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Rainfall in India: How expanding forest cover can reduce flood damage 22.9.2017 Latest News
Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh have lesser forest cover and recorded most damage from floods
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NGT reserves order on Yettinahole project 21.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by environmentalist K N Somasekhar, challenging the legality of the Karnataka government's Yetttinahole project on utilising 24 tmcft of water from Netravati river to meet the drinking water needs of the parched districts in central Karnataka. The bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim wrapped up the hearing after conclusion of arguments by the state government counsel as well as that of the petitioner. Senior advocate Ashok Devaraj, representing the state government, submitted that the drinking water project, meant for drought-hit Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Tumakuru districts, was not required to be cleared by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He said people in the three districts suffered due to excessive content of fluoride in groundwater, affecting the health of the citizens. The project would also utilise the water for filling up 527 tanks during the rainy season to help farmers of the region for irrigation, he said. Appearing ...
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National board for wildlife changes its stand 21.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has delegated the state wildlife board and the chief wildlife wardens to clear projects pertaining to laying optic cables and drinking water. This decision has come at a time when pressure on clearing many projects has been lying before the board and the forest departments of various states for clearance, especially pertaining to infrastructure works. A senior forest department official said that this is a bad move. "Already there is a lot of political pressure on the forest staffers to clear projects, the state wildlife board also has politicians as members. Now this decision will only threaten the forest even more," said an official who did not want to be named. The official said that there was a lot of pressure from the state government is laying power lines across forests. In some places like MM Hills cables were being laid illegally. "Now with this we will be forced to give clearances to all proposals. Earlier we would refer the case to the central government ...
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The audacity of the wild 20.9.2017 Hindu: Travel
In September 1901, Theodore Roosevelt made his night ride from the Adirondack Mountains to the Presidency of the United States of America. A century later, this region is famed for its adventure activities and breathtaking views
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Forest essentials 20.9.2017 Hindu: Arts
Check out vertical gardens, terrariums, vivariums, planted aquariums and more, all under one canopy, at new gardening concept store, Forest Vibe
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NGT paves way for Chardham highway project 20.9.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has paved the way for the NH-34 stretch of the PMO's ambitious Chardham highway widening project, that will connect Uttarakhand's holy sites, as it disposed of a plea that alleged that the project was violating provisions of Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone. In an undertaking, the Uttarakhand state government and the Border Roads Organisation assured the green court in an undertaking that the project would be carried out with due compliance of laws in force, especially the Bhagirathi notification of December 2012. They further stated that during the project implementation, they would ensure that no muck is thrown either into the river, water bodies or in the forest or green area down the hill. The NGT bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, said that in view of the statements made, the application is disposed of. The bench added, "We make it clear that in the event, there is violation of any law or breach of the statement as made before the Tribunal, the applicant would ...
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Leopard found dead in Yagachi reservoir backwaters 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
A four-year-old leopard was found dead in the Yagachi reservoir backwaters near Shettigere village in Belur taluk on Tuesday. Raghu, a resident of the village, spotted the carcass of the animal in the...
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Tigers breach safari gates, get into scuffle 19.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Visitors to Bannerghatta Biological Park were thrilled to see a fierce battle between two groups of tigers. However, the sight left staffers worried about security. Two white tigers sneaked past the safari gates separating the Royal Bengal and white tiger enclosures on Sunday afternoon. Soon, they were growling, scratching, and pushing one another. The gatekeepers did not notice the big cats walking along safari buses. The lapse came to officials' notice when the animals began roaring. Santosh Kumar, executive director of the park, said this was the first time such an incident had taken place at Bannerghatta. A detailed inquiry is on, he told DH. "These gatekeepers are from a private agency. They will be removed and the contractor blacklisted," he said.Footfalls are high on Saturdays and Sundays, and the number of safari buses also goes up. That could have been another reason for the lapse, Santosh Kumar said. The animals are injured and are being treated. Kumar said carnivores are usually housed in ...
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Now, villagers in DNP area to get all basic amenities 19.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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6 Goa tourists feared washed away in Karnataka, 2 bodies found 18.9.2017 TOI: Goa
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Six Goans feared washed away in Karwar, two bodies found 18.9.2017 TOI: Goa
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‘Jalayanam’ to boost water tourism in Kadalundi and Olavanna 18.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Mampuzha farm tourism project to be launched on September 27 at Olavanna
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Two Goa women drown near Karwar 17.9.2017 Hindu: Other States
HUBBALLI/PANAJI: Two women from Goa drowned and four other people were missing at Nagarmadi waterfalls at Chendia, 12 km from Karwar in Uttara Kannada district, Sunday. The police fear that more peopl...
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Deal with floods, or shrug and invoke Mumbai spirit: Scientist AchutaRao 17.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The question is not about scientific capability but to how close the gap between science and policy in action, says AchutaRao
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Quite an eyeful 16.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
It hit me as we drove to the hill station, and even harder when we saw the lake, that we should have set aside two more days for Nainital. Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas at a height of 6,358 feet, Nainital is defined by the Naini Lake (tal). Eons back, it was called Tririshi Sarovar, the lake of three sages. Legend has it that three sages, Athri, Pulastya and Pulaha, who were meditating in these forests, could not find water to quench their thirst. So they dug a hole and diverted the holy waters of Lake Manasarovar into it, and thus the lake came into being. Legend also has it that the eyes of Sati fell into the lake as Shiva was roaming the universe with her corpse, thus giving it the name Naini (eye) Lake, also making it a shakti peetha. In 1817, General Traill, commissioner of Kumaon and Garhwal, stumbled upon Naini Lake and the Naina Devi Temple. The villagers, who revered the two, requested him to keep this holy region a secret so that its sanctity is not sullied by an influx of ...
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Call to protect ozone layer 16.9.2017 Hindu: News
The Hindu, Essar Foundation hold contests to mark Ozone Day
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The House Of Suntory Whisky Proudly Introduces The Yamazaki Mizunara Cask 2017 Edition 16.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2017 : For more than three generations, the master blenders at Suntory Whisky, the founding house of Japanese Whisky, have devoted themselves to pursuing the harmony of Japanese nature and craftsmanship. One of the most impressive examples of this pursuit is found in Mizunara, the Japanese oak.
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State wildlife board can clear power, water lines in forests 15.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has delegated the state wildlife board and the chief wildlife wardens to clear projects pertaining to laying power cables and drinking water pipelines. This decision comes in the wake of pressure on the board and the forest departments of various states to clear many projects, especially those pertaining to infrastructure. A senior forest department official said this was a bad move. "There is already a lot of political pressure on forest staffers to clear projects. The state wildlife board also has politicians as members. Now, this decision will only threaten forests even more," the official, who did not want to be named, said. The official said there was a lot of pressure from the state government to lay power lines across forests. In some places like MM Hills, cables were being laid illegally. "Now, with this, we will be forced to give clearances to all proposals. Earlier, we would refer the case to the central government which would take a long time and even ...
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Technology, State and the river 15.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
We need to build responsibility, capability and accountability in our water management institutions to revive our rivers. By S. Vishwanath
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 15.9.2017 Kangla Online
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