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Environment damage behind one in four global deaths, disease: UN

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 14, 2019

A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, the United Nations said Wednesday in a landmark report on the planet's parlous...

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UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2019

Rapid growth in extraction of materials is the chief culprit in climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge that will only worsen unless the world urgently undertakes a systemic reform of...

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GPFC's green shift may unsettle Reliance, ONGC, Indian Oil, Oil India

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2019

The decision of the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to stop investing in oil and gas explorers globally may affect Indian companies, such as Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Oil and Natural...

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No Tigers In Bangladesh Sundarbans By 2070, As Region Faces 100% Habitat Loss Over Next 50 Years

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2019

Bengal tigers could vanish from the Bangladesh Sundarbans in the next 50 years--by 2070--as a combination of climate change and rising sea levels threatens their last remaining habitats, says a...

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Govt approves projects, revival scheme worth Rs 31,000-cr for power sector

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 8, 2019

The central government has cleared projects and schemes totalling Rs 31,000 crore to boost investment in the languishing power sector. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved...

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Air pollution claims 7 million lives each year: UN expert

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 7, 2019

Air pollution, both outside and inside homes, is a silent and prolific killer responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN...

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Climate change affected fisheries globally: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2019

Climate change has taken a toll on several of the world's fisheries, and overfishing has magnified the problem, researchers have warned. The study, published in the journal Science, suggests...

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Nearly 50 per cent of India currently facing drought

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 1, 2019

Nearly 50 per cent of the country is currently facing drought with at least 16 per cent falling in the "exceptional" or "extreme" category, according to IIT Gandhinagar scientists managing India...

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UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 15, 2019

2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September. Espinosa was...

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India, China leading global greening effort: NASA study

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 13, 2019

India and China are leading the global greening effort, which is quite contrary to the general perception worldwide, a latest NASA study said...

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