The coalition was launched by 28 global business leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France.
The mission was launched by 20 participating countries, including India, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris-Le Bourget, France.
The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and can reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era.
Ghatixalus magnus belongs to Rhacophorid tree frog of the genus Ghatixalus and was named as due to its large size. It is the biggest known tree frog from the Western Ghats.
The report depicts that over the last 20 years, 90 percent of major disasters have been caused by 6457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.
It calls for global linkages to undertake cooperative studies among communities and local governance on evidencing climate change.
India, which will move to the centre stage of global energy, is the subject of an in-depth focus in WEO-2015.
Cyclone Megh struck the region, just a week after Cyclone Chapala that made an extremely rare pass through the region, triggering destructive flash flooding.
Stigmatomma species are known as dracula ants because they feed on their own larvae. At the times of scarcity, the species punctures the body of their larvae to drink hemolymph.
The restriction has been imposed as per ‘Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Act (OMFRA), 1982’ and provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles.
The division bench asked the NEERI to form a committee for this purpose and submit a report before 11 December 2015.
This first of its kind initiative will ensure that in case of any emergency or disaster the two sides can come together and act as one strong unit.
The US National Hurricane Center said the hurricane hit as a Category Five storm - the highest classification.
Chelonoidis donfaustoi is the 15th known tortoise species to be discovered on the archipelago, though four are now extinct.
This increase in period of validity of EC for longer time would provide more leeway to corporations to manoeuvre and manipulate the actions and activities.
The train is a unique collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology and Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), and Ministry of Railway.
At the 2nd meeting of the Signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey was held in Trondheim, Norway.
As per the announcement of the state’s Directorate of Animal Husbandry, the use of drug will be discontinued in Erode, Coimbatore and the Nilgiris, where the vulture population is in danger.
The plans have been approved with a total financial outlay of 90202.68 lakh rupees for a period of 5 to 10 years.
Charges will be Rs 700 for light duty vehicles and two-axle vehicles and Rs 1,300 for three-axle and above.
The Bank’s announcement reflects the high priority it places on addressing climate change in its Ten Year Strategy 2013-2022, as well as massive new support for the energy sector.
With the launch of V20 in Lima, Peru, the Group’s Finance Ministers also held their inaugural meeting which was chaired by Cesar Purisima, Finance Minister of the Philippines.
As per the current norm, the ministry has only allowed coal with ash content of up to 12 per cent.
Now, the two-axle vehicles will have to pay 700 rupees, three-axle vehicles will be have to pay 1000 rupees while four-axle vehicles will be levied a environmental tax charge of 500 rupees.
The report maps out scores of new species which were found in the region includes 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal.
The smog was caused due to smoke from forest fires on Sumatra Island which started in mid-August 2015 and gradually became worse in September 2015.
In its submission, India committed to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level.
The 300-MW Lakhwar project is a gravity dam located in the Upper Yamuna River Basin in Dehradun district and is being built by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL).
The policy seeks forward to strike a balance between increasing demand of sand and sustainable sand mining practices. It may help in achieving the goal of sustainable development.
The gas-based plant will have the capacity to produce 1.1 million tonnes of urea per annum. It is expected to be commissioned in 2018-19.