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Businesses cannot deny climate change anymore, neither can management education
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Businesses cannot deny climate change anymore, neither can management education

On National Energy Conservation day, Tarun Anand stated that management students entering the corporate world are our biggest hope to make lasting climate action a reality

NGT allows Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, forms 12 member panel to ensure no damage is caused to environment
India

NGT allows Delhi-Dehradun Expressway, forms 12 member panel to ensure no damage is caused to environment

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said it finds it difficult to hold that there was no application of mind in appraisal by the Union Environment Ministry for granting Forest Clearance to the project

SC asks Centre, NCR states to implement panel's order to curb air pollution
India

SC asks Centre, NCR states to implement panel's order to curb air pollution

A 5-member enforcement task force has been set up to contain air pollution in Delhi and NCR and 40 squads would monitor the implementation of measures suggested by it to deal with pollution

'Deluge of waste': United States is world's biggest plastic polluter, finds report
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'Deluge of waste': United States is world's biggest plastic polluter, finds report

On average, every American generates 130 kilograms (286 pounds) of plastic waste per year, with Britain next on the list at 99 kilos per person per year, followed by South Korea at 88 kilos per year.

Farmers or stubble burning shouldn't be blamed for air pollution: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait
India

Farmers or stubble burning shouldn't be blamed for air pollution: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Tikait tweeted that the SC has also said it is not right to hold farmers responsible because only 10 percent of the pollution is caused by stubble and that too for one-and-a-half to two months

India vs New Zealand: 'We are here to play cricket’, KL Rahul dismisses pollution concerns ahead of 1st T20I
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India vs New Zealand: 'We are here to play cricket’, KL Rahul dismisses pollution concerns ahead of 1st T20I

Like Delhi, Jaipur's air pollution levels too rose after Diwali earlier this month. Jaipur reported very poor AQI levels on Saturday and smog enveloped the city even on Monday morning.

SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis
India

SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis

According to reports, the farmer stubble burning contributes only 4 percent of the pollution in the NCR region, which is termed 'insignificant' by the bench

Explained: What is thermal inversion and how it affects air pollution
India

Explained: What is thermal inversion and how it affects air pollution

It acts like a 'cap' on the upward movement of air from the layers below. That 'cap', which traps cold air under the hot air, acts like a lid and keeps smoke and other pollutants from rising into the atmosphere and dispersing

Fireworks led to major changes in pollution levels on Diwali, says Delhi Pollution Control Committee
India

Fireworks led to major changes in pollution levels on Diwali, says Delhi Pollution Control Committee

The sudden deterioration in Delhi's air quality this year can be attributed to extremely calm conditions, change in wind direction, and use of firecrackers

Why you should not judge my kids when they are bursting crackers tonight
India

Why you should not judge my kids when they are bursting crackers tonight

Diwali celebrations should not be muted just because we as a nation have failed to act against pollution

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt
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We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt

Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.

Red light on, gaadi off:  Delhi govt launches campaign to reduce vehicular emissions
India

Red light on, gaadi off: Delhi govt launches campaign to reduce vehicular emissions

Whenever you stop at the red light, turn off your car's engine. This will save fuel and also help reduce pollution, tweeted Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

CSIR-NCL, RIL manufacture useful moulded plastic components from COVID-19 PPE waste
India

CSIR-NCL, RIL manufacture useful moulded plastic components from COVID-19 PPE waste

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a substantial increase in demand for single-use plastic items such as PPE, masks, gloves, etc and their incineration adds to already high pollution levels

SAFAR: India's first framework for air quality forecast accepted globally, says project director Gufran Beig
India

SAFAR: India's first framework for air quality forecast accepted globally, says project director Gufran Beig

The framework, mandated under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) and developed under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, is being used to make air quality forecasts in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad

Anxiety in Sivakasi over Diwali norms in states as Delhi cracker ban hits peak season revenue
India

Anxiety in Sivakasi over Diwali norms in states as Delhi cracker ban hits peak season revenue

The firecracker industry is estimated to be around Rs 6,000 crore out of which Delhi National Capital Region's share is around 15 percent, that works out to Rs 900 crore

Cost of cleaning up plastic pollution around the world in 2019 amounted to $3.7 trillion: WWF report
World

Cost of cleaning up plastic pollution around the world in 2019 amounted to $3.7 trillion: WWF report

WWF said societies were "unknowingly subsiding" plastic, with their estimates for the lifetime costs of 2019 production equivalent to more than India's GDP.

Worsening US-China ties could impact cooperation over climate change, warns Beijing
World

Worsening US-China ties could impact cooperation over climate change, warns Beijing

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has said such cooperation cannot be separated from the broader relationship shared with the US

Can the same mask used against COVID-19, keep me safe from the wildfire smoke?
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Can the same mask used against COVID-19, keep me safe from the wildfire smoke?

Keep your house as protected from smoke as possible by keeping the windows closed and use a portable air cleaner.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy, says it promotes circular economy
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy, says it promotes circular economy

The policy will play a major role in removing unfit vehicles from roads in a scientific manner and modernise the vehicular population

EU to unveil tough rules to combat climate change, including plan to tax foreign firms
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EU to unveil tough rules to combat climate change, including plan to tax foreign firms

The proposals by the European Commission will cover everything from tougher caps on car pollution to new national limits on gases from buildings