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Breathe Delhi, breathe!

Delhi has been having a hard time breathing these past few days. Post Diwali, the air quality of the national capital dipped so low that people had to wear masks, even at home.  Just this week, the Air Quality Index of Delhi reaches above 600. This means the air we breathe is harmful to us. […]

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11,000 scientists agree about climate emergency

Even the most intelligent have come together to declare a climate emergency. A new report by 11,258 scientists in 153 countries from a broad range of disciplines warns that the planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” and provides six broad policy goals that must be met to address it. The study, called the […]

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A breather for atmosphere

There maybe a breath of fresh air for environmentalists. Literally. A new technology can capture carbon dioxide from a stream of air, even if it’s very concentrated.  The researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US said that while most methods of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of gas required higher […]

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How ice age animals got extinct

Archaeologists have found new evidence that an extraterrestrial body crashed to Earth almost 13,000 years ago that caused the extinction of many large animals. This crash also led to human population decline. The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago, causing a period of extreme […]

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#HowDareYou ignore our future !

She’s become a global voice for environmental issues. The 16-year-old Swedish girl rocked the United Nations summit on Climate Change with her impassioned speech. Greta Thunberg confronted the world leaders by saying, “How dare you?” and condemned them for failing to take strong measures to combat climate change. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be […]

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Fancy a car-Free day?

More than 27 km of roads in central London were closed on Sunday as part of Car Free Day. Streets were shut around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London for the Reimagine event. The roads were used for yoga sessions, go-kart events and mostly just for lazing around.  A festival space on […]

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Meet Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg

She’s 12-year-old bubbly petite girl. But she’s at war, with plastic.  Lilly (aka Ralyn Satidtanasarn) has made it her mission to reduce the use of plastic in Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every single day. It is also the sixth largest global contributor to ocean pollution. Whether it’s for wrapping up […]

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Global Climate Strike: How’s that?

Thousands of children around the world would skip school and join in Global Climate Strike starting from today till September 22. Until now 13 cities across the country from Delhi to Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai have announced of the hosting of the event. Responding to the call of Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, the children […]

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Food for trash anyone?

A small town in the state of Chhattisgarh has stepped up to fight plastic menace. In a novel solution to not only solve waste management but also fight hunger, Ambikapur, has set up a ‘garbage cafe’.  ‘Garbage Cafe’ opened by Municipal Corporation of Ambikapur, will offer poor people and rag pickers free food in exchange […]

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Why should we save Aarey?

While the world has been crying hoarse over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, there’s an urgent environment cause closer home.  Mumbai is a city that never sleeps. Thousands of people come here everyday to earn a livelihood and stay back in the hope of a better future. The rising population has also burdened the […]

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