Environment

Environmental activists take to increasingly eye-catching stunts to keep climate centre stage

"Civil disobedience attracts more attention than demonstrations," said sociologist Dieter Rucht.

published on : 25th June 2022

Study shows 35% jump in green clearances to coal mine expansion projects  

According to the website of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, almost sixty percent of power is still generated from fossil fuels.

published on : 25th June 2022

EU frames plan to save bees by reducing pesticide use

The plan aims to make chemical pesticides a "last resort" for farmers and would ban them totally from protected areas and urban green spaces such as parks and gardens.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Karnataka: Forest Development Corporation wants to grow eucalyptus trees; conservationists say 'no'

Even before the proposal is submitted it has been strongly criticised by conservationists, experts and even some serving forest department officials.

published on : 22nd June 2022

CIL to up output to 100MT by FY30 using eco-friendly tech

India’s largest coal producer said it is taking a close look at green mining options in a bid to minimise adverse environmental conditions.

published on : 18th June 2022

Bengaluru's love with 'green': One lakh tree saplings taken by public from BBMP in just nine days

BBMP Deputy Conservator of Forest, Sarina Sakkliger told The New Indian Express that since June 5, from the palike's nursery one lakh tree saplings measuring 8x12 feet were taken by the public.

published on : 18th June 2022

For new mines, Coal India looks at green tech to bypass land acquisition, soil degradation

Coal India Limited is looking at green mining options in a bid to minimise adverse environmental impact by leveraging a slew of eco-friendly technologies in its underground and opencast mines. 

published on : 17th June 2022

Delhi residents seek L-G intervention over expansion of Okhla plant

The residents have been fighting a legal battle for more than 12 years, demanding the closure or shifting of the plant from their backyards.

published on : 17th June 2022

Tusker death: Centre, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan ask Odisha government to take action

Environment Ministry has asked the State Forest and Environment department to probe the incident and take strict action as per the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

published on : 16th June 2022

Delhi government directs local bodies to act against noise pollution

Aiming to effectively control and curb noise pollution in Delhi, the government proposed to empower officials of civic bodies to take action against violators, according to officials.

published on : 15th June 2022

Making plastic fantastic

While the upcoming blanket ban on single-use plastic is a welcome move, there is uncertainty about implementation and alternatives.

published on : 12th June 2022

KS Bharat bats for environmental protection

He exchanged his thoughts with the GVMC Commissioner and assured him to extend his support to the municipal corporation in its efforts to make the city plastic-free.

published on : 11th June 2022

Identify encroached forest lands: Forest Minister Peddireddy

He wanted the officials to identify them through the ongoing comprehensive land survey going on in the State.

published on : 11th June 2022

Environmental Performance Index ranking: Centre to seek explanation from international agencies

Experts and government officials have expressed their displeasure over India's lowest ranking in the Environmental Performance Index-2022.

published on : 9th June 2022

'Unscientific': India rejects environment index that ranked it lowest among 180 countries

Forests and wetlands of the country are crucial carbon sinks but have not been factored in while computing the projected GHG emissions trajectory up to 2050 given by EPI 2022.

published on : 8th June 2022
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