Environment

While Rally for Rivers heading towards North India, RSS in Karnataka firmly backs campaign to save rivers

While Rally for Rivers is in progress heading towards North India, RSS Swayamsevaks in Karnataka. RSS Swayamsevaks carried out rally to support Rally for Rivers campaign at Hubballi. Rally for Rivers is a campaign initiated by the Spiritual Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev to save Rivers of our nation...

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The survival of Coral reef highly depends on Paris agreement, report says

Coral reef is a beautiful natural wonder which is now endangered due to increasing pollution overfishing, warming, changing ocean chemistry. The survival of Coral reef is highly doubted under emerging circumstances. A recent study reveals globally reefs have a chance of long-term survival if warming is limited to under 2 degree Celsius...

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Ongoing Swacchta Pakhwada campaign by Ministry of Culture witnesses unique awareness drives across India

Swachhta Pakhwada’ and ‘Swachhta hi Seva Abhiyaan’ is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture and its 43 organisations to create a massive awareness among all stakeholders of the society. During the current Swachhta Pakhwada, various autonomous, attached and subordinated organisations under the Ministry of Culture have undertaken more than 100 activities such as Shramdan by staff (cleanliness drive), various lectures, seminars, competitions, nukkad natak and painting exhibitions with an objective ..

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President Kovind in Uttarakhand, visits Divya Prem Seva Mission and speaks on ‘Namami Gange’ and nature preservation

Last week, BJP Chief Amit Shah visited Uttarakhand with a massive celebratory arrival at the airport. His visit made the citizens of the state hopeful of the coming development. President Ramnath Kovind also began his maiden two-day visit to Uttarakhand where he’ll be addressing many meetings. ..

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Countries from Africa reflect same tone in UNGA emphasizing the urgent need for action to counter Climate change

In an era when we are getting gradually distant from our mother nature, a huge part of Africa still now stays very close to nature. Hence the effects of climate change, global warming is more noticeable to them. This fact may work as the reason that African leaders in United Nations General Assembly in the same tone called for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate change...

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Do you know environment well? Participate in ‘Prakriti Khoj’ quiz competition

At a time when the environment is in great danger youth should be more involved in the affairs related to environment and should be aware of existing problems. To reach out to young, aspiring minds of school students through a fun-filled interactive learning mode, Environment Ministry is organizing ‘Prakriti Khoj’ quiz competition...

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Andhra aims to increase its green cover by 50% by 2029; Organic farming with ODF status is the Mantra

Two-day Regional Conference organised by National Green Tribunal kicked off in Andhra which aims to cover state under the green umbrella. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the government has set a target to increase the green cover to 50% by 2029...

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Maharashtra Govt soon to implement stringent laws against dumping and river pollution

Massive wave of awareness is been making rounds which aim to save rivers of our country, Spiritual Guru Jaggi Vasudev is already nailing the #RallyforRivers campaign. Also, the state government will implement stringent laws against dumping and rejuvenate the rivers...

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Maharashtra will become first state to carry out ‘tree plantation’ conclave to accelerate #RallyforRivers campaign

For the first time in India, Maharashtra is about to hold the ‘tree-plantation conclave’ which aims to plant 50 Crore saplings by 2019 to conserve and protect rivers. Also on other side, Spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev is striving enthusiastically to bring out change through #RallyforRivers...

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NGT denied lifting 10-year ban on diesel vehicles

On Thursday, denying on Centre's plea of making modification in ban orders, National Green Tribunal refused to lift the ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, talking on the decision NGT said that one diesel vehicle causes pollution equal to 24 petrol vehicles and 40 CNG vehicles...

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We must make efforts to preserve clean air and water for the future generations: Dr Harsh Vardhan

We must make efforts to preserve clean air and water for the future generations: Dr Harsh Vardhan..

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Govt to adequately support the proposals of developing model zoos: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Veterans, who take care of wild animals in ZOO, will be getting a special training during a 9-day workshop session. The workshop named “Capacity Building of Indian Zoo Veterinarians On Animal Health Management In Captivity” has been inaugurated in New Delhi on Monday. In the inaugural session of the workshop Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan assured that government will adequately support the proposals from zoos that come up with ideas to develop model zoos...

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Rally for Rivers is an expression of our responsibility for future generations

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev..

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Now, four wheelers too will get ‘eco-friendly service’ license

In order to combat the climate issues, the vehicle emissions which contribute as the major factor behind the climate change; the Delhi State Transport Authority (STA) gave a nod to allow battery and CNG-run for four-wheelers under its ‘eco-friendly service’. Till now license was only given to three-wheeler green vehicles. ..

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Save environment and the pristine beauty of the Himalayan mountain range on this Himalaya Diwas

The Himalayan Kingdom is as large and as unpredictable as the entire universe. The exquisite white hills and the boundless beauty is what defines the Himalayan mountain range. One of the tallest and favourite trekking places in the world, Himalayas has its own ‘Day’ to celebrate it. Yes, Himalaya Day is celebrated today i.e September 9th. ..

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To alert everyone on prior basis, new supercomputers and radars soon will predict the accurate ‘untimely’ rainfalls

Who will believe a week before Mumbai was completely sunk and flooded? Mumbai had its wettest day after years but now looking at the weather it is quite sunny, isn’t it? Though meteorological department had responsibly carried out its job if the Mumbaikars were made aware on a prior note, people would have been more alert and safe in their homes...

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A PhD researcher from Kerala discovers disappearing of uninhabited Lakshadweep island; read more here!

One of the biodiversity–rich inhabited islands part of Lakshadweep has vanished due to coastal erosion and another four such territories in the sea are shrinking fast, claims a new study. ..

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Ever wondered what marine life signals us? Sea mammals end up on beaches and die due to noise of ships

There were many pictures floating on social media like of some unidentified creatures washed off shore, Shark washed off shore and many more things. These are the signs that ‘Marine Life’ signaling us, don’t believe? A new research conducted by the Maritime Research Centre at the Indian Maritime Foundation, Pune, provided new insights revealing that noise from ships, cargo vessels and trawlers is likely to be one of the main reasons why marine mammals end up on the beaches and die...

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In a bid to make environment clean, Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy

To make environment clean and promote use of clean energy, government directed the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) to take measure for adoption of solar energy in all Navodaya Vidyalayas...

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India is committed to successful implementation of Paris agreement: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

India, the nation which is on an irreversible path to a net zero carbon economy will never disappoint the world on environmental issues. Addressing the delegates in Business-Climate Summit 2017, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said I that India is developing a blueprint for implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions. He also mentioned India’s strong commitment towards Paris agreement...

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Amazon, the survivor of an attempt to mining gets enriched list of 381 new species

The rich variety of species n the world’s largest rainforest Amazon is known to everyone. A team of researchers has discovered 381 new species in Amazon region, a new research report published. The team conducted a two-year study...

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Let the ocean be full of fish not plastic; use of plastic could cause 4 years of imprisonment in Kenya

World struggling with the overuse of harmful plastic bags can follow the lead of the African nation Kenya. The latest nation to ban plastic has made it tougher than any other countries. Kenyan citizens involved in producing, selling or even using plastic bags could risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 (£31,000). From Monday World’s toughest law to counter plastic pollution came into effect...

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Heading to combat ‘Climate Change’, Odisha launched the grid-connected rooftop solar projects

Today every state is in the plan of combating the ‘Climate Change’ with use of ‘Clean Energy’. Heading towards this dream, Odisha launched the grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the state. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated this project saying that “At a time when Odisha is one of the foremost States who are preparing the climate change action plan, rooftop solar projects will be well accepted by the public.”..

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‘Blue Dogs in Mumbai’: Maha Pollution Control Board shuts down dye industry for flouting environmental norms

There was news mongering; the dogs turning blue in Mumbai, as now authorities have shut down a manufacturing company as it was accused of dumping untreated industrial waste and dyes into a local river that resulted in 11 dogs turning blue...

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Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra

No wonder Mumbai is the highly developed city as compared to others of India. Mumbai sits as the hub of entertainment, industries, shopping, eateries etc. This ‘Dream City’ has been engulfed under the shackles of ‘Pollution’. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country...

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Joint activities geared up to save the Sundarbans, the natural wonder

The natural wonder of Bay of Bengal, Sundeban is under threat due to climate change. Trinamul MP Sugata Bose and bureaucrats from India and Bangladesh inclined for a joint effort to save the Sunderbans from newly posed threats. The joint effort pledge was taken during the release of a vision document on the development of the Sunderbans in Delhi. ..

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Tata Power installs the country’s first electric vehicle charging station in Mumbai

Mumbai gets first electric vehicle charging station, That’s Wow! While achieving the clean energy movement in terms of power generation this initiative will help to attain by providing the electric charging stations. Tata Power installed the country’s first such charging station at Tata Power Receiving Station at Mumbai...

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India has a vision of achieving energy independence, power for all by 2022: Piyush Goyal

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference...

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Monsoon sets Mumbai on chills: IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in next 48 hours

Since Saturday, Mumbai has been frozen out due to continuous and heavy rains. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have forecasted that Mumbai will have heavy rainfall in next 24-48 hours...

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Let this Diwali be pollution free; “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign launched

Whereas Deepawali signifies the victory of good over evil ironically every year the evil pollution comes along celebration in Diwali. The excitement of firing cracker gifts air and sound pollution. To make this Diwali pure and healthy Environment Minister launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign. As Children do any work with the highest effort, he urged the children to be a part of this mission. ..

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Towards a pollution-free planet; Kenya to host next UN Environment Assembly

The next host nation of The UN Environment Assembly, Kenya starts sending messages on a pollution free world. Ahead of UNEA, Environment minister has said that a pollution free world is possible. The Assembly aims to deliver a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste. The theme of upcoming assembly is “towards a pollution free world”...

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India, World Bank signs pact for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project”

In a bid to improve ecosystem of country, a Grant Agreement of USD 24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank and India was signed on Wednesday. The Finance Ministry statement said that the Project is entirely will be financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund. The project’s duration is 05 years. The project agreements were signed by officials from Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), government of Madhya Pradesh and government of Chhattisgarh ..

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July 2017 was the hottest month and the credit goes to ‘Global Warming’: NASA

July 2017 has narrowly topped July 2016 as the hottest July on record, according to a shocking analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). As a result, July 2017 is statistically tied with August 2016 (and July 2016) as the hottest month on record...

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World Bank extends its help for a cleaner Ganga

New Delhi, August 11: Government of India is putting strong effort to clean the river waters in India. Due to pollution the Ganga has lost its beauty and both the purity of water. World bank has extended its help with a loan of US $ 1 billion. Namami Ganga mission is also in prohress with sme aim. The loan has been sanctioned for funding Institutional Development and for construction of priority infrastructure projects for municipal waste water treatment and solid waste treatment on the main stem ..

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U.S is walking towards drastic impact of climate change, a Federal Climate Report finds out

After President Donald Trump came into power, his one decision that highlights the most is the ‘Paris Climate Accord’ take. The climate change is become inevitable and can be felt everywhere. Especially, in the United State of America, the effects are drastic than ever. According to a sweeping federal climate change report, the temperature has risen drastically since 1980s and at the moment, it’s the warmest of the past 1,500 years. ..

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Nitish Kumar aims at greener Bihar; targets 15% green cover by 2017

Bihar battled with the low green cover area in past years. To solve the issue Bihar Government launched Hariyali Mission in 2011 for a greener state. Bihar’s green cover fell to 9% from 17% when the state was divided. Bihar CM has targeted to regain the green cover area by the end of this year targeting 15%...

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IFS officers are nation’s soldiers in ecological conservation: President

Addressing a group of 89 probationers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) here at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday President Ram Nath Kovind described them as nation’s soldiers in conservation of national environment and ecology...

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Conservation of environment is pious duty of all citizens: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that all sections of the society should participate in the conservation of environment. It is the pious duty of all to plant saplings and preserve them for future generations...

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World Bank approves $100 Million to boost solar projects in India

World Bank financing of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks has been planned by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy...

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India to get ‘Eco-Umbrella’! Green Climate Fund to aid resources for climate action

Working towards sustainable development and preserving environment, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “India has been leading from the front in tackling global climate change issues and it will continue to do so in the future as well.” India can do more if finance and technology development and transfer and capacity building support are ensured as per the convention of the Paris Agreement. ..

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To boost use of electric vehicles along Great Barrier Reef, Australia to build superhighway

Australia will soon build superhighway which will have free charging stations with an aim to boost use of electric vehicles. This move aims to cut down the carbon emissions by boosting the use of electric vehicles...

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Humans are using Nature 1.7 times faster than our Mother Earth can regenerate: Study

Our Mother Earth has given enough to all living creatures, but here is the bad news! Humans have already used up all the environmental resources which are regenerated by Earth every year. Sad and unfortunate we greedy humans are becoming in the pace of developing and industrializing. ..

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UK to ban sales of petrol, diesel cars from 2040, unveils new pollution tax on drivers in busy areas

Pollution has started depleting the ozone layer and escalated the global warming in the world. Taking the pollution issue into serious consideration, Britain government has announced to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in a bid to encourage people to switch into electric and hybrid vehicles...

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Andhra Pradesh plans will develope Green Highway, to combat climate change

Various part of the country suffering from Natural Calamities due to climate change. Currently, many parts have been grieved by the flood. Concerning about such issues, Andhra Pradesh is planning to plant trees along the National Highways to provide green cover which will help combat climate change...

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India launches 3 high-tech centres to study climate change

The climate change in the world is quite evident in front of us. The Atlantic icebergs melting, sea level rising, extinction of exotic animals, absurd climate change and other such effects have started showing up already. According to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 3.2 mm/year was seen in the rise of the sea level from 1993-2010.Following the drastic climate change, India comes up with certain initiatives to improve the situation of the global warming...

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Scotland sets ‘renewable’ benchmark! Comes out with the World’s 1st floating wind farms

As we are well aware about the fact that the world’s ozone layer is depleting and resulting into global warming, the result of which is not in our advantage. To improve the situation of overall pollution, countries are signing either the Paris Climate Accord or getting involved with the UNESCO. Surprisingly, there are countries in the world who are executing their ideas and initiatives, like Scotland. ..

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It’s High-Time! We have turned our Mother Earth into ‘Plastic Planet’: Study

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. Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste. ..

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Do at least one environment-friendly act every day in order to preserve it: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Everyone should not only plant saplings but should also care for the plants as a member of one’s own family urged Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and noted termed the planting of saplings as a divine work...

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Maharashtra becomes 1st state to introduce battery-powered electric vehicles in Mumbai

Maharashtra becomes 1st state to introduce electric vehicles. Maharashtra government has given green signal to use battery-powered electric vehicles in Mumbai especially. Zero-emission electric vehicles will reduce noise and air pollution to a large extent...

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To highlight climate change due to human activities, ‘Science Express’ touches Maharashtra

Rain didn’t stopped Hundreds of students to visit Science Express which touches Western India. It aims to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) is for a single day at Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. This exhibition train will be available for public viewing at Roha Railway Station today...

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Maharashtra will continue to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

Many regions of Maharashtra are observed with heavy rainfall and it is assumed that the state will be receiving heavy to more heavy rain. Nashik is observed of having more active rainfall and now it is now its way to cover entire Maharashtra...

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Maharashtra hugged with the blanket of fresh monsoon; Heavy rainfall to continue in Mumbai

With the marginal increase in the rains over the Maharashtra, the Southwest Monsoon rains have gathered pace and intensity all across the state. It is predicted heavy rains to continue for a week in Mumbai...

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Advanced ‘Radar’ installed at Kochi for better Monsoon Prediction

Scientists and researchers have to work towards a people-centric science, said Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan emphasised the need for scientific social responsibility on the lines of corporate social responsibility...

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#ScienceExpress touches Goa, highlights global challenge of climate change

Science Express touches Western India with an aim to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) is for three days at Madgaon, Goa. This exhibition train will be available for public viewing at Madgaon from 11 to 13 July 2017...

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Everyone who consumes water must #RallyforRivers; Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev appeals

To protect the rivers and bring them into the limelight of everyone, ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign kicked off on Sunday under the leadership of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Sadhguru Vasudev launched ‘Rally for Rivers’ drive to create awareness on protecting rivers and inter-linking them...

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India emerging as front runner in fight against climate change: World Bank

The World Bank has said, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change. In news report published yesterday World Bank said with a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy efficiency initiatives to supply its people with 24x7 electricity by 2030...

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G20 Summit: PM Modi reiterates India’s commitment for Paris agreement

Underlining the importance of Paris agreement on climate change Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again reiterated that India is committed to the most important issue of climate change. He further assured that India will implement the accord in letter and spirit. He was speaking at the meeting of BRICS leaders here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit...

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Ready Steady Po! Panda to promote green energy as China builds ‘Cutest’ solar farms on Earth

Who remembers the adventurous yet babyish ball of fun- Kung Fu Panda? Bet that everyone loves him! Want to know what’s more interesting? China has built a solar power plant uniquely which looks like Panda! World's first panda-shaped power plant in China is really adorable...

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Our ancestors handed us pure environment as heritage, to be protected properly: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Leading a plantation drive to mark ‘Van Mahotsav’ in the national capital Wednesday, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that our ancestors handed us pure environment as heritage and there is a felt need to protect the environment properly. He also pointed out we did not pay much attention to whatever our ancestors had told us and it’s the only reason that the threats of climate change and global warming have arisen today...

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By participating in plantation drives become ‘Green Ambassadors’

To keep local people involved in plantation drives and spread environmental awareness ‘Van Mahotsav’ to start its celebration at New Delhi from Wednesday. To mark ‘Van Mahotsav’, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will be leading a one-month long drive. The plantation drive is organised at New Delhi’s Ram Lila Park of C. C Colony, Model Town on Wednesday where Dr Harsh Vardhan will begin ‘Van Mahotsav’..

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Plantation is only solution for giving clean environment to future generation

Shivraj Singh..

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With an aim to keep marine environment clean, ‘Swachha Sagar Abhiyan’ kicks off in Andaman

In an accord to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’, Andaman is working for ‘Swachha Sagar Abhiyan’. The initiative is thus an action plan to keep marine environment clean and to create awareness among island population. This is in continuation of weekly beach cleanup drive, which was initiated last week by Indian Coast Guard. ..

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Uttarakhand CM Rawat announces Science City in the state to combat climate change

Last week, Uttarakhand was declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ state which came during the time when the ruling party and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat celebrated their 100 days of the government. New schemes and policies have been coming in Uttarakhand lately after the new CM has started taking over the state single-handedly. Yesterday, CM Rawat announced the setting up a science city in the state...

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India needs to clear pollution of ‘Corruption’, rather than of ‘Environment’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Expressing concern over the air quality status of Delhi, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan called for substantive action at the local level, along with a holistic action plan for air quality management. He stated, “Information Technology must be embedded into Pollution Control Regime; need to clear the Pollution of Corruption from the system”...

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After Bellandur Lake, now Hyderabad's Ramakrishnapuram Lake vomits ‘toxic foam’

After Bellandur lake of Bengaluru, now Hyderabad's Ramakrishnapuram was constantly spewing foam disrupting normal lives of people in Hyderabad. This phenomena has left the vicinity disturbed as the water which reaches homes of the people might get contaminated with toxic which in return will affect the huge number of people...

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World Mayors raise voice urging G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’

Climate change is a fact and yes, global warming plays a huge role in it. The biggest glaciers in the Antarctica are melting away resulting into the increase of sea water level. This is just one of the effects of global warming. To decrease the level of pollution in the world, dozens of city mayors from around the world including Washington, Berlin Paris, Tokyo and Sydney called on to G20 leaders to stick to their commitment on tackling climate change...

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Monsoon shower hits Mumbai, Heavy rains expected in next five days: IMD

Mumbai finally under the blanket of freezy and chilly mornings.It is better late than never, Monsoon rains arrived in Mumbai little late than expected but now Mumbai may witness heavy rains in next five days, informed Indian Meteorological Department IMD...

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India to implement water preservation, recycle and re-use techniques with the help of Netherlands

Water resources in India are not as developed as other nations. Water being the most indispensable aspect in our lives, it’s important for all us to learn on how to preserve it instead of wasting it. To improve the situation in India, Cabinet has approved to strike a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for bilateral cooperation in the field of water resources management. ..

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London Mayor considers cutting car journeys to reduce pollution

The recent turn of events in London has been disastrous and painful for the people living in United Kingdom. Non-stop terror attacks have disturbed the country’s peace and governance. However, Mayor Sadiq Khan has thought to take up other issues in consideration like increasing pollution. To decrease the level of pollution in the Britain, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled a plan that aims to see 80% of journeys in the British capital b y public transport, walking or cycling...

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We should actively participate to make ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ successful: Textile Minister

Everyone needs to realize that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan can become a success only if each one participates actively in it for this there is a need for the message of Swachhta to reach to every citizen of the country expressed State Textiles Minister Ajay Tamta...

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Taiwan to boost renewable energy in electricity generation by 2025

With an aim to increase the share of renewable energy such as water, wind and solar from 5% currently to 20% of total power output on the island by 2025, Taiwan’s government is starting to map out funding plans for $59 Billion for a power system that can no longer rely on nuclear reactors...

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Massive climate change in the Arctic affects students from examining ‘climate change’

Climate change is real. Climate Change is a fact. A team of scientists from the University of Manitoba were in the middle of the first leg of a four-year study named BaySys which will examine how climate change is affecting the areas around the Hudson Bay. The students could not reach their destination in Arctic because of the hazardous sea ice travelling farther south which can create huge problems to their voyage...

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Preserve our earth & pass it on to the coming generations in a better condition: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Since the creation of World, nature like a careful mother has guarded every life. The more Human race has become developed their greed has increased with time. For more comfort more land we have destroyed nature and now she has taken back her face from us. Desertification leads to dry degraded land and gradually to drought. It can harm us highly but desertification can be effectively tackled. Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressed a gathering in the Haryana and suggested the active participation ..

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Thailand decomposes ‘Plastic Bags’ in weeks; should India adopt the same?

Like many emerging nations, Thailand to faces a dilemma related how to address growing energy needs and consumption without sacrificing economic growth. Keeping that in mind, Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is looking to bio-based arrangements, exploiting a blossoming farming industry by reusing the waste it produces and simultaneously, possibly making a green-tech sector other countries can copy...

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#WorldDaytoCombatDesertification: Nation to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030

India is focusing on sustainable land and resource management for livelihood generation at community level for making the local lands healthier and productive for providing a better homeland and a better future for its inhabitants said Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan..

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India needs more rain as only 20% of total storage capacity is available in 91 major reservoirs

Many parts of India face the water issues and in other hands, some parts are benefited with an excess amount of water. Those who have at excess don’t understand the value of preserving that. It’s time to all get-together and stop wasting water unnecessarily as the only 20% of total storage capacity is available in 91 major reservoirs of the country...

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India has to work more keeping environment clean, ranks 95th in Environment Impact Survey

We are far from the African country as Mozambique to keep the environment clean. In a study done by UK's MoneySuperMarket concluded that in a case of keeping the environment clean, India has been ranked 75th while Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries has topped a survey of nations with the lowest global environmental impact...

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Spirit of Clean & Green campaign shall continue uninterrupted throughout year: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, addressing a large gathering at the concluding functions of the Ministry’s Swachhta Pakhwada at the National Zoological Park in New Delhi on Thursday said that the Ministry will publicise such environment-friendly acts with the people of the country...

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Undertake one small environ-friendly act every day: Environment Minister

Exhorting the people to undertake one small environment-friendly act every day, Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has invited people to share any environment-friendly act with the Ministry on the website..

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To curb Delhi’s pollution, 20 real-time pollution monitoring stations to be installed

To strengthen the fight against air pollution in the Capital, new air quality monitoring stations will start functioning in Delhi by October. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting to review the status of measures taken by various agencies to combat air pollution in Delhi...

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GO GREEN! 9 Cr saplings to be planted during 'Harihar Chhattisgarh'

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh instructed the Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors to distribute nine crore sapplings during the massive afforestation drive in the months of July-August in the entire State. He was addressing Divisional Commissioners and Districts Collectors meet via video- conferencing from his official residence here. Dr. Raman Singh said that the aim is to see that 50 lakh citizens participate in Yoga on International Yoga Day on 21 June...

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Heavy Rainfall to continue in Central Maharashtra, Marathwada: IMD

Monsoon entering Maharashtra had spread happiness all over the state. Some parts of Central Maharashtra o Monday received heavy rain for 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday amid forecast of the storm at isolated places in the district Marathwada amid the next two days...

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Maharashtra insists Fly Ash use in construction-based products

With an aim to inspire manufacturers of Vidarbha, Maharashtra towards increase use of ‘Fly Ash’ in construction-based products executing latest methods, Mahagenco Ash Management Services Ltd (Mahagams) on Tuesday arranged a ‘Fly Ash Utilization’ workshop...

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IMD warns north-eastern states of heavy rains for next 4 days

The India Meteorological Department (MET) department has warned that heavy rain accompanied by strong wind is likely to lash the North Eastern states for the coming four days due to a depression formed over the Bay of Bengal...

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Earth reeling under the blanket of Global Warming; NASA warns about heavy increasing water levels

Global Warming is reaching another level as NASA warned that water levels will tend to increase in this monsoon season which is the impact of Global warming, stated in the study led by Hui Su, a scientist from NASA. Stay Alert. ..

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Mumbai soon to get blessed with rains in full swing: IMD

Favorable monsoon conditions developing in several parts of the country says India Meteorological Department, as the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal's coastal states...

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Other US partners vow to keep their efforts alive against climate change

Despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord on cutting carbon emissions, the other partners of United States on Sunday vowed to keep their efforts alive to save the world...

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Spiritual Institutions can contribute Namami Gange Programme: Uma Bharati

Rishikesh, June 10: Water needs to be pollution free for healthy nation.To rejuvenate the beautiful Ganga and to reduce the water pollution, Government of India has undertaken ‘Namami Gange Programme’. Uma Bharati , Minister for River Development has appealed to Spiritual institutions to join Namami Gange programme. It will help to grow mass awareness for keeping ghats clean. She was yesterday at the last leg of Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan. “Our river Ganga has a very rich aquatic life right from Ganga ..

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25,000 saplings of Peepal to be planted for 24x7 oxygen supply: Raman Singh

Nearly 3500 children and citizens on Saturday formed human chain and pledged for maintaining cleanliness and environment conservation in chattisgarh. Also, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and veteran leader Amit Shah inaugurated 'Hariyar Mor Raipur' drive in Raipur...

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Man Aspal village of Punjab sets example for conserving ground water; bags National Award

Man Aspal, a small village of Masa district of Punjab, has set the example on the conservation of water when several parts of the world are been facing water scarcity. At this critical time, when ground water is depleting fast in not only in Punjab but in the world, Man Aspal village has bagged this year’s national award for the conservation of water...

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France launches ‘Make our planet great again’ website to woo US scientists

French President Emmanuel Macron this week launched a website aims to encourage US scientists and researchers. The program will give the researchers 4 year grants to scientists, teachers, business people, and even students who are working on climate change solutions. The website "Make Our Planet Great Again" was a clear dig at Trump and his June 1 announcement that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, but also made good on an appeal Macron made back in February...

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To combat pollution, India soon to sell electric vehicles only by 2030- Survey

India is on its high pace to combat environment threats and create a secure living atmosphere for every one of us. In a new move, India plans to sell only electric vehicles in the country by 2030. Potential methods for achieving this is outlined in the report called “Transformative Mobility Solutions for All“, based on studies conducted by NITI Aayog and the Rocky Mountain Institute...

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Monsoon showers enter South-West India while Mumbai experience intermittent rains

India has been immersed in early showers of monsoon. North-east, South India and now South-West monsoon has been entered in some parts of Konkan, coastal Karnataka and Goa and is expected to hit Mumbai by June 13. ..

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‘Cutting Down’ Plastic is best than ‘Recycling’ it! Kerala soon to introduce ‘eco-friendly’ weddings

Going Green is today’s need. While everyone is just speaking about doing this and that, Kerala stepped ahead with a decision by banning plastic plates in weddings. With an aim to promote the use of eco-friendly products at ceremonies like weddings, the Kerala government issued a green protocol...

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Monsoon we need you more as only 20% of water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Water being basic needs, many states and villages are suffering from lack of water. Even though monsoon kicked off in various places, water issues are still observed. India needs more rain this monsoon to cope up with water shortage. In this week only 20% of total storage capacity is available in 91 major reservoirs of the country. People are eagerly waiting for the monsoon to get continue so that the water issues get solved...

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Rain to shower heavily in Maharashtra after Andhra, Telangana, TN & Kerala: See Animation

After covering entire Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Coastal Karnataka and Goa, the western arm of Monsoon 2017 has advanced further progressing at a fast normal pace to some more parts of Interior Karnataka and Konkan region of Maharashtra. But the eastern arm remains stagnant...

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Indian Heat Waves causing increase in mortality: Study

In last few years Indians are experiencing a bad heat wave. Once summer was happy here but it is now unbearable in India. A study by environmental scientists has shown 146% increase in the probability of heat-related mortality events. In addition to India, populations in other developing countries in low- to mid-latitude regions are especially hard-hit by these extreme heat events. The impact of global climate change is badly affecting this tropical sub-continent. Compared to previous 50 years, India ..

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On #WorldOceanDay- Let’s Individually protect ‘Our Oceans’ to protect ‘Our Future’

New Delhi, June 8: Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh! Mesmerizing oceans that hug our Mother Earth are just the best beauties and we must take care on this precious day- #WorldOceanDay...

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Rain to shower heavily in Andhra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu & Kerala: See Animation

Soon after marking its presence in Kerala, the southern states have been receiving on and off good showers. Some part of southern India observed with heavy rainfall. At the moment, Kerala and coastal Karnataka are receiving good rains while some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were recorded with heavy rainfall. Right now, on and off showers are expected to continue in Tamil Nadu however the intensity of rain will be light to reasonable and irregular...

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#SwachhBharat: Andaman launches drive for collecting segregated waste at door step

Andaman and Nicobar Islands launched Port Blair Municipal Council’s drive for the door to door collection of waste with segregation at the source level. The drive was launched on the occasion of World Environment Day by Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Prof. Jagdish Mukhi...

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Pre-monsoon in Jharkhand takes away 4 lives; Flights diverted due to heavy lightning

Sweltering heat was what we all remember of this summer, 2017 but as monsoon hugged Jharkhand, people died of the thunder storm. Jharkhand has been receiving heavy showers with thunder and lightning all over the state. 4 children were killed and 2 injured when lightning struck on them at Mundro village in Giridih district...

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40% of world’s population by 2050 to live in countries with lack of clean water: UN chief warns

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looking upon the consumptions and wastage of clean water, has warned about the shortages of clean water by 2050. Speaking at the Security Council on Tuesday Guterres has warned that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a chronic or recurrent lack of clean water...

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India is committed to transform energy landscape to #cleanenergy share: Dr Harsh Vardhan

India is committed to transform the energy landscape of the country with significant clean energy share, said Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan in his greeting speech on the occasion of Launch Ceremony of Mission Innovation Challenge on Smart Grids in Beijing yesterday...

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Nature, Nature Tell us who is Greenest of All in India? Bengaluru is!

In many efforts each and every nation is striving hard to combat climate issues so that the survival of humans become safe and secure. Bengaluru tops the list amongst other to become ‘Greenest’ city according to the survey led by Amazon.in...

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Jharkhand to cut down pollution levels by imposing additional tax on owners with multiple vehicles

Earth’s temperature has been shifting rapidly. The icebergs in Greenland are melting away and the pollution levels rise across all the major countries in the world. With abundant damage to the global climate, Jharkhand government takes the first step to cut down the air pollution level in the environment. The Jharkhand government has decided to formulate rules for charging additional tax on people who own more than one vehicle...

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Andhra Pollution board calls rally for tree plantation on #WorldEnvironmentDay

Every year June 5 celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ and this year the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution board and various green social trusts together organized 'World Environment Day' rally. The rally started from Vishakhapatnam’s Ramakrishna Mission beach usually known as RK beach to Vuda Park...

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Keep it up! On #WorldEnvironmentDay Kerala goes Green by planting 1 Crore saplings

Today the whole world is celebrating #WorldEnvironmentDay, Kerala has set a benchmark by planting 1 Crore sapling on the auspicious occasion by setting an example for the whole world. No wonder the high literacy works magic in this state- Kerala, Keep it up! ..

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Worship of nature and its protection is in our DNA, says Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Every year June 5 celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ and this year the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the real sentiment behind World Environment Day should not be restricted to a single day, but must pervade every moment of the day, till the World Environment Day next year...

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On #WorldEnvironmentDay Lets pledge to ‘leave’ those ecology-killing habits to ‘live’’ better

If we demand reformation of a system, the change should come first from personal level. For a macro level change, change from micro level is necessary. We always speak about Global Warming, Temperature Rise, and Climate Change. Common people, environmental activists often protest against governmental scheme or new constructions for harming nature but on contrary, many of them often violate rules and harm Mother Nature. On World environment day, we should pledge to ourselves change some of our daily ..

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Two Uttarakhand villages to receive endless sanitation facilities in collaboration with Faith Organisations

Today, in an event organised in Uttarakhand at village Veerpur Khurd on the bank of River Ganga, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar commissioned two villages in the bank of River Ganga, Veerpur Khurd in Dehradun and Mala in Pauri Garhwal to be modeled, in collaboration with GIWA (Global Interfaith WASH Alliance)...

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North-east forest sized more that Mauritius to demolish by 2025: Study

A surprising forest covering 2,305 sq km n northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands could disappear by 2025, predicted Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist’s simulation study. The forest is slightly more than the size of Mauritius...

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North-east forest sized more that Mauritius to demolish by 2025: Study

A surprising forest covering 2,305 sq km n northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands could disappear by 2025, predicted Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist’s simulation study. The forest is slightly more than the size of Mauritius...

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Come soon Monsoon! Only 21% of water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Water being basic needs, many states and villages are suffering from lack of water. People are looking forward to the monsoon. Water issues are more common in summer and in this week only 21% of total water storage capacity available in 91 major reservoirs of the country. People are eagerly waiting for the monsoon to get continues so that the water issues get solved...

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A new Committee will be set up to Look into the De-Silting of Ganga

The less a country polluted, the brighter is that country’s future. To rejuvenate the beautiful Ganga and to reduce the water pollution, Government of India has undertaken ‘Namami Gange Programme’. Yesterday, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharati addressed a Ganga Chaupal in Sultanganj, Bihar as part of her ongoing ‘Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan’. She has declared a committee is being set up in her ministry to look into the issues of de-silting and mining ..

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Tourists cheer out of monsoon bliss as Uttarakhand receives 32% surplus pre-monsoon rain

As the monsoon embraces the state of Uttarakhand warmly, the tourists enjoy the shower with all their heart in wants of a pleasant weather. And surprisingly, the state received a 32% surplus pre-monsoon rain this year. Rainfall data with the meteorological centre suggest Uttarakhand has received 205.6 mm, 49.7 mm more than the normal 155.9 mm rainfall...

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All Ganga basin states including West Bengal will be provided adequate fund to clean the river

Water Pollution and misuse of river banks have caused a poor condition of our national river Ganga. To conduct effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of the river, Union Government of India started ‘Namami Gange Programme’. Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that West Bengal will be provided trash skimmers for solid management. She assured that Centre will give appropriate fund to all Ganga basin states to achieve ..

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‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ campaign celebrated successfully across India

With the aim to spread ‘Swachhta’ awareness and implementation across the country and to focus on the role of the consumer in taking a leadership role for sanitation initiatives, the celebration of government’s campaign ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, has successfully completed today...

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To improve India’s position in ocean research field, Govt. to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’

India after having a sufficient achievement in space study and research, the scientists are all agreed to take an additional leap in the theory of excellence in Science. The government is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018, which will improve India’s position in ocean research field...

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After Kerala, North East Monsoon reaches Mahabaleshwar

Good news for those who were eagerly waiting for Monsoon to come. The wait for Monsoon came to an end, as people enjoy the rainfall in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. Unpredicted rain in Mahabaleshwar was a big surprise for tourist, took advantage of monsoon...

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Umbrellas? Raincoats? Check! Kerala and NorthEast dance in ‘Monsoon Showers’

While we here in Mumbai are still getting churned up in the heat waves of summer, Kerala got hit by ‘monsoon’ showers as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Welcome Monsoon, we hope you shower here too in Mumbai...

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Say bye to heat baked weather! IMD predicts early monsoon in India

From the starting of May, almost every state of India is facing scorching heat, heat waves. Probably, India Met Department’s (IMD) latest prediction will bring a smile to everyone’s face. A depression is forming in the Bay of Bengal which will lead to early monsoon. The deep depression may lead to a severe cyclonic storm by tonight. Earlier, IMD predicted the starting of this season monsoon by the onset of the seasonal rains over Kerala from 30-31st May...

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Is Greenland turning into ‘Green’land? NASA study reveals hasty meltdown of Rink Glacier

Greenland- an island which lies between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, covered with ice overall- soon to get ‘Iceless’! Might be in coming days it may become actually the ‘Green’ Land! The study led by three NASA Scientists observed the meltdown of another ice in Rink Glacier of Greenland...

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#ScienceExpress: Successfully raising awareness about climate change in Southern India

Science Express touches South India with an aim to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) II at four days at Kottavalasa, Andhra Pradesh got a good response as more than 33,000 people visited the exhibition...

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Respect retained for our ‘Gaumata’! India bans sale of Cattle for slaughter

The Centre passed a regulation that completely bans sale of cows for slaughter at animal markets across India. As per the new regulation, cattle can be sold only to a person who has documents to prove that he/she is an 'agriculturist', and that 'young' and 'unfit animals' mustn't be sold...

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Maharashtra goes ‘Eco-Maharashtra’: Becomes India’s 1st state to boost electric mass mobility

Heading towards eco-lifestyle, Maharashtra launched country’s first ever multi-modal electric vehicle project and Ola electric charging station in Nagpur. Likewise Nagpur became the country’s first city with electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos...

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Country’s first fleet of 200 e-vehicles launched in Nagpur

Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis jointly launched India’s first fleet of 200 electric vehicles in Nagpur on Friday...

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Saaho director Sujeeth wants to shoot action scenes in Mumbai

After the unprecedented success of Baahubali film actor Prabhas has geared up for his upcoming action film Saaho. According to media reports, Prabhas is schedule to kick-start his shooting from the month of June. According to DNA Director Sujeeth reportedly wants to shoot certain action sequences of Saaho in Mumbai during the rainy season...

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To boost use of ‘clean energy’ Govt raises renewable energy bonds by Rs 2360 Cr

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to Raising of Bonds of Rs. 2360 crores for Renewable Energy. The Bonds will be raised by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) during the 2017-18...

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Yes, Kites can fly underwater; Scientists have built a kite that can harness tidal energy

We’ve heard of wind mills creating wind energy through its blades but you might have not heard about a kite generating tidal energy. Scientist from Swedish/UK company, Minesto, have built a kite that glides water at speeds up to ten times faster than the tides themselves...

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Now complaint about garbage around you through ‘Swachh Bharat App’

With the main aim to basically involve people actively to become part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement), ‘Swachh Bharat App’ has been launched in National Museum on Tuesday. This app will be circulated for 116 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monuments...

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‘Ozone2Climate Roadshow’ showcased eco-friendly technologies

Around 13 exhibitors that promoted ozone and climate-friendly alternative technologies to Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) in the refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) sector at the ‘Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow’ organized in Agra on Tuesday...

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Last 'seeds' of Earth safe now; water breached the entrance at 'Doomsday Vault'

No human invention till today could predict earth’s disappearance from its solar system. With constant climatic changes and technological developments, scientists are finding new traces of any earth-like planet in other universe. As a result to save the human species and its natural resources, scientists have carved a “Global Seed Vault” beneath Svalbard, midway between Norway and the North Pole. The vault holds more than 500 million seeds from around the globe that could be used to recreate food ..

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Madhya Pradesh govt completely bans #SandMining in Narmada river

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced the complete ban on sand mining from Narmada River. In a press conference called on the action plan of Narmada Seva Mission shivraj said mobile parties, check-points and SAF jawans have been deployed for prevention of illegal mining of sand round-the-clock...

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Health of Oceans declining soon; UN organizes Ocean Conference

Only one-fourth of the Earth is land mass and the rest is only water mass, and a huge amount of water mass is there covered by the Oceans. Ocean is one of the largest natural resources of the world, which is needed to conserve for the future. United Nation Conference supporting the implementation of sustainable development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development...

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Man must leave Earth within next 100 years to survive

Stephen Hawking..

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RSS trainees save 20000 liter water daily in Rajasthan camps

Come summer and the RSS - the biggest organization of Hindus in the world - gets on with its regular training camps organized countrywide...

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Save Water! Only 23% water storage available in major reservoirs of the country

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on Thursday was 35.622BCM, which is 23% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 132% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 104% of storage of average of last ten years...

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NPDRR Conclave kicked off; Piyush Goel urged people to unite to fight against ‘Disaster’

Urging people to come together to fight against the disaster, two-day multi-stake holders’ 2nd meeting of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off in New Delhi. Union Minister for Power and Energy, Piyush Goel appealed to people to unite against disaster...

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Odisha on ‘Orange-alert’ due to intensified heat wave condition

Even though the monsoon has kicked some part of the nation the Odisha is still suffering from intensified heat wave condition. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMT) issued Orange alert on Tuesday and warned that the Odisha to suffer severe heat wave for next few days...

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Where art meets environment, solar canopy to digitally tackle climate change

Desert metropolis of Dubai where summer is one long heat wave and where shadows mean a very important source. For this Italian architect and designer, ‘Carlo Ratti’ came up with the unique canopy which cools the outdoor areas with the help of sunlight...

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Finally rain showers in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

After the heavy heat of summer, Nicobar Islands are showered with rain. People are enjoying the awaited Southwest Monsoon arrived a three days before its scheduled date.The continuing cyclonic circulation will become a low pressure soon and will move further advancement of Monsoon over more parts of the Andaman and Nicobar islands...

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Come soon Monsoon! Only 24% of water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Water being basic needs, many states and villages are suffering from lack of water. People are looking forward to the monsoon. Water issues are more common in summer and in this week only 24% of total water storage capacity available in 91 major reservoirs of the country...

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'Recycled India': Hyderabad couple promotes use of bamboo for sustainable living

A couple from Hyderabad has started an organization which promotes the use of bamboo. Besides promoting sustainable living, the houses also provide employment to several farmers and artisans, who are involved in the process from growing the crop, to building the structure...

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Hong Kong suffers from heat, foggy day increases risk of health illnesses

Hong Kong is suffering from heavy pollution which had even smothered Hong Kong’s biggest business and shopping districts on Wednesday...

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Finished off with your lunch? Now you can eat the spoon and plates too!

The whole world is fighting against the pollution caused due to plastic. And here people are eating their plates and spoons because they are not made of plastic. Shocked! Yes Indian entrepreneur Narayana Peesapaty Bakey’s, makes spoons and plates which are delicious. Based in India and founded by researcher Narayana Peesapaty, Bakey's produces an alternative to disposable plastic and wood cutlery- an edible cutlery...

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Human noise pollution threatens survival of wildlife areas in U.S

Noise pollution caused by humans is 'pervasive' in the US protected areas, posing a threat to land masses that harbour wildlife and provide places for respite, recreation, and natural resource conservation. Protected areas in the US represent about 14 per cent of the land mass...

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Science exhibition train aims to create awareness about climate change

With an aim to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues, Railways have come up with a Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) train which will hold exhibitions at four stations under East Coast Railway (ECoR)...

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Start taking care of mother earth! Largest Iceberg is melting soon

Every day is passing and we are moving towards an unsafe world. Every day we get to know that global warming is destroying our natural resources but still are we aware of the danger? The icebergs in the Antarctica are melting soon. This is the time to fight against global warming...

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Attention! Save water as only 26% water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Water being the important source of life should be preserved as the water level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes down by 1% this week. The water storage available country for the week ending on May 04, 2017 was 41.066 BCM which is 26% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs as last week it was 27%. The level of May 04, 2017 was 128% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 106% of storage of average of last ten years...

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Swachh Survekshan-2017 reveals 80% cleanliness improved in last year

According to the Sample Survey of over 18 lakh citizens, sanitation in cities and towns of the country has substantially improved during the last one year. Swachh Survekshan-2017 brings out the impact of improved infrastructure, service delivery...

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Mission ‘Clean Ganga’ to observe Sankalp Diwas on May 2

National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) will be observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas on May 02, 2017 at 12 locations,..

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New lab established to measure Rain intensity

n Atmospheric Science Research Laboratory to measure the ‘rain drop size distribution through Disdrometer’ has been inaugurated at West Begal’s Rampurhat College. This new initiative will help to monitor the lightning occurrence, both cloud to ground and intra cloud lightning...

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STOP WASTING WATER! Only 27% water storage available in major reservoirs of country

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 27, 2017, was 42.658 BCM which is 27% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 125% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 104% of storage of average of last ten years. However, this percentage was at 29% for the week ending on April 20, 2017...

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Indian activist Prafulla Samantara won ‘Goldman Environmental Prize- 2017’

An iconic leader of social justice movements, Prafulla Samantara Indian environmental activist of Odisha won Goldman Environmental Prize amongst the six territories across the world. He is the sixth India man to win this prize also called the 'Green Nobel’...

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Bill Gates lauds PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Citing Prime Minister Modi from his 2014 Independence Day speech at the Red Fort, Bill Gates called the broaching of toilets, cleanliness, and sanitation as a bold and a frank statement never before brought up by any other national leader...

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Caterpillars now the solution to plastic pollution

Scientists at the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (CSIC), Spain and University of Cambridge found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene:..

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Caterpillars now the solution to plastic pollution

Scientists at the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (CSIC), Spain and University of Cambridge found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene:..

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Natural ecology under threat! Japan declares emergency warning of coral extinction

Global Warming and danger are now two synonyms for our beautiful earth. There is not a single nation, single race who is not suffering from temperature rise due to Global Warming. Now Japanese corals, the beautiful marine invertebrates are under threat. Japan Environment Ministry has declared the emergency over the rapid death of corals...

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‘Goldman Environmental Prize’ honored the souls who saved ‘Nature’ from shackles of destruction

The one who saves nature saves humankind. Today only a few feel the worth of our environment and the world celebrates such souls. One of them is Prafulla Samantara, who belongs to Odisha, revolted against the expansion of Vedanata mining site to save Odisha’s Niyamgiri Hills by using law. The award winners were honored on Monday at a ceremony at the San Francisco Opera House and will also be awarded at the second event in Washington, DC on Wednesday...

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With an aim to expand green cover Maharashtra commits to plant 4 Crore trees this July

With an aim to tackle the pollution problem Maharashtra government joined hands with Indian Railways to expand the green cover. Under this, the trees will be planted on the adjacent sides of the railway tracks in the state...

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Come lets pledge “Save Earth to Save Us” on this #EarthDay

Today is the day when globally Earth Day is celebrated. It is said that the Earth day is celebrated to bring people together in this summer and to think about the planet we live on - and how to save it. Earth Day is celebrated with the aim to encourage people across the world to be more environmentally friendly...

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Japan makes hazardous Fukushima a radiation-free place in 6 years

On March 2011, Japan became the victim of a Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. It has been six years since the accident. A major earthquake and Tsunami knocked down the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors and later 3 reactors melted down. The released substances have caused many health problems, damaged environment. The neighborhood 30 km area of Fukushima had been evacuated. Though the authority could not stop the leakage, they took immediate action...

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Severe weather warning by IMD for the next 3 days

As the weather changes in the Indian sub-continent, parts of the regional states suffer weird weather trauma; sometimes extreme heat in Maharashtra and extreme rains, like in Odisha. ..

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ALERT! Only 29% water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Alert for all, try to save water and avoid water wastage as water level of 91 Major Reservoirs of the Country goes down by 2%. In the week ending on Thursday, the water storage is available 29% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs which is 46.02 BCM. Previous week ending on 13th of April had 133% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 106% of storage of average of last ten years...

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Shocking! Lack of oxygen kills thousands of fishes in Rewalsar Lake, Himachal

Unfortunately, as many as thousands of fishes were found dead in Rewalsar lake on Tuesday due to the lack of oxygen into the water. However, it is a serious concern among the inhabitants living in the area as the lake has special religious importance in the district...

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NGT orders to shutdown all industrial units near highly polluted Bellandur Lake immediately

On Wednesday, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the Karnataka government to shutdown all industrial units near the highly polluted Bellandur Lake immediately. Also penalty of Rs.5 Lakhs would be imposed on anyone dumping waste in and around the water body. NGT has also asked the government to clean up the lake within a month...

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Heatwave effects: Indians have to wait until monsoon arrives

This year India has to suffer from heat as heat waves are increasing day by day in many states. It has also absorbed in the state like Delhi were heat had reached around 44 degrees in some parts of the city. Dangerous heat will continue to grip much of India late this week and there is no relief in sight...

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Environment Ministry to review pending forest clearances

The Union Environment Ministry has decided to review the status of pending forest clearance and expedite the process. Forest clearance is a key component of environment clearance required for several projects in key sectors. Because of this, projects, particularly in sensitive zones such as wildlife sanctuaries, have been held up...

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Good News! IMD forecasts normal monsoon this year at 96%

In good news for farmers who mainly depend on the monsoon, the country is likely to receive normal monsoon rainfall this year. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) classification, the monsoon is considered normal is rains are between 96-104 percent of the 50-year average rainfall of 89 cms. The monsoon is taken to be below normal if rains are between 90– 96 percent. If less than 90, it is considered deficient...

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Environment pollution in Vietnam leads to decrease in fishery and tourism

Fishermen from Vietnam are frustrated because of their environment disasters. According to them, sea life has been vanishing as the fishes don’t have a long lifeline and they can’t find big fishes. Many fishermen are leaving their prime duty, residing in search of other jobs...

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National Centre of Seismology to set up 31 new observatories including 1 in Uttarakhand

The National Centre of Seismology (NCS) is palnning to set up an observatory in Uttarakhand to monitor seismic activities. The observatory will be equipped with digital broadband seismograph system connected to VSAT communication...

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Soon, you can eat water!

Over the years, we have been thinking on how to stop pollution created by plastics. 8 million metric tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean worldwide every year which kills the fisheries under the water. While the researchers and scientists are still pondering on how to bring a change, UK’s Shipping Rocks Lab has brought in a revolutionary invention which might curb the usage of plastic bottles worldwide...

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IMD issues 'Red Alert' for heat wave over the northern and western regions

The Met department has issued a red alert for the next 2 to 3 days over Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. The temperature to cross 40 degrees this week and heatwave continue to prevail till the weekend said Meteorological Department on Monday. The department has also issued a thunderstorm warning over Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya...

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High time to stop wasting water! Only 31% water left in major reservoirs

Almost every year we face water crisis during summer. But privileged people from the areas who luckily never have to face the water crisis, they keep wasting water. Instead of several awareness projects, initiatives by Government and NGOs people are still not aware of the exact situation. It’s high time to put an end to this bad habit as the Water level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes down by one per cent...

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Cyclonic circulation formed in Bay of Bengal can result to earlier Monsoon

A cyclonic circulation has formed over extreme Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining the Andaman Sea. With the beginning of April, cyclone season of India has also commenced. It is assumed that India won’t have to wait for monsoon as this year it will be raining earlier than the previous years...

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Cleanliness should be a part of our habit

Uma Bharti..

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World’s 1st underwater CEO forum held in Kerala vows to ‘protect the ocean and marine life’

With an aim to raise awareness on marine pollution and global warming an underwater conference was held in the Arabian Sea, today. CEOs of five IT firms pledged to protect ocean and marine life through the underwater conference near the famous Groove beach resort of Kovalam...

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Water shortage forces 18 villages of Gujarat to be declared as 'scarcity-hit’

The state government on Friday declared 18 villages of parched Saurashtra region as 'scarcity-hit'. Notably, all the 18 villages were declared 'scarcity-hit' due to a shortage of water caused by deficient rainfall in the region during the last monsoon...

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Australia researchers plan a project worth $9 mn to protect Great Barrier Reef Corals from bleaching

Australian researchers have come up to protect Great Barrier Reef corals from bleaching by circulating cool ocean water onto a handful of critical sites. The project worth $9 million aims to prevent loss of coral species by utilizing low-energy solar technology...

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Need to adopt holistic approach to tackle climate change: Anil Dave

To tackle the climate change we need to adopt the holistic approach by taking sustainable lifestyles accordingly. Environment Minister Anil Dave stressed on the need for adopting the different approach as climate change is affecting everyone...

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Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops by 1%, Read full states' water storage

Summer has hit the nation hard, where Maharashtra and other states down South are experiencing around 40 degree Celsius heat all the day. 3 people have already succumbed to sunstroke in Maharashtra during the start of first Summer which has resulted to depletion of water storage across nation...

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Govt notifies authorities for rejuvenation and protection of river Ganga

The government has notified authorities Order, 2016 for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga. The order is passed under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 where the government has constituted National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of river Ganga which is even referred as National Ganga Council said Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Vijay Goel...

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‘De-polluting India’ - the new demonetization

The Supreme Court ban on sale of BS III engine vehicles to check pollution has come very late. Other countries in the world are far ahead of India in controlling vehicular pollution. ..

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Japan finds countless uses of algae in food, face cream and Jet fuel

Japanese firm called Euglena has come up with a breakthrough science of rare algae uses in food, cosmetics and jet fuel. The tiny organism consist enough potential to produce 33,000 gallons of jet fuel. Euglena’s founder Mitsuru Izumo was the first one to come across the said algae. ..

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Segregation of dry and wet waste will come into effect from 1st May in Maharashtra

In order to take up waste management, Maharashtra government will step forward to segregate dry and wet garbage. This initiative will come into effect from 1st May. Segregation of garbage and making it more environment-friendly is the only way to go forward, asserted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis...

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Only 33% water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on March 30, was 55.632 BCM, which is 33% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 133% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 102% of storage of average of last ten years. However, this percentage was at 35 for the week ending on March 23, 2017...

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Rs 517 Cr for transformation of 340 villages into horticultural villages of Haryana

Haryana government being developing as many as 340 villages as horticultural villages at a cost of 517 Crores in state. Also state government had set a target to increase the area under cultivation of vegetables, fruits and flowers from the existing 12 lakh acres to 22 lakh acres. Haryana agriculture minister OP Dhankar said the state government was taking effective steps to double the income of farmers. The minister was speaking at the concluding session of Haryana International Trade Expo organised ..

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Women being victims of Climate changes in deserting villages of Sahara

Changes in the climate had raised many security warning and a vulnerability multiplier as it directly affects human security, food security, water security, energy security—and women’s security. The security questions are raised in the place like Sahel which is hot and arid and situated in the south of Sahara desert. In this area amongst the people are farmers who rely on the land for their livelihood. Changes in the climate, toughens them to grow reliable crops, to find enough water, to find work ..

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ALERT! Only 35% water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on March 23, was 54.962 BCM, which is 35% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 132% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 101% of storage of average of last ten years. However, this percentage was at 37 for the week ending on March 16, 2017...

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10 Cr saplings will be planted along the riverside of Narmada on July 2

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that preparations are in full swing to plant 10 crore saplings in one go from Amarkantak to Alirajpur district on both banks of Narmada river on July 2. Chief Minister stated this in a programme at Awali Ghat of Sehore district during Narmada Seva Yatra on Wednesday...

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Extreme weather, climatic conditions to continue after record 2016 heat

Extreme weather and climatic conditions will continue in the year 2017 after global temperatures set a record last year due to which the whole world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice and strong ocean heat...

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Are you an ‘Earth Hour’ Superhero? Then turn off the lights this Saturday to save Earth

Our Mother Earth is deeply affected by us and we need to wake up as soon as we can to give back to the nature it deserves. ’Earth Hour’ could be one of the initiatives which we can contribute ourselves to save ‘Earth’ or shall we say …to save ‘Humans’?..

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1 in 4 children will face water shortages by 2040: UNICEF

Climate change is one of many forces contributing to an unfolding water crisis. In the coming years, the demand for water will increase as food production grows, populations grow and move, industries develop and consumption increases. Hence One in four of the world’s children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 as a result of climate change, the UN has warned...

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Boom! 7000 underground methane gas bubbles are about to burst anytime in Siberia

The bizarre discovery done last year by the Researcher in Siberia's remote Bely Island was that the ground had started bubbling in certain places, and was squishy under the locals' feet like jelly. ..

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SAVE WATER SAVE LIFE: Let’s come together and pledge to save water on “World Water Day”

Today, World Water Day is celebrated across the globe. Water is essential for each and every living being for the building block of life. Therefore, United Nation organization this year has set the theme “Why Wastewater?” in order to reduce and reuse as over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials...

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India’s biggest river island ‘Majuli’ to become carbon neutral

Adopting Green is the trend to save environment and combat environment challenges which are faced due to day-to-day pollution. Assam is heading to go green to preserve its biodiversity and become carbon neutral...

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To preserve its cultural importance Wanghanui river of New Zealand gained a ‘legal human status’

For the first of its kind, the Whanganui River in New Zealand has gained a legal identity which means it will have corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person. The Wanghanui River has become a person after the Te Awa Tupua Bill was passed by the Governor due to the efforts of local Maori people for whom the river is significant part of their culture...

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NASA: Use of biofuels will help to reduce jet engine pollution

According to a study published in the journal ‘Nature’, using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50% to 70%. A team of scientists led by the United States space agency had put a 50-50 blend of normal jet fuel and biofuel into a NASA DC-8 aircraft and then flew small chase planes fitted with instruments 100 to 500 feet behind them to measure the emissions...

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Only 39% water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on March 09, was 60.906 BCM, which is 39% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 132% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 101% of storage of average of last ten years. The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country. 37 Reservoirs out of these ..

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Bengaluru’s metro pillars to be converted into vertical gardens using ‘hydrophonics’

Bengaluru is stepping forward to ease out the transportation problems and also to combat the environment issues. Bengaluru’s metro pillars will be converted into vertical gardens using hydroponics where plants absorb pollution and are a sight for sore eyes...

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