User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Feb 22 2019 18:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Why do we see fewer migratory birds in Pallikaranai? 22.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Unabated dumping of garbage in the waters of Pallikaranai and rampant encroachment by the Chennai Corporation as well as the people have dealt a big blow to the biodiversity of the area.
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This Rodent Is First Mammal Made Extinct By Climate Change: Researchers 21.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Years ago, the small, ratlike rodents could be seen scurrying across the sand and coral rubble on the Australian island of Bramble Cay. Fishermen would sometimes see them while visiting the island,...
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In Mumbai, ‘bird races’ are highlighting city’s avian diversity, whether in wetlands or wastelands 20.2.2019 Scroll.in
Alongside skyscrapers, malls and industries, the city houses a variety of natural habitats, making it conducive for birds and biodiversity to thrive.
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Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon 20.2.2019 Reuters: World News
Peru on Tuesday launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to a region that has suffered rising deforestation from wildcat mining.
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When reading soldiers’ names on India Gate was any Delhi kid’s favourite Sunday pastime 19.2.2019 Citizen Matters
The author's visit to the capital evokes nostalgia over the sights and sounds of the past, and also brings out remnants of past glory and the sites that make it a magical city -- the sound, smog and crowds notwithstanding!
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Tamil Nadu’s palm trees withstood cyclones and climate change – but neglect threatens their survival 16.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The number of palmyrah trees has sharply declined owing to lack of awareness of their many uses. Conservation efforts are finally beginning.
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Climate change’s next casualty may be tiny insects – and the impact will be huge 14.2.2019 Scroll.in
Forty per cent of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, finds a study.
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Cleaning of River Ganga 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Cleaning of river is a continuous process and the Government of India is supplementing the efforts of the State Governments in addressing the challenges of pollution of river Ganga (including its tributaries and Yamuna) by providing financial and technical assistance.
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Unparalleled collaboration needed from all nations to ensure sustainable development: Vice President 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Expressing his concern over the unprecedented scale of environmental degradation and its drastic consequences, the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon all nations to collaborate and cooperate in an equally unparalleled manner to ensure sustainable development.
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India to host 13th Conference of Parties(COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals(CMS) 8.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 15th to 22nd February, 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
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A dedicated project for conservation of Asiatic Lion with a contribution of Rs 97.85 Cr from Centre to be spent over 3 years launched 8.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
A dedicated“Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” with a budgetary contribution of Rs 97.85 Cr from Central Government was launched.  With a view to strengthen the conservation initiatives, theUnion Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change(MoEFCC) approved the project for three financial yearsFY 2018-19, FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21.
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Journey of Sustainable Growth and Change: Workshop on Global Environment Facility, UNDP Small Grants Programme(SGP) inaugurated 7.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
A Workshop on MoEFCC-Global Environment Facility, UNDP Small Grants Programme(SGP) was inaugurated today in New Delhi by Shri C.K. Mishra,  Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change(MoEFCC).
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Voyage Into The Unknown Explores Indian Ocean's Hidden Depths 7.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched on Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what impact plastic is having way below the surface.
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IIT Researchers Use Diesel Soot To Mop Up Oil, Organic Chemicals From Water 6.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have used the soot emitted by diesel engines to mop up oil and other organic pollutants from water.
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How ponds can fight climate change in your garden 5.2.2019 Scroll.in
Ponds are biodiversity hotspots in the landscape, disproportionately rich in species when compared to rivers, streams and lakes.
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Steps Taken by Government for Conservation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants 5.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.
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Wetlands Day: Tapping methane gas from Loktak Lake under study 3.2.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Wetlands Day: Tapping methane gas from Loktak Lake under study
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As animal tagging goes cutting-edge, ethical questions bubble up 29.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
An increasing number of animal tracking devices also measure environmental variables such as sound, temperature and ocean salinity. Does it really help animals?
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A matchmaking service helped a frog in Bolivia find a mate – and could save an endangered species 26.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Romeo, the Sehuencas water frog, will meet his Juliet soon.
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Antarctica's krill shift south as icy waters warm 21.1.2019 Reuters: World News
Krill are shifting south towards Antarctica as the oceans warm, disrupting stocks that are eaten by penguins and whales and caught by industrial trawlers, scientists said on Monday.
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