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France To Provide $2,975, Exchange Your Old Car With Electric Bicycle

To promote sustainable means of transport, France is likely to give $2,975 to its citizens in exchange for old cars and purchase electric bicycles. Reportedly, France lawmakers have approved the cash-for-clunkers incentive in preliminary voting. France would become the first nation in the world to implement such a scheme, claimed the French Federation of Bicycle Users. However, Finland and Lithuania have offered similar schemes in the past.… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 08:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: France, Electric cycle, environment, Green Energy

Courtesy: The Next Web

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50% Global Methane Emissions Emanate From Aquatic Ecosystems: Study

Almost 50% of the Methane emissions comes from aquatic ecosystems including natural, human-created and human-impacted aquatic ecosystems, claimed a study in journal 'Nature Geoscience'. The paper highlighted that human-made aquatic systems are major contributors as they release 41%-53% of global methane. Reportedly, the coastal aquaculture farms emit 7-430 times more methane than other coastal farms. While global methane emissions remained… read-more

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 08:30 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: environment, Sustainable Development, Methane, CO2 emission

Courtesy: The Wire

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Nike Sells Refurbished Sneakers In Stores To Help Environment

In an environment-friendly move, sports brand Nike has announced to refurbish all old sneakers returned within 60 days of purchase. Nike, after inspecting the wear and tear, will sell them at a discounted price. Aiming to reduce landfill waste and use non-recyclable materials, Nike has rolled out this sustainable footwear production policy. Assigning a condition-grade for the hand refurbished shoes, Nike also applies a 60-day return policy on… read-more

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 07:18 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Nike, Sustainability, environment, Sneakers

Courtesy: News18

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MP: Escaping Fire Leopard Jumps Over Transformer, Dies Of Electrocution

A leopard was reported dead after jumping over a power transformer in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. Reportedly, the big cat was roaming in an agricultural land in search of food while the stubble caught fire and it jumped onto a power transformer and died of electrocution. However, the forest officials after post-mortem dumped the dead carcass as per the National Tiger Conservation Authority guidelines.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 06:41 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: environment, Leopard, Big Cats, Madhya Pradesh, Raisen

Slash and burn agriculture in Amazon

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Wildfires, Farming, Ranching Increase Deforestation By 17% In Amazon

Amazon rainforests have lost scores of green cover as deforestation increased by 17% in 2020. A University of Maryland report pointed that around 2.3 million acres of land, equivalent to El Salvador, has lost the forest cover. Losing over 1.5 million hectares of primary forest, Brazil accounted for the highest deforestation while Bolivia and Peru followed next. The study cited slash-and-burn agriculture, wildfires and cattle ranching as major… read-more

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 04:00 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Amazon forest, Greenery, forest cover, environment

Courtesy: The Wire

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Azim Premji Univ Researchers Transform Ecological Study Into Story Book

Azim Premji University researchers have transformed an eight-year old ecological research into a storybook to aware people about Bengaluru's environment and wooden grooves. Titled 'Where have all our gunda thopes gone?', the 56-page story gives insights into environmental problems by showing facts. Illustrated by APU's Sukanya Basu, the book is translated by NSD visiting faculty member MK Shankar. It contains adjacent English and Kannada… read-more

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 05:17 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: bengaluru, Karnataka, Azim Premji University, environment

Courtesy: The Indian express

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IIT Mandi Develops Algorithms To Improve Efficiency Of Internal Combustion Engines

IIT-Mandi has developed algorithms that eyes to curtail carbon emission by studying internal combustion (IC) engine's function. Aiming to bring maximum fuel efficiency, the algorithm can be used for battery-operated vehicles as well. The algorithm has been developed in a joint effort of IIT-Mandi and Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions. Reportedly, IC engines contribute 10% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions while accounting… read-more

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 03:53 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: iit mandi, Technology, Mandi, environment

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UK Lady Makes Waste-To-Wonder Biz; Designs Card Of Discarded Plastic

A London-based woman named Flora Blathwayt has established an innovative business of making trendy cards out of discarded plastic. Under her 'Washed up Card' initiative, Flora collects bits of plastic from the beaches around the UK to make cards for different occasions. Interestingly, the 34-year-old also writes the places' name, from where the piece was retrieved, behind every card. Founded during the pandemic, the business has five-star… read-more

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 01:14 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: UK, Europe, environment, Plastic

Courtesy: Times Now

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Plants Help In Reducing Mercury Level From Environment: Study

Research by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, US has revealed that plants reduce the level of mercury gas from the environment. The study, comprising data from over 200 studies, explained that over 88% of Mercury found in plants is absorbed from the environment through its leaves. Interestingly, global vegetation can absorb over 1,300 tonnes of mercury each year. Experts say high concentration of mercury can cause neurological and… read-more

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 02:08 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: PLANTS, mercury, Hazardous, environment

Courtesy: Wion News

Digvijaysinh Zala

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India's First Environment Minister Digvijaysinh Zala Passes Away

Former Union Minister and Gujarat MLA Digvijaysinh Zala has died at the age of 88. Creating the Environment Ministry and becoming the first Environment Minister under Indira Gandhi’s regime, Zala had also headed the Wankaner princely state in Saurashtra. He represented India's stand on environmental issues in the UN multiple times. Zala also initiated the process of replacing wooden sleepers under railway tracks with cement ones to save trees… read-more

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 01:21 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Save tree, former union minister, Death, environment, enviornment minister, Wankaner Digvijaysinh Zala

Courtesy: The Economic Times