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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Wonder why is it so cold despite global warming?
Deccan Chronicle

Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the US is that upside down. That’s because the Arctic’s deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail that traps the worst cold. It then meandered south to more....

Tiger found dead in MP village well

Balaghat (MP), Jan 3 The carcass of a tiger was found floating in a well near here today, said a forest department official today. The well is located near Nagjhola village, some 55km from district headquarters. The striped animal, possibly 7 to 8 more....

Secretariat gets vending machine to manage plastic waste
The Times of India

DEHRADUN: The Swajal project in collaboration with Allahabad bank on Wednesday installed a bio-crush reverse vending machine inside secretariat to manage daily plastic waste generated in the state secretariat campus. Installed under Swachh Bharat Mis more....

Marginal drop in winged guests
The New Indian Express

BHUBANESWAR: Over 8.93 lakh birds have thronged Chilika lagoon this winter though the number has shown a five per cent drop compared to last year. The annual bird census teams were, however, pleasantly surprised to spot Irrawaddy dolphins in newer ar more....

Bhanpur landfill clean-up begins from tomorrow
The Times of India

BHOPAL: Endless wait for clean-up of state capital's garbage dumping yard at Bhanpur will come to an end on Friday. The civic body aims at recovering two-thirds of the 36-acre landfill site - a cause of concern among greens because of contaminants- more....

Dozens of endangered dolphins found dead in Brazil
Business Standard

At least 78 tucuxi dolphins have been found dead in the past 17 days in Sepetiba Bay, located in Rio de Janeiro state, threatening the survival of one of Brazil's most endangered marine mammals, environmentalists said on Wednesday. The InstitutoBoto more....

Bird census may see increase in number of migratory birds
Orissa Post

Sajanagad/Buguda/Jeypore: The annual bird census began in various forest divisions of the state Wednesday. A report from Sajanagad said the forest department started the census in Kuladiha sanctuary under Nilagiri bock in Balasore district following more....

Bird census in Berhampur
The Telangana

Berhampur: Forest officials on Wednesday conducted a bird census at 32 locations across four ranges in the local wildlife division. The census went on for eleven hours - between 5am and 4pm - across Digapahandi, Berhampur, Khallikote and Samantiapal more....

5 rare Griffon vultures run over by train in Jaisalmer
The Times of India

Jaisalmer: Vultures being run over by trains is continuing unabated in Jaisalmer as the authorities concerned seem to be least bothered to check these accidents. Five Griffon vultures were run over by a train in LathiDholia area in Jaisalmer distric more....

Drop In Number Of Winged Visitors At Chilika
Odisha. TV

Tangi: The annual bird census in Chilika lake revealed that the number of migratory birds has declined by 54,000 this year as compared to last year. A total of 8,94,390 birds of 147 species were spotted in 1,100 sq km Chilika, the largest brackish w more....

Better camera key to rise in big cat spotting: Official
The Telegraph

Calcutta: The Sunderbans have been recording more tiger sightings over the past few years, a trend experts attribute to a spurt in tourist flow and the rise in the number of travellers using high-end cameras. A little more than 1.4 lakh tourists vis more....

Cookstoves in India cause more pollution: Study
Morung Express

New York, January 3 (IANS): Smoke emitting from the traditional cookstove, widely used in the rural parts of India with cheap biofuels — such as crop chaff or dung — causes detrimental impact on the country’s environment and people’s health, finds a more....

The Pioneer

As per the initiative taken by district administration a special cleanliness drive is going on in the city from December 31 to get a better rank this time in All India Cleanliness Survey 2018, the scenario of local lake premises has changed within 3 more....

Dust cloud chokes residents of new Noida sectors
The Times of India

NOIDA: Taking cognisance of complaints made by residents of six sectors (74, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79) against unattended dust pollution, city authorities visited the sectors on December 31 and found many builders flouting green norms in various forms,. more....

Pollution levels in Doon much higher than Noida, Gzb, Kanpur
The Times of India

Dehradun: The findings of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)’s ambient air quality index of 273 cities, has red-flagged the rising pollution levels of Dehradun — which has the particulate matter (PM10) levels worse than bigger towns such as N more....

Pollution board fines MMC for burning waste
The Times of India

PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Mapusa municipal council (MMC) in connection with burning of solid waste at various places in its jurisdiction despite a national green tribunal (NGT) order not more....

March 15 deadline for industrial units to switch to PNG fuel
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: All Industrial units in the capital only have time till March 15 to switch to piped natural gas (PNG) from the other fuel sources being used currently, Delhi's environment department has informed the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pol more....

Rainwater harvesting: NGT issues warrant against DMRC MD
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal has issued a bailable warrant against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh for failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it on installation of rainwater more....

Cookstoves in India more polluting than thought: study
The Hindu

The stove designs, fuels, and cooking methods influence the amount of emission. Traditional cookstoves, widely used in the rural parts of India, may be producing much higher levels of particulate emissions than previously estimated, causing a detr more....

Chennai Bird Race to be held on Sunday
The Times of India

CHENNAI: The 11th edition of the Chennai Bird Race, organised by the Madras Naturalists' Society (MNS), will be held on Sunday. A large numbers of experienced, amateur and budding birdwatchers will spend a whole day spotting and identifying birds in more....

Bird-Hit Forest Dept Goes For Extensive Census
The Pioneer

Unchecked poaching of rare and migratory species of birds despite repeated appeals and awareness has prompted the Forest and Environment Department to include all wetlands of Jharkhand for upcoming census. The Department feels the change of strategy more....

Cattle slaughter ban, GM & pollution issues kept environment ministry busy in 2017
The Economic Times

The Union environment ministry grappled with controversies triggered by its notification banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter and a recommendation for commercial use of GM mustard besides high air pollution levels dur more....

By March 15, all industrial units in Delhi will switch to PNG: Govt tells EPCA
The Hindustan Times

By March 15, all industrial units operating in Delhi will have to switch to piped natural gas (PNG) from any other fuel source they are currently using, the Delhi environment department has told the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Preve more....

NGT quashes Central notification diluting provisions of environmental clearance for construction activities
Money Control

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has quashed the December 2016 notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoEF), whereby some provisions of Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006, that required prior Environment more....

Illegal dumping of rubbish is ‘environmental treason’
The Irish Times

Illegal dumping of rubbish is “economic and environmental treason”, Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten has declared, but campaigners warn that pay-by-weight charges could encourage more of it. “Littering is a crime. It is doubly so because more....

When the Court Convicted a Person for Polluting the Environment
The Wire

On November 21, 2017, a Tis Hazari court sentenced an individual to two years’ imprisonment. What makes the judgment noteworthy is that the case wasn’t a run-of-the-mill criminal case concerning murder, rape, theft or abduction, but an environmental more....

Yesterdays News (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 )
A setback to captive breeding of striped hyenas
Air quality falls to ‘hazardous’ levels
India had highest number of pollution-related deaths, reveals study; 2.5 million died in 2015 due to poor air quality
What it takes to stop a poacher
Furnish action plan for handling solid waste, NGT tells BMC
Tiger tiger burning bright in lion land?
Tiger census in Karnataka this month
Delhi pollution: When just 2 ‘achhe din’ in a year are cause for cheer
Annual Bird Count Begins In Chilika
Global warming of 2 degrees may up drought, wildfires
Mumbai’s water bird count to begin in biodiversity areas
Olive ridleys begin nesting along coast
Poachers from Lakhimpur dist held in U’khand with tiger’s skin, bones
World to become drier with global warming of 2 degrees Celsius: Study
World to become drier with global warming of 20 C
25 per cent of Earth could become desert if global warming increases by just 2ºC
National Tiger Estimation from Feb 5 To March 26

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