ENVIRONMENT

Delhi govt to plant one million saplings this Monsoon season

Vinit Wahi/ New Delhi The Delhi Forest Minister Mr Imran Hussain on Tuesday asked the department to achieve the target of planting one million saplings across Delhi during this year to increase the green cover, since pre-Monsoon showers have set in Delhi and it is expected that soil moisture level will now be maintained till … Continue reading Delhi govt to plant one million saplings this Monsoon season

Last month was second-warmest May in 137 years: NASA

NASA says, last month was the second-warmest May in 137 years of modern record keeping of average global temperatures. The monthly analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) said, last month was 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean May temperature from 1951-1980. NASA said this year’s May temperature was 0.05 … Continue reading Last month was second-warmest May in 137 years: NASA

On World Environment Day, PM Modi calls for protecting, nurturing better planet

World Environment Day 2017 is being observed today across the world and the theme of this year is Connecting People to Nature. According to United Nations, the theme of this year implores people to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the … Continue reading On World Environment Day, PM Modi calls for protecting, nurturing better planet

World Environment Day to be celebrated across world on June 5

World Environment Day will be celebrated across the world tomorrow. On the occasion Nagaland Governor PB Acharya while extending greetings to the people of the State, expressed the hope that the day will give thrust to the commitment towards preservation and protection of the pristine environment. In a message, the Governor opined that the people … Continue reading World Environment Day to be celebrated across world on June 5

UN chief says ‘absolutely essential’ that Paris climate deal implemented

AMN / UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said it was absolutely essential that the Paris climate agreement be implemented, as the United States weighed pulling out of the emissions-cutting deal. In his first major address on climate, Guterres yesterday said at New York University that the world must fulfill the commitments of the 2015 agreement … Continue reading UN chief says ‘absolutely essential’ that Paris climate deal implemented

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

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...