As India plans a diverse energy landscape with capacities from hydro, nuclear, solar, wind, and bioenergy, there are concerns over large-scale renewable energy projects using agricultural and ecologically sensitive land, posing environmental and socio-ecological risks, a Mongabay-India report states.
The recent success of India’s historic Chandrayaan-3 landing on the lunar south pole has received international commendation. Following this at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the launch of a G20 Satellite Mission in the presence of world leaders such as US
Food loss and waste (FLW) is both an environmental and economic problem, accounting for 8%-10% of greenhouse gas emissions and a global economic loss of $1 trillion, annually, according to a Mongabay-India report. Citing a new study which suggests that reducing FLW could lead to overconsumption, as food
Released on August 25, the State of India’s Birds 2023 (SoIB) sets off several warning bells. As the report’s website states, the study assessed 942 species of Indian birds after processing 30,000,000 observations by birdwatchers that then form the basis of the analyses. The report alarmingly
The Indian government has approved a $7 billion scheme to deploy 10,000 electric buses in 169 cities over a decade, along with charging and associated infrastructure facilities. The federal government will allocate $2.4 billion as part of the cost of the scheme, based on a public-private partnership model,
Recently, on 10 August, we celebrated World Lion Day. This Day celebrates these majestic creatures and aims to raise awareness and support for their conservation. This day is also an opportunity to learn about the importance of lions in the natural world and the potential impacts of their extinction on
A recent study, involving researchers at the University of York and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, has found that removing ozone pollution across India could boost food welfare benefits by more than four billion dollars a year through avoidance of wheat yield losses of approximately
Commemorating 50 years of Project Tiger, the Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi recently launched the International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) for conservation of seven species of big cats - tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Cheetah, Jaguar and Puma. 97 member-countries who harbour these species have joined the IBCA
India’s tiger conservation policy has helped in preserving and increasing tiger populations and played a role in climate change mitigation by avoiding forest loss according to latest research findings, a Mongabay-India report highlights. The report adds that enhanced conservation management of tiger reserves in India has
Leaders from India’s steel, cement, energy and real estate industries came together recently to launch Build Ahead: an industry-first alliance dedicated to accelerating the use of low-carbon building materials in the construction value chain. Founded by Xynteo, Build Ahead’s long-term goal is to support India in achieving its net-zero
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