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2016 The Hottest Year Ever Recorded: WMO Report

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency World Meteorological...

China Hydropower Projects Impacts Mekong Flow

A study led by researchers from Aalto University in Finland reveals that the hydropower projects in China have caused major river flow changes to...

Beijing Creates New Environmental Police

Chinese capital city Beijing have created a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning in the city. The force would target open-air barbecues, garbage...

Ken Betwa River Linking Project in News

The Indian Rivers Inter-link is a proposed large-scale civil engineering project that aims to link Indian rivers by a network of reservoirs and canals...

Trash Skimmers for Surface Cleaning Of Ganga River

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)  introduced trash skimmers for surface cleaning of Ganga in six more cities in January. The cities are Rishikesh,...

China Ban all Ivory Trade Soon

China announced that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017. In the first step, a designated group of legal ivory...

Death Toll of Wild Tigers Touched 97 in India

According to the official database of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the death toll of wild tigers in the country touched 97 in...

China Introduces Environmental Tax

Chinese lawmakers  adopted a new law to tax polluters, particularly heavy industry. The Environment Tax Law was approved at the end of the National...

Typhoon Nock Ten Hits Philippines

A typhoon Nock Ten hit the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Typhoon Nock-ten was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph (115...

New Bird Species Discovered at Canadian Arctic

Scientists have discovered a new bird species in the Canadian Arctic from fossils dating back to about 90 million years. Researchers from the University of...

Dead Zone Discovered in Bay of Bengal

Huge 'Dead Zone' has been discovered in the Bay of Bengal. This area measuring 60,000 square kilometres — contains little or no oxygen and...

New Climate Refugees: Polar Bears

Polar Bears are new Climate Refugees. Climate Refugees or Environmental Migrants are people who are forced to leave their home region due to sudden...

‘Super Sponge’ Created to Clean Oil Spill

Scientists have created the non-toxic ‘super-sponge’ to clean oil spill in the turbulent waters of the Arctic Ocean. An oil spill is the release of...

Antarctic Ice Sheet is Affecting Climate Change

An international team of researchers has concluded that the Antarctic Ice Sheet actually plays a major role in regional and global climate change -- a...