Journey of Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah now a toxic water body

Journey of Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah now a toxic water body

Buddha Nullah, the toxic vein of Ludhiana, was once a stream of sparkling water. Buddha Dariya (nullah), in the Punjab city of Ludhiana, was once a clear water stream that emptied into one of the largest rivers in the state, the Sutlej. Activists from the Public Action Committee (PAC) and representatives of NGOs working for … Read more

It’s getting harder to see stars, why are stars disappearing from sky?

It's getting harder to see stars, why are stars disappearing from sky?

Turning to the sky and looking at the stars at dusk could no longer be a reality. A new study suggests that the thousands of stars and constellations that make up our skies lose visibility year after year due to light pollution.  The data, published in the journal Science, observations made between 2011 and 2022 by volunteers … Read more

How is oil pollution really increasing?

oil pollution increasing

Oil spills in the oceans were at their peak in the 1970s. Over the years, the occurrence of oil spills in the oceans has significantly decreased. Although, the same cannot be said about oil pollution particularly. LAND-BASED RUNOFF According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, oil run-off from cities and vehicles has … Read more

Polluted air means more Asthma attacks for urban kids

Polluted air means more Asthma attacks for urban kids

A new study from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), moderate levels of two outdoor air pollutants, ozone and particulate matter (PM), are associated with non-viral asthma attacks in children and adolescents living in low-income urban areas and in molecular changes of their airways. Polluted air means more Asthma attacks In the research, published … Read more

How plastic waste is on track to almost triple by 2060?

How plastic waste is on track to almost triple by 2060?

The advancement of a report to be published later this year shows that unless the measures against plastic are resounding, this type of contamination will reach worrying levels in the next three decades. According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), by 2060 the amount of plastic waste generated … Read more

Sugarcane ethanol causes air pollution, Why we are producing it then?

Sugarcane ethanol causes air pollution, Why we are producing it then?

Ethanol production that involves burning sugarcane fields before harvest produces air pollution that decreases the sustainability of the fuel, US researchers say. Sugarcane ethanol causes air pollution The study, published online this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, focused on Brazil, the world’s top producer of sugarcane ethanol and a potential source for US … Read more

Rising pollution in Kashmir: Urbanization, Shrinking of Green Spaces major reasons

Rising pollution in Kashmir: Urbanization, Shrinking of Green Spaces major reasons

The regional director for Kashmir, J&K Pollution Control Board, Rafi Ahmed Bhat, said on Wednesday that urbanization, reduction of green spaces and industries working in violation of established regulations are the main contributors to the growing pollution in the Valley. He was quick to add that in winter, pollution levels spike a bit. Rising pollution … Read more

How Angithi smoke can kill you?

How Angithi smoke can kill you?

A burning fireplace or a brazier can kill in just half an hour. A man and a woman were found dead inside a nightclub in Haryana’s Gurugram under mysterious circumstances, Preliminary investigations have indicated that the death was due to suffocation from smoke from a burning fireplace inside the room. According to the police, the … Read more

Mumbai: The world’s biggest beach cleanup

Mumbai: The world's biggest beach cleanup

The beach of Versova, in Mumbai, was a garbage dump, in which it was impossible to see the sand, let alone walk on it. However, this year a brigade of environmentalists from across the country. After 20 years of dirt, dozens of olive ridley turtles returned there. The driving force behind this initiative is the 40-year-old lawyer … Read more

1.6 Billion Masks trash reached the ocean, will take 450 years to degrade

1.6 Billion disposable masks entered Oceans, its harmful impacts

More than 1.56 billion masks entered the oceans in 2020, according to a new report. The study presenting such an alarming figure has been published by the Hong Kong-based marine conservation organization OceansAsia, titled “Masks on the beach: the impact of covid-19 on marine plastic pollution”. Tons of plastic pollution To arrive at the result, the … Read more