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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

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. [...]

New Delhi wants G20 nations to pledge for reductions by 2030 [...]

Chennai artist Keerthana Ramesh’s handmade pop-up book uses papercut art to show 30 critically endangered species [...]

We haven’t faced any issues so far, says resident. [...]

Manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale of some of the identified single-use plastic items to be prohibited according to the draft notification issues by the Ministry [...]

Be it the human-animal conflict, climate change, poaching, or hunting, author Rohan Chakravarty finds a comic character that makes us chuckle yet takes a dig at the innovative ways that man has wreaked havoc on planet earth [...]

The chilgoza nuts wait for the chisel-beaked nutcracker to carry and bury them far and wide to be eaten later. The nuts that aren’t eaten germinate to become the next generation of chilgoza pines [...]

They are recognised as major source of marine pollution [...]

A video explainer on Delhi's water shortage and how the landlocked city gets its water [...]

The 10th anniversary of National Moth Week hopes to inspire children and teenagers to explore the world of moths [...]

The consumer goods major’s ‘Smart Fill’ initiative is aimed at reducing plastic waste [...]

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