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41% of Kerala's coastline facing erosion, says Govt
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Satellite data from 1990 to 2018 has revealed that 41 per cent of the coastline of Kerala is subject to varying degrees of erosion, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Mystery behind high abundance of Lithium in some evolved stars traced
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Scientists have found a clue to the mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium - a trace element on Earth and a key component of rechargeable batteries - in some evolved stars.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
171 fined in Gurugram for violating anti-pollution norms
Gurugram, Nov 30 (IANS) A fine of Rs 18 lakh has been imposed on 171 people here for indulging in pollution-causing activities in defiance of the Gratified Response Action Plan (GRAP), issued by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
More rains in store for Andhra as low pressure area likely to intensify
Amaravati, Nov 30 (IANS) There is no respite from heavy rains in south coastal Andhra Pradesh, as parts of the region continued to receive heavy downpour on Tuesday, while a likely low pressure area in Andaman Sea may intensify and bring more rains to the state by December 3-4.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pragya Kapoor makes 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui' India's first zero-waste film
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Pragya Kapoor, the producer of 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui', who is known for championing the cause of eco-conservation, has accomplished the endeavour to make the Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor-starrer as India's first 'zero-waste' feature film.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Coastal sea temperatures around New Zealand well above average
Wellington, Nov 30 (IANS) Coastal sea temperatures around New Zealand have risen well above average recently, a National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) meteorologist said on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Nine shutters raised as water level touches 142 ft in Mullaperiyar dam
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) With water levels touching the 142 ft mark, authorities raised as many as nine 13 shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-NCR records 'very poor' air quality
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Delhi-NCR on Tuesday woke up to a misty morning and the Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 362 in the 'very poor' category.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Ladakh
Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) Cold wave continued unabated in Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the minimum temperature dropped notches below the freezing point.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
IPCC distributes final draft on pathways to tackle climate change
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has distributed the final draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to governments.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
LS members posed over 360 questions on air pollution: Paper
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha members have raised at least 368 questions on air pollution in India from 2000 to 2019, with more than 200 of them raised in 2016 or later, with crop residue burning emerging as the most common source of interest, a new working paper has found.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Assam floods: Govt admits failure of flood management, protection structures
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Failure of flood management and flood protection structures, deforestation/watershed degradation, and encroachment of riverine areas were among the major reasons as recognised by the government for the annual floods in Assam, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Only 1.73% of forested area encroached, says Govt
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Of the total 7,67,419 sq km recorded forest aea (RFA) in the country as per the 2019 data, as much as 13,294.77 sq km - amounting to mere 1.73 per cent - is under encroachment, with Madhya Pradesh and Assam witnessing most encroachments, the Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Fluorides, nitrates, arsenic, iron polluting groundwater in India
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Fluorides, nitrates, arsenic and iron have been found above the optimum levels in the groundwater of 370, 423, 154 and 341 districts of the country, respectively, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
673 districts have prepared disaster management plans: Govt
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As many as 673 districts of the country have prepared District Disaster Management Plans (DDMP), as per inputs by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi HC concerned over animal body's lack of attention to captive animals
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed unhappiness over the lack of attention of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) in a matter related to the captive animals kept in zoos, saying it will not hesitate to initiate contempt proceedings in this regard.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Take Chief Forest Conservator's nod to axe trees for Metro Phase IV: SC
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to obtain permission of the Chief Forest Conservator and the Environment Ministry for felling of trees for construction of Phase IV of metro project.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Construction banned again in Delhi, says Environment Minister
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday banned all construction and demolition activities in the national capital till further orders to curb the rising level of air pollution.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Another tiger dies in MP, toll mounts to 40
Bhopal, Nov 29 (IANS) Yet another big cat was reported dead in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, pushing the toll to 40 this year so far in the state, the highest across the country.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Widespread rain/snowfall forecast for J&K between Dec 5-7
Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Widespread rain and snowfall is likely to occur in Jammu and Kashmir between December 5 and 7, weather forecast said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Closer to create independent task force', SC seeks states' response on worsening Delhi air pollution
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said if the state governments do not implement the direction issued -- by top court, the Centre, and the air quality management commission -- to curb air pollution, then the court will set up a task force for the implementation of these directions.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
TN, Kerala officials agree to erect fence at rail tracks for elephants' safety
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Officials of Tamil Nadu forest officials and Kerala's Palakkad railway division have agreed to erect electric fences in vulnerable stretches in railway tracks between Kanjikode and Madukkarai to prevent elephants from crossing the track.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
14-feet python travels with passengers in private bus
Jaipur, Nov 29 (IANS) In a bizarre incident reported in Udaipur, a 14-feet python travelled along with passengers in a private bus, which was going from Udaipur to Mumbai, but the passengers were all unaware of the presence of this unknown guest.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains likely in South Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Heavy rains will shift to South Tamil Nadu on Monday and lash the southern districts till Tuesday, as per the India Meteorological Department.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi-NCR wakes up to fog, very poor AQI
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Delhi-NCR woke up to a foggy Monday morning with its minimum temperature settling at 10 degrees celsius and an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 370, which is likely to deteriorate further from December 1 due to change in wind speed.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold wave intensifies in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Cold wave intensified further in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Monday as the minimum temperatures dropped further across the two union territories.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
TTD mulls disaster management system to tackle rain havoc
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) Beset by flooding and widespread damage to its properties over the last ten days, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is mulling a disaster management system.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Holiday declared for Chennai schools, colleges on Monday
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) A holiday was declared for schools and colleges in Chennai on Monday after incessant rains and water-logging in several parts of the district.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Rains continue to lash Tamil Nadu, NDRF on alert
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and adjoining districts, on Sunday, leading to waterlogging and inundation in many parts of the state.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal may intensify into cyclone'
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (IANS) A fresh low pressure area that is likely to form over South Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal around November 30 may intensify into a 'cyclonic storm', a senior IMD official said on Sunday.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sectors in WASH, waste management can attract $8bn investment: Report
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Various sectors in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Management field can collectively attract $8 billion investments by 2030, up from $3 billion in 2020, and create revenues of $75 billion, up from $30 billion in 2020, a new report has said.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Farmer mauled to death by tiger in Lakhimpur Kheri
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) A 45-year-old farmer was mauled to death by a tiger near the Majhra Purab Dumera village in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two loco pilots booked for death of 3 elephants in TN
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu forest department has registered a case under Section 9 of the Wildlife Protection Act against two loco pilots over knocking three elephants to death while they were crossing the rail track.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
5.1 magnitude quake hits Peru's Callao
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 28 km west of Callao, Peru at 06.32 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
2021-11-28
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Lucknow zoo loses zebra as it celebrates its centenary
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) One of the three zebras brought from Israel to the Lucknow zoo, has died, the authorities have said here.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cold wave grips J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Cold wave conditions gripped Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday as the minimum temperature remained below the freezing point in the two union territories (UTs).
2021-11-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himalayan park authorities fear wildlife vulnerability, step up vigil
Kullu, Nov 28 (IANS) While the presence of the highly endangered, elusive pheasant western tragopan can now be felt more notably in the Great Himalayan National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site in the north-west Himalayas, with its numbers multiplying, besides a host of native avifauna and mammals species, park authorities fear for their vulnerability in winter.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Centre decriminalises stubble burning: Agriculture Minister
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said the Central government has agreed to the farmers' demand of decriminalising stubble burning.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India Rivers Week concludes with pledge to protect fish, rivers
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) India Rivers Week 2021, an annual event organised by the India Rivers Forum (IRF), concluded on Saturday with a pledge to work towards the protection of inland fisheries, fish, and rivers for their conservation and rejuvenation.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cycling in the desert to fight climate change
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Subroto Chatterjee, a London based sustainable products entrepreneur and environmental activist will be cycling about 300 km in rural Rajasthan in December. He is doing it to raise funds for nurseries that he supports in Rajasthan and to raise awareness of diabetes in pets.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Climate change fuels Australian bushfires: Report
Canberra, Nov 27 (IANS) Climate change has been found to be an "overwhelming factor" in the increase in Australian bushfires in both frequency and intensity, according to a report by the country's national science agency.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Mainly clear sky, very poor air quality in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Delhi-NCR woke up to a mainly clear sky with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 384 and a minimum temperature that is likely to hover around 10 degrees celsius.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chennai goes under water, red alert issued for several TN dists
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Singara or Beautiful Chennai turned into Venice with roads waterlogged and several homes getting inundated owing to the heavy rains that poured throughout Friday night and Saturday morning.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Three female elephants killed by speeding train in TN
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) Three female elephants aged 12, 18 and 25 were killed while they were hit by the Mangalore-Chennai Express at Mahendramedu near Navakkarai in Coimbatore district.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 100% more rains in southern states in November: IMD
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The southern states that have been facing excessive rains for more than 10 days have clocked in record rainfall in November with Andhra Pradesh receiving 156 per cent excess rains, Kerala showing 148 per cent departure, while Tamil Nadu witnessed a 115 per cent departure, IMD data showed on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air pollution: Delhi RWAs launch citizen monitoring campaign
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The United Residents Joint Action (URJA) of Delhi, a consortium of more than 2,500 resident welfare associations (RWAs) in the national capital, on Friday launched a citizen driven monitoring campaign to accelerate the fight against air pollution.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
South coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema brace for heavy rains again
Amaravati, Nov 26 (IANS) Even before south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema could completely recover from the devastation caused by last week's heavy rains and floods, the region is bracing for another spell of heavy rainfall.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi records more good air quality days in 2021 against 2018, experts credit rain
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) "Good", "satisfactory" and "moderate" air quality days together increased from 159 in 2018 to 198 up until November 23, 2021, according to a Delhi Department of Environment report.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Five killed, 10,500 in relief centres due to TN rains
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran on Friday said that five people had died and 10,500 people were moved to relief centres after heavy rains lashed the state since Thursday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Did a cat make Kerala tusker run uncontrolled?
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 (IANS) For around three hours on Friday, panic reigned near Kerala's Kottarakara when male tusker Manikandan went uncontrolled for nearly six km, officials said.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife