It may drive cropland expansion, which will further increase greenhouse gas emissions Bioplastics — often promoted as a climate-friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastics — may lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, according to ...

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Discharge of drug-containing effluents can cause drug resistance By studying nine different pharmaceutical active compounds in Yamuna river, researchers have now pointed out that it can “possibly cause chronic toxicity” to aquatic life and to hu ...

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On 30 November and 1 December 2018, more than 250 members from 35 countries gathered in Marseille, France to attend the 8th General Assembly which marked the end of the mandate and presidency of Benedito Braga and allowed the definition of the m ...

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UN has year-end deadline to agree to ‘rule book’ | G20 members, except US, sign declaration of support Katowice, December 2 Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most impor ...

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Experts say that the quantum fixed by government is not enough Former Union Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar has said that the government’s October 9 notification requiring a “minimum flow” in the Gangais “woefully inadequate.” Additiona ...

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LUCKNOW: In an alarming reflection of poor air quality in Uttar Pradesh, 10 out of 12 most polluted cities of the country on Monday were from UP. In all these cities, the air quality was monitored to be 'severe' or 'very poor'. In the dubious li ...

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NEW DELHI: India's toxic air has been linked to the premature deaths of close to 1,10,000 children in 2016, with the country witnessing highest number of deaths of children under five years of age attributed to their exposure to ambient air poll ...

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11,487 villages in 167 tehsils may face water scarcity: GSDA survey With the number of tankers supplying water increasing in the last one month, a survey by the government’s groundwater surveys and development agency (GSDA) has warned of a water ...

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Environmental flows are the acceptable flow regimes that are required to maintain a river in the desired environmental state or predetermined state. Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said his ministry had notified the minimu ...

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NAGPUR: India could face an annual threat of deadly heatwaves, like the one in 2015 that killed at least 2,500 people, if the world gets warmer by 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, says the much-anticipated world’s biggest review rep ...

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