May 21, 2013 01:14 PM
Sustained global warming will wipe out an uncountable number of plant and animal species, says a new report based on a path-breaking study of similar climatic changes through the ice age.
[Carbon emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Climate Change] [Global warming]
May 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Most of these threatened species including the two mammals in India are not currently receiving the conservation they most certainly deserve, observes the study.
[India] [Endangered species] [South Asia]
May 21, 2013 12:50 PM
India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that constructions on floodplains not only affects the natural flow of the river but even causes environment problems.
[India] [Delhi] [Environment]
May 20, 2013 06:40 PM
“We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
[India] [Education For All] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
May 20, 2013 03:52 PM
As the world faces growing water security challenges, experts are calling for better monitoring of the availability, quality and use of water, and its inclusion in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a key issue in the post-2015 development agenda.
[Water] [Development] [Inclusion]
May 20, 2013 08:00 AM
COAI, the industry body for GSM, has asked the centre to instruct states on policy regarding emissions from telecom towers, since the subject comes under the Union government’s purview.
[India] [South Asia]
May 20, 2013 12:31 PM The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) slammed the Supreme Court's Centrally Empowered Committee (CEC) for taking a ‘soft’ view of the big fish in Karnataka’s monstrous mining scam.
May 20, 2013 11:38 AM
Farm ponds being built in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) programme is expected to prove to be a boon for farmers in this the perennially parched district.
[India] [South Asia] [MGNREGA]
May 20, 2013 11:35 AM
The Rs-1000-crore fund for empowering women is languishing in a bureaucratic limbo, even as three ministries scrap over its control.
[Delhi women] [Delhi gangrape victim] [India]
May 20, 2013 11:20 AM
Greenpeace India and URJA Front (United RWA Joint Action Front) has condemned Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for mocking democratic norms.
[Power crisis] [Electricity tariff] [DERC] [Delhi]
May 20, 2013 10:58 AM A new study has found that shrinking glaciers were responsible for almost a third of the rise in sea-level between 2003 and 2009.
May 17, 2013 05:55 PM At one of the sessions of the “Partnering for Rural Prosperity: Farmers as Owners” business and farmers came together to discuss ways in which both can come together in mutually profitable ways.
May 16, 2013 12:10 PM
“I was always interested in technology and fortunately my family supported me in my decision to go into this field. In fact, no one in the family has ever forced me to do anything,” says Mehvish.
[South Asia] [Kashmir women] [India]
May 16, 2013 12:07 PM
A new analysis of scientists’ articles on global warming and climate change has found almost unanimous agreement that humans are the main cause.
[Climate change] [Science] [Global warming]