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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Panic as two leopards escape Gopalpur Zoo
The Hindustan Times

Two leopards escaped from the Gopalpur Zoo, 20 km from,on Tuesday night triggering panic and fear among residents in the area. The administration on Wednesday sounded an alert in surrounding areas and asked locals to be cautious. A control room has more....

Mumbai Air Quality worse than Delhi’s for the past two weeks
Scroll Today

With the end of winter, Mumbai has recorded poorer air quality than Delhi for the past two weeks. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) examined the quality of air in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune from February 27 and Marc more....

Delhi’s air cleaner than Mumbai’s post winter claims study
New Delhi Times

According to a study, post winter, Mumbai has been breathing air which is poorer in quality than Delhi, which is one of the most polluted cities in the world. In Mumbai, microscopic pollutants in the air that can easily enter our lungs and cause hea more....

Delhi's current air pollution is 2.5 times that of Paris emergency level!
India Today

A study was conducted recently by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) which recorded the air pollution levels in Indian cities, namely Pune, Delhi and Mumbai. The research which took place over a month in February/March more....

Survival of Great Barrier Reef hinges on urgent climate action – study
Asian Correspondent

THE survival of the Great Barrier Reef hinges on urgent steps to combat climate change and reduce global warming, new research has found. The researchers behind the report, entitled Global Warming and Recurrent Mass Bleaching of Corals, warn attem more....

‘Reducing global warming only way to save Great Barrier Reef’
India. Com

Melbourne, Mar 16 (PTI) Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef may be saved only if immediate action is taken to curb global warming, say scientists who are conducting aerial and underwater surveys as an unprecedented mass coral bleaching event unfold more....

'Reducing global warming only way to save Great Barrier Reef'
Business Standard

Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef may be saved only if immediate action is taken to curb global warming, say scientists who are conducting aerial and underwater surveys as an unprecedented mass coral bleaching event unfolds for the second year in more....

Antarctic penguin numbers double previous estimates: scientists
Telangana Today

Sydney: Almost six million Adelie penguins are living in East Antarctica, more than double the number previously thought, scientists said Wednesday in findings that have implications for conservation. Research by an Australian, French and Japanese t more....

Clean Ganga: Sewage treatment projects worth Rs 1,902 cr
Press Trust of India

Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) The executive committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 20 projects worth Rs 1,902 crore to develop sewage treatment infrastructure in various Ganga basin states, including Delhi. In its meeting held more....

Leopards go missing from zoo, alert sounded
The Times of India

DHARAMSHALA: Wildlife officials here went on a hunt after they found three leopards missing from the Dhauladhar National Park, famously known as Gopalpur Zoo, about 22 km from here, on Wednesday morning. An alert was sounded in the nearby villages th more....

Air quality in Delhi improves in last two weeks, better than in Mumbai
News Nation

The air quality in Delhi NCR seems to have improved during last two months as there has been no high pollution day recorded between February and March. Well a study by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has found more....

20% increase in collection of Olive Ridley eggs
The Hindu

12,631 eggs were collected this season and preserved at three hatcheries A concerted effort by the Forest Department staff in getting the cooperation of fishermen, constitution of surveillance teams and proper maintenance of coastal belt have result more....

Cleaner air could save 3 million early deaths in China each year – study

JAKARTA, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China could prevent three million premature deaths a year if it enforced tighter air quality standards in accordance with United Nations guidelines, according to a study released on Wednesday. The stu more....

Mumbai be warned! Air pollution in the city is worse than even Delhi
Mid – Day

Mumbaikars there's some bad news for you. Mumbai has recorded higher air pollution levels than Delhi over the last two weeks. A study conducted by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has found that Mumbai has worse air pol more....

Centre approves Ganga cleaning projects worth over Rs 1,900 crore
The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: As part of its ongoing clean Ganga mission, the Centre has approved 20 additional projects, worth nearly Rs 1,900 crore, for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi. Most of the projects are related to setting up new sewage more....

Delhi air pollution: NGT demands action plan to curb crop stubble burning
The Hindustan Times

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), which has fixed fines for farmers for burning agriculture waste, has asked the Delhi government and the four neighbouring states to inform it about the action plan to prevent pollution from crop burning after the ha more....

NGT seeks Gurugram air quality report
The Times of India

GURUGRAM: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday instructed the Haryana government and the state pollution control board (HSPCB) to submit a report on Gurgaon's ambient air quality. The tribunal gave the order after residents of sectors 65 a more....

Penalties up to Rs 10k for polluting Godavari waters
The Times of India

Nashik: The civic body has decided to slap penalties up to Rs 10,000 on those found polluting the Godavari. The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is also in the process of deploying 80 former Armymen on the Godavari river bank to curb pollution. more....

Ghaziabad gets real-time data on air pollution
The Times of India

GHAZIABAD: The online automatic ambient air quality monitoring system is now operational in Ghaziabad. With the new system in place, the pollution board can now record, assess and analyse pollution data on more than 10 parameters in real time. Wit more....

Reducing pollution in China may save 3 million lives every year
The Indian Express

China could prevent three million premature deaths each year by enforcing tighter air quality standards and reducing particulate matter to the level recommended by the WHO, scientists said on Wednesday. Researchers led by Maigeng Zhou at the Chinese more....

GoI to inject Rs 1900 crore for cleaning the Ganga

The government panel has approved the allocation of Rs 1,900 crore for the 'Clean Ganga project'. Experts believe that this new influx of fund will expedite the project. Clean Ganga project was launched by the government to minimise the rising wate more....

Daily dose of vitamin B can help you fight air pollution
The Hindustan Times

Taking a vitamin B supplement everyday can help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution, claims a new study. Published on Monday, the research suggests that vitamin B supplement could potentially reduce the impact of the tin more....

Despite drop in pollution level, locals continue to inhale toxic air
The Times of India

THANE: According to the data collected by the ThaneMunicipal Corporation's Air Quality Monitoring Stations acros the city there has been a slight dip in the pollutionlevels. Though the levels have dropped to a meager 82 from 88 g/m3, the air quality more....

No data to link air pollution with diseases in India: Environment ministry Malavika Vyawahare
The Hindustan Times

There is not enough evidence in India directly linking air pollution to disease, environment minister for state Anil Madhav Dave told the the Lok Sabha this week. “Air pollution could be one of the triggering factors for respiratory ailments and ass more....

Yesterdays News (Wednesday, March 15, 2017 )
In past 2 weeks, Delhi air cleaner than Mumbai's
Himalayan glaciers shrinking fast: Govt
25 lions died of unnatural causes in a year after census
Can’t only blame global warming for Himalayan glaciers’ faster retreat: Government
Thai customs seize 21 rhino horns worth $5 million
Vietnam seizes 100 kgs of rhino horn from Kenya
Far from fighting pollution, defiant power plants snub green rules, CAG finds
Glow-in-the-dark frog found in Argentina
B vitamins may safeguard against air pollution: study
B vitamins may protect against air pollution: study
B-vitamins may protect against air pollution, reveals study
Pollution regulator asks Tatas to shut Haldia plant
Tourists visiting Himalayan states dump garbage, creating problems for environment: Union Env Minister
Central Pollution Board directs Tata Chemicals to shut down Haldia plant over affluent discharge row
Thailand Seizes Rhino Horns Worth $5 Million In Biggest Haul For Years
B vitamins may protect against air pollution
Manage your plastic waste responsibly: KSPCB to companies
No Centre grants for Gir Lion project since two years, says Gujarat govt
Suspected rhino poachers killed in Baihata mishap
Vietnam seizes 100 kgs of rhino horn from Kenya
World's first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina
Bird census stuck in department bottleneck
Glowing green frog - a new species discovered in Amazon basin
Natural variations cause major chunk of Arctic sea ice loss
Natural swings is 60% responsible for Arctic sea ice loss
Can’t only blame global warming for Himalayan glaciers faster
Tata Chemicals Haldia plant gets shutdown notice

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