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Plastic Waste | More Than 8.3 Billion Tonnes Produced So Far

What is plastic waste and why is it bothersome? Plastics are synthetic organic polymers made from petrochemicals with additives such as colorants, stabilisers, fillers etc. Plastic wastes are the discarded materials whose shelf life is over or are left with no economic use. The sources of plastic wastes are wide, ranging from domestic to industrial […]

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Coastal Pollution

Marine and Coastal Pollution in India- An Overview

Coastal and estuarine ecosystems are heavily influenced by the human species through pollution and habitat loss. Coastal pollution and its impacts have resulted in a number of environmental issues including the enrichment of enclosed waters with organic matter, pollution by chemicals such as oil, and sedimentation due to land-based activities. India is blessed with a […]

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Air Pollution

A Report On Air Pollution – What Is In Store For India

With India attempting to compete with China on so many fronts, from population to military, there is a competition that India is on the verge of winning. And it is not in the best interests of its inhabitants according to the latest report and findings in a joint study by the Health Effects Institute, Boston […]

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Poor Air Quality, Diwali Smog and policies that could have been

Diwali is just a couple of days away and the Delhi’s air quality has already plunged to the ‘very poor’ category, breaching the hazardous ‘red zone’ on October 23 for the first time this season. According to the data collected on October 23 by Central Pollution control Board (CPCB) and System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting […]

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Marine Litter: Threat to Marine Biodiversity

Marine Litter: Threat to Marine Biodiversity

Marine and other aquatic litter/debris is the world’s most pervasive pollution problem along shorelines, coastal waters, estuaries, and oceans throughout the world, affecting our seas and waterways. Marine litter consists primarily of plastics and non-degradable substances, which inevitably accumulate in the environment, causing an ever-growing problem. The threat and impact of marine debris have long […]

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Water Pollution in River Noyyal

Rivers are among the key natural resources of any country. Since a river flows over a large terrain, it supports a wide range of biodiversity and sustains the livelihoods and the well being of a myriad people and civilisations. Over the last few decades, haphazard urbanisation, unbridled expansion of manufacturing activities, burgeoning growth in the […]

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The US shoulders the gargantuan task of cleaning the Ganga

New Delhi, September 22 (G’nY News Service): After almost two decades of futility, the Indian government has finally sought the help of global leaders to assist it in cleaning the Ganga. The revelation was announced during the US-India Business Council (USIBC) meeting held in Washington on September 21, 2015. Addressing the symposium, the Union Minister […]

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