Of 6.35 lakh hectares of the project, 3.69 lakh hectares will be in MP’s Chattarpur, Tikamgarh and Panna districts and 2.65 lakh hectares in UP’s Mahoba, Banda and Jhansi districts.
A completed genetic and physical comparison with other gibbons confirmed it to be a new species.
The Rules make it mandatory for all dog breeders and the dog breeding establishments to register themselves with the State Animal Welfare Board of the respective State Governments.
NDMC is planning to make the inner and middle circle of Connaught Place completely vehicle-free to ease congestion and reduce pollution.
National Mission for Clean Ganga has extended its surface cleaning activity to six more Indian cities. Trash skimmers will be deployed in these cities to clear the river surface off its floating waste.
The Ken-Betwa Inter-Linking of Rivers project will transfer surplus water from the Ken River to the Betwa basin through a 231.45 km canal.
The Delhi government has decided to cut down the fares of its public transport buses including DTC and cluster buses to encourage more people to opt for the service and in turn help reduce pollution.
China has passed a law levying specific environmental protection taxes on heavy industries. The tax rate according to the new system will be determined by the rate of emissions by these industries.
A parliamentary standing committee report focussing on the prevention of forest fires reported that there has been an alarming rise in forest fires, especially in the Himalayan region, almost around 55 per cent.
The NGT has directed the DGCA to issue notices to all the involved airlines to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation and to ensure that they do not release any waste from the tanks anywhere near the terminals of the IGI Airport.
These rules replace the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 and seek to address the issues related to the conservation and development of wetlands in a comprehensive manner.
A rainbow-headed snake, a dragon-like lizard and a newt that looks like a Klingon from Star Trek were among the 163 new species that were found in the region.
Researchers have discovered a huge area covering about 60000 square km that has little or no oxygen in the Bay of Bengal. The zone is reported to host microorganisms, which are ready to remove all the nitrogen from the water but traces of oxygen stop them from doing so.
The project titled ‘'Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli' was initiated by Assam’s department of Environment and Forest to fight against climate change and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
A bench chaired by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar temporarily banned the use of glass-coated string for kite flying due to the danger it poses to humans and animals.
The cyclone severely damaged the public and private property including communication lines, electricity, roads, vehicles, etc. However, on the positive side, the accompanied rains got huge relief to the water deficit areas.
The Narmada is a Sanskrit word that means the Giver of Pleasure. During British Raj, the River was called as the Nerbudda or Narbada.
Canada Government and its provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon pricing plan.
The discovery significantly changes current understanding of the distribution of hot atomic hydrogen and its interaction with other atmospheric constituents.
Historically, fishers were found throughout much of the forested areas of the West Coast. However, they declined in numbers due to trapping in the 1800s and early 1900s, and also due to the loss of forest habitats.
In the last decade, the dump at the site has turned into a mini mountain, reaching the height of almost 50 metres, much above the permissible limit of 15-20 metres. The ground exhausted its capacity to take in waste material way back in 2002.
The aim of the strategy of DFS is to reduce overall demand through increased efficiency, increase the proportion of energy from renewable sources such as solar arrays and reduce the level of pollution.
The Great Barrier Reef suffered its most severe bleaching in recorded history, due to warming sea temperatures during March 2016 and April 2016.
While the overall temperature in the Arctic region has risen to around 20 degrees, much above the expected mark, the extent of sea ice too has reached its lowest level in comparison to previous years.
The quake was felt even in Tokyo, 150 miles southwest of the epicenter. Though there have been no report of death as yet, there have been reports of minor injuries and damage.
The index suggests that emerging economies are performing well, while the European countries lost their loose speed. It mapped Japan, Australia and Canada among the worst performers of all industrialised countries.
Inter-linking rivers’ is a proposed project that aims to link all Indian rivers by the creation of a network of canals and reservoirs in order to reduce the problem of continuous floods in some parts of India and water shortages in others.
The temperatures from January 2016 to September 2016 have been around 0.88° Celsius higher than the 14°C baseline set from 1961 to 1990.
The transport department has deregistered around 2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles in Delhi. The vehicles will be impounded by the traffic police effective immediately. Those found violating the rule will be issued challans.
The congress was called to discuss the solution of problems on agricultural biodiversity, as at present the world is facing challenges, like global malnutrition, climate change, increasing agriculture productivity, increasing shrinking food security and many more.