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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

HC relief to RFOs in tiger poaching case
The Times of India

Nagpur: Justice Anoop V Mohta and Justice MG Giradkar at the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Deolapar police not to file a charge sheet against two range forest officers (RFOs) investigating the infamous Pench tiger poaching more....

Garbage bags choke drains at Kapra

Hyderabad: Open, overflowing drains are bringing clothes, plastic bags, cement, jute bags, medical waste, plastic bags filled with syringes, into the Kapra inlet area. The sewage workers who pull out these things from the drains state that the huge more....

Hyderabad water bodies pollute after Durga idol immersions
Business Standard

The Durga idol immersions are causing water pollution and spoiling the water bodies all over the city, said the officials on Tuesday. Talking to ANI, Hyderabad Deputy Mayor Baba Fasi Uddin said GHMC and HMDA have taken special arrangements for the c more....

61 pc Americans want govt to curb climate change: Survey
The Free Press Journal

Washington: Despite the US pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, a new survey has revealed that 61 per cent of Americans think climate change is a problem that the government needs to address. Seventy-two per cent of Americans believe climate c more....

Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years
Zee News

New Delhi: After integrating climate change into wildlife planning, putting greater thrust on wildlife health management and poaching, increasing public outreach and tweaking previous strategies, the Union Environment Ministry on Monday released the more....

Climate Change part of third National Wildlife Action Plan
The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government has unveiled the third National Wildlife Action Plan, spelling out the roadmap for wildlife conservation until 2031. The first such plan was implemented from 1983 to 2001and ,second 2002-16. The latest plan is unique as this more....

Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad
Business Standard

In order to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures, development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam have been approved under NamamiGangeprogramme. more....

Mumbai Mirror

As 90% were alcohol bottles, NGO calls for liquor ban at tourist spots. The long weekend took a heavy toll on popular tourist spots, with tonnes of garbage including wrappers, alcohol bottles left strewn around, completely trashing the places. An more....

DRIVE AGAINST POLYTHENE: SPCB seizes 1000 kg carry bags
Greater Kashmir

Acting on the directions of forest minister Chowdhary Lal Singh, the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) intensified its drive against the illegal sale and use of polythene bags and conducted extensive raids in Jammu City and seized about 1000 kg of more....

Repair of barrage gates to leave bird park dry till November
The Times of India

NOIDA: It will be over a month's wait before the birds end up roosting and nesting in Okhla Bird Sanctuary once again. With all gates opened at the barrage and water draining out, the water level is expected to remain low all through October. Acco more....

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia
Business Standard

Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed Wednesday, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species. The study, published in the journal Biological Conversation, estimated th more....

‘Unique’ tag will help save the scavenger bird of Bejjur forests
Telangana Today

KumramBheemAsifabad: The long-billed vulture (Gyps indicus) – the scavenger bird of Bejjur forests — has been chosen as the Unique Bird by Forest department for 2017, fetching the endangered species a bit more importance. Authorities will take up in more....

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Sydney, Oct 4 Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed Wednesday, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species. The study, published in the journal Biological Conversation, more....

Wildlife week celebrated at Srinagar
Kashmir Observer

Srinagar— A wildlife week celebration was held at here at a private school Doon Educational Institute Hokersar, Srinagar to disseminate the importance of wetlands particularly in the State. Students from different educational institutions participate more....

Two artefacts made of elephant tusks worth Rs 10 lakh seized, duo held
The Times of India

THANE: Two handmade artefacts made from the tusks of elephants and worth Rs 10 lakh were seized from two youngsters from Pune district, who had come to the city in search of buyers. Police said Nilesh Nanavare and Ajinkya Bagal were arrested from more....

Global body to study dwindling sarus count in Rajasthan
The Hindustan Times

Concerned over the reports of declining sarus crane population in Rajasthan, the International Crane Foundation (ICF) will take up research and conservation work on the bird in Kota and other places in the state, said Dr KS Gopi Sundar, the directo more....

Nepal, India to conduct first joint tiger count
Yahoo News

Nepal, India to conduct first joint tiger count For the first time, Nepal and India will undertake a joint tiger census next month in their national parks, forests and protected areas adjoining the two countries using a globally-recognised method, o more....

Bengaluru: The floating islands that clean Agara, Madiwala lakes

Bengaluru: Continuous pollution of lakes across the city has been one of the major environmental concerns for citizens, who want to revive lakes to their pristine glory. To reduce pollution and cut down level of heavy metals in waterbodies across the more....

Delhi’s municipal bodies may be staring at a garbage disposal crisis
Mirror Now

With garbage landfills in Delhi and neighbouring areas hosting garbage above their full capacity, municipal corporations in the national capital are staring at a garbage disposal crisis. The municipality plans to tackle the issue by spreading awaren more....

Reality Check: Only 1% of e-waste in Bhopal collected
The Times of India

Bhopal: Bhopal division churns out about 20,000 metric tonnes of hazardous e-waste every year. But, where does this e-waste go? Is it dumped in open or left in offices, shops and houses to rot? Are they collected and recycled properly? Data fro more....

16 public agencies to tackle Ggn pollution
Millennium Post

Gurugram: Emergency situations needs drastic measures and the need of it is now being felt by the district administration of Gurugram to tackle city's deteriorating air quality levels. Oblivious of the scenario for long, the public agencies have more....

The Pioneer

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that raising the height of the peripheral wall around the IGI airport here may not result in reducing noise pollution emanating from aircraft. The IIT experts told more....

Frame tough norms against polluting poultry farms: NGT
The Times of India

Aurangabad: A total of 656 poultry farms and hatcheries in the state that are being run with the consent of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) will now have to follow stricter norms and take every precaution to ensure that they are not ca more....

Come Deepavali, It’s the Explosion of Hot Air Around Pollution That Hurts Us More
The Wire

The monsoon season is making its way out across the Indian sub-continent. The fields are green and lush, the dust has settled, the air is clean (somewhat) at the end of the wet season. Collectively, we have a short-term memory; we forget that less t more....

Yamuna pollution: Religious rites cannot clash with our ecological responsibilities
The Hindustan Times

In what has become a sad annual feature, the Yamuna is once again in a terrible state as a result of the immersion after the Durga puja festivities. There more than 200 puja pandals in Delhi and in spite of the guidelines issued by the National Green more....

Here’s why dead fish, marine animals are washing up Maharashtra shores
The Hindustan Times

Fish and other marine life have been washing up on the country’s west coast for the past three days, leaving marine biologists baffled. ReefWatch Marine Conservation, a nature conservancy group, said they have reports of fish, crabs and shrimp getti more....

NGT asks Delhi Government to submit status report on Yamuna post idol immersion
Mirror Now

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a status report on the condition of river Yamuna post immersion of Ganesh and Durga idols. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said a detailed affidavit en more....

Hyderabad water bodies pollute after Durga idol immersions

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Oct 03 : The Durga idol immersions are causing water pollution and spoiling the water bodies all over the city, said the officials on Tuesday. Talking to , Hyderabad Deputy Mayor Baba Fasi Uddin said GHMC and HMDA have more....

Wildlife crime bureau ties up with OLX to deter online trade of animal parts
The Hindustan Times

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has tied up with online marketplace OLX for an awareness campaign against trade of wildlife parts. The campaign is part of the WCCB’s exercise to mark Wildlife Week which began Monday. Banners created by WCCB more....

EU to commit some $1 billion to better protect marine life
New Delhi Times

The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week. EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella told the Associated Press that figu more....

Groundwater levels sinking but Gurugram does nothing to stop extraction
The Times of India

GURUGRAM: Illegal extraction of groundwater continues and private water tanker mafia thrives in the city even as its groundwater levels continue to plunge at an alarming rate. In fact, Gurgaon's groundwater fell 16 metres in 10 years to 34.84 metres more....

WWF-India launches environment-education portal
India Today

Kolkata, Oct 3 (PTI) WWF-India, in partnership with Capgemini, has launched One Planet Academy, the first environment education portal for students and teachers in India. The website focuses on various environmental themes and is a digital hub for s more....

Yesterdays News (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 )
Hyderabad: More idols add to lake pollution
Use modern tech to counter poachers, wildlife crime: Dr Vardhan
Govt plan recognises effect of climate change on wildlife
India’s new wildlife plan focuses on climate change, landscape management
New wildlife plan focuses on mitigating human-wildlife conflict
Infants back in apex court for ban on crackers
Schools to run ‘anti-firecracker campaign’
3 arrested on elephant poaching charges
‘Govt Yet To Act Against Polluting Industries’
Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years
Ganesh festival greener than last year, Pune rivers see lesser pollution levels
Immersion at Yamuna: It's just pollution and deaths
Gurgaon in no position to roll out odd-even.This is why
Balance of power
MPCB regional officer gets free hand to crackdown on pollution
Submit report on Yamuna post idol immersion: NGT to Delhi govt
Sangareddy: Birds battle it out for food at Mahbubsagar lake
Delhi-NCR to have common Air Quality Index by October
Noise rules: HC stays changes, restores prior position
Industrial pollution unabated
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Pollution control panel wants early rollout of strict measures in Delhi
Pollution threat to biodiversity at Dimoria
India loses one tusker every four days
On Wildlife Week Day 1, poor turnout for bird watching
Plastic waste: What man has wrought the bugs try to solve
Nepal, India To Conduct Joint Tiger Census In November
Man-animal conflict: Five wild elephant deaths in a month
Mukundra reserve to get 3 tigers by Dec
After a four-year wait, Mukundara Hills to get three tigers
India unveils third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017- 2031
Awareness on man-animal conflict this wildlife week
Nepal, India to conduct first joint tiger count
Clean rivers on a priority basis: Water activist tells Centre
NGT seeks disposal mechanism for seized plastic

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