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Kochi’s CRZ violations: AV Antony responds to the SC notice to...

Kochi: Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) and others in a case regarding the Coastal Regulations Zone (CRZ)...

Central nod to Kalasa-Banduri dam upsets Goa leaders

"On the follow-up of my cabinet colleague @JoshiPrahlad, Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project in #Karnataka has been granted Environment Approval," Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on Wednesday.

Elephants dying of hunger, thirst in drought-hit Zimbabwe

Almost all water pans in the Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have dried up, reported Efe news.

SC extends stay on tree-cutting in Mumbai’s Aarey forest

The apex court move comes a day after the Bombay High Court rejected an application moved by environmentalists seeking a stay on the cutting of trees.

Koode, helping people in distress

Kochi: It was one year back, during the deluge in Kerala, that Nithya Venugopal started a WhatsApp group called EKM Rescue Volunteers. However, as the...

Study reveals alarming levels of plastic in Kochi backwaters

The report suggests the presence of 4276 tons of plastic waste in the bottom sediments which works out to 55.9 tons per square km area, in the 76.5 square km stretch of Alappuzha - Thannermukkom sector of Vembanad. 

Uttarakhand HC bans practice of using chilli powder and chilli bombs...

Sackfuls of chilli powder and chilli bombs were used by people living on the outskirts of the 11 elephant corridors in the state to shoo away elephants and reduce man-animal conflict in the region. However, the High Court put a stop to this on Tuesday.

Uttar Pradesh: Tourists to fill up safety bond at Dudhwa National...

The gates of the park will be thrown open to tourists from November 15 and only those who fill up the bond would be allowed entry.

World’s 30 largest cities ‘peaked’ emissions

As an organization, C40 plays an important role in helping mayors and city officials access critical data and resources to determine the best courses for climate action.

Rohit Sharma bats for trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony

"Even if there is more to the story, nothing is worth cutting down something so vital. Part of Mumbai being a slightly greener and slight difference in the temperature is mainly because of Aarey Colony. How can we take that away, not to mention the thousands of animals who will displace," Sharma tweeted on Tuesday.

Odisha issues auction notification for 10 mineral block

The Siljora-Kalimati, Narayanposhi and Mahulsukha iron & manganese blocks have also been put on auction.

Pathways to Permanence: Need for a strong disaster resilient housing policy

The term Pathways to Permanence refers to the process of reducing vulnerability and supporting disaster-affected families and communities using holistic program interventions that enable incremental progress toward the achievement of permanent, durable shelter and settlements. Government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the corporate sector and the community have a crucial role to play in disaster response.

Tree-cutting in Mumbai, 75 environmental activists detained

Jadhav was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 for his petition against the approval granted by the BMC Tree Authority of which he is a member, while Bhathena is moving the Supreme Court in the matter.

No idol immersion in river, Clean Ganga panel tells states

The directives have been sent to the state governments of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Will Smith has become ‘more fearful’ with age

On the film front, Smith will be next seen in "Gemini Man".

Indian Oil to Build Road from Single-Use Plastic

New Delhi:Country's largest PSU oil refiner and retailer Indian Oil Corporation has taken up various initiatives to support the government's drive to eliminate single-use...

No time for Kashmir; SC not to entertain pleas against revocation...

These petitions have also challenged the bifurcation of the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

A Dam of Consequences; New Project in MP to Submerge 2,371...

Social activist Amulya Nidhi said the project would affect forests in 23 villages and people living in as many as eight villages across the three districts. Theses villages had big tribal population.

Food grains for plastics, a new initiative of MCG

Amit Khatri, the commissioner of MCG said: "Such an offer will work in the long run to make city plastic free which will eventually save our soil and environment."

Fresh wave of climate protest begins across the world

In New Zealand, scores of protests were held, with students carrying signs, including, "We're skipping our lessons, so we can teach you one" and "You can't comb over climate change".

China raises Kashmir issue at UN

He said the Kashmir issue is a "dispute left from the past, and should be properly and peacefully resolved based in accordance with the UN Charter, UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements".

Arrogance has blinded PM Modi, Dissecting Imran Khan’s UN speech

"RSS believes in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims. RSS goons butchered hundreds of Muslims. This is arrogance. This makes people do cruel things. Something PM Modi has done. Arrogance has blinded PM Modi," he said.

Italian Foreign Minister lauds youth climate strikers

Friday's marches came as world leaders wrap up the UN climate action summit in New York, where Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte urged his counterparts against "indifference" as news emerged that a massive portion of a Mont Blanc glacier risked collapse.

SFI-ASA alliance sweeps Students Union polls at University of Hyderabad

Jiyad Hussain who had contested for the post of Vice President from MSF-Fraternity alliance managed to secure 500 votes. In the post-election speech Jiyad responded," Mister comrade, you are mistaken. You don't know who is here, you don't know who you are kidding! We are with our self-respect. We have decided to celebrate our izzat!"

Andhra to impose green tax, ban single-use plastic

The review meeting has also discussed among other issues, the ways and means to increase forest land, saving environment by prevention of pollution in the state.

Infosys wins UN global climate action award

The company's strategy is to integrate carbon neutrality with sustainable development. The UN award is a validation of our commitment to the cause of climate change.

Air Pollution can create psychiatric disorder in children

The other study found that exposure to TRAP during early life and across childhood was significantly associated with self-reported depression and anxiety symptoms in 12 year olds.

UN warns of 1 meter sea level rise by 2100

The report, which was researched by more than 100 authors from 36 countries and sources over 7,000 scientific publications, is the most comprehensive in the ambit of changes in the ocean and cryosphere - the Earth's frozen regions - to date.

If you choose to fail us I say we will never...

US President Donald Trump appeared briefly while Chancellor Merkel of Germany and Indian Prime Minister Modi spoke.

“Immediate measures should be taken to deal climate change,” says UN...

US President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at the summit, arriving after Thunberg finished and as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his address to the gathering

UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to reduce own emissions

The targets of the UN Secretariat Climate Action Plan will be achieved by intensifying existing environmental management efforts, fostering innovative solutions, changing the organisational culture and partnering with external stakeholders, said the press release.

Goa government seeks help from Indian Navy to dispose whale’s carcass

The Indian Navy, according to the statement issued by the naval base in Goa, INS Hansa has assured assistance to the state government in disposing off the carcass at Bimbvel beach, which is a restricted area as it is located in close proximity to the base.

Dalai Lama declares support for global climate strike

Tens of thousands of students across the globe staged protests, calling for urgent action on climate change ahead of the UN climate summit.

Human-Elephant conflict is increasing in Chhattisgarh

Wildlife experts believe that protecting large tracts of forest will help conserve the jumbos and bring down incidents of human-pachyderm conflict.

Delhi become the first state having 95% CNG-powered industries

The report says only 85 industries were yet to be made CNG-adaptive and CNG-operational.

Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee urge Indians to take part in Global...

Several Bollywood stars have protested the Mumbai civic body's decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro car shed project.

Washington to challenge plan to block stricter vehicle emission

Inslee said Washingtonians deserve better than Trump's "dangerous anti-environment policy".

Indian railways to install HOG to combat sound pollution

New Delhi: Travelling in trains will become more silent and eco-friendly, as the Indian Railways is going to replace the two generator cars placed on...

Electronic Vehicle Policy will save Rs 6000 crore fuel price

New Delhi: As part of the Delhi's draft electric vehicle (EV) policy, the city will need around 500,000 new EVs in the next five years...

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.

Stop this Indian Hitler says Imran Khan: Read the Full Speech

I want to tell India that, by detaining thousands of people, you are pushing people into extremism. If you lock me, mistreat me, the women and kids of my family, I would respond against the unjust oppression. When atrocities get to their peak, people would prefer that death is better than this insulting life.

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...

despite knowing everything about Kashmir, the European Union countries are not...

Geneva: Uneasiness over non-cooperation by world leaders on the Kashmir issue could easily be traced in the statements of Pakistani leaders. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah...

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...

Pakistan asked UN Secretary General to intervene in the Kashmir issue

  New York: Pakistan's Envoy to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that she met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and urged him to intervene in the...

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.

Indian occupied Kashmir largest prison in the world says Pakistan

“Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to be the largest prison in the world with the heaviest deployment of Indian occupation forces since the coercive, unilateral and illegal Indian actions of August 5, 2019, aimed at altering the internationally recognised disputed status of IOJ&K and changing its demographic structure to preempt the results of a UN plebiscite,” Pakistan said in the press release.

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...

News Behind The Barbed Wire : Kashmir’s Information Blockade

Kashmir: “When life is at stake, credibility takes a back seat" Key findings: Curbs on the media and its implicationsSurveillance, informal ‘investigations’ and harassment of journalists...

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...

Family members allowed to meet Omar, Mehbooba

Srinagar: The family members of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met them for the first time as...

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...

Release the Kashmiri leaders and allow me to meet them, Shah...

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday set conditions for dialogue with India on the Kashmir dispute, demanding that local politicians be released...

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...

NRC; “Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims” says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lashed out at India over the National Register of Citizens exercise, claiming that the publication of the...

“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...

J&K Crisis: Drama Designed to Divert People’s Attention says Ghulam Nabi...

New Delhi: "The government’s decision to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was a drama designed to...

Jammu and Kashmir: Phone services restored in five places

Jammu: Telephone connection has been restored in five districts of Jammu after over three weeks of suspension, reported ANI. The services were resumed in Doda, Kishtwar,...

Officer who quit IAS over Kashmir restrictions asked to return to...

Delhi: IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan who had resigned from the service owing to the restrictions imposed on Jammu and Kashmir was asked to return to...

Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman in USA stands for Kashmir

Washington: Congresswoman in the United States of America (USA), Ilhan Abdullahi Omar has responded against the abrogation of article 370, which gave special status for...

J&K health crisis: Doctors body condemns detention of urologist

Srinagar: An association of Indian doctors on Wednesday condemned the detention of a urologist, named Omar Salim in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar two days ago...

SC issues notice to Centre, Constitution bench to hear petitions about...

Delhi: Hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the centre's unilateral decision to abrogate article 370 and bifurcate the state, the Supreme Court referred the cases...

Sitaram Yechury can visit his ailing friend in Kashmir, SC approves

Delhi: Supreme Court granted permission to CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechhury permissions to visit his party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was detained in Jammu and...

Communication Clampdown in Kashmir, SC seeks report in 7 days

Delhi: Hearing the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of the regional newspaper, Kashmir Times, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to file a reply in seven...

Biggest problem of your politics is Confusion, Pak Minister to Rahul...

Delhi: Pakistan minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhary asked Rahul Gandhi to have some clarity in politics. He said that Rahul Gandhi is confused and asked him...

Kashmir internal matter, Pakistan instigating violence: Rahul Gandhi

Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Kashmir is an internal matter and there is no room for Pakistan or any other country...

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...

Both are nuclear powers, Imran Khan warns the world

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that like India, Pakistan too has nuclear weapons and if the Kashmir issues go to war, it will...

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...