Skyglow forces dung beetles to abandon the Milky Way as their compass

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Impact of light pollution on the environment Synopsis: Researchers used Dung beetle to study the impact of the growing light pollution on our environment. What is Skyglow? Globally, nights are becoming ever brighter. This light floods directly into the eyes of animals that are active at night and also into the… Continue reading Skyglow forces dung beetles to abandon the Milky Way as their compass

The Ganga’s message

Source: The Hindu Relevance: India must take its laws on waste seriously to stop microplastics pollution. Synopsis: Microplastic pollution around the world demands the proper implementation of existing laws and global collaboration. Introduction: The Ganga might have stood witness to many stages of India’s civilisation. But in recent decades it has become a conduit for sewage,… Continue reading The Ganga’s message

Polluted river stretches in India: A list across states

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Understanding reasons behind polluted river stretches in India Synopsis: Various Indian states have a large number of polluted river stretches. What are the reasons behind it and steps taken by the government to address the problem? Background The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2018 identified 351 polluted river stretches in… Continue reading Polluted river stretches in India: A list across states

How India can face the tidal wave of marine plastic?

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Ways to tackle marine plastic pollution. Synopsis: Plastic waste contributes to pollution on a major scale. Some solid steps are required to handle it. Plastic waste  Data The extensive use of plastic in India has reached a critical point, which should concern everyone. The Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Annual… Continue reading How India can face the tidal wave of marine plastic?

India had most deaths caused by pollution in 2017: new report

News: Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) 2019 has released Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis. Facts: Key takeaways: In 2017, pollution was responsible for 15% of all deaths globally. India had the most pollution-related deaths (about 2.3 million) followed by China and Nigeria. Additional Information State of Global Air 2019… Continue reading India had most deaths caused by pollution in 2017: new report