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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

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  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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Construction Industry Needs to Do its Bit to Cut Pollution

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Environment, Feature  /  Comments Off on Construction Industry Needs to Do its Bit to Cut Pollution

By Nitin Bansal It is estimated that nearly 70 per cent of the buildings that will exist in Indian cities by 2030 are yet to be built. Which means that India is unlikely to lose its infamous badge of “country with the deadliest polluted air” any time soon — unless it takes some quick counter-measures. […]

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‘Plight of Dogs in India Never So Bad As it is Now’

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Environment, Feature  /  Comments Off on ‘Plight of Dogs in India Never So Bad As it is Now’

By Saket Suman He is a well known naturalist and conservationist, has served two terms as a trustee of WWF India and has been an honorary wildlife warden in Chennai. And as a lifelong dog lover, he says that the plight of dogs in India has never been as bad as it is today. “The […]

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Smoking Ban in Public Places May Help Improve Health

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Smoking Ban in Public Places May Help Improve Health

Researchers have found evidence that a ban on smoking in public places could be an effective measure to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke which has long been associated with negative health effects. “The study findings highlight the impact of smoke-free policies, which contradict the hypothesis driven by the tobacco industry that smoke-free legislation merely displace […]

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