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Plastic Waste: Trash Found Littering Ocean Floor In Deepest-Ever Sub Dive

Prior to Mr. Cameron’s dive, the first-ever expedition to Challenger Deep was made by the U.S. Navy in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,912 meters
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Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench to find plastic waste ...
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Yamuna Pollution: Glucose, Milk Poured Into Yamuna To Stress Crisis In Agra

As a token of gesture, they offered boxes of glucose and milk to “Yamuna Maiyya” (mother Yamuna) on the occasion of Mothers’ Day
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On the occasion of Mother’s Day, several members of the River Connect Campaign gathered around the Yamuna to express their concern over the almost ‘dead’ river ...
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As Air Pollution Becomes An Agenda In Elections 2019, Here’s All You Need To Know About The Crisis In India

As Air Pollution Becomes An Agenda In Elections 2019, Here’s All You Need To Know About The Crisis In India
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Air pollution, in recent years, has become India’s most prominent problem and the number one health concern and even though the government did employ measures to mitigate pollution in the past, people in many parts of the country are still gasping for air ...
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Air Pollution: Environment Ministry Forms Panel For Effective Implementation Of National Clean Air Programme

The NCAP was launched by the MOEFCC on January 10 this year as a time-bound national-level strategy to address the air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner
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The panel formed by the Environment Ministry will provide overall guidance and directions for effective implementation of the NCAP for each financial year ...
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Environmentalists Criticise ‘Patchy’ Recognition Of Air Pollution, Asks MPs To Be Pro-Active

Inadequate monitoring and insufficient data on poor air quality are primary reasons for limited understanding of the problem, the report said
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A recent report - Political Leaders' Position and Action on Air Quality 2014-19 - complied by Climate Trends, a communications strategy initiative, showed that MPs were not proactive in addressing air quality issues in their respective constituencies ...
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National Green Tribunal Directs Haryana Chief Secretary To Submit Report On Bandhwari Landfill Site

The NGT slammed the Haryana government and its civic bodies over the disposal of industrial waste and construction debris in the Aravalli forests along the Gurgaon-Faridabad road
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The National Green Tribunal’s direction came after the bench perused a report of a joint committee which said that the waste at the Bandhwari landfill site was being burnt resulting in air pollution ...
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Shift From Coal To Gas May Stabilise Climate Change, Suggests Study

It was found that natural gas power plants have both smaller short- and long-term impacts than coal power plants
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The study published in Nature Climate Change reaffirms the need to phase out coal in order to mitigate rising global temperatures and slow or reverse negative impacts of climate change ...
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World Earth Day: Here Are Nine Eco-Friendly Alternatives For Things You Use Every Day

World Earth Day: Here Are Nine Eco-Friendly Alternatives For Things You Use Every Day
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Here is a lowdown on things you can use to adopt eco-friendly lifestyle this World Earth Day and contribute your bit to the environment ...
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Cutting Household Fuel Use May Save 2.7 Lakh Lives Annually In India: IIT Study

Cutting Household Fuel Use May Save 2.7 Lakh Lives Annually In India: IIT Study
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A study conducted by IIT Delhi shows that air pollution in India can reach within the limits prescribed by National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by mitigating the use of household fuels ...
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Earth Day 2019: Climate Change Can Affect Food, Water Security, Say Experts

Lauding IIT-Mandi for hosting the workshop, Mr. Rajeevan said the Himalayas were one of the world’s sensitive hotspots to climate change along with the Artic region
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The Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi hosted an International Workshop on Climate Change and Extreme Events in the Indian Himalayan Region aimed at creating awareness about the phenomenon and its effects ...
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Supreme Court Asks Centre To Approve Composition For Green Crackers

Supreme Court Asks Centre To Approve Composition For Green Crackers
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The Supreme Court was hearing pleas of firecracker manufacturers including the Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers' Association, seeking permission to manufacture firecrackers using Barium nitrate, claiming that this would reduce the pollution to the extent of about 25 to 30 per cent ...
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Plastic Pollution: Indian Student Invents Robots To Clean Oceans And Help Farmers

Last year, Sainath collected nearly 2,500 kg of paper and 250 kg of plastics with the help of the robot
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Sainath Manikandan, a school student in UAE built the Marine Robot Cleaner that helps preserve the marine environment and Agriculture Robot that help reduce the labour of farmers ...
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