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Two-day workshop on plant diversity, conservation from tomorrow

Two-day workshop on plant diversity, conservation from tomorrow

A two-days workshop on plant diversity and conservation has been arranged at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama from August 10 with financial assistance of Union Ministry of Environment and Forest. The Western…

Deficient monsoon: Govt declares 14 districts in Gujarat ‘scarcity hit’

Deficient monsoon: Govt declares 14 districts in Gujarat ‘scarcity hit’

As the monsoon situation shows little signs of improvement, the Gujarat government, on Tuesday, declared 14 districts and 152 talukas of the state as “scarcity hit”, reports said. The government…

Cognizant: Global economic environment is fragile

Cognizant: Global economic environment is fragile

Malcolm Frank, executive vice president for strategy in Cognizant, talks to TOI about why the company’s growth is so much ahead of that of its competition. Cognizant is way ahead…

Amazon deforestation falls again

Amazon deforestation falls again

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has fallen again in the past 12 months, according to preliminary data published by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. The reduction follows the passing…

Massive sanitation drive launched post Amarnath yatra

Massive sanitation drive launched post Amarnath yatra

A massive sanitation drive has been launched en route to the 3,880-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas to safeguard environment and ecology of the area. “A post-yatra sanitation…

Call for levy on single-use plastic bags in England

Call for levy on single-use plastic bags in England

A levy on single-use plastic bags should be introduced in England, environmental groups urged on Wednesday. The call comes after the latest figures showed the number of carrier bags being…

Environment ministry to revamp clearances

Environment ministry to revamp clearances

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has put in place a plan to mitigate potential corruption in awarding forest and environmental licences, to hasten the entire process. The…

Grand Canyon-sized rift discovered under Antarctic ice

Grand Canyon-sized rift discovered under Antarctic ice

Scientists have discovered a rift the size of the Grand Canyon hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet, which they say is contributing to ice melt and a consequent rise in…

The big thaw: Greenland ice cover is melting away

The big thaw: Greenland ice cover is melting away

For the first time since satellites began recording changes to Greenland from space more than 30 years ago, scientists observed surface melting across almost the entire ice sheet – the…

Eco-sensitive zones to be identified soon

Eco-sensitive zones to be identified soon

In order to finish the longpending issue of declaring eco-sensitive zones around various protected forest areas in the state, the department of forests has recently constituted various committees. The committees have…