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Category: Environment
Last updated: May 01 2017 02:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Agencies in a quandary over what to do with weeds from Bellandur lake 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP is now offering composting of the weeds as the ‘only feasible solution’
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Treasures of yore 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Monday
In today's fast paced world, the focus is mostly on moving forward at breakneck speed with a thrust on being global citizens. In such a scenario, it is not always easy or necessary to connect with the past and very often, one tends to forget their roots and where one comes from. However, with a hope to keep the history of the city intact and get more people interested in it, more and more heritage hunts are being conducted in Bengaluru and people are signing up for these with gusto. A heritage hunt is a fun way to connect with the past of the city and learn about it. The participants are given clues about landmarks in a particular place with each clue leading to the next. From shopkeepers and flower vendors to prominent statues and trees, everyone and everything is a clue. While newbies are welcome, it is an added bonus if one already knows about the place as they can solve the puzzles easily. One such group is 'Masons Ink'. On World Heritage Day on April 23, the team conducted 'Hands on Heritage Hunt' ...
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A step towards sustainability 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.' This quote by R Buckminster Fuller was the motivating force behind the genesis of 'Graviky Labs', a sustainability startup that captures air pollution and recycles it into inks. "We fuse disciplines, technologies and design thinking to build high-impact deployable systems, products and visions. 'Graviky' is a spinoff from MIT Media Lab. Our present focus is to reinterpret the environment conversation through the fusion of science and art and develop technologies which have a net-positive impact on our environment," says Nikhil, one of the team members in Bengaluru. He is accompanied by Nitesh, Anirudh and Nisheeth. Explaining the idea of the venture, he says, "Air pollution includes the fine black particles, chiefly composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. The common trait of soot particles is that they are extremely tiny, about 1/30 the ...
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I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Chennai to finish second 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A 10-man Mohun Bagan rallied from one goal down to edge past Chennai City FC 2-1 in their final I-League encounter at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Sunday.
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IPL: Punjab bundle out Delhi for 67 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled out Delhi Daredevils for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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IPL: Kings XI Punjab dismiss Delhi Daredevils for 67 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled Delhi Daredevils out for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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IPL: Punjab trounce Delhi by 10 wickets 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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IPL: Punjab humiliate Delhi by 10 wickets 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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A toxic weed that fuels livelihood 30.4.2017 Hindu: News
Members of the Soliga tribal community on M.M. Hills use Lantana Camara to earn a livelihood by making furniture from them. The use of the invasive weed was introduced to around 50 villagers in 2004 b...
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Fiesty willow, fiery leather: will KKR take the IPL 2017 trophy? 30.4.2017 Features
The team has got it right on the choice of players this season, but batting in death overs is weak
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Realty mafia taps faith to grab plots 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
A few days ago, Ramanna (name changed), a farmer at a village near Anekal, Bengaluru Rural, woke up to find a tombstone, along with an empty grave - one that had not existed before -at the corner of his plot.
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For 22 years, these rain harvesters are doing without BWSSB water 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Couple Recycles Used Water
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Find every variety of mango on this one-km stretch 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The annual mango mela on Jayamahal main road draws customers from all over the city. The mela dates back to the 1960s, and on sale, in the yellow and green stalls, are more than 50 varieties of mangoes from across the country.0
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Finding a solution for Bengaluru's garbage problem 30.4.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Due to Hasiru Dala, waste pickers have found dignity in their work
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Bellandur's industrial woes 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
For years, the pollution control officials were in denial mode: Domestic sewage, and not industrial effluents was what caused Bellandur lake's decay, they declared. Going after polluting apartments was then their obvious response. But could the real big polluters, the industries big and small, get away so fast? The National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s inspection of the lake offered the scientific community an opportunity for some course correction. Armed with telling lake sample study reports, they exposed how the deadly concoction of chemicals let out by industries had wrought unimaginable damage to the water body. The extent of that chemical destruction convinced the Tribunal of the urgent need to arrest the decay. Its recent ruling, mandating the closure of all polluting industries in the lake's vicinity, was a direct result of that scientific mediation. Rejuvenation blueprint The critical role played by industrial effluents in the foam and froth formation has been reinforced by a blueprint on the ...
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Teen drowns in lake as friends thought he was playing prank 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A 16-year-old boy drowned in Sampigehalli lake while his five friends thought he was faking it. On April 27, around 3 pm, David Roshan Ronald and five of his friends — Suraj, Justil, Mark, Vicky and Naveen — had gone to the Bits Club on Hennur Main Road in Doddagubbi — for swimming. But upon reaching there, the boys realised they would not be allowed in as one of them had forgotten to carry the club membership card. They then decided to go to the Sampigehalli lake nearby. The group reached the lake around 3.30 pm and started swimming. Once in the water, Ronald pretended to be drowning. When the friends rushed to his rescue, he came out laughing and mocked at them. He played the prank again and his friends fell for it. But the third time he went into the water, he did not come out for long. His friends thought he was trying to befool them yet again and didn't go to his rescue. There were just bubbles and Ronald didn't come out. Realising that he had drowned, his friends got scared and ...
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Rain, hailstorms bring relief 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Heavy rain, coupled with hailstorms on Saturday evening brought relief from the scorching heat that the city experienced in the past two days. The weather was sultry in the morning but by evening, dark clouds gathered before the showers lashed the city. Hailstorms in south Bengaluru brought down the temperature further. According to sources in the BBMP, tree falls were reported from 15 places including Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Kathriguppe, BEML Layout, BHEL, Police Quarters at Kengeri Satellite Town, Vidyapeetha Circle, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Nagadenahalli and Nirmala Giri Nagar near BGS Layout. Commuters had a harrowing time due to waterlogging at many places. Traffic jams were reported at Town Hall, KG Road, JC Road, Shoolay Circle, Ballari Road, Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Lalbagh West Gate Road and Kalasipalyam. The hailstorm also ruined people's weekend plans. India Meteorological Department recorded 3.8 mm rain in the city while there was drizzle around HAL. It has predicted rain and ...
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Lake revival needs 'holistic approach,' feel activists 29.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A long struggle of residents to save Bellandur and Varthur lakes received a major boost when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed the state government to close all polluting industries around the water body. DH interacts with a few of the residents to know other possible ways to deal with the issue. Bibuti Panda, a Whitefield resident who volunteered to participate in the efforts to rejuvenate Varthur lake, has this to say: "Awareness is not yielding any results. Poor implementation of regulatory norms on the governments part is the main reason for such a disaster to happen. So more and more volunteers should join hands with the stakeholders." He feels every individual and civic body should be made accountable. It works as a chain system, where the involvement of the local community plays a major role, he says. On the NGT order on industries, he wonders: "What is the guarantee that even after shifting, the lake will be free from such pollutants." Srini Jasti, a resident of HSR Layout, ...
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Where in Bengaluru, are steps taken to save a poisoned lake? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
On April 19, two years after accumulating froth inexplicably caught fire at the Bellandur lake, the largest in the city, the National Green Tribunal — in perhaps its strictest order yet — pulled up Be...
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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