Cold wave continued throughout Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as night temperatures remained below freezing point in the valley and Ladakh region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. Union Of India & Ors. dated 16/12/2016 regarding use of horses, ponies, mules and donkeys to carry pilgrims and goods from Katra to the Vaishno Devi temple. NGT in its Order said that "efforts should be made to ensure that no parking of animals is permitted in the river and parking areas thereof would be provided in the barren areas between the Baan Ganga and Katra.

Jammu and Kashmir is adding 1.45 million tonnes of Green House Gases (GHG) annually to atmosphere as its dwindling forests are able to absorb only 10.21 million tonnes of such gases out of the total emissions of 11.66 million tonnes, a government report on CO2 emissions has revealed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Others dated 06/12/2016 regarding municipal solid waste disposal, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The Pollution Control Board with a Senior Professor from NIT Srinagar would submit a report with regard to collection, segregation, composting of the Municipal Solid Waste.

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The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), or chiru, is an endangered antelope, distributed in China [Xinjiang, Xizang, Qinghai, Zhuolaihu Lake (Breeding habitat)], and India (Aksai Chin and Ladakh). There is a global demand for the species prized wool, which is used in weaving shahtoosh shawls. Over the years, the population of the Tibetan antelope has drastically declined from more than a million to a few thousand individuals, mainly due to poaching. Field studies undertaken in Ladakh, India also indicated winter migration of the population to Tibet.

Despite the government’s orders to brick kilns, cement factories and stone crushers to adhere to pollution norms, many have ignored the stipulations, inviting the government’s ire.

More than a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and the rate of degradation of agricultural areas is increasing, according to new analysis of satellite images.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 22/08/2016 regarding installation of waste to energy plant, Achan, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 19/08/2016 regarding Achan municipal waste dumping site, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Srinagar Bandh Aapda Sangharsh Samiti & Others Vs Alaknanda Hydro Power Co. Ltd & Others dated 19/08/2016 asking Alaknanda Hydro Power Co. Ltd.

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