Many retailers have started charging money for plastic bags if not ban them outright and this has had a positive impact, but it is not enough when we look at the larger picture. A mere shift from plastic to paper won’t help the environment.
To cut down on exertion, Singh and his wife started carrying ‘Kokcheng’ (traditional, local bamboo baskets) to the market, which helped them fight plastic pollution too.
Several studies indicate that coal is losing its charm in India. The global trends indicate that global capital is fleeing coal. In such a scenario, is it a smart move for India to open commercial coal mining to 100 per cent FDI?
The 16-year-old has delivered a speech twice at the UN Climate Action Summit, and has been nominated for a Nobel Prize
Both Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Green Party chief Elizabeth May will also be joining in the march.
One reason behind the ignorance could be that nearly 67% and 55% of students from colleges and schools, respectively, do not take part in such drives.
Carbon dioxide level, which should not cross the 750 ppm (parts per million) mark, was found to be 3,900 ppm in several households
Instead of coming to the UN with concrete plans to cut emissions to net-zero, rich countries and large emitters such as the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil skipped the New York summit, while others practically came empty-handed to the table.
Thunberg, who is not exactly known for her docile demeanor, did not let Trump have the last laugh and resorted to some subtle, mature trolling
The Union minister for Jal Shakti said proper segregation and recycling is the only solution to the environmental risk posed by plastic waste.
The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), has cautioned that warming of oceans will increase the frequency and severity of climatic events like cyclones in India.
Netizens were touched by Modi's gesture of dedicating the award to 130 crore Indians and dubbing it a people's movement
The tribunal directed them to submit a factual and action taken report in the matter within a month by e-mail.
As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even before they spoke, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shamed them over and over for their inaction: "How dare you?"
India can consider a better investment of its disaster relief funds by buying premiums from insurers for vulnerable regions and thereby reducing the accumulation of public debt.
The comments came after the UN agency released a report on September 22 showing that the period from 2015-2019 is set to be the warmest five-year period on record, rising by 0.2 degrees Celsius over 2011-2015.
He said the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in weather forecasting is growing.
On a question about nuclear power, Antonio Guterres said that for some countries, nuclear energy is an important tool in their efforts to become carbon neutral, and the UN has to respect that option of those countries.
If and when the ban is implemented, it could affect close to 10,000 plastic manufacturing units. There is a high possibility that about 400,000 people working in these units could find themselves jobless.
The cabinet gave its approval to the policy at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel questioned the maintainability of the plea and "dismissed it as withdrawn".
The board's order was issued considering violation of environmental laws in six wells of the state-owned energy behemoth in Assam.
The tribunal directed the applicant NGO to furnish a set of its application and other relevant papers to the CPCB and file an affidavit of the service of its documents to the CPCB in a week.
The government, he said, was trying to build "good quality synergy" in terms of research work at various laboratories which, he added, was lacking earlier.
Banning single-use plastic will hurt a large part of existing investments in machinery and impact jobs in the plastics industry, but future costs of removing all single-use plastics accumulating in the environment will most certainly be higher than the costs of allowing this polluting industry to grow today.