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User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity Threats
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India accelerates its age of ecological annihilation 3.12.2020 Scroll.in
By destroying its last wild areas, India is endangering the future of its people, forests and water sources to deliver questionable, short-term gains to a few.
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Increased human actions on the Indian side of the Pangong lake are making its water cloudy 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Experts decode change in the lake's ecosystem by studying the composition of bacterial communities in water and sediments near its shore.
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Discarded Fishing Nets Threaten Ganga Wildlife: Study 30.11.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Plastic pollution from discarded fishing gear in the Ganges River poses a threat to wildlife such as the critically endangered three-striped roofed turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin,...
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Meet Kavitha Kuruganti, the farmers' champion 27.11.2020 Rediff: News
Kavitha Kuruganti has been fighting for decades to ensure farmers are respected and get their due from the Indian nation. In order to ensure they don't struggle for a living, she works to ensure sustainable farm livelihoods and farmers' rights.
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Prakash Javadekar Signs Pact With Finland On Environment Protection 26.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
India will achieve its target of reducing 35 per cent emissions intensity of its GDP well before the year 2030, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.
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New biodiversity park in Hailakandi 23.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
New biodiversity park in Hailakandi
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Climate Change Devastated Dinosaurs Not Once, But Twice 20.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Most people know that land-dwelling dinosaurs were wiped out some 66 million years ago when an asteroid roughly twice the diameter of Paris crashed into Earth.
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Indian-Origin Student Leads Oxford University Meat-Free Campus Drive 19.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
An Indian-origin student is among a group from the University of Oxford Student Union that is leading a drive towards a meat-free campus as part of wider initiatives to cut the university's greenhouse...
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Counterpoint: Government has not misled Parliament on wildlife decline 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change responds to an article on the status of India’s bird population.
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By planting trees the Miyawaki way, Mumbai won’t undo the damage of deforestation 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
The municipal corporation wants to plant 400,000 trees in 65 plots across Mumbai by spending Rs 32 crore.
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While India’s wildlife is declining, its environment ministry remains in denial 11.11.2020 Scroll.in
India is among nations most threatened by biodiversity loss, yet the Centre obscures data and allows exploitation of environmentally sensitive areas.
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As India’s largest coalfield expands, it is putting Odisha’s forest cover and wildlife under threat 10.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In the recent auctions of coal blocks, around 30,000 acres of land in the state was put up for mining.
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‘OIL got clearance from Centre without biodiversity impact assessment study’ 7.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
‘OIL got clearance from Centre without biodiversity impact assessment study’
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NGT-appointed panel for legal action against OIL 5.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
NGT-appointed panel for legal action against OIL
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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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Used plastic masks and gloves are making their way into water bodies across India 2.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Inadequate biomedical waste treatment plants and an ineffective waste disposal system in the country is posing a serious threat to marine species.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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The slow disappearance of a lake in Bihar has pitted two castes against each other 27.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The fishing community, or Sahnis, wants to safeguard the shrinking lake, while the landlords, or Bhumihars, want to use the land it covers for agriculture.
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Climate change is bringing snow leopards and common leopards into conflict 26.10.2020 Scroll.in
The elusive snow leopard has been driven to lower altitudes, where it is meeting the common leopard.
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If we care about animal rights, we must reimagine language to create a world that is truly just 24.10.2020 Scroll.in
Everywhere, names are being changed, narratives reframed, marginalised groups are being empowered using language. This must happen for animal rights too.
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