5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Tokyo

 June 24 (IANS) Japan’s capital Tokyo and its surrounding regions were hit by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake on Monday, although no tsunami alert was issued and no significant damage has been reported so far.... Read more »

Greenland could lose 4.5% of its ice by century end

June 23 (IANS) Greenland could lose 4.5 per cent of its ice, contributing up to 13 inches of sea level rise, by the end of this century if worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain... Read more »

Mild tremors in parts of Telangana

 June 22 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in Adilabad and Nirmal districts of Telangana and parts of neighbouring Maharashtra late Friday night. The earth shook for couple of seconds, sending panic among people... Read more »

‘Make me Minister for Garbage’, desperate BJP MLA tells Goa CM (15:38)

June 21 (IANS) Desperately angling for a ministerial berth, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo on Friday urged Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to appoint him as “Minister for Garbage” in order... Read more »

Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study

June 20 (IANS) Himalayan glaciers across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000, a new comprehensive... Read more »

UP highways to have herbal plantations for clean air

June 19 (IANS) The national and state highways in Uttar Pradesh will soon have clean and bacteria-free air as the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to plant herbal Ayurvedic plants along the highways... Read more »

29K Maha villages drought-hit: Water misuse on sportsfields must end, says activist

June 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of a severe drought across large parts of Maharashtra with a delayed monsoon this year, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist on Tuesday raised concerns on the alleged... Read more »

NZ unveils plan to protect endangered dolphin

June 17 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Monday unveiled a plan to expand and strengthen the protection for the endangered Maui and Hector’s dolphins. Proposals for consultation for a revised Threat Management... Read more »

Amitav Ghosh’s passion for climate change continues with ‘Gun Island’

June 16 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which... Read more »

Close to $1bn approved for environment, climate action

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Countries have approved programmes and projects worth almost $1 billion to tackle growing threats to the environment and to help some of the earth’s most vulnerable people adapt... Read more »

The Perilous Migration of Birds through Cities

Source: Countercurrents.org By Meena Miriam Yust How many birds flying into buildings die, Thinking the glass reflection is the sky. —   with a nod to Kansas poet Madeleine Aaron Bird migration is a... Read more »

World’s highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) The National Geographic Society has announced the successful installation of the worlds highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time... Read more »

17 persons have died in dust storms,lightning and rain in UP

Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Seventeen persons have died in separate incidents of dust storms, lightning and rain in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours. According to reports, four persons... Read more »

Nearly 3 lakh shifted as Cyclone Vayu to be more intense

 June 13 (IANS) As a more intense Cyclone Vayu is racing towards Gujarat, triggered by a warmer Arabian Sea and acquiring moisture from the southwest monsoon, nearly 3 lakh people have been evacuated... Read more »

Hunter becomes the hunted: Tigers’ battle for survival

June 12 (IANS) The death of a tiger in Sariska forest bespeaks a sad story of the royal animal being left on its own to survive amid many threats and challenges in its... Read more »

Home Minister Amit Shah reviews preparedness for cyclone Vayu

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of state and Central ministries and agencies to deal with the situation arising out of cyclone ‘Vayu’ which... Read more »

Sluggish monsoon may spell trouble for farm sector

BY SAURABH KATKURWAR  New Delhi, June (IANS) Southwest monsoon this year has become a thing of concern for policymakers as it has not just been delayed by a week, but it is also... Read more »

Bullet train: Release Japanese report on social, environmental impact, Govt of India told

Source: Counterview.org Top environmentalist Rohit Prajapati in a letter to managing director, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC), the Government of India agency responsible for the bullet train project between Ahmedabad... Read more »

Taj city’s green push: Over 1 cr saplings to be planted this monsoon

June 9 (IANS) Come July-August the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department has announced planting of a record 1.02 crore saplings here to tackle a spike in the air pollution figures in the eco-sensitive Taj... Read more »

8 June: International Day of the Oceans

Source: Countercurrents.org By Rene Wadlow 8 June has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of the Oceans to highlight the important role that the United Nations has... Read more »