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What do the recent cyclones mean for India

India saw back-to-back cyclones. While cyclone Tauktae rammed into the west coast, the incipient cyclone Yaas struck the east coast. We know that humanity’s carbon footprint has shifted the baseline conditions of the climate, the context in which every weather event takes place. But trying to isolate the human influence from everything else that is […]

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In quest of the only Ape in our country

Tucked in an isolated place of North-East India, wrapped up with semi-evergreen forests, guarded by the long prideful Hoollong trees, embraced with carols of birds, one will suddenly be startled with a weird yet exotic chant in the unique wildlife destination Hoollongapar Gibbon sanctuary. That strange chant will adrift from one tree to another ambushed […]

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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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All about ‘Carbon Capture Storage’ in India

Carbon capture storage (CCS), also known as carbon capture and sequestration and carbon control and sequestration, is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide, transferring it to a storage site, and depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere. Usually, it is captured from large point sources, such as a cement factory or biomass […]

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India saw rise in extreme weather events in last 50 years: Study

India has witnessed a rise in extreme weather events in the last 50 years that claimed the lives of more than 1.4 lakh people, according to a paper published in ScienceDirect journal on February 26. The paper states that the period from 1970-2019 recorded 7,063 extreme weather events: heat waves, cold waves, floods, lightning, and […]

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The Misty Road Towards ‘Single-Use-Plastic’ Free India

It’s been more than a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi ambitiously announced in October 2019 that India would phase out Single-Use Plastics by 2022. Presently, in 18 Indian states & union territories, some types of single-use-plastic (SUPs) are entirely or partially banned, with heavy penalties for those found to violate such laws. Regardless of […]

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India suffered $36.8 billion loss in 2019 due to air pollution: Study

Air pollution caused over 16.7 lakh deaths in India in 2019 causing economic losses of nearly $36.8 billion (Rs 2,71,446 crore), according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The study, conducted by researchers from AIIMS, ICMR, and IIT-Delhi and titled ‘Global Burden of Disease Study, 2019’, measured the economic impact of air pollution, both indoor […]

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The Tremendous Banyan Tree

When we talk about its rich indigenous plant diversity, how can we forget the most talked about, the mighty Banyan tree!

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Why food waste in India is a massive problem

About one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, states a study by the United Nations food agency? Food waste is a big issue especially in India and it’s growing every day. When food waste ends up in landfills, it decomposes anaerobically and releases methane emissions, a greenhouse gas. Food waste also exhausts our natural resources […]

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‘Pollution in Delhi cannot be blamed on farmers’

India is an agricultural country. Agriculture and its allied activities act as the main source of livelihood for more than 80% population of rural India. Two-thirds of India’s population is engaged in agricultural activities. The cropping season of Rabi, Kharif, and Zaid brings both food, business and furthermore, adds to the nations monetary development yet […]

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Article 51a for the planet “We are unstoppable, another world is not possible”

India is a soil of revolutionary people specially if we talk about environment conservation. The 11 Fundamental Duties under article 51-A to be obeyed by every Indian citizen but what relish me is too “Protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures”. This year its global climate strike.

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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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Try the ‘Airpocalypse’ filter to tell your pollution stories

Let me breathe has launched a new AR filter! https://www.instagram.com/ar/224795465280773/ The concept of the ‘Airpocalypse filter’ is simple. Telling a story on pollution and climate change using that one weapon which has become a symbol to keep us safe during pandemics and during an air pollution crisis: The FACE MASK that has become integral to […]

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Can we turn the problem into an opportunity as India becomes the third-largest producer of e-waste?

The largest e-waste producer in the world is China followed by USA and then India. How does e-waste affect the environment and us?

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CEOs for the Future: 8 Priority Business Actions for a Green Recovery

Twenty business leaders from India have signed a statement that is a 'call to action' that outlines priorities for repurposing business activity to stimulate green growth and create more resilient India in the economic recovery required in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic

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