Ecology

India to ratify amended version of Kyoto Protocol

Move is aimed at putting pressure on developed nations


What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change

History offers clues about what food security could be like in modern times


A goods train to transport city’s waste

Unable to enforce segregation of waste at source or run processing plants without citizens protesting, the city’s planners have hit upon a novel solution.


Give renewable energy zero-rate status under GST: Ministry

The Ministry of Power has recommended that renewable energy be given a zero-rate tax status under the Goods and Services Tax, predicting several adverse effects to the economy if there was any increas


Indian model to predict impact of climate change

“It is an extremely difficult job and requires manpower as well extensive processing power,” Acting Director of the IITM R. Krishnan told The Hindu.


Elusive Kodagu tiger found dead

This is the fifth big cat to die in three weeks in the Nagarahole-Bandipur range


New partnership to protect ocean resources

The World Economic Forum and the the Marine Science Institute of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have announced a partnership to improve the health of the world’s oceans and maritime r


World’s primates facing extinction crisis: Study

The decline has been blamed on human activities including hunting, mining and oil drilling


Civic body barking up the wrong tree: Dog lovers

Proposed guidelines say big breeds like Great Dane cannot be kept in apartments


SC asks govt. to file status report on Ganga rejuvenation

Almost two years after the Supreme Court voiced scepticism about the government’s self-proclaimed promise to clean up the Ganga river


SC orders inspection of pollution check centres

Highlighting the urgency to find immediate solutions to curb air pollution rather than mull over possible solutions, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Environment Pollution Control Authority


The hyena has the last laugh

Modern techniques in conservation such as captive breeding have in the past saved animal species from near-extinction


New species of gibbon found in China

no monkey business:A hoolock gibbon, an identical species, in the Dampa rainforest in Mizoram.— FIle PHOTO  


Hope Island becomes graveyard for Olive Ridleys

Mechanised fishing boats are dealing the turtles a mortal blow as they come to breed


‘Urbanisation has not led to hotter summer for many cities’

Cities with heavily built-up areas and concrete structures are supposed to have higher temperatures than non-urban regions due to urban heat island effect.


Looking towards a greener future

India’s green bond market has witnessed many milestones, but its full potential remains untapped


London breaches annual air pollution limit in just five days

Campaigners term this a ‘shameful reminder’ of the severity of the city’s crisis


Israel harnessing sunshine with world’s tallest solar tower

Encircling the Ashalim tower are 50,000 mirrors, known as heliostats, in a shimmering blanket of glass over the desert.


CP to be vehicle-free zone from February

Come February and Connaught Place in New Delhi will become a vehicle-free zone for three months.


Ken-Betwa river linking project faces new hurdle

Lack of clarity on funding pattern of the first ever such initiative