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New MoEF guidelines for elephant deaths from anthrax

India, Jan. 17 -- Environment ministry suggests official team to collect biological samples, dispose infected carcasses safely and map anthrax hotspots An official team to oversee safe disposal of el... Read More


Odisha block residents to get MNREGA employment for 200 days

India, Jan. 17 -- 500 crore package launched to ensure timely, uninterrupted wage payment under MGNREGA and check migration of labour Residents of 20 vulnerable blocks in four Odisha districts will b... Read More


Climate change is the greatest threat to the planet

India, Jan. 17 -- World Economic Forum's 'Global Risks Report 2020' and UN's 'Global Economic Prospects' claim extreme weather and loss in biodiversity will disrupt the global economy Climate change ... Read More


Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean

India, Jan. 16 -- The heatwave may be just a taste of what is to come for seabirds around the world as climate change accelerates The common guillemot (known as the common murre in North America) bre... Read More


Adani Carmichael coal: Do we need it or not?

India, Jan. 16 -- If we are ramping up coal production abroad at a time when the IPCC and UN say it should drop, we should know what we are getting into This is the second in a two-part series. The f... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 16, 2020)

India, Jan. 16 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Singhorgarh Sanctuary encroachment The National Gre... Read More


Cold trap: Severe winter keeps killing Indians as govt drags feet on policy

India, Jan. 16 -- India recognised cold waves as disaster in 2012. But the country still does not have an effective action plan to mitigate its impact "The cold is literally biting us, but we have no... Read More


Astronomy: 30 years ago the Hubble telescope was launched into space

India, Jan. 16 -- The telescope has been the eyes of astrinomers above the Earth's atmosphere When the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic was still arou... Read More


C-sections becoming the norm for families in Telangana: Study

India, Jan. 16 -- The Unicef research found that weak public health infrastructure, a mushrooming private health sector and social prestige were behind the rapid increase in C-sections in the state C... Read More


Trawler with live Olive Ridleys seized by forest guards in Gahiramatha

India, Jan. 16 -- Six fishermen were arrested on charges of trafficking the endangered turtles that were released back into the sea Forest guards have seized a trawler carrying four live Olive Ridley... Read More