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NGT directs 3-member committee to probe sand mining in Haryana's Charkhi Dadri

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the panel comprising representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Central Pollution Control Board and the state pollution control board to visit the site.

China bans ordinary tourists in core zone of Mt Everest

China has banned tourists from accessing its Mount Everest base camp in Tibet amid an ongoing campaign to clean up trash in the mountainous region, said state media Friday. The ban applies to "ordinary tourists", not those with climbing permits, reported official news agency Xinhua.

Pyrolysis is a process where the material is put through a thermochemical treatment under high temperature to produce industrial oil and other matters. "India has a huge demand for used tyres for the purpose of pyrolysis. These tyres are imported in the form of bales rather than shred. A large chunk of such import comes from Australia," ATRA Executive Officer Robert Kelman said.

Climate change increasing air pollution across globe: Study

Rising temperatures increase the concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution, according to a study which highlights another disturbing effect of climate change. While climate change is warming the ocean, it is warming the land faster, which is bad news for air quality all over the world, according to researchers.

How air pollution is making people unhappy

The study found that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people’s happiness levels. Inadequate public services, soaring house prices, and concerns over food safety, air pollution — caused by the country’s industrialisation, coal burning, and increasing use of cars — has had a significant impact on quality of life in urban areas.

China to punish regional officials that do not meet smog targets

"There is no way for local officials to evade punishment by using weather conditions as an excuse," said Liu Bingjiang, head of the atmospheric environment department at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), at a regular briefing.

Why fast fashion is bad for people and planet

Globally, 80 billion pieces of new clothing are purchased translating into $1.2 trillion annually. Major production hubs are China and Bangladesh. From the growth of water-intensive cotton to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, worker’s low wages poor working conditions, the environmental and social costs involved are widespread.

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe': Authorities

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe': Authorities

CPCB data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi at 412, which falls in the 'severe category', while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 388, which comes under the 'very poor' category.The SAFAR also pointed out that a consistent day-night trend is observed for the past one week.

Pan-India clean air programme set to be rolled out with Rs 300 crore initial support and a mid-term target

Pan-India clean air programme set to be rolled out with Rs 300 crore initial support and a mid-term target

The NCAP is a pan-India national level strategy to tackle increasing air pollution problems in a comprehensive and time-bound manner. The Centre has set a mid-term (five-year) target to reduce air pollution by 20-30% by 2024, taking 2017 as base year.

Paris climate accord: The emission issue that was left untouched

Paris climate accord: The emission issue that was left untouched

The 200 signatories to the historic Paris climate accord may have agreed to a “rulebook” on tracking efforts to curb emissions at the COP24 meet last week in Poland.

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