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Antarctic sea ice shrunk to a record low this year
Scroll. In , Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to its smallest annual extent in decades, a record low since the United States National Snow and Ice Data Center began tracking the contraction in 1979. The level ...More


Students to spread waste campaign
Krittika Sharma
The Times of India , Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Delhi: Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar is planning to introduce a campaign on segregation of waste in schools. At Green School Awards in Delhi on Wednesday, he proposed that the schoolchildre ...More


Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated', says recent study
AFP
First Post , Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paris: Nearly half of endangered land mammals and a quarter of birds are already harmed by climate change — a much higher segment than previously thought, researchers have found. Endangered primates ...More


Climate change, overfishing reason behind decline in penguin population
AFP
Zee News , Monday, February 13, 2017

Climate change and overfishing have left already endangered young penguins in Africa confused about where to find food, and they are dying in high numbers as a result, researchers said Thursday. The ...More


Najafgarh lake sees fall in migratory birds after dry winter
RICHA BANKA
DNA India , Sunday, February 12, 2017

A parched winter with little rainfall has kept water migratory birds away from the Najafgarh lake, situated in the south-western part of Delhi. There has been a decline in the number of species that a ...More


No abnormal trend in melting of Himalayan glaciers: Govt
PTI
Press Trust of India , Thursday, February 09, 2017

New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) The Himalayan glaciers are retreating but not at a rapid pace and no abnormal trend in their melting was documented in recent years, the government said today. Union Earth Sc ...More


No butterfly migration at Anaikatty hills
Wilson Thomas
The Hindu , Thursday, February 09, 2017

2016 ended on a sad note for nature lovers in Coimbatore, as the annual migration of butterflies to Western Ghats via Anaikatti hills did not take place even after January. Scientists and researchers ...More


By denying the link that exists between air pollution and deaths, the Centre is being myopic
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 09, 2017

The winter is over and the outrage that erupted over pollution after last year’s Diwali has also been overtaken by other news events. But the problem of polluted air stubbornly persists, affecting the ...More


Used engine oil makes its way to industries as fuel, pollutes air
Rakesh Prakash
The Times of India , Thursday, February 09, 2017

BENGALURU: Each time your vehicle goes to the service station, you are billed for an oil change. But have you ever wondered what happens to the old engine oil that is drained out from your vehicle? I ...More


Increasing water table can reduce UK’s greenhouse gas emission
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Increasing the level of water table can help in slowing down global warming, boost crop yields and preserve peat soils in the UK, according to a new study. The research, led by scientists from the Uni ...More


New mercury threat to oceans from climate change
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers. They’ve discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in s ...More


Saving biodiversity in our backyards
Dennis C Joy
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Where are house sparrows these days? They have just become extinct!” is a common rhetoric we hear in the cities. Yet, it is impossible to scientifically assert that they are dwindling in numbers, sinc ...More


Return to a dangerous normal
The Hindu , Monday, February 06, 2017

The hurry to declare the clean-up operation complete raises questions that go beyond just the specifics of the oil spill on the Chennai coast On January 14, 2017, Ennorefisherfolk and the Save Ennore ...More


HYACINTH SNARE CURBS MIGRATION AT PASHAN LAKE
MayuriPhadnis
Pune Mirror , Monday, February 06, 2017

Along look at the once migratory birds’ haven Pashan Lake would make one wonder if it is a football ground. It is only when one inches closer to it that they see water visible in patches. The deterior ...More


Migratory bird calls decline in Thattekad sanctuary
Manoj V
The New Indian Express , Sunday, February 05, 2017

KOCHI: Cranes stroll the shallows searching for crabs among the lake bed cracks. The water has receded to a thin strip exposing the lake bed. Thattekad bird sanctuary, the tropical rain forest, which ...More


World Wetlands Day 2017: All you need to know about wetlands and their importance for environment
News Nation , Friday, February 03, 2017

Have you ever thought that how important are Wetlands for our environment? How indispensable they are, for a number of reasons, providing countless help to humanity with fresh water supply, flood cont ...More


Okhla waste-to-energy plant to remain operational: NGT
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, February 03, 2017

Okhla waste-to-energy plant here was on Thursday allowed to function by the National Green Tribunal which said it need not be shut down or shifted as it is non-polluting now but directed it to pay an ...More


Okhla waste-to-energy plant to remain operational
PTI
The Hindu , Friday, February 03, 2017

The Okhla waste-to-energy plant here was on Thursday allowed to function by the National Green Tribunal, which said it need not be shut down or shifted as it is non-polluting now but directed it to pa ...More


80% fall in mangrove destruction in 1 year, says study by Maharashtra government
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 02, 2017

According to a state government report, there has been an 80% drop in cases of mangrove destruction in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) from 2015 to 2016. However, activists have criticised the su ...More


Of Rare Birds and Vanishing Wetlands
Mubina Akhtar
Assam Times , Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Northeast forms a complex geomorphology with vast flood plains, valleys, hills and ridges of varying elevations, beels (wetlands) and swamp areas with presence of large number of avifaunal diversi ...More


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