Category: Environment

Nearly 200 nations adopt Climate Agreement in Paris

Newsroom24x7 Staff Paris: At the end of 2-weeks of marathon nagotiations, the COP21 Climate Change Summit concluded here last night with nearly 200 nations adopting the Climate Agreement to cut carbon emissions and imit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C. This is the first time that all countries have joined hands and

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Bhopal: The disaster continues

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: The escape of about 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) – a highly toxic chemical – from a storage tank on the premises of the pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in Bhopal – the capital of the State of Madhya Pradesh – on the night of 02/03 December 1984

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Javdekar extends assistance to develop Doyang Lake as an eco-tourism spot

Newsroom24x7 Desk Nagaland : Migratory birds created awareness among the residents of Pangti village, who had vowed to protect, shelter and care for the longest travelling birds Amur Falcons, in the region of Doyang Lake in Nagaland. Their efforts found anchor from Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change as the ministry took interest in

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Changes taking place in the Arctic will impact the entire world: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama addresses the Glacier Conference Anchorage, Alaska: Addressing the Glacier Conference here, US President Barack Obama said that the incredible changes taking place in the Arctic will not just impact the nations surrounding it but will have its impact on the entire world as well. Obama said that the United States is

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#GLACIER Conference and Global leadership in the Arctic

Newsroom24x7 Anchorage, Alaska: A two day Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER which started Sunday (30 August) evening here with the Welcoming Reception, will highlight international and domestic priorities in the Arctic. The Department of State will host GLACIER in Anchorage, Alaska on 31 August. The U.S.

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MP Chief Minister Chouhan bats for speedy clearance of development works in National Parks and buffer areas

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Chief Minister of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and climate Change (independent charge) Prakash Javadekar and brought to his notice difficulties being faced by the state government due to “non-clearance and delay in granting clearance” of development

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Visakhapatnam coast is going through rapid erosion

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Visakhapatnam coast is facing erosion since beginning specially Ramakrishna Beach and submarine Museum region due to lack of sand supply from southern side. About 50-55 meters of the beach has been lost near submarine Museum region during the period 1990- 2014. Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

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Earth Day 2015: Let us pledge to save the Tiger, Natural Resources and Biodiversity

Newsroom24x7 Exclusive Today, on Earth Day, Newsroom24x7 joins the global environmental movement that began in 1970 to express concern about increasing threats to Mother Earth and put environmental concerns in focus. A number of risks and practices are threatening our forests, wildlife, wetlands and the environment. These are: – Disintegration of natural habitats and the

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PM Modi to inaugurate first energy summit “Urja Sangam” on March 27

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The first international energy summit in India – “Urja Sangam 2015: Shaping India’s Energy Security” – to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on March 27 will bring together Ministers, CEOs, joint venture partners, industry leaders, academia, technology innovators, policy-makers and thought leaders on

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Sewage sludge and pig farming in the heart of Bhopal: A continuing disaster

Newsroom24x7 Desk Bhopal: There is nuisance as sewage is being allowed to flow freely in the heart of Char Imli, a residential area in Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, where many state ministers and senior bureaucrats live. People all over the globe recognise that hog farming or sewage sludge,

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Evidence of retreat of glaciers: River flows will not decline as melt rates in eastern Himalyas will increase

Kathmandu: Multiple researchers, who attended the International Symposium on Glaciology here, presented evidence of the retreat of glaciers in the eastern Himalayas, but suggested that river flows will not decline significantly in the coming decades, as melt rates and precipitation are projected to increase. Researchers and students from around the globe assembled a more complete

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Diamond giant Rio Tinto’s Indian connection and questions that need to be addressed

Lalit Shastri While the proposal of Rio Tinto Exploration India Private Limited for prospecting of diamond in 2329.75 hectare of forest land located in Buxwaha range of Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh is pending with the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the issue of “compliance”, IGATE Corporation (NASDAQ: IGTE), the New Jersey-headquartered

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GEF will take up 4 up four pilot projects on sustainable urban practices

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Feb. 11: Global Environment Facility (GEF) that supports UN objectives of protecting environment and addressing climate change concerns, has agreed to undertake pilot projects in four Indian cities for promoting ‘green urban practices’. An understanding in this regard was reached during a meeting between the visiting CEO and Chairperson of GEF

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Friends of the Lower Mekong and the sustainabilty initiative

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC, Feb. 3: Friends of the Lower Mekong, a donor coordination group, have come together with the countries of the Lower Mekong to discuss the connection between water resources, energy needs, and food security. Carrying forward this objective, US Counselor Tom Shannon and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Ambassador David Thorne led

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