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Air Pollution

Air Pollution: Introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, biological materials which cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, and cause damage to the natural environment is Air Pollution. The Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth’s ecosystems. ..

What are Green Crackers?

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic related situation and concerns regarding increasing pollution due to firecrackers during festive season, many states have imposed certain rules on fireworks in the year 2021. Highlights States have imposed either a complete or partial ban on firecracker sales. In these states, government has permitted the sale of ‘green crackers’ instead. What ..

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RMI India launch ‘Shoonya’ Campaign

NITI Aayog, in association with the RMI and RMI India, launched Shoonya campaign on September 15, 2021. Key Points Shoonya campaign is an initiative to work with consumers and industry in order to promote pollution-free delivery vehicles. This campaign was launched with the aim of accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in urban delivery ..

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September 7: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is observed every year on September 7. Highlights The day is facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In the year 2021, the day was observed under the theme– “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet”. Background This day was first established at the 74th session of the ..

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Study: India can save $1.2 Billion a Year by Shutting Old Coal Plants

A study says that by shutting down some old coal-burning power plants and allowing newer ones to run for longer hours India can save $1.2 billion per year. The study was conducted by Council on Energy, Environment and Water. (CEEW) Highlights The report says that India should quickly decommission inefficient coal-fired capacity of 30 gigawatts. ..

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Report: 99 of 100 cities with environmental risk are in Asia

A private firm Verisk Maplecroft has found that the Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues. This includes natural disasters and air pollution. Key Findings of the report Of the hundred most vulnerable cities, ninety-nine are located in Asia. Of the 100, around thirty-seven are in China and forty three are in India. ..

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