With panoramic views of swaying tussock grass and the vast crystalline expanse of the Southern Ocean, Tasmania's beautiful Cape Grim peninsula is an unlikely reference point for the scientific world.
India’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are growing at a faster rate than in any other major energy-consuming nation. In 2018, CO2 emissions in the country rose 4.8 per cent from the previous year, according to a new report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). It shows China, US and India together accounted for nearly 70 per cent of the rise in energy demand.
A recent report ‘State of Global Air 2019’, by the US-based Health Effects Institute, revealed that over 12 lakh deaths in India were caused by air pollution. The burden of Type 2 diabetes contributed by exposure to fine particulate pollution is the highest in India, according to the report. Air pollution lowers insulin sensitivity, contributing to diabetes.
Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis. With global carbon emissions at record highs despite decades of talks aimed
Human beings owe much to nature as it offers everything necessary to sustain and lead a happy life, including sunshine, water and fresh air. Instead of nurturing such a precious benefactor, humans are increasingly bent on destroying nature and that’s really heart breaking. A landmark United Nations report on the state of nature
Mexico’s government ordered schools in and around Mexico City to be closed on Thursday in an extraordinary step taken due to elevated levels of pollution in the smog-wreathed capital.
The danger posed by single-use plastic products to human and animal health should never be underestimated. United Nations officials have been repeatedly urging everyone to give up the use of single-use plastic products such as disposable cutlery, water bottles, food containers and shopping bags.
Ordering the government to “take all mitigating measures for reducing noise pollution…expeditiously”, India’s environment tribunal, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has recently directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to implement measures authorized by it in a 2017 decision. The order aims to curb noise pollution in India’s capital New Delhi.
It is widely reported that laughter is the best medicine. Now I think I have a reason to check the veracity of that claim (“Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces,” June 6, Gulf Today). After I read that report, I deliberated between being worried and having a good laugh. I chose the latter because I felt that laughing
The report that humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year is shocking, to say the least. New research has raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health. Canadian scientists scrutinised hundreds of data sets on microplastic