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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Snake population dwindling in district, say rescuers at workshop
The Times of India

Madurai: "When we started snake rescue operations some 20 years ago, we used to get an average 30 rescue calls from public in a day but we hardly get three calls per day at present. Snakes are disappearing at an alarming rate," says R Sagadevan, a sn more....

Here come the tigers
Deccan Herald

While less human lives are lost from tiger attacks now, the big cat population is also not declining in the India’s Sundarbans National Park (SNP), the world’s biggest mangrove forest and genepool, say officials of the Forest Department in West Benga more....

15 rare birds seized, three held
The New Indian Express

BHAWANIPATNA: AS many as 15 rare birds were seized from a bus by forest officials of Kalahandi south division on Monday near Sagada.On a tip-off, the officials intercepted a private bus coming from Thuamul Rampur to Bhawanipatna near Sagada and seize more....

India needs to be more transparent in snow leopard conservation

Cartagena (Colombia): India supports a robust population of the endangered snow leopard but its conservation-research data is not shared and doesn’t contribute to the global efforts to conserve the species, whose numbers worldwide are estimated at be more....

Techie 'uses owl to scare tenant into vacating house'
Deccan Herald

A software engineer used a rather ingenious method to evict a tenant from a house in Cottonpet, central Bengaluru. He, along with four others, deployed an owl to scare a Marwadi family into vacating the house they had rented recently. The landlor more....

Palamu reserve brings captive sambars to increase tiger prey base
The Hindustan Times

The Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR) authority has brought 16 sambars from Ranchi’s Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, popularly known as Birsa Zoo, to increase the prey base for the big cats in Jharkhand’s lone tiger den. However, food, public distribution a more....

Gang of five held for trying to sell owl
The New Indian Express

BENGALURU: The Central Investigative Department, Forest Wing, arrested a gang of five men for allegedly trying to sell an owl for `2.5 lakh. The arrested are Manmohan, Salman, Basit, Wahid and Mudassir. The main accused Manmohan is a native of Rajast more....

Police outdo forest department in cracking wildlife cases
The Hindustan Times

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand police’s special task force (STF) is making more crackdowns on poaching activities than the forest department even as both agencies are jointly working to check illegal wildlife trade. Additional principal chief conservator more....

France-based ACOEM Group bets on defence, noise monitoring in India
Business Standard

France-based ACOEM Group which has recently set up its India subsidiary in Vadodara is eyeing collaborations in defence sector for its patented gun shot detection systems, apart from bringing its noise monitoring technology to industries in the count more....

House panel asks Govt to review use of polythene bags above 50 microns thickness
Greater Kashmir

A meeting of the Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami to review policies to mitigate pollution related issues. Legislators Usman Abdul Majid, Syed M more....

Lake laments as effluents being pumped inWater Pollution

Secunderabad: The remedy to the problems of R K Puram Lake lies in stoppage of sewerage water into the lake aver social activists who have been involved in the lake restoration. “Unless a detailed action plan with major focus on first stopping the po more....

CBI to probe officials for failing to check operations of toxic industries in East Delhi
India Today

The Central Bureau of Investigation is going to probe the role of "corrupt" officials of East Delhi Municipal Corporation who failed to keep a check on toxic industries operational in residential areas which has taken two lives recently. The CBI has more....

Eco-friendly Ganesh festival gets a boost
The Times of India

KOLHAPUR: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council's decision to reduce the tax rates on clay idols has given an impetus to celebrate an eco-friendly Ganesh festival this year, as the demand for Ganpati idols made from 'Shadu' clay (natural soil) has more....

Govt figures under-reported on tiger deaths
Orissa Post

New Delhi, August 7: There seems to be a significant difference in the figures given by the government and those recorded by some organisations on the number of tiger deaths due to poaching or natural causes in India. According to the recent data fr more....

Traditional Ganesha idol meets shoots and leaves
The Times of India

Ganesh Chaturthi festivities in the city are poised to get a green, earthy touch this year. Taking the concept of eco-friendly Ganesha to the next level, Hyderabad's green warriors have come up with 'Tree Ganeshas' to minimise pollution of water bodi more....

Industry worried about ramifications from Supreme Court's Odisha mining order
The Economic Times

BHUBANESWAR: The Supreme Court’s landmark order imposing an estimated Rs 25,000 crore penalty on iron ore and manganese miners in Odisha continues to rattle the sector, with serious implications for mining operations across the country and clearances more....

Chant green Ganesh mantra to save lake

Sainikpuri: ‘Chanda’ will be given to only those pandals that follow eco-friendly measures, those who use clay idols, no loud speakers, minimum usage of electricity, at least one social initiative, and those who resort to appropriate disposal of puja more....

15% green coverage target achieved: CM
The Times of India

PATNA: Chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday the state government has almost achieved its target of 15% green cover in the state by end of 2017. The CM had launched Hariyali Mission in 2011 to increase the green cover in the state. Addressing more....

BMC's B ward to promote paper pulp Ganesh idols

The B-ward of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken a unique initiative to promote eco-friendly Ganesh idols made of paper pulp. The ward office has been identifying artists who can make such eco-friendly idols in mass numbers and corpor more....

CPCB too finds Koradi pollution monitoring flawed
The Times of India

Nagpur: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has corroborated the TOI expose' on Koradi Thermal Power Station (KTPS) air pollution questioning the emission figures and Mahagenco's system of measuring them. It has strongly recommended that KTPS shou more....

Non-Aligned Movement and the threats to the Environment
New Delhi Times

Beside the powerful economies and the strong human hold on the world, there is one natural phenomenon named by humans itself, which cannot be ignored and avoided because none has that supreme power, but the geography. Geographical consequences often more....

Air pollution in Delhi: Is the next monitoring station coming up in your area? Check the list
The Hindustan Times

Every time we talk about air quality in the city, the perennially polluted Anand Vihar or the air monitoring stations at RK Puram and Punjabi Bagh pop up. But what about all the other neighbourhoods in the city and the air quality there? Are these fe more....

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