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As pollution from stubble burning makes headlines again, here are the issues at stake

As farmers in India's north finish harvesting their rice crop, thick, dark plumes of smoke and soot have risen into the air over the Indo-Gangetic plains.

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In India, toxic air spells more trouble for COVID-19 patients

Every fall, air pollution spikes in India. Doctors worry what it will mean for coronavirus patients with breathing problems.
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India world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide, emissions see drop in 2019: Report

India's sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions, which contribute to air pollution, recorded a significant decline of approximately six per cent in 2019 as compared to 2018, the steepest dip in four years, a report has said.

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In this Indian fishing community, radio is saving lives and livelihoods

Broadcasts on everything from cyclone warnings to making jewelry from seashells help Pamban islanders stay resilient in the face of climate change impacts.

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Coronavirus Brazil: As indigenous elders die, endangered languages face extinction

Tribal leaders and linguists from Brazil to India to Australia race to record dying languages.
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Delhi is taking the right steps. But a more comprehensive approach is needed

Only one state taking measures will not have the desired impact because air pollution is not just Delhi’s problem. It is a regional problem, and, indeed, a national crisis.
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New Delhi introduces campaign to curb pollution ahead of winter

In winter, India’s capital is regularly covered in toxic haze. Officials warned that filthy air could make the coronavirus pandemic more dangerous.
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Can India's wild elephants find a haven in tea gardens?

India’s tea gardens are often flashpoints for human-elephant conflict. But some farmers are showing that it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Indian capital launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution

Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of winter, when the capital is regularly covered in toxic haze, and warned that filthy air could make the coronavirus pandemic more dangerous.

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As COVID-19 closes schools, the world's children go to work

Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.
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India plans $4.6 billion in incentives to lure EV battery makers

India plans to offer $4.6 billion (3.6 billion pounds) in incentives to companies setting up advanced battery manufacturing facilities as it seeks to promote the use of electric vehicles and cut down its dependence on oil, according to a government proposal.

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Shots from space show stubble burning has started in Punjab and Haryana

During the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Delhi reclaimed its clear blue skyline for obvious reasons. But with most of the activities having resumed, the haze is slowly creeping in.

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Mass migration set to increase as world warms

Climate change is now driving mass migration, which will only worsen unless governments take global heating seriously.

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‘Warrior Moms’: Mothers across India join hands to fight air pollution

Mothers across India have launched a movement to fight the rising air pollution in the country, which has severe health implications on children.

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Climate crisis could displace 1.2bn people by 2050, report warns

More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive an increase in migration with "huge impacts" for both the developing and developed worlds, according to an analysis.

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