“Delhi was declared the most polluted place in the world—I was shocked. It is time we all came together as Indians and say we will solve this problem,” Murthy said in an interview on the sidelines of the Infosys Science Foundation’s annual awards. Read more
Courtesy: The Economics Times
Their bulldozers, dredges and high-pressure hoses tore into miles of land along the river, polluting the water, poisoning the fish and threatening the way life had been lived in this stretch of the Amazon for thousands of years. Read more
SHILLONG: Two persons were arrested on Friday in connection with the brutal attack on CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing and her companion Amita Sangma in East Jaintia Hills.
East Jaintia Hills SP Sylvester Nongtnger in a statement said the suspects, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai, were arrested during a pre-dawn raid in the Kongong area.
Nongtnger said a suo motu case was taken up by police since the victims were not in a condition to file an FIR. Read more
Courtesy: The Shillong Times
In 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.
“No one escapes, from the womb to the grave,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general in a resounding alert to the world about the growing ill-effects of air pollution. Read more
Courtesy: Down to Earth
In all the interest around the Supreme Court judgment allowing only green or zero-emission firecrackers, what has been forgotten is that the same petition also pleads for controlling pollution created from other sources, such as burning of crop stubble, garbage as well as vehicular emissions. Read more
Courtesy: Financial Express