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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thailand Seizes Rhino Horns Worth $5 Million In Biggest Haul For Years
The Hans India

Thai customs have confiscated 21 rhino horns with an estimated value of nearly $5 million in the biggest such seizure in Thailand for years, officials said on Tuesday. Thailand has become a major transit point for the trade in endangered species t more....

Can’t only blame global warming for Himalayan glaciers faster
India Today

New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) The Himalayan glaciers are receding at an increased rate over the last few decades but it is "inconclusive" that global warming is the causative factor behind it, the government said today. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Da more....

Natural swings is 60% responsible for Arctic sea ice loss
The Free Press Journal

Washington: Rapid loss of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is partly driven by natural swings, not just global warming triggered by human activities, says a study. A shift in wind patterns is responsible for about 60 per cent of sea ice loss in the A more....

Natural variations cause major chunk of Arctic sea ice loss
Deccan Herald

Washington: A substantial chunk of summer sea ice loss in the Arctic in recent decades is due to natural variability in the atmosphere, although climate change driven by human activities is still playing a key role, a new study has found. Arctic sea more....

Glowing green frog - a new species discovered in Amazon basin
Newsheads

A new species, green frog that glows, has been discovered in the Amazon basin in Argentina. Researchers at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires accidentally found the special species while they were studying polka dots tr more....

Bird census stuck in department bottleneck
The Times of India

Ranchi: At a time when conservationists across the country are making a hue and cry over the depleting number of India's resident birds and unabated hunting of their migratory counterparts, Jharkhand's forest and wildlife department has dropped its a more....

World's first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina
Deccan Chronicle

Scientists have discovered the world's first fluorescent frog in Argentina that sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds under normal light, but gives off a bright blue and green glow in the dark. The ability to absorb light at short wavele more....

Vietnam seizes 100 kgs of rhino horn from Kenya
India. Com

Hanoi, Mar 14 (AFP) Vietnam police seized more than 100 kilograms of rhino horn smuggled into the country in suitcases from Kenya today, the latest illegal haul in the wildlife trafficking hub. Vietnam is a hot market for rhino horn, believed to hav more....

Suspected rhino poachers killed in Baihata mishap
The Sentinel

Guwahati/Rangia, March 14: Three suspected rhino poachers were killed when the Guwahati-bound Maruti Alto car in which they were travelling collided head on with a bus on National Highway 31 at BaihataChariali in Kamrup district on early Tuesday morn more....

No Centre grants for Gir Lion project since two years, says Gujarat govt
The Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The state government has admitted that the central government has since January 2015 not given any grants for the Gir Lion project in the state. The state government in reply to the question of Prantij MLA MahendrasinhBariya said that i more....

Manage your plastic waste responsibly: KSPCB to companies
The Economic Times

BENGALURU: Amazon, Britannia Industries and Indo Nissin Foods are among many companies that have been directed to put in place a system to collect plastic generated by their products. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has decided to get more....

B vitamins may protect against air pollution
Telangana Today

New York: Taking supplements of B vitamins may offer protection against the impact of air pollution on health, a new study claims. Researchers at Columbia University in the US found that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of more....

In past 2 weeks, Delhi air cleaner than Mumbai's
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mumbai, touted to have considerably cleaner air than most north Indian cities, has been recording far higher air pollution levels than Delhi for over two weeks now. The reason, surprisingly, may not be a sudden increase in Mumbai's emissi more....

Central Pollution Board directs Tata Chemicals to shut down Haldia plant over affluent discharge row
The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed Tata Chemicals to shut down operations at Haldiafertiliser plant for alleged non-compliance with prescribed norms for liquid affluent discharge. Tata Chemicals, which is primarily in more....

Tata Chemicals Haldia plant gets shutdown notice
The Economic Times

MUMBAI: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed Tata Chemicals to shut down its fertilizer plant in Haldia (West Bengal) for violating liquid waste discharge rules. The CPCB directive follows an analysis of the company's samples, whic more....

Pollution regulator asks Tatas to shut Haldia plant
Business Standard

Tata Chemicals on Tuesday said Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has ordered it to shut its Haldia plant in West Bengal for alleged non-compliance of norms on liquid effluent discharge. Effluent is liquid waste or sewage discharged into a ri more....

B-vitamins may protect against air pollution, reveals study
The Financial Express

Taking supplements of B vitamins may offer protection against the impact of air pollution on health, a new study claims. Researchers at Columbia University in the US found that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of air polluti more....

B vitamins may protect against air pollution: study
India Today

New York, Mar 14 (PTI) Taking supplements of B vitamins may offer protection against the impact of air pollution on health, a new study claims. Researchers at Columbia University in the US found that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing t more....

B vitamins may safeguard against air pollution: study
Deccan Chronicle

New York: Taking supplements of B vitamins may offer protection against the impact of air pollution on health, a new study claims. Researchers at Columbia University in the US found that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of a more....

Glow-in-the-dark frog found in Argentina
The Hindu

Scientists have discovered the world’s first fluorescent frog in Argentina that sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds under normal light, but gives off a bright blue and green glow in the dark. The ability to absorb light at short wavel more....

Far from fighting pollution, defiant power plants snub green rules, CAG finds
The Financial Express

Though the government is taking numerous measures to cut down on environmental pollution levels, an audit report by the Comptroller and the Auditor General of India (CAG) has indicated that existing power plants in the country are not adhering to the more....

Vietnam seizes 100 kgs of rhino horn from Kenya
Zee News

Vietnam police seized more than 100 kilograms of rhino horn smuggled into the country in suitcases from Kenya on Tuesday, the latest illegal haul in the wildlife trafficking hub. Vietnam is a hot market for rhino horn, believed to have medicinal pro more....

Thai customs seize 21 rhino horns worth $5 million
Nagaland Post

Thai authorities said Tuesday they have seized 21 unusually large rhinoceros horns worth almost $5 million that were smuggled from Ethiopia. The bags carrying the horns were discovered last Friday in a random customs search at Bangkok’s main airport more....

Can’t only blame global warming for Himalayan glaciers’ faster retreat: Government
The Indian Express

The Himalayan glaciers are receding at an increased rate over the last few decades but it is “inconclusive” that global warming is the causative factor behind it, the government said on Tuesday. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, in a written rep more....

25 lions died of unnatural causes in a year after census
The Times of India

JUNAGADH:The number of Asiatic lions that have died due to unnatural causes like electrocution and drowning in wells has shot up significantly in Saurashtra. The damning numbers have been revealed in official data procured using Right to Informati more....

Himalayan glaciers shrinking fast: Govt
Greater Kashmir

The Himalayan glaciers are receding at an increased rate over the last few decades but it is "inconclusive" that global warming is the causative factor behind it, the government said today. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, in a written reply i more....

Tourists visiting Himalayan states dump garbage, creating problems for environment: Union Env Minister
The Kashmir Monitor

New Delhi: Many tourists visiting Himalayan states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh dump solid waste and other garbage, creating problems for the local environment, Lok Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said more....

Yesterdays News (Tuesday, March 14, 2017 )
151 bird species spotted in Konni reserve forests
Air quality in Mumbai three times worse than Delhi
Polythene threat: ‘Kashmir will lose edge in adventure tourism’
Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: Study
Humans to blame for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss: study
PCB steps up pollution monitoring
Madrid to ban old cars by 2025 in crackdown on air pollution
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board cracks down on plastic waste management rules
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board cracks down on plastic waste management rules
NGT to monitor coal dust pollution in Vizag port
Three blackbuck found dead in East Godavari
Worlds first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina
Artificial nests to help sparrows ‘grow’ in Maharashtra
Aquatic birds at zoo to have new home
Three wild elephants die in Nilgiris forests
Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind – study
Natural swings partly responsible for Arctic sea ice loss
Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: Study
Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!
World's first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina
World's first fluorescent frog discovered in South America
Poachers account for 53 of 131 leopard deaths across India in 2017

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