Environment

This city is planting a tree for every man, woman and child

Manchester, the UK’s third largest city by population, is to plant a tree for every one of its inhabitants. The City of Trees project intends to plant 3 million new trees across Greater Manchester in an effort to make the city healthier, happier and more pleasant to live in...

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Study finds famous soft drinks producers among top ocean pollutants

Popular soft drinks Coca-Cola, Pepsi not only cause health hazards to the consumers but are also the biggest pollutants of ocean waters, a new study has found...

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New home for Gir Lions: Porbandar

Pride of Gir, its lions will be now shifted to Barda Dunga Sanctuary Porbandar due to the death of 23 Asiatic lions in their only abode in Gujarat’s Gir national park since September 20, some because of the canine distemper virus (CDV)...

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Pachyderms in Vietnam face extinction risk for their ‘lucky tuft’

Known as "the kingdom of elephants" for the large herds that once wandered through its forests, the central-southern province of Vietnam is likely to see even the last specimens of pachyderm disappears, says the agency reports...

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CBI registers initial probe into tiger poaching incidents in Uttarakhand

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in its probe into alleged collusion of the forest department officials in all cases of tiger deaths and poaching reported from protected areas in Uttarakhand...

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North-east Butterfly meet identifies 180 species

The North-east Butterfly Meet held at Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh has identified as many as 180 species of butterflies in Seijosa under East Kameng district of the state. The conference was held during September 29 to October 1, 2018...

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Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ weakens in deep depression; heavy rainfall expected in Vidarbha and Marathwada

With the cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ making a landfall in Odisha, the storm created heavy rainfall in the state. The cyclonic storm DAYE has weekend further into a depression over Vidarbha in Maharashtra. The India Meteorological Department has expected t the cyclonic storm to move west-northwestwards and weaken further into a low pressure in next 24 hours. ..

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These states top in Soil Health Card Scheme: Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh

And the best performing states in soil health card scheme is Chhattisgarh followed by Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh in the ranking of states by the agriculture ministry on the basis of parameters fixed by Niti Aayog...

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Fight #PlasticPollution: This biodegradable plastic will shield the nature

Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem; some eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. But Indonesia is producing a plastic that won’t harm the environment, in fact, it is produced with the help of nature...

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These floating pipes are the paving paths to clean the ocean

On September 8, a massive and controversial plastic-cleaning system will be launched into the Pacific Ocean named as ‘The Ocean Cleanup Project.’..

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Arctic’s most robust sea ice begins breaking due to climate change

The oldest and robust ice cover in the Arctic is reported to be breaking up for the first time in the recorded history...

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Soon you would see green cover on India’s map as it gets fund of 66000 Cr

In these increasing concrete jungles, the abode of animals is getting depleted day by day, so in order to increase our nation’s forest cover, the Centre has unlocked more than 66,000 crore rupees...

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Floating Swachhagrahi! This waste collection drone on the water will collect 200 litters of garbage

Garbage is something if disposed properly then it won’t harm but if thrown here and there then it might be dangerous in many ways like it can harm your health, our environment etc we see garbage on land as well in water too, people throwing garbage in water bodies but here is a boon from science which can keep your water bodies clean and neat...

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Marking World Biofuel Day, PM Modi commits to revolutionize use of ethanol as fuel to benefit farmers and India

Biofuel is not just a science, it’s a mantra! It’s a mantra that states the 21st century India is going to give new energy to the fuel that originates from crops, from litter-waste to fuel, from village to city, from the old saying of bringing it back to the roots, believed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he marked the event celebrating World Biofuel Day in New Delhi...

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A unique scenario at Kanha National Park where elephants enjoying week-long picnic

We often go for picnics to relax our minds and in another way to refresh ourselves, this is often seen in human but have you heard picnic for animals? If not then visit the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh where elephants are on a week-long picnic. This picnic, which is arranged every year, includes massaging for the elephants and a delicious menu...

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Uma Bharti assures Ganga Act to be tabled in two weeks; urges Swami Sanand to break his fasts

Ganga Act will be presented before the cabinet in 2 weeks says Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti when she addressed a press conference after meeting Swami Sanand in Haridwar, who has been fasting for 45 days in the protection of Ganga. She left for Delhi on Saturday night from after meeting with Swami...

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Want to taste of meat without killing any animal? Here is lab-grown meat- healthier and safer

We have seen laboratories giving birth to animals etc but now it can create meat as well without killing the animals. That means taste remains the same but without any animal in that. Scientists and businesses working full steam to produce lab-created meat claim it will be healthier than conventional meat and more environmentally friendly...

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Uttarakhand puts red cross on polythene use from next month

‘New Month New Resolution’, with this mantra Uttarakhand has imposed a polythene ban from August 1. And also Uttarakhand becomes the third state after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh for this kind of ban...

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Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh mark impressive increase in tiger population in the states

In Tamil Nadu, the tiger population in the reputed Mudumalai Tiger reserve has doubled to 60 from 30, due to intensive conservation efforts. Awareness programmes regarding the importance of preserving the tiger population in the country, were held in various schools throughout this week, in view of International Tiger Day on Sunday...

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Environment enemy plastic can be our development friend; it is being converted into roads

Our state government has put a ban on the use of plastic in order to save our environment from the clutches of pollution of every kind but here is the unique way the plastic can be used as it cannot b decomposed for years and years. Plastic can be used to make roads. Yes, it is correct that it can be used to make roads...

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Rajya Sabha hears update on our PM’s Van Dhan Yojana

In order to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products, an initiative of Van Dhan Yojana has been launched on April 14th, 2018 PM Modi in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh under which one Van Dhan Vikas Kendra was set up, as a pilot project, at a cost of Rs.25 lakhs of which 25% is to be met by the State Government. This Van Dhan Vikas Kendra is to cater to ten Self Help Groups of thirty tribal gathers each...

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Attention! Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century to occur on July 27-28 this year

Attention all! The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is all set to occur on July 27 and 28 of this year with a total duration of 1 hour 43 minutes. Notably, the entire eclipse will also be visible from all parts of India. On July 27, the red planet Mars will also be at opposition, meaning that the Sun and Mars will lie opposite to each other, keeping the Earth in the middle. This will result in Mars coming close to the Earth, causing it to appear brighter than normal and it will be seen ..

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‘Plantie’: Plant sapling, click selfie and send to CM of Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand has found out a unique way to make the state green that will be liked by everyone who uses mobile phones and likes to click photos every now and then. Jharkhand Government has called the people to plant a tree and click a selfie with that plant and send it to the govt. isn’t that innovative?..

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Himachal puts complete ban on use of plastic, thermocol cutlery

To maintain the salubrious and pristine environment of the State, Himachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has banned the use of plastic/thermocol cutlery. In a notification put by Himachal Pradesh government, it said that no person including shopkeepers, vendors, wholesalers, retailers, hawkers, Rehriwala etc. will use thermocol cutlery i.e. cups, plates, glasses, spoons or any other item for serving and consuming food in any form manufactured from non-biodegradable material ..

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U'Khand to make July 22 green: Will Plant more than 1.5 plants in just one day

Uttarakhand has tightened its waists to make its state more green as on July 22 it has been deiced to plant nearly 1.5 lakh trees along banks of Rispana...

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With Nagpur rolling under heavy rainfall, IMD issues advisory warning to other states as well

The IMD mentioned heavy to very heavy rains in the isolated places of Konkan and Southern regions. Issuing an advisory, the Indian Meteorological Department has advised the people to stay indoors and take necessary precautions pertaining to heavy rains. ..

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Care for the earth & knowledge of good food is the highest knowledge our children need

Dr. Vandana Shiva..

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Nobody can ban plastic unless citizens feel like from within

Ajay Devgn..

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Swachhata is something that needs to become an everyday habit among all of us

Anushka Sharma..

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Working as an alerting brigade, Center teams up with Google for flood forecasting

In a new move to tackle issues pertaining to flood, the government has decided to team up with Google for effective flood management in India. The Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources, has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Google. ..

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NITI Aayog’s composite water management index: Gujarat tops the list while Jharkhand ranked lowest

Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog's composite water management index (CWMI), while Jharkhand was adjudged as the worst performer. Notably, Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday released a report named titled 'Composite Water Management Index' in New Delhi. According to the report, Gujarat has the composite water management index while Jharkhand was adjudged as the worst performer. Gujarat is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra on the index. On the ..

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India on high alert! IMD issues #RedWarning over heavy rainfall in coastal areas

Showers of bliss and contentment definitely brought smiles on faces as people got rid of the scorching heat. Monsoon hitting places has surely got people on their toes to be safe and look forward to take even major steps for safety. The Indian Meteorological Department issued a red warning claiming heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over south Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka...

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To save India from drowning in sea of plastics, Oriental Education Society created awareness among students

On 5th June, 'World Environment Day' was celebrated across the globe with the theme of #BeatThePlasticPollution. Over the years India has been drowning in the sea of plastic and therefore UN had declared New Delhi as the global host for this year's World Environment Day...

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Monsoon hits Mumbai with a bang; heavy rainfall expected for next 48 hours

As the soothing muddy smell of mother earth sways the air, Mumbai monsoon has arrived with a bang and expects to downpour this weekend. Mumbai is set to face heavy rain with the weather forecast expecting monsoon to hit the city in 48 hours, at least three days before schedule. The weather office has predicted "really heavy rains" that will "affect normal life" in Mumbai beginning Thursday...

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On behalf of 1.3 billion Indians, PM Modi vows to keep our environment green and clean

On behalf of the one point three billion people of India, PM Modi addressed the Plenary Session of World Environment Day celebrations. In the address, PM Modi highlighted on certain topics which showed the steps India is taking to make our environment green. Here is the speech of PM Modi..

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Uttarakhand takes up #BeatThePlasticPollution: To completely prohibit Polythene by July 31

Polythene vendors of Uttarakhand! Finish your polythene stock before 31st July as it will be completely prohibited by that date. This announcement was made by CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on the occasion of World Environment Day...

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“China”: A threat to the world in terms of technology, space and now milk too!

Consumption of milk has been quite evident in many countries of the world. Have you ever imagines consumption of milk by a country can be a bad news for the planet? No, right! A study in Global Change Biology has revealed that China’s milk consumption will increase threefold by 2050. China’s ever-growing population poses a huge environmental threat to its demand for dairy milk products...

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Despite of Swachch Bharat and Smart Cities initiative, India remains in top five nations in e-waste generation

With an aim to keep our country clean, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government launched a massive cleanliness programme Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan and Smart Cities project. Despite such high-voltage initiatives taken by the government, India continues to be generating highest e-waste...

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On this World Environment Day there are two options for you: Planet or Plastic

World celebrates Environment day on this day but it is not just to spread awareness but this is the high time that we shall adopt the values to keep our mother nature safe. This year the theme for environment day is #BeatThePlasticPollution. Nearly 150 countries are going to celebrate ‘World Environment Day’. This year UN has declared India as the global host for this year's World Environment Day. Keeping this in mind, every environmentalist has prepared himself to celebrate this day and spread the ..

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Our responsibility is to bring down the negative impact of pollution by reducing plastic use

Dia Mirza..

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Here is an update on various projects on River Ganga and Yamuna

Ganga Cleaning is not only just a work but a responsibility. This was kept in central government in mind always. After considerable success in sanctioning projects for main stem of river Ganga, the Centre has now shifted focus to the entire Ganga basin. Not only are new projects being taken up on the tributaries of Ganga, the existing approved projects on river Yamuna are also being expedited...

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thunderstorm, lightning takes 40 lives in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh

Weather is in no mood as it is continuously showing its blue thundery eyes on the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand which has till now taken 40 lives because of the thunderstorm and lightning strikes across these states...

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Showers of bliss and joy: Monsoon hit Kerala today

Scorching heat and soaring heatwaves have increased to a level where it has become difficult for people to even step out. But the month comes to an end; fresh showers of bliss and contentment bring smiles on faces of people. Reiterating to the weather conditions, it has been estimated that the monsoons are likely to hit Kerala today. ..

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High time to prove the words ‘Save Environment’ by accepting #BeatPlasticPollution mantra

With an aim to create awareness among the globe to save environment nearly 150 countries celebrate ‘World Environment Day’ on June 5. This year UN has declared India as the global host for this year's World Environment Day with the theme 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. Keeping this in mind, every environmentalist has prepared himself to celebrate this day and spread the message of mother earth...

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Ecological harmony as understood by Indian sages

This knowledge of Vedanta of the East helped the Nobel laureate Schrodinger in conceptualizing his “Schrodinger Wave Equation” based on the “Dynamic Unity of all Entities” in the universe...

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Showering drops of bliss and contentment; brace yourself for the rains knocking doors of Kerala from May 29

Thrusting aside the scorching heat hovering parts of India, the southern monsoon is all set to knock the doors of showering rain of bliss and contentment on May 29. The southwest monsoon is set to arrive three days ahead of schedule in Kerala this year, the weather office said on Friday. The normal date for onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala is June 1. ..

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India creates 19 broom squads: To clean 24 beaches and riverfronts in 9 coastal states

In the build-up to the World Environment Day 2018, 19 teams have formed to take up cleaning of beaches, river fronts and lakes in the country. These teams will clean 24 beaches in 9 coastal states...

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Transportation might be the most visible contributor to air pollution but it is not alone; have a look

When we think of air pollution, we likely think of vehicle emissions and their significant contribution to global climate change. But this is not only a culprit which causes air pollution. Transportation might be the most visible contributor to this, but it is not alone...

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NASA points out a major freshwater shift on Earth in 14 years

After collecting more than a decade worth of data from Earth observation satellites, NASA has discovered that freshwater levels have changed significantly across the globe...

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Understanding sustainable construction

The people should be so organised that they should be able to understand that sustainable construction is the only means for their survival and the world..

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Center lists down initiatives to curb pollution in reciprocation to WHO reports

In a report issued by the WHO which places Delhi and Varanasi in the world’s most 14 polluted cities and in reciprocation the government authorities have clarified on the initiatives they have taken to curb the pollution...

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WHO figures Delhi, Varanasi in world’s 20 most polluted cities

From a long time Delhi was fighting with severe pollution problems and still up to some extent it is fighting. Now the reports of WHO says that Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figure in a list of world's 20 most polluted cities...

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India-Japan shakes hands to bolster ‘energy ties’ for easy access and combat climate change

India-Japan mutually nods to bolster energy projects in Asia and Africa especially. Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seko Hiroshige and discussed the possibilities of working on Joint Venture (JV) projects in the energy sector in Asia and Africa...

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Goa hugs nature: Forest cover increases from 5 to 19 sq kms in 2 years

The state of Goa has put one step ahead towards nature by increasing 19 sq kms of state’s forest cover in last year as compared to 2015...

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Horse is friend for life: Recognizes emotions and facial expressions like us

We have seen many times either in movies or in reality that people talk with their pet horses. It is not much possible in urban areas but in rural areas where still horses are been nursed and kept as their pets. And also the horses do respond well to their masters. Now one of the studies has said that horses can read and remember emotional expressions of humans...

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India says ‘Bye’ to plastic in its protected areas

In order to achieve a plastic-free India, it has been decided to prevent our protected areas to be announced as ‘Plastic Free Zones.’ It has directed states and Union territories to organize awareness campaigns to sensitize people about the issue...

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World's 1st plastic collector device to be deployed in Pacific Ocean soon

Our Earth is reluctantly becoming the victim to the monster called-plastic. Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics since the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, a study has found...

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Exhibiting its vivacious species of parrots, ‘Shuka Vana’ embraces exotic diversities

Being a pious land and a home to many exotic species, India has embraced everything coming its way. But did you know that the country also has set a record for the ‘Most bird species in an aviary’? Yes! The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that the beautiful Shuka Vana Bird Home in Mysore, Karnataka, has the most kinds of birds in a garden...

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This summer Matheran Rail Route goes ‘Green’: Welcomes you to relish the hilly station in eco-friendly way

In the heart of mountains of Mumbai lies its own special Matheran- the hill station that is most loved till date. No wonder summers are awaiting the magical moments to make it more beautiful. All four stations en route the famed Toy Train servicing the eco-sensitive hill station of Matheran in Maharashtra’s Raigad district have turned “green” with installation of solar power and wind energy plants...

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Going ‘green’ on tracks, Mumbai Monorail eyes on to install solar panels

Paving way for ‘green future’, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has plans to install solar panels on all the 18 monorail stations and the monorail depot at Wadala in order to bring down the expenditure on electricity consumption...

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Spend $500 billion to “Refreeze” the melting Arctic: Science

The world is spending a lot of money in an attempt to reverse the effects of climate change. Investments are being made to fund the creation of emission-free vehicles, infrastructure is being built to support sustainability, research is being conducted to find new sources of non-carbon-emitting energy, and technology is being developed to prevent us from feeling the full brunt of a deteriorating environment...

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BS-VI fuel to bring down sulphur level by 80 percent in Delhi: Dharmendra Pradhan

BS-VI fuel will bring down sulphur by 5 times from the current BS-IV levels, this will make 80 percent reduction in pollution and also will make environment extremely clean. Therefore, after taking stock of the alarming pollution situation in Delhi in winters, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government decided to proactively advance the roll-out of BS-VI fuel from April 2018...

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Eco-footsteps to combat vehicle pollution: Tamil Nadu sweep in for manufacturing electric buses

While combating climate change India is leaping step by step by adopting eco-footsteps! In order to manufacture electric buses, Tamil Nadu inked pact with England based C-40 Cities Climate Leadership Group...

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Chipko Movement turns 45: Non Violent Andolan which taught us the value of trees

Today is the 45th Anniversary of the Chipko Movement. The Google Doodle '45th Anniversary of the Chipko Movement' title is made from the title of 26 March to refresh the memories of 'Chipko movement' associated with saving trees and environment. The Chipko movement was initiated by farmers to oppose the deforestation in Uttarakhand. They were annoying at the trees cut by the hands of contractors of the state forest department and claiming their claim on them...

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Earth Hour: 60 minutes to prove ourselves true sons of Mother Earth

We all love our mother Earth as she has given us everything now it’s time for you to give her back something, yes the time is 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm tonight. By keeping all unwanted electric devices off during this time...

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You pledged on World Water Day? Good, now get in action to defend ‘forests’ to save water

22nd March was ‘World Water Day’: Every one of us pledged to save water so that we can, in future, save us! Many corners of our planet are facing severe water crisis. Researchers, scientists, experts, environmentalists are looking out for solutions to tackle this crisis. Wait! Our planet has an artfully designed solution to the global water crisis: Trees...

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World Water Day: Pledge moment for every person to conserve Mother Nature’s real ornament ‘Water’

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March, which reminds us of water conservation, one of the most important elements to sustain life on the planet...

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Farming needs remedial measures to face climate change effects: Maharashtra CM

Agriculture has been the most sufferer of climatic changes and needs proper remedial measures, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis...

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Powerhouse of Water- Israel’s technology inspires millions taking India along to fight ‘Water Crisis’

Water is life, water is basic need, it is mandatory for living for every living being! Up to 60% to 70% our human body consists of water. While Earth is fighting ‘climatic’ challenges, humans are striving hard to fetch water in the remote areas especially. ..

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Come pledge to preserve and nurture our ‘Green Soldiers’ on this International Forests Day

Our Earth along with us – we are heading little close towards ‘Global Warming’ the biggest challenge! Today on the ‘International Forest Day’ let us pledge for contributing and returning love to our Mother Nature by planting trees, afforestation, preserving them, nurturing them...

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Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Soni share stage at 5th ‘Nadi Mahotsav’

Union Surface Transport and River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari and RSS Sah-Sarkaryawah Suresh Soni participated in the 5th ‘Nadi Mahotsav’ (River Festival) held here on March 16...

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Gudi Padwyachya Hardik Shubhecha: ‘Eco-Gift’ as Maharashtra goes ‘Plastic Free’ from today

This Gudi Padwa Maharashtra has an ‘Eco-gift’ as the state is set to go ‘plastic-free’. Sipping cutting chai from a plastic cup or drinking cold drinks with straws may soon be a thing of the past...

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Eco-gift for Mumbaikars: 25 hybrid buses launched moving ahead towards pollution free Mumbai

An ‘eco-gift’ for Mumbaikars was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after he launched around 25 hybrid buses by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) moving one step ahead to curb the pollution levels...

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Atal Bhujal Yojana: A guardian scheme for conservation of groundwater

India’s anomalous trajectory with groundwater has created a series of problems across several districts, particularly in the agriculture-heavy belts. In this regard Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY), a Central Sector Scheme is aimed at sustainable ground water management with community participation in select over-exploited and ground water stressed areas in seven States (Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh)...

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Now, raindrops will help generate electricity through this Hybrid Solar Cell

As advanced and efficient as our solar panels are becoming, they're still pretty much useless when rain clouds arrive overhead. That could soon change thanks to a hybrid cell that can harvest energy from both sunlight and raindrops. ..

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Diesel cars to be banned by 2024 to curb deadly air pollution as Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Rome, one of Europe's most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened by pollution, plans to ban diesel cars from the centre by 2024. About two-thirds of the 1.8 million new cars sold in Italy last year were diesel, according to industry figures...

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Great batsman Kevin Pietersen plans to protect animals in India

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen met Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh at his residence in Chhattisgarh capital and said that he wants to work for protection and conservation of wild buffaloes and hill myna bird...

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Carry energy drinks and plenty of water because this year summer can drown you more

As the season of summer is on the way to arrive it brings happiness, excitement on one side while fatigue, restlessness on the other side as well. Summer vacations attract children making them excited and they rush towards ice creams parlors, ice slush parlors to relish themselves. But this year’s summer will be hotter than the normal summer says the meteorological department...

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Tamil Nadu tops as world leader in ‘Renewable Energy’ and ‘Rooftop Solar’

India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu is a world leader when it comes to renewable energy. Tamil Nadu left Sweden and Denmark behind to top in ‘Renewable Energy’. As well as being India’s number one state for wind energy, Tamil Nadu is also top for rooftop solar, and third for overall solar capacity including large-scale solar farms...

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This small shrub Drypetes gets named after former President Dr Kalam

Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India have identified a new plant species from two protected National Parks in West Bengal. Standing just 1 metre tall, the newly described plant is unisexual in nature, which means they have separate male and female plants. The new plant was named after former President Abdul Kalam...

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Germany creates disposable coffee cups to reduce overuse of plastics

Knowing the struggle is real, the German city Freiburg has taken it upon themselves to provide citizens with an easy reusable cup system. Rather than expecting its residents to bring their own, or buy a brand new one on the spot, Freiburg has created the Freiburg Cup, a hard plastic to-go cup with a disposable lid to those customers. ..

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Ocean acidification puts risk at Coral reefs of dissolving

The errors of Humans are coming down heavily on nature. The man-made disaster of climate change can totally destroy coral reefs before 2100. The diverse underwater ecosystem could start to dissolve before next century due to acidification of oceans. A new research published in Science Journal has revealed the fact...

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Heading on a ‘Haritha Kerala Mission’, state aims to clear up blocked water bodies and save dying rivers

With an aim to conserve dying water bodies, Kerala is on its mission “Haritha Kerala” which incorporates waste management, organic farming and water resources rejuvenation in the state.The project primarily aims to clear up blocked rivers, canals, rivulets and local ponds in several districts to allow the free flow of water...

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Science mantra: we can split water into Hydrogen and Oxygen giving clean energy to Nature

Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The catalyst is far more efficient than other options that have previously been employed, and because it is grown from ferrous metaphosphate on a conductive nickel foam platform, it is both more durable and cheaper to produce...

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Household products now a major source of urban air pollution

We always blame emissions from vehicles as a major source of air pollution but a new study reveals that chemicals from everyday household products now contribute to air pollution in cities on the same level. A study from the University of Colorado has found this alarming fact...

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Quite Picturesque! This futuristic project propels promoting green environment

Since people all over the globe are dealing with deforestation, this apartment, retail and office complexes covered with greenery have taken over the architecture in Cairo, Egypt. The complex will feature nine cylindrical structures covered in plants, which the designers call "mega-trees."..

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25 years of satellite data shows climate change is accelerating global sea level rise

The seas might erode many places on the land soon as climate change is speeding up sea level rise. An analysis of the first 25 years of satellite data confirms that the thinning of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise...

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‘Greenway’ of India: Forest and tree cover of the country increases by 8,021 sq km

Amid a worldwide environmental crisis, it is definitely a good indication that total forest and tree cover in the country has seen an increase of over 8,000 square kilometer, which is one percent increase from 2015. Despite the decreasing trend of global forest cover, India registers an increase in forest cover...

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“Clean Air” campaign launched to save Delhi swirling on hot pan of air pollution

As our capital has been swirling under hotbed of severe level of air pollution, “Clean Air” campaign was launched to combat the reeling air pollution. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched “Clean Air” campaign to bring down the air quality index (AQI) from "very poor" to "moderate" range within the next 15 days...

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“Clean Air” campaign launched to save Delhi swirling on hot pan of air pollution

As our capital has been swirling under hotbed of severe level of air pollution, “Clean Air” campaign was launched to combat the reeling air pollution. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched “Clean Air” campaign to bring down the air quality index (AQI) from "very poor" to "moderate" range within the next 15 days...

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Now Fly Ash to be tracked by a new app

‘The earth does not belong to us, we belong to it,’ is an apt quote and mother earth should be looked upon as a responsibility. Aiming at this responsibility, the Department of New and Renewable resources have brought in a new web based monitoring system and Fly Ash mobile app named ASH TRACK, launch by Minister of New and Renewable Resources RK Singh in New Delhi ..

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Arctic becoming the last stop for plastic junk

Imagine of the Arctic we used to read about in Geography books and used to think of that vast crystal blue ice-heaven. But with the change of time, all our childhood favorites are changing just like arctic is turning into a plastic state. ..

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A big death demon for marine life: Small micro plastic particles

Whenever one is asked about the marine pollution the thing comes to mind is any turtle caught in plastic six-pack rings or seabirds choking on floating plastic debris but that is not enough as the plastic is visible to naked eye but the pollution and harm caused by the microplastic particles is much higher than that of the visible plastic. As the micro plastic particles have an effect on sharks and whales...

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First phase of National Tiger Census begins in Madhya Pradesh

The first phase of All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) began on Monday in all tiger reserves of the state. For the next seven days in this phase, the direct counting of pug marks of tigers, leopards and other wild animals and herbivorous animals will be conducted...

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Microplastics pose great danger to giant ocean animals

We have a concept that microplastics don’t cause much harm. Countering the popular belief, Scientists are warning that microplastics in the ocean are posing threat to giant animals like whales, sharks, and manta rays that are marine filter feeders. The creatures may be swallowing hundreds of tiny bits of plastic a day...

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Recording recurrent deaths of wild animals due to electrocution Maharashtra to adopt ‘solar fencing’

Taking note of recurring deaths of wild animals coming in contact with electric fences, Maharashtra Forest Department is planning to supply low-intensity solar energy at night to 1000-odd villages near forest areas so that fewer animals are killed...

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New river cleaning project approved in Goa to cut pollution effect

With the agenda of abating pollution in River Sal at Navelim tower, the Centre has sanctioned a new project in Goa. The project was has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs.61.74 crore. The project will help in reduction of pollution load in the river and improvement in its water quality, besides improving the environment and sanitation in the town...

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Polar bears need more foods to survive; climate change is pushing their survival to edge

Our man-made disaster of climate change is not only wreaking havoc on us but other species too. The sweetest Polar-bears who are on the verge of extinction is now even facing crisis to collect food to for their energy need due to melting ice in Arctic region...

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It is our duty to give back clean, green environment to next generation

Harsh Vardhan..

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India celebrates ‘World Wetland Day’ by urging young generation to conserve and preserve environment

elebrating ‘World’s Wetland Day’ with the students of schools and college by organizing the national-level celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD), 2018 at Deepor Beel, in Guwahati, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate, Dr. Harsh Vardhan urged everyone to look after using the wetlands reasonably and effectively...

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Surrounded by forests, dams, water bodies Maharashtra to come up with new Wildlife Sanctuary

Mumbai already rests amidst beautiful necklace of mangroves, forests. To utilize this Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife gave a nod to bringing up new Ghodazari wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra. The state has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as a new wildlife sanctuary...

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Not only parrots are “copy cat”; know the killer whale that can mimic human words including “hello”

Whales, the species which is abler top create good communication with human, might become a better companion of the human race. A killer whale for the first time ever has uttered human words like “hello”, “bye bye”...

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Dehradun in top five polluted cities of the country

Uttarakhand capital Dehradun is among the top five polluted cities of the country says a recent report released “Airpocalypse II” by Green Peace India. Dehradun has emerged in the top five lists of the most polluted cities above some of tier-I and tier-II cities like Bangalore, Pune, and Kanpur among others, the survey has found...

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India coast to get an aquaculture makeover aiming at employment generation

In a first-of-its-kind tie-up in India's marine sector, COOP Cooperative, one of Switzerland's biggest retail and wholesale companies, is partnering with Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to develop export-oriented organic aqua farming in India to cater to the growing demand for organic seafood products across the globe. ..

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No cement, no bricks this foot over bridge is built by tree roots, Have a look

Deep in the dense tropical forest of Meghalaya, and shrouded in cloud and rain for much of the year, are some astonishing man-made natural wonders. Known as living root bridges, inventive members of the Khasi tribe have trained them to grow from the roots of ancient rubber trees, native to the northeast region. The root bridges provide a stable alternative to wooden bridges, which decay and get destroyed during the lengthy monsoon seasons...

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From ‘Carbon Sink’ tropical forests become ‘Carbon source’; deforestation to be blamed

Tropical forests have always been considered as a ‘carbon sink’ but not anymore. And like always humans are to be blamed because of the excess emission of carbon in the atmosphere. The fast growth rate, dense vegetation, and rich soils sucked more carbon out of the atmosphere then they produced...

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‘Plenty’ start-up is all set to bring vertical farming in major cities worldwide

Plenty is start-up of an indoor farming company which aims at solving the world’s fresh produce shortage by building a massive indoor vertical farm next to every major city worldwide. The farms are built with the companies patent technologies using LED lighting, micro-sensor technology and big data processing to deliver high yields of local, organic and pesticide-free produce using less space and resources than traditional farming...

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And they invent a solar tower which can brighten one lakh houses

Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta. California-based solar tech company Solar Reserve will be responsible for both the build and upkeep of the facility...

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China adds 24.02 GW in just two months making it biggest producer of solar energy

Renewable energy use is increasing day by day almost everywhere. PM Modi has also weighed on the increase in the use of solar power and also brought ‘Suryaputra’ nations together for better and cleaner future. Solar energy use was noted by China when the country managed to add 10.52 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity to its national total over the course of July 2017, in addition to the 24.4 GW of capacity that was installed over the first six months of the year...

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Here is what creativity says on plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water, and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them “away” often means into our river systems and then into the world’s oceans...

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Look at the future of the food: Saltwater grown rice

More than half the global population relies on rice to survive, but meeting that demand is difficult due to the increasing scarcity of freshwater, which is required for rice cultivation. A scientist named Yuan Longping has successfully developed rice that can be grown using saltwater. While his rice could prevent food scarcity as global climate change floods the world, the new strain has a long way to go before it can be widely adopted...

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Love Gardening? But be vigilant and attentive to avoid future mishaps

Gardening is a great way to relax, be one with nature and get your hands dirty. But lurking in that pleasant environment are some nasty bacteria and fungi, with the potential to cause you serious harm. So we need to be vigilant with gardening gloves and other protective wear. ..

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U’Khand to use Ultrasound method to detect pregnancy in wild animals

Uttarakhand has introduced for the first time in the country, ultrasound will be performed on wild animals to detect pregnancy before administering reproduction control method on them...

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Go Green China! Aims to make 23 percent of its land green

Planting trees have become a key part of China’s efforts to improve its environment and tackle climate change, and the government has pledged to raise total coverage from 21.7 percent to 23 percent over the 2016-2020 period...

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Microwaves cook not only food but environment too: Study

Take out the food from the refrigerator, Heat it in the microwave and ready to eat. But do you know that this microwave is very harmful to the environment Microwaves across the European Union cause an amount of carbon dioxide to be released into the environment equivalent to that generated by almost 7 million cars, according to a new study...

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Will we live in a furnace soon? 2017 ranks as the hottest year without el-Niño

Policymakers, Industrialists who still treat Climate change as a myth they should take note of the report which says last three years were the hottest three years since the late 19th century. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) revealed this terrific fact on Thursday in Geneva...

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Here is the plan for biggest Windfarm of the globe

The Netherlands has a highly ambitious renewable-energy plan in the works. The country hopes to build the world's largest offshore wind farm by 2027, along with a 2.3-square-mile artificial island to support it...

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Keep your eyes on earth’s biggest flooded caves

Nature is so diverse that we can’t even imagine. A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization...

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Cycle riding is now more fun! Have a look at this Bamboo Bicycle

To widen the reach and make these bicycles more convenient, China has started manufacturing bicycles from Bamboo. It is a known thing that people in China mostly rely on bike sharing program. To enhance the use and broaden this concept, Beijing has started a facility of bamboo bike riding...

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Saksham-2018: Bridge campaign between us and fuel conservation

With about 40 lakh students participating from across schools of all education boards of the country, a competition was conducted named The PCRA Saksham National Essay and Painting competition-2017. Seeing this, a mega campaign has been launched “Saksham 2018’ on Tuesday...

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Committed to harness science and technology for clean environment: Harsh Vardhan

Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, has said that under the leadership of the PM Modi, the Government is committed to harness science and technology for the preservation of environment...

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Have a look at this sea savior machine

Every year, 8 million metric tons of discarded plastic find their way into Earth’s oceans. In the past, a majority of this debris was the organic material, but that has since been replaced primarily by plastic. One technology, the “seabin,” aims to combat this problem—and the U.K. just installed its first one...

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Australia announces $2 million cash award to rescue Great Barrier Reef from ‘great danger’

The Great Barrier Reef, home to countless species of colourful fish, mollusks and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks, is in great danger due to various man-made reasons. To save such a wonderful gift of nature, Australian and Queensland governments have issued an open call to the world's top scientific minds. The savior will be awarded a $2 million challenge...

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To effectively combat ‘e-waste’ mess, Odisha pitches for ‘Clean e-Bhubaneswar’ project

As the pile of ‘e-waste’ is on the steady rise, Odisha planning to combat ‘e-waste’ pollution by drawing out effective solutions. On Friday, Bhubaneswar Finance Corporation (IFC) organised the first stakeholder workshop for the Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project, bringing together government, private sectors and the academia to deliberate on strategic solutions for making Bhubaneswar e-waste free...

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Bhutan: One and only carbon sink of the globe

Increasing level of carbon in the atmosphere is mostly every country’s concern as it affects the nature. As companies, researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs work to make industries and systems carbon-neutral, one tiny nation in the Eastern Himalayas has them all beat: Bhutan is world's first and only carbon-negative country...

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Meet the old inhabitant of the earth! Scientists discover 200 million-year-old butterfly fossils

Butterflies, Moths may be little insects but don’t question their survival power. A group of scientists discovered a very well preserved moth and butterfly fossils which are said to be around 200 million years old. The fossils were discovered from ancient Germany rock...

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Enchant yourself with gaudy flappy wings: ‘Butterfly Parks’ to soothe out your walks in Kerala

Kerala soon to invite people with beautiful butterflies. There are numerous species and subspecies of butterflies in India. However, many of them like the Andaman crow, the Malabar tree nymph, the Tamil lacewing and the aristocratic Emperor of India, are becoming rarer by the day...

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Goa’s Bird Festival welcomes you to fancy birding and discover natural beauty

Due to its rich natural blend, Goa is home for diverse bird species. Goa is set to host its second edition of the Bird Festival between January 12-14 at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Galjibag beach in Canacona in South Goa...

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Walking on Ocean! Chilly winters freeze entire Ocean with chilled waves in Massachusetts

Walking on the ocean? Wait, this year’s chilly winters with their chilly waves have frozen up an entire ocean making humans walk on chilled ice waves! Winters can sometimes be surprising as the temperatures across the US dipped so low that ocean in Cape Cod across Atlantic coast was frozen...

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Sand blanket is old! This winter gifts Sahara white snowy cover

A dessert covered with snow! This scene is very rare actually but the famous Sahara dessert is literally covered with Snow Blanket. Sahara, which is famously known as one of the warmest places on the earth rarely receives snowfall. In last 40 years, this is the 3rd time Sahara has witnessed such scene...

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Theresa May hugs environment by banning plastic micro beads in UK

Theresa May was happy to announce while putting a ban on plastic microbeads making the environment cleaner. A ban on the manufacture of certain products containing plastic microbeads has entered into force, although MPs and green groups have reiterated that more action is needed to tackle the global problem of plastic waste...

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South Korea chokes on bad air, remains country with worst air quality among developed nations

The economically advanced country South Korea is lagging behind in case of air qualities. South Korea has the worst air quality among a group of 35 mostly rich nations. Bad air quality is chocking the country for a long time which makes it one of the worst polluted country in the world. In last year, the country witnessed many days when capital Seoul was covered with thick industrial haze blankets...

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Drone, the future Brahmastra for Reforestation!

We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. It is estimated that the world loses between 74,000 and 95,000 square miles of forest a year. Hand planting trees is slow and expensive. To keep pace with the tractors and bulldozers clearing vast areas of land, we need an industrial-scale solution...

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Cryosphere plays a crucial character in Earth’s climate system: Dr Mahesh Sharma

Global warming, Climatic changes all are the indicators of an unbalanced ecological structure. The cryosphere, comprising snow, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice shelves and ice sheets, and frozen ground, plays a major role in the Earth’s climate system through its impact on the surface energy budget, the water cycle, primary productivity, surface gas exchange and sea level and is a fundamental control on the physical, biological and social environment over a large part of the Earth’s surface...

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Not everything is ruined! NASA finds direct proof of Ozone Hole recovery owing to Chemicals ban

Amid all news of climate change, global warming, pollution when we feel depressed due to the slow decay of mother earth, NASA brings a good news on the beginning of this year. For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion. Reason of the Ozone Hole recovery: “We see very clearly that chlorine from CFCs is going down in the ozone hole, and that less ozone depletion ..

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World should take lesson from drought hit Cape Town! Otherwise, be prepared to live in dry ‘hell’

A city still being located near two oceans is witnessing worst water crisis of the decade. Cape Town, located only a stone's throw away from both the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, is on the verge of being water broke soon. From the first day of this year, level 6 water restrictions have come into effect...

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There is good news! Thanks to 'Chemical Ban', Our Ozone is healing

There is good news! Our Ozone is healing, Yes, Yes… for the first time scientists have shown through direct observations of the ozone hole by a satellite instrument, built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion...

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When ‘Cleanliness’ shakes hands with ‘Tourism’: Odisha set to get beautiful makeover with ‘e-waste’ sculptures

When ‘Tourism’ shakes hands with ‘Cleanliness’, Odisha set to take same initiative. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to install e-waste sculptures to create awareness among citizens. The Corporation in association with Siddha Development Research and Consultancy (SDRC) and Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt Ltd will install the e-waste sculptures across the city...

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If global warming is not limited a quarter of World would become dessert soon

If the temperature rises by 2 degrees we think how does it actually matter? While scientists are constantly over temperature rise we keep continuing to ignore them. But we may soon live in a world where one-third of the land is filled with desserts...

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Bengal gets first Nature Interpretation Centre of its kind

With the rise of New Year, Bengal gets Nature Interpretation Centre, first one of its kind in the state. This is a part of West Bengal government’s initiative to attract more tourists in North Bengal. The wildlife tourism center is located in the periphery of famous Gorumara National Park, a famous habitation of Indian rhinoceros...

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2017 records soaring levels of pollution; Delhi stands world’s 2nd polluted city

The national capital is the most polluted city in India and also the 2nd most polluted city in the world. It is indeed a matter of concern as the pollution is making millions of people vulnerable to physical ailments. The levels of harmful particles in the air that are less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5) are about 153µg/m3...

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Project launched which will extinguish the problem of Stubble Burning

Under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC), a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ was approved to combat climate change...

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Bali choking on plastic; the paradise on earth struggling with 'garbage emergency'

Bali, December 28: We humans are bestowed with best gift ever, the beautiful world. But, it seems we don’t deserve the gif as we keep destroying nature, environment, and beautiful places. Bali, one of the favorite tourist spots of travellers across worldwide, face a man-made crisis called “garbage emergency”. The island has declared due to the mountains of garbage along its shorelines. The beautiful Kuta beach which is known for the long sandy beach with long palm trees, splendid sunset never fails ..

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Sustainable Carpet: Maharashtra mulls constructing roads from recycling plastic

Maharashtra pitched to ban plastic earlier as the plastic if the grave threat to the environment we live in. But in new plans, the move set to lead one step ahead as Maharashtra will have roads constructed from ‘Plastic’. Indonesia, Kenya are already in the lists that have roads made up plastic...

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Blessing of the Sun: Picturesque Kalka-Shimla railway track to be solar powered soon

Kalka-Shimla railway track is not only a means of transportation but also a world heritage site. One of the most favorite tourist attractions of India now will be lightened by solar power. The Ambala division of Indian railways is working to make all 18 railway stations of this heritage track equipped with solar lights by March 31 next year...

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‘Clean Energy’ on the go: China set to unveil its majestic ‘Solar Highway’

While every nation is thriving hard to cut down carbon emissions, China is ahead of all. China set to unveil the majestic ‘Solar Highway’. As part of their larger goals to reduce carbon emission, Chinese officials recently released the first images of their new 'solar highway.'..

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NGT sends notices on virus giving ‘Bloody tears’ to Blue sheep in U’khand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday sent a notice to the Central and Uttarakhand governments, seeking details of an unknown virus or disease reportedly spreading across the Gangotri National Park and infecting the wildlife...

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Odisha Environment Congress 2017 kicked off to foster ‘Sustainable River Basin Management’

Odisha Environment Congress 2017 kicked off with an aim to foster ‘Sustainable River Basin Management’. OEC-2017 kicked off at Regional Museum of Natural History in Odisha. Inaugurating the event, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I am delighted to be here to inaugurate the Odisha environment Congress 2017 that is poised to deliberate on Sustainable River Basin Management. I hope that the issues pertaining to the theme will reach larger public domain, especially the young masses”...

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Is Kolkata following footsteps of Delhi? Air pollution reaches alarming level

December and Kolkata have a heavenly bonding as the city comes out of post-Durgapujo depression with a sudden hit from various festivities. But this December is really not bringing good news for the city. Pollution level has crossed Delhi’s pollution level on Tuesday, the city which is considered as the worst polluted metro in India. Its PM2.5 level was almost twice as bad as Delhi’s on the onset of this week...

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NGT shows Hand before construction works within 50 meters from Ganga edge

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has modified the verdict of declaring 100 meters from the edges of Ganga as ‘No development Zone’. According to the modification first 50 meters from the edges of the river is barred from any kind of construction whereas other 50 meters are declared as ‘Regular Zone ‘...

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Going green: Giant automotive manufacturer Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

As pollution is increasing worldwide new policies are emerging in every industry, every country. The car industry is not an exception and it is also opting for the go green policy gradually. Against this backdrop, the giant automotive manufacturer Toyota is looking to offer an electrified option for every car model in its lineup by around 2025. Though the decision is basically taken due to a chunk of the growing market for green vehicles, it is definitely an exemplary one in the current situation...

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World will sink in 52 mn tonnes of e-waste by 2021: UN

The United Nations has warned that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and urged for better recycling of the hazardous rubbish...

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Australia silently pumping up ‘global warming’; reaches worst recorded gas emissions

A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded. Over the course of 2017 Australia has emitted at estimate of 138,78 metric tons of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide. These results over the last quarter showed the second highest rise in emissions since 2011 despite Australia’s heavy investment in renewable energy solutions such as wind power...

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One Planet Summit: After two years of historic Paris Agreement leaders to meet again for action on climate change

After two years of historic Paris agreement, world leaders are again meeting in a summit, called One Planet Summit with the goal of fast forwarding action on climate change. The leaders are coming together to reaffirm commitment as well as to mobilize the scale of financing...

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‘Global Energy Parliament’ concludes on a note of ‘Switching to Clean Energy’ across globe

‘Global Energy Parliament’ (GEP) concluded on Sunday with aims to utilize science for human welfare. 8th session of GEP was organised at the old legislative assembly which discussed that duty of science shall be redefined so as to cater to joy and freedom of the universe...

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For the first time, UP set to come up with Tiger Rescue Centre

Uttar Pradesh soon to come up with Tiger Rescue Centre for the first time at at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve due to increasing number of incidence between tigers and humans. The main aim of this Rescue Centre would be to catch tigers and leopards before they enter villages and keep them at the centre for rehabilitation before setting them free in Tiger Reserve again...

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Marine issues to get high priority in next decade; 2021-2030 designated as ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

In childhood textbooks, we all read oceans consist of 70% of the earth. But unfortunately, most of us are little aware of ocean politics, coastal security. Next decade may bring a change to the scenario as it has been dedicated to Ocean Science. United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’...

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Our right to life is underlined by our ability to breathe clean air

Dia Mirza..

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Alarming fact! Pollution can damage children’s brain development leading to a ruined future

Today’s babies are tomorrow’s youth and driving force of society. But pollution has started causing such a massive, worldwide effect that almost 17 million babies under the age of one are vulnerable to pollution. More horrifying fact is pollution can harm damage their developing brains along with developing lungs. It is definitely high time to get united against pollution...

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Protecting mother earth is our moral responsibility: Dr. Harsh Vardhan in UN Environment assembly

While pollution is becoming a global threat day by day, Over 4,000 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives have gathered in Kenyan Capital Nairobi. Third UN Environment assembly has started with the theme Towards a Pollution-Free Planet. From India Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has participated in the assembly where he reaffirmed India’s commitment to put forward a healthy and sustainable way of living...

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Central Pollution Control Authority proposes to register only BS-VI vehicles from 2020

The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has proposed that only BS-VI emission standards compliant vehicles should be allowed to be sold from April 1, 2020. This will help to curb emissions from the vehicles based on outdated technology...

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World Soil Day: Pledge to be the true “Sons of Soil”

“Mere Desh ki Dharti Sona Ugle Ugle Heere Moti”? Is it merely a song or does it gives you any message? Yes it does. It gives you the message of Soil Importance, how rich our nation’s soil is. It yields what we eat. Money can buy food but can money grow food? It is nature which gifts us the food...

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NGT pulls up AAP government over toxic air pollution in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) cracked the whip on the Delhi government for failing to execute an action plan to curb air pollution. The tribunal also lambasted the authorities concerned for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality...

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While Delhi struggling over ‘Pollution’, Bengaluru set to initiate ‘Less Traffic Day’

India’s capital is severely suffering with severe levels of ‘pollution’ making it as a ‘gas chamber’. Prevention is better than cure… is the formula adopted by Bengaluru. Bengaluru government decided to launch a campaign called ‘less traffic day’, to minimize the number of private vehicles plying on the road...

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Bollywood diva Dia Mirza appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India

United Nation has appointed Indian diva and veteran Bollywood actress Dia Mirza as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India. Notably, Dia will work with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change...

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Don’t go by the thrones of Cactus; it can provide food, water in the time of a climate crisis

While cactus is merely used for either home decorations or usually ignored, it may come to our help soon. Along with increasing rate of climate change, the impact of it on food sources is also increasing. Against this backdrop, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted...

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India wins award for putting high effort to combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

While in every corner of the world, the balance of wildlife is threatened by some greedy human it is definitely positive that India has been awarded the Certificate of Commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade...

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UK-based Indian businessmen pledge support for ‘Namami Gange’ project

Responding to Union Surface Transport, Shipping and Clean Ganga Mission Minister Nitin Gadkari, the UK-based Indian business leaders pledged the support worth Rs 500 crore for Ganga Mission...

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Chinese Forest City: Place which will turn from Grey to Green

You might have seen many forests but have you ever heard of a vertical forest? Soon it will be seen in reality as China has put the pillars to built World’s first Forest City...

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Nitin Gadkari urges Indian business leaders in UK to come forward, cooperate in Namami Gange project

Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called upon Indian business leaders in the UK to come forward and cooperate with the Indian Government in its Namami Gange project to clean the river Ganga...

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The list goes on: World's rarest penguin faces the threat of extinction

Every religion, philosophy, spiritual leaders have said greed is one of the most dangerous traits of the human race. Now we can realize why they have said so. One after another species is on the verge of extinction due to commercial activities of ours. The yellow-eyed penguin, which lives exclusively in New Zealand, is in real danger due to commercial fishing...

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Following the footprint of Europe, Africa soon to get its first waste-to-energy plant in Ethiopia

Waste management and source of renewable energy – both are important issues in the context of present time. Suppose, someone is linking these two to make an amazing creation, would not it be wonderful? Yes, African Country Ethiopia is getting the Continent’s first energy from the waste project. The project located in the Capital Addis Ababa will serve the expanding population of the city as till now it has only one landfill, the Koshe dump site...

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Gadkari promises clean fuels and electric vehicles

Famous for his dashing initiatives the Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised to transform urban scenario miraculously by introducing clean fuels and electric vehicles in the next five years...

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Around 73% of water sources in Kerala are contaminated

Kerala’s State Literacy Mission Authority carried out a survey which showed around 73% of household water sources in the state are contaminated whereas around 26.9% of other water sources like rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and wells were found polluted...

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Incredible! More than 130 species of butterfly found in Arunachal Pradesh

Over 130 species of butterflies was found during the 2nd Butterfly and biodiversity meet organized at Pasighat in East Siang District. A team of environmentalists including entomologists and wildlife experts have recorded these species of butterfly...

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To combat pollution on roads, Maha Govt will soon instill ‘electric bikes’ for delivery of food and goods

Maharashtra government set to initiate electric bikes for delivery of food and other goods in order to reduce pollution levels on roads. After Delhi, Mumbai is the next city which has been groped by pollution from the smoke emitted from vehicles...

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Maha Govt to ban plastic water bottles in all government offices from March 2018

To get rid of plastic totally, Maharashtra government has banned packaged water bottles in all the government offices. This move will be implemented from March 2018...

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Digital eye for national animal; 450 cameras in Dudhwa National Park to do tiger census

Dwindling population of Tigers in the nation is the matter of concern. So to count the numbers of tigers in the reserve, Dudhwa National Park will install 450 cameras in the premises. This will keep a check on tiger movements for its biennial census...

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‘Good Planning’ is must for harnessing natural resources of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu

Addressing the event ‘Sustainable Development Forum of Arunachal Pradesh’ (SDFA), Chief Minister Pema Khandu called on for ‘good planning’ for harnessing the vast natural resources of the state...

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Japanese Icebreaker Shirase starts its voyage to land of ice Antarctic

The icebreaker Shirase, operated by the Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force has left for the 59th Antarctic expedition of Japan. Under a lovely blue sky, the expeditors have embarked on their milestone journey from Tokyo’s Harumi pier on Sunday...

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New committee constituted to monitor solutions to air pollution

The recent crisis in Delhi NCR regarding air pollution has triggered an alarming situation which demands a solid solution. Government is also handling the situation with high importance. Hence in response to pollution threat, a Seven-member committee headed by Environment Secretary has been constituted. The committee will monitor meet at regular, short intervals to draw up a plan and ensure enforcement...

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#DelhiSmog: Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens; advises to remain indoors as much as possible

Due to increasing air pollution in NCR day by day and converting into a Gas chamber the Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory regarding the preventive measures for the people...

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Celebrating nature: World’s only Autumn Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Shillong

The natural diversity of India makes this country incredible and distinct from other countries. While several countries observe Cherry Blossom festival in spring, India is the only country having an autumn Cherry Blossom festival. In Shillong, The Government of Meghalaya kick-started the 2nd India International Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday. Along with the boost in tourism, the aim of the festival is to protect and preserve the forest and wildlife biodiversity. ..

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Especially for Bird watchers! Odisha set to host National Bird Festival in January 2018

Odisha set to host ‘National Bird Festival’ at Chilika in January-2018. Chilika is one of the largest salty water lakes of Asia. If you want to know more about the migratory birds, then do not miss to attend the National Bird Festival to be held at Chilika next year. The festival is expected to attract tourists, bird watchers, wildlife photographers, painters and researchers from across the globe...

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High time to be alert! Carbon dioxide level surged at “record-breaking speed” in last year

The latest report from UN weather agency is highly alarming as it shows Carbon dioxide (C02) level surged at “record-breaking speed” in last year. The report indicates that carbon dioxide concentrations reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400 ppm in 2015. This increase is a record one and an exceptional growth...

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Elephant poaching rate in East Africa declines for the 5th year in a row

Whereas the whole world is worried about wildlife conservation, Conservationists, and environment activities can be happy as Elephant poaching in East Africa declined for the fifth year in a row. The number of illegal activity in Africa also decreased significantly. Even the rate of elephant poaching has dropped in the African continent. The latest data from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) provides this statistics...

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‘Diyas’ brightened up this Diwali as 40% dip noted in firecracker emissions in Delhi

Due to ban on the sale of firecrackers in National capital, the level of emissions from fireworks fell by around 40 percent during Diwali festivities in Delhi this time as compared to 2016, according to the findings of SAFAR, a central government air quality monitoring agency...

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India to host next UN global wildlife conference

With the acceleration in development human race has almost forgotten how much important wildlife is. For the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, a conference was held in Manila. India to be the host of the next CMS Conference of the Parties, was announced n Manila...

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Japan to launch a climate research satellite for accuracy in global warming forecast

As climate change has become a severe global warning every country is responding in its own way. To analyze the problems properly and forecast global warming-linked environmental changes, Japan will launch a climate research satellite in December...

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2nd Phase of State Climate Change Action Plan kick started by Odisha

Odisha has initiated actions on 2nd Phase of State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP), which revolves around adopting methods which helps foster development in agriculture, environment and infrastructure. Odisha leads in implementation of the 1st phase Climate Change Action Plan has initiated actions on 2nd Phase of the State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP)...

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ICAO moots ban on laptops from checked baggage on flights

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mooted a plan to ban laptops from checked baggage on flights to avoid possibility of fire under a proposal being recommended by a global air safety panel, a media report said...

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Read here the initiatives taken for pollution-free Ganga at Varanasi

Ganga is not only our national river but also a symbol of India’s heritage. But due to excess pollution, the river started to lose its beauty. The government of India after taking Namami Ganga Programme, now the river banks of Ganga, especially in Varanasi, now has cleaner Ghats. Now an all-encompassing approach has been employed to arrest pollution flowing into the river...

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As many as 2.5 million people in country die due to pollution in India

Majority of the deaths in India is caused due to air pollution says report. India had the world's highest number of deaths due to air, water and other forms of pollution in 2015, according to a study published in the Lancet journal which showed that pollution killed as many as 2.5 million people in the country...

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Pollution Control Authority orders closure of Badarpur thermal power plant

Environment Pollution Control Authority has banned diesel generator sets in Delhi and ordered closure of Badarpur thermal power plant in the national capital to control air pollution in the city...

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Creatively work on the lap of ‘Nature’: Microsoft just built tree-house for employees

People often work more creatively and with more focus while working in outdoors. This brings down the anxiety levels and stress levels down in the lap of nature. Microsoft has got perks for its dear employees as Microsoft’s Redmond Headquarters which spreads over 500 acres, have built beautiful tree houses which are spacious yet attractive. Who all want to work here? ..

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Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan pitches for eco-friendly crackers

Commenting on the ongoing protest against the Supreme Court's directive on crackers in the national capital, Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan suggested that Indian scientists should research on the utility of environmental friendly crackers...

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Humanity may pay a high price for lower biodiversity by 6th mass extinction

The increasing pollution, human torture on the environment has already led to a climate change which can cause more dangerous harm in form of mass extinction. A new study shows the world is currently facing its sixth mass extinction. New species are evolving which could worsen biodiversity...

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President Kovind inaugurates India Water Week 2017; Gadkari says 285 new irrigation projects will be implemented next year

Water has become a vital issue around the world. With no fresh water to quench the thirst of needy people, it’s important that the government takes a concrete decision on not wasting water. In a bid to observe the issue closely, President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates India Water Week 2017 yesterday in New Delhi. ..

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Air pollution can cut down children’s memory growth, read here why!

Air pollution has been shown to affect your health in many ways, including causing damage to your heart. How polluted your kid’s school route is may impact their learning and growth. According to a study, an association has been found between working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter. ..

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Supreme Court asks Centre for their serious attention on wetland issue

Environment has often been disregarded of attention by the government, not only in India but overseas as well. Wetlands issue has come up in front of the government in the light of its disappearance. The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the disappearance of wetlands in the country and told the government that this was an important issue which deserved very serious attention. ..

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