Emissions of hydrofluorocarbon gas have grown

Scientists are concerned, because HFC-23 is a very potent greenhouse gas, with one tonne of its emissions being equivalent to the release of more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products from October

India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most polluted.

India launches robotic mission to land on the Moon

India launched an ambitious robotic lunar mission named Chandrayaan 2 on Monday, targeting a touchdown near the lunar south pole on 6 September. The Chandrayaan 2 mission is India’s most daring space project to date. 

India heat wave triggers clashes over water

Temperatures in India reached 50.3 degrees Celsius (122.54 Fahrenheit) last week, nearing the record high of 51 degrees Celsius set in 2016. The scarcity of water has prompted fights and stabbings at relief points.

India follows China's lead, bans plastic waste imports

It has been just over a year since China banned imports of foreign plastic waste, and now India has followed in its footsteps. Effective March 1, all imports of foreign solid plastic waste and scrap have been banned.

China and India help make planet leafier

China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters, are making it leafier - for now, a report says. The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries.

India Bans All Single-Use Plastics From Airports

India introduces a ban on all single-use plastics at 129 airports across the country. This is the first step to reaching the higher goal- make all airports plastic-free.

India is trying to prevent apocalyptic air pollution

According to a study, stubble burning contributs up to 26 percent of the most harmful particulate matter to Delhi’s winter pollution and even as much as 50 percent on certain days during the burning season.

India Passes Historic Ruling That Decriminalizes Homosexuality

The Indian court repealed a 150-year-old law that was instated during British colonial rule which made consensual sexual activity that went “against the law of nature” punishable by up to a lifetime in prison.

Indian Fishermen Collect Ocean Plastic to Build Roads

A group of 5,000 fishermen who rely on the “Mother Sea” to survive have taken it upon themselves to clean up the oceans – and use the piles of waste to repair their roads and create jobs.

India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022

Big news from India: the country aims to abolish single-use plastic in about four years. The move could dramatically reduce the flow of plastic from 1.3 billion people.

International Solar Alliance: Turning on the lights

The ISA’s purpose is to raise funds in order to undertake the mass deployment of solar technology required to generate as much as 1TW (1,000GW) of electricity.

Gender Bias Kills 239,000 Girls in India Every Year, Study Finds

Approximately 239,000 Indian girls under the age of 5 die every year due to neglect. The preference for boys in India encourages prioritizing food, educational opportunities, and medical attention for boys over girls.

World's largest organic sewage management system

The East Kolkata Wetlands in India processes almost 198 million gallons of wastewater and sewage produced by the region’s population everyday, relying on nothing but nature.

New school in India will prioritize happiness and emotional intelligence

Riverbend School in India is planning to focus on personal happiness, and turning out children who will give back to the world in a positive way.