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India remained positive, proactive in Lima: Javadekar

India was "positive" and "proactive" in its approach to climate change negotiations that were concluded in Lima last week, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Tigers found dead in reserve area in Tamil Nadu
Tigers found dead in reserve area in Tamil Nadu

A tiger and a tigress were today found dead in the forest area in a reserve in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district.

Parl panel examining recommendations on green laws

 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Forests is examining the recommendations of a government-appointed panel, which reviewed various green laws.

Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate
Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate

A new study has revealed that although global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production has reached an all new high, the growth has been notably slower at 2 percent than on average in the last ten years.

Water in Hindon unfit for bathing: CPCB to NGT

 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today informed the National Green Tribunal that water quality of Hindon river in Uttar Pradesh does not meet the prescribed standards and is unfit for bathing.

Coral reefs facing heat of thermal, chemical impact: Experts
Coral reefs facing heat of thermal, chemical impact: Experts

Coral reefs which are home to over 25 per cent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said.

Illegal tree felling case: Himachal court turns down bail plea

The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday turned down an interim anticipatory bail of Chandigarh-based businessman Amrik Singh Nagpal in the alleged illegal felling of 477 trees on the outskirts of Shimla.

'Lima held no hope for an India facing extreme weather patterns'

The recently-concluded climate change talks in Lima failed to catalyze any optimism for the next round at Paris 2015, signalling little hope for India that is already reeling under extreme weather patterns, experts said.

Coal-powered electric cars worse for public health than gasoline counterparts
Coal-powered electric cars worse for public health than gasoline counterparts

A new study has found that driving vehicles that use electricity made from clean, renewable energy instead of gasoline can actually push down death rates due to air pollution by as much as 70 percent.

Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought
Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought

A new study has provided the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's glaciers have changed over the past decade.

Climate policy pledges fall short of 2 degrees Celsius: Researchers
Climate policy pledges fall short of 2 degrees Celsius: Researchers

A new research has revealed that pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US give an important step forward, but have fallen short of 2 degrees Celsius.

Rare white rhino dies of old age at San Diego zoo, leaving just 5 on Earth
Rare white rhino dies of old age at San Diego zoo, leaving just 5 on Earth

One of the six remaining northern white rhinos has died of old age at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, bringing the wonderful species one step closer to extinction.

SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region.

EU says Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track

The European Union (EU) said Monday the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima was a step forward on the road to a global climate deal in Paris next year.

'Earth on track for hottest year'
'Earth on track for hottest year'

The world is still heading for the hottest year on record although last month was only the seventh warmest November since 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday.

Bangladesh tries to prevent ecological disaster after oil spill

Hundreds of people Monday were hoping to avoid a major ecological disaster in Bangladesh by cleaning up by hand some of the 350,000 litres of oil spilled from a tanker that sank in the Sunderbans delta, the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile ecosystems.

'Climate change action plan' for bad effects of climate change

Kerala government has worked out an action plan to combat adverse effects of climate change in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Monday.

Two jailed for killing endangered animal in Tibet

Two men were Monday sent to prison after being convicted of killing a kiang, a highly endangered Tibetan wild ass.

Rise in man-animal conflict, wild boar killed in Odisha

A male wild boar was killed in Odisha's Kendrapara district, officials said.

Coral-eating fish that camouflages its odour
Coral-eating fish that camouflages its odour

Researchers have discovered a coral-eating fish that can disguise its odour to hide from predators.

FACTBOX: What was agreed and what wasn't agreed in Lima climate talks
FACTBOX: What was agreed and what wasn't agreed in Lima climate talks

UN climate negotiations wrapped up in Lima on Sunday with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed on in Paris in a year`s time.

Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed

Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France
Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river
Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river

First dead dolphin was spotted in the Harinatana-Tambulbunia channel of Shela river in Bangladesh on Saturday, after the massive oil spill earlier this week.

SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef
SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

Several scientists from SAARC countries will come together in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from tomorrow for a five-day workshop that aims to throw light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs and protection of the environment.

Lima draft deal would lead to weaker agreement in Paris: CSE

India has not gained or lost anything in the short term from climate talks here, but will lose in the longer term as the draft deal reached would lead to a much weaker agreement in Paris, triggering increase in extreme weather that will affect billions of poor people globally, a leading Indian advocacy group said.

Tiger count stands at 288 in MP

Madhya Pradesh has nearly 288 tigers at present, state Forests Minister Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar said on Sunday.

New climate deal addressed demands of developing nations: India

India on Sunday hailed the outcome of the climate summit here, saying the deal reached has addressed the concerns of the developing countries and given them enough space to grow and take appropriate nationally determined steps to combat global warming.

Does global warming cause extreme weather?
Does global warming cause extreme weather?

Providing a modified approach to the relationship between global warming and extreme weather conditions, a new study focuses on weather events that - at the time they occur - are more extreme than any other factor.

India must not announce peaking year, says expert

India should priotorise peaking technology transfer from countries like the US in tune with its growth imperative before declaring a year to cap off its carbon emission, an expert said as environmentalists discussed the effect of climate change in Asia.