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  • CAG: Several coastal zone projects approved despite environmental impact assessment inadequacies Aug 09, 2022 11:49 AM IST

    CAG: Several coastal zone projects approved despite environmental impact assessment inadequacies

    According to a recent CAG investigation, a number of projects in coastal control zones were permitted between 2015 and 2020 despite incomplete environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports.

  • Sebi proposes blue bonds concept for sustainable financing activities Aug 08, 2022 06:05 PM IST

    Sebi proposes blue bonds concept for sustainable financing activities

    Also, the watchdog has suggested strengthening the framework for green bonds by amplifying the definition of green debt securities and enhancing disclosures, according to a consultation paper.

  • What gets left behind at the top of the world? Aug 07, 2022 01:00 PM IST

    What gets left behind at the top of the world?

    It takes an average of 50 days to scale the world's tallest peak. During this time, every climber generates about eight kilograms of waste, most of which gets left behind

  • How New York City hopes to win its long, losing war on trash Aug 06, 2022 10:33 PM IST

    How New York City hopes to win its long, losing war on trash

    For the city, social media campaigns and rat-resistant receptacles are just the latest attempts to solve a New York City quandary that is more than a century old: What do you do with millions of people’s trash every day?

  • 1,737 criminal cases filed, 39 convicted in 3 years for violating environmental laws: Government Aug 01, 2022 10:15 PM IST

    1,737 criminal cases filed, 39 convicted in 3 years for violating environmental laws: Government

    As per the available information, 1,737 criminal cases have been registered or recorded under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; Air (Prevention and Control of pollution) Act, 1981; and Water (Prevention and Control of pollution) Act, 1974.

  • Cricket versus weather: How the sport is preparing for climate change Jul 31, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    Cricket versus weather: How the sport is preparing for climate change

    Sunlight, bad light, snow, sleet, hailstorms, ice, earthquakes, desert storms, excessive heat, fog, air pollution, too much rain, too little rain, and even solar eclipses have all halted cricket.

  • Metro car shed in Aarey threatens not just leopards, but wide range of animals, warn activists Jul 31, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Metro car shed in Aarey threatens not just leopards, but wide range of animals, warn activists

    Apart from leopards, a wide range of species of flora and fauna is found in the Aarey forest, an 1,800 acre area termed as the city’s ‘green lung’, located in suburban Goregaon and adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).

  • India used far less than its share of global carbon budget: Government Jul 30, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    India used far less than its share of global carbon budget: Government

    The global carbon budget is the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions permitted over a period of time while still having a chance to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial (1850-1900) levels.

  • India plans to reintroduce cheetahs: All you need to know about the vulnerable species Jul 29, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    India plans to reintroduce cheetahs: All you need to know about the vulnerable species

    After being declared officially extinct in India over 70 years ago, the world’s fastest land animal — the Cheetah— is set to return with the Union Government launching an action plan in a deal with Namibia.

  • In pics | International Tiger Day, a desperate call to save the majestic beast Jul 29, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    In pics | International Tiger Day, a desperate call to save the majestic beast

    Every year the day is celebrated under different themes. This year the theme for Global Tiger Day is “India launches Project Tiger to revive the tiger population”

  • India has done more than its fair share to fight climate change: Govt Jul 28, 2022 07:43 PM IST

    India has done more than its fair share to fight climate change: Govt

    Reports from various sources, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), highlight that global warming is mainly due to cumulative historical and current greenhouse gas emissions of the developed countries.

  • Pakistanis plant trees to provide relief from scorching sun Jul 28, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    Pakistanis plant trees to provide relief from scorching sun

    The aim in Clifton is to counterbalance rapid urbanisation in Karachi, a sprawling port city of some 17 million people where breakneck expansion of roads and buildings means there is less and less space for trees and parkland.

  • Fast and ferocious: India set to be home of cheetahs after 70 years, MP park ready to welcome them Jul 23, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    Fast and ferocious: India set to be home of cheetahs after 70 years, MP park ready to welcome them

    The cheetah is the only large carnivore that got completely wiped out from India, mainly due to over-hunting and habitat loss.

  • Monarch butterflies are officially endangered Jul 22, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Monarch butterflies are officially endangered

    The number of migratory monarch butterflies has dropped more than 95% since the 1980s, according to counts at overwintering sites in California and Mexico

  • In Pics | Monarch butterflies are now officially endangered Jul 22, 2022 12:36 PM IST

    In Pics | Monarch butterflies are now officially endangered

    The iconic monarch butterfly has been listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global authority on the conservation status of species. An endangered listing means the species is likely to go extinct without significant intervention.

  • After rain glut in May-June, Northeast suffers a deficient monsoon in July; Northern plains also parched Jul 20, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    After rain glut in May-June, Northeast suffers a deficient monsoon in July; Northern plains also parched

    The jury is still out on whether the changing rain patterns could be linked to climate change or it is just the monsoon variability factor playing out

  • Construction and demolition waste is choking Bengaluru’s lungs; experts cry for reforms Jul 16, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    Construction and demolition waste is choking Bengaluru’s lungs; experts cry for reforms

    Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said they have already passed a new tender to acquire land for setting up a new recycling centre in the city; hopes to streamline C&D waste collection process over next 3 months.

  • Explainer: Are biofuels finally coming of age? Jul 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Explainer: Are biofuels finally coming of age?

    The latest update to India’s biofuel policy, made in 2018, aims to have country-wide blending rates of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030.

  • In a first, CAQM suggests measures to address household air pollution Jul 14, 2022 10:53 PM IST

    In a first, CAQM suggests measures to address household air pollution

    The panel has stressed on the need to integrate the mitigation of household air pollution with outdoor air quality management across urban and rural landscapes.

  • This robot fish can suck up microplastics from water Jul 14, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    This robot fish can suck up microplastics from water

    A tiny bionic fish may help clean polluted seas and oceans one day.

  • Pollution | Is it the end of the ICE age? Jul 13, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Pollution | Is it the end of the ICE age?

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari has made the right statement —only his timelines may need to be revised

  • India's last-mile CO2 emissions at least half of overall exhaust from e-com deliveries: Study Jul 13, 2022 10:53 AM IST

    India's last-mile CO2 emissions at least half of overall exhaust from e-com deliveries: Study

    The report found that India's last-mile emissions per delivery stand at 285 gCO2 and are significantly higher than the global weighted average of 204 gCO2.

  • New forest conservation rules will lead to grave violations of Forest Rights Act: CPI MP Viswam Jul 12, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    New forest conservation rules will lead to grave violations of Forest Rights Act: CPI MP Viswam

    Opposition parties have contended that the new rules will allow private developers to cut down forests without getting the consent of forest-dwellers, a change that violates a provision of the Forest Rights Act.

  • Survey shows overwhelming support in favour of single use plastic ban Jul 11, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Survey shows overwhelming support in favour of single use plastic ban

    According to a location-based social network tool, 83% of the 1.76 lakh people polled in various Indian cities favour the ban on single-use plastic (SUP).

  • In Pics | Kew Gardens announces new giant waterlily species Jul 05, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    In Pics | Kew Gardens announces new giant waterlily species

    Experts at London's Kew Gardens on July 4 revealed they have discovered the first new giant waterlily species since the mid-19th century -- after it was initially mistaken for another. Specimens of the new species had lain undiscovered at the botanical garden for 177 years and in the National Herbarium of Bolivia for 34 years.

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