Blue skies, reduced emissions only temporary, won’t benefit environment in long run, say experts

Blue skies, reduced emissions only temporary, won’t benefit environment in long run, say experts

CPCB found that the reduction in number of on-road vehicles, resulted in up to 51 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx). Weeks of lockdown in the country to fight coronavirus may have reduced greenhouse gas emissions enabling people to breathe cleaner air and feast on blue skies, but it is only a temporary phase […]

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Weeks of lockdown in the country to fight coronavirus may have reduced greenhouse gas emissions enabling people to breathe cleaner air and feast on blue skies, but it is only a temporary phase and will not benefit the environment in the long run. Source link

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Supermoon 2020: After a beautiful ‘Pink Moon’ on Tuesday night, viewers share pics on Twitter

Supermoon 2020: After a beautiful ‘Pink Moon’ on Tuesday night, viewers share pics on Twitter

Supermoon happens once every year. (Image: NASA/Bill Dunford) April Supermoon 2020: The April Pink Supermoon which was visible to most of the world on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday was not actually pink, a report in The Guardian has stated. While the moon was bigger and brighter than usual, the difference was very […]

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Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study

Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study

The researchers adjusted for population size, hospital beds, number of people tested for COVID-19, weather, and socioeconomic and behavioural variables such as obesity and smoking. (Reuters photo) Living in areas with higher levels of air pollution is associated with an increased risk of death from COVID-19, claims a study conducted in the US. The research […]

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COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t make Earth shake less, but improved quake detection, scientists say

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t make Earth shake less, but improved quake detection, scientists say

The resulting quiet means surface seismic readings are as clear as the ones scientists usually get from the same instruments buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface, noted the scientists. (Reuters photo) The protective self-quarantine and lockdown measures around the world due to COVID-19 scare have reduced the human-caused seismic noise, as a result of which […]

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Lockdown: Major air pollutants PM2.5, PM10 and NOx down by at least 50 per cent in Delhi

Lockdown: Major air pollutants PM2.5, PM10 and NOx down by at least 50 per cent in Delhi

In Delhi, the comparison made from the second week of March (before lockdown) to first week of April (April 6), reduction in PM2.5 was found to be by 62 per cent, PM10 by 57 per cent and NOx by 50 per cent. With vehicles off the road and industries shut due to the ongoing lockdown […]

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Supermoon 2020: Here’s why New Zealand won’t be able to see the phenomenon

Supermoon 2020: Here’s why New Zealand won’t be able to see the phenomenon

The moon will be 95% illuminated on the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday. (Image: NASA/Bill Dunford) Supermoon: While the world is gearing up for the Supermoon sighting on Tuesday night, according to the Dark Sky Project’s astronomy guide, New Zealand would not be able to view the Supermoon when it is at its closest, even […]

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Kolkata air quality deteriorates after people burst crackers in response to 9 pm-9min call

Kolkata air quality deteriorates after people burst crackers in response to 9 pm-9min call

“Air quality had substantially improved in the city over the past week, amid the lockdown imposed by the government due to the growing COVID-19 threat, as industries suspended operations and vehicles kept off the roads. Air quality was found to have deteriorated in several pockets of the city on Monday, after people burst crackers in […]

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