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Union MoEFCC launched the National Air Quality Index

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched the National Air Quality Index.

Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Category 2 Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda with winds of about 185 km/h and lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with torrential rain and howling wind.

Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

A new study of Scientists says that some areas of Himalayan mountain range are melting faster than others, which aren’t melting at all.

Sea levels rose rapidly in past 150 years: study of Australian scientists

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Scientists found that the sea levels have risen more in past century as compared to any century in past 6000 years.

India signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

India on 30 September 2014 signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Powerful typhoon Vongfong struck Japan

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Powerful typhoon Vongfong made its landfall in Makurazaki on Kyushu Island of Japan with winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour.

Cyclone Hudhud struck coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Cyclonic Storm Hudhud made its landfall in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and carried heavy rains and winds with it.

Ocean Health Index for the year 2014 released

Published on: 09-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Ocean Health Index (OHI) 2014 was released by the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara, Califronia

New York Declaration on Forests released at UN Climate Summit

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

New York Declaration on Forests was released at the UN Climate Summit in New York, US on 23 September 2014.

Maryland University Researchers developed a tool to predict how organisms respond to climate change

Published on: 06-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Researchers at Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory developed a tool to predict how organisms may respond to climate change

Aral Sea dried: NASA’s Earth Observatory

Published on: 04-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

NASA’s Earth Observatory claimed that world’s fourth-largest lake, Aral Sea has dried and is at the verge of vanish.

WWF released Living Planet Report 2014

Published on: 30-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 110 people agreed

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on 30 September 2014 released the Living Planet Report 2014. The theme of the report is Species and Spaces, People and Places.

Volcano Mount Ontake erupted in Japan

Published on: 29-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Volcano Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on 27 September 2014 killing more than 30 people and injuring as many people.

People's Climate March organised worldwide against Climate change

Published on: 23-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

People's Climate March, a campaign to curb on carbon emissions was organsied on 21 September 2014 ahead of the UN climate summit in New York.

BNP Paribas launched equity index linked green bond to mitigate climate change

Published on: 20-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

BNP Paribas on 18 September 2014 launched equity index linked green bond.

Scientists warned Climate change will exacerbate the threat of Megadroughts

Published on: 17-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Scientists warned that Climate change will exacerbate the threat of Megadroughts.

Report titled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014 released by UNEP and WMO

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

A report titled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014 was released.

Tea Board of India postponed the implementation of Plant Protection Code

Published on: 04-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Tea Board of India decided to postpone the full implementation of the plant protection code.

Union Government constituted a panel to review environment laws

Published on: 03-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Union Government on 2 September 2014 constituted a committee to review five environment laws.

Union Government informed NGT to not to implement Madhav Gadgil Report on Western Ghats

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Union Government informed National Green Tribunal (NGT) to not to implement Madhav Gadgil Report on Western Ghats.....

Supreme Court rejected the plea of the Gujarat government on moving Gir lions

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Supreme Court on 15 August 2014 rejected the plea of Gujarat government to relocate the Gir lions from Gir National Park in Gujarat

Union Tourism Ministry launched comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The Union Minister for Tourism Shripad Naik on 26 August 2014 launched the comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI)

SC issued notice to Union MoEF to put on hold 140 projects cleared by NBW

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The Supreme Court of India on 25 August 2014 issued a notice to Union Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) to put on hold 140 projects

South Africa announced to evacuate 500 rhinos from Kruger National Park to curb illegal poaching

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Environment Minister of South Africa Edna Molewa on 12 August 2014 announced plan to curb illegal hunts of rhinos for their horn..

Landslides struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Landslides struck in Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan. It happened in city's Asaminami and Asakita wards.

Union MoEF gave clearance to Cairn India to raise crude oil production in Rajasthan block

Published on: 16-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests gave environment clearance to Cairn India to raise crude oil production in Rajasthan block.

Halong typhoon stuck south-west Japan

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Powerful Typhoon Halong smashed large parts of south-west Japan and killed at least 10 people. It also forced evacuation of millions from their homes.

China decided to ban use of Coal in Beijing By 2020

Published on: 06-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced the plans to ban coal use in Beijing by the end of 2020

Italian researchers decoded the language of African Penguins for the first time

Published on: 05-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Team of researchers led by Dr Livio Favaro in Italy decoded the language of African penguins (jackass penguin) make six distinct calls to communicate.

China took strict measures to Regulate GM Crops

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

China’s Ministry of decided to regulate sales and growth of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the country.

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