When Thomas Edison patented the first commercially successfully light bulb in 1879, it’s certain that humanity took a huge step forward. No longer would people be restrained from activity or endeavor by the rising and falling of the sun; the era of artificial light had begun.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will announce in next week’s budget a ‘call for evidence’ on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging could reduce the impact of discarded waste on marine and bird life, the Treasury said.
Outdoor air pollution was responsible for six percent and household pollution for five percent of the total disease burden in India in 2016, according to the first state-level disease burden and risk factors estimates released by the ministry of health and family welfare.
India is rapidly acquiring the unenviable reputation as the smog center of the world, overhauling China, as the capital New Delhi chokes in a deadly combination of construction dust, the burning of agricultural stubble and vehicle fumes.
People are facing hard times as pollution menace is increasing in the Kothagudem district in the Indian state of Telangana, observed the Member of Parliament and Parliamentary standing committee Chairperson G Renuka Chowdhary.
Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain skeptical.