Home Tags Environment conservation

Topic: Environment conservation

From left: Shekhar Bordoloi, Nayan Bordoloi and Rishan Doley during the expedition | By special arrangement

Three men on a raft go 400 km across Assam, from world’s largest to smallest river island

The trio's journey was an attempt to raise awareness about the need for environmental conservation and sustainable development.
Representational image | Pixabay

US plans to plant 855 million trees to create jobs and save its forests

Countries are embracing reforestation, from Pakistan paying unemployed people to plant 10 billion trees, to a Chinese mobile app funding 120 million trees.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks at the event Monday

Modi govt gets over 17 lakh responses to draft EIA, will vet them to prepare final version

Draft EIA was published by environment ministry in March. It has, however, invited flak from activists & opposition who say the new rules will harm environment.

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe she’s a honeybee—How insects survive without antibodies

In ‘Every Creature Has A Story’, Janaki Lenin writes about how hard-working bees avoid disease while living in densely-populated hives.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

What Modi govt’s EIA draft says & why environment experts think it’ll encourage violations

New environment impact assessment draft has been widely criticised by experts and activists, who say it has adopted a regressive approach and fosters non-transparency.
Ganga

World Environment Day: Flowercycling to sewage treatment, these startups are saving Earth

As India faces cyclones, a pandemic, a locust invasion and multiple earthquakes, it is important to reflect on environment conservation.
Spotted dears at Jim Corbett National Park

International Day for Biological Diversity — we need to recognise our solutions are in nature

This year's celebration is all the more timely given the Covid-19 pandemic and the major environmental changes needed to heal.
High school students demonstrate against global warming. | Adam Berry / Getty Images

Earth Day turns 50, and the world is celebrating it digitally for the first time

Theme for 50th anniversary of Earth Day is climate action, already the topic of conversation around the world in the coronavirus pandemic.
Steam billows from the cooling towers of the Yallourn coal-fired power station operated by EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd

Why methane is a far more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide

A continued rise in the amount of methane in the air could easily cancel out any near-term progress we make in reducing CO2 emissions.
Olive Ridley turtle | Commons

Global warming could be reducing lifespan of reptiles and amphibians, says new study

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have challenged a 100-year-old theory about ageing and lifespan.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.