India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

Source: Down To Earth About the news: The Environment Minister has recently released the report ‘Status of Leopards, Co-predators and Megaherbivores-2018’. The report points out that India’s official leopard count increased 63 percent from 2014-2018. Key findings of the report: The report mentions that in 2014, the number of leopards in India was 7,910. The… Continue reading India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

Maharashtra Govt to join Climate Group’s EV100 drive

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Maharashtra government has announced its decision to become the first state in the country to join hands with Climate Group’s EV100 campaign. About EV100 campaign: The EV100 campaign is an initiative of Climate Group, an international non-profit organization. The campaign aims to make electric transport the new normal… Continue reading Maharashtra Govt to join Climate Group’s EV100 drive

Analysis by NGO reveals microplastics in Ganga

Source: The Hindu What is the News? A Study titled ‘Quantitative analysis of Microplastics along River Ganga’ has been released by a Delhi-based environment NGO, Toxics Link. About the Study: The study was carried out in collaboration with the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa. It studied the water samples at Haridwar, Kanpur, and… Continue reading Analysis by NGO reveals microplastics in Ganga

Illegal Construction on Bank of River Ganga

Source: PIB Introduction: The National Green Tribunal(NGT) in its judgment on M.C. Mehta vs Union of India and ors. Case offered an interim measure to restrict illegal construction on the Bank of River Ganga. NGT Guidelines for plain areas The judgment held that an interim measure of at least 100 m from the middle of the… Continue reading Illegal Construction on Bank of River Ganga

Odisha rolls out conservation plan for Ganjam Slender Gecko

Source: Down To Earth What is the News? Odisha’s forest officials have announced measures to preserve the newly discovered tiny gecko species named Ganjam Slender Gecko. About Ganjam Slender Gecko Ganjam Slender Gecko is a tiny gecko species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus. The species was first spotted within the premises of a temple at Humma… Continue reading Odisha rolls out conservation plan for Ganjam Slender Gecko

Explained: The ‘re-wilding’ of wild animals, and the challenges it involves

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The  Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) is trying to reintroduce an abandoned nine-month-old cub into the wild, after rearing it in ‘captivity’ for two years. This issue has once again brought the controversial concept of ‘re-wilding’ of abandoned or injured animals under the lens. What is ‘Re-wilding’? The Standard… Continue reading Explained: The ‘re-wilding’ of wild animals, and the challenges it involves

Explained: How Europe’s ambitious new climate agenda will affect businesses

Source: The Indian Express and All India Radio About EU’s “Fit for 55” proposal: The European Union has unveiled some of the world’s most ambitious proposals, titled “Fit for 55”, to reduce carbon emissions and wean its 27 members off fossil fuels. The plan aims to cut their output of greenhouse gases by 55% by 2030,… Continue reading Explained: How Europe’s ambitious new climate agenda will affect businesses

Rajasthan to develop corridor connecting 3 tiger reserves

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Rajasthan government will develop a tiger corridor connecting the newly proposed ‘Ramgarh Tiger Reserve’, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve. About the Proposed Tiger Corridor The Proposed Tiger Corridor will be developed by relocating eight villages. The corridor is being developed to deal with the… Continue reading Rajasthan to develop corridor connecting 3 tiger reserves

India’s first cryptogamic garden opens in Dehradun

Source: Indian Express What is the News? India’s first cryptogamic garden housing nearly 50 species of lichens, ferns, and fungi was inaugurated in the Chakran Town of Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district. Why was this Chakran Town chosen? The Cryptogamic Garden is located at Deoban in Chakrata at a height of 9,000 ft. This site was chosen… Continue reading India’s first cryptogamic garden opens in Dehradun

NTPC renewable arm to set up India’s first green hydrogen mobility project in Leh

Source: PIB What is the News? NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd has signed a MoU with the Union Territory of Ladakh to set up India’s First Green Hydrogen Mobility Project in Ladakh Region. Note: Green Hydrogen is clean hydrogen generated by using renewable energy such as solar power and wind energy. The by-products are water and… Continue reading NTPC renewable arm to set up India’s first green hydrogen mobility project in Leh