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Richest one percent responsible for twice the carbon emissions than half of world's poorest population
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Richest one percent responsible for twice the carbon emissions than half of world's poorest population

With just 1C of warming so far, Earth is already battling more frequent and intense wildfires, droughts and super storms rendered more powerful by rising seas.

World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report
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World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report

Plastic production has increased around four percent every year since 2000 and the industry expects that rate of growth to continue, driven mainly by emerging economies.

Criminals profiteering off plastic waste, adding to polluting by burning them instead of recycling: Interpol report
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Criminals profiteering off plastic waste, adding to polluting by burning them instead of recycling: Interpol report

Illicit shipments of waste have surged towards South and Southeast Asian nations in the last two years after restrictions on imports were tightened in China in early 2018.

Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.

Environment ministry's draft EIA Notification leaves much to be desired; indigenous methods of planning, development needed
India

Environment ministry's draft EIA Notification leaves much to be desired; indigenous methods of planning, development needed

One needs to wonder whether the EIA as a mechanism is even functional to address India’s ecological concerns. Furthermore, if it does need a facelift, is the kind put forward by the government a move in the right direction?

Researchers 'accidentally' create sturddlefish — a hybrid of the sturgeon and paddlefish
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Researchers 'accidentally' create sturddlefish — a hybrid of the sturgeon and paddlefish

They tried to breed these fish in the lab as they both are endangered species and fortunately, their experiment yielded a result.

The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent
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The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent

China was the biggest contributor to e-waste with 10.1 million tonnes, second was US with 6.9 million tonnes and India third with 3.2 million tonnes.

Reusable face mask can kill Coronavirus using the heat from a mobile phone charger
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Reusable face mask can kill Coronavirus using the heat from a mobile phone charger

The new mask has a USB port that connects to a cellphone charger and heats the inner layer of carbon fibres to 70 degrees Celsius.

Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies
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Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies

Microplastics equivalent to123 million and 300 million plastic bottles rain down in America's western national parks and wilderness areas.

World Environment Day 2020: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches online portal to manage waste collection and disposal in state
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World Environment Day 2020: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches online portal to manage waste collection and disposal in state

On World Environment Day. the Andhra Pradesh government launched an online waste management platform, which will allow it to monitor all the industrial garbage generated in the state

World Environment Day 2020: Researchers find cleanest air on Earth, say region remains unaffected by human activities
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World Environment Day 2020: Researchers find cleanest air on Earth, say region remains unaffected by human activities

The boundary layer air is free from particles, called aerosols that are produced by anthropogenic activities or transported from distant lands.

World Environment Day 2020: From Save Western Ghats March to Narmada Bachao Andolan, these movements are aimed at creating awareness for nature conservation
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World Environment Day 2020: From Save Western Ghats March to Narmada Bachao Andolan, these movements are aimed at creating awareness for nature conservation

World Environment Day aims at raising awareness and generating political momentum around growing environmental concerns.

World Environment Day 2020: Cleaning India’s air pollution — damned if we do, damned if we don’t?
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World Environment Day 2020: Cleaning India’s air pollution — damned if we do, damned if we don’t?

Air pollution causes respiratory problems. Ironically, so might a too-rapid pollution clean up.

World Environment Day 2020: From causing infectious diseases to reduction in food sources, here's how biodiversity loss impacts us
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World Environment Day 2020: From causing infectious diseases to reduction in food sources, here's how biodiversity loss impacts us

Biodiversity loss has an indirect but vital impact on the climate, and the last few years have witnessed some of the greatest impacts of climate change on life.

World Environment Day 2020: From better air, water quality to wild animal sightings in cities, here's how COVID-19 lockdown affected environment
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World Environment Day 2020: From better air, water quality to wild animal sightings in cities, here's how COVID-19 lockdown affected environment

With World Environment Day falling on 5 June, here's looking at how the pandemic has affected the flora and fauna

Monsoon madness: COVID-19 is still active but India's large-scale extreme events are just around the corner
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Monsoon madness: COVID-19 is still active but India's large-scale extreme events are just around the corner

A “normal” monsoon does not guarantee there won't be floods and droughts across the country as everything about the monsoon is changing.

World Asthma Day 2020: Symptoms, management and precautions for exercise-Induced bronchoconstriction
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World Asthma Day 2020: Symptoms, management and precautions for exercise-Induced bronchoconstriction

Another way could be through exercises that require shorter bursts of energy as this could help in not inducing an asthma attack.

Earth Day: Wildlife are exposed to more pollution than we had previously thought
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Earth Day: Wildlife are exposed to more pollution than we had previously thought

Air, water, land and wildlife are tainted with thousands of chemicals, it's no surprise that this isn’t considered a threat as it should be.

Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic
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Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic

The ozone hole over the Arctic, less than 1 million sq. km, is much smaller than Antarctica's hole that can reach a size of 20 to 25 million sq. km.

Climate change could trigger catastrophic loss of wildlife around the world over the coming decades
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Climate change could trigger catastrophic loss of wildlife around the world over the coming decades

The study looked at the impact of rising temperatures, human activities like pollution and habit destruction and its effects on different species.