Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicEnvironment conservation

Topic: Environment conservation

US approves largest dam removal in history to save endangered fish

A US agency seeking to restore habitat for Chinook salmon and endangered coho salmon gave final approval Thursday to decommission four dams straddling the California-Oregon border.

‘Trees like my children’, says Bangladeshi man who has removed nails from over 10k trees

A mason by profession, the 60-year-old has been doing this 2018. He has also planted over 20,000 trees in his hometown, Jashore.

How the humble algae can put a stop to carbon emissions from the concrete industry

A research team at the University of Colorado Boulder are looking into the use of algae-derived limestone for environmentally friendly cement production.

Govt wants to drill for oil, gas in forest areas, but Wildlife Institute of India wary of new tech

Months after giving ‘in-principle approval’ for oil/gas drilling, govt’s Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has asked for further studies after Wildlife Institute’s recommendations.

India’s growing number of ‘Ramsar sites’ and why global treaty to save wetlands matters

Improving water quality, sequestering carbon — With India designating 5 more wetlands as 'Ramsar sites', we look at the Ramsar Convention signed by nations to protect its wetlands.

GDP doesn’t capture full value of nature — global green panel wants development ‘redefined’

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services releases 'Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature' at Germany meet.

SC pushes for nuanced approach on Char Dham project to balance defence, environmental concerns

Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observes orally that SC cannot override defence concerns in context of ‘contemporary events’, an indirect reference to India-China skirmishes.

Climate change now a question of patriotism, Modi govt, states must act

The Centre should provide the right set of incentives and the adequate platforms to convert India into a hub of green technology.

For years this Punjab man planted trees so village could breathe. Then, his lungs gave way to Covid

Hardayal Singh planted over 10,000 trees in his Patiala village. Last month when he got Covid, he first struggled to find an oxygen bed and then passed away within days of getting one.   

‘He was a bus conductor too’ — TN ‘treeman’ praised on Mann ki Baat wants Rajini as forest ally

On Mann ki Baat Sunday, PM Modi praised M. Yoganathan for planting trees and for spending his own salary to do such inspirational work.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.