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Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot, loyalists in Delhi to meet Congress High Command | New Delhi/IBNS: India's single-day spike in coronavirus cases reached a record high with 28,637 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health informed on Sunday. | Amitabh Bachchan, COVID-19 positive, is stable with mild symptoms, says hospital | Aadhaar, test results must for COVID-19 drug procurement in Maharashtra | Abhishek Bachchan also tests positive for Covid-19 along with father Amitabh Bachchan

Turn around deforestation in 2020, the ‘Nature Super Year’, says Guterres

New York/IBNS: On the International Day of Forests, which falls on Saturday, UN chief António Guterres is calling for 2020, which has been referred to as a “nature super year”, to be the year that the world turns the tide on deforestation and forestry loss.

Spending time outside is good for health: Study

London, July 7 (IBNS): Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Elephant tramples man to death in West Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IBNS): In a tragic incident, an elephant  trampled a man to death in Lataguri forest area of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, media reports said on Friday.

Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests on Thursday discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors to ensure broad ownership as well as to advance the overall sustainable development agenda.

Environment Minister exhorts forest officers to be sincere

Dehradun, Dec 18 (IBNS): Urging young forest officers to be sincere and committed towards the cause of the forestry sector, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Anil Madav Dave emphasized that in order to make the systems corruption free, the financial transactions should also be cashless, or less cash should be used to the extent possible.

After 'harassing' 150 females, naughty monkey captured in Bihar

Patna, Nov 7 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): A special team of the forest department on Monday captured a naughty monkey which had harassed over 150 women so far.

Forest fire near Vaishno Devi shrine in J&K

Jammu, May 18 (IBNS) Indian Air Force helicopters have been pressed into service on Wedndesday to douse the forest fire raging near the famous Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports.

Odd-even formula 2.0 worked but farm fires and forest fires played spoilsport: CSE

New Delhi, May 3 (IBNS): Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released its analysis of air quality data during the second phase of odd and even scheme- from April 15 to April 30.

Seventh rhino poached in Kaziranga, four forest department staff arrested

Guwahati, May 2 (IBNS) One more rhino has been killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam according to media reports on Monday, which has taken up the number of rhinos killed in Assam to eight in 2016 alone.

Kasauli: Forest fire reaches boarding school, children evacuated

Kasauli, May 2 (IBNS) School children were evacuated after forest fire reached a boarding school in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli town.

Forest fire affects parts of Himchal Pradesh

Shimla, May 2 (IBNS) Even before the forest fire in Uttarkhand has been doused, several areas in Himachal Pradesh are being ravaged by forest fire, according to media reports.

Environment ministry issues new standards for gensets

New Delhi, Mar 22 (IBNS) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified new environment standards for generator sets (gensets) running on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) / Natural Gas (NG), Diesel with LPG / NG and Petrol with LPG / NG, primarily to control air and noise pollution emanating from the operation of these gensets.

Plant more trees to create oxygen bank urges minister on World Forest Day

New Delhi, Mar 21 (IBNS) The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in collaboration with Department of Forest and Wildlife of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, celebrated the International Day of Forest on Monday at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife sanctuary.

Environment ministry notifies revised standards for Common Effluent Treatment Plants

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IBNS): The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) operating at various industrial clusters in the country.

Global map reveals 12 million hectares of forest at risk: Report

Paris, Dec 3 (IBNS): A new report released at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris has revealed that a forest area larger than Portugal is at risk from coal mining worldwide, with forests in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, India, Colombia and the United States particularly vulnerable.