water and sanitation SDG 6

Gathering storms: The perils of ignoring the water crisis

Concerted action at personal, political and global levels is needed to manage the world's water resource and to achieve SDG 6 set by the United Nations. Read more »
food waste and global hunger

Cutting food waste key to achieving zero hunger by 2030

The world generated around 931 million tonnes of food waste in 2019, of which 61% was from households, 26% in food service and 13% from retail trade, reveals the Food Waste Index... Read more »
global warming and climate change

Climate change: Green infrastructure key to keeping temperatures low in cities

The study by scientists at the University of Illinois establishes that humidity plays an important role in creating warmer climate in cities. Read more »

Nasa research quantifies fall in air pollution due to Covid-19 pandemic

The study used computer models to establish that the nitrogen dioxide concentrations since February were lower by around 20%. Read more »
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

Climate change: 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 »