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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Amrabad reserve gets mouse deer

Hyderabad: Officials of the Telangana Forest Department on Tuesday relocated mouse deer bred at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad to enclosures at the Amrabad Tiger Reserve, near Mannanur, in Mahbubnagar district. The release of the mouse deer f more....

Endangered species of mouse deer released into wild
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: For the first time in the State, animal conservationists and forest department officials have re-introduced the endangered species of mouse deer into the wild. On Tuesday, forest officials released eight mouse deer, two male and six female more....

Uttar Pradesh: 12 monkeys succumb to heart attacks after being scared by tiger

A dozen monkeys were found dead in UP, with experts claiming they suffered simultaneous heart attacks after they were scared by a tiger. According to reports, locals found the primates in a forest clearing and were initially baffled by the mass deat more....

Storm surge warning for Chennai
The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: Is Chennai prepared for a storm surge similar to that of Hurricane Irma which lashed the coast of Florida? A study by Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board, along with Indo-German Centre for Sustainability and IIT Madras, has estimated t more....

Mouse deer back in Nallamala forest in Telangana
The New Indian Express

HYDERABAD: Mouse deer, which had become extinct in the Nalamala forests, has once again begun springing in the dense and thick bushes of the jungle after more than a decade.Officials of the Amrabad Tiger Reserve on Tuesday reintroduced eight mouse de more....

Mouse deer reintroduced into Amrabad forest
The Hindu

These animals are nocturnal species In a novel and unique initiative attempted anywhere in the country, the TS Forest Department on Tuesday re-introduced the ‘mouse deer’ into the forests of Nallamalla in Amrabad Tiger Reserve. Also called ‘spotted more....

A new species of aquatic snake discovered in the northern Western Ghats
Deccan Herald

A new species of burrowing snake of the genus Rhabdops is described from the northern Western Ghats. This is a result of a collaborative effort between scientists from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore; Natural History Museum more....

Plantation of 2,500 saplings begins in cantonment

Bathinda, September 12 In a campaign of planting trees for keeping the environment clean, District and Sessions Judge Paramjeet Singh, who is also Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda, initiated the process of planting nearly 2,500 s more....

Scientists discover new species of aquatic snake in North Western Ghats
The Times of India

Kolhapur: Researchers have discovered a new snake species in the north of western ghats. The new species of burrowing snakes of genus Rhabdops is found in Koyna, Chandoli, Barki and Amboli. The snakes are endemic to India. The discovery is a resul more....

Aquatic snake favouring elevated laterite plateaus in north Western Ghats found
The Times of India

MUMBAI: A new species of aquatic snakes endemic to the northern Western Ghats has been recorded. It is found at an elevation of 750-1,000m and is associated with upland laterite plateaus — a distinct feature of the northern Ghats -and the forest stre more....

Supreme Court 'disturbed' by Central Pollution Control Board not studying fire crackers' impact
The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today took the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to task for not conducting any study on the harmful effects of materials used in the manufacture of fire crackers despite its directions, saying it was "really disturb more....

Air pollution: SC lifts ban on firecrackers sale in Delhi for now, caps licences
Scroll. In

The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted its ban on the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region for the time being, but said only 500 temporary licences will be issued before Dussehra and Diwali. The bench said it would review its ban order af more....

Supreme Court pulls up pollution board, Delhi govt over firecrackers
The Indian Express

Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court Tuesday came out with a series of directions regulating the sale and use of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying that the health of the people is “more important”. Disposing of an application filed by fireworks’ manufactu more....

‘Delhi govt lethargic about air pollution’
The Hindu

SC pulls up govt over ‘mere paperwork’ The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Delhi government was being “lethargic” about taking proactive steps to counter air pollution. It said the government has been content giving “general directions” which is more....

Air quality drop due to higher temperatures: MPCB officials
The Indian Express

After witnessing a significant drop in the air quality of Mumbai on Monday, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) officials explained it as a result of higher temperatures. “The temperatures were five degrees above normal Monday. As a result, pa more....

How indoor air pollution is leading to stunted growth in India’s children
The Hindustan Times

Worldwide, as many as 4.3 million people die each year due to indoor air pollution. The conversation on air quality, however, has been focused largely on outdoor air pollution. As researchers at Evidence for Policy Design, we conducted an analysis of more....

Supreme Court lifts ban on sale of fire crackers, favours graded approach
Money Control

The Supreme Court today temporarily lifted its earlier order suspending the permanent licences for sale of fire crackers in the national capital region, saying a complete ban would be an "extreme step" and a graded approach was needed to curb polluti more....

Data in the fight against climate change
Business Line

Simple tools help measure our vulnerability score The fact that we are vulnerable to climate change and its many manifestations the world over is well known. But just how vulnerable are we? How does one tangibly measure these effects and how much ca more....

Mumbai Mirror

Twelve years after the first ban on plastic bags in the state failed, the environment ministry has decided to ban them again from the GudiPadwa (March next year). Environment minister Ramdas Kadam announced the ban after holding a meeting with key more....

SC caps number of fireworks sale licences in Delhi at 500
Business Standard

Asserting that school children should be encouraged to refrain from bursting firecrackers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed police not to grant more than 500 temporary licences for retail sale of fireworks during the Dussehra-Diwali season and a more....

Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on their sale, saying that a graded and balanced and no more....

Pollution fuelled layer over Asia that can create an ozone hole
The Hindustan Times

Scientists are now certain that a layer of aerosols that appears over Asia every monsoon season is pollution-fuelled, and can mess with the global climate. The layer that appears between 13-18 kms above the earth’s surface is called the Asian Tropop more....

Mumbaiites charged with 2,354 animal cruelty cases this year
The Hindustan Times

Mumbai’s cruelty to animals is a matter of concern, with almost 300 cases of animal cruelty filed every month. Data compiled by the Bombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSCPA) reveals 2,354 animal cruelty cases between January and Au more....

Kangaroos count up, Australians told to hunt
Deccan Herald

Melbourne: Australians are being urged to eat kangaroos after the population of the animals reached double that of humans. The kangaroo population in Australia is nearing 50 million, while the human population is 24 million, according to latest data more....

Air pollution can be dangerous in eco-friendly homes, study suggests
Business Standard

Air pollution can create problems even in eco-friendly buildings. According to a recent study, it is seen that these pollutants come from-- chemicals leaching out of building materials and the personal items people bring into their homes. The resea more....

Forest cover increasing but forest land degrading, top official says
The Hindustan Times

Planting trees is not enough, Siddhanta Das, director general of forests emphasised during at a conference in Delhi, highlighting the problem of degraded soil in India’s forest lands which increases the probability of forest fires and leads to deplet more....

Delhi: More than 20,000 kg of plastic carry bags seized after recently imposed ban
Business Standard

More than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi as a part of the ongoing operations to effectively implement the plastic ban in the national capital. In a meeting convened by more....

Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Conference on Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems: Theory to Practice" Environment Minister launches Wood is Good" Campaign
Business Standard

Emphasising the need to create an enabling environment through small steps such as planting more trees, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that new and innovative ways must be thought of, to bring mor more....

QMumbai: Gudi Padwa Plastic Bag Ban; Boy Abused in Chembur School
The Quint

Twelve years after the first ban on plastic bags in the state failed, the environment ministry has decided to ban them again from the Gudi Padwa (March next year). Environment minister Ramdas Kadam announced the ban after holding a meeting with key more....

Green oil refinery will have zero pollution: CM Devendra Fadnavis
The Indian Express

The Maharashtra government Tuesday said a “model compensation and rehabilitation package” would be worked out for the people who would be affected by the “country’s biggest oil refinery project” in coastal Konkan. The government also constituted a co more....

State govt mulls complete ban on plastic bags
DNA India

The state government has decided to ban plastic carry-bags all over the state after Gudi Padwa in 2018. Environment minister Ramdas Kadam announced it after a meeting at Mantralaya. Environment department Principal Secretary Satish Gawai, Maharashtr more....

20,000 kg plastic carry bags seized
Millennium Post

NEW DELHI: Acting on the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT), more than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi. The tribunal had directed for complete ban on use of pl more....

20k Kg of Plastic Bags Seized; Challans Issued
The Pioneer

More than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi as part of the ongoing operations to effectively implement the plastic ban in the national Capital. “As per the reports submitt more....

Yesterdays News (Tuesday, September 12, 2017 )
Mumbai sizzles, sweats as pollution rises after four months of clean air
WHO air-quality norms can help Indians live 4 yrs, Delhiites 9 yrs, more
Indians could live four years longer if air meets WHO norms
Air pollution: Here is how life of people in India can be extended by 4 years
Raising a stink: The waste bomb is ticking for India
Raising a stink: The waste bomb is ticking for India
Air pollution in Delhi: Breathing capital’s deadly air is robbing you of 6 years of life
The air you breathe is poor, but better than last year: Data
Malad, Andheri, BKC and Mazgaon have max pollutants in air: Study
Cleaner air will extend life by 4 yrs
Five held for dumping 300 tonnes of dead pigs in China

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