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‘Conflict with wildlife because of human intrusion’

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on ‘Conflict with wildlife because of human intrusion’

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS): Humans running into tigers and leopards, that left at least 156 people dead and injured in Dudhwa-Pilibhit area of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2013 were due to people venturing into the forests and not the other way round, says a report. Dudhwa-Pilibhit area, which is spread over 5,000 sq […]

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Crop Burning To Up Air Pollution in Delhi to Hazardous Levels — US Study

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Crop Burning To Up Air Pollution in Delhi to Hazardous Levels — US Study

The air pollution in Delhi may reach 20 times higher than the safe limits owing to agricultural fires during peak burning season, a team of researchers have warned. In October and November which is a peak burning season in Punjab, about half of all pollution in Delhi can be attributed to agricultural fires on some […]

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Harsh Vardhan stresses on small deeds towards clean and green environment

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Harsh Vardhan stresses on small deeds towards clean and green environment

New Delhi, Feb. 28 (India Science Wire): Small actions by everyone in their day to day lives can help meet the challenge posed by climate change, Minister for Science & Technology and Environment Dr Harsh Vardhan has said. “If by collective action we can eradicate polio, there is nothing that stops India to face the […]

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India Among 5 Worst Nations in Curbing Environmental Pollution

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  Environment, Feature  /  Comments Off on India Among 5 Worst Nations in Curbing Environmental Pollution

A new green index has ranked India the fourth worst country worldwide in curbing environmental pollution. According to the latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meet in Davos, India is at 177th spot — down from 141st position two years ago — in […]

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Roope Latvala: Children Of Bodom stabbed me in the back

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Roope Latvala: Children Of Bodom stabbed me in the back

Former Children Of Bodom guitarist Roope Latvala says his old bandmates stabbed him in the back. He was brought into the Finnish outfit in the middle of the group’s world tour in 2003 following the departure of Alexander Kuoppala and made his studio debut on Children Of Bodom’s 2005 album Are You Dead Yet? Latvala […]

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World Environment Day: One Crore Saplings Planted in Kerala

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on World Environment Day: One Crore Saplings Planted in Kerala

World Environment Day on Monday was a busy day for many in Kerala as a record one crore saplings were planted across the state, according to the state’s Forest Minister K. Raju. Speaking to IANS, Raju said this programme was carried out with the cooperation of Agriculture and Education ministries, several state departments, and private […]

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On World Environment Day, Activists Want Rivers Declared as ‘National Asset’

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on On World Environment Day, Activists Want Rivers Declared as ‘National Asset’

Earlier this year, a court declared that Ganga and Yamuna rivers should be treated as “living entities”. But is that enough to spread awareness about saving the rivers in the country? Eco-warriors don’t think so. On World Environment Day, activists in Agra have demanded that rivers of India be declared a “national asset”. They also […]

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Water is Generating Heat in Queen of Hills!

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Environment, OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Water is Generating Heat in Queen of Hills!

By Vishal Gulati Shimla: Water is generating heat in the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers, even before the onset of summer. Woes, instead of water, are flowing out of this city’s taps as scarcity is leaving the residents high and dry, literally. Locals say Shimla, which is […]

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Conserving the World’s Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Conserving the World’s Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now

  In our recent perspective article, we noted that most (approximately 60 percent) terrestrial large carnivore and large herbivore species are now threatened with extinction, and we offered a 13-point declaration designed to promote and guide actions to save these iconic mammalian megafauna (Ripple et al. 2016). Some may worry that a focus on saving […]

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Taiwan Hopes to Share Expertise in Smart Cities, Clean Energy With India

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Environment, Feature  /  Comments Off on Taiwan Hopes to Share Expertise in Smart Cities, Clean Energy With India

By Aroonim Bhuyan  Under its new foreign policy adopted last year, Taiwan hopes to share its expertise with India in areas like smart cities and clean energy, a senior official has said. “We have our Asian Silicon Valley development project which is the Internet of Things,” Connie Hui-Chan Chang, Director General of Taiwan’s Department of […]

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