Ecology News

No polluting industries will be permitted in Puducherry: CM N Rangasamy

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Sunday said his government was firm that no industries polluting sub soil water and the environment will be permitted in the Union Territory.

Elephant found dead in Tamil Nad
Elephant found dead in Tamil Nad

A 23-year-old male elephant was on Sunday found dead near Valparai taluk of the district, under the Anamalai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu, raising number of such deaths to four in past couple of months.

World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!
World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!

World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. It's also a day to understand the valuable significance of water, discuss and conserve this finite resource in the future. 

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems
Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

 Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.

Campaign to protect Gangetic dolphins
Campaign to protect Gangetic dolphins

 To protect the endangered Gangetic river dolphins here and in nearby districts, a three-day campaign is being run on a cruise.

Goa mining: Ministry lifts stay on green clearances

The union ministry for environment and forests (MoEF) has formally lifted its 2012 order holding all environment clearances (EC) granted to Goa's iron ore mines in abeyance, clearing the way for resumption of mining in Goa, while also asking the state government to be vigilant against illegal mining.

Elephant torso found, tusk removed

 The torso of an elephant was found with its head and tusk cut off in Alipurduar district on .

India trip by 2 American teens leads to global cleanup project

India trip by two American teenager girls to attend science fairs led to a global project by youngsters from several countries for a cleaner and healthier environment.

Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems

As much as 70 percent of existing forest lands are within a half-mile of the forest edge, meaning they are prone to harm from encroaching urban or agricultural influences, warns a new study.

Blueprint ensures Great Barrier Reef future: Australia

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.

Adaptation measures may add new pressures on environment
Adaptation measures may add new pressures on environment

When it comes to climate change, prevention is better than cure as even measures taken to adapt to climate change may lead to new environmental problems, a research has found.

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

'Speed up development of alternative energy to combat climate change'

An accelerated growth in the development of alternate energy sources will better prepare India to brace against climate change, experts said on Friday.

Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico
Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico

Long considered an endangered species, green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico have bounced back and officials said Friday they are seeking to change the turtles` protected status to "threatened."

Fish kills prey by posing as family
Fish kills prey by posing as family

A predatory fish in the Australian Great Barrier Reef preys on smaller fish by changing colour and pretending to be an adult of their species, scientists have found.

This fish changes colour to fool its prey

A small fish that lives in the Australian Great Barrier Reef preys on smaller fish by changing colour and pretending to be an adult of their own species, according to a study released on Friday.

World Sparrow Day: 5 things you can do to save the birds
World Sparrow Day: 5 things you can do to save the birds

Sparrows are amongst the bird species that we have been seeing since childhood. But, recent surveys have shown that their numbers are declining. 

Arctic sea ice hits record low: US officials
Arctic sea ice hits record low: US officials

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest winter point since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming, US officials said Thursday.

Obama orders reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration's efforts to fight climate change.

Arctic sea ice hits record low: US monitor

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest winter point since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming, US officials said Thursday.

India working on making earthquake predictions possible

India is making efforts to monitor and study earthquake pre-cursory phenomena in critical seismotectonic regions, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Himachal to light up villages with solar energy

Himachal Pradesh will try to light up three non-electrified villages located in the deep forests of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, India's richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas, through solar energy, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said here on Thursday.

Solar Impulse-2 successfully lands in Mandalay, Myanmar
Solar Impulse-2 successfully lands in Mandalay, Myanmar

The plane landed at Mandalay airport in Myanmar at 13:21pm UTC, as part of its global flight.

Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans
Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans

Prince Charles made an impassioned speech Wednesday in Washington about the deteriorating state of the world`s oceans, striking a somber note on the first full day of his US tour with wife Camilla.

UK opens talks on world's first tidal lagoon power scheme

The British government Wednesday said it was opening talks on plans to build the world's first man-made tidal lagoon in Wales to generate green energy.

2,000 snow geese die in US, avian cholera suspected

Two thousand migrating snow geese have died in the northwestern US state of Idaho likely due to avian cholera, according to the state`s fish and game department.

Solar Impulse-2 plane lands in Varanasi; next stop Mandalay in Myanmar
Solar Impulse-2 plane lands in Varanasi; next stop Mandalay in Myanmar

Solar Impulse-2, the world's first and only solar-powered aircraft, landed in Varanasi on Wednesday night, completing a 15 hours long flight.

Start cleaning from tomorrow morning: Delhi HC to civic bodies

The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed civic bodies to start cleaning the entire Lajpat Nagar here from Thursday morning and to maintain it that way as a "test" of their "efficiency and ability" to keep the national capital clean.

Eiffel tower shrouded in smog as Paris pollution spikes

The Eiffel Tower disappeared behind a brown smog on Wednesday as Paris and much of northern France suffered a spike in pollution.

NGT announces Rs 5,000 fine for littering on railway property

Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the platforms and tracks.