Environment

As Delhi Continues To Choke, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan Says Situation Not As Bad As Bhopal Gas Tragedy

As Delhi Continues To Choke, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan Says Situation Not As Bad As Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Even as Delhi breathes toxic air tantamount to smoking 50 cigarettes every day, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan continues to assert that it is no ’emergency’. Emergency, he believes, was the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. “You see, what happened in Bhopal when there was a gas leak and hundreds of thousands of people fell acutely sick […]

Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity

Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity

In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans had pushed Earth’s ecosystems to their breaking point and were well on the way to ruining the planet. The letter listed environmental impacts like they were biblical plagues — stratospheric ozone depletion, air and water pollution, the collapse […]

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 […]

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