Over 627,000 people die prematurely and 18 million healthy life years are lost every year due to particulate air pollution -- the microscopic solid and liquid matter suspended in the Earth`s atmosphere, an environmentalist said here on Wednesday.
Lambasting the US-China climate deal, an advocacy group Wednesday said the two biggest polluters signing such a pact was the result of a "disastrous formula" agreed by India in two key UN climate conferences when Jairam Ramesh was the Environment Minister.
The government should take a leadership role in global climate negotiations, an environment NGO said today, a day after UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.
Suspending an order of a trial court at Vapi in a defamation case against environmental activist Sunita Narain, the Gujarat High Court gave relief to her on Friday and stayed proceedings against her as well as four of her colleagues.
Over 8,000 projects, involving a diversion of 200,000 hectares of forest land, have been cleared by the central government in four years and this was double the clearances given in three decades, environmentalist Sunita Narain said here Friday.
Noted environmentalist Sunita Narain, who is currently undergoing treatment in AIIMS after being hit by a speeding car while cycling on Sunday, said that cyclists are being edged out systematically to make way for cars.
With several differences and concerns yet to be resolved, negotiators today head for another night of diplomatic wrangling at the Doha climate talks which has inevitably spilled over into an extra day.