Browsing Tag: Pollution

While most of us spend our time contemplating which cookies are best- choco chip or butter cookies in the supermarket, Deepak Ashwani a young guy from Kapurthala in Punjab is busy with cookies of all together different type- Fuel Cookies.
While the threat to some of India’s most prized possessions is both vast and complicated, Dholakia said the pride that Indians have in these iconic structures will move people and policymakers to protect these heritage sites.
But while you may expect some of these environmental pollutants to be lurking in the air you breathe, there are other, quite shocking, things -- from underground, outer space and more -- in there as well.
Cotton is the primary raw material used in making turbans, patkas, other clothing we use as Sikhs. It takes anywhere from 700-2700 litres of water to grow enough cotton to make one turban.
China will fight smog with the same determination it battled poverty and all society should “act more vigorously to protect the land our lives depend upon,” (Premier) Li said.
Beijing's air pollution isn't even that bad... relatively speaking. "Lately, a very bad air day in Beijing is about an average one in New Delhi," says the New York Times in an article about the Indian city's smog.
Visiting Darbar Sahib is a mixed experience.
It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.
India has the worst air pollution in the entire world, beating China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, according to a study released during this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.
After discovery of high levels of uranium in hair samples of a large number of mentally retarded children in Punjab’s Malwa region last year, another study suggests Punjab has become a hotspot of environmental toxicity of multiple types.
The SAD-BJP government's claims about attracting over a lakh crore rupees of investment in Punjab have been proven hollow, evidently by their own admission.
With its boxy body and stubby tail fins, the dependable but modest Padmini taxi was once ubiquitous here, as synonymous with motoring in Mumbai as blaring horns and cows blocking traffic.
The holy Ganga is a poison river today. It's so full of killer pollutants that those living along its banks in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal are more prone to cancer than anywhere else in the country, says a recent study.
The researchers hope the study will help governments evaluate the various factors contributing to national water footprints and adjust unsustainable consumption practices and inefficiencies in production.
An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions.
Hundreds of volunteers crawled on their hands and knees in the sand yesterday, collecting bags of oily mess as they went. More than 5000 people have volunteered to help so far. About 620 tonnes of oily sandy waste have been recovered, with more oil washing up in Mt Maunganui on Saturday night.
At least one city in Punjab should become plastic free and it is the only hilly and serene sacred site we have in Punjab.” EcoSikh further added, “In addition, we would like to appeal to all deras to serve langar in biodegradable products such aspattal, paper or kasore and not use plastic. They should also clean the area after the langar just as enthusiastically as they serve the langar.
THE 25 crore man stepped in like a thief, eyes wary, searching for a sign that he must run. Jagbeer Singh. Farmer. Bus conductor. Father. Heroin smuggler. Jailbird. Nobody.
The fertile state of Punjab now battles grave chemical toxicity. Gidderbaha, the constituency of finance minister Manpreet Badal, is known for high prevalence of cancer cases. Two water samples in Doda found the nitrate levels at 94.3 mg/l and 72.8 mg/l, much above the WHO safety limit of 50 mg/l.
A group of Punjabi engineering students has built a pollution-free bike designed to run on air pressure and emit no carbon into the atmosphere.
Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000
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