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Nepal launches Climate-Smart Snow Leopard Plan

17 mins ago
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The plan aims to safeguard the endangered species of snow leopard and its habitat.

N.bhupathi: New frog species with pig face discovered

20 hrs ago
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N.bhupathi shows comparisons with the Purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), which was discovered in Seychelles in 2003.

ISA extends India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from Central Indian Ocean Seabed Basin

23 hrs ago
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Polymetallic nodules are rock concretions on the sea bottom formed of concentric layers of iron and manganese hydroxides around a core.

Two new species of Earthworm discovered in Kerala

Aug 20, 2017
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Drawida Polydiverticulata has an organ located in the front of its body called multiple lobes or diverticulums. These are unique amongst the other species of earthworms.

Union Government signs GEF Grant Agreement with World Bank

Aug 18, 2017
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India signed a grant agreement worth USD 24.64 million with the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement Project.

India has 27312 elephants: All-India Elephant Population Estimation

Aug 17, 2017
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According to the report, Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6049), followed by Assam (5719) and Kerala (3054).

Chilesaurus, the ‘missing link’ in dinosaur evolution mystery found

Aug 17, 2017
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Chilesaurus, originally classified as a relative of T rex, may solve the biggest mystery in dinosaur evolution, as it is reported to be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plant-eating herbivores and carnivores.

Aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon: Study

Aug 16, 2017
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The stratosphere is a stable region of the atmosphere. Due heat absorbing properties of the black carbon particles, they warm the surrounding air, become lighter and rise to greater heights by a process called ‘self lift’ and persist in the air.

100 million years old damselfly named after Sir David Attenborough

Aug 16, 2017
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The damselfly was named after Attenborough for his long-standing appreciation of dragonflies and to celebrate his 90th birthday.

'Yoda' fruit bat officially recognised as new species

Aug 14, 2017
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The ‘Yoda’ bat was discovered in a remote rainforest of Papua New Guinea.

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes underneath Antarctica

Aug 14, 2017
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The largest volcano stands at almost 4000 metres, which is taller than Aoraki Mount Cook (3724 metres tall), which is New Zealand's highest peak.

Environment Minister launches ‘Gaj Yatra’ to mark World Elephant Day 2017

Aug 14, 2017
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Dr Vardhan pointed to the need to broad-base the movement for conservation of elephants and to involve people from all walks of life in the conservation of elephants and other wildlife.

2016 warmest on record for the planet as a whole: Report

Aug 13, 2017
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The year 2016 even surpassed the temperature records that date back 137 years. For global temperatures, last year also surpassed the previous record-holder, i.e. the year 2015.

Supreme Court: All vehicle owners must produce PUC to renew insurance

Aug 11, 2017
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The Supreme Court of India has issued a list of directions in an attempt to curb pollution that includes no renewal of vehicle insurance unless the owners produce pollution under control certificates.

National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 10 projects worth more than Rs 2000 Cr

Aug 11, 2017
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The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 10 projects worth more than Rs 2000 Cr for sewage infrastructure and treatment in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

NGT imposes ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi

Aug 10, 2017
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The National Green Tribunal has imposed an interim ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags that are less than 50 microns in the national capital.

India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

Aug 10, 2017
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In a brief statement, India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) stated that India deposited its Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol under the UN Convention on Climate Change.

Maharashtra Government to raise $270 m from Green Climate Fund

Aug 9, 2017
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The state government of Maharashtra is planning to raise $270 million from the Green Climate Fund with the help of the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG).

Earthquake of magnitude 7 on Richter scale struck China

Aug 9, 2017
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Two massive earthquakes have rocked China, the first struck in the southwestern Sichuan province and the second struck in the northwestern Xinjiang province close to the Kazakhstan border.

Tiger bearing forests play mitigative role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan

Jul 31, 2017
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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan has said that tiger-bearing forests play a mitigative role in combating Climate Change.

China makes historic breakthrough, produces natural gas from flammable ice

Jul 31, 2017
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China successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as ‘flammable ice’, in an experimental project conducted in the South China Sea.

Scientists journey to the world's hidden 8th continent

Jul 30, 2017
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A team of scientists has set sail to unravel the secrets hidden in the sunken land of Earth’s lost 8th continent, ‘Zealandia’.

Scientists discover glow-in-the-dark shark in Pacific Ocean

Jul 27, 2017
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The glow-in-the-dark shark lives 1000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the northwestern Hawaiian islands.

Uttarakhand records second highest tiger count in India

Jul 27, 2017
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Uttarakhand is the second state in terms of tiger count behind Karnataka, which has 400 big cats.

Indian monsoons strengthened over past 15 years: MIT Study

Jul 26, 2017
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The heightened monsoon activity has reversed a 50-year drying period during which the monsoon season brought relatively little rain to northern and central India.

FSSAI bans stapler pins in tea bags from January 2018

Jul 25, 2017
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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has also directed all food safety commissioners to take action to prevent the use of unsafe packaging materials by companies.

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

Jul 25, 2017
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The manufacturer of the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm is Statoil, which says that output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones.

Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end

Jul 21, 2017
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The Government of Chhattisgarh has set a target of planting over eight Cr plant saplings by the end of August 2017.

Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States

Jul 20, 2017
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The National Steering Committee on Climate Change has approved three Detailed Project Reports submitted by the Governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change.

New giant ocean sunfish species discovered

Jul 20, 2017
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The new species, named as the hoodwinker (mola tecta), was discovered by an Australian researcher.

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