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India's forest cover increasing but lower than forest policy target of 33 percent: MoEFCC
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India's forest cover increasing but lower than forest policy target of 33 percent: MoEFCC

The Forest Survey of India has been assessing the forest and tree resources of the country on a biennial basis since 1987.

One year hence, is India’s national clean air plan on track to tackle air pollution?
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One year hence, is India’s national clean air plan on track to tackle air pollution?

Delhi, famous for resembling a gas chamber during winter, reeled under emergency levels of air quality las year.

World Rhino Day 2019: Myth of magical horns, weaponisation of DNA and the uphill battle against poaching
India

World Rhino Day 2019: Myth of magical horns, weaponisation of DNA and the uphill battle against poaching

The introduction of RhODIS has helped in streamlining the process of tackling the evil of rhino poaching.

Thirty percent of India's land is degraded says Director of Env Ministry
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Thirty percent of India's land is degraded says Director of Env Ministry

An analysis by TERI suggested that land degradation in India will cause an economic loss of 2.5 percent of GDP.

Shivaji memorial: SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra govt over refusal to restrain authorities from going ahead with project
India

Shivaji memorial: SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra govt over refusal to restrain authorities from going ahead with project

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and Maharashtra government on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order which had refused to restrain authorities from taking steps regarding the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial project in Arabian Sea.

2018 in Wildlife: Gir lions, 'man-eater' Avni, dead elephants echo drumbeats of doom
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2018 in Wildlife: Gir lions, 'man-eater' Avni, dead elephants echo drumbeats of doom

It’s going to take a lot more than dedicated officers and conservation groups to save India’s wildlife.

India's economic boom is killing elephants: Coordination at all levels is key to keeping pachyderms safe
India

India's economic boom is killing elephants: Coordination at all levels is key to keeping pachyderms safe

The elephants, in general, are facing threat to their existence and one of the prime reasons for this is the continuous shrinking of their habitat and corridors.

Amid worsening pollution, environment ministry to flag off 'Clean Air Week' in Delhi-NCR tomorrow
India

Amid worsening pollution, environment ministry to flag off 'Clean Air Week' in Delhi-NCR tomorrow

This decision was taken in a meeting held in Delhi on Tuesday under the Chairmanship of CK Mishra, Secretary, EF&CC to discuss the urgent steps to mitigate air pollution.

Kerala faces opposition from Tamil Nadu after nod for feasibility study to build new dam in Mullaperiyar
India

Kerala faces opposition from Tamil Nadu after nod for feasibility study to build new dam in Mullaperiyar

The August flood that took the water level in most of the dams, including Mullapperiyar, to the brim had confounded fears of people living in the downstream of the dam regarding their safety.

519 projects cleared in 'protected areas' since 2014; activists say hasty decisions risk endangered species
India

519 projects cleared in 'protected areas' since 2014; activists say hasty decisions risk endangered species

No more than 1.1 percent projects were rejected, on average, annually between June 2014 and May 2018, dropping from 11.9 percent under the previous UPA government.

SC questions Centre over non-utilisation of environment protection fund; demands expenditure plan for Rs 77,000 crore
India

SC questions Centre over non-utilisation of environment protection fund; demands expenditure plan for Rs 77,000 crore

Expressing concern over non-utilisation of Rs 77,000 crore which was meant for environment protection fund, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre about how it intends to spend the "huge amount."

India fast-tracks clearance of industrial projects; activists worry speed may compromise quality of evaluation
India

India fast-tracks clearance of industrial projects; activists worry speed may compromise quality of evaluation

Environmental group Greenpeace says that construction sector, coal-fired power plant of India are contributors to rising levels of particulate matter in air.

SC 'frustrated' at funds for environment being diverted for other uses, says 'we are being befooled' by executive
India

SC 'frustrated' at funds for environment being diverted for other uses, says 'we are being befooled' by executive

"We are being befooled by the executive", was how a "frustrated" Supreme Court said on Tuesday while ruing the fact that around Rs one lakh crore worth of funds meant to protect the environment and benefit the people, was being diverted for other purposes.

Forest Rights Act: Why are Chhattisgarh tribals up in arms over non-implementation of legislation, Centre's new conservation policy?
India

Forest Rights Act: Why are Chhattisgarh tribals up in arms over non-implementation of legislation, Centre's new conservation policy?

Even a written assurance may not hold good in a region where informed consent is a remote concept and the tribes can be plucked out of the forest and dumped just about anywhere

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accuses Narendra Modi govt of weakening environment laws to favour industries
India

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accuses Narendra Modi govt of weakening environment laws to favour industries

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of weakening and tweaking environment laws to favour industries

Supreme Court slams illegal constructions in Delhi, says rule of law has 'completely broken down'
India

Supreme Court slams illegal constructions in Delhi, says rule of law has 'completely broken down'

The rule of law over sanction to construct buildings has "completely broken down" in Delhi, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, expressing concern over rampant illegal constructions in the national capital

Man-animal conflict: Elephants, tigers have killed 1,100 people across India since 2014
India

Man-animal conflict: Elephants, tigers have killed 1,100 people across India since 2014

Conflict with wild animals, mostly elephants and tigers, has killed more than 1,100 people across India in the past three years (2014-17).

Indian Railways to take clean energy initiatives to reduce emission intensity by 32% by 2030: Centre
India

Indian Railways to take clean energy initiatives to reduce emission intensity by 32% by 2030: Centre

The Indian Railways will reduce its emission intensity to the extent of 32 percent by 2030 by taking a series of energy efficient initiatives.

Green panel nod for Rs 2600-cr GMR Hyderbad airport expansion plan
Business

Green panel nod for Rs 2600-cr GMR Hyderbad airport expansion plan

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) which manages the airport is in the process of expanding the current design capacity from the existing 12 million passengers per annum to 25 million passengers per annum

First Global Natural Resources Conclave to be held in Delhi this week
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First Global Natural Resources Conclave to be held in Delhi this week

More than 20 countries including Canada, Australia, the UK and countries from Middle East will participate in the conclave