International environmental agreements

Climate protection 1979 Geneva Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution 1984 Geneva Protocol on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP) 1985 Helsinki Protocol on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions on their TranspoundaryFluxes by at least 30 Read More …

Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 13 April 2017 published a report, Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017. This report states that nearly two billion people currently use contaminated water. The disclosure was by made in the new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water. Read More …

Scientists have discovered a new species of a herbivorous dinosaur

Scientists have discovered a new species of a herbivorous dinosaur that lived about 125 million years ago. The new species belongs to a group of herbivores known as sauropods, which includes giants such as Brontosaurus and Brachiosaurus, who had long necks and pillar-like legs. This is according to researchers from Read More …

Plan for Reduction of Pollution level of Coal based Thermal Power Plants

The Government has taken several steps to modernize and improve the efficiency of coal based thermal power plants and to reduce the pollution level of coal based thermal power plants in the vicinity of these plants. Points to Remember: Environmental impacts of coal power: air pollution Coal plants are the Read More …

Environmental Conventions

Conventions on General Principles: Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment , 1972 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 1989 Aarhus Convention on Access to information, Public Participation in Decision making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, 1998  Conventions on Biodiversity: International Plant Protection Convention , Read More …

Green nod for Neutrino project suspended

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal on Monday suspended the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) that was to come up in Theni and asked the project proponent to make a fresh application. During the arguments, the Tribunal was informed that the Madhikettan Shola Read More …