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First International conference on Water, Environment held in Kathmandu

Apr 11, 2018
The first international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ was inaugurated in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 10. The impact of climate change is increasing with each passing day and is especially alarming for nations such as Nepal as its glaciers and snow capped mountains are melting.

New plant species Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis discovered in Western Ghats

Apr 4, 2018
The researchers, namely post doctoral fellow AR Viji and Assistant Professor TS Preetha, discovered the species during a survey of the marshy grasslands in the Ponmudi hills.

Chocolate production may be harming environment: Study

Apr 4, 2018
A recent study has revealed that chocolates may be significantly harming the environment, as the chocolate industry is reportedly producing tonnes of greenhouse gases in a year.

Nepal launches 'accessible' trekking trail for disabled, elderly

Apr 2, 2018
Nepal has launched its first accessible trekking trail in Pokhara city for the disabled and the elderly. The trial is expected to enhance the prospect of attracting a strong segment of disabled and elderly tourist population to Nepal.

Scientists develop sun shield to protect Great Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia has been experiencing significant spells of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change.

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017: IEA Report

Mar 24, 2018
The global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons in 2017, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, according to the latest report by International Energy Agency.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic: Scientific Reports

Mar 23, 2018
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was discovered in 1997 by Charles Moore, who had sailed through floating plastic bottles and other debris on his way home to Los Angeles.

Endangered snow leopard population witnesses a rise

Mar 23, 2018
The wildlife wing of Himachal Pradesh's forest department has spotted a significant rise in the number of snow leopards in Chichim valley of Lahaul Spiti in the recent times.

World Water Day observed globally

Mar 22, 2018
The World Water Day was observed globally on March 22, 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’. The theme explores how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Globally, over 80 per cent of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.

New species of water strider discovered in Nagaland

Mar 19, 2018
Striders are small insects that are adapted for life on top of still water, using surface tension to their advantage so that they can walk on water.

India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo born

Mar 17, 2018
Assamese buffaloes are found only in the North-Eastern part of the country and they are used mainly for agricultural work.

Environment Ministry notifies rules to regulate the use of POPs

Mar 12, 2018
According to the new rules, the industrial units handling these chemicals or persons in possession of these chemicals would have to declare the total quantity of the chemicals, which are in use and their stockpiles to the Environment ministry within six months, by September 2018.

India’s endangered Asiatic lion population increases to 600

Mar 9, 2018
This increase in the number of lions is attributed to the wildlife conservation schemes, well-trained staff and vets as well as help from farmers.

Even 'safe' air pollution levels affect brain growth in children: Study

Mar 9, 2018
A new study reveals that babies, when exposed to even ‘safe’ levels of air pollution in the womb, may face an increased risk of having brain abnormalities that can lead to impaired cognitive function by school-age.

International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018

Feb 26, 2018
The International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 will seek to a clear understanding of the development in bio-economy made by participating countries and increase awareness of advanced biofuels.

New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean

Feb 22, 2018
A group of researchers have identified a new shark species named the ‘Atlantic sixgill shark’ in the Atlantic Ocean. The Molecular structure of the species was found to be very different from the ones in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Uma Bharti launches Bagori Ganga Gram & New Swajal Projects

Feb 21, 2018
ODF Bagori is one of the 24 pilot villages selected to be transformed into Ganga Grams this year.

India to host World Environment Day 2018

Feb 20, 2018
World Environment Day is a UN Environment-led global event, the single largest celebration of environment each year, which takes place on June 5 and is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide.

Haryana government implements project to promote micro-irrigation

Feb 19, 2018
The state government of Haryana is implementing a special project to encourage micro irrigation and recharge ground water in the state. Micro-irrigation is an irrigation method that involves lower pressure and flow than a traditional sprinkler system.

Botanical Survey of India signs MoU with UK’s Natural History Museum

Feb 17, 2018
The esteemed Indian scientific research organisation, BSI has signed a MoU with UK’s Natural History Museum to boost up scientific exchanges between the two nations to enable them to learn from each other and work collaboratively to address important scientific questions.

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