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81 whales washed ashore in Thoothukudi
J. PRAVEEN PAUL JOSEPHB, ARAVIND KUMAR
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A similar incident had taken place in 1973 when 147 of them were stranded. In an unusual phenomenon, 45 dead, short-finned pilot whales were washed ashore between Kallamozhi and Manapad in Thoothukud ...More


Supreme Court stays Central government's notification on Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu
DNA India , Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Centre's notification on Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The Animal Welfare Board had moved the apex court against Centre's move to lift ban on the controversial bul ...More


A reprieve for fungus-battered amphibians
Rachel Nuwe
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Although chytrid fungus has become extremely virulent in the wild, an entire species of toads has been saved from it. Rachel Nuwer finds out After a six-year effort, researchers on the Spanish isla ...More


Survey reveals butterfly diversity of Wayanad
T. NANDAKUMAR
The Hindu , Tuesday, January 12, 2016

KSBB to use species as environmental indicator A three-day butterfly survey organised by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and the Forest and Wildlife Department in North Wayanad has reveale ...More


Finance Ministry’s proposal: ‘Bring all 42 NRCP rivers under water resources ministry’
Shyamlal Yadav
The Indian Express , Tuesday, January 12, 2016

All 42 rivers covered under the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) should come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWRRDGR) to ev ...More


Centre to help protect endangered deer in Manipur: Javadekar
IANS
The Times of India , Monday, January 11, 2016

IMPHAL: Union Minister Prakash Javedkar has said the Centre will extend all help to protect the brow antlered deer whose numbers in the entire world is just 204, according to a 2013 census. Wildlif ...More


Black carbon level in air down 50% since Dec 31, study shows
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, January 09, 2016

Gurgaon: A week into the odd-even experiment, the levels of black carbon in the air have decreased by almost 50% according to a study by Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association and students ...More


Global warming leads to torrential rains: Rajendra Singh
THE HANS INDIA , Saturday, January 09, 2016

Vijayawada: Global warming leads to torrential rains and which results in floods and the water going waste, said Waterman of India Rajendra Singh and adding that rains in Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad ...More


Jallikattu ban removal: Tamil Nadu erupts in joy, animal welfare groups enraged
Mid – Day , Saturday, January 09, 2016

Chennai: Even as Tamil Nadu erupted in joy as the central government on Friday announced its decision to allow the traditional 'Jallikattu' or bull taming sport during the state's Pongal festival, the ...More


Alliances crucial in climate talks: Javadekar
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, January 09, 2016

Pune: Union minister of state for environment, forests and climate change Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that securing alliances with the largest countries and small island nations helped India se ...More


Animal kingdoms
G.C. Shekhar, Radhika Ramaseshan and G.S. Mudur
The Telegraph , Saturday, January 09, 2016

Jan. 8: Spare no effort to protect the cow but not the bull. The biggest gender disparity in the country in recent memory was put in place by the Narendra Modi government today when it facilitated th ...More


Peta critical of centre for allowing bull races
Ch Sushil Rao
The Economic Times , Saturday, January 09, 2016

HYDERABAD: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) India chief executive officer PoorvaJoshipura has criticized the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change decision to permit ev ...More


Tribal ministry relents over Forest Rights Act
Nitin Sethi
Business Standard , Friday, January 08, 2016

Setting a precedent for the entire country, the Union tribal affairs ministry has revised its views to re-interpret theForest Rights Act (FRA) and allow the Maharashtra forest department to get contro ...More


How climate inaction can turn a health hazard
K SRINATH REDDY
The Hindu , Friday, January 08, 2016

If extreme weather events impact directly, rise in vector-borne diseases and mental health issues are the indirect consequences Before the Paris accord on climate protection, health was not a noted c ...More


Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu, TN politicians welcome move
ArunJanardhanan
The Indian Express , Friday, January 08, 2016

The Centre has issued a notification to allow the banned bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu this year by altering a Ministry of Environment notification in 2011. In effect, the latest notifica ...More


Climate change and other wishes
Indira Rajaraman
Live Mint , Friday, January 08, 2016

Going into 2016, there are four policy wishes uppermost on my mind. My first wish is that the platform for discussion of climate change issues be shifted from country-level meetings of the kind just ...More


HC asks MPCB to file affidavit on noise pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, January 08, 2016

Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday directed Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to file an affidavit on ongoing construction activities in city and status of noise poll ...More


Kiran Bedi slams returns of 'abhorrent' Jallikattu
ANI
Business Standard , Friday, January 08, 2016

Former IPS officer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi on Friday slammed the Centre's decision to permit the controversial sport of 'Jallikattu' in Tamil Nadusaying that the 'abhorrent' ...More


Peta critical of centre for allowing bull races
Ch Sushil Rao
The Economic Times , Friday, January 08, 2016

HYDERABAD: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) India chief executive officer Poorva Joshipura has criticized the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change decision to permit e ...More


GOVT DECLARES WAR ON POLLUTION, TO LEAPFROG TO BS-VI FROM APRIL 2020
The Pioneer , Thursday, January 07, 2016

In yet another move to curb vehicular pollution, the Centre on Wednesday decided to straightaway implement stricter emission norms of Bharat Stage (BS) VI from April 1, 2020, by skipping BS-V. At pres ...More


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