Environment

Science mantra: we can split water into Hydrogen and Oxygen giving clean energy to Nature

Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The catalyst is far more efficient than other options that have previously been employed, and because it is grown from ferrous metaphosphate on a conductive nickel foam platform, it is both more durable and cheaper to produce...

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Household products now a major source of urban air pollution

We always blame emissions from vehicles as a major source of air pollution but a new study reveals that chemicals from everyday household products now contribute to air pollution in cities on the same level. A study from the University of Colorado has found this alarming fact...

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Quite Picturesque! This futuristic project propels promoting green environment

Since people all over the globe are dealing with deforestation, this apartment, retail and office complexes covered with greenery have taken over the architecture in Cairo, Egypt. The complex will feature nine cylindrical structures covered in plants, which the designers call "mega-trees."..

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25 years of satellite data shows climate change is accelerating global sea level rise

The seas might erode many places on the land soon as climate change is speeding up sea level rise. An analysis of the first 25 years of satellite data confirms that the thinning of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise...

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‘Greenway’ of India: Forest and tree cover of the country increases by 8,021 sq km

Amid a worldwide environmental crisis, it is definitely a good indication that total forest and tree cover in the country has seen an increase of over 8,000 square kilometer, which is one percent increase from 2015. Despite the decreasing trend of global forest cover, India registers an increase in forest cover...

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“Clean Air” campaign launched to save Delhi swirling on hot pan of air pollution

As our capital has been swirling under hotbed of severe level of air pollution, “Clean Air” campaign was launched to combat the reeling air pollution. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched “Clean Air” campaign to bring down the air quality index (AQI) from "very poor" to "moderate" range within the next 15 days...

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“Clean Air” campaign launched to save Delhi swirling on hot pan of air pollution

As our capital has been swirling under hotbed of severe level of air pollution, “Clean Air” campaign was launched to combat the reeling air pollution. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched “Clean Air” campaign to bring down the air quality index (AQI) from "very poor" to "moderate" range within the next 15 days...

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Now Fly Ash to be tracked by a new app

‘The earth does not belong to us, we belong to it,’ is an apt quote and mother earth should be looked upon as a responsibility. Aiming at this responsibility, the Department of New and Renewable resources have brought in a new web based monitoring system and Fly Ash mobile app named ASH TRACK, launch by Minister of New and Renewable Resources RK Singh in New Delhi ..

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Arctic becoming the last stop for plastic junk

Imagine of the Arctic we used to read about in Geography books and used to think of that vast crystal blue ice-heaven. But with the change of time, all our childhood favorites are changing just like arctic is turning into a plastic state. ..

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A big death demon for marine life: Small micro plastic particles

Whenever one is asked about the marine pollution the thing comes to mind is any turtle caught in plastic six-pack rings or seabirds choking on floating plastic debris but that is not enough as the plastic is visible to naked eye but the pollution and harm caused by the microplastic particles is much higher than that of the visible plastic. As the micro plastic particles have an effect on sharks and whales...

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First phase of National Tiger Census begins in Madhya Pradesh

The first phase of All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) began on Monday in all tiger reserves of the state. For the next seven days in this phase, the direct counting of pug marks of tigers, leopards and other wild animals and herbivorous animals will be conducted...

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Microplastics pose great danger to giant ocean animals

We have a concept that microplastics don’t cause much harm. Countering the popular belief, Scientists are warning that microplastics in the ocean are posing threat to giant animals like whales, sharks, and manta rays that are marine filter feeders. The creatures may be swallowing hundreds of tiny bits of plastic a day...

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Recording recurrent deaths of wild animals due to electrocution Maharashtra to adopt ‘solar fencing’

Taking note of recurring deaths of wild animals coming in contact with electric fences, Maharashtra Forest Department is planning to supply low-intensity solar energy at night to 1000-odd villages near forest areas so that fewer animals are killed...

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New river cleaning project approved in Goa to cut pollution effect

With the agenda of abating pollution in River Sal at Navelim tower, the Centre has sanctioned a new project in Goa. The project was has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs.61.74 crore. The project will help in reduction of pollution load in the river and improvement in its water quality, besides improving the environment and sanitation in the town...

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Polar bears need more foods to survive; climate change is pushing their survival to edge

Our man-made disaster of climate change is not only wreaking havoc on us but other species too. The sweetest Polar-bears who are on the verge of extinction is now even facing crisis to collect food to for their energy need due to melting ice in Arctic region...

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It is our duty to give back clean, green environment to next generation

Harsh Vardhan..

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India celebrates ‘World Wetland Day’ by urging young generation to conserve and preserve environment

elebrating ‘World’s Wetland Day’ with the students of schools and college by organizing the national-level celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD), 2018 at Deepor Beel, in Guwahati, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate, Dr. Harsh Vardhan urged everyone to look after using the wetlands reasonably and effectively...

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Surrounded by forests, dams, water bodies Maharashtra to come up with new Wildlife Sanctuary

Mumbai already rests amidst beautiful necklace of mangroves, forests. To utilize this Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife gave a nod to bringing up new Ghodazari wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra. The state has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as a new wildlife sanctuary...

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Not only parrots are “copy cat”; know the killer whale that can mimic human words including “hello”

Whales, the species which is abler top create good communication with human, might become a better companion of the human race. A killer whale for the first time ever has uttered human words like “hello”, “bye bye”...

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Dehradun in top five polluted cities of the country

Uttarakhand capital Dehradun is among the top five polluted cities of the country says a recent report released “Airpocalypse II” by Green Peace India. Dehradun has emerged in the top five lists of the most polluted cities above some of tier-I and tier-II cities like Bangalore, Pune, and Kanpur among others, the survey has found...

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India coast to get an aquaculture makeover aiming at employment generation

In a first-of-its-kind tie-up in India's marine sector, COOP Cooperative, one of Switzerland's biggest retail and wholesale companies, is partnering with Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to develop export-oriented organic aqua farming in India to cater to the growing demand for organic seafood products across the globe. ..

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No cement, no bricks this foot over bridge is built by tree roots, Have a look

Deep in the dense tropical forest of Meghalaya, and shrouded in cloud and rain for much of the year, are some astonishing man-made natural wonders. Known as living root bridges, inventive members of the Khasi tribe have trained them to grow from the roots of ancient rubber trees, native to the northeast region. The root bridges provide a stable alternative to wooden bridges, which decay and get destroyed during the lengthy monsoon seasons...

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From ‘Carbon Sink’ tropical forests become ‘Carbon source’; deforestation to be blamed

Tropical forests have always been considered as a ‘carbon sink’ but not anymore. And like always humans are to be blamed because of the excess emission of carbon in the atmosphere. The fast growth rate, dense vegetation, and rich soils sucked more carbon out of the atmosphere then they produced...

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‘Plenty’ start-up is all set to bring vertical farming in major cities worldwide

Plenty is start-up of an indoor farming company which aims at solving the world’s fresh produce shortage by building a massive indoor vertical farm next to every major city worldwide. The farms are built with the companies patent technologies using LED lighting, micro-sensor technology and big data processing to deliver high yields of local, organic and pesticide-free produce using less space and resources than traditional farming...

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And they invent a solar tower which can brighten one lakh houses

Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta. California-based solar tech company Solar Reserve will be responsible for both the build and upkeep of the facility...

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China adds 24.02 GW in just two months making it biggest producer of solar energy

Renewable energy use is increasing day by day almost everywhere. PM Modi has also weighed on the increase in the use of solar power and also brought ‘Suryaputra’ nations together for better and cleaner future. Solar energy use was noted by China when the country managed to add 10.52 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity to its national total over the course of July 2017, in addition to the 24.4 GW of capacity that was installed over the first six months of the year...

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Here is what creativity says on plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water, and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them “away” often means into our river systems and then into the world’s oceans...

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Look at the future of the food: Saltwater grown rice

More than half the global population relies on rice to survive, but meeting that demand is difficult due to the increasing scarcity of freshwater, which is required for rice cultivation. A scientist named Yuan Longping has successfully developed rice that can be grown using saltwater. While his rice could prevent food scarcity as global climate change floods the world, the new strain has a long way to go before it can be widely adopted...

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Love Gardening? But be vigilant and attentive to avoid future mishaps

Gardening is a great way to relax, be one with nature and get your hands dirty. But lurking in that pleasant environment are some nasty bacteria and fungi, with the potential to cause you serious harm. So we need to be vigilant with gardening gloves and other protective wear. ..

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U’Khand to use Ultrasound method to detect pregnancy in wild animals

Uttarakhand has introduced for the first time in the country, ultrasound will be performed on wild animals to detect pregnancy before administering reproduction control method on them...

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Go Green China! Aims to make 23 percent of its land green

Planting trees have become a key part of China’s efforts to improve its environment and tackle climate change, and the government has pledged to raise total coverage from 21.7 percent to 23 percent over the 2016-2020 period...

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Microwaves cook not only food but environment too: Study

Take out the food from the refrigerator, Heat it in the microwave and ready to eat. But do you know that this microwave is very harmful to the environment Microwaves across the European Union cause an amount of carbon dioxide to be released into the environment equivalent to that generated by almost 7 million cars, according to a new study...

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Will we live in a furnace soon? 2017 ranks as the hottest year without el-Niño

Policymakers, Industrialists who still treat Climate change as a myth they should take note of the report which says last three years were the hottest three years since the late 19th century. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) revealed this terrific fact on Thursday in Geneva...

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Here is the plan for biggest Windfarm of the globe

The Netherlands has a highly ambitious renewable-energy plan in the works. The country hopes to build the world's largest offshore wind farm by 2027, along with a 2.3-square-mile artificial island to support it...

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Keep your eyes on earth’s biggest flooded caves

Nature is so diverse that we can’t even imagine. A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization...

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Cycle riding is now more fun! Have a look at this Bamboo Bicycle

To widen the reach and make these bicycles more convenient, China has started manufacturing bicycles from Bamboo. It is a known thing that people in China mostly rely on bike sharing program. To enhance the use and broaden this concept, Beijing has started a facility of bamboo bike riding...

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Saksham-2018: Bridge campaign between us and fuel conservation

With about 40 lakh students participating from across schools of all education boards of the country, a competition was conducted named The PCRA Saksham National Essay and Painting competition-2017. Seeing this, a mega campaign has been launched “Saksham 2018’ on Tuesday...

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Committed to harness science and technology for clean environment: Harsh Vardhan

Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, has said that under the leadership of the PM Modi, the Government is committed to harness science and technology for the preservation of environment...

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Have a look at this sea savior machine

Every year, 8 million metric tons of discarded plastic find their way into Earth’s oceans. In the past, a majority of this debris was the organic material, but that has since been replaced primarily by plastic. One technology, the “seabin,” aims to combat this problem—and the U.K. just installed its first one...

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Australia announces $2 million cash award to rescue Great Barrier Reef from ‘great danger’

The Great Barrier Reef, home to countless species of colourful fish, mollusks and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks, is in great danger due to various man-made reasons. To save such a wonderful gift of nature, Australian and Queensland governments have issued an open call to the world's top scientific minds. The savior will be awarded a $2 million challenge...

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To effectively combat ‘e-waste’ mess, Odisha pitches for ‘Clean e-Bhubaneswar’ project

As the pile of ‘e-waste’ is on the steady rise, Odisha planning to combat ‘e-waste’ pollution by drawing out effective solutions. On Friday, Bhubaneswar Finance Corporation (IFC) organised the first stakeholder workshop for the Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project, bringing together government, private sectors and the academia to deliberate on strategic solutions for making Bhubaneswar e-waste free...

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Bhutan: One and only carbon sink of the globe

Increasing level of carbon in the atmosphere is mostly every country’s concern as it affects the nature. As companies, researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs work to make industries and systems carbon-neutral, one tiny nation in the Eastern Himalayas has them all beat: Bhutan is world's first and only carbon-negative country...

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Meet the old inhabitant of the earth! Scientists discover 200 million-year-old butterfly fossils

Butterflies, Moths may be little insects but don’t question their survival power. A group of scientists discovered a very well preserved moth and butterfly fossils which are said to be around 200 million years old. The fossils were discovered from ancient Germany rock...

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Enchant yourself with gaudy flappy wings: ‘Butterfly Parks’ to soothe out your walks in Kerala

Kerala soon to invite people with beautiful butterflies. There are numerous species and subspecies of butterflies in India. However, many of them like the Andaman crow, the Malabar tree nymph, the Tamil lacewing and the aristocratic Emperor of India, are becoming rarer by the day...

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Goa’s Bird Festival welcomes you to fancy birding and discover natural beauty

Due to its rich natural blend, Goa is home for diverse bird species. Goa is set to host its second edition of the Bird Festival between January 12-14 at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Galjibag beach in Canacona in South Goa...

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Walking on Ocean! Chilly winters freeze entire Ocean with chilled waves in Massachusetts

Walking on the ocean? Wait, this year’s chilly winters with their chilly waves have frozen up an entire ocean making humans walk on chilled ice waves! Winters can sometimes be surprising as the temperatures across the US dipped so low that ocean in Cape Cod across Atlantic coast was frozen...

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Sand blanket is old! This winter gifts Sahara white snowy cover

A dessert covered with snow! This scene is very rare actually but the famous Sahara dessert is literally covered with Snow Blanket. Sahara, which is famously known as one of the warmest places on the earth rarely receives snowfall. In last 40 years, this is the 3rd time Sahara has witnessed such scene...

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Theresa May hugs environment by banning plastic micro beads in UK

Theresa May was happy to announce while putting a ban on plastic microbeads making the environment cleaner. A ban on the manufacture of certain products containing plastic microbeads has entered into force, although MPs and green groups have reiterated that more action is needed to tackle the global problem of plastic waste...

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South Korea chokes on bad air, remains country with worst air quality among developed nations

The economically advanced country South Korea is lagging behind in case of air qualities. South Korea has the worst air quality among a group of 35 mostly rich nations. Bad air quality is chocking the country for a long time which makes it one of the worst polluted country in the world. In last year, the country witnessed many days when capital Seoul was covered with thick industrial haze blankets...

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Drone, the future Brahmastra for Reforestation!

We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. It is estimated that the world loses between 74,000 and 95,000 square miles of forest a year. Hand planting trees is slow and expensive. To keep pace with the tractors and bulldozers clearing vast areas of land, we need an industrial-scale solution...

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Cryosphere plays a crucial character in Earth’s climate system: Dr Mahesh Sharma

Global warming, Climatic changes all are the indicators of an unbalanced ecological structure. The cryosphere, comprising snow, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice shelves and ice sheets, and frozen ground, plays a major role in the Earth’s climate system through its impact on the surface energy budget, the water cycle, primary productivity, surface gas exchange and sea level and is a fundamental control on the physical, biological and social environment over a large part of the Earth’s surface...

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Not everything is ruined! NASA finds direct proof of Ozone Hole recovery owing to Chemicals ban

Amid all news of climate change, global warming, pollution when we feel depressed due to the slow decay of mother earth, NASA brings a good news on the beginning of this year. For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion. Reason of the Ozone Hole recovery: “We see very clearly that chlorine from CFCs is going down in the ozone hole, and that less ozone depletion ..

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World should take lesson from drought hit Cape Town! Otherwise, be prepared to live in dry ‘hell’

A city still being located near two oceans is witnessing worst water crisis of the decade. Cape Town, located only a stone's throw away from both the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, is on the verge of being water broke soon. From the first day of this year, level 6 water restrictions have come into effect...

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There is good news! Thanks to 'Chemical Ban', Our Ozone is healing

There is good news! Our Ozone is healing, Yes, Yes… for the first time scientists have shown through direct observations of the ozone hole by a satellite instrument, built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion...

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When ‘Cleanliness’ shakes hands with ‘Tourism’: Odisha set to get beautiful makeover with ‘e-waste’ sculptures

When ‘Tourism’ shakes hands with ‘Cleanliness’, Odisha set to take same initiative. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to install e-waste sculptures to create awareness among citizens. The Corporation in association with Siddha Development Research and Consultancy (SDRC) and Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt Ltd will install the e-waste sculptures across the city...

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If global warming is not limited a quarter of World would become dessert soon

If the temperature rises by 2 degrees we think how does it actually matter? While scientists are constantly over temperature rise we keep continuing to ignore them. But we may soon live in a world where one-third of the land is filled with desserts...

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Bengal gets first Nature Interpretation Centre of its kind

With the rise of New Year, Bengal gets Nature Interpretation Centre, first one of its kind in the state. This is a part of West Bengal government’s initiative to attract more tourists in North Bengal. The wildlife tourism center is located in the periphery of famous Gorumara National Park, a famous habitation of Indian rhinoceros...

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2017 records soaring levels of pollution; Delhi stands world’s 2nd polluted city

The national capital is the most polluted city in India and also the 2nd most polluted city in the world. It is indeed a matter of concern as the pollution is making millions of people vulnerable to physical ailments. The levels of harmful particles in the air that are less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5) are about 153µg/m3...

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Project launched which will extinguish the problem of Stubble Burning

Under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC), a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ was approved to combat climate change...

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Bali choking on plastic; the paradise on earth struggling with 'garbage emergency'

Bali, December 28: We humans are bestowed with best gift ever, the beautiful world. But, it seems we don’t deserve the gif as we keep destroying nature, environment, and beautiful places. Bali, one of the favorite tourist spots of travellers across worldwide, face a man-made crisis called “garbage emergency”. The island has declared due to the mountains of garbage along its shorelines. The beautiful Kuta beach which is known for the long sandy beach with long palm trees, splendid sunset never fails ..

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Sustainable Carpet: Maharashtra mulls constructing roads from recycling plastic

Maharashtra pitched to ban plastic earlier as the plastic if the grave threat to the environment we live in. But in new plans, the move set to lead one step ahead as Maharashtra will have roads constructed from ‘Plastic’. Indonesia, Kenya are already in the lists that have roads made up plastic...

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Blessing of the Sun: Picturesque Kalka-Shimla railway track to be solar powered soon

Kalka-Shimla railway track is not only a means of transportation but also a world heritage site. One of the most favorite tourist attractions of India now will be lightened by solar power. The Ambala division of Indian railways is working to make all 18 railway stations of this heritage track equipped with solar lights by March 31 next year...

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‘Clean Energy’ on the go: China set to unveil its majestic ‘Solar Highway’

While every nation is thriving hard to cut down carbon emissions, China is ahead of all. China set to unveil the majestic ‘Solar Highway’. As part of their larger goals to reduce carbon emission, Chinese officials recently released the first images of their new 'solar highway.'..

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NGT sends notices on virus giving ‘Bloody tears’ to Blue sheep in U’khand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday sent a notice to the Central and Uttarakhand governments, seeking details of an unknown virus or disease reportedly spreading across the Gangotri National Park and infecting the wildlife...

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Odisha Environment Congress 2017 kicked off to foster ‘Sustainable River Basin Management’

Odisha Environment Congress 2017 kicked off with an aim to foster ‘Sustainable River Basin Management’. OEC-2017 kicked off at Regional Museum of Natural History in Odisha. Inaugurating the event, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I am delighted to be here to inaugurate the Odisha environment Congress 2017 that is poised to deliberate on Sustainable River Basin Management. I hope that the issues pertaining to the theme will reach larger public domain, especially the young masses”...

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Is Kolkata following footsteps of Delhi? Air pollution reaches alarming level

December and Kolkata have a heavenly bonding as the city comes out of post-Durgapujo depression with a sudden hit from various festivities. But this December is really not bringing good news for the city. Pollution level has crossed Delhi’s pollution level on Tuesday, the city which is considered as the worst polluted metro in India. Its PM2.5 level was almost twice as bad as Delhi’s on the onset of this week...

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NGT shows Hand before construction works within 50 meters from Ganga edge

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has modified the verdict of declaring 100 meters from the edges of Ganga as ‘No development Zone’. According to the modification first 50 meters from the edges of the river is barred from any kind of construction whereas other 50 meters are declared as ‘Regular Zone ‘...

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Going green: Giant automotive manufacturer Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

As pollution is increasing worldwide new policies are emerging in every industry, every country. The car industry is not an exception and it is also opting for the go green policy gradually. Against this backdrop, the giant automotive manufacturer Toyota is looking to offer an electrified option for every car model in its lineup by around 2025. Though the decision is basically taken due to a chunk of the growing market for green vehicles, it is definitely an exemplary one in the current situation...

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World will sink in 52 mn tonnes of e-waste by 2021: UN

The United Nations has warned that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and urged for better recycling of the hazardous rubbish...

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Australia silently pumping up ‘global warming’; reaches worst recorded gas emissions

A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded. Over the course of 2017 Australia has emitted at estimate of 138,78 metric tons of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide. These results over the last quarter showed the second highest rise in emissions since 2011 despite Australia’s heavy investment in renewable energy solutions such as wind power...

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One Planet Summit: After two years of historic Paris Agreement leaders to meet again for action on climate change

After two years of historic Paris agreement, world leaders are again meeting in a summit, called One Planet Summit with the goal of fast forwarding action on climate change. The leaders are coming together to reaffirm commitment as well as to mobilize the scale of financing...

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‘Global Energy Parliament’ concludes on a note of ‘Switching to Clean Energy’ across globe

‘Global Energy Parliament’ (GEP) concluded on Sunday with aims to utilize science for human welfare. 8th session of GEP was organised at the old legislative assembly which discussed that duty of science shall be redefined so as to cater to joy and freedom of the universe...

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For the first time, UP set to come up with Tiger Rescue Centre

Uttar Pradesh soon to come up with Tiger Rescue Centre for the first time at at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve due to increasing number of incidence between tigers and humans. The main aim of this Rescue Centre would be to catch tigers and leopards before they enter villages and keep them at the centre for rehabilitation before setting them free in Tiger Reserve again...

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Marine issues to get high priority in next decade; 2021-2030 designated as ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

In childhood textbooks, we all read oceans consist of 70% of the earth. But unfortunately, most of us are little aware of ocean politics, coastal security. Next decade may bring a change to the scenario as it has been dedicated to Ocean Science. United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’...

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Our right to life is underlined by our ability to breathe clean air

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Alarming fact! Pollution can damage children’s brain development leading to a ruined future

Today’s babies are tomorrow’s youth and driving force of society. But pollution has started causing such a massive, worldwide effect that almost 17 million babies under the age of one are vulnerable to pollution. More horrifying fact is pollution can harm damage their developing brains along with developing lungs. It is definitely high time to get united against pollution...

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Protecting mother earth is our moral responsibility: Dr. Harsh Vardhan in UN Environment assembly

While pollution is becoming a global threat day by day, Over 4,000 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives have gathered in Kenyan Capital Nairobi. Third UN Environment assembly has started with the theme Towards a Pollution-Free Planet. From India Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has participated in the assembly where he reaffirmed India’s commitment to put forward a healthy and sustainable way of living...

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Central Pollution Control Authority proposes to register only BS-VI vehicles from 2020

The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has proposed that only BS-VI emission standards compliant vehicles should be allowed to be sold from April 1, 2020. This will help to curb emissions from the vehicles based on outdated technology...

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World Soil Day: Pledge to be the true “Sons of Soil”

“Mere Desh ki Dharti Sona Ugle Ugle Heere Moti”? Is it merely a song or does it gives you any message? Yes it does. It gives you the message of Soil Importance, how rich our nation’s soil is. It yields what we eat. Money can buy food but can money grow food? It is nature which gifts us the food...

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NGT pulls up AAP government over toxic air pollution in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) cracked the whip on the Delhi government for failing to execute an action plan to curb air pollution. The tribunal also lambasted the authorities concerned for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality...

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While Delhi struggling over ‘Pollution’, Bengaluru set to initiate ‘Less Traffic Day’

India’s capital is severely suffering with severe levels of ‘pollution’ making it as a ‘gas chamber’. Prevention is better than cure… is the formula adopted by Bengaluru. Bengaluru government decided to launch a campaign called ‘less traffic day’, to minimize the number of private vehicles plying on the road...

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Bollywood diva Dia Mirza appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India

United Nation has appointed Indian diva and veteran Bollywood actress Dia Mirza as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India. Notably, Dia will work with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change...

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Don’t go by the thrones of Cactus; it can provide food, water in the time of a climate crisis

While cactus is merely used for either home decorations or usually ignored, it may come to our help soon. Along with increasing rate of climate change, the impact of it on food sources is also increasing. Against this backdrop, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted...

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India wins award for putting high effort to combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

While in every corner of the world, the balance of wildlife is threatened by some greedy human it is definitely positive that India has been awarded the Certificate of Commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade...

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UK-based Indian businessmen pledge support for ‘Namami Gange’ project

Responding to Union Surface Transport, Shipping and Clean Ganga Mission Minister Nitin Gadkari, the UK-based Indian business leaders pledged the support worth Rs 500 crore for Ganga Mission...

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Chinese Forest City: Place which will turn from Grey to Green

You might have seen many forests but have you ever heard of a vertical forest? Soon it will be seen in reality as China has put the pillars to built World’s first Forest City...

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Nitin Gadkari urges Indian business leaders in UK to come forward, cooperate in Namami Gange project

Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called upon Indian business leaders in the UK to come forward and cooperate with the Indian Government in its Namami Gange project to clean the river Ganga...

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The list goes on: World's rarest penguin faces the threat of extinction

Every religion, philosophy, spiritual leaders have said greed is one of the most dangerous traits of the human race. Now we can realize why they have said so. One after another species is on the verge of extinction due to commercial activities of ours. The yellow-eyed penguin, which lives exclusively in New Zealand, is in real danger due to commercial fishing...

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Following the footprint of Europe, Africa soon to get its first waste-to-energy plant in Ethiopia

Waste management and source of renewable energy – both are important issues in the context of present time. Suppose, someone is linking these two to make an amazing creation, would not it be wonderful? Yes, African Country Ethiopia is getting the Continent’s first energy from the waste project. The project located in the Capital Addis Ababa will serve the expanding population of the city as till now it has only one landfill, the Koshe dump site...

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Gadkari promises clean fuels and electric vehicles

Famous for his dashing initiatives the Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised to transform urban scenario miraculously by introducing clean fuels and electric vehicles in the next five years...

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Around 73% of water sources in Kerala are contaminated

Kerala’s State Literacy Mission Authority carried out a survey which showed around 73% of household water sources in the state are contaminated whereas around 26.9% of other water sources like rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and wells were found polluted...

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Incredible! More than 130 species of butterfly found in Arunachal Pradesh

Over 130 species of butterflies was found during the 2nd Butterfly and biodiversity meet organized at Pasighat in East Siang District. A team of environmentalists including entomologists and wildlife experts have recorded these species of butterfly...

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To combat pollution on roads, Maha Govt will soon instill ‘electric bikes’ for delivery of food and goods

Maharashtra government set to initiate electric bikes for delivery of food and other goods in order to reduce pollution levels on roads. After Delhi, Mumbai is the next city which has been groped by pollution from the smoke emitted from vehicles...

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Maha Govt to ban plastic water bottles in all government offices from March 2018

To get rid of plastic totally, Maharashtra government has banned packaged water bottles in all the government offices. This move will be implemented from March 2018...

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Digital eye for national animal; 450 cameras in Dudhwa National Park to do tiger census

Dwindling population of Tigers in the nation is the matter of concern. So to count the numbers of tigers in the reserve, Dudhwa National Park will install 450 cameras in the premises. This will keep a check on tiger movements for its biennial census...

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‘Good Planning’ is must for harnessing natural resources of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu

Addressing the event ‘Sustainable Development Forum of Arunachal Pradesh’ (SDFA), Chief Minister Pema Khandu called on for ‘good planning’ for harnessing the vast natural resources of the state...

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Japanese Icebreaker Shirase starts its voyage to land of ice Antarctic

The icebreaker Shirase, operated by the Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force has left for the 59th Antarctic expedition of Japan. Under a lovely blue sky, the expeditors have embarked on their milestone journey from Tokyo’s Harumi pier on Sunday...

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New committee constituted to monitor solutions to air pollution

The recent crisis in Delhi NCR regarding air pollution has triggered an alarming situation which demands a solid solution. Government is also handling the situation with high importance. Hence in response to pollution threat, a Seven-member committee headed by Environment Secretary has been constituted. The committee will monitor meet at regular, short intervals to draw up a plan and ensure enforcement...

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#DelhiSmog: Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens; advises to remain indoors as much as possible

Due to increasing air pollution in NCR day by day and converting into a Gas chamber the Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory regarding the preventive measures for the people...

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Celebrating nature: World’s only Autumn Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Shillong

The natural diversity of India makes this country incredible and distinct from other countries. While several countries observe Cherry Blossom festival in spring, India is the only country having an autumn Cherry Blossom festival. In Shillong, The Government of Meghalaya kick-started the 2nd India International Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday. Along with the boost in tourism, the aim of the festival is to protect and preserve the forest and wildlife biodiversity. ..

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Especially for Bird watchers! Odisha set to host National Bird Festival in January 2018

Odisha set to host ‘National Bird Festival’ at Chilika in January-2018. Chilika is one of the largest salty water lakes of Asia. If you want to know more about the migratory birds, then do not miss to attend the National Bird Festival to be held at Chilika next year. The festival is expected to attract tourists, bird watchers, wildlife photographers, painters and researchers from across the globe...

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High time to be alert! Carbon dioxide level surged at “record-breaking speed” in last year

The latest report from UN weather agency is highly alarming as it shows Carbon dioxide (C02) level surged at “record-breaking speed” in last year. The report indicates that carbon dioxide concentrations reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400 ppm in 2015. This increase is a record one and an exceptional growth...

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Elephant poaching rate in East Africa declines for the 5th year in a row

Whereas the whole world is worried about wildlife conservation, Conservationists, and environment activities can be happy as Elephant poaching in East Africa declined for the fifth year in a row. The number of illegal activity in Africa also decreased significantly. Even the rate of elephant poaching has dropped in the African continent. The latest data from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) provides this statistics...

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‘Diyas’ brightened up this Diwali as 40% dip noted in firecracker emissions in Delhi

Due to ban on the sale of firecrackers in National capital, the level of emissions from fireworks fell by around 40 percent during Diwali festivities in Delhi this time as compared to 2016, according to the findings of SAFAR, a central government air quality monitoring agency...

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India to host next UN global wildlife conference

With the acceleration in development human race has almost forgotten how much important wildlife is. For the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, a conference was held in Manila. India to be the host of the next CMS Conference of the Parties, was announced n Manila...

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Japan to launch a climate research satellite for accuracy in global warming forecast

As climate change has become a severe global warning every country is responding in its own way. To analyze the problems properly and forecast global warming-linked environmental changes, Japan will launch a climate research satellite in December...

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2nd Phase of State Climate Change Action Plan kick started by Odisha

Odisha has initiated actions on 2nd Phase of State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP), which revolves around adopting methods which helps foster development in agriculture, environment and infrastructure. Odisha leads in implementation of the 1st phase Climate Change Action Plan has initiated actions on 2nd Phase of the State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP)...

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ICAO moots ban on laptops from checked baggage on flights

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mooted a plan to ban laptops from checked baggage on flights to avoid possibility of fire under a proposal being recommended by a global air safety panel, a media report said...

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Read here the initiatives taken for pollution-free Ganga at Varanasi

Ganga is not only our national river but also a symbol of India’s heritage. But due to excess pollution, the river started to lose its beauty. The government of India after taking Namami Ganga Programme, now the river banks of Ganga, especially in Varanasi, now has cleaner Ghats. Now an all-encompassing approach has been employed to arrest pollution flowing into the river...

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As many as 2.5 million people in country die due to pollution in India

Majority of the deaths in India is caused due to air pollution says report. India had the world's highest number of deaths due to air, water and other forms of pollution in 2015, according to a study published in the Lancet journal which showed that pollution killed as many as 2.5 million people in the country...

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Pollution Control Authority orders closure of Badarpur thermal power plant

Environment Pollution Control Authority has banned diesel generator sets in Delhi and ordered closure of Badarpur thermal power plant in the national capital to control air pollution in the city...

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Creatively work on the lap of ‘Nature’: Microsoft just built tree-house for employees

People often work more creatively and with more focus while working in outdoors. This brings down the anxiety levels and stress levels down in the lap of nature. Microsoft has got perks for its dear employees as Microsoft’s Redmond Headquarters which spreads over 500 acres, have built beautiful tree houses which are spacious yet attractive. Who all want to work here? ..

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Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan pitches for eco-friendly crackers

Commenting on the ongoing protest against the Supreme Court's directive on crackers in the national capital, Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan suggested that Indian scientists should research on the utility of environmental friendly crackers...

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Humanity may pay a high price for lower biodiversity by 6th mass extinction

The increasing pollution, human torture on the environment has already led to a climate change which can cause more dangerous harm in form of mass extinction. A new study shows the world is currently facing its sixth mass extinction. New species are evolving which could worsen biodiversity...

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President Kovind inaugurates India Water Week 2017; Gadkari says 285 new irrigation projects will be implemented next year

Water has become a vital issue around the world. With no fresh water to quench the thirst of needy people, it’s important that the government takes a concrete decision on not wasting water. In a bid to observe the issue closely, President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates India Water Week 2017 yesterday in New Delhi. ..

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Air pollution can cut down children’s memory growth, read here why!

Air pollution has been shown to affect your health in many ways, including causing damage to your heart. How polluted your kid’s school route is may impact their learning and growth. According to a study, an association has been found between working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter. ..

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Supreme Court asks Centre for their serious attention on wetland issue

Environment has often been disregarded of attention by the government, not only in India but overseas as well. Wetlands issue has come up in front of the government in the light of its disappearance. The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the disappearance of wetlands in the country and told the government that this was an important issue which deserved very serious attention. ..

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‘Global Warming’ to hit Australia severely as Melbourne and Sydney could boil up to 50 degrees by 2040

Global Warming is soaring high as Melbourne and Sydney could hit 50C degrees even if the world meets its Paris Climate Change Targets. According to the study led by Australian National University, though Melbourne and Sydney could hit 50C degrees by 2040, other Australian cities are also on track for unprecedented extreme heat...

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Aquatic biodiversity to be protected by setting up Turtle Sanctuary in Allahabad

Under Namami Gange Programme, the development of Turtle Sanctuary is undertaken by the government to protect the aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam...

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India, Nepal to hold join tiger census in November

India and Nepal will undertake a joint tiger census next month in their national parks, forests and protected areas. The census will use a globally-recognized method to check tiger count in both the countries...

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On the third anniversary of Swacch Bharat Mission voluntary citizens, individuals and agencies were awarded

Housing ministry felicitated FB Group ‘My Delhi Keep It Clean’ with Swacchata Award for voluntary citizen action on Monday. Along with KRIBHCO a fertilizer cooperative, 20 individuals and agencies in seven categories were also felicitated on the occasion of Swacch Bharat Mission (urban)...

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Melting Pine Island Glacier; huge concern over the rising sea level

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier (PIG) broke off on Saturday. 100 square mile iceberg divided into many smaller parts of Icebergs which raised the huge concerns over the rising sea level in future. The satellite images showed the proof of division...

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At least 3,000 mn litres of untreated sewage and industrial effluents flow into rivers of Maharashtra

Bengaluru River spilling out foam over roads like this many news made rounds which shows the level of ‘threat’ we have cause to our rivers. As per the report of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), at least 3,000 million litres of untreated sewage and industrial effluents flow into rivers, water bodies or percolates into the ground in Maharashtra every day...

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While Rally for Rivers heading towards North India, RSS in Karnataka firmly backs campaign to save rivers

While Rally for Rivers is in progress heading towards North India, RSS Swayamsevaks in Karnataka. RSS Swayamsevaks carried out rally to support Rally for Rivers campaign at Hubballi. Rally for Rivers is a campaign initiated by the Spiritual Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev to save Rivers of our nation...

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The survival of Coral reef highly depends on Paris agreement, report says

Coral reef is a beautiful natural wonder which is now endangered due to increasing pollution overfishing, warming, changing ocean chemistry. The survival of Coral reef is highly doubted under emerging circumstances. A recent study reveals globally reefs have a chance of long-term survival if warming is limited to under 2 degree Celsius...

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Ongoing Swacchta Pakhwada campaign by Ministry of Culture witnesses unique awareness drives across India

Swachhta Pakhwada’ and ‘Swachhta hi Seva Abhiyaan’ is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture and its 43 organisations to create a massive awareness among all stakeholders of the society. During the current Swachhta Pakhwada, various autonomous, attached and subordinated organisations under the Ministry of Culture have undertaken more than 100 activities such as Shramdan by staff (cleanliness drive), various lectures, seminars, competitions, nukkad natak and painting exhibitions with an objective ..

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Ongoing Swacchta Pakhwada campaign by Ministry of Culture witnesses unique awareness drives across India

Swachhta Pakhwada’ and ‘Swachhta hi Seva Abhiyaan’ is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture and its 43 organisations to create a massive awareness among all stakeholders of the society. During the current Swachhta Pakhwada, various autonomous, attached and subordinated organisations under the Ministry of Culture have undertaken more than 100 activities such as Shramdan by staff (cleanliness drive), various lectures, seminars, competitions, nukkad natak and painting exhibitions with an objective ..

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President Kovind in Uttarakhand, visits Divya Prem Seva Mission and speaks on ‘Namami Gange’ and nature preservation

Last week, BJP Chief Amit Shah visited Uttarakhand with a massive celebratory arrival at the airport. His visit made the citizens of the state hopeful of the coming development. President Ramnath Kovind also began his maiden two-day visit to Uttarakhand where he’ll be addressing many meetings. ..

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Countries from Africa reflect same tone in UNGA emphasizing the urgent need for action to counter Climate change

In an era when we are getting gradually distant from our mother nature, a huge part of Africa still now stays very close to nature. Hence the effects of climate change, global warming is more noticeable to them. This fact may work as the reason that African leaders in United Nations General Assembly in the same tone called for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate change...

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Do you know environment well? Participate in ‘Prakriti Khoj’ quiz competition

At a time when the environment is in great danger youth should be more involved in the affairs related to environment and should be aware of existing problems. To reach out to young, aspiring minds of school students through a fun-filled interactive learning mode, Environment Ministry is organizing ‘Prakriti Khoj’ quiz competition...

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Andhra aims to increase its green cover by 50% by 2029; Organic farming with ODF status is the Mantra

Two-day Regional Conference organised by National Green Tribunal kicked off in Andhra which aims to cover state under the green umbrella. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the government has set a target to increase the green cover to 50% by 2029...

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Rhino Horn turned into jewelry: new ways of smugglers operating in South Africa

Greed is one of worst evil disease of the human race. The will to have more and more harms not only other humans but also other animals, species. The wildlife trade monitoring network has revealed a report that says some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa have innovated new ways of rhino horn smuggling. They are turning the horns into jewelry to evade its detection in airports...

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Maharashtra Govt soon to implement stringent laws against dumping and river pollution

Massive wave of awareness is been making rounds which aim to save rivers of our country, Spiritual Guru Jaggi Vasudev is already nailing the #RallyforRivers campaign. Also, the state government will implement stringent laws against dumping and rejuvenate the rivers...

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Maharashtra will become first state to carry out ‘tree plantation’ conclave to accelerate #RallyforRivers campaign

For the first time in India, Maharashtra is about to hold the ‘tree-plantation conclave’ which aims to plant 50 Crore saplings by 2019 to conserve and protect rivers. Also on other side, Spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev is striving enthusiastically to bring out change through #RallyforRivers...

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NGT denied lifting 10-year ban on diesel vehicles

On Thursday, denying on Centre's plea of making modification in ban orders, National Green Tribunal refused to lift the ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, talking on the decision NGT said that one diesel vehicle causes pollution equal to 24 petrol vehicles and 40 CNG vehicles...

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Nature never stops to surprise us! Rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya

Whenever we see a picture of the animal Giraffe we usually see an animal of bright orange brown color. But can you imagine of a white Giraffe? Yes, it seems impossible yet two white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya. Basically, the Reticulated Giraffes have a genetic condition called leucism. The giraffes have also been filmed and as claimed only the third known sighting of a white giraffe. The genetic condition prevents pigmentation in skin cells and results in a white, pale color...

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We must make efforts to preserve clean air and water for the future generations: Dr Harsh Vardhan

We must make efforts to preserve clean air and water for the future generations: Dr Harsh Vardhan..

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Govt to adequately support the proposals of developing model zoos: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Veterans, who take care of wild animals in ZOO, will be getting a special training during a 9-day workshop session. The workshop named “Capacity Building of Indian Zoo Veterinarians On Animal Health Management In Captivity” has been inaugurated in New Delhi on Monday. In the inaugural session of the workshop Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan assured that government will adequately support the proposals from zoos that come up with ideas to develop model zoos...

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Rally for Rivers is an expression of our responsibility for future generations

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev..

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Now, four wheelers too will get ‘eco-friendly service’ license

In order to combat the climate issues, the vehicle emissions which contribute as the major factor behind the climate change; the Delhi State Transport Authority (STA) gave a nod to allow battery and CNG-run for four-wheelers under its ‘eco-friendly service’. Till now license was only given to three-wheeler green vehicles. ..

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Save environment and the pristine beauty of the Himalayan mountain range on this Himalaya Diwas

The Himalayan Kingdom is as large and as unpredictable as the entire universe. The exquisite white hills and the boundless beauty is what defines the Himalayan mountain range. One of the tallest and favourite trekking places in the world, Himalayas has its own ‘Day’ to celebrate it. Yes, Himalaya Day is celebrated today i.e September 9th. ..

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Uttarakhand’s tiger reserves see big cats everywhere; numbers increased significantly in 2 years

The hilly snow-capped mountain with ash-grey clouds passing in the dawn is something to look at in Uttarakhand. The tourist state offers more than travelling, food, weather, shopping etc and i.e. tiger watching. A few years back, the number in the tiger population had receded due to poaching and other weather issues. However, the situation has turned upside-down this year when Uttarakhand recorded a significant increase in the number of tigers and elephants. ..

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To alert everyone on prior basis, new supercomputers and radars soon will predict the accurate ‘untimely’ rainfalls

Who will believe a week before Mumbai was completely sunk and flooded? Mumbai had its wettest day after years but now looking at the weather it is quite sunny, isn’t it? Though meteorological department had responsibly carried out its job if the Mumbaikars were made aware on a prior note, people would have been more alert and safe in their homes...

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A PhD researcher from Kerala discovers disappearing of uninhabited Lakshadweep island; read more here!

One of the biodiversity–rich inhabited islands part of Lakshadweep has vanished due to coastal erosion and another four such territories in the sea are shrinking fast, claims a new study. ..

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Ever wondered what marine life signals us? Sea mammals end up on beaches and die due to noise of ships

There were many pictures floating on social media like of some unidentified creatures washed off shore, Shark washed off shore and many more things. These are the signs that ‘Marine Life’ signaling us, don’t believe? A new research conducted by the Maritime Research Centre at the Indian Maritime Foundation, Pune, provided new insights revealing that noise from ships, cargo vessels and trawlers is likely to be one of the main reasons why marine mammals end up on the beaches and die...

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In a bid to make environment clean, Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy

To make environment clean and promote use of clean energy, government directed the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) to take measure for adoption of solar energy in all Navodaya Vidyalayas...

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India is committed to successful implementation of Paris agreement: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

India, the nation which is on an irreversible path to a net zero carbon economy will never disappoint the world on environmental issues. Addressing the delegates in Business-Climate Summit 2017, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said I that India is developing a blueprint for implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions. He also mentioned India’s strong commitment towards Paris agreement...

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Amazon, the survivor of an attempt to mining gets enriched list of 381 new species

The rich variety of species n the world’s largest rainforest Amazon is known to everyone. A team of researchers has discovered 381 new species in Amazon region, a new research report published. The team conducted a two-year study...

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Let the ocean be full of fish not plastic; use of plastic could cause 4 years of imprisonment in Kenya

World struggling with the overuse of harmful plastic bags can follow the lead of the African nation Kenya. The latest nation to ban plastic has made it tougher than any other countries. Kenyan citizens involved in producing, selling or even using plastic bags could risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 (£31,000). From Monday World’s toughest law to counter plastic pollution came into effect...

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Heading to combat ‘Climate Change’, Odisha launched the grid-connected rooftop solar projects

Today every state is in the plan of combating the ‘Climate Change’ with use of ‘Clean Energy’. Heading towards this dream, Odisha launched the grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the state. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated this project saying that “At a time when Odisha is one of the foremost States who are preparing the climate change action plan, rooftop solar projects will be well accepted by the public.”..

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‘Blue Dogs in Mumbai’: Maha Pollution Control Board shuts down dye industry for flouting environmental norms

There was news mongering; the dogs turning blue in Mumbai, as now authorities have shut down a manufacturing company as it was accused of dumping untreated industrial waste and dyes into a local river that resulted in 11 dogs turning blue...

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Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra

No wonder Mumbai is the highly developed city as compared to others of India. Mumbai sits as the hub of entertainment, industries, shopping, eateries etc. This ‘Dream City’ has been engulfed under the shackles of ‘Pollution’. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country...

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Joint activities geared up to save the Sundarbans, the natural wonder

The natural wonder of Bay of Bengal, Sundeban is under threat due to climate change. Trinamul MP Sugata Bose and bureaucrats from India and Bangladesh inclined for a joint effort to save the Sunderbans from newly posed threats. The joint effort pledge was taken during the release of a vision document on the development of the Sunderbans in Delhi. ..

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Tata Power installs the country’s first electric vehicle charging station in Mumbai

Mumbai gets first electric vehicle charging station, That’s Wow! While achieving the clean energy movement in terms of power generation this initiative will help to attain by providing the electric charging stations. Tata Power installed the country’s first such charging station at Tata Power Receiving Station at Mumbai...

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India has a vision of achieving energy independence, power for all by 2022: Piyush Goyal

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference...

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Monsoon sets Mumbai on chills: IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in next 48 hours

Since Saturday, Mumbai has been frozen out due to continuous and heavy rains. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have forecasted that Mumbai will have heavy rainfall in next 24-48 hours...

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Let this Diwali be pollution free; “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign launched

Whereas Deepawali signifies the victory of good over evil ironically every year the evil pollution comes along celebration in Diwali. The excitement of firing cracker gifts air and sound pollution. To make this Diwali pure and healthy Environment Minister launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign. As Children do any work with the highest effort, he urged the children to be a part of this mission. ..

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To balance ecosystem for sustainable environment, Odisha set to enhance its tiger population

Odisha in a bid to increase the numbers of ‘Tigers’, for its Satkosia Tiger Reserves the Odisha government along with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) planning to revive the tiger population. : In a bid to revive the large cat population in Satkosia, tiger supplementation in the habitat is proposed to be carried out soon, the State Government informed the NTCA. ..

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Towards a pollution-free planet; Kenya to host next UN Environment Assembly

The next host nation of The UN Environment Assembly, Kenya starts sending messages on a pollution free world. Ahead of UNEA, Environment minister has said that a pollution free world is possible. The Assembly aims to deliver a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste. The theme of upcoming assembly is “towards a pollution free world”...

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India, World Bank signs pact for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project”

In a bid to improve ecosystem of country, a Grant Agreement of USD 24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank and India was signed on Wednesday. The Finance Ministry statement said that the Project is entirely will be financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund. The project’s duration is 05 years. The project agreements were signed by officials from Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), government of Madhya Pradesh and government of Chhattisgarh ..

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'Gaj Yatra' kicks off to raise awareness about wild elephants

The 'Gaj Yatra' campaign aims to raise awareness about the shrinking space for wild elephants in the country. The campaign was launched by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), at the Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi area and the function was presided over by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai...

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July 2017 was the hottest month and the credit goes to ‘Global Warming’: NASA

July 2017 has narrowly topped July 2016 as the hottest July on record, according to a shocking analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). As a result, July 2017 is statistically tied with August 2016 (and July 2016) as the hottest month on record...

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‘Gaja Yatra’ campaign aims to protect each and every elephant corridor of India

In order to secure our elephants, massive awareness-cum-action campaign titled ‘Gaja Yatra’ that focuses on securing degraded elephant corridors and improving elephant habitat will be launched across the country on World Elephant Day on August 12...

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World Bank extends its help for a cleaner Ganga

New Delhi, August 11: Government of India is putting strong effort to clean the river waters in India. Due to pollution the Ganga has lost its beauty and both the purity of water. World bank has extended its help with a loan of US $ 1 billion. Namami Ganga mission is also in prohress with sme aim. The loan has been sanctioned for funding Institutional Development and for construction of priority infrastructure projects for municipal waste water treatment and solid waste treatment on the main stem ..

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U.S is walking towards drastic impact of climate change, a Federal Climate Report finds out

After President Donald Trump came into power, his one decision that highlights the most is the ‘Paris Climate Accord’ take. The climate change is become inevitable and can be felt everywhere. Especially, in the United State of America, the effects are drastic than ever. According to a sweeping federal climate change report, the temperature has risen drastically since 1980s and at the moment, it’s the warmest of the past 1,500 years. ..

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Nitish Kumar aims at greener Bihar; targets 15% green cover by 2017

Bihar battled with the low green cover area in past years. To solve the issue Bihar Government launched Hariyali Mission in 2011 for a greener state. Bihar’s green cover fell to 9% from 17% when the state was divided. Bihar CM has targeted to regain the green cover area by the end of this year targeting 15%...

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IFS officers are nation’s soldiers in ecological conservation: President

Addressing a group of 89 probationers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) here at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday President Ram Nath Kovind described them as nation’s soldiers in conservation of national environment and ecology...

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Conservation of environment is pious duty of all citizens: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that all sections of the society should participate in the conservation of environment. It is the pious duty of all to plant saplings and preserve them for future generations...

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World Bank approves $100 Million to boost solar projects in India

World Bank financing of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks has been planned by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy...

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India to get ‘Eco-Umbrella’! Green Climate Fund to aid resources for climate action

Working towards sustainable development and preserving environment, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “India has been leading from the front in tackling global climate change issues and it will continue to do so in the future as well.” India can do more if finance and technology development and transfer and capacity building support are ensured as per the convention of the Paris Agreement. ..

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To boost use of electric vehicles along Great Barrier Reef, Australia to build superhighway

Australia will soon build superhighway which will have free charging stations with an aim to boost use of electric vehicles. This move aims to cut down the carbon emissions by boosting the use of electric vehicles...

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Owing to its diverse flora and fauna, Meghalaya earns the tag ‘Cradle of Flowery Plants’

Owing to its diverse and unique flora and fauna, Meghalaya retained its title “Cradle of Flowery Plants”. Today Meghalaya Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh said that the state is an important part of the Indo-Burman biodiversity hotspot and reiterated on the need to conserve and protect the varied species of flowers...

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Humans are using Nature 1.7 times faster than our Mother Earth can regenerate: Study

Our Mother Earth has given enough to all living creatures, but here is the bad news! Humans have already used up all the environmental resources which are regenerated by Earth every year. Sad and unfortunate we greedy humans are becoming in the pace of developing and industrializing. ..

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UK to ban sales of petrol, diesel cars from 2040, unveils new pollution tax on drivers in busy areas

Pollution has started depleting the ozone layer and escalated the global warming in the world. Taking the pollution issue into serious consideration, Britain government has announced to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in a bid to encourage people to switch into electric and hybrid vehicles...

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Andhra Pradesh plans will develope Green Highway, to combat climate change

Various part of the country suffering from Natural Calamities due to climate change. Currently, many parts have been grieved by the flood. Concerning about such issues, Andhra Pradesh is planning to plant trees along the National Highways to provide green cover which will help combat climate change...

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India launches 3 high-tech centres to study climate change

The climate change in the world is quite evident in front of us. The Atlantic icebergs melting, sea level rising, extinction of exotic animals, absurd climate change and other such effects have started showing up already. According to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 3.2 mm/year was seen in the rise of the sea level from 1993-2010.Following the drastic climate change, India comes up with certain initiatives to improve the situation of the global warming...

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Scotland sets ‘renewable’ benchmark! Comes out with the World’s 1st floating wind farms

As we are well aware about the fact that the world’s ozone layer is depleting and resulting into global warming, the result of which is not in our advantage. To improve the situation of overall pollution, countries are signing either the Paris Climate Accord or getting involved with the UNESCO. Surprisingly, there are countries in the world who are executing their ideas and initiatives, like Scotland. ..

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It’s High-Time! We have turned our Mother Earth into ‘Plastic Planet’: Study

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics since the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, a study has found. Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste. ..

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Happy Birthday Day ‘Vijay’, a white tiger turns 10 who mauled a man to death in 2014

With an aim to create awareness about the tiger and the importance of food chain in our ecosystem, the New Delhi National Zoological Park on Thursday called upon the students and the teaching staff of Ramjas School to mark the 10th Birthday of the white tiger ‘Vijay’...

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Do at least one environment-friendly act every day in order to preserve it: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Everyone should not only plant saplings but should also care for the plants as a member of one’s own family urged Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and noted termed the planting of saplings as a divine work...

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Maharashtra becomes 1st state to introduce battery-powered electric vehicles in Mumbai

Maharashtra becomes 1st state to introduce electric vehicles. Maharashtra government has given green signal to use battery-powered electric vehicles in Mumbai especially. Zero-emission electric vehicles will reduce noise and air pollution to a large extent...

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To highlight climate change due to human activities, ‘Science Express’ touches Maharashtra

Rain didn’t stopped Hundreds of students to visit Science Express which touches Western India. It aims to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) is for a single day at Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. This exhibition train will be available for public viewing at Roha Railway Station today...

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Maharashtra will continue to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

Many regions of Maharashtra are observed with heavy rainfall and it is assumed that the state will be receiving heavy to more heavy rain. Nashik is observed of having more active rainfall and now it is now its way to cover entire Maharashtra...

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Maharashtra hugged with the blanket of fresh monsoon; Heavy rainfall to continue in Mumbai

With the marginal increase in the rains over the Maharashtra, the Southwest Monsoon rains have gathered pace and intensity all across the state. It is predicted heavy rains to continue for a week in Mumbai...

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Advanced ‘Radar’ installed at Kochi for better Monsoon Prediction

Scientists and researchers have to work towards a people-centric science, said Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan emphasised the need for scientific social responsibility on the lines of corporate social responsibility...

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#ScienceExpress touches Goa, highlights global challenge of climate change

Science Express touches Western India with an aim to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) is for three days at Madgaon, Goa. This exhibition train will be available for public viewing at Madgaon from 11 to 13 July 2017...

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Everyone who consumes water must #RallyforRivers; Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev appeals

To protect the rivers and bring them into the limelight of everyone, ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign kicked off on Sunday under the leadership of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Sadhguru Vasudev launched ‘Rally for Rivers’ drive to create awareness on protecting rivers and inter-linking them...

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India emerging as front runner in fight against climate change: World Bank

The World Bank has said, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change. In news report published yesterday World Bank said with a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy efficiency initiatives to supply its people with 24x7 electricity by 2030...

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G20 Summit: PM Modi reiterates India’s commitment for Paris agreement

Underlining the importance of Paris agreement on climate change Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again reiterated that India is committed to the most important issue of climate change. He further assured that India will implement the accord in letter and spirit. He was speaking at the meeting of BRICS leaders here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit...

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Ready Steady Po! Panda to promote green energy as China builds ‘Cutest’ solar farms on Earth

Who remembers the adventurous yet babyish ball of fun- Kung Fu Panda? Bet that everyone loves him! Want to know what’s more interesting? China has built a solar power plant uniquely which looks like Panda! World's first panda-shaped power plant in China is really adorable...

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Our ancestors handed us pure environment as heritage, to be protected properly: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Leading a plantation drive to mark ‘Van Mahotsav’ in the national capital Wednesday, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that our ancestors handed us pure environment as heritage and there is a felt need to protect the environment properly. He also pointed out we did not pay much attention to whatever our ancestors had told us and it’s the only reason that the threats of climate change and global warming have arisen today...

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By participating in plantation drives become ‘Green Ambassadors’

To keep local people involved in plantation drives and spread environmental awareness ‘Van Mahotsav’ to start its celebration at New Delhi from Wednesday. To mark ‘Van Mahotsav’, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will be leading a one-month long drive. The plantation drive is organised at New Delhi’s Ram Lila Park of C. C Colony, Model Town on Wednesday where Dr Harsh Vardhan will begin ‘Van Mahotsav’..

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Plantation is only solution for giving clean environment to future generation

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With an aim to keep marine environment clean, ‘Swachha Sagar Abhiyan’ kicks off in Andaman

In an accord to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’, Andaman is working for ‘Swachha Sagar Abhiyan’. The initiative is thus an action plan to keep marine environment clean and to create awareness among island population. This is in continuation of weekly beach cleanup drive, which was initiated last week by Indian Coast Guard. ..

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Uttarakhand CM Rawat announces Science City in the state to combat climate change

Last week, Uttarakhand was declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ state which came during the time when the ruling party and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat celebrated their 100 days of the government. New schemes and policies have been coming in Uttarakhand lately after the new CM has started taking over the state single-handedly. Yesterday, CM Rawat announced the setting up a science city in the state...

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India needs to clear pollution of ‘Corruption’, rather than of ‘Environment’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Expressing concern over the air quality status of Delhi, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan called for substantive action at the local level, along with a holistic action plan for air quality management. He stated, “Information Technology must be embedded into Pollution Control Regime; need to clear the Pollution of Corruption from the system”...

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After Bellandur Lake, now Hyderabad's Ramakrishnapuram Lake vomits ‘toxic foam’

After Bellandur lake of Bengaluru, now Hyderabad's Ramakrishnapuram was constantly spewing foam disrupting normal lives of people in Hyderabad. This phenomena has left the vicinity disturbed as the water which reaches homes of the people might get contaminated with toxic which in return will affect the huge number of people...

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World Mayors raise voice urging G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’

Climate change is a fact and yes, global warming plays a huge role in it. The biggest glaciers in the Antarctica are melting away resulting into the increase of sea water level. This is just one of the effects of global warming. To decrease the level of pollution in the world, dozens of city mayors from around the world including Washington, Berlin Paris, Tokyo and Sydney called on to G20 leaders to stick to their commitment on tackling climate change...

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Monsoon shower hits Mumbai, Heavy rains expected in next five days: IMD

Mumbai finally under the blanket of freezy and chilly mornings.It is better late than never, Monsoon rains arrived in Mumbai little late than expected but now Mumbai may witness heavy rains in next five days, informed Indian Meteorological Department IMD...

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Protecting ‘Wildlife’, India firmly stands to punish those ‘cruel’ to fight wildlife crimes

Wildlife articles trading is the third largest trade in the world. India won’t spare criminals who do the illegal trade of animal parts and other wildlife crimes. Serious action will be taken against such criminals. It is now accepted that India will be free from such criminals soon...

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