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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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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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