January 26, 2021 01:33 (IST)
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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.

Blueprint launched to manage Earth’s fragile peatland carbon sinks

New York/IBNS: A blueprint for how countries can keep carbon in fragile land-based carbon sinks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been unveiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

USC study connects air pollution, memory problems and Alzheimer’s-like brain changes

Washington/IBNS: Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer’s-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air, according to USC researchers.

After this year’s Climate Action Summit, what happens next?

New York: People across the world need to embrace “fundamental change” in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit.

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis

New York, June 4 (IBNS): Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.

Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may hit fundamental cognitive abilities: Study

Barcelona,June 1 (IBNS): A growing body of research suggests that exposure to air pollution in the earliest stages of life is associated with negative effects on cognitive abilities. 

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

New York, May 12 (IBNS): Saturday marked World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem.

Teenage psychotic experiences more common in areas with high air pollution: Study

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): Research from King’s College London provides the first evidence of an association between air pollution and psychotic experiences in adolescence.