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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Jhelum faces water pollution in Baramulla town
Greater Kashmir

The absence of a solid waste plant in Baramulla town is directly impacting the health of the Jhelum here with tons of garbage and waste including human excreta daily finding its way into it. Notably, the drinking water for the town comprising over 8 more....

Cats kill over one million birds in Australia daily
India Today

Melbourne, Oct 4 (PTI) Cats kill over one million birds in Australia every day, according to a study published today, which shows that majority of the attacks are by feral cats - pets that are abandoned and left to fend for themselves. The study fou more....

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia
Daily Excelsior

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....

Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad
Orissa Diary

New Delhi: 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 Namami Gange p more....

Government approves turtle sanctuary in Allahabad
The Financial Express

The Centre has approved the setting up of a turtle sanctuary in Allahabad and a river biodiversity park at Triveni Sangam (confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati), an official statement said. The project, sanctioned by National more....

Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change
Scroll. In

Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its high carbon footprint accompanied by images of belching cows and devastated rainforests. But is all beef bad? Some argue that beef from grass-fed cows has more....

Stubble burning: NGT raps Punjab over incentive to farmers
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Punjab government for not providing incentive and infrastructural assistance to farmers to stop them from burning crop residue to prevent air pollution. The green panel asked the more....

After Bengaluru lakes, now Hyderabad's manholes spew toxic froth
International Business Times

After witnessing a record rainfall this week, Hyderabad is now battling stench and pollution that flooded drains and manholes have left behind. And similar to Bengaluru reporting several incidents of lakes spilling froth after heavy rain, complaints more....

Greens oppose govt plan to run e-carts in bird park
The Times of India

GURUGRAM: As the path leading to the pond in Sultanpur national park has been widened for visitors and battery-operated vehicles — scheduled to be inaugurated by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on October 9 — green activists on Wednesday alleged t more....

March for elephants and rhinos on Saturday
THE HANS INDIA

The grassroots movement for wildlife, ‘Global March for Elephants and Rhinos’ (GMFER) is returning for its fourth yearly event, with more than 100 cities around the world set to march on Saturday. Hyderabad will be joining the event, which will start more....

‘Give incentives to farmers to stop stubble burning’
The Hindu

National Green Tribunal pulls up Punjab government The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday pulled up the Punjab government for not providing enough incentives to farmers to stop burning crop stubble, which results in severe air pollution ever more....

80 tonnes of debris removed from Yamuna floodplain: DDA to NGT
Business Standard

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today told the National Green Tribunal that it has removed around 80 tonnes of debris dumped on the Yamuna floodplains after the idol immersions in the recent festivals. The green panel had directed the Delhi more....

This Diwali, Mumbaikars may not be able to purchase 'Lar' series firecrackers. Here's why...
DNA India

A joint exercise conducted by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Awaaz Foundation checked to see the decibel level of firecrackers. The exercise that was conducted on Wednesday revealed that single crackers were within the permissibl more....

MPCB to seek ban on two ear-splitting firecrackers
The Times of India

MUMBAI: Following a pre-Diwali test of firecrackers, the Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (MPCB) intends to recommend that the controller of explosives, Nagpur, ban at least two for violating noise limits set by the state. On Wednesday, M more....

Maharashtra: Tests show crackers exceed noise limits
The Indian Express

A firecracker testing conducted by the Awaaz Foundation along with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has shown that the series crackers violated the prescribed noise-pollution limit of 105 dB(A), setting the stage for a noisy Diwali. “T more....

Mumbai: Diwali To Cracker On With More Noise Pollution
Mid – Day

The festival of lights will be noisier this year. A test of firecrackers available in the market jointly conducted by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and NGO AWAAZ on Wednesday found out that Mumbaikars could expect more noise pollutio more....

Bombay HC asks state to check if noise pollution norms were flouted
The Asian Age

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has asked the state to verify and then submit data of noise pollution norms being adhered to by pandals during the recently concluded Ganpati and Navratri festivals across cities in the state. The directions were passed more....

Delhi air pollution: Red alert as national capital is choking slowly, steadily
The Financial Express

Delhi air pollution: Delhi air quality is radically turning bad to worse. With temperatures dipping and onset of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the concentration of particulate matter has slowly been increasing, according to In more....

Slowly, steadily, Delhi’s air quality is getting worse
The Indian Express

Delhi’s air quality is progressively getting worse. With temperatures dipping and season for farm fires starting in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the concentration of particulate matter has slowly been increasing. According to Central Pollution more....

Delhi's air quality enters red zone, forecast grim
Money Control

The air quality of the national capital on Wednesday turned "poor" and the situation would further deteriorate in the next few days, according to central government agency SAFAR, which monitors air pollution. The day-long average of PM 2.5 and PM 10 more....

Delhi air quality deteriorates, likely to get more polluted in next three days
The Hindustan Times

It is not winter yet and Delhi’s air quality has started deteriorating. And, if the predictions by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, hold true, then it is likely to worsen ov more....

3 of 20 new air monitoring centres set to go live today
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Three new air quality monitoring stations are likely to go live in Delhi on Thursday. With 17 others to follow by October 15, the readings of the capital air quality could undergo a comprehensive change. Till date, there were 23 stations a more....

Capital's air to turn toxic as crop burning will continue this year
DNA India

Air pollution levels will rise even further in the Capital, with the onset of the paddy harvesting season. In fact, straw burning will become the norm in neighbouring states such as Punjab and Haryana, with the state governments afraid of cracking do more....

Maharashtra has the most polluted rivers in India: Report
The Hindustan Times

Maharashtra has the most number of polluted rivers in India, with 49 of the 315 river stretches identified running through the state, reveals a recent Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report submitted to the Union environment ministry. For the more....

Proposed Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway Will Serve As A Bridge To Allow Animals To Cross Safely
Mid – Day

Following the Ministry of Environment and Forest's (MoEF) insistence that wildlife experts examine all road projects passing through eco-sensitive zones, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has decided to alter plans for the wildli more....

Water bodies near Ooty polluted by industrial effluents
The Times of India

Udhagamandalam: Pollution has been a perennial problem for Toda tribes living in 20-odd villages and residents of Valluvar Nagar in and around the Sandynallah area on the outskirts of Ooty as effluents from a nearby industrial unit are discharged int more....

Textile cos launch Noyyal river cleaning drive
The Times of India

Tirupur: Amid complaints about industrial pollution in Noyyal River, 19 trade associations, mostly from the knitwear industry, have joined hands to clean up the waterbody. The clean-up drive was inaugurated by animal husbandry minister Udumalai K Rad more....

80 tonnes of debris removed from Yamuna floodplain: DDA to NGT
India Today

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today told the National Green Tribunal that it has removed around 80 tonnes of debris dumped on the Yamuna floodplains after the idol immersions in the recent festivals. The green panel more....

80 tonnes of debris removed from Yamuna floodplain: DDA to NGT
India Today

New Delhi, Oct 4 (PTI) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today told the National Green Tribunal that it has removed around 80 tonnes of debris dumped on the Yamuna floodplains after the idol immersions in the recent festivals. The green panel more....

Centre approves setting up a turtle sanctuary in Allahabad
The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Amid uncertainty over the fate of existing turtle sanctuary in Varanasi, the government has given its go ahead for setting up a new centre to conserve this aquatic creature in Allahabad. Idea of this project - called 'Developing River Biod more....

Delhi’s “Poor” Air Quality Only to Worsen in the Next Few Days
The Quint

The air quality of the national capital on Wednesday turned "poor" and the situation would further deteriorate in the next few days, according to central government agency SAFAR, which monitors air pollution. The day-long average of PM 2.5 and PM 10 more....

India’s renewable energy capacity to double by 2022, report says
The Hindustan Times

India’s renewable energy capacity will more than double by 2022, which would be enough to overtake renewable expansion in the European Union for the first time, International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report. The country’s renewable energy insta more....

Wetlands issue deserves very serious attention: Supreme Court to Centre
The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the disappearance of wetlands in the country and told the government that this was an important issue which deserved very serious attention. A wetland is a marshy land area like swamps or man more....

Gurgaon’s air quality to be assessed pre and post Diwali
The Hindustan Times

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in association with the state pollution department, plans to assess air pollution symptoms of respiratory diseases among residents of Gurgaon before and after the festival of Diwali. A survey will be condu more....

Yesterdays News (Wednesday, October 04, 2017 )
Yamuna pollution: Religious rites cannot clash with our ecological responsibilities
WWF-India launches environment-education portal
Delhi’s municipal bodies may be staring at a garbage disposal crisis
Reality Check: Only 1% of e-waste in Bhopal collected
16 public agencies to tackle Ggn pollution
RAISING WALL HEIGHT AT IGIA CAN’T REDUCE NOISE: IIT TO NGT
Nepal, India to conduct first joint tiger count
Come Deepavali, It’s the Explosion of Hot Air Around Pollution That Hurts Us More
Global body to study dwindling sarus count in Rajasthan
Here’s why dead fish, marine animals are washing up Maharashtra shores
NGT asks Delhi Government to submit status report on Yamuna post idol immersion
Hyderabad water bodies pollute after Durga idol immersions
Wildlife crime bureau ties up with OLX to deter online trade of animal parts
EU to commit some $1 billion to better protect marine life
Groundwater levels sinking but Gurugram does nothing to stop extraction
Frame tough norms against polluting poultry farms: NGT
DRIVE AGAINST POLYTHENE: SPCB seizes 1000 kg carry bags
Garbage bags choke drains at Kapra
Hyderabad water bodies pollute after Durga idol immersions
61 pc Americans want govt to curb climate change: Survey
Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years
Climate Change part of third National Wildlife Action Plan
Bengaluru: The floating islands that clean Agara, Madiwala lakes
NGO CLEANS 600 KG TRASH FROM NERAL WATERFALL
HC relief to RFOs in tiger poaching case
Repair of barrage gates to leave bird park dry till November
Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia
‘Unique’ tag will help save the scavenger bird of Bejjur forests
Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia
Wildlife week celebrated at Srinagar
Two artefacts made of elephant tusks worth Rs 10 lakh seized, duo held
Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad

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