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EQ: E-Waste, Coral Bleaching, Drowning Cities and More

EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient

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E-India

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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
A woman carries a sack of used plastic bottles to be sold at a recycling plant. (Photo: AP/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • New recycling plants along the Ganga: The Transport minister has announced plans to set up 20 new recycling plants along the Ganga to help with waste management.
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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
Holi in Kolkata, India. (Photo: AP/Bikas Das)
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  • Holi wet or dry? As the festival of colours is celebrated in India, the debate about playing a dry Holi to conserve water has only heated up.
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E-Renewables

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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
Security personnel sit in a boat as they patrol the premises of a solar farm in Gujarat. The solar farm is Asia’s largest according to its developer, Moser Baer Clean Energy. (Photo: Reuters)
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E-Law

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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
The polluted banks and waters of the river Ganga at Varanasi. (Photo: Reuters)
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  • “Submit data on sewage in Ganga in a week or pay fine”: In a strongly worded order, the NGT has directed the UP government and other agencies to submit the required information in a case involving pollution of the river Ganga.
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E-Waste

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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
Environment ministry issued more stringent rules for managing electronic waste. (Photo: iStock/Hajohoos)
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  • New E-waste Management Rules released: The environment ministry has published a list of new rules concerning the e-waste sector. These rules cover new sectors and fix a broader set of responsibility on producers of e-waste.
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E-Stat

17 lakh tonnes
The amount of e-waste produced in India in a year
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E-International

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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
Sea level rise will happen at an unprecedented rate, research suggests. (Photo: iStock/Dhurandar)
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  • Coastal cities to drown faster than expected? A new report has predicted that high fossil fuel emissions could cause sea levels to rise faster than expected. This means that our coastal cities could be underwater by the end of this century.
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E-Nature

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EQ: Read about climate change, wildlife, alternate energy, raise your environment quotient
Coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef (Photo: iStock)
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  • Coral bleaching warning for the Great Barrier Reef: Did you know that a coral bleaching alert has been sounded for Australia’s iconic Barrier Reef? Scientists fear that the level of coral deaths could equal those in 1997-1998 when 16% of the corals were wiped out.
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E-Video

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  • Think the climate change negotiations are confusing? Watch this video here:
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E-Quiz

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Where in India would you find the spectacled langur?
(a) Assam
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Telangana
(d) Maharashtra

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Shalini Iyengar is a lawyer and Research Associate at the International University College of Turin.

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