Favour products containing plastics recycled from waste

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A European Commission-funded project supported by the UN is calling for consumers to demand electronic and electrical products made with recycled plastic, and for manufacturers to redesign... Read more »

Hunt on for killer tiger in Karnataka forest

Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IANS) A massive hunt is underway in Bandipur reserve forest in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district to trap a tiger which killed two persons, including an octogenarian on Tuesday, a wildlife... Read more »

Heavy rains inundate various Kolkata roads

Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Several areas of the city were inundated, disrupting vehicular movement following heavy showers since Wednesday afternoon. The city police’s traffic department said due to rain and water-logging, traffic... Read more »

Plastic-waste Ravana effigy disposed off in Ramlila grounds

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) In a first for the iconic Ramlila Maidan, a Ravana effigy made of discarded plastic was lowered into an incinerator here, as a symbolic gesture of utilising... Read more »

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has decided to go green by banning the use of all types of plastic in the holy shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth anniversary... Read more »

Need for a strong disaster resilient housing policy

BY RAJAN SAMUEL (12:26)  As climate cycles become unpredictable and weather patterns turn volatile, large sections of the Indian population are becoming vulnerable to natural disasters like flash floods and earthquakes. The displacement... Read more »

Prohibitory orders as row erupts over tree-cutting in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Mumbai Police on Saturday issued prohibitory orders and detained over 75 environmental activists when they protested the cutting of trees in the Aarey Colony to clear the way... Read more »

Amarinder proposes canalization of three major rivers

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up canalization of the state’s three eastern rivers of the Indus Water System... Read more »

SC seeks CPCB report over Yamuna pollution in Mathura

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect and file a report on the status of pollution in the Yamuna river at... Read more »

Gigantic iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Australian scientists have used satellite imagery to capture the image of a gigantic iceberg breaking away from the Amery Ice Shelf in east Antarctica. Scripps Institution of Oceanography... Read more »

Heavy rains disrupt train services, life in Bihar

Patna, Sep 28 (IANS) Train services were temporarily suspended on the Samastipur-Darbhanga and Gaya-Koderma routes in Bihar due to continuing heavy rains on Saturday morning. Some trains from the Ara-Sasaram-Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay... Read more »

Change society to fight climate crisis or drown in rising sea level, warns UN report

Source: Countercurrents.org A new report – Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, – warns: failure to fight out climate crisis will mean devastation for coastal cities, Arctic... Read more »

Over 20 killed in heavy rains in UP

Lucknow, Sep 27 (IANS) Nearly two dozen people were killed in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Friday due to heavy and incessant rains that have been continuing since the past three... Read more »

Centre declares 10 Jharkhand districts ‘drought’ affected

Ranchi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday declared 10 districts of Jharkhand as drought affected, an official said. “The Central government has announced 10 districts of Jharkhand as drought affected.... Read more »

Plastic ban: Maharashtra notifies categories

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has notified the ban on categories of plastic and thermocol including less than 200 ml drinking water PET bottles, plastic bags for shopping, disposable... Read more »

Swedish teen Greta triumphs where world leaders falter

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) There was much hope when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted in December 2015 to keep the increase in global average temperatures... Read more »

Gandhi solar park, peace garden inaugurated at UN

By Arul Louis United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Leaders from around the world joined hands in the spirit of Gandhian universality to inaugurate a solar facility and roof garden at the UN... Read more »

16 children sue world on climate crisis

New York, Sep 24 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative, 16 child petitioners, including Sweden’s Greta Thunberg and American Alexandria Villase, from 12 countries presented a landmark official complaint to the UN Committee... Read more »

Mild tremors felt in north India

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR region on Tuesday afternoon after an earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale along the India-Pakistan border near... Read more »

PM to address UN Climate Action Summit, hold bilaterals

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the UN Secretary General’s summit on Climate Change on Monday, besides participating in a Leaders’ Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorist and... Read more »