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Break free from pollution, climate chaos and ‘biodiversity decimation’, UN chief urges

The UN Secretary-General has called for safeguarding Earth’s vital ecosystems from rampant pollution, worsening climate impacts and “biodiversity decimation”.

New round of talks on global plastic pollution treaty underway in Nairobi

Negotiators from around the world gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday for fresh talks over a landmark international treaty to combat plastic pollution.

North Lakhimpur district in Assam successfully clears 40 years of legacy waste

The North Lakhimpur district of Assam, India, has effectively cleared a massive accumulation of waste that had plagued the region for four decades.

New UN ‘roadmap’ shows how to drastically slash plastic pollution

Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80 per cent by 2040 if countries and companies use existing technologies to make significant policy shifts and market adjustments, according to a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released on Tuesday.

UNEP combats pollution, restores ozone and protects seas – UN chief tells 50th anniversary session

For 50 years, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has offered the world a way forward “based on a vision for a better, healthier Earth built on the pillars of international cooperation,” Secretary-General António Guterres told a landmark special session on Thursday, commemorating the agency’s golden anniversary.

Improving air quality ‘key’ to confronting global environmental crises

New York: With environmental events becoming increasingly interconnected, a new global report on air pollution published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday underscores that improved air quality is “key to tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste”.

9 Pro Tips That Pregnant Women Must Follow To Cope-Up with Kolkata's Pollution

During pregnancy, a woman has to take care of several factors so that she doesn’t end up hurting her or the child’s health. One such crucial aspect is air pollution, which can negatively impact their pregnancy. Everyone knows that the air quality in Kolkata has significantly deteriorated in the last few years. This has made it an unsafe city for pregnant women.

Cycles and other NMT will help reduce pollution and boost urban mobility in Kolkata, say experts

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengal Clean Air Network under SwitchON Foundation recently organised a stakeholder consultation on sustainable urban mobility in Kolkata.

Cooking pollution lingers longer in atmosphere: Study

London: Particulate emissions from cooking stay in the atmosphere for longer than previously thought, making a prolonged contribution to poor air quality and human health, according to a new study.

Exported used cars ‘dumped’ on developing nations, driving up pollution, UN warns

New York: Used vehicles exported from richer countries are contributing to increased air pollution in developing nations and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollution

New York: The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.

More evidence of causal link between air pollution and early death

Strengthening U.S. air quality standards for fine particulate pollution to be in compliance with current World Health Association (WHO) guidelines could save more than 140,000 lives over the course of a decade, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Weather forecast in India

Today, tropical monsoons influence the weather greatly. This can be seen especially clearly from mid-May to late summer. The comfortable temperature and dry air are replaced by torrential rains. Weather forecast in India for the near future: forecasters warn residents thatthenorth-east gusty wind will start blowing soon. Only in autumn it will become possible to enjoy pleasant sides of the subequatorial climate.

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions: Study

New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last - according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.

Global energy demand to plunge this year: International Energy Agency

New York/IBNS: The Covid-19 pandemic represents the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, with the drop in demand this year set to dwarf the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and result in a record annual decline in carbon emissions of almost 8 percent, International Energy Agency said.