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Most heat action plans in India are not suited to local contexts: Study. (Mar 28, 2022)
Adieu, Sasha: Ailing Namibian cheetah in Kuno breathes her last due to renal failure. (Mar 27, 2022)
‘India supports marine protected areas in Antarctica to conserve ocean life’: Jitendra Singh to DTE. (Mar 27, 2022)
India slipping on way to meeting UN-mandated SDGs: CSE-DTE. (Mar 27, 2022)
Environmental stewards: Sacred Hopi site in Arizona awarded ICOMOS Water and Heritage Shield. (Mar 26, 2022)
Yes, Army mortar shelling did kill 4 elephants in north Bengal, state government confirms. (Mar 25, 2022)
Environmental clearance for JSW’s Paradip project in Odisha scrapped by NGT. (Mar 25, 2022)
Maharashtra grape farmers worried as unseasonal rains, hail wipe out 50,000 acres of vineyards. (Mar 24, 2022)
Here is the science behind unseasonal rains and hailstorms that flattened crops in India. (Mar 24, 2022)
Climate change is causing Western Disturbances to weaken; here is how. (Mar 24, 2022)
CSE-DTE release 2023 State of India’s Environment report. (Mar 23, 2022)
Climate-resilient water, sanitation & hygiene policies need of hour to meet global agenda of 2030. (Mar 23, 2022)
Methane emissions from wetlands rose 5-6% since 2000-2006: Study. (Mar 22, 2022)
World Water Day 2023: Traditional reverence helped preserve and tap North Sikkim’s springs. (Mar 22, 2022)
Total weight of humans is 10 times that of all wild mammals put together. (Mar 21, 2022)
India’s coasts in danger, finds Parliamentary panel: MoEF&CC depended on World Bank funds, facing massive cuts. (Mar 21, 2022)
MoEFCC’s actual expenditure reduced by nearly 20% of budget estimates: Parliamentary report. (Mar 21, 2022)
Climate Crisis: 6 key messages from IPCC Synthesis Report. (Mar 20, 2022)
India lost 668,400 ha forests in 5 years, 2nd highest globally: Report. (Mar 20, 2022)
Extreme weather events led to 8 deaths, destroyed almost 390,000 hectares of cropped area in Jan-Feb 2023. (Mar 20, 2022)
Coastal crisis: It’s a race against time, and tide, for those living in Odisha’s coastal villages; here’s why. (Mar 18, 2022)
Restrictions can be relaxed within a kilometre of eco-sensitive zones, Supreme Court indicates. (Mar 18, 2022)
Amphibian apocalypse: Study finds multiple strains of a lethal fungal pathogen threaten frogs in Africa. (Mar 17, 2022)
Ozone pollution increases male-male courtship in common fruit flies: Study. (Mar 16, 2022)
Second home for Gujarat lions: 40 big cats to be moved to Barda from overflowing Gir. (Mar 16, 2022)
Coral breach: A silent, catastrophic invasion has happened in the Gulf of Mannar; here is how. (Mar 16, 2022)
Coral breach: A silent, catastrophic invasion has happened in the Gulf of Mannar; here is how. (Mar 15, 2022)
Over a third of forest land in Burhanpur lost to encroachers: Officials. (Mar 15, 2022)
Messengers of the gods: 1,400-year religious protection of sika deer in Japan’s Nara have made them genetically unique. (Mar 15, 2022)
Carbon footprint of marine fisheries lower than global average. Efforts on to green sector: CMFRI. (Mar 14, 2022)
Biden approves the Willow project — What is it and why has it invited so much backlash?. (Mar 14, 2022)
Elephant Whisperers: It can promote a nuanced understanding of the pachyderm-human relationship, say experts. (Mar 13, 2022)
Kuno: Cheetahs released in the wild kill their first prey within 24 hours. (Mar 13, 2022)
Climate action: Meet to approve IPCC Synthesis Report begins in Switzerland. (Mar 13, 2022)
Olive Ridley nesting begins: Over 500,000 turtles lay eggs in 4 days at Odisha’s Gahirmatha sanctuary. (Mar 13, 2022)
DTE Exclusive: Two Namibian cheetahs released into the wild at Kuno National Park. (Mar 11, 2022)
Mornings sans coffee? Global production under threat due to climate hazards, finds study. (Mar 10, 2022)
Polymer plume: Over 170 trillion plastic particles are floating in the oceans, says study. (Mar 10, 2022)
Sea ice on both poles at record low, finds WMO report. (Mar 10, 2022)
Long live Freddy: Cyclone which travelled across Indian Ocean, has survived for 32 days courtesy climate change. (Mar 09, 2022)
Short-distance migrations help communities manage climate shocks: Study. (Mar 09, 2022)
Global food emissions alone can push warming beyond 1.5°C. (Mar 09, 2022)
Odisha experiencing the country’s worst forest fires again, 642 incidents in March. (Mar 09, 2022)
Safety from numbers: Tourism in the Himalayas is not uniform; its impacts though are detrimental. (Mar 09, 2022)
Extended monsoon, warm winter reduce Alphonso mango yield by 40%. (Mar 07, 2022)
Delhi is India’s most polluted megacity, but others are catching up: CSE report. (Mar 07, 2022)
UN high seas treaty: It is a step in the right direction. But there are concerns, say experts. (Mar 07, 2022)
This winter was the cleanest in NCR since 2018, finds CSE; Delhi air most toxic. (Mar 06, 2022)
5 days in, Brahmapuram blaze continues to choke Kochi. (Mar 06, 2022)
Muggers of Rapti: Anthropogenic threats pose risk to saurians in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, says study. (Mar 06, 2022)
Mission Hariyali: This man distributes free saplings to bring back fruit trees to the nearly barren villages of Nalanda. (Mar 04, 2022)
Beyond protected areas: This new book explores how India's conservation scene turned inclusionary. (Mar 04, 2022)
There is hope for the West African Lion; World Wildlife Day 2023 throws up pleasant surprise. (Mar 04, 2022)
After 89 years, frog endemic to the higher altitudes of Western Ghats ‘rediscovered’. (Mar 03, 2022)
WMO: Hottest year ever in next three, 1.5 degrees Celsius to be breached. (Mar 03, 2022)
Remains of Empire: Trinity College to return spears taken by James Cook from Australian Aboriginal Nation. (Mar 02, 2022)
Without new policies, plastic consumption across G20 countries to double by 2050: Report. (Mar 01, 2022)
Indigenous knowledge: Australian Aboriginal fire practices can help protect koalas from bushfires, study finds. (Mar 01, 2022)
Fight against climate change will worsen existing inequality in global trade: CSE and DTE. (Mar 01, 2022)
Snakes can hear sound and react to it — this may help prevent snakebites. (February 28, 2022)
Twin cheetahs Elton and Freddie to be released in the wild next week. (February 28, 2022)
IFR review: States do dubious paperwork, cite baseless reasons for refusing forest rights to tribals, DTE finds. (Feb 27, 2022)
Extreme weather events, Russia-Ukriane war escalating onion prices globally. (Feb 27, 2022)
Accelerated breeding: Plastic waste in urban drains can lead to an explosion of mosquitoes; here’s how. (February 26, 2022)
Huts of knowledge: These tribal women in Odisha teach their next generation about forests through ‘kutir’ meetings. (Feb 26, 2022)
Climate change? Experts are not sure as Olive Ridley ‘Arribada’ starts a month early at Odisha’s Rushikulya. (Feb 25, 2022)
IFR review: Lapse in procedure behind rejection of claims in Burhanpur. (February 24, 2022)
A year of Russia-Ukraine war: Global fossil fuel ‘bonanza’ may lead to more conflicts, warns Greenpeace. (Feb 24, 2022)
IFR review: Madhya Pradesh’s Van Mitra portal a tool to re-reject forest right claims, RTI data shows. (Feb 23, 2022)
Blue foods can help India improve nutrition, livelihood: Study. (Feb 23, 2022)
New policy to help Indian communities displaced by annual river & coastal erosion drafted. (Feb 22, 2022)
Nord Stream spill is biggest methane leak ever, but minuscule compared to global release of the greenhouse gas: UNEP. (Feb 22, 2022)
Reviving Adi Ganga: Central funds, international project give hope. (Feb 22, 2022)
Warming temperatures increasing pest attacks, reducing yield, claim Rajasthan farmers. (Feb 21, 2022)
Indian blue economy is thriving but country needs to be careful about marine litter. (Feb 20, 2022)
Oder river ecological disaster that killed hundreds of tonnes of fish in 2022 was human-made: Report. (Feb 20, 2022)
12 cheetahs from South Africa arrive in India. (Feb 18, 2022)
Over 1,200 pangolins trafficked in India in 5 years: Report. (Feb 17, 2022)
India should brace for dry and hot spring-summer, El Nino, say experts. (Feb 16, 2022)
A submarine robot gives close up of Doomsday glacier, finds more trouble beneath it. (Feb 16, 2022)
Whose mandate? UNSC not appropriate forum say India, Russia and Brazil as Council debates sea-level rise. (Feb 16, 2022)
Corporate climate efforts fall short, 24 major companies will be able to reduce only 36% emissions: Report. (Feb 15, 2022)
Climate change aided malaria expansion into highland east Africa and towards the Cape in 100 years: Study. (Feb 15, 2022)
Limiting warming below 1.8°C critical to prevent irreversible loss of ice sheets, rapid sea level rise: Study. (Feb 15, 2022)
Politics over science: Experts slam Sweden’s wolf cull; say it should learn to live with large carnivores (Feb 15, 2022)
How much do industrial aerosols contribute to global cooling? New study offers clues. (Feb 14, 2022)
Climate change-related lightning strikes to spike wildfire risk globally: Study. (Feb 14, 2022)
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (Feb 13, 2022)
As told to Parliament (February 13, 2023): Climate change likely to pull down wheat yield by 6-25% in 2100, says minister. (Feb 13, 2022)
Blackbuck haven in Odisha: Protection by locals triple numbers. (Feb 13, 2022)
Killer whale mothers’ love for their sons comes with huge costs: Study. (Feb 12, 2022)
Clean champions: This Himachal couple trains teachers and students to promote sustainable living practices. (Feb 11, 2022)
Global Kelp forests declining at 1.8% annually; indigenous knowledge can help, say experts. (Feb 9, 2022)
A dozen cheetahs to arrive on February 18; Indian delegates to leave for South Africa today. (Feb 9, 2022)
Himalayan plunder: 3 million Indians live in areas that can be swept by glacial lake floods, says study. (Feb 9, 2022)
Marine protected areas are underfunded. Experts discuss ways to address the funding gap. (Feb 8, 2022)
Climate-smart marine protected areas can shield biota from global warming: Experts. (Feb 8, 2022)
Wildlife Institute of India working on vaccine to reduce ‘vermin’ populations, awaits further funding. (Feb 7, 2022)
Mangroves protect coastal communities, accountability in governance is need of the hour: Experts. (Feb 7, 2022)
Green nod to 87 development projects in 2 years; 2.3 million trees to be felled: MoEFCC. (Feb 6, 2022)
As species face extinction, we humans must recognise we are not separate from nature. (Feb 4, 2022)
Warming beyond borders: Amazon deforestation heats up Tibet, says new study. (Feb 3, 2022)
Budget 2023-24: Climate goals? Renewable energy ministry gets just over 2% of total allocation. (Feb 2, 2022)
Budget 2023-24: Experts hail Centre’s mangrove restoration scheme but stress on scientific implementation. (Feb 2, 2022)
Budget 2023-24: ‘Amrit Dharohar’ to encourage conservation of vital wetlands in India. (Feb 1, 2022)
World likely to see 2°C warming by 2050 even under low-emissions, predicts new study. (Jan 31, 2022)
Rain, frost damage acres of mustard crop sown this Rabi season. (Jan 30, 2022)
Auckland floods: Kerala woman travelling to New Zealand narrates her experience of being stranded at Malaysia airport. (Jan 30, 2022)
Pune researchers discover rare low-basalt plateau with 76 plant species in Western Ghats. (Jan 27, 2022)
South Africa confirms signing of MoU to translocate more than 100 cheetahs to India. (Jan 27, 2022)
A wild thought: Are genetically-engineered trees really ‘the future’. (Jan 27, 2022)
Finally, pact to bring 12 cheetahs from South Africa signed. (Jan 25, 2022)
Climate change: Crop yields in Punjab will fall by up to 13% in next 30 years. (Jan 25, 2022)
Madhya Pradesh’s newest Ramsar wetland covered in invasive water hyacinth, threatening biodiversity. (Jan 24, 2022)
Save Africa’s forest elephants if you want the Congo rainforest to continue capturing carbon: Study. (Jan 24, 2022)
Sonam Wangchuk is right. All is not well with Ladakh’s glaciers. (Jan 23, 2022)
Frost causes heavy damage to potato, vegetable crops in north India. (Jan 20, 2022)
Stop 10,000 acre Aravalli safari park to save fragile ecosystem: Activists to Haryana CM, MoEFCC. (Jan 20, 2022)
Alien plants growing together threatening tiger habitats: Study. (Jan 20, 2022)
12 cheetahs from South Africa may arrive in February. (Jan 20, 2022)
Davos 2023: UN chief urges credible net-zero pledges; slams ‘Big Oil’ firms. (Jan 19, 2022)
Global warming has reached remote Greenland ice sheets. (Jan 19, 2022)
Climate change trauma has real impacts on cognition and the brain, wildfire survivors study shows. (Jan 19, 2022)
Critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise return to lost lake stretches after sand mining ban: Report. (Jan 18, 2022)
It’s been a dry winter in the hills & plains of North India. Here’s why. (Jan 18, 2022)
Temporary relief as plan for Etalin hydel in Arunachal junked. (Jan 18, 2022)
Leading financers who pledged Net Zero are still backing fossil fuel expansion, finds report. (Jan 17, 2022)
Ants can’t alter behaviour to deal with warmer climate: Report. (Jan 17, 2022)
Joshimath crisis: Tourist influx in Himalayan states adding to ecological burden. (Jan 17, 2022)
Prepare working plan on waste discharge into Ganga, Yamuna during Kumbh: Allahabad HC to UP government. (Jan 16, 2022)
Davos 2023: Natural disasters, extreme weather second-most severe global risk in short term, says WEF report. (Jan 16, 2022)
Saltie census 2023: 1,793 estuarine crocodiles including 20 whitish ones counted in Bhitarkanika. (Jan 14, 2022)
Exxon knew: Big Oil’s scientists documented accurate climate predictions since 1970s, 1980s. (Jan 13, 2022)
Countdown to Davos 2023: Industry leaders pledge to halve real estate emissions by 2030. (Jan 13, 2023)
Curb colossal ecological destruction during Char Dham Yatra: NGT-appointed panel. (Jan 13, 2022)
Study offers clues on ecological gain of weeding out Lantana. (Jan 13, 2022)
US emissions up 1.3% in 2022 despite coal displacement by gas & renewables: Report. (Jan 12, 2022)
Stop all hydroelectric projects in Himalayan region to avoid a Joshimath repeat: Experts. (Jan 12, 2023)
Water crisis: World to lose 26% storage by 2050 to trapped sediment, says new UN report. (Jan 12, 2022)
Damp, snowy weekend ahead: Minimum temperatures to rise, dip again from January 14. (Jan 11, 2022)
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (Jan 10, 2023).
73 elephants, 4 lions run over by trains in 4 years along with 63,000 other animals: CAG report. (Jan 9, 2022)
Ozone layer to recover in 4 decades but aerosol injection may undo gains: UNEP. (Jan 9, 2022)
A new dwarf boa species discovered in Ecuador. (Jan 6, 2022)
Climate atlas finds summers, winters in India to get warmer, Kharif season to see more rainfall. (Jan 6, 2022)
Half of glaciers will disappear by 2100 even if world sticks to 1.5°C goal: Study. (Jan 6, 2022)
Dedicated financial bonds can help capture economic value of cloud forests in 25 countries: Report (Jan 6, 2023)
World’s first vaccine for honeybees gets conditional nod in US. (Jan 5, 2023)
Delhi shivers at 3°C, season’s coldest; Rajasthan dips to -1.5°C. (Jan 5, 2022)
Unusually warm January in Europe; record temperature in many countries: WMO. (Jan 5, 2022)
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (Jan 4, 2023).
How to cool a green space? Plant trees downstream of wind. (Jan 4, 2022)
Rubber plantations in Tripura affecting monkeys, vegetation, suggests paper. (Jan 4, 2022)
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (Jan 3, 2023).
Foster farmer: This man is playing his part in stopping distress migration from rural Uttarakhand. (Jan 3, 2022)
Delhi-NCR coal ban: Industrial units complain of soaring gas prices, difficulty to meet emissions standards. (Jan 3, 2022)
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (Jan 2, 2023).
2022 too short, too far: DTE’s stories on 50 years of Stockholm Declaration. (Jan 1, 2022)
2022 too short, too far: DTE’s top wildlife stories of the year. (Jan 1, 2022)