Environment

India Battling Climate Change And It Will Get Worse, Warn Experts

India Battling Climate Change And It Will Get Worse, Warn Experts

Press Trust of India | Monday May 16, 2022, New Delhi

The spectre of climate change is here to stay and could even worsen, say climate scientists as searing winds blow across swathes of north India, including New Delhi where temperatures have crossed 49 degrees Celsius.

World Running Out Of Sand And UN Says It Is Pretty Concerning

World Running Out Of Sand And UN Says It Is Pretty Concerning

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday May 03, 2022

The UN report, released last week, called for urgent action to avert a "sand crisis," including a ban on beach extraction.

Antarctic Ice Shelf, Almost As Big As Rome, Collapses As Temperature Rises

Antarctic Ice Shelf, Almost As Big As Rome, Collapses As Temperature Rises

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday March 25, 2022

The temperature in East Antarctica rose to minus 11.8 degrees Celsius last week, more than 40 degrees Celsius warmer than the seasonal norm.

Microplastics Found In Human Blood For First Time, Researchers Concerned

Microplastics Found In Human Blood For First Time, Researchers Concerned

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday March 25, 2022

A study, led by senior scientist Dr Mahua Saha last year, indicated presence of microplastics in water, sediment and local animal and plant life from the estuary.

Amazon Rainforest Close To Tipping Point, Damage Could Trigger "Dieback": Study

Amazon Rainforest Close To Tipping Point, Damage Could Trigger "Dieback": Study

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday March 08, 2022

In recent years, widespread deforestation and burning of agriculture has taken its toll on the Amazon rainforest.

As World Aims For 'Green Economy', Climate Consciousness Will Be Key For Techies

As World Aims For 'Green Economy', Climate Consciousness Will Be Key For Techies

Written by Aprameya Rao | Monday February 21, 2022, New Delhi

The focus on tech-driven solutions for the climate change crisis is likely to have an impact on the economy and the job market.

Reef Balls: US Charity Offers Green Way To Create Memorials

Reef Balls: US Charity Offers Green Way To Create Memorials

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday February 21, 2022

The reef ball design was started by a group of divers decades ago, but is now being increasingly seen in practice.

10 Facts About The National Hydrogen Policy That Came Into Effect Today

10 Facts About The National Hydrogen Policy That Came Into Effect Today

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday February 17, 2022

Under the policy, companies will have the liberty to set up capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources such as solar or wind anywhere in the country by themselves or through a developer.

US Could See Century's Worth Sea Level Rise In 3 Decades: Report

US Could See Century's Worth Sea Level Rise In 3 Decades: Report

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday February 17, 2022

The 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report has been prepared by various US agencies. NOAA administrator Rick Spinrad called it "a global wake-up call".

Climate Change, Human Pressure Making Migration Tough For Animals, Finds Study

Climate Change, Human Pressure Making Migration Tough For Animals, Finds Study

Asian News International | Saturday October 23, 2021, Washington

Animals migrating north to breed are being put at risk by ongoing climate change and increasing human pressure, a study by an international research team has found

Tigress Avni's Killing: Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice Over Reward

Tigress Avni's Killing: Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice Over Reward

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Wednesday February 10, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court today issued a contempt notice to nine persons, mostly Maharashtra government officials, in connection with the killing of Avni, an adult tigress, in Maharashtra in 2018. While the court sought evidence to confirm whether or not the big cat was a man-eater, its notification demanded answers on the reward given out for the act in violation of a judicial order.

Rahul Gandhi Taunts PM Over Wind Turbine Ideas, Ministers Hit Back

Rahul Gandhi Taunts PM Over Wind Turbine Ideas, Ministers Hit Back

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Friday October 09, 2020, New Delhi

At least two union ministers today mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his sarcastic tweet on Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's views expressed during an interaction with Henrik Andersen, head of Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas, a few days ago.

How River Yamuna Cleaned Itself In 60 Days Of Coronavirus Lockdown

How River Yamuna Cleaned Itself In 60 Days Of Coronavirus Lockdown

Reported by Ravish Ranjan Shukla, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Monday May 25, 2020

Two months of the Coronavirus lockdown have done what successive governments could not do in 25 years with over Rs 5,000 crore at their disposal-clean up the Yamuna river.

Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami Get Padma Shri

Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami Get Padma Shri

Press Trust of India | Sunday January 26, 2020, New Delhi

Filmmakers Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and actor Kangana Ranaut are among the six film personalities to be awarded the Padma Shri, officials said on Saturday.