BILLINGS, Mont., February 23 (AP): A warming planet and changes to land use patterns mean more wildfires will scorch large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and o
New Delhi, February 17 (PTI): NHRC chairperson justice (retired) Arun Kumar Mishra on Thursday said state human rights bodies may intervene locally in issues such as climate change and environment degradation t
Kathmandu, February 8 (PTI): Researchers in Nepal on Tuesday warned that the highest glacier on the top of Mount Everest could disappear by the middle of this century as the 2,000-year-old ice cap on the world&
New Delhi/New York, January 14 (IANS): Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied 2018 as the sixth warmest year on record, and the past eight years are the warmest, according to an independent
New Delhi, January 13 (PTI): Forest cover has declined by 22.62 sq km in 52 tiger reserves across the country and by 33.42 sq km in lion habitats in the last 10 years, a government report said on Thursday.
New Delhi, January 13 (PTI): India's forest and tree cover has risen by 2,261 square kilometers in the last two years with Andhra Pradesh growing the maximum forest cover of 647 square kilometers, according
New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): The Protected Area coverage in the country has increased from 4.90 per cent in 2014 to 5.03 per cent in 2021, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change said on Wedne
Washington, November 11 (PTI): The speed of human-caused global warming over the last 150 years is faster than anything seen since the last ice age, about 24,000 years ago, according to a study.
The team led
Geneva, October 25 (AP): The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the l
New Delhi, October 12 (IANS): In the run up to the Glasgow climate talks (COP26) and the ongoing UN biodiversity summit, a new report on Tuesday blamed China, the world's biggest maker and user of coal, cem
Thiruvananthapuram, October 12 (PTI): Over 50,000 students have pledged their commitment for preserving the environment and public property, the Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 5 (IANS): Connecting with the youth and students from various parts of the country, virtually, on the issue of elimination of Single Use Plastic (SUP), Union Minister for Environment, Forest
Billings, September 29 (AP): Death's come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The US government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 27 (IANS): During his or her lifetime, a child born in 2021 will experience on an average twice as many wildfires, between two and three times more droughts, almost three times more river f
Berlin, September 16 (AP): Scientists say the hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer over the Southern Hemisphere is larger than usual this year and already surpasses the size of Antarctica.
New Delhi, September 6 (PTI): The world leaders need to take immediate action to limit climate change, restore biodiversity, and protect health, according to an editorial published in over 220 leading journals,
NAIROBI, SEPTEMBER 2 (IANS): One-third of the world's countries have no legally-mandated outdoor (ambient) air quality standards.
Where such laws exist, standards vary widely and often misalign with Worl
London, August 8 (IANS): The environmental impact of bottled water is up to 3,500 times higher than tap water, according to a new study.
The consumption of bottled water has been increasing sharply in recent
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 (IANS): Establishing with observations that the Pensilungpa Glacier located in Zanskar, Ladakh, is retreating due to an increase in the temperature and decrease in precipitation during winte
NEW DELHI, MAY 12 (IANS): Air pollution from planned new coal plants built by companies in which HSBC holds ownership stakes will cause an estimated 18,700 global deaths, close to half in India, from air pollut