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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.

Greta tweets with #StopAdani, asks Siemens to pull out of Australia...

"It seems that @SiemensDE have the power to stop, delay or at least interrupt the building of the huge Adani coal mine in Australia. On Monday they will announce their decision. Please help pushing them to make the only right decision," Thunberg said.

Juhi Chawla invites landless farmers to farm at her Wada farmhouse

She has family farmland on the outskirts of Mumbai where a team of experts practice organic farming. Juhi has now opened it for landless farmers to grow rice this season.

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.

Channelize energy and time for the greater good says Parvathy Thiruvothu

Thiruvananthapuram: A fake Facebook page in the name of Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malayalam actor was used to post a malicious comment that said that people in...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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,...

Himachal gets record fish price from Pong reservoir

This has emerged as the leading fishing reservoir in northern India.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PETA says, like R-Day parade ban, stop performances by elephants

PETA India has sent a letter to the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh requesting that elephants be added to the list of wild animals banned from being exhibited or trained for performances in India.

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.

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

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

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.

Amazon rainforest registers record deforestation in June

The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation revealed in a report on Friday that deforestation in June was 10.6 per cent higher than in the same month of 2019 and 24.31 per cent higher than May this year, reports Xinhua news agency.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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)...

Rain brings relief from South Australia bushfires

Firefighters were continuing to battle out of control bushfires on Kangaroo Island off the coast of SA, leading to authorities to issue two emergency warnings after the blazed were exacerbated by catastrophic conditions, reports Xinhua news agency.

Kerala Floods: Kochi Airport suspends activities until August 11, Flights Diverted

Kochi:Amidst the continuous rain and reports of flooding from various parts of district, authorities of Cochin International Airport informed that the airport won't be...

Environmental activists begin 4-day protest in UK

In a document outlining the details of the protests, the group said that the actions will be seen "across the nations, regions and communities" and "then they'll be followed by mass actions in London", reports Xinhua news agency.

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...

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...

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,...

“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

“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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

7,012 fires burn 1.5 million acres of land in California

At this time last year, 4,292 fires had burned 56,000 acres, Xinhua news agency quoted California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) as saying on Monday.

Odisha issues auction notification for 10 mineral block

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

YouTube CEO donates 200K trees for #TeamTrees initiative

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

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.

Shantanu Moitra becomes WWF India’s Harmony and Hope ambassador

"Through Moitra's association with the cause, WWF India will highlight the stories of local communities who reside in forest fringe areas across the country and are stewards of conservation. Shantanu, through his association, will tell stories of positive stories of co-existence between people and wildlife in the country," WWF India said.

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...

Climate change: Madagascar’s rain-forest habitat under threat

The activities have destroyed much of the land cover that provides habitat for a variety of unique animals, including currently endangered varieties of lemurs, said the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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...

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...

Nepal’s Chitwan National Park records 2020’s 1st rhino death

The baby rhino estimated to be five-years-old died in a mustard field in Nawalparasi district on Sunday morning in the territory of CNP, the country's largest rhino habitat located some 160 km from the capital Kathmandu, reports Xinhua news agency.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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...

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."

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%...