User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
Last updated: May 24 2017 23:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Traditional mango varieties get a lifeline 24.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Farmer groups to be formed as part of conservation initiative
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Size of whale has evolved in the recent past! 24.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Size of whale has evolved in the recent past!
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'Farmers will have to turn entrepreneurs to solve their problems' 24.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Farmers should increasingly become entrepreneurs to find homegrown solutions to their problems rather than relying on the government, Helianti Hilman, a progressive natural farming expert from Indonesia, has urged.
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Scientists reveal how planet's biggest animal 'whale' became big 24.5.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
According to new research from scientists, it was only recently in whale's evolutionary past that they became so enormous.
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Frame national policy to protect indigenous cow breeds: NGT 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Centre for the delay in holding a meeting with all states and union territories to frame a national policy to prevent the "rapid decline" in population of indigenous breeds of cattle across the country. "We had asked you (Centre) to hold a meeting with all the parties. Why didnt you do it? This is the problem with you people. First, you dont follow our orders and when we say anything, then you cry that we pass harsh directions," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said. The observations came after the counsel appearing for the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) sought written orders from the bench to hold the meeting on the issue. The green panel directed the Environment Ministry and the Department of Animal Husbandry, which falls under Agriculture Ministry, to hold a meeting with all states and UTs and come out with a common policy on the issue. "We direct the counsel for the MoEF and the Ministry of Agriculture to seek clear ...
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Activists stage protest over plan to fell coconut trees on NH 17 23.5.2017 TOI: Goa
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220 deer, 8 blackbucks died on campus in 2 years: IIT(M) 23.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
After obtaining info through RTI application, activist moves NGT
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In troubled waters 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
For centuries, people in India have known the stories of the 12 incarnations of Lord Vishnu including the Kurma (turtle) avatar. It is believed that this avatar helped the devas and the asuras churn out the amrut or life giving nectar from the ocean. In the scientific world, while there is little place for such mythological fiction, it is not wrong to assume that the turtles of our natural world are an important agent of life that are helping pass on crucial nutrients from the oceans to the lands. Because of their unusual life cycles, turtles spend their life in the seas but come on the shores for nesting and breeding thus enriching the energy-poor habitats on land such as the sandy beaches with marine nutrients. This simple ecological service by the turtles has been crucial in shaping the coastline of the country including that of Karnataka. And yet, the winds of change bring with themselves destruction, fragmentation and threats of poaching to the turtles, making it more and more difficult for them to ...
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After 84 years, cobra lily blooms again 22.5.2017 Hindu: National
‘Critically endangered’ endemic plant species recently rediscovered in the Nilgiris
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Environment Minister’s message on the occasion of the International Day for Biodiversity 22.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
International Day for Biodiversity celebrated every year on May 22 and International Day for Biodiversity 2017 is being celebrated in Goa today.
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It's high time we take politics out of 'climate change' debates: Here's why 22.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In climate-controlled place, weather is a reminder of one's privilege, luck or hardship
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Shirui Lily Festival concludes in Manipur 22.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Shirui Lily Festival concludes in Manipur
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World's rarest marine species may go extinct in a year: Study 22.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Unsustainable fishing practices and illegal wildlife trade driven by demand for the swim bladder of a critically endangered fish also endemic to the region, the totoaba, has caused the vaquita population to plummet in recent years.
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Three-day flower show concludes 22.5.2017 Hindu: Home
‘India has taken tremendous steps in protecting biodiversity’
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This village shows there's money in saving forests 22.5.2017 Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News
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World's most endangered marine mammal may go extinct in 365 days 21.5.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Known as the 'panda of the sea' because of its distinctive markings, the vaquita is endemic to the Upper Gulf of California.
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'China's allure for donkeys could lead to species extinction' 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Even as Pakistan joins some African countries like Kenya and Nigeria to breed and export donkeys to China, said to be one of the worlds biggest consumers of donkeys, there are concerns the move might deplete the donkey population in the countries to such an extent that the whole species might be wiped, a media report said.
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Maybe we can, but should we? Deciding whether to bring back extinct species 19.5.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
New Zealand, New South Wales are home to more than 1,100 threatened species of conservation concern
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Study: Catastrophic volcanic eruptions may have triggered the first massive extinction on Earth 18.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
80 per cent of the species disappeared after the first massive extinction on Earth.
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1,730 new plant species discovered, says report 18.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
However, scientists say, some of the newly-discovered plants are already at risk of extinction
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