After Nagaland, Arunachal firm to protect birds, wild animals
  • After Nagaland, Arunachal firm to protect birds, wild animals(15:34)
    By Sujit Chakraborty

    Itanagar/Kohima, April 21 (IANS) After Nagaland, another Northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh is determined to provide protection and sanctuary to the birds and wild animals even as the tribals traditionally hunt them for centuries.

Andhra issues thunderbolts warning in four districts
  • Andhra issues thunderbolts warning in four districts(15:02)

    Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority Special Commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning of thunderbolts to farmers, farm labourers and cattle rearers in the four districts of Kurnool, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam and Kadapa.

In run-up to Biden's summit, UK sets target to slash emissions by 78%
  • In run-up to Biden's summit, UK sets target to slash emissions by 78%(12:56)
    By Vishal Gulati

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hours ahead of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the opening session of the US Leaders' Summit on Climate, hosted by President Biden on Earth Day, the UK government announced to set the world's most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.

India reaches halfway mark of no new coal: Analysis
  • India reaches halfway mark of no new coal: Analysis(12:26)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) States and companies that cumulatively operate 50 per cent of existing installed power generation capacity in India are committed to not building new coal power plants, a new analysis said Wednesday.

It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
  • It's April end and still snowing in Himachal(11:18)

    Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.

UNGA president reaffirms support for boosting biodiversity
  • UNGA president reaffirms support for boosting biodiversity(04:14)

    United Nations, April 21 (IANS) The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, pledged on Tuesday that efforts must be made to make progress on the "Road to Kunming," reaffirming his strong support for boosting biodiversity.

Global CO2 emissions to rise by 1.5 bn tonnes in 2021: IEA
  • Global CO2 emissions to rise by 1.5 bn tonnes in 2021: IEA(19:32)

    London, April 20 (IANS) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will see a rise of 1.5 billion tonnes -- the second-largest annual increase ever -- in 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest report on Tuesday.

Injured flamingo rescued by Wildlife SOS, UP forest dept
  • Injured flamingo rescued by Wildlife SOS, UP forest dept(17:40)

    Agra, April 20 (IANS) An injured greater flamingo was rescued by Wildlife SOS & the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department from Arsena village in Agra. The bird received treatment at the Wildlife SOS Hospital and was later released back in the protected wetlands of Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in the presence of Forest Department officials.

Achieving net zero emissions is growth story: Climate economist
  • Achieving net zero emissions is growth story: Climate economist(17:18)

    Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) Global financial flows and investments are finally 'tipping' away from the old, polluting, and unsustainable economy of the 20th century towards the climate-friendly economy of the 21st century, one of the world's leading economists is expected to declare this week.

Real time satellite monitoring of Himalayas may help avoid disasters
  • Real time satellite monitoring of Himalayas may help avoid disasters(16:00)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To avoid the Chamoli mishap from recurring, the Ministry of Science and technology with IIT Kanpur has conducted a study on how the satellite-based real-time monitoring of the Himalayan glacial catchments would improve understanding of flood risk in the region and help inform an early flood warning system that could help curb disaster and save human lives.

6.4-magnitude quake hits Indonesia
  • 6.4-magnitude quake hits Indonesia(14:26)

    Jakarta, April 20 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted North Sumatra province in Indonesia on Tuesday with no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, officials said.

Andhra issues weather warning in 3 districts
  • Andhra issues weather warning in 3 districts(13:00)

    Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority special commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning to farmers, farm labourers and cattle rearers in Prakasam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts.

Global CO2 emissions set for 2nd-biggest spike in history: IEA
  • Global CO2 emissions set for 2nd-biggest spike in history: IEA(11:54)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are on course to surge by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021,the second-largest increase in history, reversing most of last year's decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report released on Tuesday.

Another spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh
  • Another spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh(11:44)

    Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Weather remained dry in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological (MeT) Department forecast another brief spell of rain and snow in the two union territories that will begin on Wednesday.

4 poachers arrested in S.Africa's Kruger National Park
S.African air force to help douse Table Mountain fire
  • S.African air force to help douse Table Mountain fire(09:54)

    Cape Town, April 20 (IANS) The South African National Defence Force announced that it will send helicopters as soon as weather permits to help douse the raging wildfire in the iconic tourist destination and biodiversity hotspot Table Mountain, the Western Cape provincial government said.

$14,000 prize for idea on ocean sustainability
  • $14,000 prize for idea on ocean sustainability(08:40)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever 'Hack the Planet' competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas that will tackle the threats facing communities around the world, linked to ocean degradation and the climate crisis.

'Slowdown caused by Covid not putting brake on climate change'
To save Great Indian Bustard, SC recommends underground powerlines, divertors
Ashok Gehlot govt bets big on renewable energy
  • Ashok Gehlot govt bets big on renewable energy(19:32)
    By Archana Sharma

    Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) In the first Board of Investment (BOI) meeting chaired by CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday, Rajasthan Government cleared the customised package of incentives for investment worth over Rs. 1,67,000 crore in the state, of which the major contributor sector is renewable energy.

Israel aims to reduce 80% greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
Fire erupts in S.Africa's iconic Table Mountain
  • Fire erupts in S.Africa's iconic Table Mountain(09:32)

    Cape Town, April 19 (IANS) South Africa's iconic tourist destination and biodiversity hotspot Table Mountain is on fire, which led to the evacuation of visitors and students of the nearby University of Cape Town, sources said.

Fall in cost of financing renewable projects: Oxford University
  • Fall in cost of financing renewable projects: Oxford University(09:06)

    New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A new Oxford University research tracking how the financing costs for energy projects, measured through loan spreads, have changed over the past 20 years and finds that financial institutions are viewing renewables as less risky and coal as more so.

How a holy river degenerated  into sewage canal
  • How a holy river degenerated into sewage canal(12:18)
    By Brij Khandelwal

    Agra/Mathura April 18 (IANS) As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna on Sunday, their hearts are filled with disgust and frustration to see the plight of the river, which is the life line of millions of people from Delhi to Agra.

5.8-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Miyagi prefecture