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

What is Mumbai’s ‘No Honk Day’ drive?

Mumbai No honk day drive

Mumbai Commissioner of Police Sanjay Pandey first announced the “No Honk Day” that is being followed every Wednesday in Mumbai. The defaulters would face strict fines for violating the rule. This step has been taken to curb noise pollution in the city of Mumbai. Under the “No Honk Day” drive, 100 junctions have been included … 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

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

What is a Green muffler and can it reduce noise pollution?

green muffler

One thing that is constant in India is the amalgamation of numerous smells, colors, and definitely sounds. The sounds are more often than not noise. The constant traffic, loudspeakers, gatherings or get-togethering contribute to the noise pollution around us. Extreme noise pollution is synonymous with urban life, or cities. But, is this a fact that … Read more

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Diabetes

Diabetes : भारत एक विशाल देश है। आबादी के लिहाज़ से दुनिया का दूसरा सबसे बड़ा मुल्क है। 1.25 करोड़ आबादी वाला यह देश यूं तो कई बड़ी चुनौतियों से लड़ रहा है। लेकिन वर्तमान समय में ग़रीबी-बेरोज़गारी (Poverty and Unemployment) के साथ-साथ तेज़ी से बढ़ता प्रदूषण (Pollution) हमारे स्वास्थ्य के लिय एक बड़ी गंभीर … Read more

How noise pollution affects bird’s songs?

Climate change: Why birds' colour are fading?

The increasing noise pollution recorded in cities in recent decades has caused a collateral effect on birds that live in urban areas. To adapt to background noise, males have been forced to turn up the volume of their songs to make themselves heard by rivals and potential mates. But during the months of confinement, when we humans stayed home and the noise … Read more