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User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Hotspots
Last updated: Dec 02 2020 01:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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"Parrikar Never Objected": Goa Chief Minister On Mollem, But Records Say... 1.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A controversy has erupted in Goa over Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's comment to NDTV, in which he said a former Chief Minister - the late Manohar Parrikar - had not objected to a contentious...
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"#SaveMollem, No to Coal": Why Goa Is Up In Arms And On The Streets 1.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Goa is on the boil over three infrastructure projects - the expansion of a railway track and highway, and a new power line - that residents of the state believe will harm its pristine forests and...
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An electric fence on the Nepal border is exacerbating human-elephant conflicts in India 14.11.2020 Scroll.in
The barrier has abruptly cut off tuskers’ transboundary movement.
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Illegal trade is killing off medicinal plants that are found only in Jammu and Kashmir 3.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Himalayas are one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots and are rich in plants found nowhere else on Earth.
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Scientists discover a new Aloe species in Rajasthan’s deserts that locals were using to make pickles 18.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
It is the second Aloe species recorded in the wild in India after Aloe vera.
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How the worship of sacred freshwater swamps is helping preserve biodiversity in the Western Ghats 15.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sacred swamp forests tend to be cleaner, with less disruption to the natural ecosystem and are frequented only on religious festivals or for offerings.
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As forests disappear in India, leopards have learnt to live and prey among human habitats 4.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Researchers are tracking leopard attacks on livestock to map sites of man-animal conflict.
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Impact of climate change Native plants, animals disappear 4.8.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Impact of climate change Native plants, animals disappear
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In one of India’s eight biodiversity hotspots, unchecked development has reduced forest cover by 26% 9.7.2020 Scroll.in
Uttara Kannada is home to more than 4,600 flowering plants, 508 birds and 120 mammals.
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In Central and Western India, rails, roads and power lines are cutting through forest tracts 7.7.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A recent study highlights how linear infrastructure is causing forest fragmentation.
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Bid to promote environmental awareness through fashion 5.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Bid to promote environmental awareness through fashion
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Assam Science Society not happy with draft EIA notification 2.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Assam Science Society not happy with draft EIA notification
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India’s heatwaves will intensify four-fold by 2100, says its first climate assessment report 23.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The report also warns of increased stress on the country’s natural resources.
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New Lizard Species Discovered By Uddhav Thackeray's Son 20.6.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Tejas Thackeray, younger son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and his team have discovered a new lizard species from Sakleshwar in central-western ghats of neighbouring Karnataka.
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CRAM expresses serious concern over oil spill in Assam 12.6.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
CRAM expresses serious concern over oil spill in Assam
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Illegal coal mining in Dehing Patkai areas continues 9.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
Illegal coal mining in Dehing Patkai areas continues
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Protest against coal mining in Saleki 5.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
Protest against coal mining in Saleki
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NSUI urges CM to save Dehing Patkai 22.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
NSUI urges CM to save Dehing Patkai
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Cong opposes coal mining move in Dehing Patkai 21.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
Cong opposes coal mining move in Dehing Patkai
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Air pollution will mean more Covid-19 deaths. The warning is loud and clear for India 7.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The silver lining: the clear blue skies are telling us that it is time to grasp the opportunity to clean the air we breathe.
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