Tiny but mighty? Krill could prove secret weapon in ocean plastics battle

Saturday, 10 March 2018

They might be at the bottom of the food chain, but krill could prove to be a secret weapon in the fight against the growing threat of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. New research Friday showed the tiny zooplankton are capable of digesting microplastics -- under five millimeters (0.2 inches) -- before excreting them back into the environment in an even smaller form. Study author Amanda Dawson stumbled on the finding while working on a project involving microbeads -- polyethylene ...

As India’s capital struggles with smog, Kashmir bans burning of leaves

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

With air pollution worsening in New Delhi and beyond, Indian-administered Kashmir has decided to step up efforts to combat its own worsening air quality.The state’s government announced last month that it would begin enforcing an existing ban on the burning of leaves and wood pruned from trees.The government said such burning is hazardous to residents’ health and ash from the fires contributes to the melting of glaciers in the region.Kashmir has millions of fruit and other trees, ...

Caught in mutual haze, Pakistan seeks India’s cooperation to tackle pollution

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A leading Pakistani political leader has written to his Indian counterpart to formulate a bilateral policy to eliminate environmental pollution that has recently hit both the countries, a news report has revealed. According to a Tribune report, Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to the Punjab CM in India to enhance regional cooperation. The letter was written on November 19, requesting Punjab Chief Minister, India Capt. Amarinder Singh, to enter into a regional arrangement to address smog issue ...

Despite measures, India’s capital remains battered with hazardous pollution

Friday, 17 November 2017

Residents of the Indian capital of Delhi have been through a harrowing experience as persistent blanket of smog has engulfed the city since last week. Even though, on Thursday, air quality improved slightly, but continues to fall under “very poor” category. The bad air quality in Delhi is not only affecting the people living in the city, but has also forced various diplomats from other countries to move their positions to other Indian states or neighboring countries. According to ...

Toxic smog thickens, hits normal life in India, Pakistan

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Delhi’s government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.Thick smog swathed Delhi, where pollution readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the government’s air quality index measuring the number of poisonous particles.On the other side of the border, large swathes of Punjab in Pakistan remain engulfed in toxic smog. Air ...

London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

Monday, 23 October 2017

London introduced a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles on Monday to try to improve air quality in the British capital, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, said. Called the T-charge, the 10 pound daily tax applies to diesel and petrol vehicles typically registered before 2006 which do not meet the so-called “Euro 4” 2005 European directive to regulate vehicle emissions. The new charge will applied during the same 7am to 6pm weekday hours as the ...

Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol, diesel cars from center

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution. Whilst London is rolling out an “ultra low emission zone”, which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to enter the city center from 2020, Oxford’s “Zero Emission Zone” will ban emitting vehicles from entering part of the city center from that date. Since German carmaker ...

Saudi professor produces biogas from trees and animal wastes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

This concept aims at re-using organic leftovers from crops and livestock waste to protect the environment from pollution

US accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Probe on whether auxiliary emission control devices constitute 'defeat devices', which are illegal because they turn off pollution controls.

Pollution in Tehran hits dangerous levels

Sunday, 8 January 2017

The phenomenon creates a layer of warm air above the city that traps pollution from some 10 million cars and motorbikes

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