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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.

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.

Air pollution, the ‘silent killer’ that claims seven million lives a year: Rights council hears

New York, Mar 5 (IBNS): Shifting to renewable energy could save up to 150 million lives by the end of the century amid concerns that six billion people regularly inhale air “so polluted that it puts their life, health and well-being at risk”, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Monday.

Freezing pollutants removes them from indoor air, study finds

London, Nov 11 (IBNS): An international study, involving Nottingham Trent University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, aimed to address the severe effect that hazardous outdoor air pollution – which is thought to lead to more than 3m premature deaths worldwide every year – was having on indoor air quality.

Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change: UN Environment

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): When it comes to helping green our world, organic mushrooms from the local market may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could help ween the world off its plastic addiction, by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks.

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

New York, June 9 (IBNS): From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for World Oceans Day.

India among top five nations with most pollution related deaths

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IBNS): India is among the top five nations with most number of deaths due to pollution.

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes

London, Dec 2 (IBNS): Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK.