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Despite the government’s repeated efforts to keep air pollution in check, the capital city of China is still grappling with one of the worst pollution levels in the world. Now, officials in Hebei Province, which surrounds Beijing, have decided to create what they call a “Green Necklace” of trees in hopes of clearing the air. […]

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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet is a hard-hitting documentary that gives an alarming picture of how the textile industry is causing destruction of rivers in Asia. The opening scene of the documentary shows deep magenta waste water spilling into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and activist Orsola de Castro is […]

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Indian government is planning to take strict action against expansion or modernization projects that have not obtained prior environment clearance (EC). The Ministry of Environment has also released a notification stating the same. The gazette notification issued on March 14 reads, “In case, the projects or activities requiring prior EC from the concerned Regulatory Authority are […]

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A new research has revealed that fast melting ice caps in the Arctic due to climate change have proved to be a major culprit in the severe air pollution conditions experienced recently in China. It is also predicted that such ‘airpocalypses’ will be a more common occurrence in coming years. Scientists found that fast-melting ice […]

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A new report states that flame retardants used in plastics in a wide range of electronic products is extremely hazardous for children who are exposed to them. A 2015 study had found significant traces of two potentially hormone-altering brominated flame retardants in 43% of 21 children’s toys- including toy robots, hockey sticks and finger skateboards. These brominated […]

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The global solar power generation increased by a whopping 50% last year, thanks to the launch of many solar farms in the US and China. New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 GW, a dramatic increase on the 50 GW installed the year before. China and the US were the highest contributors, with […]

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Like all major capital cities around the world, Dubai is also planning to build a huge green space to enhance the city’s natural landscape and attract tourists. The 800,000 square mile pedestrian-friendly public park is a joint project between Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality. The park will feature 18 miles of pedestrian pathways, 12 miles of jogging track, […]

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