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Science or habit? Study examines effectiveness of Green India Mission

Science or habit? Study examines effectiveness of Green India Mission Environment  News A recent study has critically analysed the effectiveness of Green India Mission Important Facts About Green India Mission Green India Mission (GIM), is one of the eight Missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It is aimed at protecting,Read Full Article

What’s causing extreme cold in US Midwest

What’s causing extreme cold in US Midwest Environment News A record-breaking cold wave has swept through the US Midwest and is stated to be caused by a polar vortex Important Facts The polar vortex is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles. It always exists near theRead Full Article

Waste-to-Energy plants that use solid waste as feedstock pose threat to environment

Waste-to-Energy plants that use solid waste as feedstock pose threat to environment Environment News: The article discusses WtE plants working in India and their challenges. Facts: WtE plants process municipal solid waste to generate electricity through incineration. There are 5 municipal WtE plants operational in India with a total capacity of 66.4MW electricity per day,Read Full Article

Tigers in danger Tigers in danger

Introduction: Sanctuaries and National Parks are areas of significant ecological, floral, faunal or natural significance. They are notified by State Governments and protected by the Forest Department under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Hunting of wild animals, encroachment and/or destruction of habitat, construction of tourist lodges and other such activities are prohibited.Read Full Article

Pollutants of the capital’s air: An overview Pollutants of the capital’s air: An overview

Context: The Supreme Court re-imposed the ban on the sale of fireworks in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) till November 1st. The direction, according to the court, is an outcome of “direct evidence of deterioration of air quality” every year during Deepavali on account of bursting of fire crackers. What is the need for theRead Full Article