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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Poaching racket that targeted animals using explosives unearthed in Ramanagaram dist.
The Hindu

On Saturday, a bear died after it came in contact with an explosive hidden in a ragi ball Easy availability of explosives owing to uncontrolled stone quarrying in the surroundings and lack of proper patrolling at the unguarded areas appear to be fue more....

Telangana's first Tiger census to be held in third week of January
Web India 123

The first tiger census in Telangana is likely be begin in this month. The fourth phase of the Nationwide tiger census will begin in the third week of January and this would be the first census in Telangana after the formation of the state, according more....

China enforces complete ban on ivory trade
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China began implementing a complete ban on ivory trade from Sunday, AFP reported. It is a major step towards reining in what was once the world’s largest market for illegal ivory. In the past 15 years, the demand for ivory in the Chinese market has more....

Kaziranga lost 31 rhinos as 361 animals drown in 2017 floods
The Hindustan Times

The Kaziranga national park in Assam lost 361 animals, including 31 rhinos, in floods that swamped the Unesco world heritage site in 2017. In all, 401 animals were killed by floods and vehicle hits, mostly along national highway 37 that crisscrosses more....

China's ban on ivory trade comes into force
Web India

China has long been one of the world's biggest markets for ivory, but as of 2018 all trade in ivory and ivory products in the country is illegal, a BBC News report said on Monday.The move is being hailed as a major development in efforts to prote more....

Maharashtra saw 19 tiger deaths in 2017: CLaW
DNA India

Maharashtra lost 19 tigers in 2017 due to various reasons, making it the state with the second highest mortality in India as per CLaW- an independent forum of wildlife enthusiasts from Maharashtra, who maintain a record of every single tiger death more....

More vehicles on Pune roads has residents ‘breathless’
The Hindustan Times

The city's air quality could soon be as bad as that of Delhi. According to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, the city's air pollution levels have taken a serious hit in the past few years with the percentage of pollutants arising from vehicle more....

Industrial units under PPCB scanner for causing pollution
NYOOOZ

Board to conduct survey, take strict action against defaulters Satinder Pal Singh Lalru, January 1 Acting under the Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu had directed the units, incl more....

Hyderabad sees sharp rise in noise pollution levels
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: ‘The laidback city of Nawabs’ is no more an apt description for Hyderabad. More than 50 lakh cars, a buzzing nightlife and booming commerce have all led to noisy nights in the city, with noise pollution rising sharply. In the year 2017, more....

Delhi Pollution: Air pollution, a constant menace in Delhi, even on New Year
One India

Delhi continues to choke under the increasing pollution level even as a year went by. The National Capital was engulfed in smog at the break of dawn in the beginning of a new year, falling from 'very poor' category to 'severe' with regards to the air more....

World to become drier with global warming of 2 degrees Celsius
The Economic Times

LONDON: Over a quarter of the world's land could become significantly drier even if global warming is limited to the target of two degree Celsius, according to scientists including one of Indian origin. The change would cause an increased threat of d more....

Delhi Begins New Year with Severe Levels of Pollution
India. Com

New Delhi, January 1: In the first day of 2018, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) witnesses air pollution to near emergency levels on Monday. The Air Quality Index for Particulate Matter 2.5 – the concentration of the particulate matter of more....

Delhi witnessed 40% rise in deaths due to respiratory diseases in 2016, when air pollution shot up
The Kashmir Monitor

New Delhi :Delhi registered an alarming increase in deaths due to respiratory ailments in 2016, the year the national Capital witnessed its worst pollution crisis in at least two decades, according to data released by the state government on Saturday more....

Delhi: Pollution levels rise to ‘severe’ on New Year’s Day
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Air pollution in New Delhi surged to near-emergency levels on Monday, the first day of 2018. The Air Quality Index for Particulate Matter 2.5 – the concentration of the particulate matter of diameter less than 2.5 microns – was 431 at 9 pm, which the more....

Delhi air pollution on edge of emergency level on New Year day
Live Mint

New Delhi: Air pollution in the national capital on Monday stood on the brink of emergency level amid dense fog, even as Delhi’ites ventured out in large numbers to mark the first day of the new year. The day’s average air quality index (AQI) was re more....

Quarter of land on earth will be drier under two degrees Celsius due to global warming
The New Indian Express

PARIS: More than a quarter of Earth's land surface will become "significantly" drier even if humanity manages to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, the goal espoused in the Paris Agreement, scientists said today. But if we contain average more....

Yesterdays News (Monday, January 01, 2018 )
Number of vehicles registered dropped by 11% in 2016-17
Delhi air pollution, Ganga & Yamuna rejuvenation kept NGT busy in 2017
National Capital Begins New Year With 'Hazardous' Pollution Levels, Yet Again
Number of vehicles registered dropped by 11% in 2016-17
MP records one-fourth of tiger deaths in India in 2017, highest in country Neeraj Santoshi
Tiger census likely in Telangana in Jan 2018
1,416 softshell turtles seized, three held in Odisha
Forest personnel seize 1,500 turtles, arrest three persons
Tiger skin, bones seized from Khatima forest range, two arrested
Poor monitoring of tigers leading to inflated numbers: Biologist Karanth (IANS Interview)
Telangana prepares for first tiger census
Spike in blackbuck population
Raising the bar on democracy and environment
Raising the bar on democracy and environment
National Capital Begins New Year With 'Hazardous' Pollution Levels, Yet Again
Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect
MP records one-fourth of tiger deaths in India in 2017, highest in country Neeraj Santoshi
Tiger census likely in Telangana in Jan 2018
1,416 softshell turtles seized, three held in Odisha
Forest personnel seize 1,500 turtles, arrest three persons
Tiger skin, bones seized from Khatima forest range, two arrested
Poor monitoring of tigers leading to inflated numbers: Biologist Karanth (IANS Interview)
Telangana prepares for first tiger census
Spike in blackbuck population
1,500 turtles seized; 3 arrested
Forest personnel seize 1500 turtles, arrest three persons
In Antarctica ice, hunt for climate change clues
Tiger skin, bones seized from Khatima forest range, two arrested
Delhi air pollution, Ganga & Yamuna rejuvenation kept NGT busy in 2017

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