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Senior officials call for action and solutions at UN Environment Assembly

Leaders attending a major UN environmental conference in Nairobi must drive forward solutions to combat climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

SC approves Centre's new expert body on environmental and forest matters

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the new body of experts set up by the Centre for consultation on environmental and forest matters.

India submits proposals for Wetland City Accreditation under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for Indore, Bhopal and Udaipur

New Delhi: India has proposed the names of three cities – Indore, Bhopal, and Udaipur – for accreditation as international wetland cities.

Odisha has impressed me with its handling of climate change effect on the people with disabilities: US journalist Jason Strother

Multimedia journalist, educator, Fulbright scholar, and founder of Lens15 Media, Jason Strother, visited Kolkata recently to conduct a workshop on the topic of 'Disability Representation In Mass Media, Reporting On Disability And Making Media More Accessible For People With Visual Disabilities' at the American Center. In a conversation with IBNS correspondent Supriyo Hazra, he talked about climate change, disability journalism and more. Excerpts:

Research finds extreme heat likely to wipe out humans and mammals in distant future

A new study shows unprecedented heat is likely to lead to the next mass extinction since the dinosaurs died out, eliminating nearly all mammals in some 250 million years time.

Environmental champion hails rivers as ‘arteries of our planet’

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh traded the ocean for New York State’s Hudson River, declaring at the end of his epic 517 kilometre journey downriver on Wednesday that “we can never become complacent when it comes to protecting the environment”.

Nagaland: Chakhesang Public Organisation undertakes massive tree plantation drive to preserve biodiversity

Phek/Nagaland: The Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO), in line with their resolution made 23 years ago, is launching a significant tree plantation initiative to commemorate Chakhesang Day and celebrate 50 years of Phek district's formation.

From eco-parks to coal gasification: India's top efforts to hit net zero by 2070

New Delhi: State-owned coal miners are taking various initiatives to make coal mining a sustainable exercise in line with India’s vision to be net zero by 2070.

Centre forms high-level Cheetah Project Steering Committee

New Delhi: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), which implements Project Cheetah, has formed a high-level Cheetah Project Steering Committee, a press release by the Union Environment Ministry said.

Nagaland: NESMS holds seminar on 'Agar Wood Plantation in North-East India'

Tuli/Nagaland: Nagaland Ecological and Sanitation Management Society (NESMS) organised a one-day seminar entitled “Promoting Agar Wood Plantation in India’s North-eastern Region” on May 11 at Aitlenden ward, Tuli Town Mokokchung.

New UN report urges Europe to step-up action over triple environmental crisis

New York: A new UN report presented on Wednesday to the Organization’s highest pan-European environmental policy body, covering 54 countries, is calling for greater action to tackle the triple environmental crisis roiling the planet.

TERI signs MoU with Tata Steel Foundation

New Delhi/Jamshedpur: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday in New Delhi to collaborate on implementing the latest stage of The Green School Project which aims to create awareness about environment conservation in the school network.

Canada and India sign MoU to establish stronger cooperation on environmental protection and climate action

Stockholm/New Delhi: Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change  Steven Guilbeault and India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Stockholm on Thursday to increase bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection and conservation.

Study finds biodiversity conservation and benefit-sharing have turned into meaningless exercises in India

New Delhi: A study conducted by a magazine focussing on the environment has questioned India's earnestness in biodiversity conservation.

UN focus on plant health, crucial for boosting food security worldwide

New York: On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line.