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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Global warming behind river ice cover loss

More than half of Earth's rivers freeze over every year. These frozen rivers support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes.

Increase of 5,188 sq kms in India’s forest, tree cover

Under the current assessment the total carbon stock in the country's forest is estimated at 7,124.6 million tonnes and there an increase of 42.6 million tonnes in the carbon stock of country as compared to the last assessment of 2017, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said.

Delhi NCR to get relief from cold wave in next 48...

The meteorologists at Skymet Weather have predicted a gradual increase in the day and night temperatures of the National Capital Territory during the next two to three days.

This winter, Delhi witnessed second coldest day since 1901

The Meteorological department said that they have recorded 2.4 Degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, 3.1 Degrees Celsius at Palam and 1.9 Degree Celsius at Aya Nagar on Friday morning.

It’s sunny but freezing in Himachal

Besides Shimla, other popular destinations like Kufri, Narkanda, Kasauli, Dalhousie, and Manali too were totally devoid of the snow cover.

No white Christmas in Shimla this year too!

Deforestation and pollution are blamed for the change in Shimla's climatic conditions, says a study by the India Meteorological Department.

Delhi shivers at 5 degree Celsius

The India Meteorological Department said the day will remain cold and the conditions will further deteriorate as "severe cold" was expected at Christmas.

Delhi citizens’ body seeks leaders’ accountability on pollution

The manifesto, titled Citizens Green Manifesto for a Smart and Sustainable Delhi, has been prepared by URJA in consultation with a committee of experts on issues ranging from subjects like air pollution, transport and mobility, urban design, water supply and rejuvenation of water bodies to solid waste management and public health.

Earth’s inner core could be covered by iron ‘snow’

The study proposes the iron snow-capped core as an explanation for these aberrations.

Agra schools closed till Sunday due to cold wave

The maximum temperature here on Wednesday was 17.2 degrees celsius while the minimum was 9.2. But the foggy conditions Thursday morning sent shivers forcing people to stay indoors.

NZ scales down search for people missing at Whakaari

Operations will now be headed by District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor.

Child killed by a leopard, another injured

The attack happened on Tuesday and is the third attack by a leopard on the children in the past two days.

I am disappointed with climate talk outcomes says UN Secretary-General

Climate experts said the two-week-long talks produced a weak gesture toward raising climate targets and failed to agree for the second year in a row on rules to govern carbon markets.

Overnight rain fail to lower Delhi pollution levels

As per the SAFAR standards, AQI between 401 and 500 is categorized as 'severe' and people are advised to avoid any type of outdoor physical activity.

Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’, AQI crosses 400-mark

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), Delhi's overall AQI was recorded at 9 a.m. at 407, counted under the 'severe' category.

Magh Mela 2020 in Prayagraj will be Plastic Free

The Magh Mela administration has banned the use of plastic and thermocol items in the Mela township to make it an eco-friendly event.

India will achieve 100 GW solar energy target Says Javadekar

"We are going to achieve 100 GW solar energy target in 2022 by adding 67 GW of power," he said while pointing out the sharp fall in the prices of solar energy due to enhancement of capacity.

Delhi breathes hazardous air, once again

Delhi's overall pm 2.5 level reached a maximum of 555, while pm 10 levels reached a maximum of 695. Both are prime indicators of how bad or good the air quality is.

Sri Lanka to launch green projects to protect ecosystem

Colombo: Sri Lanka's new interim government will launch green projects in the island country as part of a mega beautification program to maintain the ecosystem,...

Half of world joins coalition for climate action

Madrid: As parties from the globe are meeting in this Spanish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Co-Chairs of the NDC Partnership...

Nations lack fund to safeguard human health from climate change: WHO

Madrid: Climate risks to health were growing but countries lack funding to safeguard human health from climate change, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

SC stays felling of trees on Mumbai’s Metro Line 4 project

New Delhi: For the second time within two months, the Supreme Court has intervened to stop the felling of trees for the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional...

SC declines plea by Karnataka government challenging NGT order on 3...

The tribunal had also asked the government to submit a performance guarantee of Rs 100 crore.

10 farmers held in Mathura for stubble burning

The district administration has also imposed fines adding up to Rs 13.5 lakh on 300 farmers in the district.

Climate change to hit health of Indian children hard, says study

Climatic suitability for the Vibrio bacteria that cause cholera is rising three per cent a year in India since the early 1980s, said the report.

YouTube CEO donates 200K trees for #TeamTrees initiative

Earlier, multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has donated $1 million worth of trees.

NFR initiatives help save 140 elephants this year

Although there are 67 elephant corridors, notified jointly in consultation with the forest department of the respective state in five NFR divisions, wild elephants often cross railway tracks on other places.

Climate movement doesn’t need more awards, says Greta Thunberg

In an Instagram post explaining her decision to turn down the award and prize money of 500,000 kronor (46,000 euros), Thunberg said: "The Nordic countries have a great reputation around the world when it comes to climate and environmental issues."

In a first, Steam Car Wash in Kochi

While a normal car wash uses close to 100 litres of water, Caggo uses a unique Korean technology which takes only 20 litres of water to wash 4 cars.

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.

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...

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".

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.

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.

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...