Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments on pollution
The Maharashtra Environment Ministry has exempted 0.5 litre plastic bottles from the ban and extended the deadline to dispose of the banned plastic items.
Recent studies have shown that 850 million metric tonne of plastic will be found in oceans by 2050, when the fish count by then will just be 821 million metric tonne.
While northern China was able to bring down concentrations of hazardous airborne particles like PM 2.5 in the air, the ground-level ozone has become its next problem, says a study conducted by Peking University's Guanghua School of Management and the Center for Statistical Science.
Dehradun becomes the first north Indian city to be benefited by Clean Air Asia's (CAA) clear air management project, under which particulate matter monitoring stations will be set up in the city.
After residents of Siddh Garbyang village in Uttarakhand complained that untreated chemical effluents were being released in drains, the National Green Tribunal hired amicus curiae in the matter.
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