India’s forest-Certification Scheme gets Global Recognition
The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has decided to recognised forest-certification scheme developed specifically for Indian forests by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-pro More..

Amendments to the Indian Forest Act 1927
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has finalised the first draft of the comprehensive amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927. The amendments provide definitions to important terms that were missing from the More..

Special Stamps on Ice Stupa Released
India Post released a special stamp cover on Ice Stupa in Leh at an event in the presence of Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh founder Sonam Wangchuk who spearheaded the Ice Stupa initiative.

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Threats to Bumphead Parrot Fish in Andaman
A study has shown that Fishing, coral reef degradation threaten parrotfish in Andaman.

Fact Box: Bumphead parrotfish
Scientific Name: Bolbometopon Muricatum

IUCN Status: Vul More..

Uttar Pradesh Begins Otter Census
For the first time, Uttar Pradesh is taking a census of otters in its protected areas. The census has begun in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR).


Otters live on fish and spen More..

Bomb Cyclone
The bomb cyclone swept has through the US Great Plains resulting in blizzard conditions, hurricane-like winds, snow and heavy rain and subsequent flooding.

Bomb Cyclone or Bombogenesis

Bomb Cyclone or bombogenesis refer More..

Cyclone Idai
Tropical Cyclone Idai has caused huge deaths and economic losses in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Cyclone Idai made landfall on Mozambique and later moved in a westerly direction. Idai is the deadliest Tropical cyclone witnessed in More..

UNEA adopts 2 resolutions piloted by India
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted 2 resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. The resolutions were passed at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) More..

India pilots resolutions on single-use plastics, sustainable nitrogen management; NGT directs CPCB to prepare noise pollution maps
Story 1- India pilots resolutions on single-use plastics, sustainable nitrogen management

India piloted resolutions on two key global environmental issues, single-use plastics and sustainable nit More..

Climate Vulnerability Index for India
Department of Science and Technology has decided to commission a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India. This decision comes in the backdrop of completion of vulnerability study across 12 Himalayan States.


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