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Rising air pollution in India


Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN


Plastic waste washes up on Australia's distant shores, rings change at the checkout


Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban
China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said.

Greenpeace India urges Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out National Clean Air Programme


Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump
Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution
Karunathilleke said the government would amend the National Environment Act after the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this week to instruct the legal draftsman to draft necessary legislation, Xinhua news agency reported.

Union Earth Sciences ministry to study marine litter


China to launch broader environmental inspections this month
China will expand environmental inspections to more cities and regions in a new round of checks from this month to April next year, the ministry of ecology and environment (MEE) said in a statement on Friday, part of a three-year anti-pollution plan.

Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic': WWF


NGT warns of action against Kanpur tanneries over effluent treatment plants issue
The National Green Tribunal has rapped the tanneries over the delay in setting up of common effluent treatment plants (CETP) and directed them to contribute 25 per cent of the cost as per its direction.

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution :Greenpeace
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel in early 2018, it said.

A green city will keep you healthy, and employed
Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research released on Wednesday. Spending money on improved public transport could create up to 23 million extra jobs each year, according to researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain.

Pollution level in major cities in Goa above normal: Govt
Pollution levels in major cities in Goa have exceeded permissible limits with the port town of Vasco emerging as the most polluted city in the coastal state known for beach tourism, as per a state government survey. ​

In polluted India, engineers find novel way to fight diesel exhaust
India has some of the worst air pollution in the world and smog levels often spike during its sweltering summers, when smoke-belching diesel generators are used to offset power shortages, as air-conditioners and fans stoke consumption.