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From Gaza war to Paris Agreement: Key takeaways from COP28 summit in Dubai

The COP28 summit took place in Dubai this year, and top leaders from across the world discussed solutions to curb climate change and environmental hazards.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with multiple world leaders at the COP28 climate change summit in Dubai.
Published on Dec 02, 2023 06:47 AM IST
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Delhi, Japan's Fukuoka extend ‘twinning accord’ till 2026

CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met a delegation from Fukuoka prefecture at the Delhi Secretariat to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the agreement.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with the delegation from Fukuoka prefecture on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 02:29 AM IST

How climate change could affect brain: Study

A new aspect of climate change's destruction is emerging: how global warming affects the human brain.

How climate change could affect brain: Study(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 02:03 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib urges farmers to shun stubble burning

Gurudwara Nanaksar Keleran’s Baba Lakha Singh has appealed the farmers not to set their fields on fire as it was causing massive loss to our environment as well as fertility of the soil

Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib urges farmers to shun stubble burning in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 05:06 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Noida: Amid severe air pollution, UP’s environment minister calls for ‘coordinated action’

Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate Manish Kumar Verma on Tuesday suspended in-person classes for students from kindergarten to Class 9 for three days till November 10 in both Noida and Greater Noida

A smog shrouded stretch in Noida early Tuesday morning. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 05:30 AM IST
ByMaria Khan, Noida

Students must help curb farm fires: PAU experts

BSc Horticulture students of the fourth year of the rural agricultural work experience (RAWE) urged the school students and the villagers to stop their elders and fellow farmers from putting paddy straw on fire and motivate them to go in for in-situ management

Students must help curb farm fires: PAU experts (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 10:24 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Coastline in Crisis | The perils facing the shoreline

In a development-oriented coastal city like Mumbai, the government is trying to crack down on illegal miners. But experts say no amount of sand mining is okay

The new sand mining policy aims to simplify the process of sand distribution and reduce illegal sand mining by standardising the rates and making the extraction demand-driven. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 07:44 PM IST

Punjab sports minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer to get hitched to Meerut doctor on Nov 7

He is the third minister after CM Bhagwant Mann and Harjot Bains to get married while in office after AAP assumed power in state

Punjab sports minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer (34) with Gurveen Kaur. (Sourced)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 08:10 AM IST

Haryana’s biz-friendly environment attracting investors: Chief minister Khattar

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Khattar said that dedicated volunteers have gathered soil from across Haryana, collecting it in 242 urns, and these will be transported to Delhi on October 29

Haryana’s biz-friendly environment attracting investors: Chief minister Khattar
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 06:42 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Bengaluru: Lawmakers against conversion of Cubbon Park stretch into parking lot

Lawmakers support environmentalists and residents opposing conversion of Cubbon Park stretch into a parking lot.

The parking lot was proposed to be built between the Queen’s Statue and the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association stadium.(AFP Photo)
Published on Oct 24, 2023 03:24 PM IST

Cause and Effect | A climate crisis glossary to keep handy

In the weeks leading up to COP28, which begins November 30, here are the terms to acquaint yourself with

FILE PHOTO: 'Cop28 UAE' logo is displayed on the screen during the opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) under the theme of 'United on Climate Action Toward COP28', in Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2023. REUTERS/Rula Rouhana/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 12, 2023 02:04 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

UN conference adopts plan to reduce environmental risks arising from chemicals

The plan sets out 28 concrete targets and guidelines for key sectors across the entire lifecycle of chemicals, from production to waste.

United Nations
Published on Oct 01, 2023 05:58 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

World Environmental Health Day 2023: Date, history, significance

World Environmental Health Day 2023: From theme to history to significance, here's all that you need to know about this special day.

World Environmental Health Day 2023: Date, history, significance(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 07:06 AM IST
By, Delhi

Urban designs to meet demographic challenge

India's population growth poses challenges for sustainability, but architects can contribute through efficient urban planning, preservation, and collaboration.

Efficient urban planning, which is mindful of the social fabric and accommodates the needs of the growing population while minimising its impact on the environment, is the need of the hour(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 10:04 PM IST

World Bamboo Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration

World Bamboo Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of World Bamboo Day

World Bamboo Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration (Photo by Twitter/Sihabuddin723)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 04:20 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

California sues 5 oil giants, accuses them of deception on climate change risks

The California case seeks the creation of an abatement fund to pay for future damages caused by climate disasters in the state.

The civil case was filed in superior court in San Francisco.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 01:31 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Libya floods: Govt blamed for dam collapse tragedy that killed over 11,000

Libya floods: A tsunami-sized flash flood swept through the Libyan port city of Derna Sunday, killing more than 11,000 people. Over 10,000 are feared missing.

An aerial view shows the destruction, in the aftermath of the floods in Derna, Libya September 16.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:47 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Green path to G20 development goals

There is a need for effective multilateralism and hard resources to show solidarity with the vulnerable and commit to the planet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden, United Kingdom's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other leaders at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat on the final day of the G20 Summit.(PTI)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Cause and Effect | Hottest summer ever pushes our environment to the brink

Emperor penguins and global air quality face dire threats due to the climate crisis but commitments made at G20 hold out hope for reducing carbon emissions

The freak weather throughout the year has claimed thousands of lives across the planet. (AFP)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 05:48 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

Nagaland assembly passes resolution on Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act 2023

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Act 2023, enacted by Parliament and notified by Government of India on August 4 deals with land and its resources (forests)

The resolution will only be applicable to Nagaland subject to the constitutional guarantees provided in Article 371A. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 01:19 PM IST
ByAlice Yhoshü

Himachal Pradesh: Online portal for environmental initiatives launched

A spokesperson of the department of environmental science, technology and climate change informed on Monday that by registering on this portal, NGOs can identify opportunities to amplify their impact on society

HT Image
Published on Sep 12, 2023 12:41 AM IST
By, Shimla

Peter Frankopan - “We are living through an unparalleled age of transformations”

On the wider questions about the natural world’s reshaping as a result of globalisation, consumption patterns, demographics, and climate change

Author Peter Frankopan (Courtesy the subject)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:54 PM IST
BySyed Saad Ahmed

Govt to now nominate all members of top panel on environment issues

The Union environment ministry formed a permanent “Central Empowered Committee” on environmental issues in response to a Supreme Court order dates August 18

The Union environment ministry issues a notification constituting a permanent “Central Empowered Committee” on environmental issues. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 04:58 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

DU students create eco-friendly toilet in Kamla Market Police Station

Students of Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary College have built a public toilet, using sustainable approach, at Kamla Nagar Police Station in Ajmeri Gate.

A total of 92 girls form a part of the team that is gunning for an eco-conscious approach to contemporary problems.(Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 03:43 PM IST

‘Cannot reverse harm to environment’: SC defers hearing on GM mustard

The Supreme Court of India has expressed concerns over the release of genetically modified (GM) mustard, saying harm to the environment cannot be reversed. The court refused permission to the government to proceed with the sowing of GM mustard seeds and postponed the hearing until 26 September. A number of petitions have been filed against the environmental release clearance granted to GM mustard hybrid DMH-11. The mustard crop was developed by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants at Delhi University.

With the second sowing season for GM mustard round the corner, the top court refused permission to the Centre to proceed with the sowing of the seeds and posted the matter for hearing on September 26. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Switching to paper straws to save the environment? They are more toxic for you

Sad news ensues for all eco-soldiers. If you thought you were saving the world by using paper straws, think again. Study shows it could be worse than plastic.

These “green” utensils are much worse than their vilified counterparts.
Published on Aug 26, 2023 08:48 PM IST
ByJahanvi Sharma

Nuclear-based energy could mitigate carbon emissions

This article is authored by Mehdi Hussain, doctoral candidate, Centre for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Earth (Pixabay)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Ludhiana: PAU marks youth day, students donate clothes

Students picked up the plastic and marked 1 m area around the trees for insect-pest and disease management at PAU campus

PAU students donated multiple items to Bharat Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 11:13 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

India-Norway ties are looking at the future

Norway and India's bilateral relationship has grown during, despite and after the pandemic through cooperation in areas such as energy and the environment

Bilateral relationships in all areas have grown during, despite and after the pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 12, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Haryana rivers will be pollution free by 2025: Environment and forest minister Kanwar Pal

He said in view of increasing pollution, the department is also holding meetings with district officials concerned to review how to reduce pollution in rivers passing through their districts

Haryana environment and forest minister Kanwar Pal during a meeting in Ambala. (Twitter)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 12:32 AM IST
ByBhavey Nagpal, Ambala
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