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Preeti Kashyap

Antarctica heading for climate crisis if carbon emissions aren't cut
Business Standard

While U. S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials this week in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other side of the planet. New research shows it is Antarctica that may force a reckoning between the choices countries make today about greenhouse gas em more....

Homeless at home: Urbanisation bane for peacocks in Hyderabad
The New Indian Express

HYDERABAD: The peacock, our national bird, is the epitome of grace, pride and elegance. But rampant urbanisation in Hyderabad has put these beauties’ lives in jeopardy. Many have been abandoned from their natural environment and a few died as they had nowhere to go after their homes were razed to make way for concrete infrastructure. Rajenda more....

Forest dept arrests two for chinkara poaching
The Times of India

Pune: A group of patrolmen of the forest department arrested two persons late on Tuesday for allegedly poaching a chinkara in a forest in Indapur tehsil.The duo were apprehended with a chinkara carcass. Department officials said the two accused have been booked under relevant sections of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, and the Indian Fore more....

IEA Roadmap modelling its way out to remove emissions with tech
Down to Earth

Almost all the nearly 200 countries of the world have published their ambition to become net zero, the internationally agreed-upon goal for mitigating global warming in the second half of this century. This is a promising development overall. However, there is a wide gap between their ambition and their ability to fulfil their net zero pledge. T more....

Nitrate pollution in Krishna river a grave risk to kids: NGRI study
The Times of India

HYDERABAD: The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) has stumbled upon the presence of high levels of nitrate in groundwater in upper Krishna river basin in Telangana, posing a grave risk to children’s health. NGRI scientists warned that infants and children are at higher risk owing to nitrate ingestion through drinking water. Resear more....

Karnataka: Segregation & disposal is focus of Covid waste plan
The Times of India

BENGALURU: In new guidelines, the Central Pollution Control Board has mandated that a separate colour-coded pedal bin be used and waste such as masks and gloves properly segregated as per Bio Medical Waste Management Rule, 2016 and CPCB (Central Pollution Control Zoard) guidelines in wards where Covid-19 patients are being treated / diagnosed. A more....

Pharmaceuticals, beauty products add to pollution in Bengaluru’s water bodies: Study
Hindustan Times

Bengaluru: A new research paper that studies the impact of pharmaceutical and personal care products released into Bengaluru’s water bodies states that the risk of side effects to aquatic life and humans, who consume it indirectly, are increasing. The study, conducted between the monsoon period in October 2018 and pre-monsoon period in Februar more....

Scientists launch tool to detect bleaching of coral reefs in near real time
The Guardian

Scientists have launched a world-first system to detect in almost real time the bleaching of the planet’s coral reefs that are under severe threat from global heating. The developers of the new tool, which has been four years in the making, claim it can allow anyone to check if reefs known to be under heat stress have actually started to bleach. more....

Covid-19 pandemic sets new recycling challenge: face masks
Live Mint

Researchers in Australia want to transform single-use Covid masks into road material. In the United States, the protective gear is recycled into benches. And in France, they are reborn as floor carpets for cars. Used to curb the spread of Covid-19, masks are exacerbating another pandemic: plastic pollution. Around 129 billion disposable masks more....

Banking on biogas for safe environment
The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: There are many who may have you believe that the burden of ‘reversing’ climate change and environmental degradation is down to the hapless individual cutting down on meat, choosing organic, giving up fast fashion. As opposed to giant corporates abandoning fossil fuel and the global one per cent stepping off their high horse. Despite thi more....

COVID-19 effect: Public concerns about environment have risen
Down to Earth

There has been a ‘dramatic increase’ in the number of people concerned about the environment in the past five years, especially after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic was declared, according to a new research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The research by EIU, commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), showed a 16 more....


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