India’s top cardiac surgeon Panda’s heart beats for wildlife photography

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Unknown to many, India’s renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Ramakanta Panda – who performed a heart bypass surgery on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 10 years ago... Read more »

Tortoise thought to be extinct rediscovered after 113 years

(IANS) A tortoise presumed to be extinct since 1906 has been rediscovered in Galápagos Islands, a remote volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, during an expedition. The “Fernandina tortoise” was found after 113... Read more »

Winter will stretch to the first week of March: Experts

(IANS) This is usually the time of year when people in north India begin packing away their woollens as the days and nights warm up but experts say the winter season is expected... Read more »

Fresh snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) Fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector and multiple landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, prompting halt of all traffic on Thursday on the strategic route. “Over... Read more »

SC seeks Centre’s response on using NCEEF Fund for providing seeder machines to farmers

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to the plea that a part of Rs 75,000 crore available with it under the National Clean Energy... Read more »

Climate change threatens 2 of Ecuador’s 7 glaciers

Quito, Feb 19 (IANS) Ecuador could lose two of its seven glaciers over the next few years thanks to global warming, a phenomenon that worries experts because it would alter the paramo ecosystem... Read more »

Will make Sikkim a carbon neutral state?

Gangtok, Feb 17 (IANS) Terming Sikkim as one of the “cleanest and greenest” states in the country, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Sunday said if he is returned to power, his government... Read more »

National Waterways is unfeasible, will not benefit economy, will lead to environmental damage

By Debadityo Sinha Feb 16, The Government of India has undertaken the ambitious project of plying cargo ships from Haldia to Prayagraj on the river Ganga, also known as National Waterways-1 (NW-1). The... Read more »

Goa port suspends coking coal handling due to air pollution

Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The state pollution authority has temporarily suspended all coking coal handling operations at Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust, due to “deteriorating air quality” at the port town of Vasco, located... Read more »

India, China contribute most to global greenery: NASA

(IANS) India and China are leading the way in greening lands, thanks to ambitious tree-planting programs and intensive agriculture in both countries, NASA satellite data has shown. The world is getting literally greener... Read more »

Illegal mining causing damage to fisheries, admits Himachal Minister

Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Illegal mining in Himachal Pradesh has been causing damage to fisheries and aquifer. The state has produced 563 tonnes of fish in this fiscal till January and its production... Read more »

TERI, Bloomberg join hands with Centre to reduce air pollution in India

(IANS) With an aim to address air quality issues at the national scale, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) joined hands on Tuesday to provide technical assistance to the Union... Read more »