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Tribal affairs ministry relents over Forest Rights Act
Nitin Sethi
Business Standard , Thursday, January 07, 2016

Setting a precedent for the entire country, the Union tribal affairs ministry has revised its views to re-interpret theForest Rights Act (FRA) and allow Maharashtra forest department to get control ba ...More


Govt bans import of exotic animal and reptile skins
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

New Delhi: The government of India has banned the import of exotic skins of reptiles like crocodiles and alligators and animas like fox, mink and chinchillas. The Director General of Foreign Trade, w ...More


‘Climate change, a threat to agricultural productivity’
KUMAR BURADIKATTI
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

S.R. Niranjana, Vice-Chancellor of Gulbarga University, has expressed concern over the adverse impact of global warming on agricultural productivity and food security. Delivering the inaugural addr ...More


Warming is altering Greenland ice sheet
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

LONDON: Climate change over the last few years has altered the structure of the Greenland ice sheet, causing it to lose its ability to limit mass loss of ice by retaining meltwater, a new study has fo ...More


How we shop hurts endangered species
AFP
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

PARIS: The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods -- an espresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago -- can now be pinpointed and measured, researchers said Wednesday. Cr ...More


Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

LONDON: Climate change over the last few years has altered the structure of the Greenland ice sheet, causing it to lose its ability to limit mass loss of ice by retaining meltwater, a new study has fo ...More


Climate change: Sea levels rising at more rapid rate, fear scientists
ANI
The Financial Express , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

A new study has found that Greenland ice sheet due to climate change is rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to the rising sea levelS. Research undertaken by scholars at the York Uni ...More


‘5 new species of migratory birds visit city for first time’
ShrutikaSukhi
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

THANE: Notwithstanding the concrete boom and rise in air pollution, Thane city's vast creek and abundant green cover are inviting many new species of migratory birds that are flocking here in hordes. ...More


River pollution, dying wetlands halve migratory bird numbers this winter
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The number of migratory birds flocking Bareilly this winter has reduced by nearly 50%, according to a recent survey conducted by a city NGO. Experts say change in weather conditions, pollution in rive ...More


To save forests, farmers try a new crop: butterflies
Reuters
The Asian Age , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The colourful butterflies fluttering through Zanzibar’s Jozaniforest are beautiful to look at, but for farmers and charcoalproducers in the region, they mean something more: a paycheck. In an effort ...More


Javadekar’s priorities for 2016: Cut delays in decision making, involve public to achieve green goals
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Saturday, January 02, 2016

New Delhi: In an effort to meet targets under the recently approved Paris climate change agreement and to take forward the ongoing clean and green India drive, the government is expected to take multi ...More


Environment Ministry urged to stick to SC judgement on jallikattu
PRAKASH KAMAT
The Hindu , Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) advised the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MEF&CC) not to overturn the Supreme Court judgement which currently bans jallikattu, (bull rac ...More


Rules on waste management soon: Javadekar
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, January 02, 2016

The government will soon declare rules for management of various types of waste, as part of its action plan for 2016 to achieve post-Paris Climate Change targets. In a slew of review meetings held ...More


Climate should figure in India Inc’s goals
AJAY KAPUR
Business Standard , Friday, January 01, 2016

Fundamentally, it’s about “people, planet and profit”, and some Indian companies are already showing how The world has witnessed rapid globalisation over the last few decades, with both developed and ...More


Banning phosphate in detergents can be looked into: Javadekar
PTI
The Times of India , Friday, January 01, 2016

BENGALURU: Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar today said the government will surely think of banning use of phosphate in detergents when there was an alternative to do so. "The professor ...More


A saviour for frothing lakes is coming
MOHIT M. RAO
The Hindu , Friday, January 01, 2016

Javadekar promises to consider restrictions on phosphates, a major component in detergents, to reduce frothing of lakes. Can a ban on phosphates in detergents be the saviour for the frothing Bellandu ...More


Centre Directs Agencies to Control Air Pollution in Delhi, NCR
ANI
The New Indian Express , Thursday, December 31, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Central Government on Wednesday issued directions to all agencies falling under Delhi airshed area under Section 18 of the Air Act 1981 to control air pollution and improve the ambient ...More


Union environment ministry issues fresh directions to control air pollution
DNA India , Thursday, December 31, 2015

With the Delhi government's odd-even policy set to roll out in two days, the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEF&CC) too issued fresh directions to all governments falling ...More


Pollution Board orders ashrams near Ganga to make alternate waste disposal arrangements within a month
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Thursday, December 31, 2015

DEHRADUN: In an important step to check river pollution, the Uttarakhand Environment Protection Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) has issued a notice to the industries, ashrams and hotels of Haridwar n ...More


After Paris, 6 ways to balance growth of economy and environment
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 31, 2015

At the recently concluded Paris climate conference, India stepped forward to show that it is willing to take seriously its responsibility towards the issue of climate change. Despite the fact that our ...More


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