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Monday, March 08, 2021

environment

Storms, drought overshadow new UN climate talks

World climate change negotiators faced warnings on Thursday that a string of extreme weather events around the globe show urgent action on emission c...

Environment ministry writes to plan panel

The environment ministry has asked the Planning Commission to revise the 12th five-year plan climate change chapter and realign it with government...

Arctic ice melting to a record low, scientists warn

The area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating sea ice is likely to hit a record low next week, with the melting due to continue well into Septembe...

US firm plans Rs 580 crore solar power project in Bihar

A US-based agency, Schanti Partners, New York, has expressed its keen interest in investing Rs 580 crore for a solar energy project in Kaimur distric...

Western Ghats expert panel report under review

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has set up a committee under the chairmanship of Planning Commission member K Kasturirangan to r...

NASA’s Scientists warned Earth might face More Heat Waves

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) warned that most of Earth’s land areas might face an extreme summer heat ...

Protected areas established to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

Government has taken several steps, including establishment of protected areas, to conserve the rich bio-diversity of Western Ghats, environment mini...

Data mixed on radiation from Japan nuke leaks

Researchers say radiation from the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant following last year’s tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies and damag...

Urbanization can increase summer time warming

Rapidly expanding megapolitan areas can lead to greater global warming than climate change, say researchers. According to the United Nations’ 2011 Re...

Mass of volcanic rocks floating in Pacific off New Zealand

A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand. The stretch of golf-ball-size pu...

300 emus die of starvation in Tamil Nadu

Over 300 exotic emu birds died for want of feed and water at the main supply centre of Perundurai-based Susi Emu Farms at Kaniyoor near Sathyamangala...

Two-day workshop on plant diversity, conservation from tomorrow

A two-days workshop on plant diversity and conservation has been arranged at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama from August 10 with financial assistance of Union...

Deficient monsoon: Govt declares 14 districts in Gujarat 'scarcity hit'

As the monsoon situation shows little signs of improvement, the Gujarat government, on Tuesday, declared 14 districts and 152 talukas of the state ...

Massive sanitation drive launched post Amarnath yatra

A massive sanitation drive has been launched en route to the 3,880-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas to safeguard environmen...

Call for levy on single-use plastic bags in England

A levy on single-use plastic bags should be introduced in England, environmental groups urged on Wednesday. The call comes after the latest figures s...

Environment ministry to revamp clearances

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has put in place a plan to mitigate potential corruption in awarding forest and environmental li...

Grand Canyon-sized rift discovered under Antarctic ice

Scientists have discovered a rift the size of the Grand Canyon hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet, which they say is contributing to ice melt and ...

The big thaw: Greenland ice cover is melting away

For the first time since satellites began recording changes to Greenland from space more than 30 years ago, scientists observed surface melting acros...

Eco-sensitive zones to be identified soon

In order to finish the longpending issue of declaring eco-sensitive zones around various protected forest areas in the state, the department of fores...

Strange and sudden massive ice sheet melt in Greenland: Nasa

Scientists say there has been a freak event in Greenland this month: Nearly every part of the massive ice sheet that blankets the island suddenly sta...