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Germany ramps up climate protection targets after ruling

Berlin, May 6 | The German government has ramped up its climate protection targets after the country's Federal Constitutional Court ruled last week that...

Vijay Sethupathi, activists urge Stalin not to reopen Sterlite plant

Chennai, May 5 | South Indian movie star Vijay Sethupathi, former Madras High Court judge, Justice D. Hariparanthaman and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University's former Vice...

Conservation of sea turtles is a must for a balanced ocean...

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) The Maharashtra Directorate of Tourism (DoT), Konkan Divisional Regional Office, Navi Mumbai, organised a webinar series on Konkan...

1,000 tonnes of free firewood for crematoriums in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, May 4 | The Telangana State Forest Development Corporation on Tuesday decided to provide 1,000 tonnes of firewood free of cost to...

Eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad Zoo test positive for Covid (Lead)

Hyderabad, May 4 | Eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad have tested Covid-19 positive, in what is believed to...

12 killed in Afghanistan floods

Kabul, May 4 | At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's Herat province, the local...

‘Leopard Diaries’ explores remarkable tale of ‘lonely, mysterious creature’ (Ld)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, May 4 | The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is...

‘Leopard Diaries’ explores remarkable tale of ‘lonely, mysterious creature’ (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, May 4 | The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is...

Light to moderate rain likely in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, May 4 | Dry, pleasant weather continued in Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological Department (MeT) forecast light to moderate rain...

3 incidents of cloudburst in Uttrakhand, no causality reported

Dehradun, May 3 | At least three incidents of cloudburst were reported in Uttrakhand on Monday. However, no loss life has been...

Strong winds, dust storms hit large parts of Mongolia

Ulan Bator, May 2 | Strong winds and dust storms have hit large parts of Mongolia, the country's National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental...

Antarctic ice sheet melting to push sea level by 20%: Study

New York, May 2 | The global sea level rise caused by melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is likely to increase 20...

11 killed after extreme weather hits east China

Nanjing, May 1 | Eleven people were killed and dozens injured after strong gales struck east China's Jiangsu Province, the provincial authorities said on...

World leaders commit to ambitious Antarctic protection

New Delhi, May 1 | The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) welcomed this week's announcement of a new joint strategy to achieve the...

Army installs solar power plant in north Sikkim

Guwahati, April 30 | The Indian Army, in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops, installed the first green solar energy...

Rosneft opens world’s first Geonavigation School in Moscow

Moscow, April 30 | Integrated energy company Rosneft has opened the world's first Geonavigation School, designed to train highly-qualified specialists in the field of...

UN launches intelligence tool for natural capital accounting

New York, April 30 | An innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that will make it easier for countries to measure the contributions of nature...

NASA to launch balloons to study Sun-Earth system

Washington, April 29 | NASA is set to launch a suite of scientific balloons, carrying instruments that will help scientists understand the connection between...

Like bees, wasps ‘valuable’ for ecosystems, human health

New Delhi, April 29 | Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators,...

After Maneka Gandhi’s intervention, K’taka to set jumbo free

Bengaluru, April 28 | After BJP leader and noted animal activist, Maneka Gandhi joined the chorus of wildlife activists seeking elephant 'Kusha' be freed,...

Powerful quake hits Assam, tremors across northeast and Bengal (Ld)

Guwahati, April 28 | A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Assam, other northeastern states and adjoining North Bengal while nine...

Yogi to make UP rivers ‘clean and serene’

Lucknow, April 28 | Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is now working towards making rivers in the state 'clean and serene'.The chief minister...

Scrap road, rail, power projects critiqued by SC panel: Opp to...

Panaji, April 28 | Days after the Supreme Court's Central Empowered Committee (CEC) slammed the South Western Railways track doubling project as non-justifiable and...

Handbook to help Commonwealth nations tackle ocean acidification

London, April 27 | A new policy handbook, launched on Tuesday, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification --...

Weather to remain dry in J&K, Ladakh till May 3

Srinagar, April 27 | Dry and pleasant weather will continue on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as the meteorological (MET) department forecast...

Elephant found dead in UP’s Dudhwa

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 27 | A female elephant has been found dead in the core area of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in...

Ravi Kishan gives 40L for UP O2 plant in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 26 | BJP MP Ravi Kishan has written a letter to Gorakhpur District Magistrate Vijyendra Pandiyan, asking him to identify...

IAF to deploy 2 copters to douse Mizoram fire (Ld)

Aizawl, April 25 | The Indian Air Force (IAF) would deploy two helicopters to douse the forest fire in Mizoram even as the state's...

US joins Swedish-Indian global group for climate change

New Delhi, April 24 | The United States has joined the global Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), which was launched by Indian Prime...

Summer showers forecast in parts of Andhra over next four days

Amaravati, April 24 | The Met department on Saturday forecast mid-summer thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam...

Amid Covid spike, infectious diseases hit animals in Arunachal, Mizoram

Itanagar/Aizawl, April 24 | Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in the region, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has hit some semi-wild mithuns in Arunachal Pradesh, while...

16 forest officials fined Rs 34L for felling of 416 trees...

Shimla, April 24 | For the first time in recallable past, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 34 lakh...

Climate Partnership to be ‘core pillar’ of US-India relations: Biden

By Arul LouisNew York, April 24 | US President Joe Biden has said that the climate partnership with India will be "a core pillar"...

Despite pandemic, Kaziranga attracts 2 lakh tourists in 6 months

By Sujit ChakrabortyGuwahati, April 23 | The Covid-19 pandemic, the resultant economic fallout and the ensuing restrictions could not foil the spirit of around...

Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow

Shimla, April 23 | Winter has returned to Himachal Pradesh with the state experiencing widespread rain and snowfall in the past 24 hours,...

US-India clean energy partnership to show world how to align climate...

By Arul LouisNew York, April 23 | The India-US climate partnership launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden aims to show...

Maximum, minimum temperatures drop across J&K

Srinagar, April 23 | Rain and light snowfall occurred in J&K and Ladakh on Friday, bringing down the day and night temperatures in both...

Bengaluru zoo to shut during weekend curfew

Bengaluru, April 22 | The Bengaluru zoo in the Bannerghatta Biological Park would remain shut during the weekend curfew on April 24-25 and...

Modi announces US-India partnership to fight climate change

By Arul LouisNew York, April 22 | Warning that the Covid-19 pandemic is a grim reminder of the dangers of climate change, Prime Minister...

Cisco pledges $100 million to combat climate change

San Francisco, April 22 | The Cisco Foundation has pledged $100 million over ten years to combat climate change, the company said in a...

Green activists say Covid-19 is Earth’s angry revenge

By Brij KhandelwalAgra, April 22 | The Taj city's green activists think Covid-19 is mother Earth's angry revenge against wanton exploitation of nature and...

Dorsey, Musk bat for Bitcoin as future of renewable energy

New Delhi, April 22 | Arguing for Bitcoin as a key driver of renewable energys future on Earth Day, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and...

NZ to move its only 2 elephants to Aus

Auckland, April 22 | Auckland Zoo, the biggest zoo in New Zealand, on Thursday decided to move the country's only two elephants to Australia...

Dalai Lama asks world leaders to look at climate challenges

Dharamsala, April 22 | Foreseeing climate crisis, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday appealed to the world leaders to look at both...

Rain lashes valley, light snowfall in Ladakh

Srinagar, April 22 | Rain lashed the Kashmir Valley and light snowfall occurred at a few places in Ladakh on Thursday as the Meteorological...

World is at risk of losing benefits ocean provides: UN

New Delhi, April 22 | The world is at risk of losing many of the benefits the ocean provides, warns the latest UN assessment...

Dalai Lama, 100 fellow Nobel laureautes concerned over climate crisis

Dharamsala, April 21 | Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with 100 fellow Nobel laureautes from different fields have expressed their concern...

Andhra issues thunderbolts warning in four districts

Amaravati, April 21 | Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority Special Commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning of thunderbolts to farmers, farm labourers...

In run-up to Biden’s summit, UK sets target to slash emissions...

By Vishal GulatiNew Delhi, April 21 | Hours ahead of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the opening session of the US Leaders' Summit...

India reaches halfway mark of no new coal: Analysis

New Delhi, April 21 | States and companies that cumulatively operate 50 per cent of existing installed power generation capacity in India are committed...

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SpiceXpress airlifs 1,100 oxygen concentrators from Nanjing to Delhi

New Delhi, May 6 | SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress on Thursday airlifted 1,100 oxygen concentrators and other Covid-related medical equipment from Nanjing, China,...