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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Global warming of 2 degrees may up drought, wildfires
The Economic Times

A rise of just 2 degrees Celsius in global warming could make over a quarter of the world's land to become drier and more desert like, increasing the threat of widespread drought and wildfires, new research led by one of Indian origin has found. The more....

25 per cent of Earth could become desert if global warming increases by just 2ºC
Deccan Chronicle

A new study now says that an increase of just 2°C in global temperatures could make the world turn drier and more desert-like. According to the study, the weather change would see more than a quarter of the world's land surface, home to more than 1. more....

World to become drier with global warming of 20 C
The HANS India

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 more....

World to become drier with global warming of 2 degrees Celsius: Study
The Indian Express

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 drought a more....

Poachers from Lakhimpur dist held in U’khand with tiger’s skin, bones

Shahjahanpur: After the Uttrakhand police on Sunday arrested two Lakhimpur Kheri residents for allegedly smuggling tiger skin and bones to Nepal at Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district, an alert has been sounded at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) nea more....

Olive ridleys begin nesting along coast
The Times of India

CHENNAI: The nesting seasonfor olive ridley turtles has begun along the city coastline, with three nests spotted along the beach in Besant Nagar a week ago. The forest department had set up a hatchery in Besant Nagar that would be managed with sup more....

Mumbai’s water bird count to begin in biodiversity areas
The Asian Age

Mumbai: The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Wetlands Internatio-nal, a global organisation that works to sustain and restore wetlands, is set to begin 2018 by counting water birds at the city’s wetlands and important bird and biodiversity a more....

A setback to captive breeding of striped hyenas
The Hindu

Stress and insecurity could be reasons for the mother’s behaviour, says zoo curator Even after repeated efforts at captive breeding of striped hyenas, the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park lost a litter of two cubs a week ago. This time, however, the cu more....

Annual Bird Count Begins In Chilika
Odisha TV

Khurda: The wildlife wing of the Odisha forest department on Wednesday began the annual bird census in Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon and several other wetlands under different wildlife sanctuaries in the state. Forest department so more....

National Tiger Estimation from Feb 5 To March 26
The Pioneer

The National Tiger Estimation will be conducted in four phases from February 5 to March 26, 2018 in the state. Along with the forest workers, Indian Citizens over 18 years of age can also take part in the estimation. Applicants can send their applica more....

Tiger census in Karnataka this month
The Hindu

Study is held every four years and will be done in four phases The All-India Tiger Estimation conducted once in four years will be held from January 8 to 13 in tiger reserves and wildlife forest divisions, and from January 22 to 27 in the territoria more....

Tiger tiger burning bright in lion land?
The Times of India

AHMEDABAD: For the first time since 1992, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has included a swath of Gujarat in the tiger census — the Dang district (bordering Maharashtra's Nashik) will be covered by the census that begins this month. more....

Furnish action plan for handling solid waste, NGT tells BMC
The Times of India

Bareilly: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Bareilly Municipal Corporation (BMC) to present its complete action plan for handling municipal solid waste generated within the civic body’s limits. The tribunal has also directed t more....

What it takes to stop a poacher
The Hindu

Meet Shekhar Kumar Niraj, a man at the forefront of the country’s battle against poaching Movie producers looking for a fearless-officer-risks-life-to bust-smuggler-ring story could get in touch with Shekhar Kumar Niraj, IFS, Additional Principal Ch more....

India had highest number of pollution-related deaths, reveals study; 2.5 million died in 2015 due to poor air quality
First Post

In 2015, out of the 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), 2.5 million were linked to pollution, according to a global study. Pollution caused nine million deaths, or 16 percent of global mortality — three times more d more....

Air quality falls to ‘hazardous’ levels
The Asian Age

New Delhi: Pollution in the city reached “hazardous” levels on Tuesday as the average concentration of ultra fine pollutants in Delhi’s air was three times higher than the prescribed safe limits. The value on the air quality index (AQI) at 6 pm was more....

Delhi pollution: When just 2 ‘achhe din’ in a year are cause for cheer
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Even though Delhi experienced a deadly smog episode spanning more than a week in November, a recent report by the Central Pollution Control Board indicated that the overall air quality might have improved in 2017 compared to 2016. In a not more....

Yesterdays News (Tuesday, January 02, 2018 )
Industrial units under PPCB scanner for causing pollution
Delhi air pollution on edge of emergency level on New Year day
Delhi: Pollution levels rise to ‘severe’ on New Year’s Day
Delhi witnessed 40% rise in deaths due to respiratory diseases in 2016, when air pollution shot up
Delhi Begins New Year with Severe Levels of Pollution
World to become drier with global warming of 2 degrees Celsius
Quarter of land on earth will be drier under two degrees Celsius due to global warming
Hyderabad sees sharp rise in noise pollution levels
Poaching racket that targeted animals using explosives unearthed in Ramanagaram dist.
More vehicles on Pune roads has residents ‘breathless’
Maharashtra saw 19 tiger deaths in 2017: CLaW
China's ban on ivory trade comes into force
Kaziranga lost 31 rhinos as 361 animals drown in 2017 floods
China enforces complete ban on ivory trade
Telangana's first Tiger census to be held in third week of January
Delhi Pollution: Air pollution, a constant menace in Delhi, even on New Year

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