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    Unchecked Constructions on River Beds Exacerbated Pakistan Floods

    Officials and politicians are now waking up the rampant, illegal encroachments and constructions on the beds of the Swat river and other watercourses. They...

    Can AI-Designed Super Enzyme End Plastic Pollution Crisis?

    The latest developments in plastics research offer hope. Researchers at the University of Texas have developed a super enzyme termed as hydrolase that can...

    World’s nations commit to ending plastic waste

    The UN’s draft resolution on ending plastic pollution has been described as the most important international environmental deal since the Paris Agreement. By Emma Bryce The...

    Beginning to gather data on plastics, for a start

    Research is on to estimate the quantity of marine plastic litter. There is no creditable nor dependable data to drive informed decision on handling...

    MIT team creates new plant-derived composite replacement for plastics

    A new woody composite, engineered by a team at MIT, is tough as bone and hard as aluminum, and it could pave the way...

    High quantities of marine litter noticed during monsoon, minister tells Rajya Sabha

    Research by the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) has established the spread of marine litter along entire water column and sediment. Scientists at the...

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    In Bangladesh, Nipah Virus Keeps the Health System on its Toes

    There’s no cure and no vaccine for the Nipah Virus – and so far this year, both confirmed cases...
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    Debt Swaps Could Release $100 Billion for Climate Action

    If a country and its creditors agree to a swap, a portion of that nation’s debt can be written...

    Sri Lanka: Unlawful Use of Weapons in Policing of Protests, Says Amnesty

    During 2022 and 2023, Sri Lankans called for accountability for the prolonged economic crisis, corruption and human rights violations,...

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    In Bangladesh, Nipah Virus Keeps the Health System on its Toes

    There’s no cure and no vaccine for the Nipah...

    Debt Swaps Could Release $100 Billion for Climate Action

    If a country and its creditors agree to a...