C60 Buckyball

Nano waste: The New Evil?

Nanotechnology is the upcoming technology which will drive the future market and industry in the world. It underlines the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. Nanotechnology refers to the manipulation of a substance of the size as small as one billionth of a meter. It is a very new multidisciplinary area and has the potential to revolutionize the world. Synthetic nanomaterials are already being used across the world for various purposes like cosmetics, paints, and coatings, construction material, etc. The40

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Phytoremediation- Solution to Contaminated Environment

Agricultural, military and industrial activities since long have contaminated the soil, surface and ground water around the world causing great stress to the ecosystem and the natural resources. It is important to get rid of these toxic chemicals for which different remediation methods are used. Remediation using the conventional techniques, are expensive and also disturb the natural fragile ecosystem, it is hence important to resort to environmentally sustainable technologies. One such efficient new age technology is phytoremediation. It is the40

Exxon Valdez oil spill

Bioremediation- The New Age Cleansing Technology of the Environment

Be it the Exxon-Valdez oil spill of 1989 or the more recent oil spill in Gulf of Mexico known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that began on 20th April in 2010, both spewed into the ocean tonnes of oil that greatly hampered the wildlife and their already vulnerable habitat. The volunteers who stepped into the movement of saving the wildlife endangered by the oil spill were also made to confront the toxic oil, hampering their health too. The method40

Deodorant

Effects of Deodorant on Health and Environment

The personal care industry has experienced tremendous growth in the recent decade, with the advent of deodorants and antiperspirants into the market. These products help in keeping one fresh, cool, sweat free and also impart a pleasant odour. The basic principle behind deodorants is that they prevent growth of bacteria on the skin and mask the odor through fragrance while an antiperspirant doesn’t just mask the bad odor, but also reduces the amount of sweat produced by reducing the amount40

Emission from burning of Municipal Solid Waste

Solid waste recycling not an impossible task. Let’s do it!

Imagine walking through any road or a suburb of a city not splintered with solid waste, plastic and other domestic rejects coming under your heels. It is a challenging task to make Swachh Bharat take shape without the overall awareness of each one of you. Seeing all muck around you, the opportunities to launch Swachh Bharat a success lies responsibility of each and every citizen. In most of the houses taking notice of the organic waste generated each day invoke40

RED Fort Delhi

WHO says Delhi air most polluted, India in Denial

As per a study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Delhi features first in pollution. Air pollution is a serious problem in India despite government efforts at making CNG mandatory in Delhi civic transport. The study noted that air quality in many of the global cities, outdoor (ambient) air pollution failed to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels thus placing the inhabitants at a serious risk from rising pollution levels. For this research, 1600 cities across 91 countries were40

GHG emission

With Glaring Smog and Rising Pollution levels, China cracks down with stricter laws

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body has adopted revisions to the Environmental Protection Law reported Xinhua. With this, the revised Environmental Protection Law which has undergone its first amendment in 25 years makes meeting pollution challenges a priority. “The new law says that economic and social development should be coordinated with environmental protection and encourages studies on the impact environmental quality causes on public health, urging prevention and control of pollution-related diseases.” Salient40

Lead shots

Why must the Olympics use lead shots?

Lead causes pollution and leads to pollution. When ingested, it can cause damage to wildlife animals and aquatic fauna that mistake it for food and ingest it. Lead is known to be a serious pollutant and can impair many body functions such as heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. It can also interfere with the development of the nervous system. Lead bullets have a very wide range and they break into tiny little fragments which thus increases40