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The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Tanuj Mittal alleging falsification of emission readings by manufacturers of Mercedes Benz.
Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 312. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in February with an AQI 320.
The 50 CPCB teams will make extensive field visits from October 15 to February 28 next year and focus on hot spots where air pollution is aggravated, the environment ministry said. They will visit Delhi and NCR towns Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonepat in Haryana; and Bhiwadi, Alwar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
As governments ordered lockdowns to try to crush the first wave of COVID-19, CO2 emissions from transport, power and aviation plummeted, the international team of researchers said.
A three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi sought response from the Haryana government, state pollution control board (SPCB) and the NGO on whose plea the tribunal had passed the order.
COVID-19 biomedical waste could include PPE kits, masks, shoe covers, gloves, human tissues, items contaminated with blood, body fluids like dressings, plaster casts, cotton swabs, beddings contaminated with blood or body fluid, blood bags, needles, syringes etc.
In view of air quality in Delhi-NCR hitting poor level, a Supreme Court-mandated body Thursday announced implementation of graded response action plan (GRAP) from October 15 and a ban on the use of diesel generators, except for essential and emergency services in Delhi and the neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon.
The study, published in The Innovation journal, analysed key urban air pollutants, including fine particle matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3), across 3,122 counties in the US from January to July.
Sulphur dioxide is a poisonous air pollutant that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and premature death. In 2019, India emitted 21 percent of global anthropogenic (human-made) SO2 emissions, nearly double that of second-ranked global emitter, Russia.
The new study published Monday by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, or CSIRO, in Australia highlights how humankind’s use of plastics has seeped into the darkest depths of the world’s waters.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said, "PM2.5 is now becoming the lead pollutant instead of PM10 — a characteristic of winters."
PM10 levels in Delhi-NCR stood at 225 microgram per cubic metre (g/m3) at 10 am, which is the highest in over three months, according to CPCB data.
The petition contended that stubble burning contributes almost 40 percent of air pollution in Delhi.
Scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA, have found a low-cost, simple and effective way to deal with the problem of stubble burning, Arvind Kejriwal said.
The company has committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030, keeping 2017-18 as the base year. It is the first Indian and the third Asian pharmaceutical company to join the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for minimising environmental harm.
The Silverado Trail has long been a place of dreams for Napa Valley wine lovers as it winds gently through vineyards and on to Calistoga.
Many vaccines, including those against other coronaviruses such as H1N1, SARS-CoV and influenza, have seen usage of squalene -- a natural compound originally obtained from shark liver oil.
Air pollution typically worsens during the winter months from October to December.
In a rather innovative approach to tackle the menace, officials at a national park in Thailand collected garbage left behind by visitors, packed it up and mailed it to them
According to the report, river water samples from 387 monitoring locations were collected during the pre-lockdown period and 77.26 percent of them complied with the primary water quality criteria for outdoor bathing.
Responding to a query, Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo told the Lower House that for the 21 types of notified Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), an estimated 7.08 lakh tonne e-waste was generated in 2017-18, while the respective figures for the next two financial years were 7.71 lakh tonnes and 10.14 lakh tonnes.
Speaking via video link to the United Nations General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060
The federal government and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana have ensured that rice farmers can easily hire machines to dispose of the paddy stalks and straw, said the officials, who did not wish to be identified in line with government policy.
Despite a sharp decrease in carbon emissions due to the pandemic, the world remains on pace to warm several degrees this century, threatening poor and developing nations with the full gamut of natural disasters and displacements