Environment: News

20 Sep 2023


Working remotely can cut carbon footprint significantly, reveals study

There is more to working from home than working in pajamas all day!

10 Sep 2023


Check out these must-visit biosphere reserves in India 

India has around 18 biosphere reserves that aim to protect the environment, its wildlife, and exotic flora and fauna.

08 Sep 2023


Be an ally to animals: 5 ways to protect wildlife

The increasing human population poses a threat to natural resources and wildlife. Hence, today, there is a greater need for wildlife conservation.

05 Sep 2023


Rarest of the rare wildlife species found in India

India's biodiversity is incredibly diverse and abundant.

30 Aug 2023

Home Decor

From trash to treasure: Hottest trends in sustainable recycled homes

As the global focus on environmental awareness grows, inventive minds are finding innovative ways to reshape waste into captivating living spaces.

16 Aug 2023


New snake species named after Hollywood actor Harrison Ford

Researchers named a new snake species discovered in Peru's Andes mountains after the Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford on Tuesday.

15 Aug 2023

Air Pollution

Air pollution could raise the likelihood of dementia, study finds

People who live in areas with high levels of air pollution, especially from sources like wildfires or farming, may face an increased dementia risk.

14 Aug 2023

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio-backed films about the environment  

Leonardo DiCaprio has always raised his voice when it comes to environmental conservation. Whether it is about wildlife protection or climate change, he has always spoken about it.

14 Aug 2023


World Lizard Day: Facts about lizards you probably didn't know

August 14 is observed as World Lizard Day every year and holds significant importance for reptile enthusiasts.

12 Aug 2023


World Elephant Day: Fun facts about the largest land mammal

Addressing the elephant in the room! For generations, people have been captivated by the unique physique and intelligence of these gentle giants from Asia and Africa.

10 Aug 2023


World Lion Day: Interesting facts about this fierce animal

The lion signifies strength and courage and has been associated with royalty and valor for centuries. However, in reality, there aren't as many lions in the world as you think.

09 Aug 2023


How to correctly dispose of plastic items

It is difficult to imagine a life without plastic, yet the material's ubiquitous use has raised environmental issues, notably about plastic waste.

28 Jul 2023


Eco-friendly activities to get kids excited about nature

Getting your children involved in nature is an excellent approach to nurturing a genuine love and respect for the environment.

19 Jul 2023


How to minimize your fast fashion footprint 

Fast fashion is a term that describes the quick production and sale of inexpensive and trendy clothing, often leading to rapid changes in styles and frequent purchases.

13 Jul 2023


Strategies to achieve 'net-zero energy' home

A net-zero energy home maintains a balance between the energy it requires and the renewable energy it generates. Meaning, it produces as much energy as it consumes.

07 Jul 2023

Climate Change

Hottest week recorded, UN says climate change 'out of control'

With the rising global temperatures and unprecedented changes in weather conditions, climate change has become a serious (and burgeoning) threat to the world.

30 Jun 2023

MK Stalin

Import of cigarette lighters under Rs. 20 banned, here's why

The government, on Thursday, decided to stop the import of cigarette lighters that cost less than ₹20 per unit.

05 Jun 2023


How to ensure your furniture is truly sustainable

More and more green furniture companies are popping up to meet the needs of environmentally aware consumers.

05 Jun 2023

United Nations (UN)

World Environment Day: How UN aims to combat plastic pollution

World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year. Organized by the United Nations (UN), the initiative primarily aims to raise awareness to protect the environment.

05 Jun 2023


Five simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Climate change is a massive challenge for us all, but there are ways we can make a difference.

05 Jun 2023


World Environment Day: Game-changing fabrics for a greener fashion future

The fashion design industry is booming, but it's also causing significant environmental problems.

05 Jun 2023

Sustainable Travel

World Environment Day: How to reduce carbon footprint while traveling

Traveling and exploring new places is exciting for most of us.

02 Jun 2023


Museum Of Underwater Art: You can snorkel in this museum

There are several exciting experiences and tourist attractions that you can cherish in Australia.

27 May 2023


Battery made out of sand? This is how it works

Imagine a battery that is not only powerful but also incredibly unique - a battery made out of sand.

27 May 2023


Aquatic heroes: Rescuing the planet, one swim at a time

Animals play a bigger role in the environment than you may think. Each species with its unique abilities/features help in keeping the planet healthy.

26 May 2023


Fashion waste crisis: Chile's Atacama Desert overwhelmed by unused garments

The world of fast fashion is on a high with the entrance of newer clothing brands, fashion events, and more.

23 May 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Netflix's 'Merpeople' is streaming now

Merpeople is the recently released docu-series that revolves around the lives of underwater performers who aim to become mermaids. This unique subject has been in talks for some time in the recent past.

22 May 2023


Common household items that you can easily recycle or repurpose

Did you know that some of the stuff you throw away every day can actually be reused for other purposes around the house?

20 May 2023


World Bee Day: Why bees are crucial for the ecosystem

Did you think that bees are only needed for their honey-making ability? You will be surprised to know how bees are capable of much more than that.

13 May 2023


World Migratory Bird Day: 5 Indian birds nearing endangerment 

India is a country where several birds seek refuge in different seasons. The main reason for this is the favorable Indian climate, highly suitable for migratory birds.

22 Apr 2023

Earth Day

Earth Day: Practical hacks to reduce daily use of plastics

Single-use plastic products have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, but they are a major threat to the environment.

22 Apr 2023


Zero Waste Living: A beginner's guide to sustainable living

With landfills filling up and plastics choking our oceans, it is clear that our current approach to waste is unsustainable.

22 Apr 2023

Earth Day

5 high-tech solutions shaping the future of waste management

More and more people are now becoming environmentally conscious about waste disposal with new solutions emerging that are challenging traditional ideas of waste management.

22 Apr 2023


Sun tunnels: Lighting up darkest corners of your home naturally

Ever wished for a brighter, more vibrant home, but found that artificial lighting solutions just don't cut it?

21 Apr 2023


6 ways you can save energy at home

Energy conservation involves employing less energy to save expenses and reduce its ill effects on the environment.

21 Apr 2023


Here's how you can repurpose your food scraps

Food waste is a major contributor to climate change and increases greenhouse gas emissions.

24 Mar 2023


Earth Hour: What is it and why to observe

Lights off, mission on!

24 Mar 2023

Space News

Why are astronomers rallying against increasing launch of low-Earth satellites

Astronomers have expressed concerns over the mounting light pollution due to the increasing number of satellites orbiting Earth.

24 Mar 2023

Climate Change

Liquid Tree: Is this the ultimate solution to air pollution

In the fight against air pollution, planting trees in forests is a well-known method adopted by both companies and governments to lower atmospheric CO2 levels.

09 Mar 2023


Do biodegradable straws really make a difference

Disposable plastic straws are often used for just a few minutes before being discarded.

26 Feb 2023


5 ecotourism festivals in India that worship nature

Festivals form an important part of Indian culture, heritage, tradition, and biodiversity.

21 Feb 2023

Climate Change

Several Indian states among top 50 regions facing climate risk

According to a ranking by the Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI), 80% of 50 provinces that are at the highest climate risk to their physical infrastructure by 2050 are in India, China, and the United States of America (US).

20 Feb 2023


Carbon Maps raises $4mn to reduce food industry's environmental impact

Food production has a huge environmental impact. More than a third of greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans can be linked to food.

05 Feb 2023


Looking for low-maintenance plants for office? Check these out

If you want to purify the air in your office space while adding visual interest to your office decor, then place some low-maintenance plants in the area and around your desk.

27 Jan 2023


Tired of unkempt gardens? Simple tips to keep them clean

Maintaining a garden at home is not only good for your mental health but also for the environment as you can grow your own produce and build a more sustainable lifestyle.

12 Jan 2023


Karnataka HC halts Sadhguru's Isha Yoga Centre, Adiyogi statue inauguration

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday ordered the status quo be maintained on the inauguration of Sadhguru's Isha Yoga Centre and Adiyogi's statue at the foot of Nandi Hills near Bengaluru.

02 Nov 2022


Here are 5 environment-friendly alternatives to plastic bags

Although plastic is lightweight, water-resistant, convenient, and cheap, it is among the most hazardous materials that degrade our environment in multiple ways.

20 Oct 2022


PM Modi, UN's Antonio Guterres launch 'Mission LiFE' in Gujarat

United Nation chief Antonio Guterres and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Mission LiFE' (Lifestyle for Environment) at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Ekta Nagar.

14 Oct 2022


Recycling mixed plastic wastes just got easier; no more separation

They say styrofoam cups, food covers, and beverage bottles cannot be recycled together. Well, not anymore. Researchers from Colorado have found a way around it.

12 Oct 2022


Can legal rights for animals, trees, rivers save the environment?

In the face of surging environmental crises, a team of experts has suggested that granting legal rights to non-human entities such as animals, plants, and rivers might provide a solution to mitigate the effects of climate change and loss of biodiversity.

1 October 2022

Solar Energy

Solar cooking: Meaning, advantages, and need of the hour

"Let the sun shine in," they said, without knowing how this could become one significant revolution in the way we cook.

23 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

5 must-visit Durga Puja pandals in south Kolkata

Durga Puja is almost here and we can't help but count the days for the five-day extravaganza that feels like a carnival.

23 Sep 2022

Summer season

All about fall equinox and why it matters

Today on September 23 at 6:33 am IST, the fall equinox marks the end of the summer season and the beginning of autumn.

22 Sep 2022


World Car-Free Day 2022: History, activities, and more

Celebrated around the world on September 22 every year, World Car-Free Day encourages motorists to give up on their cars for a day and explore other alternatives.

20 Sep 2022


The historic Trans Bhutan Trail reopens after 60 years

The iconic Trans Bhutan Trail that dates back to the 16th century is reopening after 60 years and is all set to welcome travelers from September 28, 2022.

20 Sep 2022

Summer season

Earth experienced 6th warmest July and August in 143 years

If you felt the mercury levels this year were just too high, fret not, you weren't alone.

05 Aug 2022

Health & Wellness

Here are some effective hacks to beat insomnia

Have you been finding it difficult to sleep at night no matter how tired you are?

27 Jul 2022


Make these simple lifestyle changes to be more environmentally friendly

Being environmentally friendly and protecting Mother Earth not only makes the planet a better place to live in, but also improves your quality of life.

19 Jul 2022


Brazilian Amazon lost 18 trees per second in 2021: Study

The Amazon Rainforest plays a primary role in regulating the world's carbon and oxygen cycles.

03 Jul 2022


International Plastic Bag Free Day: Use these plastic alternatives instead

July 3 is celebrated as International Plastic Bag Free Day to encourage people to use natural and eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and other items.

24 Jun 2022


National Upcycling Day: Why is upcycling better for environment

The US celebrates National Upcycling Day every year on June 24.

08 Jun 2022


India slams Environment Performance Index 2022, calls it 'unscientific'

The Centre rebutted the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022, which rated India last out of 180 nations on Wednesday.

08 Jun 2022


India nosedives to finish last in Environment Performance Index

India has fallen behind the rest of the world in terms of environmental performance.