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  • 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 ...More

  • Rs. 50,000 fine for airlines if planes empty human waste on air

    | 20/12/2016

    The menace of human waste being splattered on houses from airplanes while landing, today led the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to slap a fine of Rs. 50,000 on the airline whose aircraft empties toilet tanks on air. The NGT directed aviation regulator DGCA to issue a circular to all airlines, whose planes are...More

  • 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...More


  • 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 partic...More

  • 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...More

  • 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 decade...More



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