In gold-rich Sonbhadra, 269 villages afflicted by fluorosis

By R. Jayan  Sonbhadra, Feb 23 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh was in news for gold reserves, but about 10,000 villagers of 269 villages here have become disabled due to fluorosis... Read more »

Better monitoring may help save lions in India

Dehradun  (IANS) An alternative method of monitoring endangered lions in India can help improve estimates of their numbers and also in making informed conservation policy and management decisions. New conservation practices have... Read more »

This bacteria to fight climate change, soil pollutants

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal,... Read more »

Every child’s future under threat from climate change

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food,... Read more »

SC: “Economists, environmentalists must conduct study on value of tree”

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would want to involve economists and environmentalists in conducting a scientific study to examine the value of a tree, taking... Read more »

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change

San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) The world’s richest man Jeff Bezos on Tuesday announced a donation of $10 billion to fund scientists, activists and NGOs to help preserve and protect the Earth... Read more »

Actor Randeep Hooda named ambassador for migratory species

Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Internationally-renowned conservationist Ian Redmond OBE, award-winning explorer and environmentalist Sacha Dench and Indian actor and equestrian and Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda on Monday were named CMS Ambassadors for... Read more »

See India as important player against climate change

Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Norway on Sunday said that it saw India as an important player against climate change and that both countries could play leading role in tackling the global issues... Read more »

Delhi’s air quality in poor category

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The pollution level in the national capital on Sunday stood in the “poor” category, and the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 208, said the Centre-run... Read more »

World Pangolin Day: Let them live, let them be

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As one of the most trafficked wild animals in the world, pangolin is now becoming the project for the conservationists. The UN observes the World Pangolin Day... Read more »

Building coalition to bridge gap between energy, climate goals

Feb 13 (IANS) Ministers and high-level representatives from COP host countries met at the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday to review ways the energy sector can meet climate and other sustainability goals.... Read more »

Who is to blame for growing man-animal conflict in Kashmir?

By Sheikh Qayoom  Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) As humankind continues to breach nature’s borders to encroach into the habitat of wildlife species, more and more incidents of man-animal conflict are occurring across... Read more »

Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2019: IEA

Feb 11 (IANS) Despite widespread expectations of another increase, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions stopped growing in 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. The US recorded the largest emissions decline... Read more »

NTCA tiger death probe: Goa may become death-trap for tigers

Panaji, Feb 11 (IANS) Recommending upgradation of Goa’s Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary to a Tiger Reserve, a National Tiger Conservation Authority report has said, that mismanagement of the protected area could make the... Read more »

Daily exposure to ozone pollution ups mortality risk

Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that daily exposure to ground level ozone in cities worldwide is associated with an increased risk of death. Ground level ozone is a highly reactive gas commonly... Read more »

Goa sorry about death of four tigers: CM

Feb 10 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the government was “sorry” about the death of four tigers in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary last month, but dodged questions about whether... Read more »

The majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans

Source: Countercurrents.org By Zeenat Khan In describing the Sundarbans (beautiful forests), Amitav Ghosh, an internationally acclaimed writer wrote in his novel, The Hungry Tide: “A mangrove forest is utterly unlike other woodlands... Read more »

Odisha govt issues advisory for rainfall, thunderstorm

Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday issued an advisory to all district collectors in view of the Met’s forecast of rainfall and thunderstorm with lightning in many districts. The... Read more »

Safeguard oceans for future generations: UNGA president

United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) UN General Assembly (UNGA) president Tijjani Muhammad-Bande urged the international community to avoid further destruction and safeguard oceans for future generations. In his remarks to 2020 UN... Read more »

Himachal sunny, but in many places mercury stays below zero

Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) It was a bright sunny day on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh but temperatures in the picturesque tourist resorts of Shimla, Dalhousie and Manali stayed below or close to... Read more »