Ecology News

377 unauthorised animals seized from Mexican zoos

Mexico's Profepa environmental protection agency has seized 377 wild animals from zoos that violated regulations.

Relocate Tiger T-24 to Ranthambore National Park: Experts

Stating that Tiger T-24 alias 'Ustad', which was shifted out after the alleged death of a forest guard in May, was not a "man-eater", wildlife experts have urged Rajasthan Government to relocate the tiger to its habitat in Ranthambore National Park (RNP) at Sawaimadhopur.

Newly discovered frog species named after Goan forest officer

Wildlife researchers Wednesday announced here that a species of frog discovered in South Goa's Netravali forest sanctuary has been named after State Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar as 'Indirana Salelkari'.

Six green law amendments to be finalised by Oct: Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry is likely to finalise the amendments to the six green laws by October this year after consultations with legal experts and stakeholders.

Steps need to be taken to control particulate matter in air: HC
Steps need to be taken to control particulate matter in air: HC

Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed serious concern over high levels of particulate matters in the air affecting the health of the people in the national capital and directed the city government to take steps to check unregulated building activities and plant trees.

China breeds deer to feed Siberian tigers

A deer breeding centre at a nature reserve in northeast China is being used as a staple food chain for wild endangered Siberian tigers.

Nepal in talks with Corbett Tiger Reserve for anti-poaching system

Nepali officials are holding talks with the famed Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) in Uttarakhand to adopt its 'electronic I' (EI) surveillance system as an anti-poaching measure, its director said here on Wednesday.

Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN
Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN

Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out Sundarbans, a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh, and thus world's beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a leading conservation organisation.

Patna High Court orders regular desilting work in Ganga

The Patna High Court Wednesday ordered regular desilting of the Ganga, which had moved five km away from the Patna town, but was dredged back to the original place acting on a high court directive.

SDGs need to avoid environment-development trade-offs: Report

Efficient use of the available natural resource and minimizing the wastage should be the driving point of the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals, says a new report.

Washington DC sinking fast, threat looms of sea-level rise: Study
Washington DC sinking fast, threat looms of sea-level rise: Study

 The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University of Vermont have warned.

'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts
'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts

 Besides our oceans and plants, the world's deserts may be storing a large portion of carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests.

France hails India's efforts ahead of Paris climate meet

Ahead of the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, France Tuesday said that India will play a "leading" role in the summit.

'Empower the marginalised to ensure success of climate plan'

Several civil society groups have batted for empowerment of the most marginalised sections to ensure success of the country's proposed climate action plan -- Intended Nationally Designated Contributions (INDCs).

Difficult to maintain 10 cumecs in Yamuna: Haryana to NGT

Haryana government Tuesday told the National Green Tribunal that maintaining a minimum flow of at least 10 cumecs of water at Hathnikund barrage in Yamuna as directed by it would be difficult during lean season but the Tribunal remained unconvinced.

Hillary Clinton sets ambitious goals to tackle climate change
Hillary Clinton sets ambitious goals to tackle climate change

Aimed at making the US a clean energy super power, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has set ambitious target of having enough renewable energy in place to power every home in America within 10 years.

Himachal HC refuses to modify forest encroachment order

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday refused to modify its interim directions to clear encroachments on forest land by fruit growers by October, adding that electricity and water connections of the encroachers should be disconnected.

Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004
Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004

Bangladesh has only 106 tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, a sharp decline from 440 in 2004 due to unchecked poaching of the endangered animals, following an India-Bangladesh survey, a top forest official said Monday.

Investment flows can't be treated as climate finance: India

India Monday said investment flows -- which can have green benefits -- cannot be treated as climate finance, that should ideally come from public funding or there should be a subvention for industries to adopt climate-friendly technologies.

White House enlists top US firms in climate fight

The White House Monday said that more than a dozen of America's biggest companies have pledged to tackle climate change, backing President Barack Obama ahead of a global summit.

Now, dead crocodile surfaces at Goa beach

Yet another crocodile, this time a dead one, was spotted at Goa's popular Miramar beach on Monday morning.

World’s largest flower 'Amorphophallus Titanum' blooms in Tokyo after 5 years!
World’s largest flower 'Amorphophallus Titanum' blooms in Tokyo after 5 years!

Behold the wonders of nature! Flowers are nature's most beautiful creations, but how will you feel seeing a 6.5 feet high flower towering above you ?

Six new species of spiders found in Kerala yet again
Six new species of spiders found in Kerala yet again

Six new spider species have been discovered in Kerala as a result of research conducted by Biodiversity Research Centre of Christ College, Irinjalakuda. These new species have been spotted at Harithavanam located near the banks of the Aluva Sivarathri manappuram.

Trial run of Pappankalan waste water treatment plant begins

Delhi Jal Board has started trial run of the 20 MGD Waste Water Treatment Plant at Pappankalan, which will benefit around nine lakh people apart from helping reduce pollution in the Yamuna river.

40 million litres of sewer water wasted in India

Forty million litres of sewerage water is wasted in the country every year due to lack of ground water management, an expert claimed Sunday.

Global warming slowdown doesn't mean end of climate change: Study
Global warming slowdown doesn't mean end of climate change: Study

A new study suggests that a current hiatus in the global warming may be temporary.

Yamuna pollution threatens Taj: Parliamentary Panel
Yamuna pollution threatens Taj: Parliamentary Panel

A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over pollution affecting the Taj Mahal and linked it to the polluted Yamuna river that flows along the monument in Agra.

Sea surface temperatures to predict rainfall
Sea surface temperatures to predict rainfall

In a different approach for rainfall forecast, scientists of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) have used variations in sea temperatures to predict monsoon in the subcontinent.

'Human disturbance limiting elephant distribution in Western Ghats'

Human disturbance is limiting elephant distribution in the Western Ghats, a new study revealed on Saturday.

Faridabad creates world record with over two lakh saplings planted

People in Haryana's Faridabad city on Saturday planted over two lakh saplings in three hours, a feat entered into the Limca Book Of Records as a world record.