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Madhya Pradesh: Heavy rains wreak havoc; 46,000 affected

Bhopal: Over 46,000 people from Mandsaur and Neemuch districts were shifted to safer places by late Sunday night as heavy rain continued to lash the...

No Uranium Mining in Nallamalla forests, KCR Clarifies

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ruled out permitting uranium mining in the Nallamalla forests.He told the state Assembly that neither the...

Just never give up, Greta Thunberg addresses gathering outside White House

The carbon-free vessel, which relies on solar panels and hydro-turbines for auxiliary power and is equipped with sensors that collect data on ocean acidity, sailed from Plymouth, in southern England, on Aug. 14, and reached New York two weeks later.

Funny memes, jokes on #oddeven scheme flood Twitter

Kejriwal said the Odd-Even scheme was aimed at combating high-levels of air pollution in winters due to crop burning in neighbouring states.

PM Modi asks everyone to throw out single-use plastics before Oct...

Mathura: Soon after launching a slew of welfare schemes for farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a big push to environmental concerns in...

Micro plastics can cause serious threat to human health

London: Researchers have found plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic...

UNCCD is short of resources to reverse the trends of desertification

Greater Noida: The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is far short of the resources needed to reverse the trends of desertification that the...

A barren land to oasis, story of a village in Bihar

"The government cannot do anything. Public participation is essential for development. This Panchayat is proof that milestones can be achieved by taking the first step. The village has proved that nothing is impossible when people work together," said Ganga Sagar Singh, Block Development Officer of Vidyapati Nagar under which Harpur Bochaha village falls.

Air pollution down in Delhi, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government has brought down air pollution in Delhi in the past three years and...

Shailene Woodley helping to save oceans

Los Angeles: Actress Shailene Woodley is helping to save the oceans alongside Greenpeace, as she joined the charity on an expedition to the world's most...

Government will restore 130 wetlands in next 5 years

New Delhi: The Union government has identified 130 wetlands in the country to be restored in the next five years, while to speed up the...

‘Solar leads decade of investment in renewable energy’

Nairobi: Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit $2.6 trillion, with more...

Sonowal suggests study on Assam’s elephant corridors

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said there should be a detailed study to mark the existing elephant corridors in the state.He said...

SC gives 4 months to solve Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal issue

New Delhi: Emphasizing on an amicable solution, the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave four months to Punjab, Haryana and the Centre to develop a consensus...

Medha Patkar ends nine-day long hunger strike

Bhopal: Social activist and pioneer of the 'Save Narmada' movement, Medha Patkar on Tuesday ended her nine-day long hunger strike in Madhya Pradesh following the...

SC directs new rules on parking policy be notified

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi government to notify new rules on parking policy by September 30 and to ensure that...

Taiji cove hunt: Japan starts controversial dolphin hunt

Tokyo:Japan has started its controversial annual dolphin hunt in the coastal town of Taiji, a media report said on Monday.The hunt sees the animals...

Air Quality: Delhi has to cut down pollution level by 65...

New Delhi: Delhi faces challenges to cut down the pollution level by 65 per cent to meet the air standards, an environmental think tank claimed...

“German Forests in a critical stage” says Agricultural Minister

Berlin: "Forest fires, drought and insect infestations have left Germany’s forests in a critical state," said agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner. The forest owners in Germany...

Peru and Colombia proposes an emergency summit to protect Amazon

Lima: South American countries Peru and Colombia proposed an emergency Amazon summit for countries in the region to coordinate a strategy to protect the vast...

Brazil rejects G-7’s aid, advises to use the money to reforest...

Amazon: The Brazilian government on Monday rejected the monetary help offered by G-7 countries, to fight the fire raging in the Amazon rain forest. The G-7...

Leonardo DiCaprio to donate 5 million dollar for Amazon

Porto Velho: Earth Alliance, an environmental foundation funded by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by...

NIAS study to correlate mortality and morbidity data with pollution

Bengaluru: "Researchers in National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is conducting a study correlating mortality and morbidity data with pollution," said Professor Sheela K Ramasesha,...

CSIR to certify air quality monitoring instruments

New Delhi: The Union Environment Ministry has tasked the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) with certifying air quality monitoring instruments.This...

Ministry to seek help from ISRO to detect illegal sand mining

Coimbatore: "Plans are afoot to detect illegal sand-mining across the country with the help of ISRO satellites and also augment water and fodder in forest...

Countries vote to protect sharks under wildlife trade rules

Geneva: Around 100 million sharks are estimated to be killed each year for their fins and meat. Countries will discuss including more species of sharks...

Explained: Amazon is burning, here is why it matters to you

Brazil: “Do not avert your eyes. It is important that you see this. It is important that you feel this” -Kamand Kojouri- Brazil has made it to the international headlines,...

“Straight from the Sky” Richard’s Rainwater!

Texas: With a tag line of catching rain straight from the sky, Richard’s Rainwater says it bears the distinction of being the first bottled water...

Lok Sabha secretariat prohibits the use of non-reusable plastic

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Secretariat has banned the use of non-reusable plastic including pet bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament House Complex with...

India biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, studies suggest

New Delhi: According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace, "India has more than 15%...

Funeral of a glacier, a story from Iceland

Iceland:“In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what...