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Tenth Annual ‘Earth Hour’ Observed

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour – the world’s biggest environment event. Millions of people across the world showed their love and...

Larvae Species Emit Green House Gases

New research demonstrates that the larvae not just contribute in global warming but also in disturbing the sedimentary layers at the bottom of lakes. Chaoborus...

Most Exceptionally Preserved Fossil Bird Discovered

The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota (approximately 131 to 120 million years old) is referred to as Eoconfuciusornis, the oldest...

River Ganga is Recognised as Living Entity by Court

The Uttarakhand High Court has recognised river Ganga as the first living entity of India. Recognising a river as a living entity means granting...

Bharat Stage-VI Norms: Official Information

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, vide their notification GSR 889E dated 16.09.2016, has mandated mass emission standard for BS-VI throughout  the  country with...

International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests is celebrated on March 21 every year, the world over. This celebration brings into focus the role of forests in...

Americas Adopts Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

Around 50 countries and territories of the Americas at a United Nations-supported conference in Montreal, Canada, agreed a Regional Action Plan to better protect their...

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase Out Plan Launched

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave has launched the Stage-II of Phase Out Management Plan of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HPMP). Minister also discussed the implementation of HPMP Stage II,...

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Grows 750 Million Trees

In a massive government-run reforestation campaign, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has grown 750 million trees. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, or KP, launched the four-year...

IUCN Reports on Plastics Polluting Oceans

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in latest report warns that the tiny plastic particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car...

Endangered Plant Species Found in India

Two new species of balsams (impatiens) have been discovered by the officials from the shola forests on the periphery of the Eravikulam National Park...

Small Ponds Contribute Towards Global Warming

According to a study published journal Nature Climate Change, small natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming. Scientists in Britain found that...

‘Great Blue Hole’ in News

The Great Blue Hole lies 100 km off the coast of Belize in Central America. A world heritage site of the UNESCO, the Great Blue...

Third Warmest Month in 137 Years

According to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by NASA scientists, January 2017 was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping. January...