Fireworks during the festival and farmers setting fires for harvesting contributed to severe air pollution, measuring 456 on a scale of 500 on New Delhi's Air Quality Index.
A material whose use has rapidly grown in the past century, plastic is a massive contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and ecological pollution, WWF warns.
Recycled wastewater in the resource-starved city-state can now meet 40 percent of Singapore's water demand, also helping reduce maritime pollution
Annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere reaches another dangerous milestone – 50% higher than when the industrial age began, scientists say.
Despite considerable investment in renewable energy sources, China generates 53 percent of the world’s total coal-fired power in 2020, according to a study.
Pre-peer review report suggests the E484K or S477N mutations combined with D253G can reduce efficacy of certain antibodies. An overview of some of the latest science on the novel coronavirus:
With rumbling ships, hammering oil drills and booming seismic survey blasts, humans have drastically altered the underwater soundscape, researchers' have repored.
Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities, enjoyed some respite up until September in part thanks to a virus lockdown.
The scientists, who published their findings in peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Marine Science, said areas with more floating rubbish generally had more microplastic fragments on the sea floor.
A team from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has published an article in PLOS ONE warning of how laundering clothes made from synthetic fibres may contribute to microplastics in water and increasingly, soil.
Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles as most people remain indoors amid coronavirus lockdowns across the world.
Images by the US space agency Nasa are clear, in February the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fell dramatically in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, passing from an indicator that was red/orange to blue.
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