More Renewable Energy Helps Fight Climate Change: SCE

Ninety-five degrees, that’s the temperature that registered on thermometers across Rosemead on April 9. According to the National Weather Service, cities across Southern California Edison’s service territory experienced similar record-breaking heat. Temperatures across the globe are raising due to climate change and GHG emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Greenhouse gases from human activities are […]

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Green cover along highways: NGT issues show cause notice to NHAI

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued showcause notice to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) asking why action should not be initiated against it for not maintaining the mandatory green cover along national and state highways. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim sought responses from the NHAI, Ministry of […]

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Environment protection and Economic development must go together: Vice President

The Vice President of India, M. Venkakaih Naidu has said that Environment protection and Economic development must go together. He was addressing the Convocation 2018 of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, in Dehradun, Uttarakhan. The Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr. Krishna Kant Pal, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, the Union Minister for Science […]

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Kicking the Plastic Bag Addiction: A Plan for Response to Plastic Pollution

The Government of Quebec Office in New York, in partnership with New York University and Earth Day Network, convened experts, from city hall to state and national capitals, to take stock on tackling the global plastic bag issue.  The goal of a joint discussion held with key representatives of United Nations agencies and governments was […]

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Google dedicates doodle on earth day

  Tech giant Google dedicated a doodle on the earth day, which was  created in partnership with one of the planet’s most influential advocates: Ethologist (animal behavior expert), conservationist, activist, and animal-lover Dr. Jane Goodall. Dr. Jane Goodall shared her personal message to the world on Earth Day 2018, including some of her inspiration and […]

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NCAP to play crucial role to address air pollution: Harsh Vardhan

The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, is estimated to cost Rs 637 crore, the environment ministry today said, with its Minister of State Mahesh Sharma asserting that the plan is expected to play a “crucial” role in addressing the menace. The ministry, which recently released the draft of […]

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PM Modi meets Theresa May, discusses climate change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met with his British counterpart Theresa Mayat 10 Downing Street in London and touted ‘new energy will be added in exsisting ties,’ while discussing climate change. “I’m confident that new energy will be added to our ties after today’s meeting. I’m happy that UK will be part of International Solar Alliance (ISA), I believe […]

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Lack of pollution targets in draft NCAP cause of concern: Greenpeace

The absence of pollution reduction targets of 35 per cent in three years and 50 per cent in five years in the draft National Clean Air Program (NCAP) of the Environment Ministry is a cause of “grave concern”, Greenpeace India today said. The comments of the green body came after the ministry yesterday released the […]

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Over 95 per cent of the world’s population breathe unsafe air: Report

Over 95 per cent of the world’s population breathe unsafe air, with India and China together contributing to over half of the global deaths due to pollution caused by small particulate matter, according to a report. The research found that the burden of pollution is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between […]

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Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six — critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement — can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s long-term renewable energy outlook said on Tuesday. At the same time, the […]

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