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 »
manvsnature

Humans cannot win the war against nature

The nature is rebelling against exploitation by human beings through wild fires, tsunamis, hurricanes, massive floods, and now with the dreaded coronavirus. Read more »

Carbon emissions and economic growth: Learnings for India

The most important policy target for India is to transform the energy portfolio and promote renewable energy to reduce total aggregate energy consumption. Read more »
plastic waste pollution on the rise

1.3 trillion tonnes of plastic waste to be dumped by 2040

At least 710 million tonnes of plastic will be generated even if governments take concerted action to reduce waste, say researchers from University of Leeds. Read more »
global warming leads to climate crisis

Global warming to test 1.5C limit set by Paris Agreement

Annual mean global temperature in the next five years may be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Read more »
Alps turning pink

Environmentalists see red over pink ice in Italian Alps

The watermelon snow is caused by algae that is commonly found in the Dark Zone of Greenland. 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 »
Coal-based power plant in India

India’s coal mining reforms: One step forward, two steps back

Cheap thermal power is now a myth as continuous renewable energy has become more is more competitive now. 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 »