ENVIRONMENT

Rs. 1514.70 crore spent on conservation of river Yamuna

AMN Government today informed the Rajya sabha that the major reasons for high level of pollution in river Yamuna is inadequate flow, due to over extraction of surface and ground water and discharge of untreated effluent. Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Vijay Goel in a written reply in … Continue reading Rs. 1514.70 crore spent on conservation of river Yamuna

UN Chief calls for implementation of Paris climate accord

  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the implementation of the Paris climate accord, saying that climate change poses a far-reaching threat. Guterres made the appeal yesterday, ahead of the opening of a meeting at UN headquarters in New York on poverty, income disparity and climate change. Guterres said population growth, climate change, food … Continue reading UN Chief calls for implementation of Paris climate accord

Govt to take up work related to Environment protection as a movement: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Vinit Wahi Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Ministry has taken a decision that all the work related to environment protection must be taken up as a movement all over the country. Leading a plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav celebrations here today, the Environment Minister … Continue reading Govt to take up work related to Environment protection as a movement: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Trading in Wildlife articles is third largest trade in world: Minister

Vinit Wahi/New Delhi Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that trading in wildlife articles is the third largest trade in the world. The Minister said that illegal trade of animal parts and other wildlife crimes are being taken very seriously and such criminals will not be spared at … Continue reading Trading in Wildlife articles is third largest trade in world: Minister

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

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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 ...