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    Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study

    Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study


    The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the...

    The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the association between air pollution and ASD.
    German rivers show how warming can trigger chaos

    German rivers show how warming can trigger chaos


    The drought-like conditions have hit nearly 90% of the country this year. In Magdeburg, the Elbe River has been so low that no ships carrying goods south to Leipzig or on to the Czech Republic have been able to pass through since the end of June, said...

    The drought-like conditions have hit nearly 90% of the country this year. In Magdeburg, the Elbe River has been so low that no ships carrying goods south to Leipzig or on to the Czech Republic have been able to pass through since the end of June, said Hartmut Rhein of the city’s waterways and shipping department.
    Air scrubbed off CO2 could be a reality soon

    Air scrubbed off CO2 could be a reality soon


    According to a United Nations report this month, taking out a big chunk of carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere may be necessary to avoid significant further warming as even a breakneck shift toward clean energy now would most likely not be enough. The...

    According to a United Nations report this month, taking out a big chunk of carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere may be necessary to avoid significant further warming as even a breakneck shift toward clean energy now would most likely not be enough. The researchers haven’t yet figured out how to suck CO2 out of air economically or at sufficient scale.
    Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from South Africa

    Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from South Africa


    2 of 6 critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes 5 months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals. Rhinos in Chad were wiped out by poaching nearly 50 years ago, and the 6...

    2 of 6 critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes 5 months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals. Rhinos in Chad were wiped out by poaching nearly 50 years ago, and the 6 rhinos were intended to establish a new population in the country.
    Cabinet approves agreement between India, Finland on environment protection

    Cabinet approves agreement between India, Finland on environment protection


    The government on Wednesday approved an agreement between India and Finland on cooperation in environment protection in both the countries. The Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the memorandum of cooperation between...

    The government on Wednesday approved an agreement between India and Finland on cooperation in environment protection in both the countries. The Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the memorandum of cooperation between the two countries.
    Tracking indoor air quality can help mitigate home pollution

    Tracking indoor air quality can help mitigate home pollution


    Researchers from University of Utah in the US conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualise the microscopic air pollutants in their homes. The study found that tracking the indoor air quality in real time...

    Researchers from University of Utah in the US conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualise the microscopic air pollutants in their homes. The study found that tracking the indoor air quality in real time can encourage people to change their behaviour and switch to activities that cause less pollution within their homes.
    2 more Gir lions die, pride under threat

    2 more Gir lions die, pride under threat


    Two more Gir lions died on Monday, taking the death toll in the deadly outbreak of canine distemper virus (CDV) and tick-borne babesiosis in Amreli district to 23. The infection has nearly wiped out an entire 26-member pride in just 20 days. The three...

    Two more Gir lions died on Monday, taking the death toll in the deadly outbreak of canine distemper virus (CDV) and tick-borne babesiosis in Amreli district to 23. The infection has nearly wiped out an entire 26-member pride in just 20 days. The three lions that survive too are battling for life.
    21 Gir lions dead, 4 of virus that killed 1,000 in Serengeti

    21 Gir lions dead, 4 of virus that killed 1,000 in Serengeti


    Four of the 11 lions that died between September 12 and September 16 were infected with canine distemper virus (CDV). This lethal virus spreads from dogs in the wild. This is the same virus which had wiped out nearly 1,000 lions from Tanzania’s...

    Four of the 11 lions that died between September 12 and September 16 were infected with canine distemper virus (CDV). This lethal virus spreads from dogs in the wild. This is the same virus which had wiped out nearly 1,000 lions from Tanzania’s Serengeti Reserve in 1994.
    World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

    World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank


    There could be more trash in the world than people. The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 from around 2 billion tons in 2016. By 2050, South Asia's waste will double, sub-Saharan Africa's will...

    There could be more trash in the world than people. The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 from around 2 billion tons in 2016. By 2050, South Asia's waste will double, sub-Saharan Africa's will triple.Better collecting, recycling and disposing of trash, could reap economic and environmental benefits.
    Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says existential threat of climate change nears point of no return

    Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says existential threat of climate change nears point of no return


    "Extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms, and floods are leaving a trail of death and devastation. Last month the state of Kerala in India suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their...

    "Extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms, and floods are leaving a trail of death and devastation. Last month the state of Kerala in India suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their homes," UN chief Antonio Guteress said.
    Mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef damaged deeper corals

    Mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef damaged deeper corals


    Although deep reefs are often considered a refuge from thermal anomalies, the research, published in the journal Nature Communications, highlights limitations to this role and argues that both shallow and deep reefs are under threat of mass bleaching...

    Although deep reefs are often considered a refuge from thermal anomalies, the research, published in the journal Nature Communications, highlights limitations to this role and argues that both shallow and deep reefs are under threat of mass bleaching events.