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Toxic smog in Delhi emerging a new challenge for airlines
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
Thick fog during winters has been forcing airlines to cancel and delay flights in Delhi for years, but an alarmingly high level of air pollution has emerged as a new challenge for air-carriers.
Delhi a gas chamber, government shuts down schools till 5th November as AQI at worst-ever
Fri, Nov 01, 2019
Delhi has, literally, been overcome by pollution. Delhi's air quality index (AQI) on Friday was 533 as it continued to be in the "severe" category for the fifth consecutive day.
Nations, businesses agree to reduce pollutants by 2030
Mon, Sep 23, 2019
Meeting on Sunday a day before the United Nations Secretary-General`s Climate Action Summit, the Coalition`s High-Level Assembly put forward a 2030 Vision Statement that aims to ensure the earth`s atmosphere continues to enable people and the planet to thrive by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and drastically reducing air pollution.
Chennai environmentalist launches ‘Tree Ambulance’ with an aim to implement across country by 2020
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
Ahead of World Environment Day, the ‘Tree Ambulance’ launched in Chennai by environmentalist Dr Abdul Ghani on June 4, aims at providing first-aid-like services for trees. Planting uprooted trees and offer services like seed ball distribution, plant distribution, aiding tree plantation, shifting and survey of trees and removal of dead trees. While speaking to ANI, founder Abdul Ghani said, “Our aim to implement it across the country by year 2020”.
Shell pushes green credentials with carbon neutral driving scheme
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
The programme is similar to schemes used by some airlines and counts towards Shell`s target to cut its net carbon footprint by 2-3 percent within three years, including so-called Scope 3 emissions generated by customers rather than the company`s own operations.
Global wealth rising at cost of environment: UN report
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
A report by the United Nations and its partners on Monday showed overall global wealth was rising but at the cost of environmental assets, such as water, clean air, forests and biodiversity.
India believes in growth but committed to environment: PM Modi
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Modi said, "We believe that all resources and wealth belongs to nature and the almighty and we are just the trustees or managers of this wealth."
World to be riskier place in 2018: WEF Survey
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
In its annual Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said that China's determination to press territorial and maritime claims and its extension of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have triggered responses among neighbouring powers.
This startup can convert diesel smoke into printer ink
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
The device can control pollution even without hampering the performance of the engine or environment. The pollutent, which is essentially black carbon, once captured is converted into inks and paints by the device.
Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.