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Ray of Hope as Ozone Layer Recovery on Track, World Safer Than in 1980s

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Ray of Hope as Ozone Layer Recovery on Track, World Safer Than in 1980s

Read this: “The world is falling apart. The future of humanity is hanging on a cliff, on the edge of catastrophe. But there still is hope and a window of opportunity to take action.” That sounds like a stereotypical UN moralising rhetoric on climate change or loss of biodiversity.

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Farmer termites bury invaders alive to protect fungus farms

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Farmer termites bury invaders alive to protect fungus farms

Termites are often a nightmare in human habitats, devouring wooden structures and ravaging crops and trees. But within their own homes, some of these farmer termites have sneaky tricks for pest control. The pests in question are an unwelcome variety of fungi that infiltrate the termite nest mounds.

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Why Toilets Remain Aspirational for the Urban Poor Despite Subsidies

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Why Toilets Remain Aspirational for the Urban Poor Despite Subsidies

A 65 per cent shortfall in subsidies is affecting Maharashtra’s push to ensure a toilet in every urban household under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the nationwide cleanliness campaign, according to a study by CEPT University, Gujarat.

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Adverse Effects of Plastics on Environment and Health

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  Environment, Health  /  Comments Off on Adverse Effects of Plastics on Environment and Health

By Vimenu Richa Plastics- one of the greatest inventions ever made. They are the most functional and convenient packaging option for customers and businesses, from shopping, retailing to parcelling plastic bags is used around the word in a large scale. But the question is, whether we are utilizing it in the proper manner? The most […]

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Air Bombardment or ‘Chemical Attack’: Suspense Surrounds Idlib Endgame

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Air Bombardment or ‘Chemical Attack’: Suspense Surrounds Idlib Endgame

The Byzantine and Roman sites of Ebla and Idlib, in northwest Syria, may well be reduced to dust if an explosion occurs on a scale many expect. Sadly these archaeological losses will not even be noticed. They will be submerged in the looming human catastrophe.

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Going Green with the Green Economy

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Going Green with the Green Economy

By Ajay Adiseshann | IANS * 24 trees. That’s the number of trees that need to be cut to make one ton of uncoated, non-recycled printing and office paper. *10.6 per cent. That’s how much India’s per capita consumption of paper grew this year, poised to grow and touch 25 million tonnes by 2019-20. * 10 […]

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Only India Can Help Itself Combat Pollution­—UN Environment Head Erik Solheim

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Only India Can Help Itself Combat Pollution­—UN Environment Head Erik Solheim

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim believes that only India can help itself when it comes to “Beat Plastic Pollution” — this year’s theme of World’s Environment Day that the country is hosting — or to rustle up the finances for this. With the United States working on its way […]

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Let’s Make Future Plastic Free and End Plastic Pollution

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Let’s Make Future Plastic Free and End Plastic Pollution

By Mithilesh Kumar Sinha India will host the official global World Environment day celebration tomorrow. But only celebration of the day will not help in ending plastic pollution. We have to stop plastics to enter our house. Though Plastics are a part of our daily lives, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they’re safe or responsible. Until quite […]

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Water Crisis Looming Large Over Himachal, Warn Environmentalists

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Water Crisis Looming Large Over Himachal, Warn Environmentalists

By Vishal Gulati | IANS As Shimla faces one of its worst water crises, sending locals on the warpath and making tourists cutting short their stay, environmentalists warn water scarcity not only looms large over the city but the entire Himalayan state. Himdhara, a state-based environment research and action collective, on Wednesday said a massive crisis […]

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‘Conflict with wildlife because of human intrusion’

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on ‘Conflict with wildlife because of human intrusion’

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS): Humans running into tigers and leopards, that left at least 156 people dead and injured in Dudhwa-Pilibhit area of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2013 were due to people venturing into the forests and not the other way round, says a report. Dudhwa-Pilibhit area, which is spread over 5,000 sq […]

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