Essar contaminates farmland spread over a 4-km area near Singrauli

Spillage from an artificial pond meant to store toxic residue from a coal power plant run by Essar Power MP Ltd (EPMPL) has contaminated farmland spread over a 4-km area near Singrauli, the power hub of Madhya Pradesh, leading to panic in the surrounding villages. The affected villagers have blamed EPMPL for the spillage that […]

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Climate battle will succeed or fail based on developments in Asia: UN

The battle to combat climate change will “succeed or fail” based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said. The United Nations will host a key climate summit next month that has been billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change, three years […]

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Otago abandons disposable cups at Dunedin campus

Based on New Zealand’s unique cultural value of Kaitiakitanga, which literally translates into care for the world around us for future generations, three cafés on the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus are going single-use disposable cup free from today. This thoughtful step will stop about 1400 cups going to landfill every week – and eventually […]

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Scientists finds way to create Renewable energy from recycled plastics

Scientists have found a way to recycle plastics to create high value materials such as carbon nanotubes, which can not only conduct heat and electricity but also help reduce plastic waste. While a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recycled by conventional technology, researchers from Swansea University in the UK […]

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CSE calls for designing buildings for reducing the heat load and cut down AC usage

As severe summer-time heat waves become the norm in India, the use of air-conditioners (ACs) and resultant energy consumption have started hitting the roof. If every household in India ran an AC for seven months a year, the total electricity required would be 120 per cent higher than the total electricity produced in the country […]

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Solar industry needs to act proactively to ensure efficient use of water: Bridge to India

The solar industry needs to act proactively to ensure efficient use of water for cleaning of solar panels and justify the ‘environmentally-friendly’ tag, consulting and research services provider Bridge To India said Wednesday. The statement has come against the background of an advisory issued by the New and Renewable Energy Ministry (MNRE) on optimal utilisation […]

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Ozone Pollution Higher in Delhi Due to Heat Wave, Poses Serious Health Risk: CSE

Ozone level has increased manifold in the national capital due to severe heat wave this season posing a serious health risk, a recent study has revealed and suggested aggressive control of industrial and vehicular emissions. According to the air quality index (AQI), released everyday by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), ozone is emerging as a […]

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Exhausted, hungry polar bear seen wandering in Siberian city

A starving polar bear has strayed hundreds of kilometers from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered, exhausted, into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia. The female bear, visibly weak and seemingly ill, lay despondently on the ground for hours on Tuesday in Norilsk’s suburbs, its feet caked in mud, occasionally rising […]

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Climate protesters chain themselves to Merkel’s chancellery

Dozens of German “extinction rebellion” protesters Tuesday chained themselves to the fence of Angela Merkel’s chancellery, demanding she declare a “climate emergency”. The activists sent the keys to unlock them to all 13 government ministries along with letters formulating their demands, including to effectively cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025. “The current climate […]

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Rijiju pushes for ‘Clean and Green’ SAI campuses

Newly-appointed Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has directed all Sports Authority of India (SAI) regional centers to plant saplings of trees specific to their areas inside their campuses as part of a ‘Clean and Green’ campaign. A circular has been issued to all 12 SAI regional centers for holistic development of a ‘Clean and Green’ sports […]

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