The summer of 2022, one of the hottest in history, has witnessed widespread ozone exceedance, making the air of Delhi-NCR more toxic, says the latest analysis released here by the Centre for Science and Environment.

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Of the over 1,700 people who lost their lives to extreme weather events in India in the year 2021, 350 were from Maharashtra. Odisha followed with 223 casualties; and in Madhya Pradesh, 191 lives were lost.

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The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector of Indian industry accounts for close to 30 per cent of the country’s GDP. Despite such a substantial role played by the sector in India’s economy, its contribution to deteriorating air quality in cities and regions has rarely been assessed, analysed or highlighted.

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Biodiversity conservation is an absolute imperative today, but is India serious about it? Notwithstanding the alacrity that the country has shown in ratifying and supporting international biodiversity conventions or in enacting domestic laws and regulations, India’s record in conservation and use of its bioresources has been quite dismal – finds an investigative analysis done by Down To Earth magazine.

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With nine MLAs, three MPs, and one mayor all belonging to the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party, citizens in Agra are asking when will the water supply position in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium zone improve and the environmental conditions change for the better.

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As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna recently their hearts are filled with disgust and frustration to see the plight of the river which is the lifeline of millions of people from Delhi to Agra.

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