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Tag: Environment

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On World Forest Day, Environmentalists Raise Concern Over Illegal Brick Kilns In Balasore

Environmentalists have raised serious concerns over the rampant operation of several illegal brick kilns in the jungles around Soro in Balasore.

  • Monday, 21 March 2022
Erik Solheim
PM Modi Praises Former UN Environment Chief Solheim

Former Norwegian diplomat, politician and environment minister Erik Solheim, who played a crucial role in 2018 as the UN Environment chief in convincing India to phase out single-use plastics by 2022, was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Republic Day greetings.

  • Monday, 31 January 2022
NASA Projects Reveal Connections Between COVID-19 Pandemic & Environment

Washington: While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, NASA’s Earth-observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and environment. “Satellites collect data all the time and don’t require us to go out anywhere,” said Hannah Kerner, an assistant research professor at […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Marine Plastic Waste Expected To Triple By 2040: Research

New Delhi: Without immediate and sustained action, the annual flow of plastic into the ocean could nearly triple by 2040, a new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ has found. The study also identified solutions that could cut this volume by more than 80 per cent using available resources, if key decision-makers are […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
World Environment Day 2020: Preserve Biodiversity For A Better Tomorrow Says PM Modi

New Delhi: On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for collective efforts to ensure that the planet becomes a better place for future generations. “On #WorldEnvironmentDay, we reiterate our pledge to preserve our planet’s rich biodiversity. Let us collectively do whatever possible to ensure the flora and fauna with whom we […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Gahirmatha In Odisha Becoming Graveyard For Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Kendrapara: Once considered the most important nesting beach for the endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Gahirmatha is now battling with serious problems and turning into a graveyard for the animals. Due to rampant and unrestricted fishing activities in banned zones, there has been a significant rise in the turtle deaths particularly at the confluence points […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Odisha Teacher Turns Guardian Of Environment

Boudh: Nilambar Khamari might be a school teacher but his dedicated efforts in conservation of environment have made him an inspiration for many. Apart from teaching in Kundipadar UP School, Khamari spends time for the safety and protection of trees and birds especially the grey herons and bats. With his immense love for nature and […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
NGT Orders Stringent Action Against Visa Steel’s Plant In Odisha

Jajpur: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today ordered stringent action against Visa Steel’s plant at Kalinganagar in Jajpur over company’s failure to stop environment pollution and continuous release of polluted water into Ganda canal. The NGT has directed State Pollution Board to take action against Visa Steel within two months and register a criminal case […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Nations to resolve in addressing climate change: UN official

Nairobi: UN Environment Acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya has issued a forceful call to nations for action ahead of the fourth UN Environment Assembly slated to take place here from March 11 to 15. “Time is running short,” Msuya wrote in a letter to UN member states. “We are past pledging and politicking. We are […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
BJP creating an environment of terror among Purvanchalis: Aam Aadmi Party

New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling AAP on Monday flayed the BJP for creating an “environment of terror” after a group of purvanchalis, preparing for Chhath pooja, was attacked by another “faction” of BJP workers. “BJP’s Chandan Chaudhary, along with some purvanchali people, was preparing for the Chhath pooja on Sunday when another group of BJP supporters […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
PepsiCo to set up PET bottles recycling plant in Delhi

New Delhi: PepsiCo India on Saturday said it plans to establish a facility in Delhi to recycle used PET plastic bottles to reduce its impact on environment. “The company has partnered with Gem Enviro Management to set up infrastructure for collection and recycling of used PET plastic bottles in Delhi, in line with the plastic […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Environment may affect intelligence genes in humans

London: Environmentally-induced epigenetic changes, such as stress and adverse life experiences, to our genetic material — known as deoxyribonucelic acid (DNA) — may have a greater impact on our intelligence, a new study has found. According to the researchers, from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a negative […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Big B praises short films with vital messages

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised actor Jackky Bhagnani’s short film “Carbon” on the need for saving the environment, and another movie “Karta Tu Dharta Tu” which pays tribute to Mumbai Police. Amitabh on Tuesday shared the link of “Carbon” on Twitter and wrote: “A short film by Bhagnani Junior (Jackky). Pertinent and important! An […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
NASA probes detect man-made bubble around Earth

Washington: Humans have long been shaping Earth’s landscape, but now scientists know that we also can shape our near-space environment with radio communications. The impact of such communications extend out beyond our atmosphere, creating a bubble surrounding Earth, NASA’s Van Allen Probes, which study electrons and ions in the near-Earth environment, have revealed. A certain […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste

London: A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic — which is incredibly resistant to breaking down. The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Current Biology could help devise a biotechnological solution […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Kanhaiya Kumar
One will be anti-national even for not using Patanjali face

Nagpur: Stating that many sections of society are living in “environment of fear”, the student leader Kanhaiya Kumar today said one will be dubbed “anti-national” even for not using a Patanjali brand face wash in present scenario. “Such is the environment of fear in country now, that if you do not use Patanjali face wash, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha to prevent illegal trade in wildlife: Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said the government is taking all possible steps to intensify pro-active measures to check illegal trade in wildlife and protect the flora and fauna of the state

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Tree cutting for NH expansion: NGT seeks report from Centre, Odisha in 3 weeks

Environment watchdog the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Union Forest Ministry and the Forest department of Odisha to submit an action taken report (ATR) and status report on alleged tree cutting for the four-laning of the 162 km-long Sambalpur-Rourkela stretch of the National Highway-10 without forest clearance within three weeks

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
When fish would experience 'mountaineering effect'

Washington: Global warming would result in warmer water temperatures that would in turn speed up the aquatic animals’ metabolic need for oxygen. But the warmer water will hold less of the oxygen needed to fuel their bodies, similar to what happens at high altitudes, warns a new University of Washington (UW) study. It’s the combination […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Centre to 'revisit' pollution categorisation of industries

New Delhi: The government has decided to “revisit” the three-colour categorisation for classification of industries as per their pollution potential, Lok Sabha was told today. “The government has decided to ‘revisit’ the categorisation system for classification of industries under red, orange and green categories,” Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said while replying to a question. He […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021

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