Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: pollution

States must stop blaming each other & find solution for stubble burning, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that govts have shut their eyes to the problem and the farmers of neighbouring states and people of Delhi are bearing the brunt of it.

Modi govt is considering shutting down old, polluting thermal power plants

Efforts to close old coal plants have gathered pace amid rising outcry against air pollution and deepening concerns over climate change.

The world’s worst air isn’t in New Delhi or Beijing, but far, far away

Temuco in Chile had the worst air quality in the world at least 5 days in last eight weeks, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Green & OpenAQ.

Despite environmental progress, parts of the world may soon become uninhabitable

Even with diminished industrial activity, air travel and automobile traffic, the pandemic continues to have mixed effects on the overall health of the planet.

Watching Netflix for just 30 minutes? This is how much carbon you will emit

Contrary to a slew of recent misleading media coverage, climate impacts of streaming video remain relatively modest compared to other activities and sectors.

India has overtaken China – for the world’s most polluted cities

India dominates the list of smoggiest urban areas while Chinese cities have improved their air quality, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report.

Pollution is attacking human capital and affecting GDP: Economist Alex Tabarrok

At a seminar in Delhi, economist Alex Tabarrok said studies show how severe pollution has immediate effects on productivity and performance of the workforce.

How Delhi’s air crisis can be resolved by curbing paddy cultivation in Punjab, Haryana

The solution is to shift more farmers of Punjab & Haryana from paddy to vegetables, fruits. Govt has to nudge farmers using incentives & disincentives.

North India’s air is ‘severe’, avoiding coal is one way to deal with it

In an interview to ThePrint, Professor A.R. Ravishankara highlights major sources of air pollution in north India and the issues with coal industry.

Will the idea of community Diwali stop people from bursting crackers outside homes?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has organised a community Diwali show from 26 October to 29 October at Connaught Place.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.