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Environment and Biodiversity (EnB)

  • Developmental Issues-Environment-News-Economic Times
  • DO NOT USE Climate Change | The Indian Express
  • The Hindu - Environment

On a day when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a fresh appeal to countries to raise climate action ambitions at a round-table in New York, a coalition of six Indian companies on Thursday signed up an ‘Industry Charter’ for ‘near zero emissions’ by 2050. [...]

Colombia and the Philippines combined accounted for just over half of the confirmed deaths -- 64 and 43, respectively -- followed by Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. [...]

The spread of COVID-19 brought to the forefront the need to focus more on innovation. [...]

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the coronavirus threatens Africa's progress and could push millions into extreme poverty. He said in a video message launching a policy report on “The Impact of COVID-19 in Africa” that countries on the continent have responded swiftly to the crisis, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared with more than 2,500 deaths. [...]

As a part of the government’s plan to revive natural sources of water in the hilly region, drones would be deployed to map all the springs in the Himalayan region. Destinations such as Shimla, Mussorie, Nainital and even Gangtok often face acute water crisis. [...]

Some of the drones can plant 40,000 seeds a day and will help create corridors so that koalas and other wildlife can move across a landscape fragmented by fire and land clearing [...]

The harmless, insectivorous lizards are found across the country in every bio-geographic zone [...]

The Minister said the number of “bad air days” has reduced from 250 in 2016 to 180 in 2020. [...]

Rescuers and volunteers worked all day on Saturday to refloat about 25 of the animals [...]

The houbara bustard is a desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac. [...]

A strong political will is needed secure the 16 elephant corridors in Tamil Nadu, including five inter-State ones to ensure connectivity between habitats. Enough research has been done. Now is the time for action [...]

While e-commerce giants are being pulled up for using excessive plastic, small inspiring initiatives are springing up across the country offering elegant, yet practical, eco-friendly packaging [...]

With PBRs being outsourced to NGOs or universities, the role of local people has been restricted to that of helping researchers in data collection [...]

Delhi’s air quality has been worsening gradually, but the agencies are still not taking it seriously, says Gopal Rai [...]

These drives often mask an economic aim as a climate saving solution [...]

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