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| 09 August, 2020, 01:37 AM IST | E-Paper


    Russia finds permafrost melting behind Arctic fuel spill

    Even as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented fuel spill that has polluted huge stretches of Arctic rivers was caused by melting permafrost, Russian officials said Friday, ordering a review of infrastructure in vulnerable zones.

    Estimated 3 billion animals affected by Australia bushfires: Study

    The study by scientists from several Australian universities said the wildlife hit included 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs.

    Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

    Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of a civil war that has taken a toll on oil infrastructure and seen rival powers compete over control of key hydrocarbon fields.

    Curbs help 4 metros meet clean air targets

    Unprecedented lockdown measures resulted in four cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru — achieving 95% of their 2024 National Clean Air Programme targets in a short span of 74 days, says a study on concentration of air pollutants in these cities for over 10 weeks. Researchers found all the four cities managed to better their 2024 NCAP target by around 30%.

    Punjab: With Beas pollution down, rare Indus river dolphins venturing out

    Punjab: With Beas pollution down, rare Indus river dolphins venturing out

    With reduced human activities and improvement of water quality of the Beas during Covid-19 lockdown, Indus river dolphins — one of the world’s rarest mammals — are being sighted more regularly at Beas Conservation Reserve and have also started venturing out to other areas, as far as about 50km away from its hotspots in the Beas.

    Less air pollution means thousands fewer die

    Less air pollution means thousands fewer die

    Measures to halt the spread of coronavirus have slowed the region's economies to a crawl, with coal-generated power falling by nearly 40 percent, and oil consumption by a third.

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