Bengaluru usually celebrates the World Environment Day with celebrations, demonstrations, workshops and seminars that attempt to raise awareness about how to make the city a better place. ET talks to five individuals who practise environmental consciousness on a daily basis. Cycling: Simple solutions to age-old problems Marketing executive Manoj Kandaswamy is one of the many enthusiasts who uses the cycle on a daily basis while not opting for car-pooling to and from work. He said that although Ben galuru's roads do not have dedicated cycling routes, the motorists are often mature and hardly aggressive with cyclists. "While a two wheeler takes me 50 minutes from RT Nagar to HSR Layout, cycling takes 70 minutes." Composting: Your in-house waste management Vani Murthy, Malleswaram resident and member of Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bengaluru, said the generation of `black gold' is a cost-effective waste management tool that reduces landfill dumps and facilitates manure creation … [Read more...] about Here’s how you can be the change, this World Environment Day
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Signifying its commitment to sustainability and climate action, India has gifted solar panels -- one each for the 193 UN member states -- that are being installed on the roof of the United Nations headquarters here. The solar panels, which are valued about a million dollars and gifted to all the UN member states in a symbolic gesture, are powered up to reach the max of 50 KW of generation power. "India's promotion of use of solar energy @UN is now well known. 1 panel 4 every Member State - 193. India is a votary of equality too," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted on Friday with the hashtags 'ClimateActionNow' and 'Equality'. Last year on the World Environment Day in June, India announced that it will partner with the UN Secretariat to use renewable solar energy at the UN premises. India has contributed nearly a million dollars to the ambitious solar project at the world body headquarters that entails installation of solar panels on the … [Read more...] about India gifts solar panels to UN, one each for 193 member states
Email Posted December 10, 2019 19:03:50 Photo: The historic SCG stands were barely visible through the smoke haze. (AAP: Craig Golding) Related Story: Mask warning as Sydney's air quality reaches 12 times hazardous levels Related Story: Only one type of mask protects you from bushfire smoke Related Story: Players vomit as heavy smog halts Test match in India Map: Sydney 2000 Shocking conditions at a smoke-blanketed SCG affected the vision and breathing of cricketers from NSW and Queensland on Tuesday, prompting Steve O'Keefe to call on Cricket Australia to ensure the scenes are never repeated. External Link: @cricketcomau: Through the Sydney smoke, Steve O'Keefe wrapped up Queensland's tail with a couple of beauties - and he was PUMPED O'Keefe helped the Blues extend their unbeaten start to the Sheffield Shield season, grabbing 3-28 as the table-toppers rolled the Bulls for 176 and made light work of their target of 42.However, bushfire smoke at the iconic venue proved … [Read more...] about Sydney’s ‘toxic’ smoke haze mars NSW’s Sheffield Shield win over Queensland
Email By China correspondent Bill Birtles Updated December 10, 2019 19:50:13 Video: Smoke has made it difficult to see Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay. (ABC News) Related Story: Mask warning as Sydney's air quality reaches 12 times hazardous levels Related Story: This is what you need to know about battling the 'airpocalypse' Related Story: Beijing smog red alert causes mass disruption in bid for clear air Map: China The days of Beijing being the world's most polluted capital are long gone (thanks Delhi!), but that doesn't mean the city of 22 million people is in the clear. Key points: Beijing and other Chinese cities routinely suffer from heavy pollutionSydney's current pollution levels are dangerous but still lower than Beijing'sSevere smog events in the Chinese capital shut schools and heavy industry While blue-sky days have increased substantially in recent years, the capital still has semi-regular bouts of thick smog. As Sydney suffers through … [Read more...] about How Beijing copes when the air is as bad as Sydney is today
Five people are dead and eight people - including New Zealanders and tourists from Australia, Britain, the US, China and Malaysia - are unaccounted for and presumed dead, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday morning. Later in the day she told Radio New Zealand that "there will be questions that are being asked, that will need to be answered ... by the appropriate authorities." "It's an unpredictable live volcano," Ardern said. While national geological hazard monitoring system Geonet tracks the the volcano's activity, the island is privately owned and it is up to tour operators to decide when to visit. Geonet had put the volcano on level two, indicating minor volcanic unrest. It was on level one 1 ahead of its previous eruption in 2016. White Island sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area known for frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and is the emergent peak of a large submarine volcano that lays 48 kilometres offshore from Whakatane on the east coast of New … [Read more...] about Why were tourists on NZ active volcano?