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Environment

Greenland ice melt reaching ‘tipping point’: Study

Jan 23, 2019 Washington: Climate change is causing Greenland’s massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, adding that it may be “too late” to do anything about…

Environment

Researchers turn carbon emissions into usable energy

Jan 20, 2019 Seoul: A team of researchers has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor of global warming. The team from the Ulsan…

Environment & Agriculture

More fruits and veggies, less red meat: This is planet-friendly diet

More fruits and veggies, less red meat: This is planet-friendly diet By Dinesh C Sharma Jan 18, 2019 New Delhi: If you want to remain healthy and also keep the planet earth healthy, begin the…

Gangetic river dolphins in the Indian Sundarbans struggle with swelling salinity

By Sahana Ghosh Jan 18, 2019 Kolkata: India’s national aquatic animal, the endangered Gangetic river dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica), is rarely visible in the waterways of the Indian Sundarbans. A study sheds light on the…

Environment & Agriculture

Here’s how to feed 10 bn people a healthy, sustainable diet by 2050

Jan 17, 2019 New Delhi:Scientists claim to have found a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: Feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet in a sustainable manner by 2050. They say to…

Environment

NGT tells Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 cr by Friday

Jan 17, 2019 New Delhi:The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed German auto major Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in accordance with its November 2018 order or face punitive action. The…

Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla residents demand closure of hazardous Waste to Energy plant

By Naz Asghar Jan 16, 2019 New Delhi: Hundreds of people from several South Delhi localities today staged strong protests against proposed expansion of the polluting Waste to Energy plant in their vicinity, forcing the…

Environment

National Clean Air Programme should set higher targets

By Rajendra Shende Jan 16, 2019 New Delhi: There is a striking similarity between Paris Climate Agreement and Indias National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) launched recently. The Paris Agreement is an agreement by the countries…

Volkswagen fined Rs 171 cr by NGT panel

Jan 15, 2019 New Delhi: A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday penalised German auto giant Volkswagen Rs 171.34 crore for causing air pollution in Delhi due to excess nitrogen…

Environment

Antarctica melting away at alarming rate: Study

Jan 15, 2019 Washington:A new study has revealed that melting of the ice and snow from the entire continent of Antarctica has accelerated by 280 per cent in the last four decades. The study released…

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