Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time

Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time | 08/16/2016 The technique led to the detection and immediate repair of two leaks in natural gas pipelines in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. The approach could inform strategies for meeting new federal limits on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Methane emissions have spiked in recent decades … Continue reading Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time

Global nitrogen footprint mapped for first time

Global nitrogen footprint mapped for first time Nitesh | 29/01/2015 The international collaboration, led by the University of Sydney’s Integrated Sustainability Analysis team in the Faculty of Science, found developing countries tend to embody large amounts of nitrogen emissions from their exports of food, textiles and clothing. Australia is one of the few wealthy nations that is a net exporter of nitrogen, because of the … Continue reading Global nitrogen footprint mapped for first time

Exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy

Exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy Nitesh | 10/30/2015 The study, by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, identified a 19 percent increased risk, with the greatest risk when high exposure occurred during the third trimester of pregnancy. Diesel exhaust particles make up a substantial portion of particulate matter in urban areas. The size of particles is linked … Continue reading Exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy

Tackling the scourge of plastic with bags made of cassava starch

 | 02/18/2017 From bags washing up on Bali’s beaches to food packaging scattered across roads and clogging waterways in cities, Indonesia is facing a plastic waste crisis driven by years of rapid economic growth. Now an entrepreneur from Bali, disgusted at the rubbish littering the famous holiday island, is trying to tackle the problem with alternatives to conventional plastic. His company, Avani Eco, produces goods … Continue reading Tackling the scourge of plastic with bags made of cassava starch

India to ban release of potent greenhouse gas

India to ban release of potent greenhouse gas | 10/15/2016 Environment Minister Anil Dave has said India will no longer permit the release of HFC-23, a family of potent greenhouse gases, released when local companies produce the refrigerant HCFC-22. Mr. Dave is at Kigali, Rwanda, in the midst of thrashing out a deal with the developed countries to amend the Montreal Protocol, a 1987 agreement … Continue reading India to ban release of potent greenhouse gas

British Petroleum abandons Great Australian Bight drill plans

British Petroleum abandons Great Australian Bight drill plans | 10/12/2016 British oil giant BP Tuesday ditched plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight after reviewing its global exploration programme, a decision environmentalists hailed as a victory for the pristine wilderness. The company had wanted to drill four deep exploration wells in waters off the South Australian coast to see whether commercial quantities of oil … Continue reading British Petroleum abandons Great Australian Bight drill plans

NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city

NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city | 10/06/2016 NEW DELHI: Noting that pickling units fall under prohibited list of industries as per Master Plan 2021, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to shut down such industries units located in the national capital with immediate effect. Pickling is a metal surface treatment used to remove impurities like stains, inorganic contaminants, … Continue reading NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk, study

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk, study Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests. April 2, 2018 Climate change could raise food insecurity risk Environmental change is relied upon to prompt more extremes of both overwhelming precipitation and dry season, with various impacts in various parts of the world. Such climate extremes can … Continue reading Climate change could raise food insecurity risk, study

Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas

Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas Modern diesel cars emit less pollution generally than cars that run on gasoline, says a new six-nation study published today in Scientific Reports whose groundwork was laid in part by an American chemist now working at Université de Montréal. And since diesel is so much cleaner than before, environmental regulators should increasingly shift their focus to dirtier gasoline-powered cars and other … Continue reading Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas

Sustainable Development Goals and India

Sustainable Development Goals and India In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and its 17 SDGs with their 169 associated targets. Addressing the press delegates the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the agreement of 193 countries to set necessary sustainable development goals (SDGs). The United National Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark said, “This agreement marks an important … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals and India