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Long-term exposure to air pollution can cause brain damage, say scientists

Apr 25, 2015

Long-term exposure to air pollution can cause brain damage, say scientists

Long-term exposure to air pollution can cause damage to brain structure and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults, say scientists. #Life #Environment #NewsTracker #science #Air pollution #Pollution #brain damage
Delhi HC appalled over govt's lack of concern about air pollution

Apr 24, 2015

Delhi HC appalled over govt's lack of concern about air pollution

The Delhi High Court on Friday said it was "appalled" over how bureaucrats are unconcerned over air pollution in the national capital and how cutting of trees could lead to worsening of the situation and called for some "radical" steps to address the issue. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #Pollution #Central Pollution Control Board
Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

Apr 15, 2015

Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

After a series of alarming reports on deteriorating air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and its counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have finally come up with a framework to curb pollution. #Delhi #MoEF #Delhi government #Prakash Javadekar #National Capital Region #Pollution in Delhi #Ministry for environment and forests
China set to overtake US as top cause of global warming

Apr 13, 2015

China set to overtake US as top cause of global warming

China is set to overtake US as top cause of global warming in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act. #United States #China #United Nations #Environment #climate change #didyouknow #Global warming
Legal costs, salaries and a drone: Why the govt froze Greenpeace India's bank accounts

Apr 11, 2015

Legal costs, salaries and a drone: Why the govt froze Greenpeace India's bank accounts

Reports now indicate that the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to freeze the accounts on the basis of an inspection report that claims Greenpeace was using funds to bail arrested activists, paying high salaries and keeping foreign consultants to aid in carrying out protests. #Legal #HowThisWorks #India #Environment #Ministry of Home Affairs #foreign funds #Greenpeace

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Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Aug 02, 2014

Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Figures from Karnataka show that for every three leopards poached, two come under vehicular traffic. And few of these killer roads pass through sanctuaries or national parks. #India #Environment #Animal welfare #Wildlife #Leopards
200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry
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