Campaigners say COP15 summit in Canadian city could fail to meet urgency of the issue, with about 1 million plant, insect and other animal species now threatened with extinction.
Negotiations have been gridlocked, with developing countries unifying behind a call for COP27 to create a specific loss and damage fund - an idea that has faced reluctance from richer polluters wary of liability.
For the first stage, Delhi has identified 19 plastic items that have a high potential to become litter and has made it illegal to produce, import, stock, distribute or sell them.
Particulate pollution continues to be the world’s greatest risk to human health, but improving the air quality is possible if correct policies are implemented, the report says.
The $3.5 billion plan will fund four major programmes that include a variety of projects to capture carbon dioxide from the air and factories and then store it, says the Department of Energy.
While the aviation industry attempts to clear our skies with zero-emission flights, there are some challenges electric planes need to overcome to transition to a carbon-free future.
Fresh data from the World Health Organization showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the problem is much worse in poorer countries.
A report due to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council is urging action against pollution that is causing widespread violations of the human right to a clean environment.
Nearly 87,000 tonnes of personal protective equipment (PPE) had been ordered through the UN since the beginning of the pandemic until late last year, and it is estimated most of that has ended up as waste.
As elephants in Sri Lanka experience loss of natural habitats, they're moving closer to human settlements and seeking out waste for food in landfills.
One Indonesian librarian is fighting plastic pollution by lending children books in exchange for trash.
India's pollution board told states and local bodies to fully get ready to close schools, impose odd-even restrictions on private cars' number plates, and stop all construction.
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