Category: Environment

Yamuna river regains sparkle as virus lockdown banishes waste

NEW DELHI – The sparkle has returned to the Yamuna river flowing through India’s capital of New Delhi, residents say, after decades of filthy and stinking waters, matted with garbage and polluted with toxic effluent from industry. In a feat that eluded years of government cleanliness efforts, a […]

Protesters demand closure of LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh after toxic gas leak

VISAKHAPATNAM – Villagers placed the bodies of three victims of a deadly gas leak from an LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh at the gates of the site on Saturday, and demanded the factory be shut down immediately and its top management arrested. Toxic styrene gas spewed out […]

India issues guidelines for post-lockdown factory restarts after fatal gas leak

NEW DELHI – India has issued guidelines to ensure the safe restart of manufacturing facilities, after a weeks’ long nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus. The guidelines come days after a gas leak killed 11 people and hospitalised 800 others at a plant […]

NDMA issues guidelines for restarting industrial activities to avoid Vizag-type tragedy

New Delhi, May 10: In the wake of the gas leak at a factory in Visakhapatnam, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued detailed guidelines for restarting industries after the lockdown and the precautions to be taken for the safety of the plants as well as the workers. […]

Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study

Boston, Apr 8: Living in areas with higher levels of air pollution is associated with an increased risk of death from COVID-19, claims a study conducted in the US. The research is the first to look at the link between long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) — […]

Delhiites wake up to foggy morning, air quality moderate

New Delhi, Nov 30: A blanket of fog enveloped the national capital on Saturday morning with minimum temperature settling at 12 degrees Celsius. A MeT department official that relative humidity was 100 per cent at 8.30 am. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 24 degrees Celsius, he […]

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gases levels in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit a record high last year, the UN said Monday, calling for action to safeguard “the future welfare of mankind”. “There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, in greenhouse gas concentration in […]

Supreme Court concerns about rising air pollution

open view news desk The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India while sensing the urgency and emergency rising out of the worsening conditions of air pollution passed the judgment on 4-11-2019 and directed the State to take immediate measures to stop the menace of air pollution. The viewers can […]

Mothers-to-be fear for their unborn in smog-choked Delhi

Heavily pregnant Rachel Gokavi spends most days shut away in her New Delhi home, desperate to shield her unborn child from the toxic air blamed for soaring miscarriage rates and infant deaths. At a recent pre-natal class in the Indian capital, Gokavi and other expectant mothers shared their […]

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