ENVIRONMENT

Minister urges students to help overcome plastic pollution

VINIT WAHI / NEW DELHI Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged school children to become environment protectors and help the government and society overcome the menace of plastic pollution. The Minister was addressing a gathering of over 10,000 school children here today, who had assembled to participate in Envithon – a mini-marathon, organised in … Continue reading Minister urges students to help overcome plastic pollution

Govt making efforts for all electric vehicles by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

AMN Union minister Harsh Vardhan said that Centre is making efforts to ensure that all vehicles in the country run on electricity by 2030. He was speaking to reporters today after a function in Mumbai where Maharashtra government signed Memorandum of Understanding with Tata Motors, Mahindra and EESL for supply of electric vehicles and charging … Continue reading Govt making efforts for all electric vehicles by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

Assam to adopt modern technology to save rhino poaching

The Assam government will adopt modern technology to prevent rhino poaching at the Kaziranga national park. Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that in a bid to keep round the clock vigil, drones will be deployed at the park. He further said that, apart from drones, modern gazette named as Electronic Eye will also be … Continue reading Assam to adopt modern technology to save rhino poaching

NGT asks Delhi, other states to respond to WHO report on most-polluted cities

AMN / NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal has asked Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Bihar to respond to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on 20 most-polluted cities in the world. According to the WHO global air pollution database, 14 out of the 15 most-polluted cities in the world in terms … Continue reading NGT asks Delhi, other states to respond to WHO report on most-polluted cities

Pollution causes 7 million deaths every year: WHO

AMN / Geneva Air pollution remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Latest estimate by world health body reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household … Continue reading Pollution causes 7 million deaths every year: WHO

India has Made Serious Efforts to Deal with Air Pollution’: Govt

Air Quality Data for 2017 & 2018 Shows Improvement in Air Quality PIB / NEW DELHI A section of the media has carried reports today, quoting a World Health Organisation study that has highlighted the problem of air pollution till 2016 and has inferred that 14 most polluted cities in the world are located in … Continue reading India has Made Serious Efforts to Deal with Air Pollution’: Govt

14 Indian cities among 20 most polluted cities in world

AMN Delhi and 13 other Indian cities are in the list of 20 most-polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, according to report prepared by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The air in Kanpur, Delhi, Varanasi, Patna and 10 other Indian cities is considered the most polluted according to data … Continue reading 14 Indian cities among 20 most polluted cities in world

WHO asks South-East Asian countries check pollution aggressively

14 Indian cities including Delhi in the list of 20 most-polluted cities in the world AMN The World Health Organisation (WHO) today called upon member countries in the South-East Asia region to aggressively address the issue of pollution. WHO said, pollution accounts for 34 per cent of the seven million premature deaths caused by household … Continue reading WHO asks South-East Asian countries check pollution aggressively

Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030 A Critical Need: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Vinit Wahi / New Delhi Emphasising the importance of land as a resource and the need to protect and harness its resources in a manner that does not adversely affect its health, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has underlined the critical need to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by … Continue reading Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030 A Critical Need: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

US on track to meet climate targets despite Trump: UN chief

WEB DESK   The United States is on track to meet the targets of the Paris climate agreement despite President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the accord. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that emissions-cutting plans put in motion by American businesses, regional governments and cities meant that the goals set by the former US … Continue reading US on track to meet climate targets despite Trump: UN chief

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