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Just 25 mega cities emit 52% of the world’s greenhouse gas, and 23 of them are in China

Over half of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions take place from just 25 mega cities, 23 of which are located in China, a study has found. The cities that emit the most greenhouse gases include Handan, Suzhou, Dalian, Beijing and Tianjin in China, but also Tokyo, Japan, and Moscow, Russia. China’s President Xi Jinping […]

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Scientists find way to use food waste to fly airplanes, reducing carbon footprint by 165%

The aviation industry has been a severe contributor in climate change and hence airlines have been looking at ways to reduce traditional fuel source and go the bio fuel way in order to reduce carbon footprint. Plane manufacturing company Boeing recently said that it will begin delivering commercial airplanes capable of flying on 100% biofuel […]

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Russian scientists find micro plastic in samples of snow collected in Siberia

Russian scientists in Siberia have found snow polluted with micro plastics that then melts and seeps into the ground. Researchers at Tomsk State University (TSU) gathered snow samples from 20 different Siberian regions and that their preliminary findings confirm that airborne plastic fibres are turning up in snow in remote parts of the wilderness. “It’s […]

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Firecracker fumes after Diwali festival choke millions in India

Millions in India are now living under a blanket of toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate. The capital, New Delhi, was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level over 9 times what is considered safe by the World Health […]

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Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019 worldwide, 24% from India

Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019, with the biggest hotspots in India and sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new global study which said that nearly two-thirds of the deaths came from noxious fumes from cooking fuels. More than 116,000 Indian infants died from air pollution in the first month of life, and the corresponding […]

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New Delhi declared world’s most polluted capital city for 2019

New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city for the second straight year in 2019, according to a Swiss-based group that gathers air-quality data globally. India was also home to 21 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities, IQ AirVisual said in the study which focused on the amount of PM2.5, fine particulate matter, […]

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Oceans With More Plastic Than Fish

There could be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. The research findings were announced at an Energy and Environment conference held at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. The plastic waste in oceans would double by 2025 and in 2050 there’ll be more plastic than fish. Fossil based plastic take […]