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Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal, 30-strong herd of dugongs spotted off Libong island
Business

Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal, 30-strong herd of dugongs spotted off Libong island

Human intrusion and marine pollution have made dugong sightings in southern Thailand rare in recent years.

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Two NGOs draft 'green manifesto', demand ban on cutting of trees, I-T rebate for using public transport
Politics

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Two NGOs draft 'green manifesto', demand ban on cutting of trees, I-T rebate for using public transport

Ahead of the Delhi assembly election, two environmental NGOs have drafted a "green manifesto" demanding a blanket ban on the felling of trees and income tax rebate for those using metro train and bus for travel

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019
science

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019

India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.

Five things to know about the plastic consumption, waste and recycling in India
science

Five things to know about the plastic consumption, waste and recycling in India

India's per capita plastic consumption is 11 kilogrammes as compared to 109 kilogrammes that the USA consumes.

India has long way to go on meeting climate goals, Narendra Modi's target 'unrealistic', say environmental experts
India

India has long way to go on meeting climate goals, Narendra Modi's target 'unrealistic', say environmental experts

It will take a long time before India achieves its Paris climate conference goals, environment experts said on Monday, terming as 'unrealistic' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on reaching the target set for 2030 in the next year and a half

Southeast Asian countries refuse to be garbage dumps, sending world's trash back
science

Southeast Asian countries refuse to be garbage dumps, sending world's trash back

On 1 January 2018, China closed its doors to almost all foreign plastic waste, as well as other recyclables.

Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur Municipal Corporation to open 'Garbage Cafe', collect plastic in exchange for food
India

Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur Municipal Corporation to open 'Garbage Cafe', collect plastic in exchange for food

AMC will open 'Garbage Cafe' within few days under which poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic. The initiative, however, drew harsh criticism from opposition parties. But locals are of the view that the city would become cleaner after the initiative is in place.

Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste
science

Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste

Scientists believe that farmers can use this technique to make diesel, to fuel their tractors, on their farms.

Assam school provides free education for 110 children in exchange for plastic waste
science

Assam school provides free education for 110 children in exchange for plastic waste

They use the plastic to make eco-bricks that are used for the construction of new school building, toilets, etc.

Plastic dumping in the East drops sharply as Asian countries ship waste back to exporters
science

Plastic dumping in the East drops sharply as Asian countries ship waste back to exporters

Malaysia & the Philippines are threatening to ship 60 containers each back to exporting countries.

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin; identifies 14 nations, including US, as perpetrators
World

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin; identifies 14 nations, including US, as perpetrators

Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich countries’ rubbish

Global warming affects Mt Everest, exposes 10 tonnes of garbage and human remains
science

Global warming affects Mt Everest, exposes 10 tonnes of garbage and human remains

Many people who climb the mountain pay very little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Over 25 state govts face Rs 1 crore fine for flouting NGT’s deadline for submitting action plans on plastic waste disposal
India

Over 25 state govts face Rs 1 crore fine for flouting NGT’s deadline for submitting action plans on plastic waste disposal

Over 25 state governments may have to pay environment compensation of Rs one crore each for not submitting their respective action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to the CPCB as the 30 April deadline

WWF sounds alarm after whale with 50 pounds of plastic in its stomach washes ashore
science

WWF sounds alarm after whale with 50 pounds of plastic in its stomach washes ashore

The female whale beached off the northern coast of Sardinia, within the vast Pelagos marine sanctuary.

New technique can turn quarter of the world's plastic waste into clean fuel
science

New technique can turn quarter of the world's plastic waste into clean fuel

The gasoline-like fuel made from plastic waste can be used in vehicles already on our roads today.

Recycling all the world's plastic could buy you Apple, Microsoft and the NFL
science

Recycling all the world's plastic could buy you Apple, Microsoft and the NFL

If an individual recycled all the world's plastic, they would be the richest person on the planet.

Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months
News & Analysis

Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months

The plastic barrier is intended to act like a coastline, trapping about 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic

TEDxGateway 2018: Raghu Rai, Shanta Rau Barriga, Gitanjali Rao, others share transforming ideas at 10th edition of the event
India

TEDxGateway 2018: Raghu Rai, Shanta Rau Barriga, Gitanjali Rao, others share transforming ideas at 10th edition of the event

One of the speakers at TEDxGateway 2018, photojournalist Raghu Rai said, “If journalism is the first draft of history then photo journalism is the witness to that history."

TEDxGateway 2018: From Raghu Rai to Shabana Basij-Rasikh, a look at the speakers at this edition
Life

TEDxGateway 2018: From Raghu Rai to Shabana Basij-Rasikh, a look at the speakers at this edition

Also speaking at TEDxGateway is Shabana Basij- Rasikh, the founder of HELA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort
science

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort

The effort aims to remove 50 percent of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' over five years.