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European Union bans Export of Plastic Waste to poor countries

The European Union recently announced that it is to completely ban the exports of unsorted plastic to poor countries. The new rules of the European Union will amend the 2006 Waste Shipment Regulation. The new rules are to ban the exports to less industrialised nations outside OECD. Highlights The new rules are a part of ..

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Air Quality Commission’s Directions on Piped Natural Gas (PNG)

The Air Quality commission recently directed all the industries in the National Capital Region to switch over to Piped Natural Gas. Also, the commission provided a set of other directions. The twenty-member Commission was formed by Ministry of Environment. Air Quality Commission Directions The commission directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to inspect and identify ..

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New Population of Blue Whales in Western Indian Ocean

The scientists have recently found evidence that there exists a new population of Blue Whale in the Western Indian Ocean. This population is being discovered for the first time. Echolocation Whales produce low frequency sounds. These sounds are in the audible range of Humans. However, humans can hear only part of the sounds. The whales ..

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Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Big Island

The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii’s Big Island recently erupted after an Earthquake that struck the region. The epicentre of the earthquake was located beneath the Kilauea Volcano. About Kilauea Volcano The Kilauea volcano was last active in 2018 due to an earthquake. Mt Kilauea is the second youngest volcano of the Hawaiian hotspot. It is ..

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IUCN: 11% of Indian sharks, rays and chimaeras face high risk of extinction

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently found that Sharks, Rays and Chimeras are facing high risk of extinction. The Shark Specialist Group held an assessment in the Exclusive Economic Zone and found that out of 170 species of Sharks found across the oceans of the country, 19 are facing extinction. Around 11% of ..

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