Environmental activists pile up 6 lakh cigarette butts to raise awareness on pollution
David Figueira, who participated in the project, urged people to discard the cigarette butts in designated bins or use pocket ashtrays, rather than littering them on the ground.
Japan proposes to cut auto carbon emissions by 50 % in draft G-7 statement
According to the International Energy Agency, carbon dioxide emissions from road vehicles such as cars accounted for some 17% of global energy-related carbon emissions as of 2020.
Explained: The countries putting a brake on cars with internal combustion engines
The 27-nation bloc joins more than a dozen other nations which have set deadlines for ending sales of new cars with internal combustion engines (ICE), which emit toxic gasses that are a major driver of climate change
'All this rubble': Turkey fears rising levels of pollution after earthquake leaves hazardous waste
In total, more than 118,000 buildings were destroyed or severely damaged by the earthquake, which killed more than 42,000 people in Turkey, and nearly 46,000 in total including neighbouring Syria
Brazil scuttles decommissioned aircraft carrier in Atlantic despite pollution concerns
The decision to scuttle the six-decade-old Sao Paulo, announced Thursday, came after Brazilian authorities had tried in vain to find a port willing to welcome it
Explained: 3 ways countries can make single-use plastic bans more effective
Single-use plastic bans can inspire wider changes to social systems. But without planned access to alternatives, a phased introduction, and efforts to nurture public support, product bans have a limited effect on plastic pollution
Desolation of Smog: Why Mumbai’s air quality is now worse than that of Delhi
Over the past few days, Mumbai’s air quality index levels have been higher than Delhi’s. Construction activities coupled with a change in wind patterns has left the financial capital gasping
Explained: Why climate activists deflated tyres of 900 cars across eight nations
The aptly-named Tyre Extinguishers, who claim to be defending themselves from climate change, pollution, and unsafe drivers, say they have pulled off ‘the biggest coordinated global action against high-carbon vehicles in history, with many more to come’
Delhi's air quality remains in 'very poor' category, AQI at 3O9
In view of the CAQM to revoke GRAP stage 4, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai, earlier on 7 November lifted various bans, imposed earlier, including the ban on the entry of trucks into the national capital
Delhi's air quality still remains in 'very poor' category
The National Capital Region (NCR) also continued to witness bad air as Noida also registered very poor air quality with an AQI of 341 while Gurugram's AQI stood at 324 and continued to remain in the 'very poor' category
Supreme Court to hear PIL on air pollution on 10 November
A bench comprising Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi took note of the submissions of lawyer Shashank Shekhar Jha, who has filed the PIL in his personal capacity, that the air pollution situation has worsened due to stubble burning in areas close to Delhi
Bad air days in Delhi-NCR: As GRAP stage IV comes into force, what is permitted and what is not?
As pollution chokes the Capital, the Commission for Air Quality Management on Thursday decided to implement measures under stage IV of the Graded Response Action Plan. It places a ban on trucks and construction and demolition activity
Airpocalypse Now: What was the Great London Smog of 1952? Can it happen to Delhi?
While London has a history of smog that goes back to the 13th century, the smog of 1952 was extraordinary which left as many as 4,000 people dead. During the period, 1,000 tonnes of smoke particles, 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 140 tonnes of hydrochloric acid were emitted
Delhi wakes up to thick smog, air quality index dips to 'severe'
Delhiites woke up on Thursday to a thick envelope of smog as air quality in the national capital and in adjoining regions, dipped into severe category again.
Delhi air pollution: Govt forms 586 teams to ensure implementation of ban on construction, demolition work
Wind speed and direction will become unfavourable from 1 November which will push the air quality index into the 'severe' category. The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has directed authorities in NCR to implement curbs, including a ban on construction and demolition activities
Delhi's air quality plunges to 'very poor' category
The capital witnessed a clear morning on Friday with the minimum temperature settling a notch below normal at 14.6 degrees Celsius
Delhi's air quality slightly improves, but still remains under 'poor' category
Delhi had recorded 'very poor' air quality on Tuesday after residents in many parts of the capital flouted the ban on firecrackers on Diwali night
Toxic chemicals banned by Supreme Court found in firecrackers in Mumbai
Test by the Awaaz Foundation revealed the presence of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, sulphur, barium and chlorine in firecrackers
Delhi: Bursting crackers on Diwali can now land you in jail, here's why
In September, the Delhi government re-imposed a complete ban on the production, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers till 1 January, including on Diwali, a practice it has been following for the last two years
Dreams up in smoke: Why effigy makers are struggling this Dussehra
The COVID pandemic, increasing levels of pollution and the ban on crackers have led to a decrease in demand for effigies, making it tougher for the artisans