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Britain to treble tree planting by 2024 to fight climate change
The Tribune

Britain said it planned to treble tree planting rates over the next three years to help reach its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, as part of efforts to fight climate change. The UK wants to push ahead with its environmental plans and encourage other nations to do the same ahead of its hosting of the United Nations Climate Change Con more....

In 30 days, 43 wild animals fell into open wells, 10 died
The Times of India

Nagpur: With the death of two tiger cubs by drowning in Tekepar canal well near Bhandara a few days ago, the issue of open wells becoming death traps for animals has once again come under spotlight. As per the forest department’s record, in the last 30 days (April 15 to May 15), 43 wild animals, including three tiger cubs and an Indian rock python more....

Corpses in Ganga may infect dolphins, gharials, warn scientists
The Times of India

DEHRADUN: Scientists at Doon-based Wildlife Institute of India have expressed fears regarding the Gangetic river dolphins (Platanista gangetica) and gharials (Gavaialis gangeticus) in the Ganga being infected by Covid-19 mainly by the corpses of those who died due to the disease. The scientists’ fears are compounded by the fact that Bihar and Uttar more....

Lightning strike may have killed 18 wild elephants in Assam: Experts
The Times of India

GUWAHATI: After a thorough examination of the carcasses of 18 elephants found dead in a forest in Assam’s Nagaon district and circumstantial evidence, a team of experts suggested that the jumbos could have been killed by a lightning strike, an official release said on Saturday. However, the samples collected by the team are being examined for micr more....

Now the Vadla crane goes missing in Balochistan
The Tribune

Vadla is the most "famous" female crane among the common cranes who have been visiting India for the past two years. Like last year, this year too, Vadla, tagged with a transmitter (GPS), started her journey from her winter home in Nalsarovar wetland in Gujarat to her breeding home in Kazakhstan on March 29. On April 4, Minister of Environment, more....

Research paper sees direct link between Cyclone Tauktae and climate change
Business Standard

Scientists and meteorologists have attributed the growing number of cyclones including the latest one, Tauktae, to climate change more so because of the intensity with which they have now started hitting the Arabian Sea. According to a paper by Climate Trends, a Delhi-based agency that works towards bringing awareness around climate change issue more....

Villagers demand sealing of factory over pollution concerns
The Times of India

Shahabad-Markanda: Residents of Yara and Yari villages in Shahabad constituency of Kurukshetra district alleged that a factory manufacturing alloys was releasing effluents and polluting their villages, affecting about 15 to 20 panchayats. They alleged that many residents of the villages were suffering from cancer and skin diseases while groundwater more....

'Alarming': Centre directs states to prevent dumping of corpses in Ganga
Business Standard

The union government directed states to prevent dumping of dead bodies in Ganga and focus on their safe disposal and providing support for ensuring dignified cremation. It said dumping of dead bodies or partially burnt corpses in the river Ganga and its tributaries is most undesirable and alarming. The Centre's order comes amid reports of h more....

Check dumping of bodies in river; protocol must: CM Yogi Adityanath
The Times of India

LUCKNOW: Amid reports of hundreds of bodies found floating in the Ganga or buried in the sand along the rivers, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday asked the district magistrates to ensure that Rs 5,000 being given by the government is used for the last rites of unclaimed bodies or of those from poor families. He added that nobody should be more....

It’s on our plates and in our poo, but are microplastics a health risk?
The Guardian

As much as the idea might be unpalatable, all of our diets are now likely to include tiny servings of plastic. The places where microplastics and plastic fibres have been found is beginning to read like a supermarket shopping list. Studies have found microplastics – that is, pieces or fibres smaller than 5mm – in foods including tea, salt, se more....

Finding ways to keep our waterways plastic-free
Business Line

In November 2019, when a research team, on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), for the first time fished out marine debris in cities along the Ganga Basin for its plastic pollution project CounterMEASURE (CM), it found the following in a sample from Agra: 62 per cent of coloured, white and black polythene bags; 12 per cent mu more....


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