The conference is meant to discuss measures to combat desertification and will add to the global discourse on issues relating to the environment, especially land management
The 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP14) is underway in New Delhi with the theme of 'Investing in Land, Unlocking Opportunities'.
As Israel had little water, it had to remind its people that water was a miracle.
More than 260 residents of brutally damaged Abaco Island arrived in the capital city of Nassau after spending more than seven hours on a government-chartered ferry, a second of which was expected to arrive overnight.
Jair Bolsonaro has argued that such large reserves have hindered Brazil's economic interests.
The installations were also lower on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis and had stood at 1,665 MW in the corresponding April-June 2018 quarter, a Mercom India Research statement said.
Asian countries must set more ambitious goals to contribute to global efforts to curb climate change, said Ovais Sarmad, the deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
While New Delhi registered the biggest decline in Asia, Mumbai also fell two places since last year to rank 119th on the list topped by Vienna (Austria) for the second consecutive year.
Bananas are recognised as the most important fruit crop -- providing food, nutrition and income for millions in both rural and urban areas across the globe.
A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore said it is high time that DPCC realised its responsibilities and duties and took prompt steps to do the needful whenever there is violation of environmental law.
CM Kejriwal took to Twitter to say that pollution level in Delhi has been "coming down since 2015", and also shared a clip of a news report to buttress his claim.
Increased pollution would thicken the aerosol layer in the troposphere, which may worsen the intensity of droughts plaguing India.
Uttarakhand's Forest Minister appraised the Union Environment Minister for environment protection projects undertaken by the government
Without deep cuts to manmade emissions, at least 30 per cent of the northern hemisphere's surface permafrost could melt by century's end, unleashing billions of tonnes of carbon and accelerating global warming even more.
While there have been several studies undertaken earlier to examine the microbial diversity in Ganga, no study has looked at the "entire stretch" of the river
Shah said the Centre was also mulling to take strong steps to stop the production of single-use plastic in a bid to save the environment.
The committee led by a former high court judge told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel that the water bodies should be secured by constructing boundary walls and relevant entries in the revenue records.
Conservative President Jair Bolsonaro has made no secret of his disdain for the public body, known as Ibama, which he has publicly rebuked as an impediment to the nation's development.
According to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the city, 2018 saw 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths while 4,726 dengue cases and 10 deaths were reported in 2017.
The UN official also lauded efforts by Indian companies and said he has been very encouraged by the response of companies globally in tackling climate change.
Pollution, global warming, damming of rivers and introduction of exotic fishes are some of the other factors affecting the native varieties
The National Mission for Clean Ganga will also be equally liable for its failure to the extent of 50 per cent of the amount to be paid, it said.
A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel made it clear that the tribunal will finalise fresh timelines with clear adverse consequences of violating such revised schedules.
Referring to the recent release of tiger census, he said India now have 2,967 tigers.
On August 25, the backwater level rose to 133 metres, 6.5 metres above the danger mark, leaving thousands of trees, large chunk of agricultural land and human settlements in Nisarpur, about 180 kilometres from here, on the brink of going under, an senior official said.