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Climate change boosts rain in Africa's Sahel region: Study
Reuters
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

BONN, Germany: Rising greenhouse gases have boosted rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa, easing droughts that killed 100,000 people in the 1970s and 1980s, in a rare positive effect of climate chan ...More


Air pollution is world’s top environmental health risk, WHO says
Sushmi Dey
The Economic Times , Tuesday, June 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, causing at least one in eight deaths around the globe, the World Health Organization has said. The assessment was reached ...More


Study biodiversity not only for research
Ananya Dutta
The Times of India , Monday, June 01, 2015

PUNE: For more than a decade, the Abasaheb Garware College has offered an MSc course in biodiversity with the department emerging as a centre for research in this field. The management recently introd ...More


UN climate deal in Paris may be graveyard for 2C goal
Reuters
Te Indian Express , Monday, June 01, 2015

The UN’s Paris climate conference, designed to reach a plan for curbing global warming, may instead become the graveyard for its defining goal: to stop temperatures rising more than 2 degrees Celsius ...More


India to seek more funds from rich nations at climate talks
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Monday, June 01, 2015

With 2015 heading towards being the hottest year on record, India and China will negotiate for a treaty to put a check on the rising temperature. The two countries will formally move a proposal at th ...More


30 mining leases already inspected: Pollution board
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, June 01, 2015

PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) is likely to complete the inspection of mining leases by this week. So far, 30 mining leases have been inspected by board officials. The boa ...More


Tackling climate change: France steps up efforts to produce crucial draft text to guide countries at Bonn talks
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Monday, June 01, 2015

NEW DELHI: As negotiators from 190-odd countries gather in Bonn to work towards a consensus on an agreement to help slow down global warming, as the host of the crucial December round of negotiations, ...More


Workshop on elephant care at BBP
Deccan Herald , Friday, May 29, 2015

The Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) will hold a workshop in methods of elephant handling to mark the first anniversary of the arrival of rescued elephants on Friday. The park will also welcome t ...More


Odisha readying climate plan for 2015-20
Business Standard , Friday, May 29, 2015

Odisha, which pioneered Climate Change Action Plan in 2010, is working on a similar exercise for the second phase covering the period 2015-20 to combat the challenges of climate change. "The state ...More


MoeF to issue directives to Karnataka government, BBMP on frothing lakes in Bengaluru
Jaideep Shenoy
The Times of India , Friday, May 29, 2015

MANGALURU: Surreal sight of toxic foam frothing from Varthur Lake, and the foam catching fire in Yemlur Lake in Bengaluru has caught the attention of union ministry of environment, forests and climate ...More


More heat waves coming, warns CSE
The Hindu , Friday, May 29, 2015

Number of heat wave days may go up : CSE Here is more bad news for Delhiites. The Capital is now witnessing a rise in night-time temperature. And in worse news, the number of heat wave days has been ...More


Mountains warming faster than expected, scientists report
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Friday, May 29, 2015

New Delhi: Mountainous regions are warming faster than previously thought and thus there is an urgent need for rigorous monitoring of temperature patterns in such regions as records of weather patte ...More


The Real Threat
Climate Change and Global Warming
Outlook , Friday, May 29, 2015

Do you want to know the real reason for the advances by Isis in Iraq and Syria? Changing lightbulbs in America. This is the explanation given by John McCain, Republican chair of the Senate armed servi ...More


Mercury will rise further, warns CSE
Bangalore Mirror , Friday, May 29, 2015

New Delhi: The intense heatwave sweeping across India could be another manifestation of an extreme weather event, a green body has said, warning that more heatwaves were in the offing due to rise in g ...More


Telangana, AP could face 50° C as water, green cover depletes: Experts
Bappa Majumdar
The Times of India , Friday, May 29, 2015

HYDERABAD: The worst heat wave in living memory sweeping across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is an "extreme climate event" and if steps are not taken to reduce human-induced warming, summer temperatur ...More


K’taka tiger reserves top country in upkeep: Study
Rohith B R
The Times of India , Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bengaluru: When the national tiger census report was released in January this year, Karnataka had every reason to feel proud. The state is now home to 406 tigers, the highest in the country. There is ...More


Rising emissions will effect drastic changes in Mt Everest region: study
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Delhi: There is “clear and compelling” evidence that rising emissions of greenhouse gases will cause dramatic changes in the Himalayas’ Mount Everest region in the next few decades with glaciers ...More


Warming threat to Everest glaciers
The Telegraph , Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Delhi, May 27: Glaciers girdling Mount Everest could lose nearly all their ice below altitudes of about 6,500 metres by the end of the century under an average temperature rise of about 3.1°C, a ...More


Lights off tonight to mark Earth Hour
The Hindu , Thursday, May 28, 2015

Earth Hour, a global campaign by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature to create awareness of global warming and climate change, will be observed in the city on Saturday. On the day, non-essential lights ...More


Renewable energy gains momentum in India: US
Press Trust of India
The Indian Express , Thursday, May 28, 2015

The US has praised India for its “considerable momentum” towards clean energy, saying that over 10 per cent of the country’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2022. “India has put forwar ...More


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