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.
The court asked the centre to apprise it about its policy to tackle the pollution situation in the city while hearing a report of EPCA.
The team will review the implementation of works carried out with financial assistance provided by the Union and State governments so far for the conservation and management of Loktak Lake.
Coradia iLint is powered by a hydrogen fuel tank on its roof. The fuel cell is supplied with hydrogen and oxygen from the air, which it converts into electric power.
As of November 2016, 192 states and the European Union have signed the Agreement; 97 of those parties have ratified or acceded to the Agreement, most notably China, the United States and India.
The deal was reached after two weeks of discussions between delegates between 24 countries and the European Union at the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia.
The newly found millipede is recognised as the evolutionary cousin of the leggiest animal on the planet, Illacme plenipes.
Human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels has altered the natural balance and in 2015, globally averaged levels were 144% of pre-industrial levels.
The forest authorities with the support of a local wetland researcher, A. Venkata Appa Rao, have documented the presence of the Smooth-coated otter in the mangrove forests and brackish water channels in Eelachetladibba and Lankevennedibba and other areas outside the sanctuary.
The ministry has notified the amendment of Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act. It is used to provide the initial certification of compliance with pollution and safety standards at the time of sale to buyers.
As per Bombay Natural History Society, nearly 3000 to 5000 Hanguls existed around the 1940s. At present, only about 150 of them survive in the Greater Dachigam Landscape of 1000 square kilometeres.
This historic global climate agreement was reached at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP28).
Success of the project will make China the only country to have a manned space station, as the present in-service International Space Station retires by 2024.
HFC–23 gas, a potent greenhouse gas, with Global Warming Potential of 14800, is produced during the manufacture of a common refrigerant gas, HCFC-22.
The researchers will use the station as a base for undertaking surveys using Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The species has been named Chiraharitae after the tropical evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, where it was discovered.
The ASI has ranked top 25 Adarsh Monuments on the basis of cleanliness parameters such as amenities like toilets, green lawns, Polythene Free Zone, signage for awareness, disabilities access, drinking water and provision for garbage bins and more.
President Barack Obama has declared a federal state of emergency in Florida as Hurricane Matthew's powerful winds lashed the state's southeast coast.
The Cape York Graceful frogs have a near-immaculate green dorsum, bright orange digits, bluish purple thighs and white bones.
India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter after China and the US which is responsible for around 40 per cent of the global carbon emissions, accounts for 4.1 per cent of global emissions.
The Findings were published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution as a paper titled Genetics, morphology and ecology reveal a cryptic Pika lineage in the Sikkim Himalaya on 15 September 2016.