7.2% OF DEATHS IN 10 MAJOR INDIAN CITIES DUE TO AIR POLLUTION: STUDY

Mon 15 July 2024: Some 7.2% of deaths reported in 10 major Indian cities are caused by air pollution, a new study said on Thursday. The study by The Lancet Planetary Health claimed significant associations between short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and daily mortality rates across multiple cities in India, which last year surpassed China as the world’s […]

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KEIR STARMER’S LABOUR GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS “ROOFTOP REVOLUTION” TO REDUCE ENERGY BILLS

Sun 14 July 2024: Keir Starmer’s Labour government has unveiled a plan to significantly expand solar panel installations on homes across the UK, aiming to address the climate crisis and reduce energy bills. Energy Secretary Ed Miliband announced the “rooftop revolution” initiative, which includes approving three major solar farms in eastern England that had previously […]

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JUNE HOTTEST ON RECORD, BEATING 2023 HIGH: EU CLIMATE MONITOR

Tue 09 July 2024: Last month was the hottest June on record across the globe, the EU’s climate monitor said Monday, capping half a year of wild and destructive weather from floods to heatwaves. Every month since June 2023 has eclipsed its own temperature record in a 13-month streak of unprecedented global heat, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said. “This […]

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RECORD-BREAKING HEATWAVE THREATENS OVER 130 MILLION ACROSS U.S.

Sun 07 July 2024: A persistent heatwave is endangering more than 130 million people in the United States, with record-breaking temperatures expected from coast to coast, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that temperatures could soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) in regions including the Pacific Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. […]

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INDIA’S TAMIL NADU USES AI TO PROTECT ELEPHANTS FROM TRAIN COLLISIONS

Sun 07  July 2024: In Tamil Nadu, India, a groundbreaking AI monitoring system has significantly reduced the number of elephant deaths caused by train collisions. Over the past decade, more than 200 elephants were killed on railway tracks, prompting a concerted effort to find a solution. In 2021, the tragic death of three female elephants […]

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WATCH | ASBESTOS: THE TOXIC MINERAL ENDANGERING MILLIONS IN INDIA

Fri 05 July 2024: Once used as an insulating material in buildings around the world, asbestos as been banned in more than 60 countries following the discovery that it causes deadly diseases. But in India, the world’s largest importer of the toxic mineral, millions of citizens continue to be exposed to asbestos. Research estimates more […]

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GIANT ANIMAL PUPPETS EMBARK ON EPIC JOURNEY TO HIGHLIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Fri 28 June 2024:  Life-sized lion and antelope puppets debuted in London, launching “The Herds,” a public art project symbolizing animals fleeing climate change effects on a 20,000-kilometre (12,400-mile) trek from central Africa to northern Europe. Created by the team behind the “Little Amal” project, these puppets will journey from the Congo Basin to northern […]

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FOSSIL FUEL USE, EMISSIONS HIT RECORD HIGHS IN 2023, INDUSTRY REPORT SAYS

Tue 25  June 2024: Global fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions hit record highs last year, even as renewables generated more energy than ever before, an industry report has found. Fossil fuel consumption rose 1.5 percent compared with 2022, while emissions increased 2.1 percent, the Statistical Review of World Energy report showed on Thursday.At […]

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SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY WEEK KICKS OFF WITH A FOCUS ON “MORE TASTE, LESS WASTE”

Fri 21 June 2024: The World Food Forum (WFF) on Tuesday announced a week of activities in restaurants worldwide, as part of the United Nations’ “Sustainable Gastronomy Day”, aimed at encouraging youth to reduce food waste. Named “Sustainable Gastronomy Restaurant Week” (SGRW), the one-week event is the first of its kind, built upon the theme […]

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