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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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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ind
26 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Heavy rains lash north India

45 people are missing because of heavy rains in northern India, reports ANI. According to the agency, the people disappeared in Lahul and Spiti districts in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Among the missing people there are 35 students of the Technological Institute of the city of Rourke. Earlier, the Times of India reported […]

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phi
18 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Typhon Mangkhut killed at least 74 people in the Philippines

At least 74 people died after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut enveloped a small mining town in the Philippines, burying homes and a chapel where dozens of people had taken shelter. “The death toll from Typhoon Manghut on Tuesday, September 18, has increased to 74, the largest number of victims accounted for the Cordilleran administrative region,” […]

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elk
17 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Elk was rescued from a polluted pond in the Chernobyl zone

In Chernobyl, an elk was pulled from a radioactive lake, the Kyiv police reports. According to the report, the animal was in a contaminated reservoir between the fourth and fifth power units of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant. A group of the police, the state emergency service, and the radiation-ecological biosphere reserve staff immediately arrived […]

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dog
13 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Vietnam capital Hanoi asks residents to stop eating dog and cat meat

The authorities in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi is urging its residents to stop eating dog meat. According to the officials, consuming dog meat gives a negative reputation of the image of a modern and civilized city, and also increases the risk of spreading deadly diseases like rabies. Besides, citizens are asked to stop eating cat meat, […]

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