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According to a statement by the CPCB on Friday, directions have been issued at the national, state and local levels to ensure there is a complete phase-out of the listed single-use items by June 30.
Developing countries expressed their displeasure at the closing plenary and it is likely that there will be a fight to include the agenda on loss and damage finance at the start of COP 27 climate conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to establish the facility.
Water deficient Delhi receives 617-670mm of average annual rainfall which can be used to recharge the depleting ground water resources, experts have said. However, most of it goes waste every monsoon.
Officials say it is desperately needed on an island at the forefront of Europe's migrant crisis, where hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers have arrived from countries such as Syria and Afghanistan since 2015.
Amid all the crises around the world, one of the biggest and often the most overlooked is that of climate change.
According to the United Nations, more than a third of 50 Nobel laureates surveyed cited that population rise and environmental degradation are the biggest threats to humankind
Global warming caused by humans – through the production of electricity using fossil fuels, transport, the production of cement, or even deforestation – is believed to be responsible for the new high, the report stated.
India will uphold the demands and needs of developing countries both at the upcoming Bonn Climate Change Conference in June and COP 27 at Sharm El Sheikh, the minister said in an interview to HT
The report also highlighted declines in other environmental parameters. For instance, it said that at least 74% of river monitoring stations in India have high levels of heavy toxic metals.
The problem, scientists pointed out, was that humans were feeding coyotes so they could draw them out for photographs. Consequently, the animals lost their fear of humans over time and chased, bit and scratched them.
A decade of policy failings left the UK with little choice but to subsidize energy consumption.
Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK examined the 2020 Super Cyclone Amphan - the most costly cyclone to make landfall in South Asia -- and predicted its implications under several scenarios of sea-level rise caused by global warming.
A tsunami advisory group said the earthquake "may be capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region".
Increasingly, we read about city slickers beating a leopard to death. It’s a crime? That it was seen. We dump endless plastics in our rivers, regardless of how this impacts riverine life. We watch passively as trees are lopped.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year to raise awareness about pertinent issues, like pollution, deforestation and global warming. The theme for this year's event is ‘Invest in Our Planet’.
India is also expected to miss its goal of having 100 GW of installed solar capacity by about 27% this year
According to the National Statistical Office ‘s 2021 report on the elderly, India can expect a 41% increase in the population of those above 60 in a decade, by 2031. How can we increase their resilience to climate change?
According to the continuum concept, there should be a smooth gradient of change from high to low elevations. The team surveyed for stream biodiversity along a gradient, to test concepts like this one.
The analysis by RMSI, a global risk management firm has found that Haji Ali dargah, Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust, Western Express Highway, Bandra-Worli Sea-link,and Queen’s Necklace on Marine drive, all in Mumbai , are at risk of submergence.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel said violation of environmental norms in the handling of plastics is resulting in serious adverse health effects on human beings.
The report shows how climate change was devastating global ecology and impacting the lives of people
The IPCC report underlined that the average annual GHG (green house gas) emissions in the past decade were higher than any previous decade and limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach without immediate deep emissions reduction across all sectors
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN-backed science body, is meant to show the paths by which the world can stay within the temperature limits agreed in the 2015 Paris accord.
While the northwest region recorded its highest average maximum, central recorded its second warmest March in terms of day temperatures for the month since 1901.
Hundreds of scientists will have endorsed the findings on climate change as fact.
Being forced by climate change to move, within borders or beyond, is a growing reality expected to accelerate in the decades ahead.
The apex court stressed upon the need to preserve forests and said it is because of the strict interpretation and exposition by the top court that the forest cover is increasing.
The Geneva meeting of around 1,000 negotiators from 164 countries was meant to be the last before the postponed UN Conference on Biodiversity in the Chinese city of Kunming where countries are due to ratify a deal to protect some 1 million plant and animal species threatened with extinction.
An avid birder in the Ottawa region mentioned to me how rare ravens were in the area till a decade ago. Now, they are plentiful.
The two-week meeting of 195 nations and climate scientists, which began on March 21, will finalize the summary for policymakers that will cover various aspects of mitigation, including technology development and transfer.
The permissible noise level limits are 55 dB (decibels) as per WHO. Moradabad recorded 114 dB noise level. In Delhi, the noise levels have been found to be at 83 dB, and for Kolkata - 89 dB.
Ex post facto green clearances can be granted in exceptional circumstances even after taking into account all environmental impacts, the Supreme Court has observed.
Earth Hour: The theme for this year's Earth Hour is ‘Shape Our Future’, which emphasises on the need to conserve energy and save the environment for the future generations.
It is believed to have been about 1,200 square kilometers (496 square miles), around the size of Los Angeles, and hit a tipping point during a midmonth heatwave and atmospheric river, NASA scientist Catherine Colello Walker tweeted.
The sweet smell of pine and deodar trees remain fresh in the mind of singer Mohit Chauhan, who grew up amid these bounties of Nature
In the higher reaches of the Himalayas, warming of glaciers was recorded at the rate of 0.5 degree Celsius, much higher than the average warming experienced over the entire country
Green hydrogen is produced by breaking down water using electrolysis powered by renewable energy sources.
According to the report, Delhi's air pollution, ranked at number 4 globally, increased almost 15 per cent over the previous year.
IQAir study found that air quality in China continued to improve last year as more than half of its cities saw lower levels of air pollution when compared to the previous year.
While the fire threat remains high in the state’s western plains, tornado warnings blared across the state’s central corridor.
India's overall pollution levels worsened in 2021 and New Delhi remained the world's most polluted capital, the data showed.
Weather stations in Antarctica shattered records Friday as the region neared autumn. The two-mile high (3,234 meters) Concordia station was at 10 degrees, which is about 70 degrees warmer than average, while the even higher Vostok station hit a shade above 0 degrees.
Most of the earthquakes were reported along the island's volcanic fissure of Manadas, which last erupted in 1808.
The planet-saving goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius is already "on life support," he told a sustainability conference in London.
Nagaland becomes India's 1st Legislative Assembly to successfully implement National e-Vidhan project.
Octopus are notoriously difficult to raise in captivity, but rising ocean temperatures due to climate change and overfishing is some parts of the world are reducing the population in the wild.
India's Arctic policy aims to enhance the country's cooperation with the Arctic and seeks to combat climate change.
As per the report, total claims for natural disasters during the period were worth ₹2,559.10 crore, of which only 29.72% claims worth ₹760.68 crore have been settled.
The ‘sponge cities’ have been successful in mitigating urban flooding problems. But they also have an unintended benefit of reducing urban heat deaths. This is important because extreme heat kills.
The Kuno Palpur sanctuary in Sheopur will be home to the batch of 12-15 cheetahs who will be brought here soon