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Millions stare at water deficit as global warming will melt a third of Asian glaciers by 2100: Study
Scroll. In , Friday, September 15, 2017

Asia’s mountain glaciers, which are home to the largest store of frozen water after the poles and feed many great rivers including the Ganga, will lose at least a third of their mass by the end of t ...More


Millions At Risk Of Water Shortages As Asian Glaciers Melt: Study
REUTERS
NDTV , Friday, September 15, 2017

LONDON: Asian glaciers are set to shrink by at least a third by 2100 due to climate change, researchers said on Thursday, threatening millions who depend on their meltwaters for drinking, farming and ...More


Oldest tree species of Earth in peril, unable to survive climate change
The Indian Express , Friday, September 15, 2017

The bristlecone pine tree, famous for its wind-beaten, gnarly limbs and having the longest lifespan on Earth, is losing a race to the top of mountains throughout the Western United States, putting fut ...More


New global status for snow leopard will help conservation: Experts
Vishal Gulati
The Avenue Mail , Friday, September 15, 2017

New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The highly elusive snow leopard, also found in India’s alpine and high-altitude regions of the Himalayas, got a new global protection and conservation status on Thursday that ...More


New global status for snow leopard will help conservation: Experts
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, September 15, 2017

The highly elusive snow leopard, also found in India's alpine and high-altitude regions of the Himalayas, got a new global protection and conservation status on Thursday that found favour internationa ...More


Rare Himalayan Worm Snake rediscovered in Uttarakhand
NYOOOZ , Friday, September 15, 2017

Indian scientists have re-discovered a rare snake in Uttarakhand which could unveil the evolutionary link between India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Himalayan Worm Snake (Trachischiumlaeve) was spotted at ...More


Even with 1.5 degrees warming Asia’s glacier’s will lose 30% of their mass: study
The Hindustan Times , Friday, September 15, 2017

Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely on them for fresh water, researchers s ...More


Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030
IANS
Zee News , Thursday, September 14, 2017

Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed. According to the study, hotter t ...More


Asia's glaciers face massive melt from global warming
The Times of India , Thursday, September 14, 2017

BERLIN: Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 de ...More


The Hindustan Rare Himalayan Worm Snake rediscovered in Uttarakhand
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, September 14, 2017

Indian scientists have re-discovered a rare snake in Uttarakhand which could unveil the evolutionary link between India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Himalayan Worm Snake (Trachischiumlaeve) was spotted at ...More


Centre turns down Haryana’s plan to build 92-acre landfill in Aravalis
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Thursday, September 14, 2017

GURUGRAM: A proposal by Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) to set up a landfill site on 92 acres in the eco-sensitive Aravalis has been shot down by the Union environment and forest ministry. Re ...More


Data in the fight against climate change
MIRZA MOHAMMED ALI KHAN
Business Line , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Simple tools help measure our vulnerability score The fact that we are vulnerable to climate change and its many manifestations the world over is well known. But just how vulnerable are we? How does ...More


Forest cover increasing but forest land degrading, top official says
MalavikaVyawahare
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Planting trees is not enough, Siddhanta Das, director general of forests emphasised during at a conference in Delhi, highlighting the problem of degraded soil in India’s forest lands which increases t ...More


Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Conference on Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems: Theory to Practice" Environment Minister launches Wood is Good" Campaign
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Emphasising the need to create an enabling environment through small steps such as planting more trees, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that new an ...More


Storm surge warning for Chennai
C Shivakumar
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CHENNAI: Is Chennai prepared for a storm surge similar to that of Hurricane Irma which lashed the coast of Florida? A study by Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board, along with Indo-German Centre ...More


Cleaner air will extend life by 4 yrs
Nikhil M Ghanekar
DNA India , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Indians could live about four years longer on an average or more than 4.7 billion life years combined if it complies with the World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality standards, a new study on im ...More


WHO air-quality norms can help Indians live 4 yrs, Delhiites 9 yrs, more
Mukta Patil
Business Standard , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) air quality standards, its people could live about four years longer on average, the Air Quality-Life Index ...More


NTCA opposes plan to subsume under bigger wildlife body
NIKHIL M GHANEKAR
DNA India , Monday, September 11, 2017

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has strongly opposed a proposal to subsume itself and its flagship Project Tiger scheme under the ambit of an overarching National Wildlife Conservatio ...More


Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Urges State Governments to Initate Necessary Action to Manage Air Pollution
India Educationdiary. Com , Thursday, September 07, 2017

New Delhi: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has called upon State Governments of Delhi-NCR region, to initiate all necessary actions on a war footing for ...More


Climate change looms over Himalayas
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Pheasants and Finches - two of the flagship Himalayan species seem to be reeling under the threat of climate change, states the preliminary findings of survey by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). ...More


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