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Paris climate deal withdrawal: Elon Musk quits Donald Trump's advisory councils
Paris climate deal withdrawal: Elon Musk quits Donald Trump's advisory councils

After Trump announced that the US would exit the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday, the Tesla founder severed his ties with him, quitting the presidential advisory boards.

Donald Trump's comments on Paris climate accord shocking: Rajnath Singh
Donald Trump's comments on Paris climate accord shocking: Rajnath Singh

Trump had claimed that India signed the Paris climate agreement to get “billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid”, which earmed him criticism from India.

Researchers develop new hyper-local air pollution map
Researchers develop new hyper-local air pollution map

Most large urban areas tend to have only one air quality monitor for every 100 to 200 square miles. 

India saw warmest winter this year, says study
India saw warmest winter this year, says study

The analysis, based on temperature trends from 1901 till recent years, finds that India has been getting warmer continuously, consistently and rapidly.

Do you know how much trash is floating around in our oceans?
Do you know how much trash is floating around in our oceans?

In 2015, some 322 million metric tons of waste was found in the oceans.

Breathtaking sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day
Breathtaking sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day

Pattnaik's sand art at Versova beach in Mumbai, dedicated to our oceans, also reads “Say No To Plastic”, though which he appealed to all to keep the environment clean plastic free.

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza appointed Wildlife Trust of India's brand ambassador
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza appointed Wildlife Trust of India's brand ambassador

Using her celebrity status, the actress has been an ardent advocate for nature conservation in India to bring conservation issues before a wider, more mainstream audience. 

World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet
World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day (WED), which occurs on 5 June every year, is all about taking action and getting yourself involved physically to do something to help preserve nature and ecosystems.

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi
'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

World Environment Day 2017 will be observed today across the world and the theme of this year is `Connecting People to Nature`.

China: Archaeologists discover lost temple after 1,000 years
China: Archaeologists discover lost temple after 1,000 years

The Fugan temple lasted from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420 A.D.) to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.)

World Environment Day: Catch them young, experts say
World Environment Day: Catch them young, experts say

T S Eliot's words about April -- describing it as the cruellest month -- are often recalled by old-timers in Delhi. "Back in our day," one can often hear a pensioner say, "it was never this hot in the month of April".

Grow food at home to save environment: Expert
Grow food at home to save environment: Expert

When it comes to issues of global warming, green house gases and pollution, even the smallest efforts made by different individuals count, but where to start always remains the big question.

India for environment protection with or without Paris: Narendra Modi
India for environment protection with or without Paris: Narendra Modi

In an oblique disapproval of the US decision to quit the Paris climate change accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was not taking sides with countries on the issue as he was focussed on protection of the environment for future generations.

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called "our Mother Earth", standing firmly against President Donald Trump`s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change pact.

India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal
India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

The Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015 by 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol. It was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

India leading in battle against climate change, says UN environment chief
India leading in battle against climate change, says UN environment chief

The UN environment chief said on Friday that India and China are the two countries that are showing strong leadership to combat climate change and the decision by the US to withdraw from the Paris Agreement+ will not deter these global efforts.

When the hungry reptile encountered the big cat in its territory – This is what transpired! (Watch video)
When the hungry reptile encountered the big cat in its territory – This is what transpired! (Watch video)

A video that is suddenly going viral, shows a lion who happened to go paddling in a pond, completely unaware that he was trespassing the territory of a hungry crocodile who was stalking him as prey.

Massive Antarctica iceberg on the brink of breaking off
Massive Antarctica iceberg on the brink of breaking off

In the largest jump since January, the rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown an additional 17 kilometres between May 25 and May 31.

Delivering packages with drones may reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Delivering packages with drones may reduce carbon dioxide emissions

The study said that drones tend to have carbon dioxide emissions advantage over trucks when the drones do not have to fly very far to their destinations or when a delivery route has few recipients.

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal
UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

In his first major speech on climate action on Tuesday, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to "raise the bar" on climate action, Xinhua news agency reported.

Spoiling environment for posterity is 'crime': PM Narendra Modi
Spoiling environment for posterity is 'crime': PM Narendra Modi

Recognising the need to promote an ecosystem that creates entrepreneurial economy, Modi and Merkel agreed to promote cooperation in the field of Startups by facilitating interaction with various stakeholders in the Startups ecosystem.

Arachnid alert: Last seen 122 years ago in Burma, rare jumping spider makes an appearance in Mumbai!
Arachnid alert: Last seen 122 years ago in Burma, rare jumping spider makes an appearance in Mumbai!

Jumping spiders form 13% of the global spider diversity and family Salticidae, under which they are classified, is the largest family of spiders.

Climate change may make cities 8 degrees Celsius hotter by year 2100, say researchers!
Climate change may make cities 8 degrees Celsius hotter by year 2100, say researchers!

The projection is based on the worst-case-scenario assumption that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases continue to rise throughout the 21st century.

Why pugs, bulldogs have flat faces decoded
Why pugs, bulldogs have flat faces decoded

All of the animals underwent body scans producing detailed 3D images of their heads.

Cattle blood flowing into Yamuna compels NGT to condemn Delhi govt, civic bodies
Cattle blood flowing into Yamuna compels NGT to condemn Delhi govt, civic bodies

The observations came after a self-styled Swami, Om, appearing on behalf of a religious outfit, sought immediate action into the matter saying that the authorities have failed to ensure compliance of the NGT order.

Newly-developed compound will be able to break down plastic waste!
Newly-developed compound will be able to break down plastic waste!

Although amide bonds can give great strength to plastics, when it comes to their recycling at a later point, the difficultly of breaking these bonds usually prevents recovery of useful products.

Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought
Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than first thought

Initial aerial and in-water surveys confirmed that about 29% of shallow water corals died from bleaching during 2016, up from the previous estimate of 22%, with the reef currently experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of bleaching.

This is how a 200kg 'great white shark' ended up in elderly fisherman's boat
This is how a 200kg 'great white shark' ended up in elderly fisherman's boat

Terry Selwood, 73, survived with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast.

Scientists discover new species of 'see-through' frog
Scientists discover new species of 'see-through' frog

The frog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku), discovered in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador has unique physical and behavioural traits.

Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: Study
Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: Study

The research team sampled sediment and rocks from the tectonic plate that feeds the Sumatra subduction zone for the first time.