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ENVIRONMENT NEWS

Go vegetarian to save wildlife and the planet: Sir David Attenborough

January 16, 2021 2:06 pm

The naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who gave up eating meat four years ago, said, "We must change our diet. The planet can’t support billions of meat-eaters."

Pile-up over pile-up: Clearing mountain of waste when another mountain comes up in Chandigarh

January 14, 2021 3:54 pm

While reacting to The Indian Express story on how Rs 34 crore was being spent only on clearing half of the waste, the AAP said that the garbage dump clearing was a farce. They demanded a detailed investigation into the murky affair by an independent agency.

Chandigarh: Shovels and saplings in hand, green group works on giving Sector 17's neglected terraced beds a facelift

December 26, 2020 10:51 am

With gardening tools, saplings in coconut shells, sacks of manure and water tank ready, the 'green group' kickstarted the work of greening and cleaning. Come Monday, they will be making a presentation to the DC to use this area for a weekly organic mandi.

EU bans plastic waste exports to poor nations

December 23, 2020 2:09 pm

The EU will ban the export of unsorted plastic waste to poorer countries as of January. Under new rules, trash importers and exporters will need to agree on how to handle hazardous shipments.

500 academicians, scientists write to environment ministry for withdrawal of draft EIA notification

September 03, 2020 10:41 pm

The controversial notification has drawn severe criticism and protests from students, citizens, activists, environmentalists across the country for "fundamentally dismantling environmental safeguards to promote ease of doing business".

Samantha Akkineni makes chemical-free cleaner at home; here's how

July 15, 2020 5:33 pm

Bioenzymes are natural cleaners and help keep your house free from toxic chemical cleaners. Learn how to make

Draft EIA Notification is an attempt to weaken regulation, silence affected communities

June 27, 2020 9:29 am

The government’s actions on environmental regulation (as opposed to its bon mots and rhetoric) show that it considers it an impediment to the ease of doing business. During the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the MoEF has been working swiftly to clear projects, even carrying out public hearings over video conference.

Over 50 youth groups write to Envrionment Ministry to put on hold draft EIA notification

June 25, 2020 1:29 pm

The draft is a review of the 2006 EIA notification and has drawn criticism from environmentalists and youth groups, who have said it would be "destructive for the ecology".

World Environment Day: Timoci Naulusala's 2017 speech is worth revisiting

June 04, 2020 6:49 pm

"We need to act now. Let's start with putting rubbish in the bin, implementing the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Let's re-plant."

World Environment Day 2020 Quotes, Images, Slogans, Messages: Celebrate the day with these thoughts

June 05, 2020 9:11 am

World Environment Day 2020 Quotes, Images, Slogans, Messages: This year, the theme is ‘Celebrating Biodiversity'.

ENVIRONMENT VIDEOS

Science Take | How geckos move across water

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.

Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Jumping spiders have excellent vision. To test it, scientists use a special machine of which there are only two in the world.

‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it' | Wildfires Rage in California

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

Human activity wiped more than half of the world’s vertebrates: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund says that human activity wiped out 60% of the world’s vertebrate population between 1970 and 2014.

UNBOXING: What pollution from vehicles is doing to our city and our body

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

his month, we sit down with Anumita Roychowdhury, the Executive Director of Centre for Science and environment to understand the impact of pollution from vehicles on the street.

NYT ScienceTake | The Science Behind a Frog’s Leap

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

A frog’s leap is a study in power and accuracy. So how do frogs do it, and what can humans learn from its mechanics?

On World Environment Day, a look at what countries are doing to promote tiger conservation

June 22, 2020 6:26 pm

In 2018, 12 countries agreed to work on tiger conservation. This is how they are doing. India, while doing well, must realise it is not the time to slowdown.

Jimmy Shergill feels it's important to support films on children

February 26, 2016 3:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill feels it is important to promote films which focus on kids.He said that films which have stories revolving around kids or children as the lead is very important to be promoted.Jimmy Shergill was present at the trailer launch of 'Shortcut Safari.'Directed by Amitabha Singh, 'Shortcut Safari' is a Hindi film whose story revolves around a group of children who get trapped in a dense forest, for three days, during their school outing.The experience of these seven children teaches them the value of mutual respect, team-spirit and perseverance, and also lays importance on a clean environment.

Now tourists can meet Ninja character, enjoy live fishing in Japan

February 18, 2016 1:49 pm

Kanagawa, Feb 18 (ANI): Ninja is the real hero of the war era in Japan and now tourists can meet Ninja characters. At Odawara castle in Kanagawa, the Ninja attracts and entertain the tourists. He even takes visitors pictures and explains them about historic remains. There is a facility for tourists to dress up like Ninja and take pictures. Foreign tourists are more attracted towards Ninja character. Ninja plays an ambassador to introduce Japanese tradition to foreigners. The visitors also practice ‘Shuriken’, a weapon used by Ninja warrior. Tourists from Australia enjoyed using Shuriken. Tourists can also enjoy live fishing at Misaki fishing port in ‘Kanagawa’, south of Tokyo. During winter, Japanese sea provides many other seasonal fish including barracuda, yellowtail and others. Before sending to market, these fishes are divided separately depending on its breed and size. They are later taken for auction at the whole sale market. Splendid alfonsino is uploaded through the year at Misaki fishing port. Especially from winter to spring is the peak season of that fish. It is oily and tasty. Tourist can visit this fishing port freely to see fish uploading. Misaki restaurant is located near the fishing market. It is convenient to enjoy fresh fish meal there. Fresh sashimi and grilled head of Yellow tail is very popular item. Misaki fishing port provides tasty breakfast of fish and best view of Mt Fuji. On every Sunday morning, market is held in the park. It is prosperous with fresh fish, popular Tuna and local vegetable. Japanese express gratitude to rich sea and good environment.