc in India, India has an unlikely menace at hand – rising of Bio-medical wastes. Did you know nearly 146 tonnes of bio-medical waste (Source: The Hindu) is generated per day in the country? Although, India did come up with guidelines for handling and disposal of COVID-19 that […]

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Permit to Pollute: Report Investigates the Status of Implementation of Emission Norms for TTPs

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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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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From forests to farmlands: What we learnt from the COVID-19 outbreak

Climate change and its effects have become a significant threat to the existence of life on Earth. Even as the world celebrates ‘Environment Day’ on June 5th of every year to raise awareness on the importance of protecting our planet, environmental catastrophes are increasing each year.  Is COVID-19 just the beginning? The outbreak of the […]

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Green pandemic recovery can solve climate crisis: Report

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) December 9, 2020, released its annual Emissions Gap Report 2020. The report measures the gap between anticipated emissions and those consistent with limiting the global temperature rise this century as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement. For Covid-19 recovery from the slowdown, governments are spending at an unprecedented scale, the […]

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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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COVID-19 and air pollution: What could be worse?

Winters are on its way and so is air pollution in Delhi NCR. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi’s air quality index was worse than in the same period in 2018 and 2019. Not only in India but in all the countries affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been widely established that […]

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The impact of yearly farm fires on the air quality

This is that time of the year when residents of Delhi NCR want to shut themselves from the rest of the world. This is when its rank of being the most polluted major city in the world gets hit out of the park. This is when the clamor for the Right to Clean Air reaches […]

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Delhi govt will use PUSA technique to reduce need for stubble burning: Kejriwal

The Delhi government will work with Pusa Research Institute from October 5 to make an agri mix using a technique developed by it to reduce the need for stubble-burning in farms, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said

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Why has the COVID-19 given us a plastic pandemic?

Have you noticed the amount of masks you’ve thrown out since the pandemic first started? What can we do about the plastic emerging in our trash & ending up in our ocean? Listen to this conversation for collective action!

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This is Air-Pollution Emergency-Stubble Burning

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Indian Government does not look to take the burden of another crisis. The economy is Collapsed, so many Natural Disasters, etc have made the situations worst than ever before for the governments. I’m talking about the consequences of Stubble Burning. Global Day of Action For Climate Justice […]

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Plea seeks end to stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana; Delhi HC asks Centre to respond

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking immediate steps to prevent stubble burning in the neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana on the grounds it would aggravate COVID-19 related problems.

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PIL filed in SC to ensure ban on stubble burning

A PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction upon the State Governments of Punjab and Haryana to ensure a complete ban on stubble burning in their states.

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Strike For The Future!

This week the world will witness the leadership, solidarity, and vigour of the youth as thousands of young students, children, and activists take to the streets to challenge the status quo of complacency, inaction, and brazen disregard for the climate crisis and demand the opportunity to a better future.

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Taking Automobiles Off the Road — How COVID-19 Healed Us

As COVID-19 drove vehicles off the road, the air became cleaner and the sky bluer. Yet, do we realise why or how we must sustain the change?

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