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CoP28 turns attention to potent Methane emissions

Context: Climate talks often revolve around reducing the most dangerous greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2). In the CoP28 meeting to be held in Dubai next week, along with CO2, the likely attention will be diverted to powerful heat-trapping emissions by Methane.  About Methane: Sources: […]

Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution

Context: The surge in nitrogen dioxide levels witnessed in certain areas of Delhi might be attributed to the increased Diwali-related traffic, exacerbating the city’s air pollution challenges. The recorded levels were four times higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards recommended 24-hour limit […]

India’s Green Hydrogen move may worsen pollution

Context: India’s green hydrogen move may worsen pollution if steps are not in place, says study. Green Hydrogen Green Hydrogen Standard National Green Hydrogen Mission Objective- “To make India the Global Hub for production, usage and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.”  Key […]

Northern plains of India is the most polluted region

Context: The University of Chicago has published the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) report for 2023. AQLI data emphasises that ambient particulate pollution poses the world’s greatest external risk to human health. Major Highlights: Air Pollution: Impacts of Air Pollution: Air pollution is one […]

AQLI report on pollution shortening Indian lives

Context: The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), estimates that fine particle pollution diminishes the average life expectancy of Indians by over five years. This comprehensive index, which links the longevity of individuals in over 200 countries to air quality, highlights that India is home […]

Coral bleaching

Context: Across the globe, unprecedented heatwaves have plunged both animals and humans into challenging circumstances. Among the affected creatures, corals stand out as exceptionally vulnerable. Corals Reefs: Symbiotic Relationship: It is defined as a close, prolonged association between two or more different biological species, […]

Particulate Matter Pollution

Context: A recent report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) highlighted that the particulate pollution is increasing in the cities of Rajasthan. About Particulate Matter: Particle pollution — also called particulate matter (PM) — is made up of particles (tiny pieces) of solids […]

India seeks leeway to plan shift to sustainable aviation fuel

Context: The 41st International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly adopted a long-term global aspirational goal (LTAG) for international aviation of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in support of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and reach net […]

Guardians of the Ganga: task force keeps a watchful eye on the river Ganga

Context: Recently, Under the Namami Gange initiative, over 4,000 volunteers actively combat littering and poaching in the river. Their efforts aim to preserve the river’s flora and fauna. Ganga Pollution Sources of pollution of Ganga River:  Issues Faced in cleaning Ganga River  • Inadequate […]

Understanding Waste to Energy Plants

What is it?  Why Waste to Energy? According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, there exists a potential of about:1700 MW from urban waste 1300 MW from industrial waste. As per Centre for Science and Environment nearly half of India’s waste-to-energy (WTE) plants […]

The High Seas Treaty

Once the treaty becomes international law after ratification by member countries, it will regulate all human activities in the high seas with the objective of ensuring that ocean resources, including biodiversity, are utilised in a sustainable manner, and their benefits are shared equitably among […]

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