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Forest elephant census using DNA dung analysis, camera traps
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and working closely with experts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon (ANPN) compared methodologies to count African forest elephants, which were recently acknowledged by IUCN as a separate critically endangered species from African savannah elephants.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana reduced 30% on Yamuna supply, didn't reduce ammonia: Delhi to SC
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Delhi government has informed the Supreme Court that the presence of pollutants in the Yamuna between Palla and Wazirabad is principally attributable to the discharge of untreated pollutants into the river upstream in Haryana.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Apple, partners launch $200M carbon removal initiative
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Apple on Thursday launched a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative, called the Restore Fund, that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Temperature crosses 40 degree in northern India
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) No heat wave Conditions are likely over the country on Thursday but heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Coastal & South interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on April 16, said the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 181
Jakarta, April 15 (IANS) The death toll from the tropical cyclone Seroja that recently hit Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has indreased to 181, while 47 people remain missing, according to the latest official data.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IMD predicts heavy rain in TN, Puducherry for next three days
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for the next three days in Chennai and the union territory of Puducherry. Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds with speeds reaching 30/40 km per hour and with moderate to heavy rain is likely in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikkal on Thursday, the IMD said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Weather to remain erratic in J&K till weekend
Srinagar, April 15 (IANS) Rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred in the hills in the Valley on Thursday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast erratic weather in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh till the weekend.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
NGT clears TN's Mettur Lift Irrigation Project
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) Southern Bench has given clearance to Tamil Nadu's Rs 565 crore Mettur Sarabanga Lift Irrigation project, launched by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami just before the Assembly election notification was issued.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Mid-summer thunderstorms in parts of Andhra in next 3 days
Amaravati, April 14 (IANS) The Met department forecast mid-summer thunderstorms in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Rayalaseema, accompanied by lightning for the next three days.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IMD predicts rain, isolated thunderstorms over five days in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light to moderate rainfall over several places in Telangana, over the next five days.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi may face water shortage due to high ammonia levels in Yamuna: Chadha
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha on Tuesday accused the Haryana government of releasing "highly contaminated water" to Delhi through the Yamuna river.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
AAP MLA Atishi appointed as vice president of ICLEI
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Kalkaji Atishi has been appointed as vice president of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), party said a statement.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Heavy rains in Kerala for 5 days, forecasts IMD
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Kerala for the next five days and has issued yellow alert in six districts -- Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Massive 'Dinosaur dance floor' unearthed in China
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Chinese researchers have unearthed a massive concentration of dinosaur footprints, scientifically termed a "dinosaur dance floor," in Shanghang County in east China's Fujian Province.
2021-04-12
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Antarctica's 'doomsday glacier' will melt faster than thought
London, April 12 (IANS) The supply of warm water to Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "doomsday glacier", is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow -- a risk for global sea levels, say researchers.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
How grey wolves survived ice-age extinction
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Grey wolves which are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around 11,700 years ago probably did so by adapting their diet over thousands of years, from a primary reliance on horses during the Pleistocene, to caribou and moose today, says a new study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
Tiger mauls farmer to death in Dudwa Reserve
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) A 45-year-old farmer has been mauled to death by a tiger inside the buffer forests of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Tikunia area.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya's elephant number increases at 2.8%
Nairobi, April 12 (IANS) Kenya's elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife research institute said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Short spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Weather remained partially cloudy in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast another short spell of rain and snow on Thursday and Friday.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tiger tranquilized, nylon rope around neck removed
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 11 (IANS) More than 110 days after a tiger was spotted with a nylon rope around his neck in the Kishanpur sanctuary area, the forest officials finally managed to remove the rope from the big cat's neck.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
3 rescued rhino calves released into Assam tiger reserve
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Wildlife authorities on Saturday translocated and released three rhino calves into the Manas Tiger Reserve (MTR), which were rescued during floods at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP&TR) in Assam, officials said.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Providing safe drinking an inescapable duty of the govt: Kataria
New Delhi, 10 April (IANS) Stressing the severity of the crisis of paucity of clean and safe drinking water across the globe, Minister of Sate for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria has urged the BRICS Nations to learn from each other's valuable experience in handling this crisis as 2.2 billion people in the world struggle to have access to safe drinking water.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Ken-Betwa linkage project will devastate Panna Tiger Reserve: Sonia
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, expressing her concern over the "devastating impact" of the Ken-Betwa river linkage project on Madhya Pradesh's Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) and urged him to not to allow it to go ahead.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rhino calves rescued during floods in Kaziranga to move to Manas Tiger Reserve
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) Three rhino calves, two females and one male, which were rescued two years ago during floods at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP&TR) in Assam would be trans-located to the Manas Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Saturday, officials said on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Madras High Court stays appointment of former TN Chief Secy as NGT member
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday stayed the appointment of former Tamil Nadu Chief secretary Girija Vaidyanathan as an expert member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
2021-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study
London, April 9 (IANS) As climate change is making temperatures soar, more than a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf could be at risk of collapsing into the sea, and causing global sea-levels to rise, new research has shown.
2021-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesian Prez visits cyclone-hit region as toll hits 165 (Ld)
Jakarta, April 9 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday visited the East Nusa Tenggara province, where cyclone-related disasters have left at least 165 people dead and 45 others missing.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tulips add magical colours to Kashmir's landscape as weather remains dry
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Thousands of tulip flowers in bloom with myriad colours are adding a magical tinge these days to the already beautiful landscape around Asia's largest tulip garden situated in Srinagar city.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Unchecked climate change could extinct species like snow leopard
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Many animals and plants unique to the world's most stunning natural places face extinction if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new scientific study published in the journal Biological Conservation.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia floods toll climbs to 165
Jakarta, April 9 (IANS) The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 165 with 45 still missing, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amid slowdown, scientists assess changes in marine life behaviour
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Travel and economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic have combined to put the brakes on shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US to help India achieve 450 GW green energy goal: Kerry
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry has welcomed India's ambitious goal of generating 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030 and said that Washington will help New Delhi achieve it by helping mobilise international funding.
2021-04-09
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Animals in Telangana forests flock to saucer pits to quench thirst
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Wild animals in the forests of Telangana are flocking to saucer pits dug and filled with water by the forest authorities to quench their thirst in the scorching summer.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
NZ delivers next phase of climate action
Wellington, April 8 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Thursday delivered on a key election commitment to tackling climate change by banning new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers and partnering with the private sector to help it transit away from fossil fuels.
2021-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 138
Jakarta, April 8 (IANS) The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 138, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi pollution body notice to CETPs for not meeting norms
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued show cause notice to all 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) in the national capital for not adhering to prescribed standards.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Telangana sanctions Rs 853 cr to strengthen Hyd's flood control system
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) To prevent a repeat of the mayhem wreaked on Hyderabad following unprecedentedly heavy rainfall in October last year, the Telangana government has drawn out an elaborate plan to strengthen the existing stormwater drain system in the city.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Air pollution linked with worse outcomes in Covid-19
New York, April 7 (IANS) Increased level of air pollution can have detrimental effects on people suffering from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, revealed a review of multiple studies.
2021-04-07
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
12,000 diesel autos in Gurugram to switch to e-autos
Gurugram, April 7 (IANS) To reduce vehicular pollution, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday launched an initiative by which nearly 12,000 diesel auto-rickshaws which are older than 10 years would be changed to e-rickshaws or e-autos.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
More rescue teams sent to cyclone-hit Indonesian areas
Jakarta, April 7 (IANS) Additional rescue workers were being flown in as scores of people were still missing on Wednesday after a tropical cyclone devastated several islands in eastern Indonesia, officials said.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rains may have scaled down Uttarakhand forest fires
Dehradun, April 7 (IANS) Following scattered rainfall in Uttarakhand, forest fires across the hill state on Wednesday slowly began to scale down after creating havoc for the past one week.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tibetan Plateau will warm faster than expected: Study
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) The Tibetan Plateau, known as "the roof of the world", may warm faster than climate models have projected due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, say researchers.
2021-04-07
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Tibetan Plateau will warm faster than expected: Study
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) The Tibetan Plateau, known as "the roof of the world", may warm faster than climate models have projected due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, say researchers.
2021-04-07
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 117
Jakarta, April 7 (IANS) The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara rose to 117, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Gurugram municipal corporation to replace diesel autos
Gurugram, April 6 (IANS) In first of its kind initiative, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will phase out diesel autos running in the city and ply e-rickshaws in their place as a measure to make the city pollution-free, MCG officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ozone pollution harms maize crops: Study
New York, April 6 (IANS) A team of researchers has shown that ozone in the lower layers of the atmosphere decreases crop yields in maize and changes the types of chemicals that are found inside the leaves.
2021-04-06
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Telangana releases Godavari water into Manjeera
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Telangana on Tuesday reached a key milestone in the journey to achieve the goal of irrigating one crore acres of land with the water from Godavari river joining the Manjeera river.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
How beef industry can reduce greenhouse emissions
New York, April 6 (IANS) The global beef industry, particularly in the US and Brazil, can potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 50 per cent with proper land management, improving production efficiency, suggests a research.
2021-04-06
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
China coal plant booms in 2020 despite retreat globally: Report
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the first increase in global coal capacity development since 2015, a new report led by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China coal plant booms in 2020 despite retreat globally: Report
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the first increase in global coal capacity development since 2015, a new report led by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan