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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nepal's rhinos on road to recovery with cross-country move
Business Standard

All hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species. The cantankerous male -- more....

New turtle sub-species spotted in Ganga
The Times of India

MEERUT: As a joint team of the UP forest department and Worldwide Fund for Nature(WWF) prepared to release 506 turtles into the Ganga near Makhdoompur section of Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary, on Monday, they were thrilled to find a new sub-species o more....

INDUSTRIAL WASTE FINDS ITS WAY TO INDRAYANI BANK
Pune Mirror

Commuting into Chakan has become a hazardous feat as some units turn one end of bridge into dumping ground Despite the presence of a common treatment plant for disposal of hazardous industrial waste at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corpor more....

Noise levels alarmingly high in Chennai, says Centre’s recent stats
Deccan Chronicle

Chennai: Singara Chennai has got a new tag. The city, which had managed to keep its noise pollution at check, with an exception during the festivals, is now on a high pitch. Freshly released statistics by the ministry of environment reveals that Che more....

Let’s bowl them over
The Hindu

Help birds and strays quench their thirst this summer The heat this summer saps your energy. The first thing you do as soon as you walk in to your home is reach out for that tall, cold glass of water. Have you ever thought of the birds that fly arou more....

First-time sighting of Greater Flamingo at Ambazari lake thrills bird watchers
The Times of India

NAGPUR: Sighting of a greater flamingo at Ambazari lake has thrilled bird watchers. According to experts, this is for the first time a flamingo has been recorded at Ambazari lake. The bird was sighted by amateur bird watchers JaanDeshmukh and Nira more....

Mangrove loss endangers Rusty-Spotted Cat in AP
The Times of India

Visakhapatnam: A couple of international and national wildlife and nature conservation organisations have taken up a first-of-its-kind study exclusively focusing on the conservation of the highly endangered lesser known Rusty-Spotted Cat in Andhra Pr more....

Conservation efforts bear fruit as NilgiriTahr numbers go up
The New Indian Express

ALAPPUZHA: With its ubiquitous curved horns and bristly mane, the NilgiriTahr or ibex is an integral part of the Munnarwildscape, amusing visitors with gravity-defying stunts on steep cliffs. Given its highly endangered status, authorities have alway more....

Three arrested in international tiger poaching case in Madhya Pradesh
The New Indian Express

BHOPAL: Three key members of an alleged international poaching syndicate, which was involved in poaching about 20 tigers in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in 2012 and 2013, were arrested from Katni district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. The arrested more....

Deer hunt haunts Jharkhand’s Hazaribag wildlife sanctuary, two held
The Hindustan Times

A Jharkhand government employee and his businessman-friend were arrested on the charge of killing a wild deer in a forest near Hazaribag wildlife sanctuary and carrying the carcass in the boot of their car. A police patrol discovered the dead deer i more....

Dead deer stuffed in car boot, 2 held
The Telegraph

Hazaribagh, April 10: Two men were arrested late last night for allegedly killing a spotted deer or chital ( Axis axis), the carcass of which the police recovered from the boot of a car owned by one of the duo, highlighting how amateur poaching goes more....

Wild animals falling prey to hunters
The Hans India

Atmakur (Kurnool): Wild animals are venturing into human habitats as water is getting evaporated with Mercury touching 42 degrees Celsius mark in Nallamala Tiger Reserve forest area. As a result, wild animals are getting trapped in the traps laid by more....

Madhya Pradesh wildlife STF arrests poachers who killed 20 tigers
The Times of India

BHOPAL: In a major breakthrough, the special task force (STF) of the wildlife wing of Madhya Pradesh forest department has arrested three people wanted by the CBI in connection with tiger poaching cases reported from Vidarbha region between October 2 more....

Wildlifers call for joint efforts for tiger protection
The Times of India

KERI: The recent news about the presence of five tigers in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary has gladdened the hearts of wildlifers who now want Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka to make joint efforts towards protecting and conserving their population in th more....

Three tiger poachers arrested in MP
The Times of India

NAGPUR: The Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) for wildlife nabbed three dreaded tiger poachers wanted in poaching cases in Melghat. The three accused were among nine persons nabbed by assistant conservator of forests (ACF) RitheshSirothia an more....

Foreign studies on deaths due to pollution not correct: Government
The Financial Express

Studies conducted abroad regarding deaths in India due to pollution are based on extrapolated data and are thus not correct, the government told the Rajya Sabha today. No study has been conducted in India on the issue, said HRD Minister Prakash Javad more....

Noise pollution exceeds permissible limits in 7 cities: Govt
BW Smartcities

The average level of noise pollution generally exceeds the permissible limits in seven cities of the country, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai. The information was made available by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave today in a written more....

Foreign studies on deaths due to pollution not correct: Government
The Financial Express

Studies conducted abroad regarding deaths in India due to pollution are based on extrapolated data and are thus not correct, the government told the Rajya Sabha today. No study has been conducted in India on the issue, said HRD Minister Prakash Javad more....

Plea on noise pollution disposed of
The New Indian Express

BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday asked the MS Ramaiah North City Layout Residents Welfare Association to submit a representation to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on the problem they are facing due to the noise from diesel gen more....

Now post offices, Bangalore One centres to accept e-waste in the city
The Economic Times

BENGALURU: The city is the third-largest producer of e-waste in India, preceded by Mumbai and Delhi. But Bengaluru's official recycling units are woefully underutilised as around 70 per cent of e-waste is handled by the unorganised sector and the res more....

CEOs hold underwater conference in Thiruvananthapuram
The Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a first of its kind event across the globe, five CEOs went 6 metres under water to the ocean bed at Kovalam, a famed beach in Kerala, to do a 20-minutes conference on Monday morning, and took a pledge that they will do their be more....

25 polluting units sealed in Loni
The Times of India

GHAZIABAD: The Ghaziabad district administration on Monday shut down 25 illegal factories in Krishna Vihar Phase 2 area of Loni. The units, mostly chemical-manufacturing and clothes-dyeing factories, did not possess permits from any government autho more....

Noise pollution, particulate matters exceed limit in Delhi
The Indian Express

The levels of noise pollution and particulate matters exceed permissible limits in most locations in Delhi where nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels too cross the permissible threshold in some locations. However, the Air Quality data for the period 2014-1 more....

Noise pollution exceeds limits in 7 cities: Centre
The Hindu

Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai on the list, says Dave The average level of noise pollution generally exceeds permissible limits in seven Indian cities, which include Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave more....

Government moving too slow on pollution problem, fear experts
DNA India

While the Capital and the NCR grapple with the problem of pollution, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government is moving so slow in this regard that any solution seems like a distant dream. Though the Comprehensive Action Plan, suggested by the Suprem more....

Task force to undertake monkey culling
The Tribune

With culling of monkeys yet to begin despite almost a year since they were declared vermin within the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the state government has decided to entrust the task to Eco Task Force. The decision was taken by the high powered com more....

Eco task force for scientific culling of monkeys in Himachal
India Today

Shimla, Apr 10 (PTI) An eco task force will be constituted for scientific culling of monkeys declared as vermin in Himachal Pradesh as the religious sentiments hinder people from killing the simians, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said today. The an more....

Poisoning killed nearly 500 vultures in 4 years in State
The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, April 10 - Shocking as it is, close to five hundred vultures have died due to poisoning in Assam in little more than four years. Conservationists believe that given the spurt in unnatural deaths, vultures, which witnessed the fastest ever d more....

HIMACHAL TO CONSTITUTE ECO TASK FORCES TO CULL MONKEYS
The Pioneer

Facing flak for dragging its feet on monkey culling, Himachal Pradesh Government has now decided to constitute Eco Task Forces for the purpose. Getting support from the forest department, Eco Task forces would cull monkeys scientifically. The decisi more....

Eco task forces to cull monkeys
The Times of India

Shimla: As Himachal Pradesh has not killed even a single monkey despite declaring them vermin in 38 tehsils of the state, the government has now decided to form eco task forces for scientific culling of simians. The decision was taken at at a high more....

Soon, special task force to cull vermin monkeys in Himachal Pradesh
The Indian Express

HAVING TRIED several ways to control the population, and menace, of monkeys, including declaring them vermin in many areas of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to constitute a special eco-task force in scientific culling of more....

Himachal Pradesh to start culling vermin monkeys
The New Indian Express

CHANDIGARH: Fed up with the monkey menace in the State, Eco Task Forces, will for the first time be constituted to scientifically cull monkeys, which have been declared as vermin in Himachal Pradesh. As the religious sentiments prevent the people fr more....

CEOs go under the ocean to brainstorm on global warming
The Hindu

Five honchos swim 150 metres away from Kovalam, dive five metres down and pledge to protect sea and marine lives How deep do you dive to pledge to fight marine pollution and global warming? Just after rahukalam passed on Monday morning, five Chief more....

15,000 trees cut in Delhi since 2014 for development works: Govt
The Financial Express

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, said while in 2014-15 fiscal, 6,161 trees were cut, in 2015-16 financial year, 4,689 trees were cut. The number of trees cut in 2016-17 was 4,759. (Reuters)Over 15,000 tree more....

CEOs take a dive to protect marine life
The Times of India

Thiruvananthapuram: In a first-of-its-kind event in the world, five CEOs, including a woman, went 6m under water to the ocean bed in Kovalam to do a 20-minute conference on Monday morning. They took a pledge to protect aquatic life. Well-equipped more....

Noise, air pollution exceed limit in Delhi, says Anil Dave
The Asian Age

New Delhi: Delhi is among the seven cities in the country where the average level of noise pollution generally exceeds the permissible limit. The levels of noise pollution and particulate matters exceed permissible limits in most locations in Delhi w more....

Noise, air pollution exceed limit in Delhi, says Anil Dave
The Asian Age

New Delhi: Delhi is among the seven cities in the country where the average level of noise pollution generally exceeds the permissible limit. The levels of noise pollution and particulate matters exceed permissible limits in most locations in Delhi w more....

Yesterdays News (Monday, April 10, 2017 )
Traders roped in for cleanliness drive
India's Revered Yamuna River Is Also The Most Polluted In The Country, Bubbles With Toxic Foam
River activists march for action against Yamuna polluters
MULA-MUTHA 80% DIRTIER FROM ORIGIN
Tiger skin and bones seized in Kaziranga
Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in Nepal
Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in Nepal
Olive Ridley eggs hatch in thousands in Ganjam
Kerala: CEOs to hold underwater conference on marine pollution, global warming
River activists protest and demand action against Yamuna polluters
Heavy metal contamination in south’s rivers
In Mumbai: Citizens, BMC remove 1.2-lakh-kg trash from Poisar river in two weeks

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