Ecology News

Rain-fed rivers lack adequate water for waterways: Parliamentary Panel

Declaring 101 rivers into waterways through a single legislation is a welcome step but many rain-fed rivers do not have adequate water which should be taken care of at the time of feasibility report, said a parliamentary panel in its report tabled in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

MP CM lauds conservation efforts at Panna Tiger Reserve

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has praised the tiger conservation efforts undertaken at the Panna Tiger Reserve, while chairing the 12th meeting of the State Wildlife Board here, it was officially announced here Wednesday.

BSF plants four lakh saplings along border

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday planted around four lakh saplings along the border to mark Independence Day.

Kerala's cardamom farmers get lessons on pesticide use

Farmers of cardamom-growing villages in Kerala's Idukki district will be educated on the judicious use of pesticides, the authorities said on Wednesday.

Watch: Rare two-headed cobra discovered in China
Watch: Rare two-headed cobra discovered in China

 A zoo in Nanning city of China recently adopted a two-headed cobra. The rare creature has already survived 15 days but the zoo said it may need to call in specialists to keep it alive.

Shocking: Despite massive conservation efforts, India loses 41 tigers in 7 months
Shocking: Despite massive conservation efforts, India loses 41 tigers in 7 months

Despite massive conservation efforts undertaken by government to save India's tigers, tiger deaths have persisted in the country.

Baboon stolen from Macedonia zoo reunited with baby brother

Police in Macedonia recovered Tuesday a young baboon stolen a day earlier from a zoo by a couple whose daughter was smitten with the animal.

CSE disproves CSIR findings on CNG vehicles
CSE disproves CSIR findings on CNG vehicles

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Monday refuted the recent study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Environmentalists welcome NGT order banning tree felling

Several environmentalists in Braj Mandal area have welcomed the National Green Tribunal's order banning tree felling and new constructions along the Yamuna flood-plains in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone.

Massive pollutants by factories plaguing Bohai Sea in China

Chinese factories are discharging more than 2.8 billion tonnes of waste water besides seven lakh tonnes of other pollutants annually into Bohai Sea in the north and northeast China, severely damaging local environment, a report said.

NGT orders ban on cutting trees near Taj Mahal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees cut in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.

Australia unveils new emissions cut target

 The Australian government has announced its emissions reduction target, signalling a reduction of 26-28 percent in carbon emissions by 2030.

Wildlife in India is screaming for help: Valmik Thapar
Wildlife in India is screaming for help: Valmik Thapar

Sustained effort is required to protect wildlife in India which is presently screaming for help and attention says author and wildlife expert Valmik Thapar in his new book.

Watch: Rare white humpback whale spotted off Australia’s Gold Coast!
Watch: Rare white humpback whale spotted off Australia’s Gold Coast!

To the excitement of watchers and passerbys, a rare white humpback whale was sighted north of Australia's Gold Coast.

Big B to become Maharashtra's 'Tiger Ambassador'
Big B to become Maharashtra's 'Tiger Ambassador'

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will now use his charisma to protect tigers. The 72-year-old actor has accepted the Maharashtra government's invitation to become a brand ambassador for its ambitious Tiger Conservation projects, Finance and Forests Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said here on Monday.

China 'exporting' ozone pollution to US: Study

Progress slashing unhealthy ozone in the western United States has been largely undone by pollution wafting across the Pacific from China, according to a study published today.

NGT seeks report on service stations operating in capital

Automobile service stations operating in the capital and discharging toxic pollutants like grease and oil into the Yamuna have come under the radar of the National Green Tribunal which has sought a status report on their functioning.

Mission to bring students closer to nature

 A unique initiative to help students forge a lifelong bonding with nature by growing saplings at the school nursery and creating a green canopy was launched here today, covering 1000 schools in the first phase.

NGT bans use of plastic bottles in Haridwar
NGT bans use of plastic bottles in Haridwar

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of plastic bottles around the banks of Uttarakhand here to check the menace of pollution in and around the river Ganges, an official said on Monday.

Watch: Lion flipped five metres into the air by a buffalo!
Watch: Lion flipped five metres into the air by a buffalo!

This is unbelievable! In a viral video which has surfaced on social media sites, watch this amazing footage of how a wild buffalo manages to throw a lion up in the air to save a fellow buffalo.

Tiger found dead in Madhya Pradesh

A decomposed carcass of a tiger on Sunday was found in Kurai Range of the Pench Tiger Reserve near here, an official said.

Rival lion kills one of Cecil's cubs

 A rival big cat has reportedly killed one of the eight cubs of Cecil, the much-loved Zimbabwean lion who was killed last month by an American dentist.

School Nursery Yojana to be launched on Monday

 Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will on Monday launch the School Nursery Yojana that aims to bring students closer to nature by involving them in raising saplings in nurseries created in school.

Yamuna pollution: Parliamentary panel for better waste management infrastructure in Agra

 To tackle degradation of the Yamuna, a Parliamentary panel has recommended strengthening of solid and liquid municipal waste management infrastructure in Agra and preventing bathing of animals in the river and other water bodies around Taj Mahal "immediately".

Thane creek declared as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' by Maharashtra government
Thane creek declared as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' by Maharashtra government

The city can now boast of being the home to a wetland sanctuary! The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued a notification declaring the northern part of Thane Creek as a flamingo sanctuary under Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972.

NDMC plants 15,000 saplings - from 20 countries

The NDMC planted 15,000 saplings -- taken from 20 countries -- on Saturday, and said the number will go up to some 50,000 by the time the monsoon ends.

Did ancient flood volcanoes trigger climate change?
Did ancient flood volcanoes trigger climate change?

NASA scientists have found evidence pointing towards ancient flood volcanoes to be reason for altered climate.

Land animals diversify faster than those in water

Animals living on land proliferate more rapidly than their aquatic counterparts, says a new study.

Botanical Survey of India develops first e-flora database

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India's floral diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at boosting digitisation and conservation of endangered ones.

Warming oceans drive fish deeper
Warming oceans drive fish deeper

In response to rise in sea surface temperature, fish go deeper into water to escape the heat, says a new study.