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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Early dinosaurs were similar to crocodiles: study
The Hindu

Scientists have unearthed fossils of the earliest known dinosaur relative, a 245-million-years old giant reptile that walked on four legs like a crocodile. The six-foot-long, lizard-like carnivore, called Teleocraterrhadinus, was discovered in Tanza more....

Scientists discover fossil of dinosaur ancestors with crocodile-like legs
Business Standard

In a major revelation, scientists have unearthed fossilised remains of more than 245-million-years old giant dinosaurs in southern Tanzania indicating that rather than walking on two legs, they walked on four crocodilian-like legs. Most scientists u more....

Bird watching trail to be organised at Himayat Bagh on the occasion of International Bird Day
The Times of India

Aurangabad: Nature lovers can meet new feathered friends at Himayat Bagh on Thursday at a special trail to be organised on International Birds Day. The bird watching trail will be organised by Environmental Research Foundation and Educational Acad more....

More tankers to be hired to supply drinking water
The Hindu

Metrowater initiates steps to control unaccounted for water In a couple of weeks, Chennai roads will have more tankers plying on them, to supply drinking water. Chennai Metrowater is in the process of hiring additional tankers for water distribution more....

Tamil Nadu: Man's ear bitten off in fight over water
Deccan Chronicle

Tiruchirappalli: Water crisis has cost a man his ear after it was bitten off by his relative during a bloody fight over drawing additional quota. The incident occurred here on Tuesday when victim Mahendran got into an argument over seeking excess qu more....

Stricter penalty for polluting Ganga on cards
The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Days after the Uttarakhand high court granted the status of living entity to Ganga, a committee of experts submitted on Wednesday its draft model law to the government suggesting strict penalty, including jail term, to those polluting the more....

Ban on plastic to be imposed in Attingal municipality soon
The Times of India

Thiruvananthapuram: The anti-plastic campaign by the corporation is finding followers in neighbouring local bodies as well. Attingal municipality, which has already earned a reputation in scientific processing of biodegradable waste, will impose ban more....

Thripunithura pursues a plastic-free concept
The Hindu

Kudumbasree units to supply cloth bags to households The plastic-free concept is yet to take root in Thripunithura as many shops continue to provide plastic carry bags which are below the specification of 50 microns. However, the municipality is pu more....

Gear up now for pollution-free winter in Delhi, say experts
Business Standard

Highlighting the absence of policy-level interventions to stop farmers from burning crop residue, air pollution experts on Wednesday said the union and state governments need to gear up now for a pollution-free national capital in winter. They were more....

Most water bodies in Hyderabad are ‘dead’
The New Indian Express

HYDERABAD: Most of the lakes in Hyderabad are ‘dead’. Shockingly, the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels are found to be less than even 1 milligrams/litre (mg/l), or at best between 1-1.5 mg/l in most of the water bodies in Hyderabad where water quality pa more....

150-tonne food down the drain every day in Pune
The Times of India

PUNE: Eateries in the city dump over 150 tonnes of leftover food every day, or 54,000 tonnes a year — an amount that would be more than enough to save thousands of lives succumbing to malnutrition in the state. In 2015-16, around 18,000 children i more....

9 months after record plantation drive, very few standing
The Times of India

Nagpur: Almost 90% of the saplings planted in Ambazari forest on July 1, 2016 during the 2-crore plantation drive have died due to lack of watering and frequent forest fires. At least 18,000 saplings were planted on that day. The drive was conduct more....

Telangana committed to climate action: JoguRamanna
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: ‘Telangana Minister for Environment and Forests JoguRamanna on Wednesday said the State government is committed to take all necessary action for climate change adaption in the State. “We are already witnessing impacts of climate change in more....

BMC washes hands of penguin’s death
THE ASIAN AGE

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) report has blamed the contractor and consultant for the death of the Humboldt penguin Dory. The municipal commissioner, Ajoy Mehta, in his report on the bird’s death claimed that, “the death of p more....

DOG CENSUS TO GAUGE STERILISATION
Pune Mirror

With no numbers in place yet, PMC believes that an exact count of pet and stray dogs will help them allocate neutering funds The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to carry out a dog census in the city this year, as it does not know the more....

Forest department submits Okhla Bird Sanctuary revamp project plan
The Times of India

NOIDA: The district forest department of Noida on Wednesday submitted a complete revamp plan of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary to the Noida Authority. Based on a detailed project drawn up the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, the proposed project cost more....

With 11 crore saplings ready, Maharashtra targets 4 crore plantations this year
The Hindustan Times

The state forest department has doubled last year’s sapling plantation efforts with 11 crore saplings in inventory across various nurseries in Maharashtra, officials told HT. While a four-crore target has been set for 2017 for forest and non-forest more....

2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach
India Today

Kendrapara (Odisha), Apr 12 (PTI) Emergence of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along Gahirmatha beach on Odishas coast has provided relief to conservationists. Nearly two lakh hatchlings have emerged out of pits since past 24 hours, forest official more....

Awareness drive on sea turtle conservation
The Hindu

It pays rich dividends in Ramanathapuram An awareness drive launched by the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park to sensitise the fishing community in the district on conservation of sea turtles appears to have paid rich dividends. So far, the park h more....

STOP EFFLUENT FLOW INTO BELLANDUR LAKE: NGT
Bangalore Mirror

Coming to the rescue of the ailing and extremely polluted Bellandur Lake, National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday not only slammed the state government but also said that restraining directions would be passed against it if discharge of untreated more....

Stop sewage flow into Bellandur Lake: National Green Tribunal
The New Indian Express

BENGALURU: The southern zone bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday warned the Karnataka government of issuing restraining orders if discharge of untreated sewage into Bellandur Lake is not stopped immediately. The state Chief Secre more....

Committee to draft Ganga law submits its report
The Indian Express

Nine months after it was set up, a committee under Justice (retd) GiridharMalviya today submitted its report containing a draft of a new law that is proposed to be enacted to save Ganga river from pollution. The four-member committee had been asked more....

Stricter penalty for polluting Ganga on cards
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Days after the Uttarakhand high court granted the status of living entity to Ganga, a committee of experts submitted on Wednesday its draft model law to the government suggesting strict penalty, including jail term, to those polluting the more....

Lab notes: Vitamin B can help the body fight off effects of air pollution
Scroll. In

As cities around the world witness unprecedented levels of air pollution, the number of people dying from the impacts of air pollution are also rising. Global mortality due to PM2.5 – that is, particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns – increased more....

Drive to plant native species to take root tomorrow
The Hindu

One lakh neem saplings to be planted across State An initiative to plant one lakh neem trees to restore the rapidly vanishing green cover is being launched on April 14. The Hamam Green Puthaandu, being launched by Hindustan Unilever Limited – Hamam more....

2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach
The Times of India

KENDRAPARA: Emergence of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along Gahirmatha beach on Odisha's coast has provided relief to conservationists. Nearly two lakh hatchlings have emerged out of pits since past 24 hours, forest officials said on Wednesday more....

HC asks govt to report on pollution fight
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: A new bench of Delhi high court on Wednesday took stock of progress made in reducing air pollution in the capital in past few years. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khanna also sought from the Delhi government details of ac more....

Mumbai: Police treat noise pollution tweets as complaints
The Indian Express

The state government informed the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that the Mumbai and Thane police were treating tweets received on their official Twitter handle regarding noise pollution violations as complaints and acting on them. “Once the police r more....

Mumbai saw 63% more complaints on air pollution in 2016 compared to 2015, says NGO
The Hindustan Times

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) receieved 63% more complaints on air pollution in 2016 compared to 2015, data released by NGO Praja Foundation on Tuesday revealed. The average air quality index (AQI), a measure of air pollution in the c more....

52% of global air pollution deaths from India and China in 2015, finds Lancet study
The Hindustan Times

India and China had the largest number of deaths owing to particulate matter (PM2.5) — small pollutant particles of 2.5 micron size that can easily enter the respiratory system and cause ailments — according to a Lancet study released on Monday. Th more....

Air pollution complaints to BMC rose 63% in 2016
The Times of India

MUMBAI: A 63% increase in the number of air pollutioncomplaints received by the BMC was observed in 2016 compared to the previous year. In fact, in January and December 2016 the recorded Air Quality Index (AQI) was higher than in previous years. Inci more....

Yesterdays News (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 )
Mongooses rescued from demolition site
Plastic bags banned in MP to save cows
Madhya Pradesh to ban plastic bags to save cows
Citing cow deaths, Madhya Pradesh government bans polythene bags
To protect cows, Madhya Pradesh government bans plastic bags from May 1
Madhya Pradesh bans plastic bags citing cow deaths
UP govt failed to act agst illegal e-waste units: CPCB to NGT
MP to ban plastic bags to save cows
Illegal e-waste industries polluting Ganga tributaries: CPCB tells NGT
Madhya Pradesh: No plastic or polythene bags from May 1
Madhya Pradesh bans plastic/polythene bags from May 1
Climate change is priority area for Telangana government: DG
Madhya Pradesh To Ban Plastic/Polythene Carry Bags From May 1 To Protect Cows
Bhopal: Ban on polythene carry bags from May 1 to save ‘Gaumata’
3 tiger poachers get FCR, to be taken to Melghat
Three tiger poachers held in MP
Blackbuck population thrives in Moyar Valley
Three tiger poachers held in MP
Three notorious tiger poachers arrested
Manickal panchayat leads the way in plastic recycling
Plastic carry bags to be banned in State from May 1
Climate change scientists to drill through world's highest glacier using drill adapted from a car wash
Climate change is priority area for T’gana government: DG
Kerala among worst affected by marine litter in the world
Madhya Pradesh bans plastic and polythene bags from May 1 as they kill cows
STATE GOVT BANS PLASTIC BAGS FROM MAY 1 IN MP

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