Environment

India ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

10/8/2017 | Environment | Climate

India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming ...

Oil spills

4/8/2017 | Environment | Pollution

Scientists have developed a simple, cheap and environment-friendly system that can effectively remove crude oil from sea that can pollute and even des ...

National Mission for Clean Ganga

2/8/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved seven projects worth Rs 425 crore in the sector of sewage infrastructu ...

Sagar Vani

30/7/2017 | Environment | Climate

Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change has launched an app “Sagar Vani” on the occasion of Foundat ...

Green Climate Fund

30/7/2017 | Environment | Climate

India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund. W ...

NGT directs Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh to submit guidelines on forest fire

24/7/2017 | Environment | Wildlife

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh governments to submit the national forest fire prevention and cont ...

Plastic Pollution

22/7/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The use of plastics has used substantially since 1960s. Though, various regulations are in place to curb the overuse of plastics, hardly anything has ...

NGT to impose Rs50,000 fine for dumping waste in Ganga river

17/7/2017 | Environment | Pollution

National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned all construction within 100 metres of the river’s edge from Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Th ...

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) Index 2017

16/7/2017 | Environment | Sustainable Development

India has ranked at 116 out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable de ...

Climate Change impact on Sunderbans mangrove

5/7/2017 | Environment | Climate

According to a study conducted by school of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, from 1986 to 2012, 124.418 sq. km. mangrove forest cover has b ...

Brow-antlered deer

29/6/2017 | Environment | Wildlife

A workshop on how people and brow-antlered deer (Sangai), can co-exist, recently concluded in Manipur. About Brow-antlered deer Sangai is the state an ...

Environmental Impact Survey

22/6/2017 | Environment | Renewable Energy

UK based super market has released environmental impact survey. This survey highlights the individual contribution to the world's climate while also h ...

Nalanda model of water conservation

15/6/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south central Bihar, has been selected for the national a ...

Biodiversity hotspots in Goa

14/6/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

BirdLife International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to th ...

Orang tiger reserve

9/6/2017 | Environment | Wildlife

According to a survey, Orang tiger reserve in Assam, have the highest density nationally (28 big cats). The count was revealed during phase IV of the ...

India’s biodiversity riches grow by 499 species

8/6/2017 | Environment | Wildlife

As per the latest reports by ZSI and BSI, 499 new species have been discovered in last one year in the country. Main highlights of the report: Out of ...

US exit from Paris climate deal

3/6/2017 | Environment | Climate

The United States will be withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. According to US President, this move was aimed at protecting American and its ...

Global warming and local urban heating

2/6/2017 | Environment | Climate

According to a recently released report, because of dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the world’s cities may be as ...

‘See-through’ frog

1/6/2017 | Environment | Wildlife

A new glass frog species with transparent skin through which its beating heart is visible has been discovered by scientists who warn that the amphibia ...

Action plan for Pampa conservation

25/5/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

A seven-point action plan for the conservation of pampa has been chalked out. The document, named Pampa Declaration, delineates a comprehensive plan t ...

Cobra Lilya

24/5/2017 | Environment | Wildlife

Two species of genus Arisaema, or cobra lily, have been spotted in the wild after 84 years. One species was found in Thia Shola, the other was spotted ...

Climate Change and Economic Survey: 2016-17

2/5/2017 | Environment | Climate

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the historic Paris Agreement in 2015 which brings all nations into a common cau ...

BRS Conventions

24/4/2017 | Environment | Pollution

An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is going to participate in the 2017 ...

Reclamation will cause ecological damage to Vembanad

11/4/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

A committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has held the CPT(Cochin Port Trust) responsible for CRZ violations ...

Chilika lagoon

7/4/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

The Odisha government is pushing for massive infrastructure improvement around the Chilika lagoon. IPE Global, which has been asked to prepare a touri ...

India’s temperature rose by 0.60 degree over last 110 years

31/3/2017 | Environment | Climate

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) all India mean temperatures have risen nearly 0.60 degree Celsius over the last 110 years. IMD ...

Animal welfare board

26/3/2017 | Environment | Animal Rights

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF), will n ...

Sea ice hits record winter low

25/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The extent of sea ice at both poles has hit new record lows for this time of the year. The disappearing sea ice comes as the planet marks three consec ...

Ganga, Yamuna termed ‘living persons’

23/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

Uttarakhand High Court has declared Ganga and Yamuna and their tributaries “juristic/legal persons/living entities having the status of a legal person ...

Green nod to nuclear research project suspended by NGT

23/3/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal has suspended the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) ...

Arsenic contamination

21/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

According the report tabled in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Bengal topped the list with more than 1.04 crore ars ...

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders' Summit

11/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The Vice-President of India led the Indian delegation to the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders' Summit held at Jakarta to commemorate ...

India launches second stage of HCFCs phase out plan

10/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

India has launched the second stage of its plans to phase out the Ozone-depleting HCFCs by 2030, as required under the Montreal Protocol. About HCFC P ...

Arsenic problem in Ganga Basin

9/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

Workshop on Arsenic problem in ground water and its remediation in Ganga Basin was recently organised by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) in New Delh ...

Tiruvannamalai project

7/3/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

A two-member expert committee submitted its report on Tiruvannamalai Girivalam Path Widening Project to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) Southern B ...

NGT fixes norms for camping along Ganga

5/3/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has prohibited all camping activity on beaches which fall within 100 meters along the River Ganga from Shivpuri to R ...

Two endangered plant species spotted

4/3/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

Two critically endangered impatiens plant species are spotted on the peripheries of the Eravikulam National Park. The newly discovered species include ...

Seemai karuvelam trees

2/3/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to enact a law with prohibitory and penal clauses within two months to eradicate seemai karuv ...

Illegal trade of turtle

28/2/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

There has been a strengthening of smuggling network in India which leads to the increase in illegal trade and export of tortoises and freshwater turtl ...

Nesting of olive ridley turtles

26/2/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

A record-breaking mass nesting by 3.8 lakh endangered olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) took place at the Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganja ...

Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve

26/2/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

There is strong criticism going around because National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) granted permission to the widening of a road that falls in the buffe ...

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution

20/2/2017 | Environment | Pollution

According to a report on air pollution, India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and i ...

Irrawaddy dolphins

8/2/2017 | Environment | Ecology

According to the latest census, Chilika lagoon remains the primary habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins. Bhitarkania appears to be the second main habitat of ...

The Asia LPG Summit

7/2/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The WLPGA Asia LPG Summit was recently inaugurated in Delhi. In this event, India showcased its various initiatives such as the Ujjwala, Direct Benefi ...

Central Pollution Control Board assessing oil spill

7/2/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is analysing samples from the oil spill resulting from a collision between two ships off the coast of Tamil ...

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

30/1/2017 | Environment | Disasters

Central Water Commission (CWC) under the Ministry of Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has signed two separate MoUs with IIT Ma ...

Cabinet approves ratification of the Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol

29/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases ...

Effects of Endosulfan devastating: Supreme Court

16/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution

Supreme Court described the effects of Endosulfan as “devastating,” and directed the Kerala government to release the entire compensation to over 5,00 ...

Green tribunal orders on micro beads

14/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to test cosmetic products containing microbeads after a plea sought ban on their use on the ground ...

Air pollution a national problem

13/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution

A Greenpeace report shows 90% of cities studied had pollution levels over prescribed standards. Highlights of the report: Delhi’s toxic air may be mak ...

New Ginger species found in Andamans

12/1/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Isla ...

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

9/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution

India’s energy and environment ministries have asked the government to scrap an import tax on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and impose a levy on use of ...

Rhinoceros: a successful conservation story in India

7/1/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), population of Indian Rhinoceros increased from 75 in 1905 to over 2,700 by 2012. The In ...

New Projects under Namami Gange Programme

5/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution

New projects under Namami Gange programme in Haridwar and Varanasi have been approved by National Mission for Clean Ganga. In Haridwar, 68 MLD sewage ...

Cabinet approves International Solar Alliance (ISA)

31/12/2016 | Environment | International Institutions

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) for ratification of ISA’s Framewor ...

First 2G (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India

28/12/2016 | Environment | Pollution

First Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India has been set up at village Tarkhanwala, Bathinda (Punjab), with an approximate investment o ...

NGT bans open waste burning

24/12/2016 | Environment | Pollution

There shall be complete prohibition on open burning of waste on lands, including at the landfill sites. For each such incident, violators including pr ...

Parliamentary Panel on Forest Fire

22/12/2016 | Environment | Disasters

The Parliamentary panel has submitted its report on forest fire in India. This panel was formed after a series of devastating forest fires earlier thi ...

Eco-Sensitive Zone

7/12/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The Government has issued the final Notification for an Eco-Sensitive Zone area of 59.46 sq kms of which 19.25 sq km is forest land and 40.21 sq km is ...

Winter Fog Experiment (WIFEX 2016-17)

6/12/2016 | Environment | Climate

To better understand the science of fog formation over New Delhi, the Ministry of Earth Sciences inaugurated the Winter Fog Campaign at the New Delhi ...

Environment Ministry postpones forest policy indefinitely

5/12/2016 | Environment | Environment

The Environment Ministry has indefinitely postponed an ambitious plan to update India’s forest policy. It has also decided to abstain from committing ...

Graded response action plan to tackle pollution level

4/12/2016 | Environment | Climate

The Supreme Court had accorded its nod to the Centre's graded response action plan to tackle different levels of pollution and asked the Central Pollu ...

Cabinet approves India’s position at Kigali conference

3/12/2016 | Environment | Climate

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the negotiating position adopted by the Government of India at the recent Meeting of Parties (MoP) to the ...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef sees largest coral die-off ever

29/11/2016 | Environment | Ecology

Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months. This is the w ...

Smog

25/11/2016 | Environment | Pollution

New Delhi had witnessed a heavy blanket of smog after Diwali. Now there is a possibility that it will return soon as constant sources of pollution hav ...

Marrakech Action Proclamation

20/11/2016 | Environment | Climate

The Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties ...

World likely to cross 1.2°C global warming level this year

16/11/2016 | Environment | Climate

According to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year, with global temperatu ...

Loktak Lake

7/11/2016 | Environment | Climate

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of Loktak Lak ...

Paris Agreement enters into force

6/11/2016 | Environment | Climate

The Paris Agreement pdf-icon entered into force on 4 November 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounti ...

Forest Rights Act, 2006

31/10/2016 | Environment | Environmental Legislations

A Workshop on “Forest Rights Act, 2006 – its Implementation, benefits to tribal and other traditional forest dwelling communities and its challenges” ...

Kashmir’s Red Stag

25/10/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is going to declare the Kashmiri Red Stag (also known as Hangul) as a Critically Endangered ...

Green train corridors

22/10/2016 | Environment | Sanitation

In order to make all the rail tracks on its network as green corridor, Railways announced that 175-km long line was made waste discharge free zone as ...

Kigali Agreement

18/10/2016 | Environment | Climate

An agreement to limit the future use of hydrofluorocarbons – or HFCs, chemical refrigerants used in ACs, fridges and cars, and which contribute to glo ...

India to eliminate use of HFC-23 by 2030

15/10/2016 | Environment | Climate

India announced that it will eliminate the HFC-23 gas, a potent greenhouse gas with high global warming potential, as part of its commitment to combat ...

Top World's Most Polluted Megacities

5/10/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Recent report of WHO on air pollution has confirmed that Delhi's pollution has gone from bad to worse. World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared De ...

Green Climate Fund

4/10/2016 | Environment | Climate

Recently, India has rectified Paris pact on climate change. Now in upcoming summit on climate change in Morocco, India set to stress on operationalize ...

Ochotona sikimaria

3/10/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

A new species of a small mammal in the rabbit family has been discovered in the higher altitudes of the Himalayas in Sikkim. This new Pika species is ...

WHO report on killing by Air pollution

30/9/2016 | Environment | Pollution

In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, it reported that it could have been air pollution that killed six lakh Indians in 2012, which i ...

Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii

29/9/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane's Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last ...

Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016

24/9/2016 | Environment | Water

The Union Cabinet has approved the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. The Order lays down a new institutio ...

Namami Gange Progamme

19/9/2016 | Environment | Water

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD&GR) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wel ...

Polluters Pay Principle(PPP)

17/9/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reiterated India’s stand for the implementation of ‘Polluter Pays’ principle on international carbon emissions. About ...

China ratifies Paris agreement

5/9/2016 | Environment | Climate

China has ratified the emissions-cutting agreement reached last year in Paris. So far, 23 countries have ratified or otherwise joined the agreement, r ...

Salt and Arsenic Contamination Ganga basin

3/9/2016 | Environment | Water

According to a new study published by Nature Geoscience, the gravest threat to groundwater in India isn’t over-exploitation but arsenic and salt conta ...

9 new breeds of indigenous livestock registered

27/8/2016 | Environment | Animal Rights

Nine new breeds of indigenous farm animals have been registered by the Karnal-based Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Bureau of Animal ...

BS-VI norms

19/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

According to a statement issued by ICRA Ratings, “Indian government’s decision to jump the Bharat Stage (BS)-V Emission Standards and implement the BS ...

Shashi Shekhar Committee

19/8/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

A committee of experts headed by Shashi Shekhar and appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to assess the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplai ...

Union Government launched Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities

18/8/2016 | Environment | Water

Government has launched ‘Smart Ganga City’ programme in 10 cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage ne ...

SC lifts ban on sale of diesel cars in Delhi

16/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Supreme Court lifted an eight-month-old ban on the registration of large vehicles fuelled by diesel in the national capital region (NCR) , making ...

Why Is Antarctica's Sea Ice Growing While the Arctic Melts

14/8/2016 | Environment | Climate

Global warming is melting the Arctic and glaciers worldwide, but not so much the sea ice in Antarctica. Analysis: Icy winds blowing off Antarctica, as ...

Impact of Shipping on Monsoon

12/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

According to National Remote Sensing Centre aerosol plumes from ships produced severe pollution along the international shipping route in the Bay of B ...

Periyar River

8/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Chennai, has directed the central pollution control board (CPCB) to submit a report on remedial measures being take ...

Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel

2/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Carbon dioxide is produced by the burning of fossil fuels in power plants and car engines and continues to accumulate in the atmosphere, warming the p ...

Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, 2015.

23/7/2016 | Environment | Environmental Legislations

Lok Sabha has unanimously passed the much awaited Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, 2015. The Bill aims to ensure expeditious utilization of ...

Microbeds

22/7/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Microbeads, small pellets of plastic, extensively used in personal care products such as shampoo, baby lotion and face cream and considered toxic to m ...

Kendrapada sheep

14/7/2016 | Environment | Animal Rights

‘Kendrapada sheep ' or locally called 'kuji mendha sheep ‘, a threatened breed of sheep found only in coastal Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts o ...

‘Clean Ganga’ project

10/7/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Central government has launched 231 projects under the ‘Namami Gange’ project which would take it closer to achieving its Clean Ganga objective. 4 ...

Degradation of Land In India

9/7/2016 | Environment | Ecology

According to a report released by ISRO’s Space Applications Centre nearly 30% of the country’s total geographical area is undergoing degradation. This ...

Antarctic Ozone Layer Shows Signs of Healing

6/7/2016 | Environment | Climate

The Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to show signs of healing, according to new research. The study found that the hole in the ozone layer is closin ...

Shailesh Nayak committee on Coastal Zone Regulation

27/6/2016 | Environment | Ecology

The Shailesh Nayak Committee of the environment ministry has proposed several relaxations in the coastal zone regulations. These relaxations could pro ...

Increase in Tiger Population In Manas

26/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The second survey to monitor Tiger across the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA), which covers Manas National Park (MNP) on the Indian sid ...

Karnala Bird Sanctuary (KBS)

23/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has made a provision of Rs 58 crore to mitigate the impact of widening of a National Highway-17 stretch pa ...

Draft on National Forest Policy (NFP)

22/6/2016 | Environment | Environment

The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest Policy (NFP). The draft policy is prepared by the Bhopal-based Indian Institute of ...

Ken-Betwa project: Threat to Ecology

12/6/2016 | Environment | Ecology

The proposed interlinking of Ken river in Madhya Pradesh to Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh to irrigate the vast arid and hilly region of Bundelkhand has ...

Nilgai declared as Vermin

12/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The environment ministry has declared Nilgai as vermin in state of Bihar. By declaring any animal as vermin will allow state authorities to carry out ...

Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016

7/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Environment Ministry has come up with new draft wetland conservation rules. The Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016 is seek to rep ...

Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme

6/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The Haryana government on launched Asia's First 'Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme' at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore. The exercise ...

Bleaching kills off 'third of Great Barrier Reef coral'

5/6/2016 | Environment | Ocean Research

Bleaching is destroying great coral reefs in Australia. It is estimated that about one third of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia’ ...

Report On Climate Change: WMO

30/5/2016 | Environment | Climate

Climate change made 2011-2015 the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) state of the global c ...

Mahseer fish

23/5/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Himachal Pradesh government has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of golden mahseer. The population of t ...

Himalayan brown bears

21/5/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The J&K Wildlife Department has recorded its first ever sighting of a group of eight Himalayan brown bears in Kargil’s Drass Sector. The sighting is c ...

Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database

15/5/2016 | Environment | Pollution

More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization ( ...

NGT halts Tawang hydro power project

2/5/2016 | Environment | Energy

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has suspended the Union Environment Ministry’s clearance for hydro power project in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. The c ...

Great Barrier Reef: 93% of reefs hit by coral bleaching

22/4/2016 | Environment | Ocean Research

According to a recently conducted survey on Great Barrier reef, almost 93% of reefs on the Great Barrier Reef have been hit by coral bleaching. This i ...

South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

18/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The Union Cabinet has given its nod for India adopting the statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) which will help in checking ...

Conservation of Olive Ridleys

12/4/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

Wildlife authorities have launched a massive exercise to conserve Olive Ridley turtles in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in Andhra Pradesh. The ...

World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan

11/4/2016 | Environment | Climate

The World Bank has released a climate change action plan that would help developing countries to work towards a more environment-friendly development. ...

New Solid Waste Management Rules

9/4/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Environment Ministry has revised Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years. These new rules are now applicable beyond municipal areas and will e ...

Government Issues New Rules On Management Of Hazardous Waste

8/4/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Government has released new rules for management of hazardous wastes which for the first time include a separate category of items like tyre, metal sc ...

Ballast water and invasive species

6/4/2016 | Environment | Water

A recent survey by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, had recorded the presence of as many as 10 invasive species ...

Vultures And NSAID(Non – Steroid Anti- Inflammatory Drug)

4/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

In 2015, The Kerala state government has withdrawn Ketoprofen, a non – steroid anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) used extensively for veterinary purpose ...

Sand-eating tadpoles

2/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

A group of scientists discovered sand-eating tadpole in the southern Western Ghats. These tadpole lives in total darkness, until it fully develops int ...

Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve

24/3/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Agasthyamala, a unique and highly divers ecosystem in the Western Ghats has been recognised by the UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. It covers the ...

Bt Cotton Crop Failing To Resist Pests

19/3/2016 | Environment | Agriculture

There is over 80 % damage of Bt cotton fields in Raichur district , which is destroyed by pink bollworm. However, Bt cotton producers, in the instruct ...

2015: Hottest Year

15/3/2016 | Environment | Ecology

Scientists reported that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far; breaking a mark set only the year before. This report is confirmed ...

Kodaikanal mercury poisoning

12/3/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has finally entered into a settlement to provide “undisclosed” ex-gratia amount to the victims of mercury poisioning ...

Environment Ministry releases new categorization of industries

7/3/2016 | Environment | Industry

The Government has released a new categorization of industries based on their pollution load. The old system of categorization was creating problems f ...

Extreme rainfall not because of global factors

7/3/2016 | Environment | Climate

The blame for extreme rainfall in India, a recurrent phenomenon in some cities, cannot be laid squarely on global warming and the El-Nino effect. A st ...

Sea Turtle Conservation Project

21/2/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project, Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park has collected about 2,000 turtle eggs and shifted ...

Swachh Sarvekshan Survey

18/2/2016 | Environment | Health

Karnataka's Mysore was voted India's cleanest city. Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli and the New Delhi Municipal Council were the other three names topping ...

Himalayan Griffon

16/2/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Himalayan griffon, also known as Himalayan vulture is spotted by birdwatchers in Goa. The Himalayan griffon was previously believed to belong to the u ...

Conservation Of Malabar Wetlands

5/2/2016 | Environment | Ecology

In spite of the frequent alerts by various environmental organisations and government agencies on the threat being faced by the major wetlands in nort ...

Projects On Konkan Coast

30/1/2016 | Environment | Ecology

The Konkan coast of Maharashtra has for long been the stage for conservation battles. Another ‘battle’ will soon be underway,Maharashtra government is ...

A Pact For Dam On Ganga: 1916

24/1/2016 | Environment | Water

The 1916 agreement's basic thrust and focus is on the 'Aviral Dhara' (continuous flow) of the river. This sentiment is of religious value and will be ...

Himalayan Forest Thrush

24/1/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

Scientists have described a new species of bird in northern India and China, called the Himalayan forest thrush. The species was distinguished by its ...

System Of Aerosol Monitoring And Research (SAMAR)

19/1/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a System of Aerosol Monitoring and Research (SAMAR). It will help the country in studying conc ...

Pilot Whales

18/1/2016 | Environment | Ecology

Hundreds of short-finned pilot whales have been found stranded on the beaches of Tamilnadu. Nobody knows for sure, even though whale stranding is neit ...

Environment Degradation and Health

22/12/2015 | Environment | Reports

There is direct link between environmental degradation and the health of Indians. Every poison we put out into the environment comes right back at us, ...

NGT Shows Red Light To Diesel Vehicles

14/12/2015 | Environment | Environment

In order to curb pollution in New Delhi, National Green Tribunal issued an interim order that new diesel-run vehicles will not be registered in Delhi ...

India adds 112 sq. km. to Mangrove Cover

12/12/2015 | Environment | Biodiversity

According to the latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), India has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of mangroves forest. The earlier ...

Emission of Greenhouse Gases: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) report, 2015

29/11/2015 | Environment | Reports

According to a report released by the ministry of statistics and programmer implementation, India emitted 1,146 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 20 ...

State of The Global Climate Report 2015

26/11/2015 | Environment | Climate

Climate change made 2011-2015 the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) state of the gl ...

The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters Report, 1995 - 2015

23/11/2015 | Environment | Disasters

A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major di ...

NGT directs collection of ‘green tax’

13/11/2015 | Environment | Environment

In a bid to curb health hazards originating from bursting of firecrackers, the Pune Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed civic bodies to ...

2015 United Nations Asia-Pacific Disaster Report

3/11/2015 | Environment | Reports

Major highlights of the report:- The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster-prone part of the world. The region’s disasters, 40 percent of the ...

Ban On Fishing To Protect Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

2/11/2015 | Environment | Wildlife

With the nesting season of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles nearing, Odisha Forest department has imposed a seven-month fishing ban from today alon ...

Green India Mission (GIM)

19/10/2015 | Environment | Environment

Green India Mission (GIM) was in news recently as union govt. has approved Perspective Plans & Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) submitted by four ...

India’s First Community Reserve for Dolphins

12/10/2015 | Environment | Biodiversity

India's first community reserve to protect the endangered dolphins will be set up in the state of West Bengal. The dolphin reserve is proposed to ...

India pledges 33-35% cut in carbon intensity by 2030

5/10/2015 | Environment | Climate

India has promised to make its economy more energy efficient and cut the carbon produced per unit of GDP growth by 33-35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 le ...

National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

16/9/2015 | Environment | Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been autho ...

Report on the future of tropical deforestation

3/9/2015 | Environment | Reports

The Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington has released a report on the future of tropical deforestation from 2016 - 2050 with and without ca ...

Okhla bird sanctuary

3/9/2015 | Environment | Biodiversity

Okhla bird sanctuary was in news recently as union government has issued the final notification demarcating the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the bi ...

Air pollution

2/6/2015 | Environment | Pollution

According to the World Health Organization,Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, causing at least one in eight deaths ar ...

Experts Reject Change In Environment Laws

8/1/2015 | Environment | Environmental Legislations

Top environment experts have questioned the recommendations of the government-appointed committee-TSR Subramanian panelto suggest changes to six exist ...

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