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Environment and Biodiversity (EnB)

  • Developmental Issues-Environment-News-Economic Times
  • Climate Change | The Indian Express
  • The Hindu - Environment

Cheap technology and sufficient skills already exist worldwide to achieve net-zero energy buildings – those that produce enough renewable energy to meet their annual energy demands – at costs in the range of traditional building projects, a study published recently in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources has found. [...]

As UN Secretary General makes fresh appeal for carbon neutrality, a Coalition of Indian industries sign charter for ‘near zero’ emissions by 2050

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. [...]

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

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. [...]

India’s fight against climate change and disasters needs your bold tech solutions

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

UN chief: Virus could push millions of Africans into poverty

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. [...]

Survey to map Himalayan springs soon

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. [...]

What are the hurdles? How contentious is the issue of heavy reliance on coal? What is India’s stand? [...]

Palm oil is cheap, versatile and mostly imported. Now, the government has an ambitious plan for the large-scale production of this crop [...]

A recent eBird list from the Kelambakkam backwaters south of Chennai has shades of Pulicat to it [...]

Has the 2022 ban against single-use plastics been well thought-out? [...]

How most villagers in Himachal didn’t agitate to have leopards removed despite heartbreaking events [...]

Greenwaves Environmental Solutions is working on a project called ‘Ghost Gear Upcycling’ along with WWF India for upcycling fishing nets into bracelets, pouches, doormats and pots [...]

Project will be catastrophic for ecology of Rani-Garbhanga Reserve Forest besides uprooting hundreds of indigenous people, they say [...]

What does the introduction of fortified rice commercially mean to the common man? [...]

The alarming numbers on plastic pollution in the world’s oceans are translated into gentle embroidery in this novel art project [...]

While plant import is being regulated in the country, the need for assessing the interaction of imported plants with indigenous species assumes importance [...]

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