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Upper atmosphere cooling and shrinking 600 feet per decade due to climate change: Study
India Today

s countries prepare to meet in the coming months to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, the situation is getting alarming with every passing day. Scientists have now found that parts of the upper atmosphere are gradually contracting. The culprit being greenhouse gas emissions and the growing menace of climate change. I more....

Maharashtra joins Under2 Coalition of states to fight climate change
Hindustan Times

Maharashtra has become the fifth Indian state after Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana and West Bengal to join the Under2 Coalition, which brings together 125 states from across the globe to combat climate change. Officials said that the move is in line with the state’s climate strategy to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, and comes more....

BNHS, Corbett Foundation welcome SC order on laying power lines underground in Great Indian Bustard habitats
The Hindu

‘Overhead power lines pose the biggest direct threat to the endangered bird today’ The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and The Corbett Foundation (TCF) have welcomed a recent Supreme Court order making it mandatory to lay power lines underground in both ‘potential’ and ‘priority’ habitats of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) to aid in its conse more....

Pune: Forest department arrests two for illegal sale of turtles
The New Indian Express

The Pune division of the state Forest department has arrested two persons over the alleged possession and attempt to sell turtles, which are protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act. Forest department officials have identified the accused as Atharva Deshmukh and Shrikant Vanjari. Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Forest departm more....

Uttarkhand to plant 1.37 crore plants this monsoon, Van Mahotsav 2021 starts
The Times of India

Dehradun: The forest department of Uttarakhand launched Van Mahotsav 2021 on Thursday with an ambitious target of planting 1.63 crore saplings in the state this monsoon. State forest minister Harak Singh Rawat, on Thursday, kicked off the campaign by planting a sapling at Arcadia Grant, Dehradun. He also distributed around 350 saplings to the peopl more....

700 stone cutting units to be moved from Tandur: Telangana State Pollution Control Board
The Times of India

HYDERABAD: Around 700 stone cutting and polishing units located in Tandur of Vikarabad district will be shifted to a new industrial park being developed for them at Navalga village of Basheerabad mandal in the same district, informed the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) in its report to the National Green Tribunal. The TSPCB subm more....

Maha 125th global state to commit to climate action
The Times of India

Nagpur: Maharashtra has become the fifth Indian and 125th global state to join the Under2 Coalition – a global community of state and regional governments committed to ambitious climate action in line with the Paris Agreement. In the last few years, the state has witnessed a severe loss of life and serious economic disruptions due to the increasin more....

Alarming rise in tiger, leopard deaths in country in first 6 months
The Times of India

Nagpur: With 94 tiger and 310 leopard deaths in the last six months, an alarm is being raised over the rise in numbers. During the same period last year, 56 tiger deaths were recorded as per the data recorded by the official website of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). A review of half-yearly data compiled by Wildlife Protection Societ more....

Eggs from rescued pythons artificially hatched in Odisha
Down to Earth

The Odisha forest department and snake helpline artificially hatched eggs of a python June 30, 2021, said forest officials. The eggs belong to a python rescued from under rocks May 5 at Garhnial village in Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Python hatchlings emerged from 27 of the total 30 eggs preserved in an artificia more....

Committees formed to study elephant population, deaths exist only on paper
The Hindu

Panels, constituted in 2020, ceased to work after a few online meetings Two expert committees formed by the Forest Department in July 2020 to study Tamil Nadu’s wild elephant population and the death of pachyderms in the Coimbatore Forest Division are no longer functional. Members said the committees ceased to work after a few online meetings, more....

Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries
The Guardian

Australia has been ranked last for climate action out of nearly 200 countries in a report assessing progress towards global sustainable development goals. The Sustainable Development Report 2021, first reported by Renew Economy, scored Australia last out of 193 United Nations member countries for action taken to reduce global greenhouse gas emis more....

Call for global treaty to end production of ‘virgin’ plastic by 2040
The Guardian

A binding global treaty is needed to phase out the production of “virgin” or new plastic by 2040, scientists have said. The solution to the blight of plastic pollution in the oceans and on land would be a worldwide agreement on limits and controls, they say in a special report in the journal Science. Since the 1950s about 8bn tonnes of plasti more....


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