Marine plastic pollution is a major threat to the planet.

Marine pollution: Annual plastic waste flows into water bodies could top 53 mt

Renewed efforts to mitigate plastic pollution may fall short of requirement, says a study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Read more »
climate change, global warming and air pollution

Different strokes: Decoupling government policy on air pollution and climate change

Can same policy measures address the twin challenges of air pollution and climate change effectively? A new study provides the answer. Read more »
snow cover over Arctic ice

NASA maps to help measure snow cover over Arctic ice

The new maps will help scientists with routine, widespread data to detect variations throughout the year. Read more »
New coronavirus transission through drinking water

How safe is drinking water in times of Covid-19

Dutch scientists have detected the presence of the new coronavirus in sewage waters, highlighting the need to develop effective monitoring systems against coronavirus outbreaks. Read more »
Arctic ozone layer

Huge ozone hole over Arctic baffles scientists

Three times the area of Greenland, the ozone hole covers most of the central Arctic; no reason to worry yet, say scientists. Read more »
ozone layer above Antarctica

Earth’s ozone layer is healing due to human action, says study

The success in reversing the damage to ozone layer may prompt world nations to act swiftly and decisively on greenhouse gas emissions that threaten irreversible climate changes. Read more »
air pollution: a city under smog cover

Air pollution: Scientists will soon be able to track real time data

The virtual constellation of satellites will collect data to cut pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, smog, formaldehyde and aerosols. Read more »
Australian wild fire

World off target in global warming response, warns UN

Extreme weather events in 2019 resulted in rising hunger, displacement and loss of life around the world. Read more »
sandy beaches

Climate change will destroy half of world’s beaches, says report

Countries such as the United States, Mexico, China, Australia, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Chile, Pakistan may face huge damage. Read more »
Eurythenes plasticus

New deep-sea species found with plastic in body

Traces of plastic in the body of the new species, Eurythenes plasticus, highlight the issue of marine plastic pollution. Read more »