Drought and flood prevention action at COP25

Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) The looming threat of drought and floods around the globe is an issue across both urban and rural areas. Proactive measures are being taken within parts of Africa... Read more »

Last remaining tropical glaciers will melt away in 10 years

New York, Dec 10 (IANS) The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade owing to climate change, a new study has found, stressing... Read more »

Remnants of plastic litter bottom of Mariana Trench

Tokyo, Dec 10 (IANS) Mariana Trench, the deepest point on planet Earth at 11 km below sea level, is an inhospitable place and almost inaccessible to humanity. But it’s not inaccessible to... Read more »

Climate crisis threatening child rights

Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) The climate crisis is threatening to roll back progress on child rights without sufficient urgent investment in solutions that benefit the most vulnerable children, the Unicef said on... Read more »

Four years of sluggish implementation of emission norms by power generators leading to air pollution health crisis in Delhi

Source: Countercurrents.org By Greenpeace India On November 2, due to unprecedented air quality, Health Emergency was declared in New Delhi. Much of the public narrative about pollution in Delhi and North India... Read more »

Delhi air ‘very poor’ for 3rd day, AQI crosses 350 mark

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital remains ‘very poor’ for the third consecutive day on Friday and was likely to further deteriorate to the ‘severe’ category... Read more »

Anti-depredation squads to tackle man-elephant conflict in Assam

Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) The Assam government is launching anti-depredation squads across 15 major man-elephant conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem and to ensure safety. The squads will be formally... Read more »

Delhi’s air ‘very poor’, AQI crosses 300 mark

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital remained ‘very poor’ for the second consecutive day on Thursday and is likely to further deteriorate to ‘severe’ category in... Read more »

Half of world joins coalition for climate action

Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) As parties from the globe are meeting in this Spanish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Co-Chairs of the NDC Partnership on Wednesday announced that... Read more »

346 wildlife crime cases, 21 tigers poached in 2018

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Indian authorities detected 346 cases of wildlife crime, including six elephants’ death due to poaching and 21 cases of tiger poaching during 2018, the government announced on... Read more »

COP25 climate summit to focus on fresh climate action

Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS) The COP25 climate summit, slated to begin here on Monday, was expected to lay the groundwork for a new phase of environmental action. The event was now taking... Read more »

Thunderstorm forecast for parts of Karnataka

Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) The Met Department on Monday issued a thunderstorm warning for coastal and south interior Karnataka. In addition to the thunderstorm, isolated heavy rain was also expected in the... Read more »

SC defers lifting construction ban in capital, except for Pragati Maidan

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court has slammed the authorities for failing to curb air pollution, especially in Delhi where the air quality index has been consistently poor or in... Read more »

Animals could help humans monitor oceans

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic tags, a new study suggests. A team led by... Read more »

Kalpa in Himachal wrapped in snow blanket

Shimla, Nov 27 (IANS) Picturesque tourist resort Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh was wrapped in a blanket of snow to the glee of tourists, the weather office said on Wednesday. There would be... Read more »

Cut global emissions by 7.6% every year: UN report

By Vishal GulatiĀ  Geneva, Nov 26 (IANS) On the eve of a year in which nations are due to strengthen their Paris climate pledges, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on... Read more »

On pollution, SC asks states, UTs: Why not pay relief?

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) In an unprecedented step to check air pollution in the country, the Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to all states and Union Territories seeking their response... Read more »

With AQI at 811, Varanasi finds it difficult to breathe

Varanasi, Nov 25 (IANS) Dablu Rai, 36, was hospitalized on Saturday after he complained of breathlessness and then fell unconscious in his shop. His family presumed that he had suffered a heart... Read more »

5,000 evacuated in Philippines ahead of typhoon Kalmaegi

Manila, Nov 19 (IANS) Some 5,000 people have been evacuated in northern Philippines ahead of the arrival of typhoon Kalmaegi, which is expected to make landfall in Cagayan province on Tuesday. “We... Read more »

Massive wildfire doubled Scotland’s emissions

Edinburgh, Nov 18 (IANS) A massive wildfire in May doubled Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions for the six days it burnt, a study has estimated. About 5,700 hectares of blanket bog in the... Read more »