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Working from Home? These plants can help breathe pollution free air at your home

Early this year when the pandemic forced global lockdowns, one positive – if temporary – upside was a reduction in outdoor air pollution. The pollution level across the globe dropped significantly. Now when the countries have started returning back to normalcy in terms of work with the unlock strategies in place, pollution have rebounded to […]

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Frozen Information in magnetic minerals can forecast climatic changes faster

Clues to climate change in the past are found in fossils, micro-organisms, gases trapped in ice and isotopes, but the laboratory techniques are cumbersome, costly, and time-consuming. Indian scientists have now unraveled a technique using magnetic minerals that is rapid and efficient. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), an autonomous institute of the Department […]

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Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15 per cent

Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15 per cent last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said it emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the equivalent of 13 coal burning power plants running for a year. That’s up […]

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NGT imposes Rs 25 lakh fine on two units in Noida, says threat of irreversible damage to environment

In view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water, the National Green Tribunal has said while slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that there […]

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DU to set up School of Climate Change and Sustainability

The Delhi University will be setting up a School of Climate Change and Sustainability (DSCC&S) under the Institute of Eminence Scheme, which will take up research in priority areas related to the environmental challenges. Professor C R Babu, an acclaimed Environmental Scientist, will head DSCC&S (honorary director). He has also been the founder of Environmental […]

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Oil Major Equinor launching maritime climate ambitions

On the UN’s World Oceans Day, Equinor is launching its ambitions for reducing own emissions from ships and how the company will contribute to decarbonising shipping. Equinor in a statement said maritime climate ambitions are embedded in the company’s climate roadmap launched on 6 February 2020. The climate roadmap aims to ensure a competitive and […]

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Tech Mahindra Signs UN Global Compact Initiative Statement on Climate Action

Tech Mahindra Ltd. One of the leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services has signed a joint declaration with UN Global Compact urging governments to align their COVID-19 recovery efforts with the latest climate science. Tech Mahindra reaffirms the science-based commitment of achieving net-zero carbon emissions while calling on governments to “Prioritize a faster […]

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BMW to switch to 100 per cent green electricity, launches new initiatives for water conservation and tree plantation

Through a host of initiatives, BMW Group Chennai is taking an active lead towards a green and sustainable future. While significant savings have been already been achieved with dedicated efforts, the plant is committed to convert to 100% green electricity by end of the year and has launched new initiatives for water conservation and tree […]

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