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UNEP: Leaded petrol eradicated from the world

According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe. Highlights UNEP highlighted, this milestone will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths and save over USD 2.4 trillion annually for world economies. This milestone was achieved century after doctors first issued warnings regarding the toxic effects of ..

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Climate Change to Increase Sea Level in Lakshadweep: Study

According to a study conducted to project different greenhouse gas scenario, Sea-level will rise around Lakshadweep Islands by 0.4 mm/year to 0.9 mm/year. Key Findings As per the study, worst possible inundation scenarios projected for Lakshadweep Islands are similar under different emission scenarios projected. All the islands in archipelago would be vulnerable to impact of ..

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Heat deaths due to Global Warming

Recently a study was conducted to calculate human cost of climate change. According to it, more than one-third of world’s heat deaths are related to global warming each year. Key Findings According to scientists, more people die from other extreme weather which increases due to global warming like storms, flooding and drought. They highlight, heat ..

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G-7 Nations pledge to accelerate efforts against Global Warming

Environment ministers from seven industrialised nations or G7 grouping agreed to accelerate efforts against global warming during a two-day virtual meeting hosted by United Kingdom, holding presidency of G7 currently. Highlights They also committed to stop government support for new coal-fired power plants by the end of 2021. Extended support to limit global temperature rises ..

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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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