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Initiative to cope with climate change launched

Initiative to cope with climate change launched

Under the initiative, a cadre of 200 'Climate Smart Community Resource Persons' and over 100 young professionals will be trained, who will be expected to disseminate the practice of sustainable

Jun 12, 2019, 12:41 PM IST
Auckland City declares a climate emergency

Auckland City declares a climate emergency

Members of Auckland Council's Environment and Community Committee voted to join a growing community of cities around the world who have formally and publicly recognized the urgency for action on

Jun 12, 2019, 12:40 PM IST
World's 100 big cities represent 10% global emissions: Study

World's 100 big cities represent 10% global emissions: Study

The report explores six sectors where leaders, businesses, and citizens in the world's cities can take rapid action to address consumption-based emissions: food, construction, clothing, vehicles,

Jun 12, 2019, 12:25 PM IST
Sluggish monsoon may spell trouble for farm sector

Sluggish monsoon may spell trouble for farm sector

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted "near normal" monsoon 95 per cent of the LPA with evenly distributed rainfall. It, however, said there is a 51 per cent chance that the monsoon

Jun 11, 2019, 11:54 AM IST
Japan, China likely to sign panda research pact

Japan, China likely to sign panda research pact

The signing is intended to showcase the continuing thaw in bilateral relations that have been frayed over territorial and historical issues and paves the way for China's future lease of another giant

Jun 06, 2019, 15:55 PM IST
Groundwater more contaminated in non-ODF villages'

Groundwater more contaminated in non-ODF villages'

The objective of the study was to assess the relationship between living in an ODF environment and the contamination levels of faecal bacteriological indicators found in water, soil and food sample

Jun 06, 2019, 15:20 PM IST
Most diamonds formed from ancient seabeds

Most diamonds formed from ancient seabeds

In experiments recreating the extreme pressures and temperatures found 200 kilometres underground, researchers have demonstrated that seawater in sediment from the bottom of the ocean reacts in the

Jun 06, 2019, 11:13 AM IST
World Environment Day 2019: This year's challenge is creating awareness on air pollution

World Environment Day 2019: This year's challenge is creating awareness on air pollution

The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”. Every year a different country hosts the event where the official celebrations take place. 

Jun 05, 2019, 09:49 AM IST
Researchers turn plastic waste into jet fuel

Researchers turn plastic waste into jet fuel

For the study, the research team tested low-density polyethene and mixed a variety of waste plastic products like water bottles, milk bottles, plastic bags and ground them down to around three

Jun 04, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

14 turtles die in dried-up pond in Gujarat

Forest officials said that they rushed to the pond in Gagodar village in Rapar taluka (tehsil) on Thursday evening and rescued 15 other turtles while recovering the 14 carcasses.

Jun 03, 2019, 11:07 AM IST
India's green vision to see full duty exemption on LNG

India's green vision to see full duty exemption on LNG

Petroleum Ministry officials said they are hopeful that this cut would be included in the Union Budget 2019-20 proposals to be presented in Parliament this July. The matter has already been discussed

May 30, 2019, 17:12 PM IST
Air pollution can lead to birth defects

Air pollution can lead to birth defects

According to the World Health Organization, nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe air containing a high level of pollutants, and one of every 9 global deaths can be attributed to exposure to air

May 30, 2019, 11:09 AM IST
Delhi government to plant 23 lakh trees this year

Delhi government to plant 23 lakh trees this year

The direction was issued by Environment and Forests Minister Imran Hussain at a meeting organised to set plantation targets for 2019. Of the total, the Delhi Development Authority will plant 2 lakh

May 30, 2019, 10:56 AM IST
Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a

Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Global warming killing the Great Barrier Reef: Study

Global warming killing the Great Barrier Reef: Study

Corals on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016, a study has found.

Apr 19, 2018, 16:35 PM IST
India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma.

Apr 18, 2018, 13:44 PM IST
Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study

Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study

An estimated 16 million tonnes of mud containing massive, "semi-infinite" stores of valuable rare earth minerals, found in a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean could alter global economy, a

Apr 17, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
Electricity can remove drug residues from wastewater: Study

Electricity can remove drug residues from wastewater: Study

Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (

Apr 16, 2018, 16:04 PM IST
Urban areas crowded with more 'nuisance' birds: Study

Urban areas crowded with more 'nuisance' birds: Study

People living in crowded urban areas are more likely to see birds that can cause a nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:30 PM IST
Mountain erosion may add CO2 to atmosphere: Study

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to atmosphere: Study

The process of mountain erosion can be a source of new carbon dioxide gas that can release it back into the atmosphere far faster than it is being absorbed into newly exposed rock, a study has found

Apr 13, 2018, 17:40 PM IST