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Climate and Environment

Google funding climate change deniers

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Oct. 11: Internet giant Google is funding some of the most notorious climate change deniers in Washington, USA—which is in sharp contrast to the firm’s repeated public calls to take urgent action against the climate c...

11 Oct 2019

Could Modi-Macron Light Up Climate Change Talks?

By Rajendra Shende | IANS The seas are rising relentlessly but not the world leaders. Its hot even in the Arctic but decision-makers are cool. Young people are on the streets protesting against inaction, but heads of states huddled together in O...

03 Aug 2019

Rajasthan government declares ‘Super 30’ tax-free

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that Hrithik Roshan-starrer “Super 30”, based on the life of educationist Anand Kumar, who runs the Super 30 programme for IIT-JEE aspirants from poor families, has been declared tax-fre...

19 Jul 2019

Preserving Our Environment on a Daily Basis

By Rev. Fr. G L Khing Lots of measures have been taken by the Government and NGOs to safeguard our environment. All the same human existence has become a threat to the environment. We threaten our very existence by our careless living. The more we po...

04 Jun 2019

Plastic Pollution a Key Geological Marker: Present Scenario in Nagaland

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous man-made materials that have ever been introduced in the market. The versatility of plastics in terms of its use, lightweight, durability, low production cost makes it the widely used in the world today. Plastic ...

16 May 2019

Encouraging to See India’s Innovation to Tackle Pollution: UN Environment acting

It’s encouraging to see innovation — a key to tackling pollution — coming from all corners, especially developing countries like India, UN Environment acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya has said....

12 Mar 2019

Vaduvoor: A Tiny Village Luring and Feeding Global Birds

By Vasudevan Sridharan | IANS “When some visitors ask, ‘How do the birds know this lake is full?’, I simply tell them that I telephone the migratory birds and inform them,” said Ramesh mockingly as he sits at the tip of a lak...

11 Jan 2019

Is Climate Change Apocalypse Real? Practice Is Better Than Preaching

Is the looming climate change apocalypse real? In the clearly-demarcated battle lines, the good guys are those who believe it is and the bad guys, like US President Donald Trump, are the doubters as any progressive and most of the media would affirm....

17 Dec 2018

Highest weather-related damage in 2017

Katowice (Poland), Dec. 4 (IANS): Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Dominica were hardest hit in 2017, the year with the highest weather-related losses ever recorded, the Global Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, said on Tuesday. India was 14th h...

04 Dec 2018

World Not Doing Enough to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Disruption — UN Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the world was in deep trouble and not doing enough or moving fast enough to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption....

03 Dec 2018

75-80% chance of El Niño event in next three months, warns UN agency

The natural phenomenon has major influence on global weather, bringing droughts and floods Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Nov. 27: The United Nation’s World Meteorological Organisation has warned there is a 75-80% chance of an El Niño event— a phe...

28 Nov 2018

India to Release Eight Captive-Reared Vultures With Tracking Devices

By Vishal Gulati | IANS Eight captive-reared critically endangered white-backed vultures are set to take wings early next year for the first time in India since the vulture conservation centre near here was set up in September 2001. The Jatayu Conse...

11 Nov 2018

Ray of Hope as Ozone Layer Recovery on Track, World Safer Than in 1980s

Read this: “The world is falling apart. The future of humanity is hanging on a cliff, on the edge of catastrophe. But there still is hope and a window of opportunity to take action.” That sounds like a stereotypical UN moralising rhetoric on clim...

07 Nov 2018

60% of animal populations wiped out since 1970 — WWF

Bern, Oct. 30 (IANS): The global populations of vertebrates – mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles – have declined by 60 per cent since 1970, according to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report released on Tuesday. The “Living ...

30 Oct 2018

Farmer termites bury invaders alive to protect fungus farms

Termites are often a nightmare in human habitats, devouring wooden structures and ravaging crops and trees. But within their own homes, some of these farmer termites have sneaky tricks for pest control. The pests in question are an unwelcome variety ...

01 Oct 2018

Why Toilets Remain Aspirational for the Urban Poor Despite Subsidies

A 65 per cent shortfall in subsidies is affecting Maharashtra’s push to ensure a toilet in every urban household under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the nationwide cleanliness campaign, according to a study by CEPT University, Gujarat....

01 Oct 2018

Adverse Effects of Plastics on Environment and Health

By Vimenu Richa Plastics- one of the greatest inventions ever made. They are the most functional and convenient packaging option for customers and businesses, from shopping, retailing to parcelling plastic bags is used around the word in a large scal...

27 Sep 2018

Air Bombardment or ‘Chemical Attack’: Suspense Surrounds Idlib Endgame

The Byzantine and Roman sites of Ebla and Idlib, in northwest Syria, may well be reduced to dust if an explosion occurs on a scale many expect. Sadly these archaeological losses will not even be noticed. They will be submerged in the looming human ca...

17 Sep 2018

In a First, Scientists Satellite Collar a Dhole – A Species on Verge of Extinction

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS In a first, wildlife scientists have collared a dhole, the Indian wild dog, with a satellite transmitter to understand the ecology of this endangered species that is considered as important as tigers in keeping the balance i...

19 Jul 2018

Going Green with the Green Economy

By Ajay Adiseshann | IANS * 24 trees. That’s the number of trees that need to be cut to make one ton of uncoated, non-recycled printing and office paper. *10.6 per cent. That’s how much India’s per capita consumption of paper grew this year, p...

06 Jun 2018

Only India Can Help Itself Combat Pollution­—UN Environment Head Erik Solheim

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim believes that only India can help itself when it comes to “Beat Plastic Pollution” — this year’s theme of World’s Environment Day that the country is hosting — or to ru...

06 Jun 2018

Let’s Make Future Plastic Free and End Plastic Pollution

By Mithilesh Kumar Sinha India will host the official global World Environment day celebration tomorrow. But only celebration of the day will not help in ending plastic pollution. We have to stop plastics to enter our house. Though Plastics are a pa...

03 Jun 2018

Water Crisis Looming Large Over Himachal, Warn Environmentalists

By Vishal Gulati | IANS As Shimla faces one of its worst water crises, sending locals on the warpath and making tourists cutting short their stay, environmentalists warn water scarcity not only looms large over the city but the entire Himalayan stat...

31 May 2018

Grasping at Straws: Pathetic State of Biofuels in India

By Ramya Natarajan | IANS For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring stat...

24 May 2018

‘Many Miles to Go Before the Tiger is Safe in India’

By Vishnu Makhijani | IANS Latika Nath was just seven when she decided she would dedicate her life to the conservation of wildlife. Along the way, she became India’s first woman wildlife biologist and spent a quarter of a century working at the gr...

17 May 2018
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