CDRI announces Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund at COP27

Source: The post is based on the article “CDRI announces Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund at COP27” published in Business Standard  on 10th November 2022. What is the News? The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure(CDRI) has announced the launch of Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund(IRAF) at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) at… Continue reading CDRI announces Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund at COP27

Centre issues e-waste management rules

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre issues e-waste management rules” published in Livemint on 11th November 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has published the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. The rules shall come into force from the 1st day of April, 2023. What are the… Continue reading Centre issues e-waste management rules

What is the Mangrove Alliance for Climate, which India joined at COP27?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is the Mangrove Alliance for Climate, which India joined at COP27?” published in Indian Express on 11th November 2022. What is the News? At the 27th Session of Conference of Parties(COP27), Mangrove Alliance for Climate(MAC) was launched with India as a partner. What is the Mangrove… Continue reading What is the Mangrove Alliance for Climate, which India joined at COP27?

2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO

Source: The post is based on the article “2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO” published in TOI on 7th November 2022.  What is the News? The State of the Global Climate report 2022 has been released by the World Meteorological Organization(WMO). What are the key findings of the report?… Continue reading 2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO

Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study

Source: The post is based on the article “Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study” published in The Hindu on 10th November 2022. What is the News? Union Minister of Jal Shakti has released the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire country for the year 2022. About the Dynamic… Continue reading Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study

FinMin clears framework for sovereign green bonds

Source: The post is based on the article “FinMin clears framework for sovereign green bonds” published in Indian Express on 10th November 2022. What is the News? The Finance Minister has approved the final sovereign green bonds framework to fund environmentally sustainable projects.  What are Green Bonds? Click Here to read About Sovereign Green Bonds… Continue reading FinMin clears framework for sovereign green bonds

Nicobar project gets assent for diversion of 130 sq km of forest

Source: The post is based on the article “Nicobar project gets assent for diversion of 130 sq km of forest” published in The Hindu on 9th November 2022.  What is the News? The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) has granted an in-principle clearance for the diversion of 130 sq km of forest… Continue reading Nicobar project gets assent for diversion of 130 sq km of forest

Greenwashing: U.N. chief slams companies engaging in ‘toxic cover-up’

Source: The post is based on the article “U.N. chief slams companies engaging in ‘toxic cover-up” published in The Hindu on 9th November 2022.  What is the News? The UN Secretary-General has said that there will be zero tolerance for Greenwashing or falsification of carbon emissions reports by companies, financial institutions, cities, regions and other… Continue reading Greenwashing: U.N. chief slams companies engaging in ‘toxic cover-up’

Small island nations call for windfall tax on Big Oil to pay for Climate Change

Source: The post is based on the article “Small island nations call for windfall tax on Big Oil to pay for Climate Change” published in Livemint on 9th November 2022. What is the News? A group of small island nations has joined calls for a windfall tax on oil companies to compensate developing countries for… Continue reading Small island nations call for windfall tax on Big Oil to pay for Climate Change

Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate Change speaks at the Launch of the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) at COP 27,Egypt

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate Change speaks at the Launch of the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) at COP 27,Egypt” published in PIB on 8th November 2022. What is the News? The Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate Change spoke at the Launch of… Continue reading Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate Change speaks at the Launch of the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) at COP 27,Egypt

New species of estuarine crab discovered in Cuddalore named after Annamalai University

Source: The post is based on the article “New species of estuarine crab discovered in Cuddalore named after Annamalai University” published in the The Hindu on 9th November 2022.  What is the News? The new species discovered in the estuary of Cuddalore district by the faculty of Annamalai University has been named ‘Pseudohelice annamalai’. This is… Continue reading New species of estuarine crab discovered in Cuddalore named after Annamalai University

A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study

Source: The post is based on the article “A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study” published in The Hindu on 6th November 2022.  What is the News? A study conducted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has found that one-third of the glaciers on the UNESCO World Heritage… Continue reading A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study

Renewable energy ministry to continue Bio Energy Programme till 2025-26, provides Rs 858 cr for phase-I

Source: The post is based on the article “Renewable energy ministry to continue Bio Energy Programme till 2025-26, provides Rs 858 cr for phase-I” published in PIB on 8th November 2022.  What is the News? The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has said that it will continue the National Bio Energy Programme till 2025-26.… Continue reading Renewable energy ministry to continue Bio Energy Programme till 2025-26, provides Rs 858 cr for phase-I

COP27 | We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N.’s Guterres warns

Source: The post is based on the article “COP27 | We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N.’s Guterres warns” published in The Hindu on 8th November 2022.  What is the News? The United Nations(UN) Secretary-General addressed the world leaders at the opening of the COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt. What are the key… Continue reading COP27 | We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N.’s Guterres warns

Early Warning System for the entire world in next five years

Source: The post is based on the article “Early Warning System for the entire world in next five years” published in Indian Express on 8th November 2022.  What is the News? The UN Secretary General has launched the Executive Action Plan for the Early Warnings for All initiative. What is the Executive Action Plan for… Continue reading Early Warning System for the entire world in next five years

COP27 | U.N. climate talks open in Egypt, climate compensation on agenda for first time

Source: The post is based on the article “COP27 | U.N. climate talks open in Egypt, climate compensation on agenda for first time” published in The Hindu on 7th November 2022.  What is the News? Countries have agreed to discuss providing financial support to address Loss and Damage caused by climate change at the 27th… Continue reading COP27 | U.N. climate talks open in Egypt, climate compensation on agenda for first time

Apis karinjodian: New honeybee species, endemic to Western Ghats, found

Source: The post is based on the article “New honeybee species, endemic to Western Ghats, found” published in The Hindu on 7th November 2022.  What is the News? A new species of endemic Honeybee has been discovered in the Western Ghats. It has been named Apis karinjodian and given the common name Indian Black Honeybee.… Continue reading Apis karinjodian: New honeybee species, endemic to Western Ghats, found

Rs 16K-crore green bond framework to cover funding across sectors

Source: The post is based on the article “Rs 16K-crore green bond framework to cover funding across sectors” published in Business Standard on 7th November 2022.  What is the News? The Ministry of Finance is expected to soon release a framework for its maiden Rs 16,000-crore Green Bond issuance. What is Green Bond? A green… Continue reading Rs 16K-crore green bond framework to cover funding across sectors

Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy plan

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy  plan” published in Livemint on 5th November 2022.  What is the News? The Government of India has issued guidelines for rolling out its waste-to-energy programme. What is a Waste-to-energy Programme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy  Aim: To help companies… Continue reading Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy plan

India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Source: The post is based on the article “India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report” published in DTE on 1st November 2022.  What is the News?  According to a report by the Delhi-based non-profit organization Centre for Science(CSE), India saw natural disasters almost every day in the first 9 months of… Continue reading India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Somewhere over the rainbow climate impact is visible

Source: The post is based on the article “Somewhere over the rainbow climate impact is visible” published in DTE on 4th November 2022.  What is the News?  A research has found that the changes in cloud cover and liquid precipitation due to increased greenhouse gas emissions are projected to lead to a net increase in mean global annual rainbow… Continue reading Somewhere over the rainbow climate impact is visible

Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC): Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count

Source: The post is based on the article “Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count” published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022. What is the News? Nagaland is undertaking the first avian documentation exercise called Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC). This exercise aims to go beyond the documentation of Amur falcons, the migratory… Continue reading Tokhü Emong Bird Count(TEBC): Beyond Amur falcons: Nagaland to undertake first bird count

Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life

Source: The post is based on the article “Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life” published in The Hindu on 3rd November 2022. What is the News? Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and the Panamaram grama panchayat have joined hands to plant bamboo and vetiver saplings to stop the sandbank erosion around… Continue reading Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life

Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

Source: The post is based on the article “Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report” published in Business Standard on 4th November 2022. What is the News? The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Adaptation Gap Report 2022 titled “Too Little, Too Slow: Climate adaptation failure puts world at risk”. Note:… Continue reading Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

HARIT Aaykar initiative by Income Tax Department for increasing greenery and creating micro forests

Source: The post is based on the article “HARIT Aaykar initiative by Income Tax Department for increasing greenery and creating micro forests” published in PIB on 1st November 2022. What is the News? The Income Tax Department has launched the HARIT Aaykar (Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax) Initiative on the occasion of National Unity… Continue reading HARIT Aaykar initiative by Income Tax Department for increasing greenery and creating micro forests

Senna spectabilis: Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Source: The post is based on the article “Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve” published in The Hindu on 2nd November 2022. What is the News? Senna spectabilis, an invasive tree, has taken over between 800 and 1,200 hectares of the buffer zones of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve(MTR) in the picturesque Nilgiris hill district.… Continue reading Senna spectabilis: Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat

Source: The post is based on the article “PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat” published in PIB on 30th October 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has inaugurated Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat. These are now new attractions at the Statue of Unity. What… Continue reading PM dedicates Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat

Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

Source: The post is based on the article “Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels” published in Indian Express on 28th October 2022 What is the News? The ‘Emissions Gap Report 2022’ has been released. What is the Emissions Gap Report 2022? Released by: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)  This is the 13th edition… Continue reading Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

Source: The post is based on the article “In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet” published in The Hindu on 25th October 2022 What is the News? A report has been released titled “The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: health at… Continue reading In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever — and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Source: The post is based on the article “Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever — and 2022 was their worst summer yet” published in Down To Earth on 26th October 2022 What is the News? In 2022, glaciers in the Swiss Alps melted more than any other year on record.  About the… Continue reading Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever — and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Bats evicted from prehistoric Manipur cave for tourism: Study

Source: The post is based on the article “Bats evicted from prehistoric Manipur cave for tourism: Study” published in The Hindu on 27th October 2022 What is the News? According to a study by researchers, a colony of bats were evicted from Khangkhui cave in Manipur to make it tourist-friendly. About Khangkhui Cave Khangkhui is… Continue reading Bats evicted from prehistoric Manipur cave for tourism: Study

Two more Indian Beaches enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches

Source: The post is based on the article “Two more Indian Beaches enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches” published in PIB on 26th October 2022 What is the News? Blue Flag Certification has been accorded to two new Indian beaches – Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach- both in Lakshadweep. This takes the number… Continue reading Two more Indian Beaches enter the coveted list of Blue Beaches

Allmania multiflora: Plant spotted in Palakkad is second species of the genus Allmania, say researchers

Source: The post is based on the article “Plant spotted in Palakkad is second species of the genus Allmania, say researchers” published in The Hindu on 25th October 2022 What is the News? A new species of the plant named Allmania multiflora has been identified in Palakkad, Kerala. What is Allmania multiflora? Allmania multiflora is… Continue reading Allmania multiflora: Plant spotted in Palakkad is second species of the genus Allmania, say researchers

October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit

Source: The post is based on the article “October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The first tropical cyclone of the post-monsoon season of 2022 is likely to form in the Bay of Bengal… Continue reading October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit

This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Source: The post is based on the article “This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in its latest report have said that September was the fifth warmest in 143 years. What are the… Continue reading This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Are critically endangered Great Indian Bustards now migrating to Pakistan?

Source: The post is based on the article “Are critically endangered Great Indian Bustards now migrating to Pakistan?” published in The Hindu on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The recent sighting of three Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) deep in Pakistan’s Cholistan desert has given rise to speculation that the GIB might have flown… Continue reading Are critically endangered Great Indian Bustards now migrating to Pakistan?

Solution for stubble burning

Source: The post is based on the article “Solution for stubble burning” published in Business Standard on 22nd October 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment  Relevance: measures to tackle stubble burning  News: The problem of stubble burning is prevailing for many years. The farmers clear the stubble from the previous crop by putting it on fire because it is quick… Continue reading Solution for stubble burning

Explained | Saving the vultures of Tamil Nadu

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | Saving the vultures of Tamil Nadu” published in The Hindu on 21st October 2022. What is the News? The Tamil Nadu government has formed a committee to set up an institutional framework for the effective conservation of vultures. It has also banned the use of… Continue reading Explained | Saving the vultures of Tamil Nadu

Forest Conservation Rules infringe upon land rights of tribes people: ST panel chief

Source: The post is based on the article “Forest Conservation Rules infringe upon land rights of tribes people: ST panel chief” published in The Hindu on 21st October 2022. What is the News? The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) to put on hold the… Continue reading Forest Conservation Rules infringe upon land rights of tribes people: ST panel chief

PM launches Mission LiFE in the presence of U.N. Secretary General

Source: The post is based on the following articles a. “PM launches Mission LiFE in the presence of U.N. Secretary General” published in The Hindu on 20th October 2022. b. “PM launches Mission LiFE at Statue of Unity in Ekta Nagar, Kevadia, Gujarat” published in PIB on 20th October 2022. What is the News? The… Continue reading PM launches Mission LiFE in the presence of U.N. Secretary General

Giraffes brought to India 150 years ago from Africa may be a critically endangered species

Source: The post is based on the article “Giraffes brought to India 150 years ago from Africa may be a critically endangered species” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2022. What is the News? According to a study, the Giraffes brought to India by Britishers may be a critically endangered species. About the study… Continue reading Giraffes brought to India 150 years ago from Africa may be a critically endangered species

Grazing animals key to long-term soil carbon stability: IISc study

Source: The post is based on the article “Grazing animals key to long-term soil carbon stability: IISc study” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2022. What is the News? A study carried out by researchers at the Center for Ecological Sciences(CES) and Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC), IISc has revealed that grazing animals… Continue reading Grazing animals key to long-term soil carbon stability: IISc study

Six new spider species discovered from across the country

Source: The post is based on the article “Six new spider species discovered from across the country” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2022. What is the News? Arachnologists from the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology(CATE) have discovered six new species of spiders from across the country. What are the new spider species… Continue reading Six new spider species discovered from across the country

SECURE Himalaya project: Unique model to tie snow leopard tourism with habitat protection

Source: The post is based on the article “Unique model to tie snow leopard tourism with habitat protection” published in TOI on 18th October 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing a unique model in Ladakh to… Continue reading SECURE Himalaya project: Unique model to tie snow leopard tourism with habitat protection

Indian Bison: As wildlife diplomacy takes wing, government considers Sri Lankan proposal for translocating gaurs

Source: The post is based on the article “As wildlife diplomacy takes wing, government considers Sri Lankan proposal for translocating gaurs” published in The Hindu on 17th October 2022. What is the News? Sri Lanka has asked India to translocate 6 Indian Bisons (Gaurs) to reintroduce them in the island from where they became extinct… Continue reading Indian Bison: As wildlife diplomacy takes wing, government considers Sri Lankan proposal for translocating gaurs

Why countries like Bolivia and New Zealand have awarded legal rights to non-humans

Source: The post is based on the article “Why countries like Bolivia and New Zealand have awarded legal rights to non-humans” published in Indian Express on 17th October 2022. What is the News? A report titled ‘Law in the Emerging Bio Age’ has proposed giving legal rights to plants, animals and non-living entities for building… Continue reading Why countries like Bolivia and New Zealand have awarded legal rights to non-humans

Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?

Source: The post is based on the article “Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?” published in Down To Earth on 17th October 2022. What is the News? According to a study, Cold ocean currents have sheltered the Galápagos Islands from global warming. About Galapagos Island The Galapagos Islands… Continue reading Ocean currents protect Galápagos Islands from global warming; but are they safe forever?

Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

Source: The post is based on the article “Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022. What is the News? Recently, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the Living Planet Report. About the Living Planet Report It is a biennial report produced… Continue reading Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

Sloth Bear: A day to explore bear necessities

Source: The post is based on the article “A day to explore bear necessities” published in The Hindu on 13th October 2022. What is the News? The first World Sloth Bear Day was observed recently to generate awareness and strengthen conservation efforts around the unique bear species endemic to the Indian subcontinent. About Sloth Bear The… Continue reading Sloth Bear: A day to explore bear necessities

Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first slender loris sanctuary

Source: The post is based on the article “Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first slender loris sanctuary” published in The Hindu on 13th October 2022. What is the News? In a first in the country, the Tamil Nadu government has notified the Kaduvur slender loris sanctuary. The sanctuary will cover 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts.… Continue reading Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first slender loris sanctuary