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.
Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change made a detailed presentation on ‘Environmental Guidelines for Buildings’ containing about 30 parameters.
The move is aimed at protecting vultures from extinction.
Idols made of bio-degradable material (not with plastic or plaster of Paris) and carrying environment-friendly colours will be allowed for immersion.
The findings were published in the journal Nature on 14 September 2015 with the title Lithospheric controls on magma composition along Earth’s longest continental hotspot track.
Since 2014, the volcanic activity in Japan has intensified, especially after the eruption of the Mount Ontake in central Japan.
The team shows availability of around 7910 of leopards across India, except the northeastern region of India. The figure excludes the northeastern region of India.
It was a first of its kind report on waste management at the global level.
The study was published in the journal Nature on 2 September 2015 with a title Mapping tree density at a global scale. The study was conceived by TW Crowther and HB Glick.
SERVIR-Mekong will serve the countries of the Mekong River Basin: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
It is a low-cost device as it is expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions.
The study found that nearly 60 percent of all seabird species including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins have plastic in their gut.
The study says that in next 35 years, an area of tropical forest equivalent to the size of India will be deforested. It warns that the rate of deforestation will be faster than previously thought.
It is tributary of Yamuna River and one of the highly polluted rivers in the Ganges Basin as it flows through highly populated and polluted areas of Uttar Pradesh.
The taxonomists gave out a list of species that includes all species, subspecies groups, hybrids, intergrades, spuhs, slashes, domestics, and forms.
The two organisations will work together for the conservation of coastal resources, with focus on the restoration of the Sorlagondi mangrove forest cover in Krishna district.
The notification was issued via the Gazette of India vide S/o-2262 (E) after the National Board of Wild Life cleared the process of demarcating the ESZ.
It says that tigers are dying not just from natural causes, but are being shot to death by authorities in case of man-animal conflicts.
The two governments agreed to prepare a blueprint for this purpose during the next 45 days. They also discussed the issues related to beautification of the Yamuna River Front.
After the landfall, the typhoon battered Taiwan with fierce winds (ranging 230km/h (142mph)) and rain leaving four people dead and a trail of devastation.
A regional wildlife crime control bureau will be established in the line of the national wildlife crime control bureau.
The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent.
Royal Bengal tigers live mainly in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. Out of 2226 Bengal tigers found in India, 74 live in Indian side of Sunderbans.
The fish has received Zoo bank register number from International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, the official body approving the new names of animals.
The findings of the discovery were published in the June 2015 issue of the international journal Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Phytogeography.
The idea was mooted by an NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, who said that it needed to take everyone along and come up with an innovative approach to curb pollution.