Eco Crusader Sunderlal Bahuguna’s life and work will act as beacon forever

Newsroom24x7 Network World renowned Environmentalist and ‘Chipko’ movement leader Sunderlal Bahuguna passed away on Friday 21 May afternoon due to COVID-19. He was 94. Bahuguna was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), Dehradun after testing positive for Coronavirus. Bahuguna, a front ranking activist for the protection of ecology and environment, had led… Read More Eco Crusader Sunderlal Bahuguna’s life and work will act as beacon forever

Dramatic rise in numbers of people concerned about nature loss as ‘eco-wakening’ grips the globe

Newsroom24x7 Network Research shows undeniable shift in behaviour in response to planetary crisis Concern about the loss of animal and plant species increased from 82% to 90% in India and the popularity of google searches relating to nature loss and biodiversity grew by 190% in the country A staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches… Read More Dramatic rise in numbers of people concerned about nature loss as ‘eco-wakening’ grips the globe

Air Pollution Ordinance 2020: Raises more questions than providing solutions

While legal experts have questioned its national capital centric approach, environmental experts are not sure if the bureaucratic body that will be formed will be able to take stringent measures against the menace of air pollution Nivedita Khandekar “The Air Quality will get even worse, I have seen the ordinance and it will not take… Read More Air Pollution Ordinance 2020: Raises more questions than providing solutions

Modi Cabinet approves MoU with Australia for sustainable groundwater management

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Modi Cabinet has approved a a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia for capacity building, R&D and sustainable groundwater management. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the MoU signed between Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation,… Read More Modi Cabinet approves MoU with Australia for sustainable groundwater management

WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 reveals 68% decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970

Newsroom24x7 Network ●Globally, causes include environmental destruction includingdeforestation, unsustainable agriculture and illegal wildlife trade ●WWF is calling for urgent action to reverse the trend by 2030 by ending the destruction of natural habitats New Delhi: Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a… Read More WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 reveals 68% decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970

“Energy Independence of India”- International and Economic Implications and Planning for Coal Block Diversion

Ravindra Nath Saxena This write up, a critical analysis by Ravindra Nath Saxena should prove a milestone in understanding the energy needs of the country. It will aid and help the project proponents to understand the entire mechanis of obtaining “forest clearance” under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and “wildlife clearance” under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.… Read More “Energy Independence of India”- International and Economic Implications and Planning for Coal Block Diversion

MoEFCC seeks applications for “Internship Scheme”

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has introduced and invited applications for “Internship Scheme” for students. The MoEFF “Internship Scheme” scheme seeks to engage students with Graduation, Post Graduation Degrees and Research Scholars enrolled in recognized Universities and Institutions within India or abroad, as “Interns”.These “Interns” shall be given… Read More MoEFCC seeks applications for “Internship Scheme”

Environmental infrastructure is under huge pressure in India

Newsroom24x7 Network India is ranked among 15 of the most polluted countries in the world It is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world Polluted rivers have doubled in number over the last decade in India Frost & Sullivan’s study – “Opportunity Assessment for Environmental Infrastructure in India, Forecast to 2025”… Read More Environmental infrastructure is under huge pressure in India

Impact of pollution is more on the densely populated Indo-Gangetic region of North India: EPIC report

Newsroom24x7 Network Forty per cent of India’s population that resides in the densely populated Indo-Gangetic Plain region of North India is impacted by more pollution from vehicular, residential, and agricultural sources and reducing particulate pollution to the World Health Organization’s guideline of 10 μg/m3 would increase the national average life expectancy in this area. This… Read More Impact of pollution is more on the densely populated Indo-Gangetic region of North India: EPIC report

Is it time for Bhopal to deliver on water front?

Manoj Misra Any city, big or small is in many ways an organic entity. It consumes (energy, water and food) and it discards (air, solid and liquid wastes). A ‘smart’ (popular euphemism) city would endeavour to consume smartly (no more than needed) and discard smartly (no pollution of atmosphere, land and surface or ground water).… Read More Is it time for Bhopal to deliver on water front?

New Delhi Declaration: Investing in Land and Unlocking Opportunities

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Ministers and Representatives gathered for the high-level segment at the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), held on 9–10 September 2019 at the invitation of the Government of India have expressed sincere appreciation for the Indian government’s hospitality and… Read More New Delhi Declaration: Investing in Land and Unlocking Opportunities

“Serious shortcomings in regulating diversion of forest land and compensatory afforestation”

Newsroom24x7 Network The theme of UNCCD’s Conference of the Parties – UNCCD COP14 – being hosted in New Delhi, from September 2 to 13, is “Restore Land to Sustain Life”. Over 3,000 participants from all over the world are expected to participate in COP14. The Parties to the Convention will agree on the actions each… Read More “Serious shortcomings in regulating diversion of forest land and compensatory afforestation”

Exclusion of some experts puts a question mark on the reconstituted MP State Wildlife Board

Newsroom24x7 Network Eyebrows are being raised and questions asked regarding the factors responsible for the last moment exclusion of some conservationists and wildlife experts who were officially informed about a month ago that they were being “nominated” by the Madhya Pradesh Forest department for the State Wildlife Board proposed to be reconstituted by the Madhya… Read More Exclusion of some experts puts a question mark on the reconstituted MP State Wildlife Board

MP Congress Government reopens the aborted diamond mining chapter ignoring the threat to environment

Newsroom24x7 network Bhopal: After the previous Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Government had failed to parcel out prime forest land in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, which is a Protected Area, to the diamond giant Rio Tinto, mainly due to technical objections raised by senior journalist Lalit Shastri, earlier through the columns of The Asian… Read More MP Congress Government reopens the aborted diamond mining chapter ignoring the threat to environment

The Grand Tigers of Central Indian Highlands

Newsroom24x7 Correspondent Bhopal: “The Tiger – Indicator of Healthy Forest Ecosystem”, a Lalit Shastri film, produced by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, is receiving global acclaim and raving reviews. The 53-minute documentary has been shot over a 20-year period. Most of the video footage used for this documentary has been recorded on first-generation DV handycams… Read More The Grand Tigers of Central Indian Highlands

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history

Newsroom24x7 Network Paris: Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at… Read More Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history

Bhopal has gone through 34 years of continuous disaster

Prakash Pillai Thirty-four years after world’s worst industrial holocaust, Madhya Pradesh and Union governments still mulling ways to dispose poisonous Carbide waste & undertake remedial measures to treat ground water contamination. Victims of Bhopal Gas Disaster, their families and offspring are still suffering— there is no long-term healthcare or economic rehabilitation for them. Barring a… Read More Bhopal has gone through 34 years of continuous disaster

Environment protection must for survival of human kind: Patanjali Jha

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: “We must protect our environment and ensure water and soil conservation otherwise our very existence will be in danger” said noted organic and vertical farming expert Patanjali Jha. Jha, who is posted as Principal Director Income Tax (Investigation) at Bhopal, is a keen environment enthusiast. Giving a talk on “Environment Protection” to… Read More Environment protection must for survival of human kind: Patanjali Jha

Khangchendzonga included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi/Gangtok/Palembang (Indonesia): The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB)… Read More Khangchendzonga included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves