Cyclone Roanu in Andhra Coast

Cyclonic Storm Roanu is an active tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal currently affecting the eastern coast of India. It is the first...

NGT Bans Tourists Activities at Rohtang Pass

The National Green Tribunal ordered that no activities like paragliding and snow scooters would be permitted at Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh as the...

IMD Issues First Ever Summer Forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued its first ever summer forecast which predicts a slightly higher temperature during April-June across the country in...

Steps Taken to Reduce Water Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees(PPCs) is monitoring the quality of water...

Measures Taken to Mitigate Air Pollution

The steps taken by the Union Government to mitigate air pollution in cities in the country include the following:- (i) Notification of National Ambient Air...

International Solar Alliance Established

India launched an International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the CoP21 Climate Conference at Paris, with an announcement by Prime Minister Modi that the revolution...

El Nino, La Nina and Indian Agriculture

From time to time, agricultural production is affected by El Nino, an abnormal warming of the Pacific waters near Ecuador and Peru, which disturbs...

Proposal to Limit Airlines Carbon Emissions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a proposal by the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the binding limits on carbon dioxide...

Ponds Emit Greenhouse Gases

According to latest study small ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters. Although ponds less than a quarter...

Project Green Port Started

The Ministry of Shipping has started ‘Project Green Ports’ which will help in making the Major Ports across India cleaner and greener. ‘Project Green Ports’...

Increased CO2 Enhances Plankton Growth

Coccolithophores (tiny calcifying plants) have been increasing in relative abundance in the North Atlantic over the last 45 years, as carbon input into ocean...

Global Mercury Emissions Drop

Accroding to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), global emissions of mercury from man-made sources fell 30 percent from 1990 to 2010, in part from decreasing...

Effluent Treatment Norms Notified

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) operating at various industrial clusters...

Achievements of IMD in 2015

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), also referred to as the Met Department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government...

Biodiversity Finance Initiative Held

The Environment Ministry started a two-day National Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Biodiversity Finance Initiative to conserve India’s biodiversity in New Delhi. This National Stakeholder meeting...

Cleaning of Mula-Mutha River in Pune

The Government signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for pollution abatement of River Mula-Mutha in Pune under National River Conservation...

Beijing Decides to End Coal Consumption

China’s capital Beijing and its adjoining areas will end coal usage by 2020 to reduce the recurring smog in Beijing and improve air quality...

NGT Order on Funds for Cleaning Ganga

The National Green Tribunal directed Centre not to release funds for cleaning the river from Gomukh to Kanpur without its permission. A Bench headed by...

Whales Reached Tamilnadu Coast

In an unusual phenomenon, 45 dead, short-finned pilot whales were washed ashore between Kallamozhi and Manapad in Thoothukudi district. Of these, 37 were adults...

China Imposed $28 Million Pollution Fines

Beijing's environmental regulatory authority levied fines totalling about 183 million yuan ($27.76 million) for violations of pollution laws in the Chinese capital last year. The...

Delhi’s Peak Pollution Level At ‘Lowest’

According to Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), the car rationing "odd-even" scheme, which has reduced the traffic volume, has managed to...

Earthquake Hits Asian Region

An earthquake measuring 6.9 at the Richter Scale hit Pakistani capital Islamabad and parts of eastern Punjab and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The quake's focal...

FAO Alert on Impact of El Nino on Agriculture

Crop and livestock production prospects in southern Africa have been weakened by this year’s powerful El Nino, while the impact of El Nino on...

New Norms for Thermal Power Plants

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country, with the primary...

Diesel Vehicles Ban Extended to NCR

Current Affairs: The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has issued a directive to ban the registration of diesel-powered public transport vehicles in the National...

New Species of ‘Eel’ Discovered

Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India ( ZSI) have a discovered a new species of eel along the coast of Digha in West...

Iran Closes Schools Due To Air Pollution

Air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close kindergartens and all other schools in Tehran province for two days. Decision for the school closure for...

Endangered Bustard Population Decreased

The population of Great Indian Bustard, a critically endangered species, is estimated to be less than 300 now and its numbers are declining. Reasons for...

Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Current Affairs: Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA study. Using more than...

Beijing Issues Red Alert For Smog

China's capital Beijing issued a "red alert" for pollution. Beijing's second red alert comes after a landmark climate agreement was reached in Paris earlier...

Typhoon Melor Strikes Philippines

Current Affairs: Authorities in Phillipines shut schools and suspended fishing and ferry services as a Category 3 typhoon strikes the nation with heavy rains...

Main Points of Paris Climate Agreement

The 195-nation U.N. climate summit concluded with delegates adopting the Paris Agreement, the first-ever global climate deal of this sweep and ambition. Here key points...

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Current Affairs: An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed...

Powerful El Nino Intensifying in Asia and Pacific

According to United Nations advisory, the ongoing El Nino weather pattern in the Asia and Pacific is likely to be one of the strongest...

11 December International Mountain Day

Current Affairs: According to a study released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and a partner agency on International Mountain Day,...

NGT Bans Registration of Diesel Vehicles in Delhi

National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders that no new diesel vehicles will be registered in Delhi in order to curb the growing menance of air...

Plan to Boost Climate Resilience in Africa

Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on African people and countries, the World Bank Group announced today a new plan outlining actions required...

UN Declaration on Climate Change

Ahead of the UN climate change conference starting on 30 November, a declaration on climate issues has been signed in Iceland by the city...

Indian Resource Panel Constituted

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has announced the formation of Indian Resource Panel (InRP) on Resource Efficiency. The Indian Resource...

UN Measures to Save Migratory Waterbirds

With many of the world's migratory waterbirds under heightened threat due to human activities and climate change, a United Nations Environment Programme-supported conference has...

CO2 Levels Hit Record High: WMO

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise which is fuelling climate...

Heavy Smog Shrouds China

Air quality reached extremely hazardous levels in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, as northern China began to burn coal to heat homes for...

Drought Atlas Map of Europe Created

The long history of severe droughts across Europe and the Mediterranean has largely been told through historical documents and ancient journals. Now, for the...

Climate Targets Signal ‘Unprecedented Momentum’

According to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, implementation of the national climate target plans prepared by countries ahead of the Paris...

CPCB to Monitor Air Quality in Delhi

According to Union Minister of Environment, Prakash Javadekar, the Government will immediately set up a Control Room in Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to...

EU Close to 2020 Green House Emission Target

Data released by the Eurostat showed that the European Union (EU) is close to its 2020 target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20...

National Green Tribunal Ask States to Stop Crop Burning

A day after dense smog engulfed the National Capital Region the National Green Tribunal has asked Delhi and four northern states to issue stringent...

National Clean Development Mechanism Authority

A new website - http://www.ncdmaindia.gov.in has been launched by the National Clean Development Mechanism Authority (NCDMA) in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate...

Year 2015 is Hottest on Record

Earth has just had the hottest January-September on record, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, adding that the average air and...

Know About Short-lived Climate Pollutants

Recently, UN releases the report which tells about reducing global health risks through mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants WHAT ARE SLCPS? Short-lived climate pollutants (SCLPs), found...

India Sets New Climate Targets

India has submitted a climate-change policy statement, to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ahead of a UN summit in Paris in December. Environment...

UN Adopts 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Assembly’s formal adoption of the new framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030...