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Friday, May 12, 2017

CWG Legacy Project On Air Quality Spreading To More Cities

The Commonwealth Games (CWG) which India hosted in 2010 may have been forgotten for various reasons but one of its legacy projects is thriving and helping citizens with air quality information. The project known as “System of Air Quality and Weather more....

Three-day Jumbo census begins in Jharkhand
The Hindustan Times

The three-day census of elephants began simultaneously in four states, including Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Chattisgarh, on Wednesday. This is for the first time when ‘dung-decay’ method is being used in Jharkhand sanctuaries for the elephant more....

Elephant census begins on May 17 in Kerala
The Hindu

Last census, in 2012, had put the number of elephants at 6,177 An elephant census will be held in southern India from May 17 to May 19. It is estimated that there are more than 6,000 elephants in the Wayanad, Nilambur, Anamudi, and Periyar elephant more....

Big cat roars in Assam's national parks
The Sentinel

GUWAHATI, May 11: The magnificent but threatened tiger is bringing cheers to wildlife conservationists in Assam. The tiger count in Manas and Orang National Parks have registered a significant growth since the big cat census conducted last year. Th more....

Misguided view of Swachh Bharat
Business Line

A survey ranking clean cities applies the wrong metrics May 11, 2017: Swachh Survekshan 2017, a survey which ranked 500 cities for their cleanliness, drew flak for allegedly being biased towards BJP-ruled States. It showed that Indore in BJP-rule more....

China's Hebei province admits more lapses in pollution, overcapacity fight
First Post

SHANGHAI China's Hebei province is not properly enforcing policies to cut pollution or reduce chronic overcapacity in major industrial sectors like steel and coal, the environmental bureau said.Hebei produces more steel a year than the whole of the E more....

Delhi summer bird count on Saturday to study habitat, breeding and species diversity
The Hindustan Times

Get ready to go bird spotting for the second edition of ‘Delhi Summer Bird Count’ on Saturday. More than 70 participants, equipped with binoculars, tripods and cameras, will be on the lookout for birds in the region as part of the annual avian census more....

Wheat straw burning cases drop by 70% in Ludhiana district this year: Pollution control board
The Hindustan Times

Even as the wheat harvesting period is drawing to an end in the district, environmentalists and pollution regulation bodies have said there was a substantial 70% drop in cases of stubble burning this year when compared to the cases last year. Increa more....

Ahmedabad gets air quality monitors to battle pollution
The Hindu

City’s first comprehensive air pollution alert system will focus on health risk communication To effectively battle increasing air pollution, the Ahmedabad civic body is launching a comprehensive Air Quality Index (AQI) and Air Information and Respo more....

Ahmedabad’s pollution app goes live today
The Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Even as the city gets its first real-time Air Quality Monitoring System on Friday, it will be deprived of a comprehensive plan for controlling air pollution in the city. For more than four months, now the Air Action Plan (AAP) for Ahmedaba more....

Yesterdays News (Thursday, May 11, 2017 )
NGT seeks report on discoms’ e-waste collection mechanism
Chennai's air pollution alarmingly toxic: Study
Over 100 endangered turtles found dead in pond
Ankleshwar-Varanasi car rally to focus on river cleanliness
Bengal bans use of firecrackers over 90 decibels
West Bengal Pollution Control Board bans firecrackers crossing 90 decibel limit
Boat Club, Poes Garden not spared from pollution: Report
60% wildlife area is leopard territory
At odds on impact of odd-even on pollution
Jumbo count in four states
Report on discoms’ e-waste collection sought
Students pledge to reduce noise pollution
‘Every family is a source’ of dangerous plastic waste choking in Pune
Water sources high on pollution
NGT seeks report on discoms' e-waste collection mechanism
Negligible fall in Delhi pollution after odd-even formula, shows new study
Campaigns to mark Migratory Bird Day
Solid waste issue: Civic body to increase number of sanitary workers
Maharashtra's polluting factories make its rivers filthiest in India
Over 100 endangered turtles found dead in pond
Paul Allen goes digital to save the world’s most-endangered animals
Uttarakhand, UP gear up to count their elephants from May 23
Elephant hit by train dies
Wildlife Institute of India discovers Indian Skimmer bird species in Allahabad
Celebrating the winged guests, icons of peace and happiness
Goa puts off renewal of mining leases over rising air pollution
On World Migratory Bird Day, UN spotlights common destiny for wildlife and people
Giant bird-like dinosaur species found in China: Study
18 jumbos die in Kerala reserve
41 elephants die in Kerala forests in 6 months
BNHS to study migratory birds along Maharashtra coast
J’Khand forest dept begins elephant census in PTR, 8 sanctuaries
41 Elephants Die In Kerala's Forests In 6 Months

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