Between 15 and 37 percent of the world's existing plant and animal species could go extinct by 2050 as a result of global warming, according to a major new study conducted by 19 scientists from around the world.
Supreme Court stayed further development of a Rs 200-crore golf course on a 550-acre plot in Goregaon, Mumbai.
Residents had complained that hundreds of acres of eco-sensitive mangroves were destroyed by developers, who dumped tons of mud and debris to fill up a creek.
Storms cause more than $50 billion in damages every year. The cost of natural catastrophes has increased 85 times in the 1990s compared to the 1960s. One Central American hurricane alone killed 10,000 people.
The rare hangul (red deer) found only in Kashmir is on the verge of extinction because of years of neglect and militancy.
Militants indiscriminately slaughtered this rare Kashmiri deer for food throughout the 1990s.
Eight of Japan's 12 automakers have got together to recycle.
They're aiming to meet a law, effective from 2005, which will compel them to recycle shredded scraps from disused vehicles.
Ramsey Creek Preserve in America is 35 acres of woodlands where coffins must be biodegradable, embalming fluids are a no-no, plants and flat stones are used as grave markers.
The green-burial trend is particularly hot in Britain, where 180 eco-cemeteries have opened in the past decade.