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Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity Threats
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Beekeeping training concludes at Nalbari 13.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Beekeeping training concludes at Nalbari
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“Need to Address Root Cause Behind Man-Animal Conflict”: Suresh Prabhu 12.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Strongly emphasizing the need to address the root cause behind the man-animal conflict, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Mr. Suresh Prabhu pointed out that the man-animal conflict is an existential crisis not for the animals, but for human beings.
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Experts seek to protect rare colony of seahorses in northern Greece 7.8.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
Diver Vasilis Mentogiannis is campaigning to protect a unique site in a remote gulf in north-eastern Greece where seahorses - a protected species ravaged by pollution and overfishing - are ...
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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Native Tree Species 3.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr.  Mahesh Sharma has said that all the field officials of the Forest Department including Indian Forest Service Officers, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Forest Range Officers, Deputy Range Officers and Forest Guards are trained in forestry and tree Plantation.
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Belgium's horseback shrimpers threatened by dwindling catch 2.8.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
Belgium's traditional horseback shrimp fishermen say they are struggling to keep a centuries-old tradition alive because warming temperatures have lured other creatures closer to shore.
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Allocation of Funds for CGM 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Till date, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 221 projects with cost of approx Rs.22,238 crore for  sewage infrastructure, in-situ drain, bioremediation, modular Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), rural sanitation (construction of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL) across gram panchayat along Ganga river), industrial pollution abatement, river front development, ghats and crematoria development, ghats cleaning, river surface cleaning, biodiversity conservation, afforestation, institutional development (non-infrastructure), project implementation support / research and study projects, and composite ecological task force.
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CETF Battalion of Territorial Army for Environment Protection 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Sanction has been accorded for raising a new Composite Ecological Task Force (CETF) of Territorial Army to patrol sensitive river areas for protection of bio-diversity and other tasks.   The task of pollution abatement and Ganga rejuvenation has to be taken to a level so that it becomes a people’s movement.
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Here is how pollution can change wildlife behaviour 30.7.2018 DNA: India
With an increasing number of factors affecting the animal behaviour, the field of behavioural toxicology is gaining traction within the environmental sciences. A team of scientists from the University of Portsmouth has developed new scientific tests to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behaviour. An organism's behaviour is fundamentally important to their survival through feeding, finding mates and escaping predators. Any chemical which could interfere with these responses has the potential to impact the food chain. Using small shrimp-like crustaceans called amphipods, which are commonly used to monitor environmental toxicology, the researchers have been designing experiments to best answer the questions. In previously determining that these animals prefer to swim away from the light (negative phototaxis) and preferably be touching the sides of the tanks (positive thigmotaxis), they first set about asking whether these preferences could be altered by the size and shape of their ...
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Vardhan dubs NE as a treasure trove of unique bio resources 28.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILONG, July 28: Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Forests, Environment and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan has dubbed the North East region of India as a genetic treasure house of plants, animals and microbial resources while pointing out that it is amongst the top mega-biodiversity hotspots of the world.
Inaugurating the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Meghalaya at Upper Shillong on Saturday, Dr. Vardhan informed that the IBSD was set up to identify the rich biodiversity and unique bioresources of the state that can boost the bio-economy and generate jobs for the unemployed youth through bio - entrepreneurship.

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First Map Of Ocean Wilderness Shows 'Nowhere Is Safe' From Human Impact 27.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The first comprehensive mapping of ocean wilderness revealed that no part of the ocean is untouched by humans, and only 13 percent could be classified as "wilderness."
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Tamil Nadu Unveils Draft Forest Policy Under State's Vision 2023 Plan 25.7.2018 NDTV News - South
The Tamil Nadu government has rolled out the draft state Forest Policy aimed at preserving forests and wildlife, conservation of ecosystems, and climate change mitigation among others in the state.
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Aquatic life threatened due to poisoning of Kakodonga 25.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Aquatic life threatened due to poisoning of Kakodonga
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Climate Change Leading To Reduced Crop Yield, Study Shows 23.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
A scientific study commissioned by the government to assess the impact of climate change has projected reduction in crop yields for irrigated maize, wheat and rain-fed rice, the Rajya Sabha was...
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Bengaluru gets Karnataka’s first climate change lab 23.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) has been designated as the state nodal agency for Climate Change in Karnataka to provide technical support in conducting research, training and capacity building in climate change programs. »
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Environment Ministry Reintroduces Award For Hindi Authors 22.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The environment ministry has decided to re-introduce a scheme for awarding Indian authors for their original work in Hindi on subjects related to environment including pollution and climate change.
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Nagaland home to 2,431 plant species, says Minister 22.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland home to 2,431 plant species, says Minister
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Census on Peacocks 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Peacocks are commonly found birds, both inside forest areas as well as in agricultural or human habitations. Management and protection of wildlife, including birds is the responsibility of the concerned Stare/Union Territory Governments.
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Green Skill Development Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Under the ongoing Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, a new initiative the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was launched in June 2017 to skill youth in environment, forest and wildlife sectors and enabling them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
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Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: Study 20.7.2018 DNA: Money
Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday. Worldwide, coral reefs in shallow waters are among ecosystems most threatened by climate change. The Great Barrier Reef off Australia suffered severe bleaching, a whitening driven by warm waters that can kill corals, in 2016 and 2017. A U.S.-led team of divers who studied little-known reefs in the West Atlantic and Pacific Oceans between 30 and 150 metres (100-500 ft) deep where sunlight fades, found most species of corals and fish were unlike those closer to the surface. "We were surprised to find little overlap," lead author Luiz Rocha of the California Academy of Sciences told Reuters of the findings published in the journal science. Less than five percent of fish and corals were found in both shallow and deep waters against the scientists' previous estimate of 60-75 ...
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