Category: Environment

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 […]

Faceplanting to fame: NZ livestream catches albatross in awkward landing

A livestream camera at a New Zealand nature reserve has caught a Royal Albatross making an awkward landing, with the video of the faceplanting now propelling the bird to fame. The video, shot at the Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve in Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, shows an […]

Air pollution led to around 54,000 premature deaths in New Delhi in 2020 -study

Air pollution caused an estimated 54,000 premature deaths in the Indian capital New Delhi last year, a higher toll than in any other big global metropolis, according to a study released on Thursday. The study by Greenpeace Southeast Asia Analysis and Swiss firm IQAir measured air quality by […]

World in denial on climate action five years after Paris accord, says Thunberg

STOCKHOLM – Five years on from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the world remains in denial over the actions needed to prevent catastrophic warming, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday. The deal was adopted on Dec. 12, 2015 by 196 countries but, so far, global […]

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 […]

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