Insights into Editorial: Visakhapatnam gas leak: What is styrene gas?

Context: A gas leak, reminiscent of the , has claimed at least 11 lives and affected thousands of residents in five villages in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The source of the leak was a styrene plant owned by South Korean electronics giant LG, located at RRV Puram near Gopalapatnam, about 15 kms from the coast …

Insights into Editorial: Covid must not be used as an excuse to ignore environment protection

Introduction: The damage to the global economy from COVID-19 threatens to far exceed that of the recession of 2007-2009 and could, according to the International Monetary Fund, trigger the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Governments desperate to reopen moribund economies are now tiptoeing around the lockdown to avoid the dreaded “second …