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Monday, July 17, 2017

Green Court Shifts Focus On Phase-II Of Ganga Rejuvenation
The Hans India

After passing a slew of measures to rejuvenate the Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao, the National Green Tribunal has now shifted focus to clean the next stretch of the river passing through Allahabad and Varanasi. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson more....

PWD lists dos and don’ts for contractors to keep dust down
The Times of India

KOLKATA: At a time when dust pollution from the innumerable real estate and other construction projects has been choking the city — literally — the state public works department (PWD) has directed contractors to strictly follow its guidelines to prev more....

Panel on Ganga cleaning law proposes two new bodies
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) An official panel, framing a draft law on the cleaning of the Ganga, has proposed a two- tiered mechanism to replace two existing bodies which are implementing the NamamiGangeprogramme. If the draft legislation is enacted, more....

A first for Delhi: Vehicles and location to decide anti-pollution plan
The Hindustan Times

Delhi could become the first city in the country to have its own ‘driving cycle’ and location-specific air quality management plans, which would help in tackling the city’s rising pollution levels. Driving cycle gives an idea as to how much pollut more....

Swathi, country's oldest tiger dies at 21 in Guwahati Zoo
One India

Swathi, 21 said to be country's oldest living tiger in a captive environment, died in the Assam State Zoo here in the wee hours of Sunday. Born in Mysore Zoo in 1998, Swati was brought to Guwahati in 2005 even as she had already given birth to fi more....

A first for Delhi: Vehicles and location to decide anti-pollution plan
Nyoooz

Delhi could become the first city in the country to have its own ‘driving cycle’ and location-specific air quality management plans, which would help in tackling the city’s rising pollution levels. Driving cycle gives an idea as to how much pollution more....

Country’s ‘oldest’ tiger in captivity dies
The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, July 16 - Swathi, probably the oldest living tiger in captive environment in the country, died today at the Assam State Zoo here, casting a pall of gloom in the facility. Swati was over 20 years and six months. Swathi was born in 1997 at a more....

Saving 2 tigers gives more value than the cost of Mangalyaan!
The Hindustan Times

Comparing tigers and Mangalyaan may seem bizarre but a new bio-economic analysis throws up interesting statistics -- saving two big cats gives more value than the cost of India’s much-hyped maiden mission to Mars. In a one-of-its-kind analysis, an I more....

No saplings, only pits and wilted stems at NIT’s plantation sites
The Times of India

Nagpur: After walking over a kilometre inside the Ambazari reserve forest area near Nagpur University campus, one reaches a plain ground. Some 18 months ago, freshly planted saplings would have greeted you at the spot but today what remains are rows more....

Delhi doesn’t come close to meeting US pollution standards on most days
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The annual average PM2.5 concentration in Delhi is typically more than 10 times the US National Ambient Air Quality Standard of 12 micrograms per cubic metres. Such poor air quality has significant economic and health impacts (e.g., heart more....

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