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  • Key Himalayan rivers could witness the reduced flow due to global warming: UN Chief

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that key Himalayan rivers such as the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra, which are all vital to India, may witness reduced flows as glaciers and ice sheets recede owing to global warming in the coming decades.

  • NGT asked the Gujarat govt to allocate Rs 2100 cr to curb river pollution

    The NGT has instructed the Gujarat government to set aside Rs 2,100 crore in a separate ring-fenced account for capacity building or the establishment of new sewage treatment facilities, wherever necessary, to cope with the state's rising untreated sewage waste that is being discharged into rivers.

  • India's Total Renewable Energy Capacity Reaches 168.96 GW Mark

    R K Singh, Union Minister for Electricity, New and Renewable Energy addressed the parliament on Tuesday and highlighted that the total installed renewable energy capacity in India will reach 168.96 GW by the end of February 2023.

  • India to face severe water shortage by 2050 says new UN report

    The worldwide urban population suffering water shortages is estimated to grow from 933 million in 2016 to 1.7-2.4 billion people in 2050, according to a landmark UN research released on Tuesday.

  • IIT-Guwahati dropout establishes India’s first bio-refinery to treat e-waste

    Against all odds, IIT-Guwahati dropout Anant Mittal (25) has prepared one of India's first bio-refineries for the extraction of valuable metals from electronic trash (e-waste). The demonstration facility, which is being built in a commercial building in his hometown of Roorkee, can now process 150 kg of e-waste per day and is awaiting commercialization. Anant has decided to discontinue his BTech (civil engineering) studies in 2020 in order to focus more attention on his drone projects. His business, RacerFly, has already configured South Korean and Chinese drone components to provide the most market-suited drones in India.

  • BMC forms a special committee to control air pollution in Mumbai

    A seven-member group chaired by Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburbs) Dr Sanjeev Kumar has been formed to address air pollution in Mumbai. Dust control measures will be aggressively enforced in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) jurisdiction from April 1, 2023, and offenders will face severe penalties.

  • Scientist discovers a 'zombie virus' amid melting permafrost in Arctic

    Warmer temperatures in the Arctic area are melting decades-old ice, and a scientist looking for infectious particles in permafrost has discovered "zombie viruses." According to CNN, the particles were discovered in soil samples from Siberian permafrost by Jean-Michel Claverie, an Emeritus professor of medicine and genetics at the Aix-Marseille University School of Medicine in Marseille, France.

  • India on top in green energy sector among developing countries

    India has been the epicentre of climate preservation and environmental sustainability from time immemorial. A considerable body of folklore literature and practices aimed at adopting a holistic perspective of natural resources continue to serve as the stable basis upon which the mainstream narrative of Indian society is created.

  • The West despite being blanketed in snow, its water problems are far from over yet

    Over a week, nearly 12 feet of snow fell in parts of the central Sierra Nevada. The Brighton ski resort website in Utah put it succinctly: "Best. Season. Ever." Last week, rare blizzard warnings were issued in Southern California.

  • A new innovation for removing CO2 from the atmosphere seems like the future

    Scientists have proposed a new method for sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the sea. According to the authors, this novel approach captures CO2 from the atmosphere up to three times more efficiently than existing methods. The warming gas can be converted into bicarbonate of soda and safely and cheaply stored in seawater.