obw
15 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

India to tackle toxic smog which is causing its pollution emergency

Delhi authorities are beginning an “emergency plan of action” to tackle the growing air pollution, reports NDTV. According to the data, the air quality in the capital showed a significant decline over the past week. Moreover, the pollution index, which reflects the number of harmful substances in the air, exceeded 201 points. It should be […]

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gbw
11 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

UN warns: the world at risk if warming exceeds

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if global warming continues at its current rate, the global temperature can rise by 1.5 C between 2030 and 2052. Petteri Taalas, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, said in Geneva “there is clearly need for a much higher ambition level to reach even a […]

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indiangirls
09 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Indian schoolgirls beaten up after resisting sexual harassers

34 girls, aged 12-14, were attacked by a large crowd of teenage boys and their parents when they complained of sexual harassment in Supaul district. Six boys and one woman were already arrested after the attack. According to police and witnesses, the girls had been playing in the sports area of the government school in […]

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ppm
05 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Six rescue divers drown trying to save teen in Malaysia

In Malaysia, in the state of Selangor, six divers have drowned during a rescue operation. The divers were looking for a 17-year-old teenager who disappeared the day before when he was fishing on the shore of a reservoir with his friends. According to the local authorities, the rescuers fell into a whirlpool, and because of […]

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eag
04 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Farm worker who poisoned 406 eagles jailed and fined

In New Zealand, a man has been jailed for 14 days and fined $2,500 for poisoning 406 eagles. Murray James Silvester, a 59-years-old farm worker, admitted that he killed the birds from October 2016 to April 2018. Moreover, the eagle bodies were found hidden in the bush and scrub on three separate farms spanning 2,000 […]

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ikea
03 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

IKEA says goodbye to plastic straws

This week IKEA showed its last plastic straw in a display at London Design Museum after it refused to sell the items in any of its UK and Ireland stores, restaurants and bistros. The company wants to inspire consumers to take small steps that will have a positive environmental impact. “Plastic straws have become such […]

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indo
02 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Indonesia quake and tsunami death toll over 1,200

The number of people known to have died in Indonesia in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami has risen to more than 1,200. However, Joko Widodo, the head of state cannot give the exact number of the dead. Jakarta Post reports that the number of victims can reach 2,000 people, and at least 16 thousand people have […]

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china
01 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

China is secretly building hundreds of new coal stations

According to an analysis of satellite imagery, the Chinese government is building hundreds of new coal-fired plants. The pictures have been compared and overlooked by green campaigners CoalSwarm. In the study, it was used satellite photos to examine power plants that were subject to a suspension order. Besides, it was found out that construction continuing […]

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orca
28 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Orca “apocalypse”: half of the killer whales doomed to die from pollution

Orca or killer whales are now in trouble due to toxic chemical pollution in the environment. According to a new study, in spite of that 40 years ago, polychlorinated biphenyls were prohibited, they are still posing a deadly threat to orcas. The chemical compounds were produced in large quantities and used from plastics, paints to […]

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