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Now, a Greener India

Jan 14, 2022 Shailaja Tripathi

The forest and tree cover in the country has gone up by 2,261 square kms in the last two years, according to the latest edition of India’s State of Forest Report (ISFR).

NCDC, NPC Ink Pact To Promote Productivity, Innovation For ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Jan 06, 2022

The pact has been signed between NCDC (National Cooperative Development Corporation) and NPC (National Productivity Council) to promote productivity and innovation in agriculture.


How Indian Artists Are Addressing Issues Of Environment Through Artwork

With environmental hazards engulfing us like never before, Indian artists Gigi Scaria, Vibha Galhotra and Chandra Bhattacharjee are spreading important messages through their creative expertise. Here's a compilation of their artwork

Emma Watson's Shout Out To Indian Chipko Movement

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actress Emma Watson recently brought attention to the 1970's Chipko Movement and praised Indian women for protecting trees.


Leonardo DiCaprio Calls His Film 'Don’t Look Up' A Gift To The Climate Change Fight

'Don't Look Up', starring actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, takes a satirical look at how the media and politicians treat climate change issues.

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05 December, 2021

World Soil Day 2021: Why IS Soil Conservation Important

Outlook Web Desk

World Soil Day holds an important place in the preservation of our environment. On December 5th 2014, 7 years ago, this was celebrated first. This year's theme is, 'Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity'.


22 November, 2021

Chief Minister Dhami Invites Suggestions For Uttarakhand's Development Roadmap For The Coming Years

Outlook Web Desk

The suggestions received from people doing commendable job in different fields will be made part of the roadmap being prepared by the state government for the development of the state in the coming years, he said.


18 November, 2021

TMC's Proposal On Sustainable Mining In Goa

Outlook Web Desk

Environmentalist Claude Alvares has endorsed the proposal of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on sustainable mining in Goa, after the Mamata Banerjee-led party announced that such a programme is high on its list of priorities if it comes to power in the state.


17 November, 2021

Delhi Winters Are Now About A Frothy Yamuna And Hazardous Air

Manoj Misra

Dilli ki Sardi (Delhi's winter) has over the years turned from being a cheerful season to a toxic time of a frothy Yamuna and hazardous air. How did this happen?


03 November, 2021

Delhi Police, SDMs Been Asked To Keep 24x7 Vigil On Firecrackers: Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Outlook Web Desk

The Environment Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai on Tuesday said to prevent the purchase, sale and burning of firecrackers, especially in the border areas, Delhi Police and SDMs have been asked to keep 24x7 vigil.


28 October, 2021

Village In Himachal Pradesh Is Boycotting Polls This Time; Here’s Why

Ashwani Sharma

The Rarang village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has taken a decision to boycott bypolls scheduled on October 30.


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18 October, 2021

ALT EFF: First Of Its Kind Environmental Film Festival Goes Digital

Lachmi Deb Roy

The All Living Things Environmental Film Festival, first of its kind in India, brought compelling environmental narratives to its audience with 44 films from 31 countries.


15 October, 2021

WFH, Online Classes Leading To Spike In E-Waste Generation In India

Jyotika Sood

India is the world’s third largest producer of e-waste after China and the US


13 October, 2021

Environment Agency Warns England Of ‘Climate Change’ Consequences

Associated Press (AP)

The agency predicted that even with a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global average temperature—below the level of warming that has been projected—England's winter rainfall will increase 6 per cent but summer rainfall will be down 15 per cent by the 2050s.


09 October, 2021

Himachal’s First CM Believed ‘Small Is Beautiful’

Ashwani Sharma

A recent book revisits Y.S. Parmar’s vision of development for the ecologically sensitive hill state that favoured small hydro-power projects over mega dams


07 October, 2021

Why First Himachal Pradesh CM Favoured Only Small Hydro-Projects And 3D Policy For Raising Forests

Ashwani Sharma

Dr Rachna Gupta, a journalist-turned–member of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC), looks at Dr YS Pradahan's model for the development of the hill state.


06 October, 2021

Meghalaya Govt. Exploring To Make Pineapple Leather, Says State's Environment Minister

Outlook Web Desk

Vegan leather is a material that is looks and feels just like leather but created from artificial or plant produce instead of animal skins.


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30 September, 2021

Jackie Shroff Roped In As Goodwill Ambassador For All Living Things Environmental Film Festival

Outlook Web Bureau

In its second edition, the festival aims to bring compelling environmental narratives to its audience with 44 films from across 31 countries.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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