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.

Cemetery of mummies found in Egypt
Cemetery of mummies found in Egypt

Researchers have found a cemetery in Egypt which contains the remains of more than one million mummies.

Obama bars oil, gas drilling in Alaska haven

President Barack Obama declared Alaska`s ecologically rich Bristol Bay off-limits for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to safeguard the region`s fishing and tourism industries.

Environmentalists shouldn't blindly oppose projects: Goa CM

Making a pitch for the proposed Greenfield International Airport project at Mopa, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday asked the environmentalists not to blindly oppose such projects.

Google Glass to enter space station next week

The wearable eye device from Google is all set to enter the International Space Station (ISS) for a flatworm study next week.

With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime

UN climate talks went deep into overtime on Friday as negotiators struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact. 

Watershed conservation can reduce pollution in India: Study
Watershed conservation can reduce pollution in India: Study

Indian cities like Mumbai, Gurgaon, Rajkot and several others that suffer from water pollution, have the potential to reduce pollution at the source by 10 percent through practices like watershed conservation and river bank restoration, a new study says.

How plant history shapes global change responses

A new study shows that just as our family histories dictate what we look like and how we act, plant evolutionary history shapes community responses to interacting agents of global change.

India 'open' to all climate change discussions in Lima

India is "open" to all discussions at the ongoing climate change talks in Lima and an attitude of confidence and optimism will guide its approach, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Plea on climate change: NGT seeks Centre's response

The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the Centre on a plea against ill effects of climate change and steps taken by the Centre and states to implement the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria
Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria

 A genetic study has revealed that certain species of mosquitoes have evolved to better transmit malaria than even some of their close cousins.

No move to make changes in powers of NGT: Govt

The government on Wednesday made it clear that there is no move to make changes in the powers and authority of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Citizen scientists play important roles in conserving wildlife
Citizen scientists play important roles in conserving wildlife

Citizen scientists are playing a significant role in conservation of wildlife by contributing to increased environmental awareness among the masses, according a new study.

NTCA approves tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh
NTCA approves tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has given in-principle approval for creation of Guru Ghasidas-Tamor Pingla tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh.

Researchers investigate plants sent to space

 To understand what happens to plants when there is no gravity, researchers are now set to study 1,000 plant seedlings grown in space.

How to live longer while saving the planet revealed

In a new study, scientists have shown that one could significantly reduce the environmental costs of agriculture and live longer if they made healthier food choices.

Robert F Kennedy Jr leads march in Bihar

Robert F Kennedy Jr, a Congressman and related to the family of late US president John F Kennedy, led a procession of Buddhist devotees in Bihar Wednesday to propagate awareness on environment protection.

IT will help balance environment, development: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said that merit-based and information technology-driven initiatives would help striking a balance between environment protection and development.

TERI 'green tour' to promote eco-friendly buildings

To spread awareness about the need to construct green buildings to save the environment, a tour to the country's first net zero energy building -Indira Paryavaran Bhavan- was organised in the national capital Tuesday.

Medicinal plant growers, forest officials should ally: Experts

Medicinal plant growers and forest officials in India must join hands to benefit the country's indigenous treatment systems, experts said Saturday.