European Union Parliament voted for 60% Emission cut by 2030.

6 October 2020. Introduction: The European Union Parliament voted updating its climate target to reduce emissions by 60% by 2030 as compared to 1990 levels. Earlier EU had set a goal of reducing 40% emission by 2030. Highlights: The World Wildlife Fund and other Non-Governmental Organizations were insisting on at least 65% emission reduction by […]

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Cabinet approves Ratification of seven Persistent Organic Pollutants listed under Stockholm Convention.

7 October 2020. Introduction: Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The Cabinet further delegated its powers to ratify chemicals under the Stockholm Convention to Union Ministers of External Affairs (MEA) and Environment, Forest and […]

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CSIRO: 14 million tonnes of microplastic on sea-floor.

7 October 2020. Introduction: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) analysed the deep ocean 380km (236 miles) from the coast of South Australia and found that the amount of very small plastic particles on the seafloor was more than double the amount of plastic pollution on the surface of the sea globally.According to […]

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Eco disaster unfolding on Kamchatka beach: Reasons.

7 October 2020. Introduction: An ‘ecological disaster’ of sorts is unfolding on a black volcanic beach of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. Highlights:   A special envoy under Russian President Vadimir Putin was deployed for an immediate inquiry. The team found that the levels of phenols and oil compounds in the sea had increased that […]

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