The government had planned to chop trees to widen roads and ease traffic congestion, but protesters blamed illegal driving and sidewalk encroachments for the problem.
While China has the ability to lead on climate change, efforts to develop efficient coal plants are held back by regional differences in energy development.
Marine mammals have been studied by scientists in more detail than many fish found deeper in the ocean, and their acoustic behaviour has been a source of much fascination.
The decision allows Australia’s conservative government to dodge political embarrassment and potential damage to the country’s lucrative tourism industry.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
A former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says it’s in the US’s economic and political interest to address climate change.
In Guangxi region, seven died and three were missing with more than 23,000 people being evacuated, while the number stood at eight dead and 300,000 evacuated in Hunan Province.
According to tourism officials, the Caribbean tourism industry faces significant future threats related to both competitiveness and climate change impacts.
The blaze, dubbed the Goodwin Fire, has charred nearly 25,000 acres and destroyed unknown number of homes after erupting last Saturday near Phoenix.
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
The Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, acronymised to NISAR, will use a dual-frequency radar for the first time to monitor resource-use and environmental hazards on the ground.
A Mumbai-based lawyer and environmentalist is leading efforts by locals to rid Versova beach of its trash.
Relentless deforestation, indiscriminate mining and construction activities have contributed to the rising death toll.
The government calls the scheme a success because of the rise in LPG connections, but the lack of gas refills by poor households suggests it is not.
Learning what parts of society are susceptible to natural disasters and why is key to risk management, and saving lives for emergency services.
Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
What holds the egg together and gives it shape? One might think it’s the shell, but even after removing it, the egg continues to maintain its shape.
While 3,000 rescue workers are on-site, geological experts state that the chances of survival for those still missing were slim to none.
The water level in many states has reached waist level while power cuts and lack of water supply has further affected daily lives.
All commercial buildings with waste discharge of over 5 kilo litres a day were asked to set up sewage treatment plants by NGT-headed circuit bench.
In 2005, conservationists launched a plan to establish rhino populations in seven parks in Assam, but this proved to be a much bigger challenge than was expected.
The advent of solar energy in three villages of Birsing char has had a transformative impact on primary healthcare and other daily activities of rural Assamese communities.
Tobacco cultivation and the curing process contributes towards deforestation, soil depletion, loss of soil nutrients and pollution due to the heavy use of agrochemicals.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Scientists recently discovered an ‘underwater rainforest’ off the coast of Brazil, near where the Amazon enters the Atlantic, and its existence has already started facing threats.
While suicides and shock deaths have seen a sudden spike in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery delta region, the government does not believe the drought is the cause and is continuing to direct water away from rural areas.
Even though unrealistic targets and poor ground-level implementation have hobbled the multi-national initiative, it should be fixed rather than abandoned.
Through a complicated experiment, researchers unraveled how flycatcher chicks could identify the calls of others of their species even if they hadn’t heard them before.
Two-thirds of the African continent is desert or drylands and nearly 75% of agricultural land is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees.
After Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement, powerful US cities are asserting themselves like nation-states to maintain the pact made with the world to help save the planet.
Hit by weak monsoons, inadequate infrastructure and catastrophically poor water conservation efforts, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
With the villagers in the Deogarh district losing autonomy and forest department regaining control, community initiatives have broken down and a grassroots movement is being converted into another sarkari programme.
For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
The challenge is for science and conservation to flourish while making sure poachers do not – and for the government to permit scientific studies while also maintaining security protocols.
While over 80 families have been evacuated from Mizoram’s Lunglei district, relief camps have been set up in Guwahati following massive water logging and floods.
International and local demand have brought Madagascar’s palm species to the brink of extinction.
“The evolutionary significance of androgenesis is not clear and it is a puzzle that scientists do not have yet an answer for.”
As FARC abandons its jungle strongholds, farmers push deeper into forests, cutting down trees to make way for grazing land for cattle and agriculture.
Over 1,300 drought-prone villages of the state, as part of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017, are creating rainwater-harvesting structures to end their water woes.
Four cheetahs were flown from South Africa and released into Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi, where these animals have been extinct for several years.