LANCET Report on Health and Climate Change, 2019
On November 13, 2019, the Lancet journal published report on “Health and Climate Change, 2019.” The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis that tracks the progress across 41 indicators. The project is a colla More..





India attends IUCN’s 7th Regional Conservation Forum held at Islamabad
International Union for Conservation of Nature organized the 7th Regional Conservation Forum in Islamabad, Pakistan. Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represented India at the forum. More than 500 representatives from di More..





UNDP Green Climate Fund: India gets 43 million USD to boost climate in 3 coastal states
With the help pf 43 million USD from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India has begun the project that will positively impact over 10 million people living on the coastline. The funds are to be obtained from the Green Climate Fund tha More..





Thousands of migratory birds dead in Sambhar Salt Water Lake, Rajasthan
Thousands of migratory birds were found dead near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan. This is the second time such incident has occurred in a week. The birds belonged to 15 speicies. It included Pied Avocet, Northern Shoveller, Kentish Plover, Brahminy Duck a More..





Marengo Sachintendulkar: Newly discovered spider species named after cricketer
Dhruv Prajapati, a junior researcher pursuing a PhD in spider taxonomy with Gujarat Ecological Education & Research (GEER) Foundation, recently discovered two new species of spiders. He has named one of the species as  More..





ICAR report on Stubble Burning
On 4th November, 2019, the ICAR’s Creams Laboratory bulletin stated that there has been reduction of 12% in incidents of Stubble Burning as compared to the same period in 2018.

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5 lakh government vehicles to be converted into e-vehicles
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar flagged off the electric vehicles procured by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in New Delhi.

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Himachal Pradesh: 2,000 Panchayats under Natural Farming
Around 2,209 panchayats were brought under natural farming under Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana. The State is promoting Organic and Zero Budget Naturna Farming under the scheme.

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Nelloptodes gretae: Tiny beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
Scientists at the British Natural History Museum in London, UK have officially named a tiny species of beetle that was discovered more than 50 years ago as ‘Nelloptodes gretae’, to honour the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist’s ‘outstanding contri More..





Key Facts Box: Effects of El-Nino, Equinod and IOD on Indian Monsoon, 2019
The ongoing frenetic of the North-East Monsoon in the Peninsular India were supported by the same factors that propelled the South-West monsoon. The Indian monsoon of 2019 saw a neutral Pacific (neither El Nino nor La Nina), a positive Indian Ocean D More..





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