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

BRIEF: 5G Internet is the Next Big Thing in Light Pollution

BRIEF: 5G Internet is the Next Big Thing in Light Pollution The fast-growing next-gen mobile network may threaten future radio astronomers’ ability to detect signals from space During last week’s American Astronomical Society meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, astronomers detailed the rise of a new and unexpected source of light pollution: radio waves. Although the human eye can’t see them, the waves are an important … Continue reading BRIEF: 5G Internet is the Next Big Thing in Light Pollution