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Support for agricultural production in developing nations cannot be shifted: India at COP15

Montreal: At the ongoing UN biodiversity summit, referred to as COP15, that will reach a consensus on putting in place the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), India has said the support for agricultural production in…

Japan commits 1 billion yen to make sustainable use of nature

Montreal: At the ongoing 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, the Japan Ministry of Environment, the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation, UNDP, and other partners have announced…

Would Gulmarg unshackle from fetters of its greedy sharks?

New Delhi:  The recently notified Land Grants Rules 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir once implemented are set to open a can of worms exposing the plunder of the world famous Gulmarg tourist resort by the…

Kashmir, Ladakh shiver in sub-zero night temperature

Srinagar:  People shivered as sub-zero night temperature continued in Kashmir and Ladakh region on Saturday, a MeT official said. “Same weather conditions are likely to continue during the next 24 hours with a drop in…

Centre to conduct illegal mining survey in J’khand

Ranchi : The Central government will conduct a survey of illegal mining in Jharkhand on the basis of an Enforcement Directorate (ED) report. The ED, while probing money laundering of funds in Sahibganj district, discovered…

As water level rises in Sathanur dam, high alert in TN’s Tiruvannamala

Chennai : With the water level in Sathanur dam almost full, a flood alert has been issued in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Water Resources Department (WRD) officials said that due to heavy rain water…

Ahead of India attending COP15, scientists warn against diluting Global Biodiversity Framework

New Delhi:  With Indian delegation led by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav slated to participate, WWF experts have issued an urgent plea to negotiators at the fifth Conference of the…

Methane from Nord Stream leakages may threaten ecosystem: Research

Stockholm: More than two months after the first Nord Stream gas leak was reported, methane levels are still elevated and may pose a threat to the ecosystem, researchers at a Swedish university said. Research has…

Indian ‘plogger’ on mission to clean 30 UK cities

London: An Indian environmentalist, who founded the world’s first community-led plogging campaign — an eco-movement where people pick up street litter as they jog — is on a mission to clean up 30 cities in…

International nature conservation agency announces new Green List sites

Montreal, Canada: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced here on Saturday that it has added another 16 protected areas to its Green List. The new batch contains 11 protected areas in China,…

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