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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…

Strange and sudden massive ice sheet melt in Greenland: Nasa

Strange and sudden massive ice sheet melt in Greenland: Nasa

Scientists say there has been a freak event in Greenland this month: Nearly every part of the massive ice sheet that blankets the island suddenly started melting. Even Greenland’s coldest…