Sri Lanka starts cleaning coast after fire on ship

As debris washes ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, the Sri Lankan Marine Environment Protection Authority begins to remove waste from the coast. Bengaluru: The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka has started the process to remove the cargo that washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl […]

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Second wave leads to open cremations, environment in danger

Makeshift crematoriums increase demand for firewood causing air pollution. Bengaluru: Environmentalists believe that open cremation of a body releases a lot of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, greenhouse gases that cause air pollution. “The mass burning could have been avoided on such a large scale. Whenever wood is being burnt, it doesn’t go under complete combustion. […]

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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the allowed […]

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Time for Nature to spread its wings

Lakes, trees, and animals are rejoicing reduced human activity across India and flourishing, as factories and automobile pollution comes down drastically due to the lockdown. Yamini Chincholi COVID-19 lockdown across the country has brought clear skies and clean air in heavily polluted cities like Delhi as well as other parts of the country. There is […]

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TN: Forest Fire in Satyamangalam Ranges

Forest fire occurred at the ridges of Satyamangalam wildlife sanctuary last evening. Kshipra Petkar 16th April 2020 The district forest officer informed that the fire broke out in the Satyamangalam wildfire sanctuary at 6:30 PM yesterday. The area where the fire started was one of the highest points of the Satyamangalam range. This is a […]

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