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#CatchNewsTurns1: Five quick reads that will encourage you to keep our planet clean

Salma Rahman | Updated on: 15 June 2016, 11:05 IST

Our planet's current environmental metamorphosis is a matter of much discussion and debate. However, this simmering issue is often pushed to the backseat to make room for other news and developments.

Over the last year, Catch has kept a close watch on the key green issues, globally. From international summits, like the COP21, to individuals working silently to improve our surroundings, here are a few of our stories on the subject:

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1) A recall of disasters which rocked the world in 2015.

An uncomfortable memory, but an important lesson. A closer look at these natural calamities may help us manage and maybe even reduce the intensity of future disasters. Read more here: What we need to learn from disasters which shook the world in 2015

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2) A look at the world's most polluted cities

Air pollution is now a world-wide phenomenon. But many refuse to take it seriously. Thought Delhi was India's most polluted city? Think again! India has 10 of the world's 15 most polluted cities

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3) What does the Indo-Japan nuclear deal really mean?

Catch spoke to the convener of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy, SP Udayakumar, about the infamous Indo-Japan nuclear deal. Udayakumar had some rather strong views on the issue. Take a look: India has committed suicide after inking nuclear deal with Japan

4) When pollution makes for art

Where nine painters from Phillipines taught us that art could be an efficient tool to spread awareness. These stunning paintings by Filipino artists are made of polluted water

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5) How can the world's tallest peak be in trouble?

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first men to scale Mount Everest. However, half-a-century and 1,300 climbers later, Hillary said in 2003 that the time had come to give the mountain a rest.

Read more here: Limited certification, stricter norms and penalties can save Mt Everest: Mountaineer Arunima Sinha

First published: 15 June 2016, 11:05 IST
 
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