China's environment minister says plans tougher air quality targets
BEIJING | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
China will set more stringent targets for improving the nation's air quality under a new three-year plan, its environment minister said on Saturday, as the world's No.2 economy aims to clear its notoriously toxic skies.
The new targets for concentration... read..
Food and Nutrition Board organises workshop on Personal Hygiene & Environmental Sanitation & Impact on Nutrition
Kolkata | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
As a part of Swachhta Pakhwada from March 1, being observed by
Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, the Food and Nutrition Board (Eastern
Region) in association with Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit on Thursday
organised an one-day w... read..
SC seeks details of environment protection funds
New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) to provide the details of various funds created for protection of the environment.... read..
Himalayan littering leading to brown-bear habit changes (Environmental Feature)
New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Large-scale littering in the Himalayas by trekkers and campers have led to Himalayan brown bears -- a critically endangered species close to extinction -- being drawn to human detritus and losing their natural abilities to hunt. Conservationists say such ... read..
UN action set to revive Kenyan lake around which flowers bloom (Environment Feature)
Naivasha (Kenya) |Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The Naivasha wetlands, nestled amidst the volcanic mountains of Kenya's Great Rift Valley, are dying a slow death. Concerned at the impending ecological crisis, United Nations Environment stepped in to initiate a five-year Freshwater Strategy, part of its... read..