Thursday, July 19, 2018

Google teams up with UN to track environmental changes

New York |Wednesday, 2018 10:50:55 AM IST
The UN has entered into a partnership with Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools.... read..

Reviving supersonic passenger flights to harm environment

By Jamie Freed Undated | Tuesday, Jul 17 2018 IST
Reviving supersonic passenger flights will harm the environment as the jets will not likely be able to comply with existing fuel efficiency, pollution and noise standards for subsonic aircraft, according to a study released on Tuesday. U.S. based startups... read..

Assam adopts water management practices to keep pace with climate change (Environment Feature)

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date, but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather... read..

Dharamsot exhorts NGOs to come forward for environmental conservation

Chandigarh | Tuesday, Jul 17 2018 IST
Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has urged all the social organisations working in the state to come forward for saving the environment. He said that all enthusiast and willing organisations will be roped into work in tandem for plantation an... read..

'Without tribal society, environmental protection is incomplete'

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | July 14, 2018 2:11:28 PM IST
According to the latest report 'Composite Water Management Index -2018,' 60 crore people of the country are facing 'high to higher' level water shortage.... read..

Grow more trees, plants to protect environment : Purohit

Chennai | Thursday, Jul 12 2018 IST
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday called for growing more trees and plants to protect the environment from pollution. Speaking after distributing vermi compost bags produced in Raj Bhavan campus to the headmasters of 70 schools to creat... read..

Children act as 'green agents' in Rajasthan's drought-hit Baran (Environmental Feature)

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
The "green agents" of Baran district in Rajasthan are nurturing foliage in their villages, despite a two-year rainfall deficit in the region. Over 3,000 children across 20 villages have planted 7,000 saplings thus far.... read..

Does anyone care? A plethora of diseases near 'Mount Everest' of garbage (Environmental Feature)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 1:45:00 PM IST
A stray dog ilies dead, its eyeballs popping out. Buzzing flies enter its open rib cage and vultures above a mountain of garbage fly away with bites of its rotten flesh. Welcome to an east Delhi neighbourhood where the perpetural acrid smell could make mo... read..

India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)

Naliya (Kutch) |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and ... read..

Palau: Where immigration clearance is subject to environmental protection pledge (Environment Feature)

Dakhla (Morocco) |Wednesday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
For the first time in the world, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has made it mandatory for visitors to sign a pledge not to harm its fragile environment -- before entering the country. The Republic of Palau, an archipelago of around 200 natural ... read..
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