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Population of critically endangered river dolphin increases for first time

Apr 24, 2018
The population of critically endangered dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that pushed the species almost to the brink of extinction. This is the first increase in the number of the Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris), ever since the first census was published in 1997 when their population was 200.

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Over 95 percent of world's population breathing unhealthy air: State of Global Air Report 2018

Apr 18, 2018
India and China were jointly responsible for over 50 percent of global deaths due to air pollution.

Union Environment Ministry releases the draft of National Clean Air Programme

Apr 18, 2018
The National Clean Air Programme lacks the mention of targets of achieving absolute pollution reduction of 35 per cent in three years and 50 per cent in five years.

Union Environment Ministry notifies Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
The rules clarify that the registration mechanisms should be automated and should take into account ease of doing business for producers, recyclers and manufacturers.

Mountain erosion can release CO2 back into atmosphere: Study

Apr 16, 2018
A new study reports that the process of mountain erosion can be a source of new carbon dioxide gas, as it can release CO2 back into the atmosphere far faster than it is being absorbed into the newly exposed rock.

First International conference on Water, Environment held in Kathmandu

Apr 11, 2018
The first international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ was inaugurated in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 10. The impact of climate change is increasing with each passing day and is especially alarming for nations such as Nepal as its glaciers and snow capped mountains are melting.

New plant species Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis discovered in Western Ghats

Apr 4, 2018
The researchers, namely post doctoral fellow AR Viji and Assistant Professor TS Preetha, discovered the species during a survey of the marshy grasslands in the Ponmudi hills.

Chocolate production may be harming environment: Study

Apr 4, 2018
A recent study has revealed that chocolates may be significantly harming the environment, as the chocolate industry is reportedly producing tonnes of greenhouse gases in a year.

Nepal launches 'accessible' trekking trail for disabled, elderly

Apr 2, 2018
Nepal has launched its first accessible trekking trail in Pokhara city for the disabled and the elderly. The trial is expected to enhance the prospect of attracting a strong segment of disabled and elderly tourist population to Nepal.

Scientists develop sun shield to protect Great Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia has been experiencing significant spells of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change.

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017: IEA Report

Mar 24, 2018
The global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons in 2017, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, according to the latest report by International Energy Agency.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic: Scientific Reports

Mar 23, 2018
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was discovered in 1997 by Charles Moore, who had sailed through floating plastic bottles and other debris on his way home to Los Angeles.

Endangered snow leopard population witnesses a rise

Mar 23, 2018
The wildlife wing of Himachal Pradesh's forest department has spotted a significant rise in the number of snow leopards in Chichim valley of Lahaul Spiti in the recent times.

World Water Day observed globally

Mar 22, 2018
The World Water Day was observed globally on March 22, 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’. The theme explores how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Globally, over 80 per cent of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.

New species of water strider discovered in Nagaland

Mar 19, 2018
Striders are small insects that are adapted for life on top of still water, using surface tension to their advantage so that they can walk on water.

India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo born

Mar 17, 2018
Assamese buffaloes are found only in the North-Eastern part of the country and they are used mainly for agricultural work.

Environment Ministry notifies rules to regulate the use of POPs

Mar 12, 2018
According to the new rules, the industrial units handling these chemicals or persons in possession of these chemicals would have to declare the total quantity of the chemicals, which are in use and their stockpiles to the Environment ministry within six months, by September 2018.

India’s endangered Asiatic lion population increases to 600

Mar 9, 2018
This increase in the number of lions is attributed to the wildlife conservation schemes, well-trained staff and vets as well as help from farmers.

Even 'safe' air pollution levels affect brain growth in children: Study

Mar 9, 2018
A new study reveals that babies, when exposed to even ‘safe’ levels of air pollution in the womb, may face an increased risk of having brain abnormalities that can lead to impaired cognitive function by school-age.

International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018

Feb 26, 2018
The International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 will seek to a clear understanding of the development in bio-economy made by participating countries and increase awareness of advanced biofuels.

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