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Friday, August 11, 2017

Climate Change Altering Europe’s River Floods, Study Says
New Delhi Times

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe, and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday. River floods are among the costliest natural disasters worldwide, causin more....

It's Confirmed. 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record
News 18

Washington: The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said on Thursday. A range of key climate and weather indicator more....

Climate change disrupts timing of river floods in Europe: study
DNA India

Climate change has shifted the timing of flooding in European rivers in the past 50 years, causing deluges earlier in the northeast and later around parts of the Mediterranean, scientists said on Thursday. Floods affect more people worldwide than an more....

As glaciers melt, 'Land of Fire and Ice' watches its history seep away
The Economic Times

JOKULSARLON, Iceland: The tourists come in droves, aboard buses, bicycles and camper vans. They stand at the water's edge in awe of the icebergs floating before them - some as white as snow, others radiating a deep blue. They gasp when a chunk breaks more....

'Loss of biodiversity greater threat than climate change'
Business Standard

The threat to humanity posed by the loss of biodiversity is as great or even greater than that posed by climate change, a Mexican biologist said. Jose Sarukhan, coordinator of the Mexican government's National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of more....

Sea cucumber seized, 2 held
The Hindu

In two separate operations, the Marine police of the Coastal Security Guard (CSG) and the Mandapam forest range on Thursday seized a total of 350 kg of sea cucumber in Rameswaram. Two smuggling agents were arrested and a country boat was seized durin more....

Scientists discover fossils of 160 million-year-old winged mammals of the Jurassic era!
Zee News

New Delhi: The Jurassic period is an era that every scientist and/or historian has been obsessed with. They are hooked on to the inhabitants of that time. It is a long instated fact that dinosaurs existed millions of years ago. Numerous fossils foun more....

Telangana to build tiger bridges

Hyderabad: The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has put up stringent conditions while clearing irrigation and drinking water projects in the tiger reserves and sanctuaries in the state. Diversion of 622 hectares of the ti more....

2100 pangolin scales, leopard skin seized in Haridwar
The Times of India

Dehradun: A suspected smuggler was caught with a leopard skin, 2,100 pangolin scales and a kg of monitor lizard meat in Haridwar on Thursday in a joint operation by the Rajaji Tiger Reserve and NGO Traffic. Of the eight pangolin types, two are cri more....

PETA wants NGT to amend manja ban oder
DNA India

Brooding over the fact that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had not specified the kind of manja that it imposed ban upon, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on Thursday has appealed to the Supreme Court seeking an amendmen more....

Tiger on the prowl: Two more fall prey in Pilibhit
The Hindustan Times

Two people were killed in tiger attacks near Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) in the last two days taking the toll to 13 this year. A farmer, Tasleem Ahmed (28), was mauled by a tiger on Monday afternoon in Jehanabad area of Pilibhit. Another farmer Sha more....

Leopard hide seized, 1 held
The New Indian Express

BARIPADA: A leopard hide was seized and one ChandrayMurmu arrested by forest officials of Bisoi range under Rairangpur division in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday. Murmu (22) of Dosisole village under Bangiriposi police limits. Forest Range Officier more....

Mumbai: Star tortoises taken from Byculla, handed over to NGO for better care

The zoo authorities had then set up an enclosure measuring around 70 square feet and put the tortoises inside in a number of shallow trays. (Representational image) The zoo authorities had then set up an enclosure measuring around 70 square feet and more....

Smugglers nabbed with leopard skins, 3kg bones
The Times of India

GUWAHATI: In a joint operation by customs and wildlife crime control bureau (WCCB) sleuths on Wednesday evening, two persons were nabbed with two leopard skins and around 3 kg leopard bones at the Gorchuk area. In a separate operation, two persons we more....

As Uttarakhand sleeps on proposal to appoint wildlife wardens, TN offers a lesson
The Hindustan Times

Uttarakhand can take a leaf out of Tamil Nadu’s book to appoint retired divisional forest officers as honorary wildlife wardens to keep a check on poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Drought-hit Tamil Nadu shares boundary with Karnataka which more....

What ban, PoP idols still sold across city
Deccan Herald

Idols made from plaster of Paris continue to be sold across Beng¬a¬luru despite a ban in place. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (K¬S¬P¬CB) says it’s helpless and cannot fully enforce the ban. “We imposed the ban twice and directed the more....

No insurance renewal for vehicles in Delhi-NCR region without pollution certificate: Supreme Court
First Post

New Delhi: In a bid to curb pollution, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of directions including that insurance companies will not renew insurance of a vehicle unless the owner provides pollution under control (PUC) certificate in the Delhi more....

A 'cool' way to cut in-car pollution

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 11 : Turns out, cranking up the AC is all it takes for the rush hour drivers to avoid in-car pollution. After conducting a new research approach using actual commutes, a group of engineers at Washington University in St. L more....

NamamiGange comes up on small screem

A special short capsule feature series highlighting the work done by NamamiGangeprogramme is set to be showcased on Indian television. The 'NamamiGange' programme, one of the flagship projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, was launche more....

Govt approves 10 NamamiGange projects worth Rs 2,033 cr
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 10 projects in Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh worth about Rs 2,033 crore, the Centre said today. "Eight of these projects pertain to sewage infrastructure and t more....

NGT bans plastic bags less than 50 microns, violators to pay Rs 5,000
The Indian Express

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday once again “completely prohibited” the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns, with specific emphasis on “plastic carry bags” used in Delhi’s markets. It also imposed a fine more....

Penalty of Rs 5,000 for using plastic bags from next week
Business Today

The sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic bags, which are less than 50 microns, would now attract a hefty fine of Rs 5,000. The National Green Tribunal on Thursday imposed this interim ban. Slamming the AAP government for its lackadaisical appr more....

100 pollution-checking centres found flouting norms

Patiala, August 10 Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) teams have inspected 225 authorised vehicular pollution-checking centres and found 100 such centers violating norms. These centres issue pollution under control (PUC) certificates to vehicle ow more....

No insurance renewal for Delhi-NCR vehicles without pollution certificate: SC
The Hindustan Times

Vehicle owners in Delhi-NCR will have to mandatorily furnish a valid pollution-under-control (PuC) certificate to renew their annual insurance papers, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. A bench of justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta pronounced this more....

PoP raw material will be seized, idol makers warned
The Hindu

Deputy Commissioner of Dharwad S.B. Bommanahalli has warned idol makers that the administration would be left with no option other than seizing the raw material used for making Ganesh idols from plaster of Paris (PoP) if they [idol makers] violated t more....

Vehicle Insurance Will Not Be Renewed Without Pollution Under Control Certificate, Says Supreme Court

Concerned over rising vehicular pollution, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of directions that included nonrenewal of the insurance policy of vehicles unless the owner provides pollution under control (PUC) certificate to the insurance fir more....

1.4 lakh trees felled in 8 months: Punjab government tells NGT
The Indian Express

In an affidavit submitted by the government of Punjab in the National Green tribunal (NGT), the principal chief conservator of forests Kuldip Kumar has stated that 1.44 lakh trees have been felled across the state in eight months from the period of O more....

No more vehicle insurance without pollution certificate
The Hindu

This will help in curbing emissions: SC In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that vehicles without valid pollution under control (PUC) certificates would not be eligible for the annual insurance. A Be more....

NGT bans use, sale of plastic bags less than 50 microns
The Hindu

Tribunal announces fine of Rs. 5,000 on anyone found to be in possession of banned plastic, Delhi govt told to seize entire stock of plastic in a week Expressing anguish over the plight of Delhi with its drains clogged by plastic, the National Green more....

Telangana: Plan to extend core of Kawal reserve dropped
Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Wildlife activists are crying foul over the TS forest department’s proposal and the mitigating measures in tiger corridors while executing the Dr B.R. Ambedkar Pranahita project at Adilabad. The Kawal-Tadoba corridor area gets extra protec more....

SC: PUC must for renewal of vehicle insurance
The Asian Age

New Delhi: In a bid to curb pollution, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of directions including that insurance companies will not renew insurance of a vehicle unless the owner provides pollution under control (PUC) certificate. A bench he more....

NGT bans use of plastic bags of less than 50 microns in Delhi
The Hindustan Times

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday banned plastic bags thinner than an average human hair in the capital, stepping in to eliminate the most common shopping accessory that clogs sewers, pollutes the environment and even kills cattle. In an more....

Rs 5,000 environment compensation for possessing banned plastic in Delhi: NGT
The Indian Express

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed an interim ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire national capital. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also announced an e more....

Hyderabad promoting eco friendly Ganesh idols
Business Standard

To promote eco-friendly festival, clay Ganesh Idols are being made by few Hyderabadi deity makers. Over a lakh of clay Ganesh idols are being made to protect the environment from pollution in state. Dattu, maker of Ganesh idols said, "Earlier 'Kumm more....

PETA moves SC seeking ban on glass-coated cotton manja
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) Animal rights body People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today moved the Supreme Court demanding that glass-coated cotton manja be included in the list of banned strings. PETA said the National Green Tribunal had o more....

Yesterdays News (Thursday, August 10, 2017 )
Decibel count around Kolkata hospitals way above permissible limits
Cigarette butts can be used in asphalt roads, solving a huge waste problem
Dealing with e-waste
Cigarette Butts Could Soon Help in Road Construction, Instead of Just Adding to the Litter!
People urged to install clay Ganesh idols
Minister on a mission: On tree plantation drive, mantri convinces woman sarpanch to take off veil in Chautala village
Pollution by industries being monitored online
Polluting industries: Allahabad HC pulls up official; 18 factories get notices
Green tribunal asks 6 states to come up with action plan to clean Yamuna
IIT-Bombay to study air pollution in Vasco
23 star tortoises handed over to Thane NGO for better care; 84 turtles had died in Byculla zoo
Of 445 rivers, 275 have polluted stretches: Minister
Hong Kong cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil spill, beaches smothered by spill
600 hospitals put on notice for faulty disposal of waste
High level of toxins in water at 300 Uttar Pradesh schools, finds survey
Telangana State exceeds green target by large margin
Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence: US wildlife advocate
Only 23 of 107 rescued star tortoises survived at Mumbai’s Byculla zoo
Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence Vishal Gulati
17 states have banned use of polythene bags: Minister
17 states have banned use of polythene bags: Minister
12 tiger whiskers seized; 3 more held
DB frames high powered committee to prevent pollution of River Tawi
Greening drive to combat pollution, says Governor
Rs 5,000 EC for possessing banned plastic in Delhi: NGT
Hong Kong: 93 tonnes of palm oil cleaned up from the beaches after two ships collide
Civic chief pitches for eco-friendly Ganeshotsav

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