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The sustainability pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Terra, draws clean energy from 4,912 photovoltaic panels arranged atop a 130-metre-wide roof canopy and a series of 18 ‘energy trees' in its landscape.(Expo 2020 Dubai)

Expo 2020 Dubai to lend planet a hand towards sustainability

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The 182-day mega-event in Dubai aims to address environmental challenges, such as climate change, plastic pollution and biodiversity conservation, through a collaborative and people-centred strategy.
The climate and biodiversity crises are global crises. They require solutions that carry the support of all, and provide support to all. (File photo)
The climate and biodiversity crises are global crises. They require solutions that carry the support of all, and provide support to all. (File photo)

90% of India’s biodiversity hotspots lost, shows new statistical analysis

By Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 10:42 PM IST
A report published by Centre for Science and Environment pointed out that 16 states have witnessed a significant rise in number of forest fires as well as warmer than usual winter, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons.
Some of these projects include luxury tents and resorts on some islands; two water aerodrome projects in Shaheed and Swaraj islands (formerly Neil and Havelock islands, respectively).(Twitter/Anadamanisland1)
Some of these projects include luxury tents and resorts on some islands; two water aerodrome projects in Shaheed and Swaraj islands (formerly Neil and Havelock islands, respectively).(Twitter/Anadamanisland1)

Experts fear biodiversity loss in Andaman, Nicobar Islands

By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 07:45 AM IST
  • Information uploaded on the Union environment ministry’s Parivesh website suggests that multiple infrastructure projects are being considered by an expert appraisal committee (EAC) and a coastal regulation zone (CRZ) committee.
PM Modi said that with a robust and wide network of protected areas, the country’s commitment to words wildlife protection is as strong as ever.(PTI)
PM Modi said that with a robust and wide network of protected areas, the country’s commitment to words wildlife protection is as strong as ever.(PTI)

India’s wildlife, biodiversity equally imperative as its developmental needs: PM Modi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 09:45 PM IST
In his message to the nation to mark the celebration of the ongoing Wildlife Week, the prime minister said India’s commitment to wildlife protection and conservation is strong.
Among the green gems plotted on the map are the Karvi flower that blooms at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (above) once in eight years.(HT photo)
Among the green gems plotted on the map are the Karvi flower that blooms at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (above) once in eight years.(HT photo)

Biodiversity by the Bay: Mumbai’s green gems plotted on a map

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Conceived by Purpose Climate Lab (PCL), the map is part of the Biodiversity by the Bay campaign, run by citizens’ collective, Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic and other partner organisations
MoEFCC officials said increasing area under oil palm cultivation would contribute to a rise in forest cover but it has worried agriculture and environmental experts.(Representational Image)
MoEFCC officials said increasing area under oil palm cultivation would contribute to a rise in forest cover but it has worried agriculture and environmental experts.(Representational Image)

Oil palm push in the northeast may impact biodiversity, water table, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Ministry of Commerce and Industry has informed Parliament that the area under oil palm cultivation has increased from 3 lakh hectares in 2015-16 to 3.57 lakh hectares in 2019-20
Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar speaks during the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar speaks during the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Global meet with focus on conservation begins today

Gandhinagar | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 04:45 AM IST
The focus on preserving biodiversity, especially migratory species, comes after a UN report last year warned that around one million animal and plant species face extinction, many within decades.
Speaking to reporters at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar on Tuesday, Thackeray junior said the car depot would adversely impact the biodiversity of Aarey, pointing out a number of species, including leopards, civets, deer, different types of spiders, snakes, geckos, etc, thrive there.(HT image)
Speaking to reporters at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar on Tuesday, Thackeray junior said the car depot would adversely impact the biodiversity of Aarey, pointing out a number of species, including leopards, civets, deer, different types of spiders, snakes, geckos, etc, thrive there.(HT image)

‘We all want Metro, but not at cost of biodiversity’

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:34 AM IST
On Monday, MMRCL managing director Ashwini Bhide, at a debate on the project, had said the project was not feasible without a depot at Aarey.
For the successful implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in rural areas, the administration is focusing on empowering the local institution – biodiversity management committee (BMC) – in each of the 203 gram panchayats of the district that has been non-functional since 2004-05.(File Photo)
For the successful implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in rural areas, the administration is focusing on empowering the local institution – biodiversity management committee (BMC) – in each of the 203 gram panchayats of the district that has been non-functional since 2004-05.(File Photo)

Non-functional biodiversity management committees in rural areas to be revived

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:33 AM IST
As per the Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rules 2004, in each gram panchayat, a BMC has to be formed for conservation and better management of the natural resources by the indigenous population in a particular area.
The Fashion pact focuses on three key areas: global warming, biodiversity and reduction of the use of single-use plastics in the oceans.(Unsplash)
The Fashion pact focuses on three key areas: global warming, biodiversity and reduction of the use of single-use plastics in the oceans.(Unsplash)

Global fashion’s top players join forces in environmental pact

Rome | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a Fashion Pact aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business.
Migratory birds at a wetland in Noida.(HT File Photo)
Migratory birds at a wetland in Noida.(HT File Photo)

Identify wetlands in district, maintain biodiversity: Noida DM

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 04:33 AM IST
The district magistrate has asked the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development authorities and the forest department to identify wetlands in Gautam Budh Nagar so groundwater levels and biodiversity can be maintained.
Volunteers and locals ride a boat to as they head out to clean Panamaram River, in Wayanad on August 30, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Volunteers and locals ride a boat to as they head out to clean Panamaram River, in Wayanad on August 30, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Kerala to assess impact of floods on biodiversity: CM Pinayari Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinayari Vijayan’s office in a Facebook post said data collection for assessing biodiversity loss and impact on biodiversity and ecosystems will be completed within one month.
Rodents — which are the most important bioindicators in nature — are mostly found in the Thar Desert in western Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Rodents — which are the most important bioindicators in nature — are mostly found in the Thar Desert in western Rajasthan.(HT Photo)

Narmada canal is changing Rajasthan’s biodiversity

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 10:17 PM IST
The first noticeable change came when desert rodents were driven away to drier areas and replaced by those living in the areas with abundant water supply.
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