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Tropical Storm ‘Noru’ in News

Typhoon Noru raked Japan's main island of Honshu with heavy rains and strong winds. An unusually long-lived storm that was briefly a Category 5 typhoon,...

Pollution Certificate Mandatory for Insurance Renewal

The Supreme Court has came out with a direction to insurance companies that they should not renew the insurance of a vehicle unless the...

Climate Change Means More Nitrogen Runoff

According to a new study, an intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases -- nearing 20% by 2100 -- in the amount of...

New Continent ‘Zealandia’ Discovered

Earth’s surface is divided into two types of crust, continental and oceanic, and into 14 major tectonic plates. A new continent was discovered under...

Green Climate Fund and India: Latest Developments

Recently, Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) has been signed between Green Climate Fund (GCF) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Several of the...

National Highways Under Green Highways Scheme

The National Highways Authority of India has initiated tree plantations along 1,513 km length of National Highways in ten states in 2016. This includes 390...

Global Sea Level Rise and Steps Taken by India

According to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that global mean sea level had risen by 0.19m over...

Steps Taken by India in Area of Climate Change

Average Temperature during last ten years (2007 to 2016) was 26.10 0C. Rise in the average temperature was 0.510C during this period. Spatial pattern of...

Area Near Ganga Declared “No-Development Zone”

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed Rs 50,000 fine on anyone found dumping the waste within 500 meters from the edge of River...

France Launches Its Climate Change Plan

France’s minister of the environment Nicolas Hulot has unveiled a detailed a plan that includes ending the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040. The...

Climate Change Adaptation Projects Launched

The Environment Ministry today approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states. The National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC), under the Chairmanship...

Seismic Zones in India

Earthquake - prone areas of the country have been identified on the basis of scientific inputs relating to seismicity, earthquakes occurred in the past...