UN chief's push won't budge rich nations on climate finance: Experts
  • UN chief's push won't budge rich nations on climate finance: Experts(05:30)
    By Nivedita Khandekar

    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Although cheered by the fact that none other than the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday backed enhanced ambition and stricter loosening of purse strings from the rich nations, India's academics and climate experts are sceptical whether or not it will have any impact.

  • New EPR regulations for plastic packaging industry soon(03:40)
    By Nivedita Khandekar

    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The packaging industry utilising plastic in any form will soon witness a totally new chapter with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) set to bring in a new regulation that will focus on the extended producer's responsibility (EPR).

UN chief highlights three priorities for climate action
Rich nations must deliver climate finance before COP26: Guterres
  • Rich nations must deliver climate finance before COP26: Guterres(21:24)

    New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Demanding much bolder climate action from G20 nations, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that developed countries must uphold their promise to deliver $100 billion dollars in climate finance annually to the developing world before COP26.

Flood alert issued in five TN districts
  • Flood alert issued in five TN districts(19:20)

    Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Flood alert was issued in five Tamil Nadu districts -- Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, and Cuddalore -- after the Krishnagiri Reservoir Project Dam almost reached its full capacity of 52 feet.

2021 Arctic summer sea ice 12th-lowest on record: NASA
Jacqueline gives angora the cold shoulder in PETA India campaign
  • Jacqueline gives angora the cold shoulder in PETA India campaign(18:32)

    Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Just in time for International Rabbit Day (September 25), Jacqueline Fernandez, who was seen most recently in the horror comedy 'Bhoot Police', stars in a brand-new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India campaign that asks everyone to turn their backs on cruelty to rabbits by keeping angora out of their wardrobes.

Feast for jumbos on elephant appreciation day!
  • Feast for jumbos on elephant appreciation day!(18:10)

    Agra, Sep 23 (IANS) A jumbo feast for the 25 royal pachyderms residing at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC) was laid out by the Wildlife SOS on the Elephant Appreciation Day celebrated every year.

Thermal plants to buy 20 MT 'parali' to help keep air pollution in check
Centre holds meet with states on Delhi's air pollution
  • Centre holds meet with states on Delhi's air pollution(15:50)

    New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) To reach a common ground over tackling Delhi's air pollution, a joint meeting of the states of Delhi, Uttar Pardesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana was held under the chairmanship of Union Minister Bhupender Yadav on Thursday.

UP to get 2 plastic processing parks
  • UP to get 2 plastic processing parks(13:50)

    Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Government is all set to develop two plastic processing parks in the state -- one in Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) area and the other in Gorakhpur.

Delhi to remain cloudy, chances of light rain
Eruption of Spain's La Palma volcano could last 24-84 days
IMD forecasts winds, heavy rain in Chennai, parts of TN
No climate finance for hydropower: 'Rivers for Climate' declaration
  • No climate finance for hydropower: 'Rivers for Climate' declaration(08:50)

    New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) With less than 40 days to go for COP26, 300 organisations from 69 countries have urged the governments and global leaders to not use climate funding for "so-called sustainable hydropower schemes" as part of their 'Rivers for Climate' global declaration.

Only 20% of G20 companies' climate targets science-based: Study
  • Only 20% of G20 companies' climate targets science-based: Study(07:48)

    New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Growing numbers of companies in the G20 are setting climate targets but most fail to align with climate science, a new research by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the global body enabling businesses to set emissions reduction targets in line with science, said on Thursday.

World leaders pledge $5 billion to protect nature
  • World leaders pledge $5 billion to protect nature(06:34)

    New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Heads of state, philanthropic leaders and indigenous representatives have come together to announce unprecedented commitments to protect and restore nature, at the opening session of the Nature for Life Hub, a high-level event Transformative Action for Nature and People, coinciding with the 76th UN General Assembly.

Nations set to increase clean energy access at UN summit
  • Nations set to increase clean energy access at UN summit(06:22)

    New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Significant new commitments for financing clean energy, increasing renewables and improving access to electricity are expected to be announced on Friday at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.

Two depressions may lead to more rains for Kolkata
  • Two depressions may lead to more rains for Kolkata(00:04)

    Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) With portions of Kolkata still under knee-deep water following incessant rains for the last three days, the met office on Wednesday predicted more woes for the city as well as south Bengal, with likely formation of two more depressions in the Bay of Bengal leading to downpours on the weekend.

Take bold climate action, WMO urges world leaders
  • Take bold climate action, WMO urges world leaders(23:30)

    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Unpacking the interconnections between climate indicators and the SDGs through clear visual maps, a new World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) report aims to inspire leaders to take bolder climate action.

Punjab, Delhi and NCR states chalk out plan to tackle air pollution
  • Punjab, Delhi and NCR states chalk out plan to tackle air pollution(22:52)

    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) In a move to curb air pollution that starts choking north Indian states at this time of the year, the governments of Punjab and the NCR states, including Delhi, have come up with a detailed monitorable action plans to prevent and control stubble burning, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) announced on Wednesday.

Adani Transmission wins 'Greentech Energy Conservation Award 2021'
WHO revises air quality guidelines, experts suggest India should revise its own too
Assam burns 2,479 rhino horns to dispel myth about their medicinal value
  • Assam burns 2,479 rhino horns to dispel myth about their medicinal value(19:00)

    Guwahati, Sep 22 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts on the occasion of World Rhino Day, the Assam government on Wednesday burnt 2,479 rhino horns at a public function to destroy the world's largest stockpile of rhino horns in order to bust the myth that they have amazing medicinal value.

IOC offers to adopt rhinoceros in Hyderabad Zoo