ENVIRONMENT

Goa govt urges Centre to ban LEDs, bull trawling for fishing

Goa government has urged the Centre to enforce a ban on use of LED lights and bull trawling techniques for fishing in coastal states, saying they are harmful to the marine ecology. The state government had last month said that it will ban both the fishing methods to protect the marine ecology. Some trawler owners … Continue reading Goa govt urges Centre to ban LEDs, bull trawling for fishing

Climate change is turning Antarctica green

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change. A team including scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK has found a sharp increase in biological activity on the continent in the last 50 years. They tested five cores from three sites and found major biological changes had occurred right across … Continue reading Climate change is turning Antarctica green

NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains

AMN The National Green Tribunal NGT today banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna and announced an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 for those who violated the diktat. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also constituted a committee headed by Delhi Jal Board CEO to oversee … Continue reading NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains

2 Indian activists wins Green Oscars

Two Indian activists have won the annual Whitley Awards, popularly known as the ‘Green Oscars’, for their works in the field of animal and bird conservation in India. Sanjay Gubbi, won the award for his work to protect Karnataka’s tiger corridors, and Purnima Barman for creating an all-female network to save the Greater Adjutant stork, … Continue reading 2 Indian activists wins Green Oscars

Over-speeding vehicles in Kaziranga National Park to pay Rs 5K

AMN The National Green Tribunal today said that any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park will have to pay an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 besides challan under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after the director of the park informed that … Continue reading Over-speeding vehicles in Kaziranga National Park to pay Rs 5K

Trump delays decision on Paris climate deal

US President Donald Trump has delayed a decision to honor or walk away from the Paris climate accord until he returns from Europe late this month. The White House postponed a key meeting that could have determined the fate of the 196-nation accord, and later said there would be no decision before the end of … Continue reading Trump delays decision on Paris climate deal

Nations urge United States to stay in Paris climate agreement

AMN                           Climate change negotiators are meeting in the German city of Bonn. They have called for the United States to stay in the Paris agreement. Delegates from some 190 countries and territories yesterday kicked off talks on rules to implement the accord. … Continue reading Nations urge United States to stay in Paris climate agreement

G7 energy ministers fail to agree on statement on climate change

G7 Energy Ministers have failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations. Italian Minister for Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, who chaired the meeting in Rome, said, the United States reserved its position on the text about commitments made by G7 countries under the 2015 Paris climate … Continue reading G7 energy ministers fail to agree on statement on climate change

SC bans sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles from April 1

TIA NEWS In a big blow to automobile firms, the Supreme Court today banned sale and registration of vehicles, which are not BS-IV compliant, in India from April 1 when the new emission norms come into force. Observing that health of the people is far, far more important than the commercial interests of the manufacturers, … Continue reading SC bans sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles from April 1

NGT seeks response of Centre, TN govt & others on oil spill

A Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought response of the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government and others on a plea seeking compensation for people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved in a collision. The Bench yesterday asked the respondents to … Continue reading NGT seeks response of Centre, TN govt & others on oil spill

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