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UN conference adopts plan to reduce environmental risks arising from chemicals

The plan sets out 28 concrete targets and guidelines for key sectors across the entire lifecycle of chemicals, from production to waste.

United Nations
Published on Oct 01, 2023 05:58 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

World Environmental Health Day 2023: Date, history, significance

World Environmental Health Day 2023: From theme to history to significance, here's all that you need to know about this special day.

World Environmental Health Day 2023: Date, history, significance(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 07:06 AM IST
By, Delhi

Urban designs to meet demographic challenge

India's population growth poses challenges for sustainability, but architects can contribute through efficient urban planning, preservation, and collaboration.

Efficient urban planning, which is mindful of the social fabric and accommodates the needs of the growing population while minimising its impact on the environment, is the need of the hour(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 10:04 PM IST

World Bamboo Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration

World Bamboo Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of World Bamboo Day

World Bamboo Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration (Photo by Twitter/Sihabuddin723)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 04:20 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

California sues 5 oil giants, accuses them of deception on climate change risks

The California case seeks the creation of an abatement fund to pay for future damages caused by climate disasters in the state.

The civil case was filed in superior court in San Francisco.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 01:31 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Libya floods: Govt blamed for dam collapse tragedy that killed over 11,000

Libya floods: A tsunami-sized flash flood swept through the Libyan port city of Derna Sunday, killing more than 11,000 people. Over 10,000 are feared missing.

An aerial view shows the destruction, in the aftermath of the floods in Derna, Libya September 16.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:47 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Green path to G20 development goals

There is a need for effective multilateralism and hard resources to show solidarity with the vulnerable and commit to the planet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden, United Kingdom's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other leaders at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat on the final day of the G20 Summit.(PTI)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Cause and Effect | Hottest summer ever pushes our environment to the brink

Emperor penguins and global air quality face dire threats due to the climate crisis but commitments made at G20 hold out hope for reducing carbon emissions

The freak weather throughout the year has claimed thousands of lives across the planet. (AFP)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 05:48 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

Nagaland assembly passes resolution on Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act 2023

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act 2023, enacted by Parliament and notified by Government of India on August 4 deals with land and its resources (forests)

The resolution will only be applicable to Nagaland subject to the constitutional guarantees provided in Article 371A. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 01:19 PM IST
ByAlice Yhoshü

Himachal Pradesh: Online portal for environmental initiatives launched

A spokesperson of the department of environmental science, technology and climate change informed on Monday that by registering on this portal, NGOs can identify opportunities to amplify their impact on society

HT Image
Published on Sep 12, 2023 12:41 AM IST
By, Shimla

Peter Frankopan - “We are living through an unparalleled age of transformations”

On the wider questions about the natural world’s reshaping as a result of globalisation, consumption patterns, demographics, and climate change

Author Peter Frankopan (Courtesy the subject)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:54 PM IST
BySyed Saad Ahmed

Govt to now nominate all members of top panel on environment issues

The Union environment ministry formed a permanent “Central Empowered Committee” on environmental issues in response to a Supreme Court order dates August 18

The Union environment ministry issues a notification constituting a permanent “Central Empowered Committee” on environmental issues. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 04:58 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

DU students create eco-friendly toilet in Kamla Market Police Station

Students of Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary College have built a public toilet, using sustainable approach, at Kamla Nagar Police Station in Ajmeri Gate.

A total of 92 girls form a part of the team that is gunning for an eco-conscious approach to contemporary problems.(Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 03:43 PM IST

‘Cannot reverse harm to environment’: SC defers hearing on GM mustard

The Supreme Court of India has expressed concerns over the release of genetically modified (GM) mustard, saying harm to the environment cannot be reversed. The court refused permission to the government to proceed with the sowing of GM mustard seeds and postponed the hearing until 26 September. A number of petitions have been filed against the environmental release clearance granted to GM mustard hybrid DMH-11. The mustard crop was developed by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants at Delhi University.

With the second sowing season for GM mustard round the corner, the top court refused permission to the Centre to proceed with the sowing of the seeds and posted the matter for hearing on September 26. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Switching to paper straws to save the environment? They are more toxic for you

Sad news ensues for all eco-soldiers. If you thought you were saving the world by using paper straws, think again. Study shows it could be worse than plastic.

These “green” utensils are much worse than their vilified counterparts.
Published on Aug 26, 2023 08:48 PM IST
ByJahanvi Sharma

Nuclear-based energy could mitigate carbon emissions

This article is authored by Mehdi Hussain, doctoral candidate, Centre for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Earth (Pixabay)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Ludhiana: PAU marks youth day, students donate clothes

Students picked up the plastic and marked 1 m area around the trees for insect-pest and disease management at PAU campus

PAU students donated multiple items to Bharat Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 11:13 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

India-Norway ties are looking at the future

Norway and India's bilateral relationship has grown during, despite and after the pandemic through cooperation in areas such as energy and the environment

Bilateral relationships in all areas have grown during, despite and after the pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 12, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Haryana rivers will be pollution free by 2025: Environment and forest minister Kanwar Pal

He said in view of increasing pollution, the department is also holding meetings with district officials concerned to review how to reduce pollution in rivers passing through their districts

Haryana environment and forest minister Kanwar Pal during a meeting in Ambala. (Twitter)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 12:32 AM IST
ByBhavey Nagpal, Ambala

Centre gives nod for relocation of villages in Palamu Tiger Reserve

The relocation policy announced by the PTR authorities stated that each 18-year-old male member would be considered a single unit or family and would be entitled to either ₹15 lakh in cash or five acres of land. There are 120 families in Kujrum, 90 in Laatu, and 60 in Jaigir villages.

The Union ministry has paved the way for the relocation of three villages outside the core area of the Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR) (HT File)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 09:34 PM IST
ByVishal Sharma, Latehar

Why Naga People’s Front has opposed the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Act 2023

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act received the President's assent on August 4, and it will come into effect once the Centre notifies it in the gazette

For representational purposes only. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:00 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Delhi government launches portal for ‘green internships’

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai has launched a new portal for internships with the Delhi government in the fields of environment and forest. The portal aims to make youth aware of the functioning of the forest and wildlife department and to contribute to the ecological security of Delhi. The government has a plantation target of 5.2 million saplings this year.

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai during the Van Mahotsav event at DU Polo Ground, in New Delhi on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Chandigarh recommends enforcements to make city greener

The committee meeting, chaired by chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu, recommended strict enforcement of single-use plastic ban, increase of green cover in southern sectors, effective management of parks and public space to prevent the water stagnation

The meeting was attended by Hardeep Singh Buterla, Yudhvir Singh Kaura, Bharti and Arulrajan P, among other members of the committee, along with the officials of several departments of Chandigarh administration. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 01:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Parliament clears contentious bill that seeks to amend forest act

Hundreds of legal and environmental experts have flagged potentially damaging clauses in the bill that might endanger as much as 25% of India’s forest cover.

The forest bill was passed after a debate lasting one hour and 40 minutes without any member from the Opposition that walked out over the violence in Manipur. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 01:25 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

‘Vast gap between global talk, domestic walk’: Cong MP on Forest Bill passage

The upper house passed the crucial bill, after a brief debate, amid protests by opposition members and a walk out over the Manipur issue on Wednesday.

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh. (ANI Photo/Sansad TV)
Published on Aug 02, 2023 09:27 PM IST

SC refuses tree cutting around Taj, stalls proposed industrial hub in Agra

The SC received an application from a Uttar Pradesh industrial agency requesting to cut 4087 trees to set up an integrated manufacturing cluster (IMC) at Agra

The Supreme Court observed that Agra is not short of industries; it is short of trees. (PTI File)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 07:23 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Europe's most vital trade route Rhine River at risk due to climate change

Low waters are becoming more frequent and forcing costly and cumbersome workarounds to keep supply lines open.

Transport vessels cruise past the partially dried riverbed of the Rhine river in Bingen, Germany.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 12:29 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Green ministry allocates 6.87 crore to tackle air pollution in Chandigarh

This comes in the backdrop of the CPCC and the Chandigarh’s municipal corporation chalking out a plan to improve air quality, which has shown high concentration of particulate matter over the years.

Union ministry of environment allocated a budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6.87 crore to Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee to address air pollution. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 11:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Tripling renewables not agreed upon at G20 meet, indicates COP28 prez-designate

Sultan Al Jaber expressed concern that his call last week at the G20 clean energy ministerial meeting in Goa for this is “yet to find expression” in outcomes of the intergovernmental forum

Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 president-designate, at G20 environmental and climate sustainability working group meeting in Chennai. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 12:32 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Consuming these foods can help you live a longer and healthier life: Research

Eating a diet that is good for the environment may increase lifespan by 25%, according to a study presented at NUTRITION 2023.

According to the latest research, consuming more healthful meals may lower one's risk of dying of severe medical problems.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 04:36 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Los Angeles
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