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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Beer Bottles May Help Save These Endangered Fish From Extinction
NDTV

MELBOURNE: Endangered Australian spotted handfish are taking refuge in discarded beer bottles on river beds to save themselves from extinction, scientists said today. The spotted handfish walks along the Tasmanian seabed on long fins resembling h more....

Endangered Australian fish species are taking refuge in waste beer bottles for protection
Zee News

New Delhi: While the environmentally conscious world is calling out people over the habit of polluting the waterbodies by throwing bottles, plastic waste and industrial waste, an endangered Australian fish species is using them to protect theselves. more....

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: Study
The Economic Times

LONDON: A summer 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists say. Researchers from Newcastle U more....

Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan
The Financial Express

The little-known Brokpatribals of Ladakh, who claim to have been vegans for some 2,200 years of their existence, are slowly opting for an alternative diet including dairy products, eggs, and meat — thanks to climate change. Climate change has made su more....

U.S. government report warns of drastic impact of climate change
The Hindu

Scientists say they fear Trump administration may change or suppress findings The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a more....

Carcass of whale shark washes ashore
The Hindu

The carcass of an adult female whale shark was washed ashore near the Pamban rail bridge in Rameswaram on Tuesday. On being alerted by the local people, a team of forest personnel, led by S. Sathish, Forest Range Officer, Mandapam, pulled the carcas more....

KVASU plans institute for Ghats wildlife research
The Times of India

Kozhikode: Turning the academic spotlight on Western Ghats, a Unesco World Heritage site and home to around 300 globally-threatened species, the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) plans to set up an exclusive Western GhatsRegion more....

3 wild jumbos stray into human settlements
Press Trust of India

Thrissur (Ker), Aug 8 (PTI) Three wild elephants, which strayed into human settlements on the border villages of Thrissur-Palakkad districts since the past two days are giving sleepless nights to the people, even as forest and police officials are tr more....

Survey proves Kodaikanal to be major bird, butterfly site
The Times of India

DINDIGUL: The birds and butterflies survey undertaken at the Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary for the first time after its inception has revealed thriving population of winged beauties in the hills. The survey on August 5 and 6 covered all nine range more....

Threatened bird species breed in Delhi-NCR
THE ASIAN AGE

New Delhi: The successful breeding of the threatened bird species, “Black-headed Ibis”, during the monsoon season in Delhi-NCR comes as good news for bird watchers and bird-lovers. While sighting this bird in Delhi-NCR is common, breeding is rare and more....

Peacocks at Mumbai Parsi colony stump residents
NYOOOZ

In an unusual sighting for the city, a pair of peacocks — a male and a peahen — was spotted by residents of Dadar Parsi Colony on Tuesday around 10am. “There have been no reports of peacocks in this area for decades. As long as we have been living he more....

Critically endangered species spotted
The Times of India

Idukki: The first part of a survey of amphibians and reptiles concluded at Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR). The survey shed light on over 62 varieties of amphibians and 63 varieties of reptiles inside the sanctuary. For the first time, over 16 varieti more....

Census puts elephant count at 27,000; north Bengal has 514
The Times of India

KOLKATA: A country-wide elephant census has pegged the number of pachyderms in the country at 27,000, of which 514 roam the forests of north Bengal. According to experts, this is the first reliable count of elephants in the wild as the exercise was c more....

Census puts elephant count at 27,000; north Bengal has 514
The Times of India

KOLKATA: A country-wide elephant census has pegged the number of pachyderms in the country at 27,000, of which 514 roam the forests of north Bengal. According to experts, this is the first reliable count of elephants in the wild as the exercise was c more....

Dead whale shark washes ashore in TN
The Times of India

MADURAI: A dead whale shark weighing nearly 3.5 tonne washed ashore on PambanSouth Beach in Tamil Naduon Tuesday. On being alerted by fishermen, a team headed by Mandapam wildlife ranger S Sathish visited the spot and examined the carcass. Acco more....

2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade
New Delhi Times

Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade. The artifacts placed ceremoni more....

Crop burning: NGT raps govt for no action plan
The Times of India

JAIPUR: Rajasthan government has been pulled up by the National Green Tribunal(NGT) after failing to submit action plans to prevent air pollution emanating from crop stubble burning after the harvesting season of Kharif crop. The tribunal on Augus more....

PGDAV to have pollution monitoring station
THE ASIAN AGE

New Delhi: The Delhi University’s PGDAV (Evening) College is all set to become the first institute to have a fully automatic “Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station” on campus. The AAQMS is being instituted in collaboration with Delhi Pollution Contr more....

PGDAV College to have air quality monitoring station
DNA India

In a bid to create awareness among people on the rising levels of air pollution in the Capital, Delhi University's PGDAV College, in collaboration with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), has decided to install an "Air Quality Monitoring St more....

SC stays HC order in Bellandur lake case
The Hindu

The Supreme Court has stayed the High Court of Karnataka’s June 15 order freezing the suo motu proceedings before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the pollution in Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. A Bench of Justices, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Sanja more....

Checks on polluting units will continue after NGT order
Deccan Herald

The Supreme Court order, staying the decision of the Karnataka High Court which had stayed the NGT order on Bellandur Lake, has given more powers to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to take stern action against polluters. KSPCB ch more....

DC prepares ground for an eco-friendly Ganesha festival
The Times of India

Mysuru: Although Ganesha Chaturthi is still more than a fortnight away, the air is already thick with anticipation. With the district administration intent on imposing the ban on Plaster of Paris (PoP) idols, the city is looking at an eco-friendly fe more....

Work on sewage treatment plant resumes
The Hindu

It will come up on 6.24 acres in Nanjundapuram Coimbatore Corporation has resumed work at the site earmarked for constructing the sewage treatment plant in Nanjundapuram. Sources in the civic body said that following a go ahead from the Southern Ben more....

PPCB, army collaborate to plant 50k trees
The Times of India

Patiala: The Punjab Pollution Control Board has collaborated with army in Patiala to plant 50,000 trees in the district to increase the green cover. A meeting was conducted by IAS, chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board K S Pannu with the army a more....

PPCB, Army to plant 50,000 saplings in city
NYOOOZ

Patiala, August 8 The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in collaboration with the Army authorities will plant 50,000 saplings of trees in Patiala to increase the green cover. The Nahar Group of Industries will assist in the plantation drive and m more....

Speed up work to clean Yamuna: NGT
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Disappointed with the delay in implementing 'Mailey se Nirmal YamunaRevitalization Project', National Green Tribunal (NGT) warned on Tuesday that there should be no interference or undue delay in implementing it. In 2015, the tribunal l more....

No PoP or coloured Ganesh idols to be manufactured
The Hindu

The district administration has decided to restrict manufacturing of coloured Ganesh idols and those made of plaster of Paris (PoP). It has also decided to initiate steps to prevent bringing in such idols from other districts. Chairing a special mee more....

Air pollution in Delhi: Is the next monitoring station coming up in your area? Check.
NYOOOZ

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....

Yamuna pollution: Allahabad High Court summons Mathura District Magistrate on August 28
The Financial Express

Taking a grim view on the pollution in river Yamuna, the Allahabad High Court has summoned the District Magistrate of Mathura to appear before it on August 28. The court in Uttar Pradesh while hearing a PIL on the pollution of the river on Tuesday more....

PPCB and Army joins hand for 50,000 tree plantation in District Patiala
The Times of India

PATIALA: The Punjab Pollution Control Board has collaborated with Army Authorities in Patiala to plant 50 thousand trees in district Patiala to increase the green cover. M/s Nahar Group of Industries will assist in the plantation drive and maintenan more....

China's Hebei vows to shut polluting steelmakers from Sept 1
The Times of India

SHANGHAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Steelmakers in the smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei will be forced to halt operations next month if they fail to meet tough new pollution restrictions, the local environmental authority said in a notice. Stee more....

High Court junks PIL on POP Ganesha idols
Deccan Herald

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to allow Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) and painted idols to be allowed to be immersed in places identified by the BBMP. The petitioner, Bengaluru Mahanagara more....

325 animals died in Delhi zoo during 2016-17: Vardhan
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Aug 8 (PTI) Over 300 animals died in the National Zoological Park in the national capital during 2016-17, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written reply that some of the animals which more....

Here’s why Karakoram glaciers are growing despite global warming
News X

A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan, and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists have shown. “While most glaciers are re more....

Over 600km of river stretches in TN polluted
The Times of India

CHENNAI: More than 600km of river stretches in Tamil Nadu are polluted, according to a report submitted by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change. Responding to questions raised by two members of the Parliament on polluted river st more....

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: study
The Hindu

A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists say. Researchers from Newcastle Universi more....

Environment ministry panel eases coal mine expansion rules
Live Mint

New Delhi: Expansion projects of coal mines involving increase in production capacity by up to 40% in 2-3 phases will not require a public hearing, an expert panel of the environment ministry has held in a decision that is set to bring significant re more....

Now, a Ganesha that gives back to the environment
The Hindu

Bengaluru devotees can choose an idol that comes with an embedded seed ball that will germinate as the idol dissolves Devotees of Ganesha who are also environmentally conscious face a dilemma: the idols are usually made of Plaster of Paris, and deco more....

Yesterdays News (Tuesday, August 08, 2017 )
Lake laments as effluents being pumped inWater Pollution
Non-Aligned Movement and the threats to the Environment
CPCB too finds Koradi pollution monitoring flawed
BMC's B ward to promote paper pulp Ganesh idols
15% green coverage target achieved: CM
Chant green Ganesh mantra to save lake
Industry worried about ramifications from Supreme Court's Odisha mining order
Traditional Ganesha idol meets shoots and leaves
Govt figures under-reported on tiger deaths
Air pollution in Delhi: Is the next monitoring station coming up in your area? Check the list
CBI to probe officials for failing to check operations of toxic industries in East Delhi
Snake population dwindling in district, say rescuers at workshop
House panel asks Govt to review use of polythene bags above 50 microns thickness
France-based ACOEM Group bets on defence, noise monitoring in India
Police outdo forest department in cracking wildlife cases
Gang of five held for trying to sell owl
Palamu reserve brings captive sambars to increase tiger prey base
Techie 'uses owl to scare tenant into vacating house'
India needs to be more transparent in snow leopard conservation
15 rare birds seized, three held
Here come the tigers
Eco-friendly Ganesh festival gets a boost

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