Odisha launches Banayana project for forest management (23:14)
Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Banayana, an Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP), for sustainable management of forest and bio-diversity.

NGT reserves judgment on plea to lift ban on old diesel vehicles (23:06)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Thursday reserved judgement on a plea seeking lifting of its ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles as the Central government told it that no only diesel but CNG and petrol also causes environmental degradation.

Rare snake rescued in Delhi (22:38)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A banded 'Khukri' snake, now a rare and uncommon species in the Delhi area, was rescued here on Thursday.

NGT issues notice to Art of Living over Sri Sri's comments (20:20)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued notice to the Art of Living (AoL) over its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's remarks last week against the green court's statement pertaining to the AoL's mega fest last year at Yamuna flood plains in Delhi.

Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi (10:28)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

EU to promote cooperation between European, Indian cities (23:46)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) European Union (EU)-funded International Urban Cooperation programme (IUC) was officially launched in India on Wednesday.

NGT shuts polluting industries along Ganga channel (23:14)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down.

30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake (23:10)
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration.

Tata Motors to use two technologies for BS IV norms (22:52)
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Ltd. on Wednesday said it is ready with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technologies for BS IV compliant engines for its commercial vehicles.

United Airlines faces another row -- over giant rabbit's death (20:34)
London, April 26 (IANS) Less than three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight at the Chicago airport, the airline landed itself in another public relations fiasco on Wednesday after a giant rabbit died on its flight from Britain.

Artificial photosynthesis turns carbon dioxide into clean air (17:38)
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to trigger a process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy -- all at the same time.

India's proposed coal plants could imperil global climate goals (13:32)
New York, April 26 (IANS) The world is unlikely to meet global climate goals if India carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, new research warns.

Japan's Disaster Minister resigns after quake gaffe (11:52)
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japan's Disaster Reconstruction Minister Masahiro Imamura resigned on Wednesday after saying it was a "good thing" that the 2011 quake and tsunami struck northeast region than Tokyo.

Shoot poachers on sight: Conservationist Jonathan Scott  (11:32)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Noted conservationist Jonathan Scott, who presented the BBC's "Big Cat Diary" for 12 years from 1996 to 2008, has advocated shooting poachers at sight as they are one of the principal reasons for the diminishing population in the wild -- even as the world is moving towards the sixth great mass extinction of wildlife driven by man.

Pre-monsoon rains hit Northeast, Mizoram remains cut-off (10:34)
Agartala/Aizawl, April 26 (IANS) Week-long incessant pre-monsoon rains, thunderstorm and heavy lightning disrupted life in northeastern states while road connectivity remained cut-off in Mizoram due to landslides, officials said on Wednesday.

Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi (10:16)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

More Green Heroes for brighter future, says Abhishek Bachchan (06:12)
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was present at the Green Heroes Film Festival happening here expressed his concern over our environment and said that having more Green Heroes will ensure a bright future.

Delhi gets respite with light rain, similar weather on Wednesday (Lead) (23:04)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Light showers cooled down the national capital on Tuesday night with after a hot day that saw the maximum temperature recorded at 38.3 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the Met Office said. Thunderstorm and rain are also likely on Wednesday.

Kedarnath chopper service: NGT seeks reply from Centre, Uttarakhand (22:12)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Reacting to a plea on unregulated chopper operations causing disturbance in the eco-sensitive zones, especially in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the NGT on Tuesday sought responses from both central and Uttarakhand governments.

Trump administration official discusses future of India-US energy partnership (21:30)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) To discuss the future of the India-US energy partnership, one of the first Trump administration officials to visit India from the Department of Energy (DOE) held a roundtable meet here with the think tank CEEW on Tuesday.

One more dies of sunstroke in Odisha (20:18)
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) One more person died of sunstroke in Odisha as the mercury soared above 40 degrees Celsius in 17 towns in the state, authorities said on Tuesday.

Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste (18:04)
London, April 25 (IANS) A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic -- which is incredibly resistant to breaking down.

Mamata slams Centre over Aadhar-like system for cows (Lead) (18:00)
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Continuing her tirade against the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the move to have an Aadhaar-like identity system for cows.

IIITM-K develops app for coffee growers (17:58)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) State owned Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) on Tuesday launched an application to provide soil nutrient information and fertiliser recommendation for coffee plantation owners.

6.9-magnitude quake hits Chile (10:24)
Santiago, April 25 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile causing material damage, although there were no reports of any injuries or casualties, officials said.

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