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BULDHANA (IANS) - An MLA of Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena has "confessed" to hunting and killing a tiger nearly four decades ago, and now wears its tooth on a necklace. Sanjay Rambhau Gaikwad, belonging to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s ruling Shiv

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Hollywood star Cate Blanchett said that her custom-made dress for the award event BAFTAs was made from deadstock. Deadstock are items that have never been sold and are unlikely to be sold due to a lack

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - To protect the fragile environment of Kashmir’s rare stag species known as the ‘Hangul’ a social enterprise has decided to plant tress in the habitat of this protected animal. As the after-effects of climate change are adversely affecting

SAMARKAND, (IANS) - The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report was released on February 12 by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN biodiversity treaty, at the opening of a major

LUCKNOW (IANS) - The Uttar Pradesh government will set up the country’s first conservation center for Gangatiri, a breed of cows in Varanasi. This breed of cows originates along the Ganga banks. Over the years, Gangatiri has been significantly overshadowed by

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The traditional gift of roses that lovers exchange on Valentine's Day may be under threat, according to a new report from Christian Aid which shows how climate change is impacting rose-growing around the world. Nearly 60 percent

India-West Staff ReporterSANTA CLARA, CA - Tara Sreekrishnan who is running for the California State Assembly in District 26 as a Democrat has garnered significant backing for her bid.The latest are a slew of endorsements from 35 climate leaders and

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The world has crossed the midpoint timeframe for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation, only to face the grim reality that it is falling short of meeting most of the SDGs by 2030. Recognizing that SDGs are not

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Vedanta Aluminum, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, has secured the top rank in the esteemed S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2023 rankings for the aluminum industry, confirming its position as the world's most

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Voices for Asian Elephants, a non-governmental organization has handed over a robotic elephant to a Shiva temple in Devarshola, Gudalur, in Tamil Nadu. The NGO handed over the robotic elephant -- said to be the first such 'elephant'

MODHERA, (IANS) - A unique blend of tradition and modernity, the hamlet of Modhera, nestled in the heart of Gujarat, has carved its name in history by becoming India's first solar-powered village. This initiative, which caught global attention, is a significant

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The US National Basketball Association on February 5 announced the launch of 'Nets for Change', a new campaign to repurpose discarded underwater fishing nets at basketball courts in India. The discarded nets, which pose a threat to

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - California Governor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed a state of emergency for several counties in Southern California as a series of winter storms began impacting much of the state with high winds, damaging rain, and heavy

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Tamil Nadu has become the state with highest number of Ramsar sites after the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ramsar sites secretariat accepted the state’s proposal on two environmental sites and designated them as

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - There are 718 snow leopards in India, per a report on the Status of Snow Leopards in India. An Indian official added that the Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India (SPAI) Program is the first scientific exercise

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The national capital needs the help of its rural neighbors to finally beat its killer smog problem, according to experts. In most Indian cities (60 percent), the air is more than seven times more polluted than it

KOLKATA, (IANS) - For Dukhu Majhi, an environmental activist from a tribal community in West Bengal's Purulia district and this year's Padma Shri awardee, the national-level recognition came as quite a surprise. His first reaction was that he had never imagined

GUWAHATI (IANS) - Popularly known as 'Elephant Girl' (Hasti Kanya) in Assam, 67-year-old Parbati Baruah, who has been given the  Padma Shri, is India's first woman mahout (elephant keeper). Baruah got the award in recognition of her work in animal conservation

BHOPAL, (IANS) - Namibian cheetah Jwala on January 16 delivered three cubs, and with the arrival of these new guests at Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park (KNP), the number of the big cats again rose to 20 – 13 adults

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Delhi University Professor Dinabandhu Sahoo, who is known as the Cherry Blossom founder of India, has designed a wheel -- “Indian Seaweeds Wheel” -- like the Ashok Chakra, which represents India and Indian pride, to promote

India-West Staff Reporter REDWOOD CITY, CA -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Zūm will receive over $26 million through the EPA's first Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition. The funding will help Zum, the leader in modern student transportation, as

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and Haribol Company have been recognized in the World Economic Forum's report, "Faith in Action." The report, released on January 17, at the WEF annual meeting in Davos,

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Gujarat is grappling with the stark realities of climate change. The state has experienced severe heatwaves, with temperatures in some areas exceeding 50 degrees Celsius. The 'State-Level Climate Change Trends in India' report by the India Meteorological Department

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC –Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced $12 million in federal funding for the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help ports in Seattle and Tacoma develop shared electric truck charging hubs. These funds come from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs

DAVOS, (IANS) - Climate change threatens to cause an additional 14.5 million deaths and $12.5 trillion in economic losses worldwide by 2050, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report published here. The report, jointly compiled by the WEF and the

BHOPAL, (IANS) - Yet another Namibian cheetah was reported dead at Kuno National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh on January 16, the tenth fatality since the project was introduced in 2022. The cheetah that died has been identified as Shaurya. According

LONDON, (IANS) - Globally, 2023 was the warmest year in a series stretching back to 1850, according to figures released by the Met Office in the UK and the University of East Anglia on January 12. 2023 is the tenth year

GUWAHATI, (IANS) - The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR), India's seventh UNESCO world heritage site famous for its one-horned rhinos, and home to more than 2,613 one-horned Indian rhinos and other animals including tiger and elephants, has recorded

BEIJING, (IANS) - The oceanic temperatures in 2023 have once again shattered records, and the warming trend will persist throughout this century, even if greenhouse gas emissions were to be halted, according to a new study published on January 11. The

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The East Coast of the US continues to sink at an alarming rate and new research has found that up to 74,000 square kilometers of the Atlantic Coast are exposed to "subsidence" of up to

NEW DELHI (IANS) – With an eye on climate change, Vietnam’s leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer VinFast and the Tamil Nadu state government on January 8 announced a partnership to build a $2 billion EV facility in the country,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - There has been a growing awareness of the environmental impact of our daily choices, including the food we consume. As a result, a new wave of sustainability has emerged in the culinary world, with zero-waste restaurants

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - The National Botanical Research Institute’s (NBRI) research station here is a riot of color these days. Around 60 red tulips have flowered in the garden of the NBRI’s research station and botanists claim this could be the first

SHEOPUR (ANI) - Kuno National Park (KNP) welcomed new members to its wildlife sanctuary after the Namibian Cheetah Aasha gave birth to three cubs at the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. “The cubs are healthy. Asha gave birth to cubs

Photo: Wikipedia NEW DELHI (ANI) - India has submitted three nominations---Indore, Bhopal, and Udaipur--for accreditation as international wetland cities. These are the first three Indian cities for which nominations have been submitted for Wetland City Accreditation. The Wetland City Accreditation scheme aims to

NEW DELHI (ANI) - As many as 177 tigers died in 2023 with Maharashtra registering maximum tiger deaths at 45, Indian officials said on December 29. As per the data provided by the Environment Ministry, 40 percent of tiger deaths in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The countries at the climate summit have pledged to ultimately move away from fossil fuels cutting a wide swath through everyday life in a monumental attempt to keep the world from warming more than 1.5

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Once known to be Earth's critical carbon sink, an increasingly warming Arctic Ocean is driving intense carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to a study by NASA. It’s been estimated that the cold waters of the Arctic absorb

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The air quality in several areas of the national capital continues to remain under the "severe" category as per data from several AQI stations across the city. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department said that the maximum temperature

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Dubai COP 28 summit which started a fortnight ago with little promise of any breakthrough on climate rules. However, the governments and delegates this time proved their critics wrong, and the final agreement announced that

AGRA, (IANS) - Tourists who visit the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra, rarely fail to ask if the world heritage monument has finally become safe from the dangers of air and water pollution. Is the Taj Mahal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Eighteen California children between the 8-17 age group have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator in the US over climate change. The group of 18 youth alleges that the EPA

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The celebrated Indian designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil, showcase their latest collection Indra at the United Nations COP28 Sustainable Fashion Summit 2023. The exclusive fashion event featured talented designer labels from all over the world including Stella

AGRA, (IANS) - Green warriors in Agra have demanded urgent measures to save the dying Yamuna River, the lifeline of the Sri Krishna land (Braj Bhoomi), from pollution and restricted flow of fresh water from upstream barrages. At a people’s conference

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Increasing climate change conditions are set to increase the risk of wildfire and lengthen fire seasons, according to a study. Wildfires are some of the most destructive natural disasters in the country, threatening lives, destroying homes

DUBAI, (IANS) - COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has announced the approval of a proposal to hold COP29 in Azerbaijan. The South Caucasus nation won the bid after winning backing from other Eastern European countries. COP28, or the 28th meeting of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Just when minds and intentions are coming together to develop climate resilience, innovate for cleaner sustenance, and pitch for alternate methods of traditional fuel-based common practices, the president of the COP 28 summit brought the discourse

DUBAI, (IANS) - US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry on December 9 discussed US-India collaboration to establish a payment security mechanism to address current constraints in the expansion of e-bus fleets in India with Union Minister for Environment,

Gen Z, born in the era of climate awareness and digital revolutions, is not just seeking comfortable living spaces but is also deeply conscious of its ecological footprint. This awareness has led to a shift towards green homes – sustainable

Photo: ASI The Shompen live in the rainforests of Great Nicobar. If their forest and rivers are destroyed, they will be too, says a press release from Survival International. The group, which works, “in partnership with tribes to amplify their voices on