Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Sustainable Bioplastics Developed From Sea-Weed Eating Microorganisms To Fight Plastic Pollution

Sustainable Bioplastics Developed From Sea-Weed Eating Microorganisms To Fight Plastic Pollution
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Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, have developed a technology to make sustainable biopolymer using marine microorganisms that feed on seaweeds which may one day free the world of plastic - one of its worst pollutants
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Air Pollution: Jatayu's Powerful Suction Pumps To Replace Manual Sweeping To Battle Dust Pollution in Delhi

Air Pollution: Jatayu's Powerful Suction Pumps To Replace Manual Sweeping To Battle Dust Pollution in Delhi
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South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Narendra Chawla launched new litter picking machines called Jatayu for cleaning up city’s roads and market places
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Will Odd-Even Return? Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Asks People To Participate In Fighting Air Pollution

Will Odd-Even Return? Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Asks People To Participate In Fighting Air Pollution
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government is taking several steps to combat air pollution and if need be, the government is willing to bring back the car rationing ‘Odd-Even’ scheme to regulate plying of vehicles in the capital
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Damage To Taj Mahal: Archaeological Survey Of India To Protect Taj Scientifically, Says Minister Mahesh Sharma

Damage To Taj Mahal: Archaeological Survey Of India To Protect Taj Scientifically, Says Minister Mahesh Sharma
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The Minister of State Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), informed the Lok Sabha that the color of the marble of the Taj Mahal appears to be different due to the pollutants deposited on its surface and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will clean and protect the monument
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Welcome 2019 With These ‘Do It Yourself’ Seed Bombs To Grow More Trees To Fight Pollution, Improve Green Cover

Welcome 2019 With These ‘Do It Yourself’ Seed Bombs To Grow More Trees To Fight Pollution, Improve Green Cover
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We live in a time where trees are becoming endangered and so it is crucial that more and more trees are planted, which can be done effectively using a cost effective and simple process called ‘Seed Bombing’
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Trivandrum Hotels To Begin 2019 With A Resolution Of Encouraging People To Ditch Plastic Water Bottles

Trivandrum Hotels To Begin 2019 With A Resolution Of Encouraging People To Ditch Plastic Water Bottles
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Water cans will be placed outside every hotel to provide clean drinking water, free of cost, to the travellers and residents of the city so that they can refill their bottles instead of purchasing plastic water bottles
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Yamuna Clean Up: Agra Conducts Weekly Cleanliness Drives And Swachhta Promoting Prayers For Reviving The River

Yamuna Clean Up: Agra Conducts Weekly Cleanliness Drives And Swachhta Promoting Prayers For Reviving The River
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River Connect Campaign, a people’s movement in Agra for cleaning the river Yamuna performs an evening prayer for a cleaner Yamna daily and conducts cleanliness drives on every Sunday at various places along the bank of the river with an aim to connect the people to the river and restore it
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This Holiday Season, Jharkhand’s Capital City Aims At Keeping Its Tourist Sites Plastic Free

This Holiday Season, Jharkhand’s Capital City Aims At Keeping Its Tourist Sites Plastic Free
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In a bid to curb plastic pollution in major tourist sites in and around Ranchi, the State tourism department has banned use and throw plastic items and deployed 93 ‘Paryatak Mitras’ (Friends of Tourists) who will be aided by policemen by at seven tourist sites to keep a watch at the litterbugs
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Air Pollution Crisis: Delhi Citizens’ Group Raises Concerns Over Outdoor Sporting Events Amidst High Pollution

Air Pollution Crisis: Delhi Citizens’ Group Raises Concerns Over Outdoor Sporting Events Amidst High Pollution
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While Delhi-NCR is reeling under the menace of heavy air pollution, organising sporting events despite experts’ recommending for avoiding outdoor activities, may put the participants especially children at health risks, advocate citizen groups
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Impact Of Artificial Rain On Air Pollution Reduction Cannot Be Quantified Precisely: Minister Mahesh Sharma

Impact Of Artificial Rain On Air Pollution Reduction Cannot Be Quantified Precisely: Minister Mahesh Sharma
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After contemplating the viability of artificial rain in reducing air pollution for weeks, the Environment Ministry informed the Lok Sabha that without actually carrying out the experiment, its precise impact cannot be quantified
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Air Pollution: CPCB Pushes For Enforcing Supreme Court's Order On Firecrackers For Christmas And New Year

Air Pollution: CPCB Pushes For Enforcing Supreme Court's Order On Firecrackers For Christmas And New Year
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The Central Pollution Control Board, in a notice to the District Magistrates of Ghaziabad and Noida, has asked THEM to ensure the enforcement of the Supreme Court’s (SC) order on burning of firecrackers on Christmas and New Year in order to keep a check on air pollution
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With A Meagre Score Of 4.7%, Gurgaon Fared Worst In Dealing With Pollution Complaints In November, Says CPCB

With A Meagre Score Of 4.7%, Gurgaon Fared Worst In Dealing With Pollution Complaints In November, Says CPCB
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While air pollution is still making people in Delhi-NCR breathless, local enforcement authorities fare poorly in tackling pollution violation complaints filed by the citizens
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Air Pollution Crisis: 1.5 Lakh Doctors Across India Pledge To Be Advocates For Clean Air

Air Pollution Crisis: 1.5 Lakh Doctors Across India Pledge To Be Advocates For Clean Air
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To highlight the ill-effects of air pollution and ask citizens, governments to work towards better air quality, Lung Care Foundation and Health Care Without Harm launched ‘Doctors for Clean Air’ campaign bringing together 1.5 lakh doctors across the country to advocate for clean air
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Air Pollution Crisis: As Air Quality Dithers Between ‘Poor’ And ‘Very Poor’, NGT Slaps Fine On Delhi Government

Air Pollution Crisis: As Air Quality Dithers Between ‘Poor’ And ‘Very Poor’, NGT Slaps Fine On Delhi Government
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National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs. 25 crore on the Delhi government for not curbing air pollution in the city as Delhi continues to face “very poor” air quality which may remain the same for the next two days as predicted by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR)
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