India’s sacred river dying of pollution

The Ganges, the river Hinduism worships as "Ganga Mata" or mother, is suffering from extreme pollution caused by industrialisation and overpopulation. Earlier this year, the high court in India’s Uttarakhand state had declared the Ganges and Yamuna rivers ‘living entities’ because of the crucial role they play for over 400 million people in the country, … Continue reading India’s sacred river dying of pollution

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MEPs in favour of pesticide ban to protect bees

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the UK have rejected the proposal of a Conservative peer opposing the extension of current restrictions on three neonicotinoid pesticides, linked to worrying bee decline. UK Conservative MEP Julie Girling put forward a resolution to the Environment Committee of the European Parliament last week opposing the proposal by … Continue reading MEPs in favour of pesticide ban to protect bees

Scientists forced to leave Canadian Arctic because of melting ice

A team of researchers studying the impacts of climate change had to abandon the expedition after warm temperatures and ice melting created dangerous conditions off the coast of Newfoundland. The scientists from various Canadian universities were conducting a large-scale climate change study on board of Arctic research vessel CCGS Amundsen. However, the team soon realised … Continue reading Scientists forced to leave Canadian Arctic because of melting ice