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India and US to raise $100 billion to combat the climate crisis

India in partnership with the US will raise $100 billion annually from public & private sector sources to tackle the climate crisis.

More plant-based food and less meat could reduce greenhouse gases by 17 per cent: AMS and Royal Society Study

A report published by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society suggested that eating more plant-based food and less meat could boost life expectancy and reduce greenhouse gases by 17 per cent.

A new app to reward you for having a healthy lifestyle

The UK government has announced a new app that will reward users for having a healthy diet & a physically active lifestyle. Underlying the importance of physical health, the interesting initiative aims to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Luxury hotel in Riyadh facing backlash on the depletion of Red Sea corals

Saudi Arabia's Four Seasons Riyadh is an iconic tower of the Middle East. Currently, the country has been pushing to expand their tourism industry, and constructing a resort city called Neom over the coast of Red Sea. It will be called Hotel 12, for European clientele and Ummahat AlShaykh in Arabic.

Cheaper & Efficient Green Hydrogen Production

Researchers at Australia’s Curtin University claim to have discovered a cheaper and more efficient method of producing Hydrogen energy. The research team originally set out to explore an alternative to precious metal catalysts which are used to speed up the electrolysis reaction. They found that using an ion diffusion-induced doping strategy to nickel and cobalt to previously ineffective catalysts enhanced their performance.

E-waste Management: A Necessity of Contemporary Times to Reduce Carbon Footprint.

E-waste is a growing concern & its management by recycling & reduction is critical. Government policies & laws are needed to make e-waste management a norm

India switching to Ethanol blended fuel

Vehicular pollution is one of the biggest contributors to air pollution in urban areas of India. Car sales are projected to almost triple in quantity by the year 2025 and of the 15 most polluted cities in the world,13 are in northern India; the contribution of vehicle pollution to the toxicity of air cannot be undermined. Although steps have been taken by auto manufacturers to curb pollution such as changing the exhaust systems of internal combustion engines, switching to electric vehicles, bio fuels and to hydrogen powered vehicles in coming years. The technology however isn't ready, it isn't economically viable for mass production and it will not be affordable for the average consumers in India.

Cairo: Host of COP27 is Struggling with Poor Air Quality

Egypt is set to host this year’s UN climate conference COP27, in November. Cairo– the capital of Egypt has constantly ranked low in air quality rankings. The PM 2.5 concentration in the air according to the WHO should not be more than 5 mg per meter cube, in Cairo it’s 72mg per meter cube according to Global Ambient Air Database.

The Russia - Ukraine Conflict will End in an Evnironmental Catastrophe

The Russia–Ukraine conflict, apart from being a failure of diplomacy and a humanitarian crisis is also turning out to be an environmental disaster. It’ll pollute the air, water and soil of the cities that are affected and surrounding areas.

Kolkata Second Most Polluted Metro City in India

Kolkata has ranked 2nd in the list of most polluted metro cities in India, it is the 60th most polluted in the world, in IQ Air’s World AIr Quality Report. The major pollutant is PM 2.5 which is also considered to have the worst effect on lungs since it cannot be filtered due to its small size, the concentration of PM 2.5 has been reported to be 12 times higher than what is considered safe by UN standards.

Pune based startup preventing stubble from burning

A Pune based startup, BioFuelCircle has created an online marketplace by creating a supply chain for biomass and biofuel. The digital marketplace allows farmers to get in touch with industrial producers involved in Biomass & Biofuel production with stubble.

Carbon Emissions from Aviation

Air travel today is the prefered means for passenger and freight transport around the globe owing to its fast pace. It has made possible physical commodities’ exchange faster and easier, delivering to faster realization of globalization tenets. Air travel, similarly, has become an innate part of the global business environment, for the global workforce. Along with that, it is also prefered means of transport for travelers for domestic, leisure, medical and other reasons.

Carbon Emissions from Aviation

Air travel today is the prefered means for passenger and freight transport around the globe owing to its fast pace. It has made possible physical commodities’ exchange faster and easier, delivering to faster realization of globalization tenets. Air travel, similarly, has become an innate part of the global business environment, for the global workforce. Along with that, it is also prefered means of transport for travelers for domestic, leisure, medical and other reasons.

Air pollution cutting short lives by 10 years

Human-induced activities in every sector are currently affecting the environment in one way or the other. Developmental projects and rapid urbanization are resulting in rising emissions around the world and have worsened the Air Quality Index (AQI) across the world.

India lost 2.3 million lives from pollution in 2019 says Lancet study

According to a new Lancet study, more than 2.3 million Indians died prematurely in 2019 making it the highest among the other countries. The latest Lancet Commission on pollution and health report laid out some shocking numbers highlighting that about 9 million people lost their lives due to pollution.

Delhi records the lowest AQI levels in July in the last 5 years

The data of the Central Pollution Control Board highlights that the air in Delhi is the cleanest after 2016 in the month of July this year. According to the CPCB, the AQI in Delhi was in the 'moderate' category for five days in July this year. On the other hand, not a single AQI has reached the 'poor or very poor' category so far this month.

Delhi tops the list of the world’s most polluted cities

A new report published by the State of Global Air Initiative of the Health Effects Institute (HEI) reveals that the air quality in Delhi is the worst compared to more than 7,000 cities across the globe.

Delhi government plans to invest $600 million to curb air pollution

The national capital Delhi has planned to invest about $600 million in climate action projects to curb the city’s air pollution. The report published by Bloomberg highlights that the state is going to boost the electrification of its public transport to lower the AQI levels.

Global Standards on Bamboo Products

Global plastic accumulation reached 8.3 billion tonnes since the 1950s (UNEP, 2019). In the efforts to decarbonize our society and economy, Bamboo can play a major role against climate change, rising as a valuable sustainable resource. It can be used in construction, can replace plastic in daily-use products, while providing a robust economic framework for farmers and in sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere.