Ecology

Rs. 11-cr. deposits found in woodcutters’ accounts

The Andhra Pradesh Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force (RSASTF) was taken by surprise on receiving information that post-demonetisation, the bank accounts of woodcutters from Jamunamarattur panchaya


Australia’s Great Barrief Reef records largest coral die-off

Abnormal environmental conditions cause coral to expel algae and lose colour


Mining lease: NGT ‘no’ to direct MoEF to finish public hearing

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal has refused to direct the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) to complete a public consultation process in a case relating


The Marrakech mandate

Pledges taken at the Marrakech conference show that global action to address climate change is here to stay, with or without Donald Trump


Experts for better focus on wildlife conservation

: A day after a male leopard was clubbed to death in Mandawar village, wildlife activists and environments have demanded that measures be taken to reduce encounters between humans and wildlife.


IIT team tracks brown carbon’s effect on atmospheric warming

High levels of the aerosol found in Kanpur due to biomass burning


Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change: Study

Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.


HC bans polythene products in Courtallam, Ayeriperi

The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday banned the use of polythene products in Courtallam as well as the adjacent Ayeriperi panchayat while modifying eight, withdrawing four and clarifying thre


Bengaluru on a November high

MERCURY RISING:Temperature recorded is the highest ever at this time of the year in Bengaluru.— Photo: K. Murali Kumar  


Getting real on climate

The UN conference on climate change held in Marrakech, with an emphasis on raising the commitment of all countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is particularly significant as it provided


Global unity to act on Paris climate deal

For a U.N. climate summit that began under the shadows of the U.S. presidential election results, which ended with the ascent of Donald Trump, a climate change denier, the 11-day meeting here conclude


India hopes Bhutan will ratify vehicles pact

Despite a vote in Bhutan’s National Council (NC) disallowing the sub-SAARC motor vehicle zone among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN), India hopes Bhutan will join the grouping “at an early d


White paper on wind energy on the anvil

Govt. targets to achieve 60 GW by 2022


The tragedy of the commons

The time to act on air pollution was yesterday. But the time to consider psychological impacts of degradation surely is now


2016 set to be hottest year on record

World Meteorological Organization shows record temperature rise in Status of the Global Climate in 2016 report


‘Carbon emission in India grew by 5.2% in 2015’

While global carbon emission saw “almost no growth” last year, India’s emission grew by 5.2 per cent in 2015, says a study.


Trump cannot stall climate action

As Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential polls was confirmed, delegations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference (COP 22) in Marrakech considered the prospec


Mudumalai redraws eco-tourism map

Tamil Nadu government moves to regulate ‘illegal’ tourism by jeep drivers in the tiger reserve


Making climate rules at Marrakech

The United Nations conference on climate change now under way in Marrakech, Morocco, has the ambitious task of drawing up the first steps on enhanced finance and technology transfer, which is vital to


Devise plan to monitor air pollution, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) whether it intends to just sit back and watch people gasping for breath finally die in a polluted national