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PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

Since the first World Environment Day on June 5, 1974, the world has changed and challenges associated with Environmental protection have increased. On Tuesday, the nations celebrated World Environment Day, with India being the host country. Several environmental related programs were organized to mark the occasion. PM Modi participated in ... Read More »

Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra

The adoption of the declaration – in presence of Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Diya Mirza – came ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5. Before the adoption of the declaration, the Culture Ministry held a ... Read More »

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution

The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 274th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. The satellite, launched as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project, was developed and ... Read More »

7 million people die every year due to air pollution, warns WHO

According to the health institution, about a quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer can be attributed to air pollution. These numbers have remained unchanged in the past years, with, globally, outdoor air pollution remaining high and largely unchanged, while indoor air pollution has got worse, as ... Read More »