Pollution

Odisha Has a Maximum Number Of Contaminated Sites; Lodha Tribe; Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Centre for Advanced Radiation Shielding and Geopolymeric Materials Odisha topped the list of states and Union territories with the maximum number of contaminated sites, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Of the 112 sites in India contaminated by toxic and hazardous substances, 23 were in Odisha followed by Uttar Pradesh (21) and Delhi (11), …

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Persistent Organic Pollutants

Daily PIB News (October 7, 2020): Ratification Of Seven Persistent Organic Pollutants Approved

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, on October 7 approved the Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The Cabinet further delegated its powers to ratify chemicals under the Stockholm Convention to Union Ministers of External Affairs (MEA) and Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) in …

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Methane Is Leaking From Industry Sites At Rates Equivalent To The Annual Carbon Emissions Of France And Germany

Methane is leaking from industry sites at rates equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of France and Germany combined, a new analysis using satellite data shows. Using imaging data gathered by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P monitoring mission, the study shows more than 100 “high-volume emission events” worldwide from gas storage and transmission facilities. These …

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Agriculture’s Contribution to Pollution And Climate Change And What India Is Doing To Prevent It

According to a report, titled Agriculture’s Contribution To Air Pollution And Climate Change, released by the FAO, following are the major sources of agricultural pollution: Pollution from Biomass Burning Soot, dust and race gases are released by biomass burning during forest, bush or rangeland clearance for agriculture. Greenhouse Gas Emissions For some countries, the contribution …

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