In sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment on climate change, the government on Saturday ramped up budget allocation a whopping sixteen-fold to boost India's mission to climate change and adaption, even as the overall allocation to the environment ministry was trimmed by four percent.
After an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 Martian days, NASA`s Curiosity rover has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars environment which may hint that life once existed on the Red Planet.
The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.
A Saudi prince is on a hunting spree for rare birds in southwest Pakistan despite a court-imposed ban and the government`s insistence that the foreign delegation is only on a diplomatic mission, senior officials said Monday.
Scientists, oceanographers and marine experts Sunday urged the Indian government to form a separate ministry which brings all agencies and institutions working in the field of ocean and fisheries research under one roof for smooth implementation and management of all policies for the two sectors.
Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday said his ministry would organise a "Chintan Shivir" or a platform for its officers to ideate and suggest measures geared towards "good" governance.
A year after creating organisms that use a genetic code different from every other living thing, two teams of scientists have achieved another "synthetic biology" milestone: They created bacteria that cannot survive without a specific manmade chemical, potentially overcoming a major obstacle to wider use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).