Ken-Betwa River linking project receives environment, forest & tribal clearances.
The ambitious Ken-Betwa river linking project has received formal environment, forest and tribal clearances. The project aims at addressing water needs of dry swathes in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
China’s top legislature has passed Environment Tax to levy environment tax on polluters, especially on heavy industries.
It will enter into force on January 1, 2018. The law aims to improve taxpayers’ environmental awareness, force companies to upgrade technology and shift to cleaner production.
Eco-activist Anupam Mishra passes away.
Environmentalist Anupam Mishra, whose seminal work on water conservation, Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab (roughly, the ponds are still good as gold), fired the imagination of common people and ecology warriors alike and gave wings to India's indigenous wisdom on the subject, passed away at AIIMS on Monday morning.
Mishra believed that India was a water-literate society in the past and sought to harness traditional knowledge to improve the present. Born out of his involvement with the drought in Rajasthan in 1987, Aaj Bhi... demonstrated how ponds nourished people living in the hinterland and towns for centuries and explained why their preservation, maintenance and regeneration were imperative
Scientists have discovered as many as 163 new species in the ecologically diverse Greater Mekong region of the Southeast Asia. It includes 3 mammals species, 9 amphibians, 11 fish, 14 reptiles and 143 plants. These species were discovered in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. It was revealed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report.
Madhya Pradesh Government launches Narmada Seva Yatra
Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India's Green Movement authored by Sunita Narain
Global Climate conference to begin in Marrakech
Fishing cat sighted in Andhra Pradesh
i. According to data provided by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), under the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration(Nasa), the month of September 2016 was the hottest September on record.
ii. September 2016’s temperature was a razor-thin 0.004 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest September in 2014.
i. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake situated in North America. Fresh water is naturally occurring water on Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater in aquifers and underground streams. Fresh water is generally characterized by having low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids.
ii. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the US state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.