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World Heritage coral reefs likely to disappear by 2100 unless CO2 emissions drastically reduce: UNESCO

17 hrs ago
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he 29 globally significant coral reefs on UNESCO’s World Heritage List are facing existential threats, and their loss would be devastating ecologically and economically.

Power Minister Piyush Goyal launches portal on weather information

1 day ago
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The government has launched a portal on weather information that will help discoms manage power distribution.

Maharashtra Government to launch ‘My Plant’ app to create database on tree plantation

1 day ago
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Maharashtra Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that the government plans to launch a mobile app named ‘My Plant’ on 1 July 2017 that will help in recording data regarding tree plantations in the state.

ONGC and UNESCO join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In order to get world heritage site recognition, the lake should have outstanding global value in terms of biodiversity and eco-system.

Sweden pledges to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The vote makes Sweden the first country to significantly strengthen its climate targets since the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam cleared by Narmada Control Authority

Jun 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision of NCA will also help in providing drinking water to about 1 crore people and will also irrigate about 8 lakh hectares of area.

Bihar’s ‘Project Jal Sanchay’ Chosen for National Award

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Nalanda model of water conservation, Project Jal Sanchay has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme.

New species of flying squirrel named Glaucomys Oregonensis discovered

Jun 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Humboldt's flying squirrel is known as a cryptic species, a species that was previously thought to be another as the two look similar.

Kerala Government implements 'green protocol' for weddings

Jun 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Government of Kerala has implemented a ‘green protocol’ to make auspicious occasions such as weddings plastic free.

World Environment Day observed with theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’

Jun 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Jun 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Allies voice their dismay as Trump announced that the United States is going to withdraw itself from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Australian scientists discover faceless fish in unexplored abyss

May 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The scientists have been surveying the dark and cold abyss that was four kilometres (2.5 miles) below the surface through nets, sonar and deep-sea cameras.

New glass frog species discovered in Ecuador

May 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Though Hyalinobatrachium yaku is not the only see-through species in existence, its markings, unusual call, and reproductive behaviour set it apart from the rest.

Cyclonic Storm MORA to strike East-Central Bay of Bengal

May 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

MORA was observed moving Northward with a speed of 11 kmph over East-Central Bay of Bengal.

Sea level rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago: Research

May 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

According to a new study from European researchers, sea levels are rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago, placing hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas at risk.

Uttarakhand CM launches water conservation campaign

May 26, 2017
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister has launched a water conservation campaign in the wake of acute water crisis faced by most of the state’s regions.

Cobra lily rediscovered in Nilgiris after 84 years

May 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Only a few hundred cobra lily plants are left in the wild and they can be found only in a small area measuring less than 10 square kilometres in the Nilgiris.

3.3-million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

First human ancestors came from Europe, not Africa: Study

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

According to the new study, the common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand years earlier than assumed until now.

Environment Ministry and OzonAction organised “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow in Agra

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Technology Roadshow has showcased current refrigeration and air conditioning equipment which is designed to be more energy efficient.

NGT demands for data on trees in eco-sensitive zone near Taj Mahal

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The green panel has directed Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide data on trees planted in Agra’s eco-sensitive zone, located near Taj Mahal.

MP Government has banned Sand Mining in Narmada River

May 23, 2017
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in the Narmada until a government-appointed committee submits its report on scientific ways of mining in the river.

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment Ministry

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of Environment Ministry, filling the seat left vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California discovered the new bacterium on filters installed on the ISS.

Plastic bottles to be used for developing Environment-friendly toilet in a school

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sending a message that unused materials can also be used for constructive work, a school in Jamshedpur has decided to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated worldwide

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The International day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world with theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to highlight the contribution of sustainable tourism to economic growth and conservation of biodiversity.

NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains

May 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also constituted a committee headed by Delhi Jal Board CEO to oversee the execution of work pertaining to the cleaning of the river.

Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The annual conference of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was held to review the preparedness of the states and UTs for dealing with any natural disaster.

NGT orders Rs 5000 fine on over-speeding vehicles in Kaziranga

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The National Green Tribunal has ordered that any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park will have to pay an environment compensation of 5,000 rupees under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.

PM Modi launches Narmada river conservation project in MP

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Narendra Modi released a road map for steps to be taken for the conservation of Narmada, to ensure it is pollution free.

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