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Govt tapping scientific means to boost agriculture: Parimal 19.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Govt tapping scientific means to boost agriculture: Parimal
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Kerala Floods: Ecologists say 'development' led to disaster 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Even as Kerala is facing its worst ever monsoon floods, environmentalists call it as a man-made disaster citing the government's failure on the environmental policy front. They attributed the devastating floods and landslides to the extensive quarrying, mining, mushrooming of high-rises on the hillside as part of tourism and illegal encroachment of forestland by private parties. All the 14 districts in the state have been placed under red alert, after 35 out of the 39 dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir and Idamalayar had to be opened at the same time for the first time. The water level crossed dangerous levels which led to flooding in the downstream areas. People were stranded after several areas in the hilly districts were cut off due to landslides. The data from the Indian Meteorological Department shows that Kerala received 2,087.67 mm of rain from June 1 to August 15—a departure of nearly 30 per cent from the 3,368 mm rain in 1924. Environmentalists cited the extensive ...
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Delhi’s Qutb Minar has competition … from tower of garbage! 18.8.2018 Citizen Matters
46 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the capital is left unprocessed. Landfill sites are filled beyond capacity, with the height of Ghazipur dump now just eight metres less than that of the national monument. A parliamentary panel has taken strong exception to the inaction of the environment ministry and the Delhi government.
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Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns 17.8.2018 Sify Finance
/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
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PM’s Independence Day Speech 2018- Highlights in English 15.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech: Today, the country is full of self-confidence.
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What caused the rain havoc in Kerala 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
'A lot of unauthorised encroachments have taken place in our forest area.'
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“Release of compensatory afforestation fund to states will help in meeting Nation’s INDCs”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Underlining that the CAF Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha in the year 2008, but the same could not be passed in Rajya Sabha , Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Now, after coming to power in 2014, our Government again took up the initiative and introduced CAF Bill in 2015 and after a lot of debate in Parliament, the Bill was passed in 2016 and the CAF Act was published on August 3, 2016”.
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Maharashtra: Tiger suspectedly poached in Jalgaon, rope found around n... 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Maharashtra: Tiger suspectedly poached in Jalgaon, rope found around n...
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Everglades National Park: Into the wild 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Everglades National Park: Into the wild
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Elephant saved from drowning in Kerala 13.8.2018 Sify Finance
, Aug 13 (IANS) An elephant had a narrow escape when it was saved from being swept away by temporarily lowering the sluice gates of the Peringalkuthu Dam in flood-ravaged Kerala.
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Vision needed for proposed Greater Guwahati Metropolitan Region 12.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Vision needed for proposed Greater Guwahati Metropolitan Region
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Villagers resolve to replace headman for violation of customary law 12.8.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Villagers resolve to replace headman for violation of customary law
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Relief for people in Kerala as rain subsides, waters in Idukki recede; CM announces compensation 11.8.2018 Zee News : States
The flood situation is believed to be slowly improving in Kerala.
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“World Biofuel Day 2018’’ event organized 10.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“World Biofuel Day 2018” event was organized in New Delhi today, with the Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi addressing a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.
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California Wildfire: Firefighters gain on deadly blaze due to milder temperatures 8.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Firefighting crews in California took advantage of mild temperatures early on Wednesday to make progress in their battle to contain California's largest ever wildfire which has swelled to almost the size of Los Angeles. Some 4,000 firefighters fought to prevent the Mendocino Complex from reaching communities like Nice, Lucerne and Clearlake Oaks at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The Mendocino Complex is one of 17 major fires burning in California which, fanned by hot, windy conditions, have killed seven people, destroyed over 1,500 structures and displaced tens of thousands of people in the past month. "Tonight fire crews will continue to take advantage of the lower temperatures to increase containment lines," the agency said in an advisory as the temperatures in the area remained near 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 °C). Milder temperatures than expected on Tuesday aFirefighting crews in California took advantage of ...
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From Delhi air to Bengaluru lakes, will environment finally be an election issue in 2019? 7.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Environment has been a part of manifestos of the major national parties over the last few years. But will the growing pressure from young voters and the urban middle class finally force them to go beyond lip service to issues like pollution, tree cutting and waste?
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Vigilance trouble during monsoon a cause of concern for forest officials in Rajasthan 7.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The ongoing monsoon season is a cause of concern for the forest officials in the state. With the increase in the vegetative cover and inaccessibility in parts of forests playing a major role in hampering the routine vigilance, the time is historically exploited by poachers to kill animals.  With ST5 going missing and ST11 trapped in a snare by poachers- both at Sariska - the officials are worried that poachers might have become active as monsoons hinder routine checking. Moreover, since tiger parts were recovered from a dealer by Jaipur police, the department is worried over the issue. When tigers at Sariska were wiped out by poachers in Sariska by 2005, the resultant fact-finding activities brought to light that the poachers had actively laid snares and shot animals with increased frequency during monsoons. “The advantage that poachers have during these months is that first the vegetation increases and visibility becomes low. In such situation, the poacher can lay a snare or trap while themselves ...
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Odisha: 6-foot long crocodile rescued from village pond 6.8.2018 DNA: Money
A 6-foot long crocodile was rescued from a pond in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday, Forest officials said. The crocodile was caught by people of MV-78 village with the help of a net, Kalimela forest Range Officer Ramachandra Madkami said. The crocodile had been spotted in the village pond a few months ago, triggering panic among local residents who managed to catch it today. After rescuing the crocodile, the villagers informed the forest officials and handed over the reptile to them. The crocodile was later released into the Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda area around 100 km away, Madkami said. The reptile was suspected to have sneaked in from the nearby Sitaguda dam, forest officials said while the villagers said the reptile was suspected to have been swept into the pond with flood waters two years ago. A 12-foot long crocodile, weighing around 500 kg had been found inside a house at Munsa village in Malkangiri block in November last year.  Article ...
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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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Mizoram home to ‘lost civilisation’ 2.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram home to ‘lost civilisation’
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