12 Feb 2020
Five easy tips to make your living space more eco-friendly
Even though we know that global warming, deforestation, climate change, and increasing levels of pollution hugely affect our planet, not many of us make enough efforts to make the situation any better.
10 Feb 2020
Five IAS officers who have launched eco-friendly initiatives in India
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.
22 Jan 2020
Coca-Cola says customers want plastic bottles; wouldn't ban them
Despite being one of the largest producers of plastic waste, the leading beverage brand Coca-Cola has indicated that it has no plans to ditch plastic.
09 Dec 2019
Now, there is a 'FrogPhone' to track wild frog populations
For years, scientists have struggled to understand wild frog populations, owing to the difficulties involved in tracking species scattered in different parts of the world.
23 Sep 2019
This IAS officer is helping local trade by curbing plastic
Odisha's Keonjhar district administration is cutting down on its plastic waste by retracing the local roots.
15 Aug 2019
Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.
30 May 2019
Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages
People may not debate environmental issues as much as they should, but it is a pressing concern that is leading to health crises, species extinction, climate change, on a massive, global scale.
17 May 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags
Let's face it, plastics are a threat for everyone, from humans on the land to creatures in the deepest parts of the ocean.
02 Mar 2019
Odisha teenager builds 'cheapest' mobile cover that absorbs harmful radiations
In a remarkable innovation, a 17-year-old boy from Odisha has developed a mobile flip cover, using biodegradable products like cow dung and bael leaf. It is cheap and also protects users from harmful radiation.
06 Jan 2019
Indian Railways: Major eco-friendly steps taken by the national transporter
With the vision of supporting the cause of environment protection and preservation, the Railway Ministry has taken various measures, in recent years.
26 Nov 2018
This 12-year-old boy is building ship to clean the oceans
A 12-year-old me was a puberty-hit gawky teenager, obsessing over SRK after watching him in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
21 Nov 2018
Sikkim: 4% increase in forest cover since 1993, says CM
A plethora of initiatives for preserving biodiversity in Sikkim such as spreading mass awareness and adopting an eco-friendly policy has led to an increase of its forest cover by over 4% since 1993, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said.
21 Nov 2018
UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns
UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.
31 Oct 2018
Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres
On the occasion of 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that about 1.4mn people move to cities every week around the world and warned such rapid urbanization can contribute to increased risks from natural and human-made disasters.
24 Oct 2018
IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus
A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus.
22 Oct 2018
China to ban 'eco-unfriendly' tourist vehicles near Mt. Everest base-camp
China is planning to ban polluting tourist vehicles at the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet from next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution in the area that has a fragile environment.
29 Sep 2018
Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products
The Union Environment Ministry might impose a uniform, countrywide blanket ban on four single-use plastic products - styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, disposable plastic cutlery, and all plastic carry bags.
18 Sep 2018
World's first zero-emission hydrogen-powered train launched in Germany
Marking a new era of pollution-free transport, French-maker Alstom has launched the world's first hydrogen-powered trains in Germany.
08 Sep 2018
Delhi: Kejriwal launches mega drive to plant 5 lakh saplings
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday launched a mega tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at the Yamuna floodplain in Usmanpur village, with thousands of others joining him in the initiative.
08 Sep 2018
Tamil Nadu: Yogendra Yadav detained, claims he was manhandled
Former Aam Aadmi Party leader and Swaraj Abhiyan chief, Yogendra Yadav was detained in Tamil Nadu today. He was to join the farmers' protest against the eight-lane Salem-Chennai Expressway.
14 Aug 2018
Unbelievable! Bengaluru, India's Garden City, more polluted than Delhi
Air pollution is no longer Delhi's domain.
12 Aug 2018
Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry
Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.
07 Aug 2018
'Dump garbage near L-G's house': SC rebukes Delhi government
The SC took strong exception to plans of constructing a landfill site in Delhi's Sonia Vihar without consulting residents.
29 Jul 2018
Govt took several measures to protect tiger habitats: Environment Minister
India has taken several measures, including bringing out guidelines for tiger safaris to reduce the pressure of eco-tourism, protect tiger habitats, and conserve their population, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said today on International Tiger Day.
26 Jul 2018
Tourists who don't respect Goan culture not welcome: Minister
Tourists who do not respect the culture of Goa and create nuisance by littering on the beaches or taking drugs are not welcome in the state, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said in the Legislative Assembly today.
23 Jul 2018
In Jamshedpur, a tree for every newborn during Shravan month
As part of its green initiatives, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in Jharkhand has decided to undertake a drive, under which parents of babies born in the holy "Shravan month" will get a chance to plant and name a sapling after their child.
17 Jul 2018
Goa wants only 'good tourists': Heavy fines for public-drinking, littering
Goa, a state dependent on tourism, is becoming selective. Now it wants only "good" visitors, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said.
12 Jul 2018
CBSE saves 50,000 trees and Rs. 100cr by going digital
At a time when the capital struggles to breathe amid polluted air, CBSE has welcome news.
07 Jul 2018
Delhi: With L-G's approval, plan to chop 3,000 trees canceled
Bringing huge relief to Delhiites, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has now officially cancelled the previous decision to cut down almost 3,000 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.
04 Jul 2018
In 10 days, Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban yet again
The Maharashtra government is a confused lot. Since a plastic ban was imposed 10 days ago, it has changed rules at least twice.
02 Jul 2018
NGT stays felling of 16,000 trees in Delhi till July-19
A week after the Delhi HC stayed the felling of 16,000 trees, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has extended the stay further, till its next hearing on July 19.
30 Jun 2018
Here's how you can reduce your electricity bill by 20%
The Power Ministry had recently held a meeting with major air-conditioner manufacturers and recommended them to maintain the default temperature setting in the appliance at 24°C.
29 Jun 2018
Next on Maharashtra government's radar: Tetra packs and multi-layered packaging
The Maharashtra government, which last week enforced a statewide plastic ban, is now mulling bringing tetra packaging and multi-layered packaging under its ambit.
25 Jun 2018
Delhi's 'Chipko movement': Thousands hug trees, say 'won't leave them'
Sarojini Nagar saw a lot of activity yesterday afternoon, as more than 1,500 people came out in unison to protest the cutting of a whopping 16,500 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.
25 Jun 2018
Delhi HC stays felling of 16,000 trees till July 2
The Delhi HC has stayed till July 2 the planned felling of more than 16,000 trees for redevelopment of residential facilities for central government employees.
24 Jun 2018
Maharashtra plastic ban Day-1: Rs. 7L collected as fine
Maharashtra entered a new era yesterday, figuratively, as a ban on several plastic and thermocol items went into force.
23 Jun 2018
Govt recommends 24°C as default settings for Air Conditioners
Union Power Minister of State RK Singh on Friday held a meeting with major air-conditioner manufacturers in New Delhi, and recommended them to maintain the default temperature setting in the appliance at 24° Celsius to promote energy efficiency.
18 Jun 2018
#MeToo campaign futile in Bollywood if seniors don't speak-up: Huma
Actor Huma Qureshi believes the #MeToo campaign worked in Hollywood because a lot of senior female actors came forward with their stories of sexual harassment, something which has not happened in the Hindi film industry.
17 Jun 2018
Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt
With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, Greenpeace India urged Union Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.
14 Jun 2018
Delhi chokes as air-quality cross 'emergency'-levels, no respite till weekend
Delhi is once again covered by a thick haze, a grim reminder of the recurrent crisis the capital generally sees during winters.