Category: Environment

Respiratory complaints among children spike as Delhi pollution worsens

NEW DELHI, Nov 17 – Worsening air quality in India’s capital New Delhi has led to a spike in chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma among children, and prolonged exposure to deadly pollutants could impair their cognitive development, doctors said. Pollution has been hitting dangerous levels across New […]

Indian capital’s dangerous air ruins return to school as pandemic curbs eased

NEW DELHI, Nov 8 – Many students in New Delhi stayed at home on Monday rather than return to reopened schools as a toxic smog shrouded the city. New Delhi has the worst air quality of any capital city but even by its standards the past few days […]

Thunberg joins London finance protest before climate summit

LONDON, Oct 29 – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joined protesters at a noisy demonstration outside the London offices of Standard Chartered bank on Friday to demand that financial institutions stop funding the extraction of fossil fuels. The diminutive face of the global climate protests appeared briefly on […]

India among 11 ‘countries of concern’ on climate change for U.S. spy agencies

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 – Afghanistan, India and Pakistan were among 11 countries singled out by U.S. intelligence agencies on Thursday as being “highly vulnerable” in terms of their ability to prepare for and respond to environmental and societal crises caused by climate change. In a new National Intelligence […]

Pollution likely to cut 9 years of life expectancy of 40% of Indians

NEW DELHI, Sept 1 – Air pollution is likely to reduce the life expectancy of about 40% of Indians by more than nine years, according to a report released by a U.S. research group on Wednesday. More than 480 million people living in the vast swathes of central, […]

Key takeaways from the U.N. climate panel’s report

Aug 9 – The U.N. climate panel has released its most comprehensive assessment of climate change yet. read more Here are some of the report’s main conclusions: HUMANS ARE TO BLAME – FULL STOP The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used its strongest terms yet to assert that humans are […]

EXCLUSIVE: Gas infrastructure across Europe leaking planet-warming methane

Summary Infrared footage shows methane emissions across Europe Smaller leaks and venting add up to a climate problem Upcoming EU rules to crack down on methane emissions BRUSSELS/LONDON, June 24 – The potent greenhouse gas methane is spewing out of natural gas infrastructure across the European Union because […]

Forecast: 40% chance Earth to be hotter than Paris goal soon

There’s a 40% chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said. A new World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next several years also predicts a 90% […]

Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna passes away

Dehradun, May 21:  Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna died of Covid-19 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh on Friday. Bhuguna breathed his last at 12.05 pm, AIIMS Director Ravikant said. He is survived by his wife Vimla, two sons and a daughter. The 94-year-old environmentalist known […]

New Delhi is world’s most polluted capital for third straight year – IQAir study

New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital for the third straight year in 2020, according to IQAir, a Swiss group that measures air quality levels based on the concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles known as PM2.5. India was home to 35 of the world’s 50 most polluted […]

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