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...

‘Bombogenesis’ Hits California

One of California's strongest storms in years - dubbed as "bombogenesis" or "weather bomb" - has hit the state, killing at least four people...

Volcano in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Got Active

Volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has beome active and started spewing ash. The only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands...

New Species of Songbird Found

Researchers have found two new endemic genera and a new species of songbird in Western Ghats of India. Researchers has designated two new genera, the...

Science Express Climate Action Special

Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS II) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway station in Delhi. The SECAS II will run from February 17 to...

‘Great Oxidation Event’ in News

Researchers provided a fresh insights into the "Great Oxidation Event" (GOE), in which oxygen first appeared in the Earth's atmosphere more than 2.3 billion...

World’s African Penguins are in Trouble

According to researchers, as the climate changes and fisheries transform the oceans, the world's African penguins are in trouble. According to them, young penguins aren't...

Deep-Earth Area of Melting Carbon Discovered

Scientists have used the world's largest array of seismic sensors to map a deep-Earth area of melting carbon covering 1.8 million square kilometres. Situated under...

New Species of Bird Discovered in Nepal

A new species of birds has been discovered in the high mountainous region of Nepal. Researchers from an NGO Friends of Nature (FoN) Nepal spotted...

Landslide Discovered at Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have discovered undersea landslide in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The remains of the slip, known as the Gloria Knolls Slide, were discovered 75 kilometres...

Closure of Badarpur Thermal Plant

The Delhi government extended the closure of Badarpur Thermal Power Plant. The Graded Response Action Plan for tackling air pollution, prepared by the Central Pollution...

Second Commitment to Reduce GHG Emissions Approved

The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol...

New Species Named in Honor of Trump

Biologist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new species of moth in the honour of new US President Donald Trump. The new moth, officially described as...

World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by the International...

‘Green Digital Finance Alliance’ Formed

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial) rolled out an innovative...

Delhi Launches Air Pollution Action Plan

The Supreme Court approved the Centre’s graded response action plan to tackle different levels of pollution. “Enforcement of the plan shall be under the orders...

New Initiative To Protect Ocean Resources

The World Economic Forum and the the Marine Science Institute of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have announced a partnership to improve the...

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...

112 Sqkm Increase of Mangroves Reported

The latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015 released in December has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of...

Cyclonic Storm VARDAH in News

Four people were killed in Tamil Nadu as a tropical storm VARDAH slammed into India’s southeastern coast with monstrous ferocity, uprooting trees and power...

Disposable Plastic Banned in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi and NCR with effect from January 1, 2017. A bench headed by NGT...

India’ Stand at Montreal Protocol Meet

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the negotiating position adopted by the Government of India at the recent Meeting of...

Cyclone ‘Nada’ in Bay of Bengal

India Met Department (IMD) has declared the formation of cyclone ‘Nada’ over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal. The cyclone will continue to move...

Mass Coral Bleaching at Great Barrier Reef

According to latest reports, mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before. The 2,300-kilometre long reef —...

Steps Taken to Protect Tigers in India

The Government of India through the National Tiger Conservation Authority has taken a number of milestone initiatives to protect and conserve tiger and other...

Geologists Discovered Biggest Fault

Geologists have discovered the biggest exposed fault on the earth at the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed. The...

H5N8 Virus Confirmed in Karnataka

India has reported an H5N8 virus in Karnataka. It was confirmed among birds in the village of Itagi, in Hosapete taluk; all 1,593 of...

Earthquake Hits Japan Tsunami Warning

A strong magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan. Soon the country’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the region’s coast including Fukushima prefecture. The earthquake...

UN Climate Conference Adopts Action Plan

The United Nations Marrakech climate conference adopted a proclamation calling for the highest political commitment and solidarity in the fight against climate change. The Marrakech...

Issue of Bio Medical Waste Disposal

Bio Medical Waste Problem Government of India (GoI) has notified the Bio medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986...

Beijing Issues Orange Alert for Air Pollution

In China, Beijing and its adjacent area have issued an orange alert for heavy air pollution. The orange alert, the second highest in the four-tier...

Agreement on International Solar Alliance Signed

Over 20 countries have become signatories to the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance. The Framework Agreement of ISA was opened for signature in...

India’s Carbon Emission Increased By 5%

According to new study, India’s carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels increased by 5.2 per cent while China’s decreased by 0.7 per cent in...

2011-2015 is the Hottest 5-Year Period

In a new detailed analysis of the global climate between 2011 and 2015 – the hottest 5-year period on record – the UN World...

Japan Signs Paris Agreement

Japan ratified the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to decrease emissions and prevent climate change, four days after the global pact officially entered into...

Paris Climate Agreement Comes Into Force

The Paris Agreement to combat climate change agreed in 2015 officially entered into force, putting pressure on nearly 200 countries to start executing plans...

Nepal Drains Imja Glacial Lake

In Nepal, army has finished draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest to a safe level. The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000 meter...

World’s Largest Marine Park Created

24 countries and the European Union agreed to create the world's largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic...

Cyclone ‘Kyant’ in Bay of Bengal

India Met Department has proclaimed that the deep depression over East-central Bay of Bengal has strengthened into typhoon "Kyant." 'Kyant' lay focused around 620 km...

UN Report: El Nino Drives Concentration of CO2

Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged again to new records in 2016, and, based on readings of the longest-established greenhouse...

Mobile App To Control Air Pollution Launched

Supreme Court-appointed pollution watchdog, the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), launched a mobile app "Hawa Badlo", aiming to improve air quality with public participation. Jointly...

Typhoon Haima Hits Philippines

Super Typhoon Haima has hit the Philippines, damaging crops and houses, and forced more than 90,000 people to flee to safer ground. Haima hit the...

Hurricane Nicole Thrashes Bermuda

Hurricane Nicole wrecks Bermuda, tiny Atlantic island by causing widespread damage. Nicole, the strongest hurricane to sweep the Bermuda in more than a decade, made...

Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol

India joins the nations of the world in lauding the Hydroflurocarbon (HFC) Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, agreed to at the 28th Meeting of...

Volcano Mount Aso Erupts

Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted spewing volcanic ash 11,000 meters (7 miles) into the sky. It was the...

Agreement to Mitigate Aviation Emissions

Government, industry and civil society representatives have agreed  on a new global market-based measure (GMBM) to control CO2 emissions from international aviation. The historic move...

Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida

Hurricane Matthew battered the Florida coast of USA with powerful winds and torrential rain. More than 300,000 people were already without power across the...

Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have evacuated some 1,100 people after a volcano erupted. Mount Barujari on Lombok island erupted shooting ash 2,000m (6,500 ft) into the air. The...

Beijing Issues Yellow Air Pollution Alert

Chinese capital Beijing city issued its first yellow alert for air pollution in the second half of this year. The alert puts restrictions on work...

New Species of Pika Mammal Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of Pika, a mammal belonging to the rabbit and hare family ( Lagomorpha ), in the Himalayas in...

Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit 15 Million Year High

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) urged world leaders to take note of the profound implications of record-high carbon dioxide readings...

Typhoon Megi Reaches China

Typhoon Megi has reached China's Quanzhou City with winds packing over 118 km per hour speed after causing havoc in Taiwan. Megi, the 17th typhoon...

IGI Airport Gets Carbon Neutral Status

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status. DIAL is a GMR Group-led...

New Species of Pika Found

A new species of a small mammal in the rabbit family has been discovered in the higher altitudes of the Himalayas in Sikkim. Identified as...

India to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed that India will ratify the Paris pact on Climate Change on October 2. The decision is expected to give momentum...

$80 Million Fund for Energy Efficiency

$80 million fund has been launched to expand energy efficiency in developing countries. According to India Lead- Global Strategic Communications Council the new fund is...

Apple Joins Renewable Energy Initiative RE100

Apple Inc. has joined a global renewable energy initiative RE100, a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity. Launched...

Aravalis Region Expanded to Entire NCR

A government panel has approved that all non-cultivable hill land, rocky and sandy areas in the ecologically sensitive Aravalis in the entire National Capital...

Typhoon Malakas and Meranti in China

China's meteorological authority issued a yellow alert for typhoon Malakas, forecasting strong winds and heavy rain. Malakas, the 16th typhoon in 2016, was observed 135...

Obama Launches First Marine Monument

US President Barack Obama designated the country's first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean that aims to protect fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the...

Typhoon Meranti Hits Taiwan China

Taiwan and mainland China were hit by massive Super Typhoon Meranti. Meranti grow from a Category 1 equivalent storm to that of a top-scale Category...

Brazil Ratifies Paris Agreement

Brazil, one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases ratified the Paris agreement to fight global warming. Brazil's President Michel Temer signed the ratification...

August 2016 Hottest Month Ever Recorded

According to NASA, August 2016 is the warmest month in 136 years. According to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard...

Climate Phenomena ‘La Nina’ Starts

According to Japan's Weather Agency, La Nina has set in and may continue through the winter. There is a chance that La Nina may...

Tsunami Mockdrill ‘IOWave16’ Conducted

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS) conducted a mock drill on tsunami warnings named as ‘IOWave16'. INCOIS organised the exercise along with the...

Hurricane Newton Hits Mexico

Hurricane Newton thrashed Mexico's northwestern resort of Los Cabos. It uprooted trees and blow away tin roofs as thousands of tourists and locals hunkered down. The...

World’s Largest Gorillas Near Extinction

The world’s largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

Tropical Storm Hermine Hit US Coast

Tropical Storm Hermine moved towards US mid-Atlantic and northeastern states after slamming US state of Florida. It caused two deaths, severe property damages from Florida...

USA China Ratify Paris Climate Agreement

The United States has joined China to formally ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions. In Paris 2015, nearly 200 countries agreed on a...

Hurricane Hermine Strucks Florida

Hurricane Hermine struck Florida and brought threats of floods, landslides, surges and even tornadoes. Hermine, which has been marked Category 1 made landfall in Florida's...

Status of Major Reservoirs in India

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country as on August 24, 2016 was 102.147 BCM, which is 65% of total...

Typhoon Mindulle Hits Japan

Heavy rain drenched the Japanese capital Tokyo as Typhoon Mindulle swept in, bringing floods that suspended train services and high winds that forced airlines...

Severe Flooding on Yangtze River

Severe floods are expected on China's Yangtze River this year due to a strong El Nino weather pattern. The El Nino conditions are the strongest...

Threat of Wildfires Expected to Increase: UN

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise...

Plantation Drive Under Green Highways Started

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari launched the initial plantation drive on 1,500 km of National Highways at a...

Healing of Antarctic Ozone Layer

Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have identified the "first fingerprints of healing" of the Antarctic ozone layer. The team found that the September ozone hole...

India UK Project to Study Monsoon Starts

India and the UK have joined hands to start an observational campaign from June 8 till end-July to better understand small-scale processes that drive...