Environment

India’s rising temperatures already deadly, study shows

India’s rising temperatures already deadly, study shows

Heat-related mortality may increase as 25 percent of country’s total population lacks access to electricity India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5C, a study shows. The average […]

UN chief warns oceans ‘under threat as never before’

UN chief warns oceans ‘under threat as never before’

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first-ever UN conference on oceans with a warning that the seas are “under threat as never before” with one recent study warning discarded plastic rubbish could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. The UN chief told presidents, ministers, diplomats and environmental activists from nearly 200 countries on Monday […]

Bengaluru, Shamed By Frothing Lake, Summons International Help

Bengaluru, Shamed By Frothing Lake, Summons International Help

Bengaluru’s lakes have turned into showstoppers for reasons the city should be ashamed of. The two largest ones – Bellandur and Varthur – have, in the last 20 years, frothed, foamed and burst into flames, the result of relentlessly being forced to accommodate toxic chemicals and untreated sewage. Today, experts from Britain and Israel visited […]

Pollution That Kills One in Four Children

Pollution That Kills One in Four Children

A new report from the World Health Organization found that nearly a quarter of children under five die from preventable environmental conditions By Sarah Gibbens PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2017 A girl wading through mountains of trash; a boy up to his neck in toxic waters—these photos show just some of the children exposed to potentially […]

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