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Mumbai among 31 cities of the world to sign the C40 Urban Nature Declaration

Mumbai is among the world's greatest 31 cities that have signed the C40 Urban Nature Declaration which aims at creating more public green and blue spaces. This initiative has been taken up with a view of making these metropolises greener in the coming years. Apart from this, this decision is expected to speed up the existing efforts to make communities healthier, improve air quality and help protect towns from the dire consequences of climate change, such as extreme heat, flooding and drought.

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Lucknow, Jaipur & Mumbai among cities with high NO₂ pollution levels: Greenpeace India study

Nitrogen dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that is released when coal-based fuel is burnt in motor vehicles, power generation and industrial processes. A report by Greenpeace India, a non-government organisation (NGO), has analysed NO₂ concentrations in eight of India's most populous cities. This report claims that between April 2020 and April 2021, nitrogen dioxide pollution has increased in Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.

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50-year-old urban trees to get heritage status across Mumbai & other Maha districts

In a bid to promote awareness about the state's flora, the Maharashtra administration has decided to assign heritage status to all trees in urban areas that have completed a life span of 50 years. Under the leadership of the Chief Minister, the state cabinet sanctioned amendments in the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975, to include the idea of heritage trees.

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