Ensure no illegal mining takes place in Haridwar: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government to ensure that no "illegal and unscientific" sand mining is being carried out in Haridwar district.

Citizen scientists map global forests

 A team of citizen scientists from Austria has introduced two global forest maps -- both at one-km resolution -- that will provide a more accurate view of global forests.

Ensure compliance to green laws, not environmental clearances: Ramesh
Ensure compliance to green laws, not environmental clearances: Ramesh

Notwithstanding India's need for "smart" environmental regulation, the government is working against the nation's interest by wrecking the very edifice of green laws, former environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.

'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'
'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'

Rapid commercialisation of the ocean sector, with little regard to ecology, is a major threat to marine ecosystem and the very existence of mankind, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said Thursday.

Bengal delta facing ecological catastrophe: Amitav Ghosh

Warning that the Bengal Delta in South Asia is facing an "ecological catastrophe" in the light of climate change, acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh has questioned the "obscurement" of information regarding the vulnerabilities of the region.

Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes

 Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a new study has found.

Bangladeshi ship's oil spill threatens Sunderbans
Bangladeshi ship's oil spill threatens Sunderbans

The natural Sunderbans region of West Bengal is about to face an ecological nightmare after a 350-tonne oil spilled over an 80-sq-km area along the Sela river in Bangladesh. 

'Friendly' plants become more diverse: Study
'Friendly' plants become more diverse: Study

A study co-authored by Indian-origin scientist Anurag Agrawal has found that when plants develop mutually beneficial relationships with animals and insects, plant families become more diverse by evolving into more species over time.

Kolkata puja organizers join the chorus for saving ecology

Ecology is the dominant theme with the top notch puja organizers this time in the city, which is famed for turning the festival into a veritable art exposition.

Coastal cities need to plan for climate change
Coastal cities need to plan for climate change

Coastal cities in India need to plan and implement climate risk management strategies as an integral part of city development, experts said Friday.

India has the third largest ecological footprint: Report

After China and USA, India has the third largest ecological footprint in the world, according to a report released Tuesday.

`Protect trees for ecological balance& environmental security`

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today stressed the need to protect trees so that there could be ecological balance and environmental security.

NASA to study ocean ecology

In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the US this week.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Himachal voters want green justice

Voters of the remote but picturesque Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh want justice for the environment. They say upcoming projects in the state, mainly in the hydropower sector, are not only threatening to displace them but will also affect the ecology.

Kerala rules out compromise on Western Ghats report

With the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation becoming a poll issue in the state, the Congress-led UDF government today demanded that the state`s suggestions for changes in the report should be accepted by the Centre.

Stable population only hope in species` response to climate change

The climate in the UK has warmed over the last forty years, and many species, including butterflies, have shifted their distributions northwards, a new study has found.

Guard dogs reduce killing of threatened species

Guarding dogs can significantly reduce conflict between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs or leopards, scientists have found.

All-party meet to discuss Kasturirangan report: Chandy

A report reflecting the concerns of people about the fallout of the implementation of recommendations of the Kasturirgangan committee on the ecology of the Western Ghats shall be submitted to the Centre, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.

Botany: AIPMT’14

Lay emphasis on topics covering plant physiology, genetics, ecology, among others for better results, says Aakash Chaudhry.