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Community lessons: Poi village turns its problems into solutions 26.9.2017 Hindu: News
Cultivates export quality okra by digging its own water channel, adopts forest to enrich biodiversity
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Role of expert panels in river protection stressed 26.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekharan has stressed on the role of district-level expert panels in protecting rivers and riverbanks. The efforts of such committees must be based on the fundamental object...
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There's an internet of things blueprint for a clean Ganga 26.9.2017 ET: Infotech
Vivek Mehrotra, chairman of IET India IoT Panel’s Ganga Rejuvenation says that Ganga as a river has been neglected for a long time.
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Nature Snippets 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Prehistoric puzzle How the plesiosaurs swam Millions of years ago, leviathans known as plesiosaurs prowled the oceans. With their long necks and barrelled bodies, these marine reptiles had four long flippers. The two nearly identical pairs of aquatic limbs have long puzzled palaeontologists. "Having four big flippers like that is rather strange," said Luke Muscutt, a biomechanist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. Luke spent his thesis decoding how the plesiosaur paddled, which he said is unlike any other living vertebrate that swims in the ocean. Fish and sharks swim by swinging their tails side to side, and whales and dolphins swing theirs up and down. Even other animals with flippers like sea lions and sea turtles do not swim with all four flippers, he said. His study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B provides further evidence that the hind flippers were key to the plesiosaur's underwater moves, and were not just limbs used for steering. "Plesiosaurs ...
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Gadkari discusses inter-linking of river projects with four CMs 25.9.2017 TOI: India
Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday held a meeting of chief ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and discussed with them the issue of inter-linking of rivers concerning their states.
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Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice 25.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The finding has prompted fears that as the ice melts, because of climate change, plastic that has long been trapped in it is flowing into the Arctic.
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Yamuna clean-up project: Submit status report, NGT directs Delhi govt, DJB 25.9.2017 TOI: Cities
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to submit a status report on the progress of the work in the first phase of cleaning the river Yamuna.
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Scientists discover plastic chunks in Arctic ice 25.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Scientists have discovered sizable chunks of plastic near the North Pole, raising fears that melting ice will allow more of the material to be released into the Arctic Ocean - with detremental effects on wildlife. A team of scientists drawn from the US, Norway and Hong Kong and headed by marine biologist Tim Gordon of Exeter University in the UK found polystyrene chunks 1,609 kilometers from the North Pole in the area that was previously inaccessible because of sea ice. They found two large pieces on the edge of ice flows between 77 degree and 80 degree north, in the middle of the international waters of the central Arctic Ocean. It is one of the most northerly sightings of such debris in the world's oceans, which are increasingly polluted by plastics and confirm just how far plastic pollution has spread, 'The Guradian' reported. The finding has prompted fears that as the ice melts, because of climate change, plastic that has long been trapped in it is flowing into the Arctic. "Finding pieces of rubbish ...
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Shri Gadkari to inaugurate/lay foundation stone for NH projects worth Rs 4468 Crore in Andhra Pradesh on 3rd Oct 2017 25.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate National Highways projects worth Rs 1928.46 crores and lay the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 2539.08 crores in Andhra Pradesh on 3rd October 2017. In addition to this he will also lay the foundation stone for the development of Muktyala to Vijaywada stretch of Krishna River ( National Waterways – 4. )Shri Gadkari is scheduled to visit Vijaywada on 3rd October, 2017.
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Balco in crisis as Chhattisgarh govt asks to shut down power plant 25.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The plant is accused of violating green norms
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Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria 25.9.2017 Zee News : World
With phone service out, the doctors had called one of the island`s radio stations, which broadcast their plea for help in locating the couple.
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This lake was seaplane base during WW-II 25.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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‘Vaigai seminal to Tamil culture’ 25.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘Damage to it will affect the future generations’
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Arvind Kejriwal lays foundation stone of sewage line project to save Yamuna 25.9.2017 Zee News : States
The 75-km sewage line will lead to a sewage treatment plant in Burari and is expected to be completed in 30 months.
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Kejriwal lays foundation stone of sewage line project to save Yamuna 24.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With an aim to save the Yamuna river from further pollution and provide relief to residents of Burari area in north Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a Rs 44-crore sewage line project.
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Sathanur dam nearing brim, water to be released from today 24.9.2017 Hindu: News
It will help recharge wells located near Thenpennai river in Villupuram district
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‘Focus is on linking Godavari and Penna’ 24.9.2017 Hindu: News
The State government is focussing on linking the Godavari with the Penna to provide water to Rayalaseema districts on a permanent basis, Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said...
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Farmers exposed to innovative irrigation technique 24.9.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
The simple method will ensure continuous water supply to trees
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Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane 24.9.2017 Zee News : World
"We saw directly the damage to the Guajataca dam," Governor Ricardo Rossello said in a Spanish-language Twitter message on Saturday while reinforcing his request that people leave the area as soon as possible.
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Weakened dam the latest threat as Puerto Rico reels from hurricane 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the U.S. territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm. Some 70,000 people who live downstream from the compromised Guajataca Dam in the northwest of the island were under orders to evacuate, with the structure in danger of bursting at any time. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, after surveying damage to the cracked dam, reiterated his request on Saturday that people leave the area as soon as possible. "The fissure has become a significant rupture," Rossello said at a news conference. The dam, which is made of earth and surrounded by trees in a largely rural region of Puerto Rico, is 120 feet (37 metres) tall, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers database The National Weather Service extended a flash flood watch for communities along the rain-swollen Guajataca River, downstream from the dam, until 1400 local time on Sunday. If the dam ...
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