Developed countries must take the lead in fight against climate change: Environment Minister

The climate actions of developing nations are ambitious despite their contribution to climate change being minimal, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday, asking developed nations to fulfill their climate obligations “expeditiously”. Addressing the ministerial meet of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) countries hosted by the Union Environment Ministry, Vardhan said developed countries must […]

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Delhi air quality remains ‘poor,’ might dip in coming days

The air quality in the national capital remained under ‘poor’ category at various places as people woke up to a hazy morning on Monday. Though the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi improved on Monday (272) as compared to Sunday (326), the thick smog continued to engulf the national capital and is expected to […]

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Delhi chokes as air quality slips to ‘hazardous’

Delhi routinely suffering from the toxic air caused by coal burning and vehicular exhaust, witnessed yet another bad day on Monday. The official data maintained by the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) put the condition at severely polluted. On Monday, the Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 level was recorded at […]

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India makes climate change case for nuclear power, suggests promoting it

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants. “Nuclear power remains an important option to meet the challenges of increased energy demand, address concerns about […]

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Wind farms act as a top “predator” in some ecosystems: Indian Institute of Science

Wind farms act as a top “predator” in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday. Wind is the fastest-growing renewable energy sector, supplying around four per cent of global electricity demand. Close to 17 million hectares — an […]

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Delhi’s pollution level sharply spikes ahead of Diwali: Authorities

Delhi’s pollution level sharply spiked Monday as a thick haze engulfed the national capital ahead of Diwali due to high impact of stubble burning and pushed the air quality in the ‘very poor’ category, authorities said. An official with the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said despite moderate wind speed, the […]

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Blueair Distributes N-95 Anti-pollution Mask to EDMC Workers

To support better and safer breathing environment for the workers, Blueair joined hands with East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to distribute 5,000 N-95 Anti-pollution to equip the worker to combat the rising air pollution problem in the city. The masks distribution ceremony was organized at EDMC office where Mayor Bipin Bihari Singh, and Satyapal Singh, […]

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Ganga may not flow clean in the near future, says new analysis

Almost four years since Prime Minister Modi promised a clean Ganga, the river continues to run polluted and people living in cities along the river might be drinking what is at best partially treated sewage, not Gangajal: says an assessment of the state of India’s most celebrated and revered river. The government has claimed that […]

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ReNew Power, CII Join Hands to Address the Problem of Stubble Burning in Punjab

ReNew Power has  announced that it has joined hands with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in its ‘Clean Air Better Life’ initiative to help farmers from the state of Punjab; with alternative stubble management techniques to address the complex problem of increasing levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR. Under this program, the company has […]

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Cabinet approves MoU among BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the PM Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for MoU signed among the BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation. The MoU was signed during the 10th BRICS Summit in July, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The MoU identifies the following stress of cooperation: Air quality; Water; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Waste […]

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