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Global water crisis
Millennium Post , Monday, January 29, 2018

The supply of water has been taken for granted across the world. Be it for drinking or irrigation, water scarcity is critical. Water is the driving force of all nature, the great Leonardo da Vinci h ...More


Polluted rivers: Gujarat ranks 4th
Ashish Chauhan
The Times of India , Monday, January 29, 2018

AHMEDABAD: Sabarmati riverfront is considered a model in giving facelift to an ailing river. However, if figures of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) submitted in L ...More


Hope flies away as fewer waterbirds seen at zoo this year
Shagun Kapil
The Asian Age , Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Delhi: The population and diversity of water birds at Delhi Zoo has gone down significantly as compared to 2016, according to the latest findings of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), 2018. In 201 ...More


Don't allow new power plants if they violate MoEF norms: NGT
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 25, 2018

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) not to grant clearance to any new thermal power plant till they comply with the standards set by it, ...More


Air quality: Yale report ranks India at 177 out of 180
Pushkar Banakar
The New Indian Express , Thursday, January 25, 2018

NEW DELHI: At a time when the country is going gaga over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a study on air quality conducted by Yale and Columbia Univ ...More


Environment ministry adopts new plan to rejuvenate rivers
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Delhi: The environment ministry on Wednesday announced a new strategy for conservation and rejuvenation of major river water systems, stating that focus will now be on the entire river basin compa ...More


2,500 government buildings to get environment-friendly air-conditioners: Harsh Vardhan
PTI
The Financial Express , Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Super-efficient and environment-friendly air-conditioners, which consume 30 per cent less power will be installed in 2,500 government buildings, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. All ...More


Environment ministry to start ‘Himalayan Research Fellowships scheme’
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Delhi: The union environment ministry has decided to start a ‘Himalayan Research Fellowships scheme’ to create a young pool of trained environmental managers, ecologists and socio-economists. Thi ...More


Delhi: 2,500 govt buildings to get environment-friendly ACs; LED blubs to replace conventional lights
First Post , Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Delhi: Super-efficient and environment-friendly air-conditioners, which consume 30 percent less power will be installed in 2,500 government buildings, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has ...More


Climate change: Male sea turtles disappearing
Rosamma Thomas
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 24, 2018

JAIPUR: A recent study of the gender ratio of sea turtle hatchlings from Australia's Northern Great Barrier Reeffound that 99 percent of hatchlings are female, clearly depicting that male sea turtlesa ...More


E-waste norms opportunity to create formal mkt: IFC consultant
Outlook , Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Delhi, Jan 23 Government's norms for e-waste management will lead to a formal market in this area, attracting more investments and creating jobs, an IFC consultant said today. The Ministry of Env ...More


Campaign to save Reef from starfish
AFP
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sydney: A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government on Monday in a push to preserve the Wo ...More


Migratory birds give hyacinth-covered Kanjhli a miss
IP Singh
The Times of India , Monday, January 22, 2018

JALANDHAR: Sharp decline in the number and diversity of migratory birds, as well as, native species at Kanjhli Wetland in Kapurthala has been reported this year during Asian Waterbird Census (AWC). Th ...More


Wildlife Institute of India to work on contraceptives for wild animals
NYOOOZ , Monday, January 22, 2018

The Centre has asked Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to develop contraceptives for wild animals, as states struggle to check growing man-animal conflict. The ministry of environment, ...More


Scientists reveal surprising link between climate change and flowery forests
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, January 22, 2018

Washington: Scientists have revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in remote tropical forests. The researchers studying the rich tropical fores ...More


Last three years hottest on record: UN
The Economic Times , Friday, January 19, 2018

ENEVA: The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said on Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated data ...More


Last three years hottest on record: UN
AFP
The Times of India , Friday, January 19, 2018

ENEVA: The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nationsweather agency said on Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated dat ...More


FEATURE-Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban
Reuters , Tuesday, January 16, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent’s small truck during school holidays and help them collect scrap, ...More


FEATURE-Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban
Reuters , Tuesday, January 16, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent’s small truck during school holidays and help them collect scrap, ...More


99% female: Climate change likely behind Green sea turtles’ skewed sex ratio
Kabir Firaque
The Indian Express , Monday, January 15, 2018

One of the world’s largest turtle populations is turning almost entirely female, and the cause is most likely warming temperatures in a changing climate. The sex of hatchlings in sea turtles — and in ...More


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