Peeping into the Future of Waste

Waste management is an important tool for curbing climate change and for keeping our environment clean and healthy. Methane generated from biodegradable wastes is a powerful greenhouse gas, and when it’s not captured and used as a fuel it contributes to rapid warming of the atmosphere. Estimates suggest that biodegradable waste in dump sites and uncapped landfill Read More …

Is show cause notice sufficient to drive compliance in industrial units?

Ten power stations in the Delhi-NCR air shed of 11,890 MW capacity and five more stations in the south were issued show cause notice last week by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for missing the deadline to meet the new emission norms. The plants that have received notices from CPCB Chairman SPS Parihar are: Read More …

Lithium extraction should be sustainable

In our efforts to make the planet cleaner, we cannot repeat the mistakes we made with fossil fuels Air quality has been drastically deteriorating in most parts of the world. While there are multiple contributing factors, emissions from energy production and vehicular emissions continue to be the primary pollutants. The solution seems simple — move the Read More …

Pollutant levels drop in central London 17 years after carbon tax introduction

Marylebone, Bloomsbury and Westminster had lower levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide in 2020, compared to 2003, a study found Carbon monoxide (CO) levels fell 62 per cent, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) 24 per cent and sulphur dioxide (SO2) 60 per cent, on an average, in at least three areas in London where Read More …