According to the ministry, out of the 651 Protected Areas in India, 316 have been covered under the final ESZ notification which provides for prohibition of mining, stone quarrying and crushing units located within one kilometre of such protected areas.
Several other weather experts have conceded that the city has indeed exhibited a seasonal shift alongside a delayed onset of monsoon.
The language in the final statement after the summit in Japan's Osaka mirrors that agreed during last year's G20, but was hard-won after objections from the United States.
The professor's company produces 200 litre of petrol every day using 200 kg of plastic and sells it to various industrial units.
This time the Academy Award-winning actor decided to shift focus on Chennai, which has been reeling under a monumental water crisis.
The French leader held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on June 26, reaffirming an alliance that has been tested in recent months after the arrest of auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.
As a result of this initiative, 1.25 km stretch of the 18-km-long Mithi River is now free of plastic waste.
Surprisingly, Khongthaw has received very little assistance from local non-profit organisations and government officials.
The monsoon's progress will help farmers to accelerate sowing of summer-sown crops, which has been lagging due to a delay in the arrival of monsoon rains.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said local bodies have to encourage the use of plastic waste for road construction or energy recovery or waste to oil etc.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes all 10 ASEAN economies, plus India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
The region has come under fire for not doing enough to tackle its mounting trash troubles, with single-use plastic and sub-par waste management adding to the problem.
The ice melt may get worse this year as the ice began melting much before it did in 2012 (when almost all of Greenland's ice cover was exposed to melting) and three weeks before it starts melting on an average
The replacement rule gives states more leeway in deciding whether to require plants to make limited efficiency upgrades.
With Chennai usually not getting heavy rains during the South-West Monsoon it is an excruciating wait of another four months until mid-October when, if the monsoon is bountiful, the crisis will abate, albeit temporarily.
Satara is located around 120 km from Pune.
Public concerns about climate change are growing and have led to protests around the world.
Environmental health is a long game, but politics isn’t. The problem is that for human beings to effectively act on a future crisis, they need to be able to see themselves in it, and for the most part, limited election terms stymie such long views.
With only an estimated nine percent of plastics ever produced recycled, campaigners say the only long-term solution to the plastic waste crisis is for companies to make less and consumers to use less.
The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.
Gaurav Choudhury, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol joins in to discuss all that and more.
All India Fishermen Association president Veljibhai Masani president appreciated the state government for issuing a timely warning to fishermen against venturing into the sea.
Images of plastic debris-strewn beaches and dead animals with stomachs full of plastic have sparked outrage, with many countries, including more than two dozen in Africa, banning plastic bags outright.
ONGC produces bulk of India's oil and gas from fields off the west coast, with several of its installations on these housing its operational personnel.
In 2019, poaching has been the main cause of death, claiming the lives of 57 felines between January and April.