Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicEnvironment

Topic: environment

The world could have 75 million metric tonnes of e-waste by 2030. Here’s how we can avoid it

E-waste tends to contain harmful chemicals that can leach onto the environment. Changing the way we consume is at the heart of the solution.

Noted environmentalist M.K. Prasad passes away due to Covid complications

Prasad, 89, was a guiding force behind the movement against the Kerala government’s move to set up a hydro-power project in Silent Valley in Palakkad district in the 1970s.

India to Maldives – South Asia can build greener future post-Covid, curb old patterns

South Asia has a rare opportunity to not only address short-term public health challenge but also become an important axis of power and influence.

These 3 Indian cities have managed to solve the problem of landfills. Here’s how they did it

Garbage disposal sites have become a massive problem for most urban centres, but Ambikapur, Chandrapur and Taliparamba have adopted 'zero-landfill model', says NITI Aayog report.

Why haven’t vacancies in states been filled? Parliament panel pulls up govt on forest fires

The panel says environment ministry hasn't responded to committee's observation on lack of human resources in forest departments, wants it to submit action taken report.

Protecting livelihoods is the next frontier for India in the fight against climate change

For a developing nation, putting some sectors on a path of lower carbon emissions without compromise on growth and development, is a challenge. 

There’s more to being vegan than plant-based meat. It’s not as healthy as you think

While there is no denying the obvious benefits of plant-based meats, a lot is blown out of proportion. We need a sharp eye to bust the myths.

We have toilet-trained cows. It could help combat climate change

The cows learned faster than a toddler.

How we tracked red pandas in Sikkim for 10 yrs. Counting them is out of the question

How many red pandas are there in Sikkim? The question is simple, the answer not so much.

Short-term PM2.5 exposure is deadly too — new study finds strong links to mortality in Delhi

Researchers says Delhi's Graded Response Action Plan to combat pollution is futile. Also says reducing exposure could have 'averted' over 17,000 deaths.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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