The pangolin is said to be the most widely trafficked mammal in the world. Its scales are in huge demand in Asia to use of traditional Chinese medicine, despite there being no medical benefit for their use, while its meat is considered a delicacy in some countries.
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Journalist turns social activist to clean River Sabarmati through his NGO
In the year 2017, Dinesh decided to do something about the domestic and industrial waste that was killing the Sabarmati River.
12 year old Pune boy Haaziq Kazi designs ship to save marine life
Haaziq Kazi has created a base that will help to suck out the plastic or other waste from the ocean.
Government launches National Clean Air Programme to cut pollutants by 2024
New Delhi: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) aiming to reduce toxic particulate matter by 2024, taking 2017 as the base year. With 2019 as its first year, the NCAP is a mid-term, five-year action plan[Read More…]
Sushil Kumar: A Champion of Champas in Champaran
Do you remember Sushil Kumar, the KBC winner hailing from Bihar’s Motihari? Yes, I am talking about Sushil Kumar the winner of the fifth season of Sony TV’s popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) in 2011, the first contestant to win Rs 5 crore as prize money. Eight years[Read More…]
Odisha: Chipko in 2018, village women protest tree cutting
At Dhenkanal’s Balarampur village in Odisha, a crowd of women protested chopping of trees which were taking place to establish a beer factory. Women wrapped their arms around the trees in order to protect them, who were then forcibly removed by the police. According to reports, the women managed to[Read More…]
50% of India’s population will be urban by 2050: Minister
Hyderabad: With India being among the top five countries in terms of green buildings, the country should aim to make its 4,500 cities and towns environmentally friendly to enable it to grow in a sustainable manner, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.[Read More…]
No definition of green-firecrackers, too late to check: Environmentalists
New Delhi: While welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict on imposing certain restriction on the timing of bursting firecrackers, environmentalists say there is no definition of green firecrackers, while raising scepticism if this will work this Diwali which is merely two weeks away. The SC on Tuesday refused to impose a[Read More…]
‘Forest Man of India’ misinterpreted in Maharashtra text books; Assam CM objects
Forest Man of India Jadhav Payeng, a resident of Assam also a forest department worker has been misinterpreted in the school textbooks of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has taken up the matter seriously and raised his strong objection of such false information about a person[Read More…]
What is Bandicoot? Why is government shying away from undertaking the mechanism?
Technologies have done wonders in human lives. The machines have eased the difficult jobs for humans across the world. Recently, an Indian start-up called Genrobotics has come-up with the world’s first manhole-cleaning robot called Bandicoot. Not just Bandicoot, other robotic machines like Sewer Croc, and 14 other machines are in[Read More…]
With 4 years to go, just 6% of solar rooftop target installed
Chandigarh: With less than four years left to meet its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (MW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022, India has installed just about 2,538 MW as of March 2018, a full 94 per cent short of target. At this rate, missing the target is a[Read More…]
Madhya Pradesh likely to earn ‘Tiger State’ status back, Maharashtra turns worst
If the preliminary data from various government and non-government organisations is to be believed, Madhya Pradesh is likely to earn back the status of ‘Tiger State’, which the state had lost in 2014, while Maharashtra on the other hand has recorded maximum number of Tiger deaths this year. Madhya Pradesh[Read More…]
Study finds that India accounts for 1/5th of global deaths from floods
India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly half of the country’s population by 2050. As many as 107,487 people died due to[Read More…]
Agriculture Science, a mandatory subject in a Mangaluru school
Sharada Vidyaniketana School in Mangaluru has introduced Agriculture science as a mandatory subject for students from 5th to 10th standard. Every Saturday, 800 students at Sharada Vidyaniketana School in Talapady step out of their classrooms and take to the agriculture field, digging the soil and sowing seeds. Students between the ages[Read More…]
President Kovind launches third phase of Bihar’s agriculture road map
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday launched the much-awaited third phase of Bihar’s Agriculture Road Map (2017-22) that will focus on increasing income of farmers among other things. The roadmap of Rs 1.54 lakh crore will also focus on ensuring sustainable development of the agriculture sector by emphasizing on organic[Read More…]
Sonam Kapoor suffering from bronchitis
Actress Sonam Kapoor says due to the environmental conditions, she has been wheezing and has developed bronchitis. “Have never had breathing issues in my life. But have been wheezing and developed bronchitis. It’s so scary,” Sonam tweeted. The “Neerja” star had retweeted actress Richa Chadha‘s post wherein the latter had[Read More…]
Indian ministers and bureaucrats to now travel in Eco-friendly electric cars
From November, Union ministers and senior bureaucrats would be moving around in electric sedans. This comes as India, the world’s third-largest oil guzzler has decided to join the electric vehicle (EV) agreement by floating global bids for 10,000 battery-powered cars along with 4,000 charging stations in the NCR. According to[Read More…]
Amidst rising global warming, Railways launches Solar DEMU Train
In view of rising threat to the environment, the Indian Railways launched an environmentally friendly train on Friday. This 1600 HHP solar DEMU train is not only eco-friendly but will also have financial benefits. The train will have a sitting capacity of 89 per people per coach will be operational[Read More…]
Meme trees: In Kolkata, trees don’t bear fruits anymore!
A meme is a ’package of culture’’ that would spread via word of mouth as a humorous story, a joke, a fable, or an expression of speech. Today, the internet speeds up the spread of memes enabling them to travel much faster than a mere speech. While some memes are[Read More…]
Change in climate to cause more rainfall in tropical areas: NASA
As our planet continues to grow warmer, the amount of rainfall in the Earth’s tropical regions will significantly increase, warns NASA. Most global climate models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations, according to research led by scientist Hui Su of NASA’s Jet Propulsion[Read More…]
When their country’s selfish interests are affected, they move out: RSS chief on US exiting Paris deal
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat criticised the US for its choice to exit the Paris climate deal. “Those who talk about coordinating development with the environment were recently seen exiting… When their country’s selfish interests are affected, they the move out… like the Paris deal,” said Bhagwat. But, “the Hindu community[Read More…]
Kerala: Marriages to follow green-protocol
Kerala government is all set to make the marriages nature-friendly with the announcement of a green protocol. The implementation of the protocol includes the exclusion of all the non-degradable articles. Disposable glasKerala: Marriages to follow green-protocol ses, thermocol decorations and plates will be kept at bay from marriage functions. According to[Read More…]
Robots and chefs come together to protect the ecosystem
In an attempt to protect the ecosystem, chefs gathered in Bermuda on Wednesday for a competition named the “Lionfish Throwdown” where they challenged one another to make the tastiest lionfish. Interestingly, Lionfish is a venomous carnivorous fish, whose out of control numbers due to lack of predators are destroying marine[Read More…]
Supreme Court declines petition on reducing pollution
A plea seeking an order changing the position of exhausts of all vehicles on the top rather than in the bottom claiming that this would lessen pollution has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The petition was made by Sabu Steephen, a Kerala resident who claimed that if the exhaust[Read More…]