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.
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 Earthâ€™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).
After this yearâ€™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.