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Several brands of honey in India are adulterated with sugar syrup finds CSE
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Several brands of honey in India are adulterated with sugar syrup finds CSE

"Honey samples from leading brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya, all failed the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) test," the study said.

Honey sold by major brands in India adulterated with sugar syrup, claims CSE report
India

Honey sold by major brands in India adulterated with sugar syrup, claims CSE report

The Centre for Science and Environment food researchers selected 13 top brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu who sell raw honey, to check their purity

India's renewable energy sector might fail to meet its 175 GW target by 2022: CSE report
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India's renewable energy sector might fail to meet its 175 GW target by 2022: CSE report

The stagnation in the sector is caused by auctions and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to rising costs and payment delays.

Over 70 percent of air quality monitoring stations are not collecting data: CSE report
India

Over 70 percent of air quality monitoring stations are not collecting data: CSE report

122 non-attainment cities have been asked to reduce particulate pollution by 20-30 percent by 2024 from 2017 levels.

CSE questions sustainability of Swachh Bharat Mission's public toilet initiative
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CSE questions sustainability of Swachh Bharat Mission's public toilet initiative

The group asked how will these toilets be kept functional and waste generated be disposed of efficiently.

Mumbai's chickens are host to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, pose serious health risk: Report
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Mumbai's chickens are host to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, pose serious health risk: Report

Daily feeding of antibiotics to poultry creates high resistance which directly affects human beings health.

Ozone pollution from Asia isn't well understood, but may be damaging Arctic plants
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Ozone pollution from Asia isn't well understood, but may be damaging Arctic plants

Like other greenhouse gases, ozone also affects how heat is reflected or absorbed near the Earth's surface.

COP24 Poland: UN chief Antonio Guterres to nudge climate negotiators on Paris rulebook
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COP24 Poland: UN chief Antonio Guterres to nudge climate negotiators on Paris rulebook

While UN Chief will have no direct role in the negotiations, his presence was expected to help nudge the talks towards a positive conclusion

Electric vehicles could arrest pollution in Delhi, but without ecosystem, AAP's plan may end up being another unfulfilled promise
India

Electric vehicles could arrest pollution in Delhi, but without ecosystem, AAP's plan may end up being another unfulfilled promise

If the AAP government is determined to seriously tackle the growing pollution menace in Delhi, it has to ensure developing an ecosystem without delay, so that the draft electric vehicle policy doesn't appear like another political announcement

Lack of subsidised PNG connection, poor waste management plan led to industrial shutdown in Delhi; long-term solution need of hour
India

Lack of subsidised PNG connection, poor waste management plan led to industrial shutdown in Delhi; long-term solution need of hour

Traders from Delhi’s Narela and Bawana sought subsidised PNG connection in a speedy manner to avert seasonal shutdown, reduce industrial pollution.

Kolkata has least vehicular emissions in 6 Indian mega-cities; Mumbai fares better on per-trip pollution level: CSE study
India

Kolkata has least vehicular emissions in 6 Indian mega-cities; Mumbai fares better on per-trip pollution level: CSE study

Kolkata has the least overall emission levels and energy used from urban commute among the six megacities in the country though it generates the third highest number of trips by vehicles due to its large population, according to a CSE report released on Friday.

Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts
India

Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts

Experts believe that long dry periods, especially during winter and the pre-monsoon period, caused by increased warming, is a significant factor for more forest fires.

CSE's Study on GM food is flawed and needlessly alarmist, states expert
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CSE's Study on GM food is flawed and needlessly alarmist, states expert

Currently, 96 percent of India’s cotton area is under Bt cotton.

Mumbai realises gravity of plastic menace during monsoon, says BMC; for ban to succeed, civic body needs to ensure people accept law
India

Mumbai realises gravity of plastic menace during monsoon, says BMC; for ban to succeed, civic body needs to ensure people accept law

The plastic ban undoubtedly has promise, and effective waste management, disposal and recycling can take us a step closer to bringing down pollution levels.

Cities get awards for cleanliness, but lack systems for processing, disposal and recycling of waste, says Centre for Science and Environment
India

Cities get awards for cleanliness, but lack systems for processing, disposal and recycling of waste, says Centre for Science and Environment

Cities were awarded under the Swachh Survekshan-2018 for their work on cleaning the city but not on how to process and recycle the waste, says CSE.

India fast-tracks clearance of industrial projects; activists worry speed may compromise quality of evaluation
India

India fast-tracks clearance of industrial projects; activists worry speed may compromise quality of evaluation

Environmental group Greenpeace says that construction sector, coal-fired power plant of India are contributors to rising levels of particulate matter in air.

Smaller indian cities better at managing waste than larger ones; East Delhi, South Delhi and Gurugram worst
India

Smaller indian cities better at managing waste than larger ones; East Delhi, South Delhi and Gurugram worst

Some of India’s smallest cities, such as Vengurla and Panchgani in Maharashtra, and mid-level cities, such as Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, are more efficient in managing waste compared to similarly populated or larger cities

Ozone pollution spikes in Delhi-NCR: Study by Centre for Science and Environment finds green areas to be more vulnerable
India

Ozone pollution spikes in Delhi-NCR: Study by Centre for Science and Environment finds green areas to be more vulnerable

Spike in ozone pollution has emerged as a rising threat for the already polluted Delhi and NCR with a new study finding "green areas more vulnerable".

Delhi government's plan to install carbon cutters gathers dust; project was aimed at curbing air pollution
India

Delhi government's plan to install carbon cutters gathers dust; project was aimed at curbing air pollution

A pilot project initiated by the Delhi government to control air pollution has failed to make any headway three months after its inception.