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World’s oldest asteroid strike in western Australia might have triggered a global thaw 22.1.2020 Downtoearth
Models show that if the Yarrabubba asteroid hit an ice sheet 5 km thick, more than 200 billion tonne water vapour would be ejected 
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Put health on top of climate agenda 22.1.2020 Opinion | The Asian Age
Increased frequency of extreme weather events also contributes to the disease burden.
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Pandakudia slum shows 'smart city' Bhubaneswar has a long way to go 21.1.2020 Downtoearth
Informal settlements in Odisha capital lack toilets, running water & power; situation worsens during rains and natural disasters; women the worst off
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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 21, 2020) 21.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
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Antibiotic resistance: AMR among poultry, cattle a worry for Kenya 21.1.2020 Downtoearth
Health ministry draws up ways to prevent antibiotics residue from ending up in plate
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Pandukudia slum shows 'smart city' Bhubaneswar has a long way to go 21.1.2020 Downtoearth
Informal settlements in Odisha capital lack toilets, running water & power; situation worsens during rains and natural disasters; women the worst off
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Watershed development projects reviewed 21.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Watershed development projects reviewed
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River Talpona not in list of polluted rivers anymore 21.1.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The River Rejuvenation Committee (RRC-Goa) headed by Chief Secretary Parimal Rai has decided to delist River Talpona flowing in Canacona from its 11 polluted river stretches after over a year of study and serious pollution abatement intervention. Delisting is done when “all pollution abatement goals have been achieved” and “no further intervention …
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Mhadei water diversion will directly affect 3,600 farmers 21.1.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Soiru Velip | NT Uste-Sattari The Mhadei river valley is one of the few surviving pockets that have rich biodiversity leading to prosperity in the villages situated along the river banks in Sattari taluka in North Goa. However, all this is at stake due to the constant attempts being made by the Karnataka government to …
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Study shows how Arctic sea ice loss accelerates permafrost thaw 20.1.2020 Downtoearth
Research finds that Arctic permafrost thawed in the past as well when there was no sea ice, leading to global temperature rise
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Maharashtra’s bordering beaches eat into Goa tourism pie 20.1.2020 The Navhind Times
To add to the problem of the decreasing tourist footfalls, beaches in the Goa- Maharashtra border are giving stiff competition to tourism in the state, finds out Bhiva P Parab The once lesser known and little-isolated bordering beaches in Maharashtra like the Shiroda beach which is more popularly known as the Paradise beach, Redi beach, …
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Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (January 11-17, 2020) 19.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week     
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Illegal dumping of coal pollutes water body in SWKH 19.1.2020 The Shillong Times
TURA: The All Khasi Hills A’chik Federation (AKHAF) has alleged illegal dumping of coal on a riverside in Cherragao village in South West Khasi Hills resulting in pollution to the water body which is the only one flowing through the area. According to the federation, due to the dumping of the mineral by the water […]
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Contract labour system in PWD will be abolished: CM 19.1.2020 The Navhind Times
Ponda: In a major relief to the contractual workers at the public works department (PWD), Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Friday,  announced that contract worker system will be scrapped and all contractual workers will be absorbed in the PWD’s labour society. Sawant made this announcement while speaking as the guest on the occasion of the …
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Protect your hair from city pollution 19.1.2020 The Shillong Times
Dry ends? Dullness? Itchy scalp? Increased exposure to air pollution could be a key reason to these common hair problems. It is pretty impossible to avoid pollution in urban Indian cities. Even in Shillong, the level of pollution has gone up in the last one decade. Air in our cities is heavily loaded with dust, […]
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An eye for a purpose, on land & under sea 19.1.2020 The Shillong Times
By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Nature has a reason for everything. A creature’s environment plays the main part in deciding how its eyes develop and function. For instance, starfish have five eyes at the end of each arm, but they can only see shade and light and huge masses of land. They don’t need to see […]
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South Goa could face water scarcity 18.1.2020 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji South Goa district could face water scarcity if two severely damaged clariflocculator tanks at the Xelpem water treatment plant in Saguem taluka are not reconstructed immediately. The public works department has expressed its inability to reconstruct the two damaged clariflocculator tanks at the Xelpem plant, as there has been no fund with …
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Irrigation does more than deplete groundwater, it changes climate too 17.1.2020 Downtoearth
More measured irrigation can help conserve water, suggests author of new study
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Woes of river island people discussed 17.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Woes of river island people discussed
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Aussie firefighters save ‘dinosaur trees’ 17.1.2020 World News – The Navhind Times
IANS Sydney Australian firefighters battling the raging bushfres across the country, have successfully managed to save an extremely rare grove of ancient trees from destruction, with specialist teams going to extreme measures as the blazes closed in, authorities said. The Wollemi Pines in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales (NSW) state are the only …
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