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UNICEF Warns of Severe Risks to Children Amidst South Asia’s Heatwave

UNICEF has said that it is deeply concrened about the health and safety of babies and young children caused as a result of severe heatwave that has been engulfing several countries in South Asia. The rising temperatures, that is predicted to reach up to 47°C, pose significant risks to millions of children who are...
Manipur Environment Day

Manipur Launches Various Campaigns Ahead of Environment Day

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, alongside various civic bodies across the state, has launched multiple initiatives to enhance the cleanliness of Imphal city and its surrounding towns. These efforts are part of a broader commitment to ensuring a healthy environment for all residents. Chief Minister's Inspection and Involvement On Sunday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh...
Agrifood

Urgent Action Needed to Slash Agrifood Emissions: World Bank Report

The global food system is a major culprit behind rising greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. A new report from the World Bank, titled "Recipe for a Livable Planet," sounds the alarm on the need for transformative action in how the world produces and consumes food. The report states that annual investments of $260 billion...
Fuelwood Use

Fuelwood Dependence Persists in Jalpaiguri Despite LPG Push, Raising Environmental Concerns

A recent study has shed light on the continued reliance on fuelwood as a primary cooking fuel in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, despite government efforts to promote the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The findings underscore the complex interplay between energy access, affordability, and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the urgency for locally acceptable and sustainable...
Lake Rejuvenation

Top Lake Rejuvenation CSR Projects in India

Lakes play an important role in the ecosystem and biodiversity of areas. They also support agriculture and other industries by fulfilling its water as well as energy needs. However, with excess development and limited availability of the resource, the usability of lake water has reduced significantly owing to its contamination and pollution. Pollution of water...
Agriculture Climate Change

Government’s Efforts to Mitigate Climate-Induced Agricultural Risks

Government officials have announced the establishment of two scientific committees aimed at creating an advanced nationwide agricultural weather information system and implementing technology-driven assessments of crop yields to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather associated with climate change. These committees consist of experts from various fields and representatives from multiple states. Anchored in the Mahalanobis...

Earth Day 2024: How to keep your home naturally cool in summer

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on 22nd April to boost efforts to conserve the environment. Making sustainable choices is the need of the hour to save our planet from climate change and its harmful consequences like global warming and make it habitable for our future generations. India is witnessing excessive heat this year even in...
World Earth Day

What can you do to Celebrate Earth Day 2024?

Each year on April 22, Earth Day unites approximately one billion people worldwide in endeavors to combat the climate crisis and cultivate behaviors that safeguard the environment. Participating in Earth Day activities presents an exceptional chance to partake in environmental activism and contribute to a more sustainable world. Each Earth Day revolves around varying themes,...
Soil Erosion

Study Reveals Alarming Soil Erosion Trends Across India

Soil erosion poses a significant threat to agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability in India. A recent study employing the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) has shed light on the concerning state of soil erosion across the country, revealing widespread challenges and implications. This essay explores the key findings of the study, the status...
Plastic Pollution

220 million tonnes of plastic waste will be created in 2024: Study

A staggering 220 million tonnes of plastic waste are projected to be generated in 2024, as revealed by a recent study. This marks a persistent increase of nearly 10%, or 7.11%, since 2021, with the global average plastic waste per person soaring to 28 kilograms this year. The Plastic Overshoot Day report, released on April...
Supreme Court Of India

Climate Justice a Fundamental Right under Right to Life and Equality: Supreme Court Ruling

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has expanded the scope of Articles 14 and 21 to include the “right against the adverse effects of climate change”. “Article 48A of the Constitution provides that the State shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country. Clause (g)...
Solar Waste Management

How CSR can Contribute to Solar Waste Management?

By 2030, the cumulative waste from India's solar capacity is estimated to reach 340 kilotonnes (kt), escalating to a staggering 19,000 kt by 2050, according to a recent report titled 'Enabling a Circular Economy in India’s Solar Industry – Assessing the Solar Waste Quantum', conducted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE),...

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