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.
India signed a grant agreement worth USD 24.64 million with the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement Project.
According to the report, Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6049), followed by Assam (5719) and Kerala (3054).
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.
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.
The damselfly was named after Attenborough for his long-standing appreciation of dragonflies and to celebrate his 90th birthday.
The ‘Yoda’ bat was discovered in a remote rainforest of Papua New Guinea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as ‘flammable ice’, in an experimental project conducted in the South China Sea.
A team of scientists has set sail to unravel the secrets hidden in the sunken land of Earth’s lost 8th continent, ‘Zealandia’.
The glow-in-the-dark shark lives 1000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the northwestern Hawaiian islands.
Uttarakhand is the second state in terms of tiger count behind Karnataka, which has 400 big cats.
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.
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.
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.
The Government of Chhattisgarh has set a target of planting over eight Cr plant saplings by the end of August 2017.
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.
The new species, named as the hoodwinker (mola tecta), was discovered by an Australian researcher.
The concept of building eco-bridges came up after visits by experts from the Wildlife Board of India and the Wildlife Institute of India. The experts were concerned about the large-scale destruction of forest along the corridor, which would result in cutting off tiger movement between TATR and Bejjur.
The discovery highlights the importance of finding and examining skeletal material from these rare dinosaurs.
Rajendra Petkar, Head- Power System, Engineering, Tata Motors said, "Bio-Methane bus is a step towards developing environment friendly vehicles.