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Vijay Sethupathi, activists urge Stalin not to reopen Sterlite plant
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) South Indian movie star Vijay Sethupathi, former Madras High Court judge, Justice D. Hariparanthaman and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University's former Vice Chancellor, V. Vasanthi Devi met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister-designate M.K. Stalin on Wednesday and urged him not to reopen the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Conservation of sea turtles is a must for a balanced ocean ecosystem: Bhau Katdare
New Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) The Maharashtra Directorate of Tourism (DoT), Konkan Divisional Regional Office, Navi Mumbai, organised a webinar series on Konkan Tourism to shed light on the art, culture, history, and heritage of the Konkan region. The second webinar in this series was held on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 4.30 pm on the official Facebook page of Konkan Tourism Regional Office, Navi Mumbai.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,IANS Life
Clean energy demand for critical minerals set to soar: IEA
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world's climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No-take marine reserves compensate lost fishing grounds: Study
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A powerful, long-term study from the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) adds scientific backing of global calls for conserving 30 per cent of the world's ocean.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
1,000 tonnes of free firewood for crematoriums in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The Telangana State Forest Development Corporation on Tuesday decided to provide 1,000 tonnes of firewood free of cost to crematoriums in and around Hyderabad in view of the high demand for wood for funerals on account of increasing deaths due to Covid.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad Zoo test positive for Covid
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) Eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad have tested Covid-19 positive, in what is believed to be the first case of human to animal transmission in India.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Covid symptoms in eight lions at Hyderabad zoo
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) Covid-19 symptoms have been noticed among eight Asiatic lions at Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in what is believed to be the first case of human to animal transmission of the virus across the country.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
12 killed in Afghanistan floods
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's Herat province, the local government said in a statement on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Leopard Diaries' explores remarkable tale of 'lonely, mysterious creature' (Ld)
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is obscure and largely overshadowed by the tiger, especially in India, scientist, conservationist and author Sanjay Gubbi writes in "Leopard Diaries".
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Leopard Diaries' explores remarkable tale of 'lonely, mysterious creature' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is obscure and largely overshadowed by the tiger, especially in India, scientist, conservationist and author Sanjay Gabbi writes in "Leopard Diaries".
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Light to moderate rain likely in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) Dry, pleasant weather continued in Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological Department (MeT) forecast light to moderate rain for the next few days.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Zoos, wildlife sanctuaries to be shut in Bengal
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Considering the steep rise in Covid cases in the state, the West Bengal forest department has announced indefinite closure of all the 12 zoos across the state, including the Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata.
2021-05-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
3 incidents of cloudburst in Uttrakhand, no causality reported
Dehradun, May 3 (IANS) At least three incidents of cloudburst were reported in Uttrakhand on Monday. However, no loss life has been reported so far as the local administation is carrying out relief and rescue operations.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Strong winds, dust storms hit large parts of Mongolia
Ulan Bator, May 2 (IANS) Strong winds and dust storms have hit large parts of Mongolia, the country's National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring said on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Mongolia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Antarctic ice sheet melting to push sea level by 20%: Study
New York, May 2 (IANS) The global sea level rise caused by melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is likely to increase 20 per cent by the end of this century, researchers have warned.
2021-05-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
11 killed after extreme weather hits east China
Nanjing, May 1 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and dozens injured after strong gales struck east China's Jiangsu Province, the provincial authorities said on Saturday.
2021-05-01
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World leaders commit to ambitious Antarctic protection
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) welcomed this week's announcement of a new joint strategy to achieve the designation of three new large-scale marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic, taking one step closer to securing the largest single act of ocean protection in history.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army installs solar power plant in north Sikkim
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Indian Army, in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops, installed the first green solar energy plant using vanadium-based battery technology in north Sikkim at an altitude of 16,000 feet, a defence official said on Friday.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Rosneft opens world's first Geonavigation School in Moscow
Moscow, April 30 (IANS) Integrated energy company Rosneft has opened the world's first Geonavigation School, designed to train highly-qualified specialists in the field of drilling support.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
UN launches intelligence tool for natural capital accounting
New York, April 30 (IANS) An innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that will make it easier for countries to measure the contributions of nature to their economic prosperity and well-being was launched by the United Nations and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).
2021-04-30
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology
NASA to launch balloons to study Sun-Earth system
Washington, April 29 (IANS) NASA is set to launch a suite of scientific balloons, carrying instruments that will help scientists understand the connection between the Sun and Earth.
2021-04-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
PM2.5, NO2, formaldehyde rising in Delhi, Kanpur: Study
London, April 29 (IANS) Levels of air pollutants such as fine particles (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), both hazardous to health, are increasing in Kanpur and Delhi, according to scientists using observations from instruments on satellites that scan the global skies every day.
2021-04-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Like bees, wasps 'valuable' for ecosystems, human health
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and more, according to a new review paper led by UCL and University of East Anglia researchers.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Powerful quake hits Assam, tremors felt across northeast, Bengal; 10 hurt (Night Ld)
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) At least 10 persons were injured as a powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam, other northeastern states and adjoining North Bengal, while 10 aftershocks were recorded in the hours after the first quake which shook Sonitpur in northern Assam at 7.51 a.m. on Wednesday.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
After Maneka Gandhi's intervention, K'taka to set jumbo free
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) After BJP leader and noted animal activist, Maneka Gandhi joined the chorus of wildlife activists seeking elephant 'Kusha' be freed, Karnataka Forest Minister Arvanid Limbavali on Wednesday directed the forest officials to set the jumbo free from captivity.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Powerful quake hits Assam, tremors across northeast and Bengal (Ld)
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam, other northeastern states and adjoining North Bengal while nine aftershocks were recorded in the hours after the first quake which shook Sonitpur in northern Assam at 7.51 a.m. on Wednesday morning. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the tremors were also felt in North Bengal and other northeastern states including Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring Bhutan.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Activists shocked as pregnant tigress murdered, mutilated in Maha jungles
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), April 28 (IANS) Activists and conservationists are agitated at the shocking news of a pregnant tigress with four foetuses in the womb being found brutally killed in the forests near Pandharkawada in Maharashtra's Yavatmal
2021-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi to make UP rivers 'clean and serene'
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is now working towards making rivers in the state 'clean and serene'.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Scrap road, rail, power projects critiqued by SC panel: Opp to Goa CM
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court's Central Empowered Committee (CEC) slammed the South Western Railways track doubling project as non-justifiable and recommended major alterations to other road and power projects in protected forest areas along the Goa-Karnataka border, the opposition has now demanded scrapping of the three projects.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Handbook to help Commonwealth nations tackle ocean acidification
London, April 27 (IANS) A new policy handbook, launched on Tuesday, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification -- a key aspect of climate change.
2021-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Environment/Wildlife
Weather to remain dry in J&K, Ladakh till May 3
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Dry and pleasant weather will continue on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as the meteorological (MET) department forecast same weather conditions up to May 3.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Elephant found dead in UP's Dudhwa
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 27 (IANS) A female elephant has been found dead in the core area of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Lakhimpur Kheri.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ravi Kishan gives 40L for UP O2 plant in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) BJP MP Ravi Kishan has written a letter to Gorakhpur District Magistrate Vijyendra Pandiyan, asking him to identify a location for setting up an oxygen plant in Gorakhpur.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IAF to deploy 2 copters to douse Mizoram fire (Ld)
Aizawl, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would deploy two helicopters to douse the forest fire in Mizoram even as the state's fighters and disaster management personnel are battling the blaze in Lunglei district and its adjoining areas, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
'Up to 20% of global groundwater wells at risk of going dry'
New York, April 25 (IANS) Up to 20 per cent of all the groundwater wells in the world are at risk of going dry in the near future, warn environmental scientists.
2021-04-25
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Mass mortality of vultures in Nepal owing to poison bait
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a significant blow to vulture conservation, a mass vulture mortality owing to the poison bait incident was reported in Nepal, severely impacting the population of the critically endangered species in the wild, ornithologists said on Sunday.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US joins Swedish-Indian global group for climate change
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The United States has joined the global Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), which was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven at the UNSG Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Summer showers forecast in parts of Andhra over next four days
Amaravati, April 24 (IANS) The Met department on Saturday forecast mid-summer thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam over the next four days.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amid Covid spike, infectious diseases hit animals in Arunachal, Mizoram
Itanagar/Aizawl, April 24 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in the region, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has hit some semi-wild mithuns in Arunachal Pradesh, while African Swine Fever (ASF) has struck some pigs in Mizoram, leading to their deaths, officials said on Saturday.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
16 forest officials fined Rs 34L for felling of 416 trees in Himachal
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) For the first time in recallable past, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 34 lakh on 16 forest officials, including two Conservators of Forests, for illicit felling of 416 trees in the Shimla forest range between 2015 and 2018.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sunshine in J&K, Ladakh after 4 days
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Bright sunshine with spotless blue sky greeted people in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh after four days as the meteorological (MeT) department forecast dry weather till May 3.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Climate Partnership to be 'core pillar' of US-India relations: Biden
New York, April 24 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has said that the climate partnership with India will be "a core pillar" of relations between the two countries.
2021-04-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Despite pandemic, Kaziranga attracts 2 lakh tourists in 6 months
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic, the resultant economic fallout and the ensuing restrictions could not foil the spirit of around two lakh tourists, including 570 foreigners, from visiting the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR), considered as one of the best conserved wildlife reserves in India.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) Winter has returned to Himachal Pradesh with the state experiencing widespread rain and snowfall in the past 24 hours, pushing down the mercury by several notches, the weather office here said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
US-India clean energy partnership to show world how to align climate action, development
New York, April 23 (IANS) The India-US climate partnership launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden aims to show the world how to combine rapid action against climate change with economic development, according to a joint statement by the two countries.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Maximum, minimum temperatures drop across J&K
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Rain and light snowfall occurred in J&K and Ladakh on Friday, bringing down the day and night temperatures in both the union territories.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bengaluru zoo to shut during weekend curfew
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) The Bengaluru zoo in the Bannerghatta Biological Park would remain shut during the weekend curfew on April 24-25 and May 1-2, to contain the virus spread, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Modi announces US-India partnership to fight climate change
New York, April 22 (IANS) Warning that the Covid-19 pandemic is a grim reminder of the dangers of climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a global initiative in cooperation with the US to mobilise investments for the greening of the world and promote collaboration to fight global warming.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab's rivulet sacred to Sikhism to rejuvenate
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) The WWF India on Thursday announced a partnership with Danone India to enhance the ecological integrity of the Kali Bein, a Ramsar site and rivulet sacred to Sikhism, in Punjab's Kapurthala district.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cisco pledges $100 million to combat climate change
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Cisco Foundation has pledged $100 million over ten years to combat climate change, the company said in a blog post. It aims to make real impact funding and promote climate solutions by funding non-profits grants and impact investing.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife