Nepal bans single-use plastics on Everest region

Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics, a move that will curb excessive pollution on the highest point of the Earths surface.... Read more »

Delhi govt rapped for opposing technology to combat pollution

Aug 19 (IANS) “Don’t you want our children to live in good quality air?” the Supreme Court asked on Monday, pulling up the Delhi government for its opposition to the use of remote... Read more »

Plantation drive along river banks in UP

Aug 19 (IANS) Ten days after Uttar Pradesh (UP) created a world record by planting 22 crore saplings in a single day, ten districts of the state have mooted a similar initiative along... Read more »

Delhi-NCR to get 300 more EV charging stations in 6 months

Aug 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding urban centres will soon get 300 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the next five to six months. The project to install charging... Read more »

Efforts on to restore Kerala’s 2nd largest freshwater lake

Aug 10 (IANS) Work is in progress to restore Vellayani lake, the second largest freshwater lake in Kerala that supplies 20 million litres of water everyday to the public water supply system, to... Read more »

Two wildlife reserves declared ‘eco-sensitive zone’

Aug 10 (IANS) The Centre has declared two wildlife sanctuaries near Mumbai as ‘Eco-Sensitive Zone'(ESZ), according to Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar. There are 11 more such ESZs in Tamil Nadu and... Read more »

Plant-based diet can fight climate change, says UN

Aug 8 (IANS) The target of keeping global warming below 2 degrees will not be possible without changes in land use, paired with new food consumption habits such as switching to a plant-based... Read more »

Google to neutralise carbon emission for device shipments by 2020

Aug 6 (IANS) Tech giant Google has announced a string of sustainability pledges for its hardware and has said that it aims to neutralise carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware like Pixel phones... Read more »

Jharkhand stares at drought with 40% rainfall deficit

Aug 5 (IANS) Heavy showers, which had lashed some areas of Jharkhand a few days ago, had given local farmers hopes of more rains. But the rain clouds seem to have given a... Read more »

World in race to avoid climate catastrophe, says Guterres

Aug 2 (IANS) Citing the shattering of temperature records in New Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world is in “the race of our lives and for our lives” to avoid... Read more »

PMs from Indira to Modi ensured tiger numbers rise: Karan Singh

July 30 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Dr Karan Singh, who started the Project Tiger in 1973, expressed delight on Tuesday at the tiger numbers reaching 3,000 in the country, and said that all... Read more »

Freed of illegal miners, Asola Bhati Sanctuary is green again

 July 29 (IANS) Freed from the clutches of illegal sand miners, the Asola Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary on the southern ridge in the National Capital Region is returning to its pristine glory, providing an... Read more »

IIT Kanpur inks pact with Ericsson to tackle Delhi pollution

July 25 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) on Thursday entered into a partnership with Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson to deploy Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) to monitor air pollution... Read more »

Assam relaxes curbs on Agar tree cultivation, felling

July 23 (IANS) In a welcome move, the Assam government has relaxed the restrictions on cultivation of the scented Agar tree. “In a landmark decision, the Cabinet approved growing and cutting of Agar... Read more »

Elephant Whisperer: UP forest officials have never heard of it

July 23 (IANS) Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh who have been grappling with the problem of two wild tuskers wandering in western part of the state, have not even heard of the technique... Read more »

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupts, closes 2 airports

July 20 (IANS) Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, erupted overnight, spewing ash high into the air and closing two nearby airports. The mighty eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna that began late... Read more »

Hangul numbers ‘alarming’, but not beyond redemption: Official

July 19 (IANS) Hangul or the Indian elk found exclusively in the higher rises of the Kashmir Valley is said to be in the red zone. A senior wildlife warden who has spent... Read more »

UP government to plant 22 cr saplings this season

July 18 (IANS) Concerned over depleting forest cover and scanty rains, the Uttar Pradesh government has set an ambitious target of planting 22 crore saplings this rainy season. Work on identifying sites, arranging... Read more »

Anand Mahindra to ban plastic bottles from corporate boardrooms

July 16 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Tuesday said he would ban plastic bottles from corporate boardrooms, after a Twitter user pointed them out in a photo of a meeting shared... Read more »

Researchers develop statistical model to predict floods

July 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel statistical model for prediction of floods and its duration. It also accurately determines the timescale of flooding. “It is possible to predict the duration of... Read more »