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Major environmental problems facing India

India, the global host of World Environment Day being observed on Tuesday, continues to grapple with several environmental issues like air and water pollution, and those related to plastic and solid waste management, which demand swift action to protect nature. India’s top environment watchdog National Green Tribunal, which has been a hub of environmental litigations […]

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“Beat Plastic Pollution” Not Merely a Slogan, India Means Business”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Urging all stakeholders at the national and international level to work towards betterment of environment, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that “Beat Plastic Pollution” is not merely a slogan, but India means business about it. He also added that environment protection is not merely a technical, but […]

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BCCI signs an agreement to promote green cricket in India with UN Environment

Ahead of the final Cricket match of 2018 Indian Premier League, between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and UN Environment signed an agreement to ‘green’ cricket in India. BCCI will endeavor to reduce their environmental impact by greening operations and engaging fans and cricketers in […]

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Give up single use of Plastic, adopt a Green Good deed every day: Harsh Vardhan

Expressing confidence that a perceptible and measurable difference in the country will be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan appealed to the people to give up single use of plastic. Addressing a curtain […]

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NASA Launches Twin Spacecraft to Track Earth’s Water Movement

A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass on and beneath the planet’s surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the California coast. The twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO), a joint NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) […]

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Limiting Global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius can save world’s species

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could save the vast majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Science, shows that limiting warming to the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would avoid half the risks associated with warming of two […]

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“Response of Developed Nations in Combating Climate Change Inadequate”: Harsh Vardhan

India has said that the response of developed nations for greater action in combating climate change is inadequate. Making an intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the world is at a critical stage in combating […]

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‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan Gets Global Recognition

Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan, to protect environment and promote good living in the country, has found acceptance by the global community. The ongoing BRICS Ministerial on Environment at Durban, South Africa, has agreed to include “Green Good Deeds” in […]

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Green Skill Development Programme to cover nearly 5 lakh people by 2021: Harsh Vardhan

Emphasising that the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) will go a long way in reaping the demographic dividend in the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) aims to get 80, 000 people imparted green skills and in filling the skill […]

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Botanic Garden will be Developed as one of the Most Distinct Gardens with Modern-Day Landscape: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR) Noida, will be developed as one of the most distinct botanic gardens with modern-day landscape. Speaking at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the development and upgradation of the Botanic Garden at Noida, Dr. Harsh […]

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