SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE, India (AP) — At first, the numbers seem impressive: India's tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation.
But independent scientists say such an increase — to 2,226 big cats — in so short a time doesn't make sense.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home ministry on Thursday temporarily suspended the registration of Greenpeace India, saying it was under-reporting foreign contributions and using them without government approval.
The suspension lasts six months and the ministry gave the organization 30 days to challenge the order. Until then, it would not be able to operate its bank accounts in the country.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India's economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the country some of the world's dirtiest air.
With his government rolling out a new Air Quality Index to 10 of the nation's cities, Modi urged Indians to curtail waste and conserve resources even as they become wealthier, in order to prevent an environmental catastrophe.
Dr. Ajay Mathur, director of India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency, to speak on efficiency gains made in recent years, with particular focus on the LED industry, and the nation's efforts to reduce carbon intensity.
Solar Impulse, the plane powered entirely by solar energy, flew to Varanasi, India Wednesday, completing another leg on its round-the-world journey with pilot Andre Borschberg at the controls, BBC reports.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A court on Thursday barred the former chairman of the U.N. climate panel from leaving India, where he faces charges of sexually harassing a woman at his New Delhi energy institute.
The court also said R.K. Pachauri could not be arrested until after March 27, while he undergoes hospital treatment for hypertension. But it prohibited him from entering or contacting anyone at the research and lobbying organization he heads, called The Energy Resources Institute.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment.
While New Delhi last year earned the dubious title of being the world's most polluted city, India's air pollution problem is extensive, with 13 Indian cities now on the World Health Organization's list of the 20 most polluted.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka's newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, held wide-ranging talks Monday as the South Asian neighbors sought to strengthen strategic ties, increase trade and resolve long-standing issues between their nations.
This was Sirisena's first foreign visit as president, and Indian officials said it indicated the easing of tensions that had crept into the relationship as China made forays into what New Delhi considers its strategic backyard.
With the Keystone XL pipeline still delayed, Transcanada has filed with the State Department to get approval for the Upland Pipeline, which would bring Bakken crude north to Saskatchewan, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit leaves in place Environmental Protection Agency regulations on heavy truck efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, The Hill reports.
Word that Russia, Norway and possibly Saudi Arabia are ramping up oil production pressured prices Friday. U.S. benchmark crude dropped 1 percent, or 59 cents, to $57.15 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while in London Brent gained 43 cents to $65.28 a barrel, a new five-month high, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Power & Light has formally asked state regulators to approve a new gas-fired plant that will cost $750 million, alongside a solar facility intended to generate 2 megawatts, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Two Democrats – Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania – have introduced comprehensive mine safety legislation intended to beef up regulatory enforcement and close loopholes in the 1952 Federal Coal Mine Safety Act, WVPN reports.