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Half of all people fear the internet, a new study reveals

As we retrieve back to a less pandemic-infested world, we realize how digital technology was our reality. People are concerned about the dangers of its over-consumption. A Saudi-based cultural institute, Ithra, conducted a survey, which concluded that about half (44%) of all people are worried about the impact of internet and smartphone use on their health. Ithra, at the launch of their digital well-being program called Sync, announced their plans for an annual global summit, to take place in December.

New Method to Assess Health Impacts of Climate Change

Research drawing on hundreds of studies on air quality, climate change, agriculture, and public health has proposed a ‘systems lens’ or a scientific approach, to link the health risks to the ongoing environmental changes triggered by human practices. The research could aid in the identification of policies and solutions that have many environmental and human health benefits.

Production & Applications of Hydrogen Energy

As the push for climate control gains momentum, a novel fuel technology emerges. Hydrogen energy is by far the greenest and cleanest energy source. However, how green or how clean is dependent upon the process used to generate hydrogen. It is more efficient than hydrocarbons, the same quantity of hydrogen gas provides 2.5 times the energy of gasoline. The best advantage being that the only byproduct of burning hydrogen is water. Apart from helping in decarbonization, hydrogen energy holds the potential to become a viable option to replace fossil fuels and in achieving the ‘net-zero’ emissions target in the near future.

Earth Guardian Award won by Parambikulam Tiger Conservation

The Earth Guardian award was presented to the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve for its effort in promoting the conservation of Tigers. Situated in the Western Ghats of India in the state of Kerala, is a premier tiger reserve dedicated to species conservation.

Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav organizes virtual rallies for Tiger protection, across 51 reserves

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav started off tiger rallies in 18 tiger range States in 51 reserves of India on 2nd October. The demonstrations were part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' and celebration of Wildlife Week . The rallies will cover a distance of over 7,500 km in a period of seven days (2 October to 8 October) covering the diverse landscapes spread across India.

India to launch EDGAM and Escerts

India will be starting the Green day ahead market( GDAM) and trading of Energy saving certificates on power purchases. The green certificates will ensure more growth of the green market, invite more people in it and offer a price competition.

IIT Guwahati develops affordable and environment-friendly oil absorbing cotton

To address the environmental crisis caused by the marine oil spill, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, have developed a certain type of cotton. It is highly porous in nature and water repellent. The cotton composite material can selectively absorb oil from the oil-water mixture.

Indonesia’s COP26 reversal on deforestation met with protests

Many civilians have been staging protests in the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia against the ignorance of people's demands to end the ongoing deforestation. On Friday the rally was held following the Indonesian environment minister's criticism of a global plan to end deforestation by 2030.

Saudi Arabia’s attempt to recycle CO2 to go green

Saudi Arabia, which has been synonymous with petroleum, is shifting towards transforming the residue from oil production into more lucrative resources. They are aiming to drastically decrease the degenerative environmental impact in the process.

Trials of 5G smart city solutions begin in Pune; powered by Vodafone India and L&T

Vodafone Idea has collaborated with construction giant Larsen and Toubro in starting the trials of a 5G-based smart city plan for Pune. It will be part of the 5G trials on the government-installed 5G spectrum.

Maharashtra pledges to boost their climate action goals at the COP26 summit

Maharashtra government has signed several drafts to ramp up their climate action goals and made their presence at the Global Climate Conference COP26.

Covid Vaccine dose boosts mental health says US study

A recent study conducted by the University of Southern California's Centre for Economic and Social Research revealed that persons who got the first COVID vaccination jab showed positive improvements in mental health issues.

Punjab records stubble burning highest in 5 years

Satellite imagery data depicted a rise of 74015 in the farm fires between September 1 to November 16 in Punjab. This has been the highest since 2016. NASA's VIIRS-SNPP satellite reported the number of fires in 2016 as 84886.

Vedanta’s zinc smelter plant in south Gujarat faces backlash by Adivasi community

The tribal community residing in Gujarat’s Tapi district had organized a bicycle in October to spread awareness among people about the harmful repercussions of a zinc smelter to be established in Doswada village. Back in October, Vedanta Group’s Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government to set up the smelting plant, supposedly HZL’s largest. It is claimed to have a capacity of producing 300 kilo tonnes of zinc ingots a year. The ingots are used for galvanising steel for its protection from corrosion and for producing alloys.

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.

Delhi schools to remain in lockdown due to severe air quality

The Directorate of Education on Sunday announced that the schools will remain shut till further orders for the physical classes due to the worsening air condition in the capital.

Kolkata based firm to recycle 50,000-tonne e-waste by 2025

Hulladek Recycling Pvt. Ltd emerging out to be one of the fastest-growing e-waste management companies is planning to recycle 50,000-tonne e-waste by the year 2025.

Coal India accounts significant reduction in carbon emissions

Coal India (CIL) has announced that with the implementation of mechanised coal transportation and loading through coal handling plants (CHP)/Silos the organization have made significant progress in reducing carbon emissions & other harmful pollutants. The information is revealed in a study sponsored by CIL in two of its opencast mines.