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Punjab: With Beas pollution down, rare Indus river dolphins venturing out

With reduced human activities and improvement of water quality of the Beas during Covid-19 lockdown, Indus river dolphins — one of the world’s rarest mammals — are being sighted more regularly at Beas Conservation Reserve and have also started venturing out to other areas, as far as about 50km away from its hotspots in the Beas.

Less air pollution means thousands fewer die

Measures to halt the spread of coronavirus have slowed the region's economies to a crawl, with coal-generated power falling by nearly 40 percent, and oil consumption by a third.

China's smog-prone Hebei saw pollution fall 15% from Oct-March

China's smog-prone northern province of Hebei met its air quality targets by a big margin over the winter after concerted efforts to tackle emissions, a local official said on Sunday, without mentioning coronavirus-related factory shutdowns.

Air pollution linked with higher Covid-19 death rate: Study

It revealed that regions with permanently high levels of pollution have significantly more deaths than other regions, according to the researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany.

Blue skies, reduced emissions only temporary, won't benefit environment in long run: Experts

Environmentalists feel that carbon emissions may have reduced drastically but are likely to go back to the pre-corona levels in a few weeks' time, once the virus threat mitigates.

Mumbai gets lion’s share of govt’s pollution fund

Mumbai is set to get the highest grant of Rs 488 crore from the Centre’s Rs 4,400 crore fund which is earmarked exclusively for cities with more than one million population in states to improve air quality during 2020-21. Delhi may miss this assistance despite figuring among the most polluted cities in the country as the fund would only be meant for ‘million plus’ population cities in states.

India Inc coaxing employees to carpool, use ride-share apps

A recent report by Dutch location and navigation services provider TomTom had found Bengaluru to be the most traffic-congested city in the world, followed by Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi that also finished in the top 10. Sharing commutes not only saves cost and fuel, but also reduces the stress of daily travel.

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