The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water and has invited comments from water utilities, including the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), on it.
The Lakshadweep Administration had embarked on the ‘Pilot project on Biological Control of Rodents (Rats) by Using Barn Owls (Tyto alba) in Kavaratti Island’ after studies revealed the shocking extent of damage caused by rats to the island’s coconut yield and economy.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has compiled the best practices of human-elephant conflict management in India.
The Lakshadweep government has initiated the Pilot project on Biological Control of Rodents (Rats) by Using Barn Owls (Tyto alba) in Kavaratti Island.
Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 was recently released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
A recent comparative study of abundance of the species in alpine moraines at different elevations indicated that it is slowly depleting at lower altitudes and rocky moraines.
The Union government launched the Green-Ag Project in Mizoram, to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.
Delhi Jal Board(DJB) had to reduce water production capacity by 25% after high levels of ammonia were detected in the Yamuna river.
The Haryana Forest Department has employed aerial seeding technique to improve green cover in the Aravalli area of Faridabad.
Assam government has decided to upgrade the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a national park.
It has entered the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
India's tiger estimation for the year 2018 has entered the record books as it was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the largest camera-trap wildlife survey.
The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to include an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist.
Lepidopterists in Arunachal Pradesh have helped add two species to India’s expanding list of butterflies.
The fourth edition of the virtual Ministerial on Climate Action witnessed countries exchanging views on how countries are aligning economic recovery plans with the Paris Agreement and the critical enabling conditions to ensure continued climate action.
A Himalayan butterfly named Golden Birdwing is India’s largest, a record an unknown specimen had held for 88 years.
A team of researchers from Pune and Kerala have rediscovered a rare and plant species called Globba andersonii from the Sikkim Himalayas near the Teesta river valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years.
The third edition of the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 was launched in July 2020 by the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership, provides comprehensive insight to address the global e-waste challenge.
Uganda has become the first African country to submit results for Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Researchers have spotted a very rare biological phenomenon – ‘gynandromorphism’ – in dragonflies of the Puzhakkal area of the Kole wetlands in Thrissur, Kerala.
Uttarakhand Forest Department has developed India's 'first' lichen park in Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district of the state.
Primatologists have observed that the Gee’s golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), endemic to the semi-evergreen and mixed-deciduous forests straddling India and Bhutan, induce stillbirth of babies killed inside the womb of females, besides practising infanticide.
NITI Aayog and the International Transport Forum (ITF) of OECD jointly launched the ‘Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies’ (DTEE) project in India.
The Indian government has prepared the first ever national report on the climate crisis, Assessment Of Climate Change Over The Indian Region under the aegis of the ministry of earth sciences (MoES).
First global report on the illegal wildlife trade was recently released by FATF.
According to an analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) while particulate matter and nitrous oxide levels fell during the lockdown, ozone (a harmful pollutant) increased in several cities.
The Maharashtra government declared 29.53 square kilometre (sq km) area, comprising 10 villages in Dodamarg taluka, Sindhudurg district, as the Tillari Conservation Reserve.
The Karnataka state government’s plan to establish a monkey park, on the uninhabited islands in the Sharavathi backwaters region.
Researchers have found a rare fish from Sethukarai coast in the Gulf of Mannar.
The study clearly shows that the AIS is losing its stability owing to the impact of a downstream giant glacial drainage system over the past 19 years.
Russia declared a state of emergency after a massive oil spill in the Arctic region.
Power Minister initiated the ‘#iCommit’ campaign on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Union Environment Minister launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India in next five years with a renewed focus on people’s participation and collaboration between Forest Department, Municipal bodies, NGOs, Corporates and local citizens.
12th edition of the biennial Environment Performance Index (EPI Index 2020) has been released.
The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has sought reports on the environmental impact assessment of Lonar lake from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and the Geological Survey of India.
Government issues advisory to streamline the process for import and possession of exotic live species in India.
In the current kharif season, farmers would undertake mass sowing of GM seeds for maize, soyabean, mustard brinjal and herbicide tolerant (Ht) cotton, although these are not approved.
The first population estimation exercise of Indian gaur carried out in the Nilgiris forest division in February has revealed that more than an estimated 2,000 Indian gaurs inhabit the 300 sq. km range.
A comprehensive Checklist of Indian Amphibians has been updated and launched on the Zoological Survey of India website.
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change interacted with Chief Ministers, Cabinet Ministers & State Government Officers of six states through Video Conference to discuss issues relating to notification of Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) pertaining to Western Ghats.
A team of scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have reported the discovery of three new plant species from the evergreen forest patches of the southern end of the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Researchers from Chile and Argentine have discovered teeth of an extinct species of the lineage of Gondwanatheria.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on June 17 every year.
Quinine Nongladew is a village named after the alkaloid quinine extracted from the bark of cinchona.
A rare palm of South Andaman Island Pinanga andamanensis will be grown in Palode (Kerala) with the help of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI).
A new species has just been discovered using a Twitter image and thus has been named as Troglomyces twitteri.
The number of tigers in the Sunderbans reserve forest in West Bengal has increased to 96 from 88, according to the 2019-20 census by the West Bengal Forest Department'.
In India, two species of marine mussels, green mussel (Perna viridis), and the brown mussel, (P. indica) are found in the coastal areas.
World Migratory Bird Day(WMBD) is an annual global celebration campaign to raise awareness of the needs for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
Maharashtra Governor has modified the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, allowing rightful claimants of forest rights to appeal against decisions of the district level committee (DLC).
FRA 2020 examines the status of, and trends in, more than 60 forest related variables in 236 countries and territories in the period 1990–2020.
Scientists from various Universities of US(United States) have discovered a carnivorous (meat eating) swimming dinosaur named “Spinosaurus aegyptiacus” at the Kem Kem region of the Moroccan Sahara in North Africa.
India Meteorological Department releases list of 169 names for upcoming tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean.
National Board for Wild Life (NBWL),the apex body to review all wildlife-related matters, has permitted the use of 98.59 hectares of land at Saleki, a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve in Assam for opencast coal mining project done by North-Easter Coal Field, a unit of Coal India Limited.
The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced that the Arctic’s biggest ozone hole has closed.
It is an annual event, organized to show support for environmental protection around the world on April 22.
The eleventh and first ever virtual Petersberg Climate Dialogue was held on April 28th 2020.
Bangalore Blue is a variety of fox grapes grown in districts around Bangalore.
National Wildlife Board issues final nod for Mumbai-Nagpur highway amid lockdown. The approval was given via video-conferencing.
Jim Corbett National Park has become the India’s 1st quarantine centre for animals with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is a feeding station for vultures in the Pong Dam Lake Wild Life sanctuary in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
The European Commission (EC) launched the ‘United for Biodiversity’ coalition on World Wildlife Day.
Poachers have killed two extremely rare white giraffes in northeast Kenya, leaving just one such animal in the world.
A new study recently conducted by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC found that Red Pandas are falling to traps laid for other animals, such as the musk deer and wild pigs.
Scientists have identified a 100-million-year-old flying dinosaur encased in amber that may be the smallest yet discovered.
Scientists have warned that the Great Barrier Reef will face a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks, following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural world has ever endured.
A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court to safeguard natural resources in the Eastern and Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu.
The study carried out in Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh noted that hornbills, one among the large-sized frugivores, are the top seed dispersers.
The government of India declared the National Chambal Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).
Earlier both the Chinese red pandas & the Himalayan red pandas were together considered as red panda species.
Black carbon results from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass.
Researchers conducting a study in Odisha’s Chilika Lake have found the presence of a viable, breeding population of Eurasian Otters, a fishing cat in the brackish water lagoon.
The Northern European Enclosure Dam(NEED) project involves the construction of dams of a combined length of 637 km enclosing all of the North Sea.
Maharashtra government has scrapped the Jalyukta Shivar- the flagship water conservation project.
The Punjab Agri Export Corporation recently launched the ‘Punjab Kinnow’ brand at the kinnow festival in Abohar.
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.
The encroachment of Madhav National Park land in Madhu’s Pradesh continues unchecked even though the land was allotted to make way for a tiger corridor.
World Air Quality Report 2019 was released by the pollution tracker IQ Air and Greenpeace.
The report was prepared with the aim of reducing carbon footprint and halting global warming below 2 degree Celsius by 2050.
Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) has been created as per the Cauvery Management Scheme earlier framed by Centre and approved by Supreme Court.
A new species of lizard – the urban bent-toed gecko has been found in Guwahati, the largest city in the Northeast.
India’s proposal to include all the three species in the Appendix I was unanimously accepted by the 13th COP to the CMS.
Evaluation of Soil Health Card Scheme has revealed significant reduction in usage of area in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.
The government of Arunachal Pradesh is planning to build a 692.7 km highway through the 862 sq km Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR).
Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel have discovered a jellyfish-like parasite,’Henneguya salminicola.
Massive fire broke out on the Burhi Dihing River in Assam’s Dibrugarh district allegedly due to an oil pipeline blast.
Locusts, which are part of the grasshopper family, are highly mobile insects that can migrate across different countries and cause extreme damage to crops.
The ‘State of India’s Birds Report 2020’ was recently released during the CMS COP 13.
The bird ringing station will be at Bhagalpur, Bihar, located close to the Ganges & is known to be a favorite destination of migratory birds.
World Wetlands Day was celebrated on February 2nd with the theme of “Wetlands and Climate Change”.
A new cave fish, presumably the largest in the world, has been discovered from Meghalaya.
Approval from the NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) is expected to notify the Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve.
COP26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK.
GIM is one of the eight missions launched under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
The conference is jointly organized by the Department of Fisheries, Kerala and the CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology) School of Industries Fisheries.
Rushikulya rookery on the Odisha coast is set to welcome and protect olive ridley turtles during mass nesting.
As per the Biological Diversity Act 2002, BMCs are created for “promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity” by local bodies across the country.
A new species of snails have been named Craspedotropis gretathunbergae, in honour of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Ranking has been done under the National Hydrology Project
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) in Visakhapatnam,has successfully cultivated Indian pompano- marine fish species in a brackishwater pond.
Green Credit scheme scheme allows agencies like private companies, village forest communities etc to identify lands for forest cultivation and ensures plantations are grown.
Scientists discovered the oldest material on earth,a 7 billion years old.
Environmental activists have called for a ban on the use of new low sulphur marine fuel in the Arctic region.
Among the total forest areas, the north eastern region in the country was found to be more vulnerable.
China has declared that the country’s giant paddlefish often called as ‘Panda of the Yangtze river’ has become extinct.
The three new species of tiny frogs had been named as ‘Liurana himalayana’, ’Liurana indica’ and ‘Liurana minuta’.
Australia was recently ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began.
It has become only the 2nd creature, after a sea urchin species, known to have this ability.
Miyawaki method is a method of urban afforestation by turning backyards into mini-forests.
The world’s oldest ever mushroom fossil discovered from the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in Africa.
To restore coral reefs in Gulf of Kutch, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) with the help of Gujarat’s Forest Department, is using biorock and mineral accretion technology for the first time.
The World Economic Forum released its 15th edition of the Global Risks Report on January 15, 2020.
The Supreme Court(SC) has allowed the govt. to introduce African Cheetah in a suitable wildlife habitat in India including Kuno-Palpur (Kuno National Park) in Madhya Pradesh.
The Supreme Court of India held that the Government has no right to transfer “invaluable” community resources.
The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has announced to relax the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules to get Blue Flag certification.
Arunachal Pradesh (AR) has became the first State in India to initiate the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s ‘red listing’ of orchids.
The Union Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change has recently notified the new Wetland Conservation Rules.
The National Mission of Clean Ganga (NMCG) has taken up the initiative under Namami Gange Project to conserve wetlands of the Ganges basin.
A new meat-eating dinosaur species at Natural History Museum of Utah, United States(US).
The Carbon Disclosure Project, an annual report on carbon reduction activities of different countries and their firms was released by a non-profit organization Global Reporting Initiative.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (EFoCC) recently announced that India has achieved the complete phase out of ozone depleting Hydro Chloro Fluoro Carbons (HCFC).
The new snake eel species residing in the Bay of Bengal has been discovered.
The Government of Maharashtra and World Bank signed a 210 million USD agreement to facilitate agriculture value chains.
The Union Ministry declared that Ramsar Convention had added 10 more sites from India.
Palau has become the first country in the world to ban various types of sunscreen to protect coral reefs.
The forest cover in the country increased by 3,976 square kilometres (sqkm).
The European Union came up with an announcement during the annual Madrid Climate talks on additional measures on climate change called the European Green Deal.
The GCF is a unique global platform to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development.
India is testing a Swedish technology torrefaction that can convert rice stubble into ‘bio-coal’.
The deepest canyon on land on earth is found in the Denman glacier in East Antarctica.
National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga (National Ganga Council) has been established as an Authority under National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Act, 2016.
Central Water Commission released a report which pointed out that 2/3rd of the water quality stations spanning India’s major rivers showed contamination by one or more heavy metals.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature added 1,840 new species to its catalogue of plants and animals that risk extinction.
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking countries’ climate protection performance.
The 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held in Madrid, Spain.
Operation Clean Art is first pan India operation to crackdown on the smuggling of mongoose hair.
The Ministry of Coal has decided to establish a ‘Sustainable Development Cell’ in order to promote environmentally sustainable coal mining in the country.
A new fish species discovered in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
The MoEFCC has embarked upon a programme for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification for select beaches in the country.
Govt Launched two mobile Apps – ‘CHC Farm Machinery and Krishi Kisan App for Geo Tagging’
The report is in line with the Jal Jeevan Mission that was launched to provide clean and safe drinking water to all by 2024
Union Water Resources Ministry has finalised a committee to draft a new National Water Policy
Odisha forest department banned fishing between November 2019-May 2020, in the state’s Gahiramatha marine sanctuary to protect Olive Ridley turtles.
Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone
A study by a team of Indian and U.S. researchers has found that global warming has altered a key weather system
Emissions Gap Report also as called as the “Commitment Gap” has been released by the annual United Nations Environment Programme
The new signal fish was found in Lakshadweep sea off Kerala coast
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declared a public health emergency in Delhi
Stubble burning is a common practice followed by farmers to prepare fields for sowing of wheat
A new species of snake named Trachischium apteii was found in the Tally Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh
European Union lawmakers declared a “climate emergency” in a symbolic vote
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh confirmed Avian botulism
The government is pushing Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to make progress on the Ken Betwa river interlinking project
A research scholar from the Gujarat Ecological Education Research Foundation, Dhruv Prajapati, has discovered two new spider species
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to invest 1 billion over the next five years on environmentally friendly urban mobility in India
Brown to Green Report 2019 takes stock of the G20 countries climate action
A new frog species called Polypedates bengalensis has been found
The ‘Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act’ and the ‘Haryana Preservation of Subsoil Water Act’
Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have joined hands to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic
Saharan silver ant (Cataglyphis bombycina) has been discovered as the world’s fastest ant
Honey-coloured insect, blind and wingless beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
States need not take the Centre’s approval to define what constitutes unclassified land as forest
Clean Air Cities Declaration’ was unveiled at the C40 World Mayors Summit
The initiative, the first of its kind in the country, is being spearheaded by ITC Limited
The government is planning to create a 1400km-long and 5km wide green belt from Gujarat to Delhi-Haryana border
The weeklong annual Ganges river dolphin census, undertaken by World Wide Fund
Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is considered the Third Pole
India will commission its first-ever survey to estimate the population and geographical range of the snow leopard
UN Environment Programme (UNEP), convened a two-day event at which member states came together to adopt what is being called the “Colombo Declaration”
Supreme Court allowed bursting of low-emission crackers relaxing the 'complete ban' issued in 2017
According to the study by the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) human activity causes up to 100 times more planet-warming
As part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) some stricter measures to fight air pollution will come into force in Delhi’s neighbourhood
Under the Jal Jeevan Mission the Centre has allowed gram panchayats and local bodies to decide on water usage charges for supply of potable piped water
6th India water week at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi has been inaugurated by the President Ram Nath Kovind
Black carbon particles have been detected on the fetus-facing side of the placenta, which will affect the overall development of the unborn baby
It is an integrated approach to managing landscape cropland, livestock, forests and fisheries
National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategy for India has been released
September 16 commemorates the Montreal Protocol that was signed on this date by 24 UN member nations in 1987
The Ban Amendment was originally adopted as a decision of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties in March 1994.
At the 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification released the Framework for the Assessment of Benefits of Action/Cost of Inaction for Drought Preparedness report
Madhya Pradesh has refused to share its surplus water with Gujarat as it is not sharing the hydro power it is generating, with MP
Government of India has launched massive campaigns against single-use plastics
According the SAFAR, air quality monitor of Ministry of Earth Sciences' the share of stubble burning in Delhi's pollution has risen to 35 percent
India will be hosting the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) as National Advisory Council was formed
Nigeria became the fourth African country to join the Global Coalition of the willing on Pollinators
Environment Ministry has unveiled a draft plan that will dictate how prospective infrastructure projects situated along the coast
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published an Indian Standard for identification, marking and labelling of Pashmina products to certify its purity
Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi approved the flagship "Namami Gange" programme
According to the data from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the Amazon Forests in Brazil has experienced 74,155 fires since January 2019
According to the World Bank Report - Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis, heavily polluted water is reducing economic growth
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy
Bill seeking to set up an institutional mechanism for surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of specified dams across the country
A dead zone of oxygen-depleted waters forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico in response to nutrient runoff from the Mississippi River
According to a study published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) It found that the numbers of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have dropped by an average of 53 percent since 1970
The first priority objective of the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) is to protect, conserve and enhance the Union’s natural capital
Recent floods have brought the focus back on an almost forgotten 2011 report on the Western Ghats that had made a set of recommendations for preserving the ecology and biodiversity of the fragile region along the Arabian Sea coast.
Union HRD Minister will launch ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive to create awareness about Water Conservation
Draft report says rising global ocean waterline could displace 250 million people by 2100.
Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Bihar’s Katihar district, has been declared as the state’s first ‘Community Reserve’
CoP18 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), took place in Geneva
Fossils of the World’s largest parrot ever recorded been found in New Zealand
Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has unveiled draft Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for coastal zone management.
The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for river valley and hydroelectric projects approved a project Kosi- Mechi river interlinking project
Union environment ministry unveiled a draft ‘Nation Resource Efficiency Policy’
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has released a phase II (2016-19) study titled “Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves in India
The latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species updated
Researchers discover Dracaena cambodiana, a dragon tree species a plant that yields dragon’s blood
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation
A micro-monkey about the size of a hamster has been found in a fossil bed in the Peruvian Amazon.
Four species of fauna and 18 species of flora have gone extinct in India
Odisha has received the geographical indication (GI) tag for its local version of the Rasgulla
Palau signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement
According to a study published in the journals Nature, and Nature Geoscience, Global temperatures has increased
Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru discovered new vine snake species
Odisha has renewed its effort to revive the population of gharials
A rare snail found at only three spots in the Indian Ocean has become the first species to be officially declared threatened
Union environment ministry has declared monkeys (Rhesus Macaque) as ‘vermin’ in Himachal Pradesh
More than 28,000 species around the world are threatened
The Union Environment Ministry has selected 12 beaches in India to vie for a ‘Blue Flag’
A high powered committee to urgently frame and implement an emergency response plan for the protection of Great Indian Bustard
The fossilized remains of a bizarre, ancient bird that had middle toes longer than its lower legs have been found in a lump of amber from Myanmar
Botanical Survey of India has come up with the first comprehensive census of orchids of India
The draft was passed following detailed discussions and deliberation with the ministers of the cabinet
The MANAV Project aims to create an open and interactive atlas of human biology
A researcher at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre provides a new way of predicting the monsoon
Kerala government would set up a first-of-its-kind elephant rehabilitation centre
India’s first cow sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh government in September 2017, will be privatized
Leonardo DiCaprio and his environmental charity are to launch Earth Alliance
Immunocontraceptive measures for population management of four species of wild animals
Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad have high vehicular population and diesel consumption
An 82 member special protection force trained to combat poachers and understand animal behaviour
Tamil Yeoman’ also called as ‘Tamil Maravan’, a kind of butterfly found in the Western Ghats declared as Tamil Nadu state butterfly
India has opened its first specialized hydrotherapy treatment centre for elephants
As per the report released by the Fisheries Department, India is the second largest fish producing country in the world
G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth for the year was held in Karuizawa
The Irish government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030
The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has begun construction of a road using plastic waste
To address the issues of land degradation and desertification, for the first time, India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD) 2019 was observed on June 17
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced to ban single-use
Scientists from Delhi University found a new species of ‘paddy frog’ from Northeast India
Researchers have discovered two new species of the tweezer beaked hopping rats
Scientists and taxonomists have documented 596 new species of flora and fauna
World Environment Day, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a pronouncement deeming that forests are living entities
The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that climate change has already affected production of key energy sources
A new dinosaur museum and fossil park, located in Gujarat's Raiyoli village in Balasinor town of Mahisagar district was inaugurated
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted an expert committee to ascertain whether further norms are required to restrict the use of plastic packaging
The winners of the10th Equator Prize 2019 was announced by the United Nations Development Programme
Enoplotrupes tawangensis, a new species of dung beetle was found
NASA has planned to send a robot called dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan
NGT Directed NHAI to Furnish Fresh Details on Green Cover
Union Environment Ministry has launched the song Hawa Aane De to spread awareness about Air pollution
For the first time, worlds rarest Albino Panda was caught on camera
It was declared by the United Nations to raise awareness and increase understanding of biodiversity issues
The Indian part of Kailash Mansarovar popularly known as Mount Kailash included in the in the tentative list of World Heritage Sites
The white throated rail which was extinct for more than 136,000 years reappeared on Indian Ocean Island
Indias Smallest Orchids named Lecanorchis Taiwaniana, a parasitic bloom, was discovered in Assam
Scientists from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad have been sequenced the entire genome of the Asiatic lion for the first time
Wildlife Experts from Institute for Conservation of Nature and Forests have confirmed that the reappearance of brown bear in Portugal
‘Global Assessment’ Notifies That 40% Of Amphibian Species And 1 Million Of Insect And Fauna Are Threatened
UN Report termed as Global Assessment, stated that, among the approximated 8 million plant, insect and animal species, around 1 million is at risk of extinction within decades
The G7 Environment Ministers gathered for a 2 day meeting in Metz, France
The Geological Survey of India North Eastern Region installed 2 geological display boards at 2 important geological sites with geo scientific information.
World Tuna Day was observed on May 2 worldwide to highlight the importance of tuna fish
Purple Frog is to be named as Keralas state amphibian
Binny a 41 year-old orangutan at Odishas Nandankanan Zoological Park died following a prolonged illness
Bajirao the last captive white tiger died recently at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali Mumbai
Researchers have claimed that the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, which dominates the marshy mangrove ecosystem in the Sunderbans forest reserves, is under threat due to climate change and the unprecedented rise in sea levels.
Nepal has collected about 3,000 kilograms of solid waste from Mt Everest
This prize is awarded every year to environmental activists from each of the global 6 inhabited continents
The move towards extending protection for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act was initiated by Trump administration
World Meteorological Organisation unveiled the State of the Global Climate in 2018 Report
Global Report on Food Crises 2019 shows that more than 100 million people worldwide are facing acute hunger
The first ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at the First Global Conference on Synergies
National Mission for Clean Ganga was awarded the distinction of Public Water Agency of the Year
According to a draft United Nations report up to one million world species are at risk of extinction
Paleontologists have discovered 95 million year old coin sized cartoon eyed crab species
Two new bird species discovered by Zoologists at Trinity College Dublin
A new species of East Asian birds Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo spotted at Andaman and Nicobar
UN labour agency International Labour Organisation in its recent report termed Bhopal Gas Tragedy as one of the worlds major industrial accident
In San Juan province, western Argentina, scientists from University of San Juan have discovered a site containing fossils of nearly a dozen dinosaurs.
The world's last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has died
Indias first exotic Bird Park Essel World Bird Park was launched by EsselWorld Leisure Pvt. Ltd the entertainment arm Essel Group in Mumbai.
Researchers in the Philippines have discovered a species of ancient human Homo Luzonensis which was previously unknown to science
A group of jumping spiders that mostly occur in Eurasia and Africa, has been spotted for the first time in Ernakulam ILLITHODU forests
A study conducted by Matteo Willeit of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. found that Earth Co2 Levels Reached 410 Ppm Highest In 3 Million Years
A 40 million year old fossil of a whale with four legs webbed feet and hooves has been excavated
A small village Phayeng in the North Eastern state of Manipur has been tagged as India first carbon positive settlement
The Woolly-necked Stork and White-bellied Drongo, both dry-land species of birds have been spotted in North Kerala’s Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary during the 19th bird survey.
Kandhamal in Odisha southern hinterland is famed for its turmeric a spice that enjoys its pride of place in an array of cuisines.
The hump-backed Mahseer, found in the waters of the Cauvery, has been added to the IUCN Red List with Critically Endangered Status.