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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Norwegian train kills 17 reindeer in Arctic
The Indian Express

A Norwegian train smashed into a herd of reindeer in the country’s Arctic region Wednesday, killing 17 animals, days after similar incidents led to the death of more than 100 reindeer. Thor Braekkan of Norwegian rail operator Bane NOR said the lates more....

Why Modi government decided to roll back cattle sale for slaughter ban : All you need to know
The Financial Express

Narendra Modi government has decided to rollback the controversial notification that put a ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets across the country. The decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest was first reported by The Indi more....

Cattle sale for slaughter: Narendra Modi govt to withdraw ban after feedback from states
First Post

The central government has decided to roll back its plan of implementing a ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, say media reports. The decision comes after several states gave feedback on the issue, reported India Today. "We s more....

Centre may withdraw ban on sale of cattle for slaughter
The Asian Age

New Delhi: The Central government plans to withdraw its ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, a senior official from the Ministry of Environment and Forests told The Indian Express. The ministry, in its May 23 notification, has soug more....

India Seeks Participation of UK Businesses in Clean Ganga Project
Little India

Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari has called on the United Kingdom-based companies to participate in the Clean Ganga mission. The minister will meet UK ministers and officials with regard to the mission during his ongoing visit to the countr more....

U.S. recovery plan for endangered Mexican wolf assailed by environmentalists

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf, but environmentalists immediately assailed the program as so deficient it would lead to the demise of one of North America’s most imperiled ma more....

Proposal to increase big cat count
The Telegraph

Bhubaneswar: The state government has submitted a proposal worth Rs 26 crore to the National Tiger Conservation Authority to increase the tiger population in Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The forest department has also decided to release three pairs of ti more....

Rise in mammal population in Bhitarkanika National Park
State Times

According to the latest head count report released by the forest department, the enumerators spotted 7,129 mammals of 14 species in Kendrapara district while the figure stood at 6,122 last year. “There has been a substantial increase in mammal popul more....

Rare wetland bird 'Great Bittern' spotted in city after 78 years
DNA India

It is said that birding is all about luck and it was on the side of an Andheri-based birdwatcher on November 24. A random birding session at Vasai turned special after he managed to spot a great bittern, a rare wetland bird that was last seen in Mumb more....

Polythene ban ineffective, activists demand stricter measures
The Kashmir Monitor

Srinagar, Nov 29: The partial ban imposed on stocking, importing, sale and use of polythene bags is being flouted amid non-availability of mechanism. The state government, under J&K State Non-Bio-degradable Material (Management, Handling and Disposa more....

We are what we breathe. Delhi must not stop fighting smog
Daily O

State capitals across the world have taken the challenge to fight pollution on war footing and that’s the only way to do it. Last week in Singapore, as I walked to the Lee Kuan Yew campus in the heart of the city, I realised I could walk nearly a ki more....

Why Divert Green Funds For Buying Buses, Court Asks Delhi Government

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Delhi government's proposal to use Rs. 400 crore out of the Rs. 700 crore Environment Compensation Charge fund to buy 500 electric buses. "Why do you (Delhi government) want to use the more....

Measures being taken to curb use of polythene bags: J-K Min
India Today

Jammu, Nov 29 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Minister Choudhary Lal Singh today said that steps were being taken to curb the use of polythene bags that pose a serious threat to the environment and the wildlife of the state. The Forest and Environment Minis more....

Delhi High Court raps state for proposal to use green fund to buy e-bus
DNA India

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the AAP government after the latter informed it that it has proposed to buy 500 electric buses worth Rs 400 crore using the Rs 700 crore green cess collected for the mitigation of pollution. A b more....

‘This water has poison’: In Chennai, thousands of dead fish wash up on shore of Adyar estuary
Scroll. In

On Tuesday, a disturbing sight greeted the residents of Urur Olcott Kuppam, a fishing village in South Chennai. Thousands of dead fish lay on the sand at the mouth of the Adyar estuary, where the Adyar river meets the Indian Ocean. But it was not an more....

Air Quality In Delhi Improves From Severe To Very Poor, Yet A Major Concern
Sky Metweather

Air pollution is considered to be the most hazardous crises that the national capital has been experiencing for the past many years. This year was no different, however, the weather condition was not that gloomier as compared to last year until Novem more....

Delhi pollution back in 'very poor' category, officials say PM level increasing

Pollution levels in Delhi were back in the ‘very poor’ category during the morning hours on Wednesday with air quality index (AQI) — a measure of the level of pollutants — reading 303 at 8.30am. The AQI had dropped to 299 at 8pm Tuesday after registe more....

Pollution hits a 10-day high in Delhi
Times Now

New Delhi: Pollution levels in Delhi on Wednesday hit a 10-day high, dragging air quality down, with authorities forecasting that the situation will persist for at least a day. The concentration of suspended particulates PM 2.5 and PM 10 were record more....

Beach clean-up: Plastic processing plant likely to come up in Versova
The Indian Express

While the government has decided to ban plastic carry bags and water bottles in government offices and star hotels across the state from March next year, the All India Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) is planning to set up a plastic process more....

Felling of trees in Dwarka: NGT notice to Delhi, Centre
Millennium Post

NEW DELHI: Alleged felling of over 1,000 trees for a proposed International Exhibition-Cum-Convention Center (IECC) in Dwarka has come under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal which sought a response from the Centre and Delhi government. more....

Court tells Delhi govt to set ‘measurable targets’ to mitigate air pollution in Delhi
Live Mint

New Delhi: Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to formulate “measurable targets” to mitigate air pollution in the state in a time-bound manner. Consequences should be borne by officials if they fail to implement and enforce s more....

Environment friendly alternative for burning crop-residue
Web India 123

An Italy-based multinational company has come out with technical solutions to provide environment friendly alternative to burning crop-residue and stubble.Addressing a news conference here on Wednesday, Gabriele Lucano, Country Head and Managing Dire more....

Why use environment funds to buy electric buses, HC asks Delhi govt
Business Standard

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the city government's proposal to use Rs 400 crore out of the Rs 700 crore Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) fund to purchase 500 electric buses. "Why do you (Delhi government) want to use the just more....

Delhi Pollution: Why Divert Environment Funds For Bus Purchase, High Court Asks AAP Govt

The Delhi High Court has expressed its displeasure over the AAP government's proposal to buy 500 electric buses utilising Rs 400 crore from environment compensation charge (ECC) fund. The court said the environment cess fund of Rs 700 crore was cr more....

Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities
New Kerala

The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board said the ban will be implemented every year during the period to curb pollution in the state. "The decision has been taken by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board to control pollution and more....

Lesson in curbing air pollution: Experts say Delhi could learn from China, Mexico
Deccan Chronicle

Kuala Lampur: Delhi must adopt anti-pollution steps taken by other megacities like Beijing and Mexico City if the national capital is to get serious about tackling its annual smog crisis, experts say. A toxic cloud covered Delhi and surrounding ar more....

Chhattisgarh bans six major cities from bursting crackers in Dec, Jan
Business Standard

Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) on Wednesday banned crackers in six major cities, including capital Raipur, for two months during winter as a part of its initiative to control air pollution. "Bursting of crackers will be banned more....

Man ironically rescues buck during his hunting trip
Deccan Chronicle

A hunter who had been pursuing deer in the Maine woods just a day earlier has used his boat to save a drowning buck from a freezing lake. The Bangor Daily News reports Justin Wyman saw the struggling buck in Flagstaff Lake in Eustis on Sunday. The s more....

Yamuna burning ghat gets a Green Waste Reprocessor
The Hindustan Times

A Green Waste Reprocessor (GWR) was inaugurated at Nigambodh Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River, one of the oldest burning ghats in Delhi by environment minister, Harsh Vardhan, on Tuesday. ‘GWR is a promising machine which will reprocess flowers more....

Trophy hunting may cause species extinction: study
India Today

London, Nov 29 (PTI) Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with changing environmental conditions, according to a study. Male animals with large more....

Green returns: How to save environment and make money at the same time
The Financial Express

While many investors may be wondering how to preserve the environment, and reap great returns at the same time, a latest research report says that there is potential for impact investors to make healthy returns. Impact investors invest into companies more....

Govt to standardise parameters used for measuring air quality
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre will soon initiate the process for standardisation of equipment, data and all other parameters required to measure purity of air, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday. The minister was speaking at an event her more....

Yesterdays News (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 )
Brazil receives $4.8 mn for protecting ozone layer
100 students visit Sukhna, learn about migratory birds
Ozone-depleting substances
Chhattisgarh bans crackers in six major cities for two months during winter
Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities
Indians willing to pay $220b to avoid pollution mortality
Delhi: Environment secretary's statement on pollution sparks debates on multiplicity of authorities
Delhi: Environment secretary's statement on pollution sparks debates on multiplicity of authorities
India loses billions to air pollution: UN
Delhi can learn from megacities like Beijing, Mexico City to clear toxic smog

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