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Global warming: Greenland lost record 581 billion tonnes of ice in 2019; scientists warn of floods in coastal regions

The record melt of ice amounting to 581 billion tonnes last year came after two consecutive years when the melting was relatively minimal, according to an Associated Press news report.

Delhi govt to prepare three-level action plan to curb pollution

Gopal Rai held a meeting with experts who suggested the government to issue a direction to agencies that no outdoor construction activities should be conducted in winters when the pollution levels ris

Big boost for India’s wildlife conservation! Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant get international protection; See pics

The development is important as it will ensure that these endangered species will be safe even while migrating to countries outside India.

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Plastic menace: Three tigers in Corbett Tiger Reserve captured chewing plastic

The issue of plastic is a major problem across the globe at the moment and innumerable incidents of animal deaths due to plastic have to come to the fore.

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The curious case of forest cover of India

The biennial State of Forest Report (SFR), released Monday by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, announced an overall gain of 3,976 sq km of forests in India since 2017.

Swedish king champions forest quality improvement

The royal couple is also scheduled to participate in the Versova beach cleaning activity in Mumbai and visit the Ganges in Uttarakhand.

Maharashtra asks dairies to buy back plastic pouches, firm on 15-day deadline

Setting the deadline on May 28, Kadam had asked dairies to start a buyback mechanism for the plastic pouches and set up collection centres. It was his third such deadline since March 2018.

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Kangana Ranaut next directorial venture is an epic action drama; Details here

After the hit film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which she co-directed and also played the lead, Kangana will soon be back on the director’s chair with a new ‘epic action drama.’

Actress Saira Banu, wife of Dilip Kumar, seeks PM Modi’s help; Know why

In December, 2017, Banu had claimed that the builder was threatening and harassing her and her husband, Dilip Kumar, over a piece of land in Pali Hill, Bandra (West).

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MGNREGA to help India fight climate change? Here’s what New Delhi is doing

As part of its efforts to tackle climate change, India has to meet three key targets: building capacity for 40 per cent electric power from non-fossil fuel, cut in emissions by 33-35 per cent from the

UN-backed fund approves USD 43 million to boost climate resilience for India’s coastal communities

The grant is a part of more than USD 1 billion approved by the Green Climate Fund for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change.

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Deadly 2015 heatwaves to return? IPCC report on climate change has this warning for India

In 2005, India was hit by a severe heat wave which claimed at least 2,500 lives across the country. Among the worst affected states were Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Odisha.

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Scientists conclude for the first time that humans are beginning to disrupt the planet’s seasons

Poring over four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance—shifting what one researcher called the

Irrfan Khan fights cancer with a smile, check his latest photo

Actor Irrfan Khan, who was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour earlier this year, updated his all smiles Twitter profile picture today.

Emmy Nominations 2018 Full List is here – Check all details

Emmy Nominations 2018: Nominations for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, the highest honors in television, were announced on Thursday.

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Mammals are increasing nocturnal activity to reduce run-ins with humans – This threatens the survival of many species

Mammals are increasing nocturnal activity to reduce run-ins with humans; this still threatens survival for many species.

Antarctica ice melting twice as fast as in 2012, study finds

Notably, between 1992 and 2017, Antarctica lost three trillion tons of ice. This level has lead to an increase in sea levels by three-tenths of an inch, but the concern is that forty percent of that i

Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’: Why capital is choking at the peak of summer this year

Delhi on Wednesday woke up to a haze that the city is used to during winters. With visibility down and a thick smog-like cover of dust enveloping the air, conditions are not what Delhi witnesses at th

Report finds high Uranium contamination in aquifers in 16 Indian states

The study states the main source of the uranium contamination as natural, but human factors such as groundwater table decline and prevalence of nitrate pollution may be exacerbating the problem.

Smaller cities more successful in implementing waste-segregation policy, says Centre for Science and Environment

The National Capital Region did not perform well. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) received the 'Two Leaves Award' and Gurgaon got 'One Leaf

PM Narendra Modi says India’s traditions have stressed on living in harmony with nature

He said that as part of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), India is committed to reducing 33-35 per cent of emission intensity of its GDP during 2005-2030.

PM2.5 in your lungs: Pollutants in Delhi air twice the permitted level, been so for two decades

Recently, a study by WHO also pointed out that Delhi has the worst air quality among cities in India. This report also highlighted the increasing number of Indian cities, which are slowly reaching

Gurugram boy shows the ‘swachh’ way: How 13-year-old got 5 lakh plastic straws off restaurant tables in a month

What Aditya Mukarji, a class 9 student, who got himself enrolled in an NGO named Chintan, has managed to do is no mean achievement.

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