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Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages
World

Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages

People may not debate environmental issues as much as they should, but it is a pressing concern that is leading to health crises, species extinction, climate change, on a massive, global scale.
#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags
Business

#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags

Let's face it, plastics are a threat for everyone, from humans on the land to creatures in the deepest parts of the ocean.
Odisha teenager builds 'cheapest' mobile cover that absorbs harmful radiations
India

Odisha teenager builds 'cheapest' mobile cover that absorbs harmful radiations

In a remarkable innovation, a 17-year-old boy from Odisha has developed a mobile flip cover, using biodegradable products like cow dung and bael leaf. It is cheap and also protects users from harmful radiation.
Indian Railways: Major eco-friendly steps taken by the national transporter
India

Indian Railways: Major eco-friendly steps taken by the national transporter

With the vision of supporting the cause of environment protection and preservation, the Railway Ministry has taken various measures, in recent years.
This 12-year-old boy is building ship to clean the oceans
India

This 12-year-old boy is building ship to clean the oceans

A 12-year-old me was a puberty-hit gawky teenager, obsessing over SRK after watching him in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Sikkim: 4% increase in forest cover since 1993, says CM
India

Sikkim: 4% increase in forest cover since 1993, says CM

A plethora of initiatives for preserving biodiversity in Sikkim such as spreading mass awareness and adopting an eco-friendly policy has led to an increase of its forest cover by over 4% since 1993, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said.
UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns
World

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.
Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres
World

Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres

On the occasion of 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that about 1.4mn people move to cities every week around the world and warned such rapid urbanization can contribute to increased risks from natural and human-made disasters.
IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus
India

IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus

A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus.

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