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    Response of developed nations to tackle climate change 'not adequate': Harsh Vardhan

    Response of developed nations to tackle climate change 'not adequate': Harsh Vardhan


    Noting that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change, environment minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the response of the developed nations to tackle the issue is still "not...

    Noting that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change, environment minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the response of the developed nations to tackle the issue is still "not adequate".
    Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature

    Expert warns of irrevocable biodiversity damage with rising temperature


    A 3.2 degree celsius increase in the Earth's temperature could see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate and 16 per cent of plant species lose at least half of their geographic ranges, an expert on global change has...

    A 3.2 degree celsius increase in the Earth's temperature could see 47 per cent of insect species, 26 per cent of vertebrate and 16 per cent of plant species lose at least half of their geographic ranges, an expert on global change has said.
    Third of world's protected areas under threat from humans

    Third of world's protected areas under threat from humans


    One-third of the world's protected areas - created to stem the loss of biodiversity - is under intense human pressure from processes including road building, grazing, and urbanisation, a study has...

    One-third of the world's protected areas - created to stem the loss of biodiversity - is under intense human pressure from processes including road building, grazing, and urbanisation, a study has found.
    'Over 300 mammal species yet to be discovered'

    'Over 300 mammal species yet to be discovered'


    The research, published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, estimated a total of 5,860 mammal species currently in existence - more than previously...

    The research, published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, estimated a total of 5,860 mammal species currently in existence - more than previously thought.
    Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

    Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact


    Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on...

    Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation.
    Europe's bottled water producers seek to increase plastic recycling

    Europe's bottled water producers seek to increase plastic recycling


    Europe's bottled water producers set a goal on Tuesday of raising collection rates of plastic bottles to 90 per cent by 2025 from 60 per cent to improve recycling and cut...

    Europe's bottled water producers set a goal on Tuesday of raising collection rates of plastic bottles to 90 per cent by 2025 from 60 per cent to improve recycling and cut pollution.
    Niagara Falls Aquarium begins building jellyfish exhibit

    Niagara Falls Aquarium begins building jellyfish exhibit


    The $440,000 project will let the aquarium permanently house jellyfish for the first time in its history. Plans call for about 100 jellyfish representing four species. They will swim in tanks in a darkened exhibit space with dramatic...

    The $440,000 project will let the aquarium permanently house jellyfish for the first time in its history. Plans call for about 100 jellyfish representing four species. They will swim in tanks in a darkened exhibit space with dramatic lighting.

    Thai environment protesters claim victory in battle over forest housing


    Environmental activists in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai claimed victory after the country's military government agreed in talks on Sunday not to use forested land to develop luxury...

    Environmental activists in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai claimed victory after the country's military government agreed in talks on Sunday not to use forested land to develop luxury property.
    EU carbon emissions rose in 2017: Eurostat

    EU carbon emissions rose in 2017: Eurostat


    Carbon emissions in the EU were up 1.8 percent from 2016, Eurostat said, with a double-digit increase in Malta and Estonia. Finland and Denmark showed the sharpest declines while emissions in Germany, the bloc's largest economy and still dependent on...

    Carbon emissions in the EU were up 1.8 percent from 2016, Eurostat said, with a double-digit increase in Malta and Estonia. Finland and Denmark showed the sharpest declines while emissions in Germany, the bloc's largest economy and still dependent on coal for 40 percent of its electricity, was little changed.
    Over 10,000 endangered tortoises rescued in Madagascar

    Over 10,000 endangered tortoises rescued in Madagascar


    More than 10,000 crore critically endangered radiated tortoise have been recovered from traffickers, who had crammed them in a shelter without food or water. Reportedly, hundreds of them died from illness and...

    More than 10,000 crore critically endangered radiated tortoise have been recovered from traffickers, who had crammed them in a shelter without food or water. Reportedly, hundreds of them died from illness and dehydration.
    Mongolians sip 'oxygen cocktails' to cope with smog

    Mongolians sip 'oxygen cocktails' to cope with smog


    Fed up with the smog in Mongolia's capital, residents have resorted to sipping "lung" tea and "oxygen cocktails" in a desperate bid to protect themselves from pollution, despite health officials saying there is no evidence they...

    Fed up with the smog in Mongolia's capital, residents have resorted to sipping "lung" tea and "oxygen cocktails" in a desperate bid to protect themselves from pollution, despite health officials saying there is no evidence they work.
    UK, US study Antarctic glacier, hoping to crack sea level risks

    UK, US study Antarctic glacier, hoping to crack sea level risks


    Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea...

    Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels.
    Benches shut, NGT forcing petitioners to come to Delhi

    Benches shut, NGT forcing petitioners to come to Delhi


    Abhijit Prabhudesai, a Goa-based environmentalist, has travelled to Delhi six times since last December to appear before the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) principal bench, which is hearing his petition on environmental concerns regarding the Mopa...

    Abhijit Prabhudesai, a Goa-based environmentalist, has travelled to Delhi six times since last December to appear before the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) principal bench, which is hearing his petition on environmental concerns regarding the Mopa airport in north Goa.
    Govt calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan

    Govt calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan


    The NCAP calls for a long-term time-bound national-level plan to control air pollution. Under this, the ministry aims to augment air quality monitoring in 100 non-attainment...

    The NCAP calls for a long-term time-bound national-level plan to control air pollution. Under this, the ministry aims to augment air quality monitoring in 100 non-attainment cities.
    Novel plastic-eating enzyme created

    Novel plastic-eating enzyme created


    Scientists have created an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate which currently persists for...

    Scientists have created an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate which currently persists for hundreds of years in the environment. ​
    Loopholes in draft National Forest Policy flagged

    Loopholes in draft National Forest Policy flagged


    Over 100 civil society organisations from 15 states have flagged several loopholes in the Centre’s draft National Forest Policy 2018 and questioned environment ministry over the rationale of proposing involvement of private parties in regeneration of...

    Over 100 civil society organisations from 15 states have flagged several loopholes in the Centre’s draft National Forest Policy 2018 and questioned environment ministry over the rationale of proposing involvement of private parties in regeneration of forests.