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Uttarakhand CM launches water conservation campaign

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister has launched a water conservation campaign in the wake of acute water crisis faced by most of the state’s regions.

Cobra lily rediscovered in Nilgiris after 84 years

1 day ago
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Only a few hundred cobra lily plants are left in the wild and they can be found only in a small area measuring less than 10 square kilometres in the Nilgiris.

3.3-million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine

2 days ago
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The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

First human ancestors came from Europe, not Africa: Study

2 days ago
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According to the new study, the common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand years earlier than assumed until now.

Environment Ministry and OzonAction organised “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow in Agra

2 days ago
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The Technology Roadshow has showcased current refrigeration and air conditioning equipment which is designed to be more energy efficient.

NGT demands for data on trees in eco-sensitive zone near Taj Mahal

3 days ago
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The green panel has directed Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide data on trees planted in Agra’s eco-sensitive zone, located near Taj Mahal.

MP Government has banned Sand Mining in Narmada River

3 days ago
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in the Narmada until a government-appointed committee submits its report on scientific ways of mining in the river.

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment Ministry

May 22, 2017
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Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of Environment Ministry, filling the seat left vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam

May 22, 2017
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Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California discovered the new bacterium on filters installed on the ISS.

Plastic bottles to be used for developing Environment-friendly toilet in a school

May 22, 2017
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Sending a message that unused materials can also be used for constructive work, a school in Jamshedpur has decided to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated worldwide

May 22, 2017
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The International day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world with theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to highlight the contribution of sustainable tourism to economic growth and conservation of biodiversity.

NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains

May 20, 2017
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A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also constituted a committee headed by Delhi Jal Board CEO to oversee the execution of work pertaining to the cleaning of the river.

Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

May 18, 2017
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The annual conference of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was held to review the preparedness of the states and UTs for dealing with any natural disaster.

NGT orders Rs 5000 fine on over-speeding vehicles in Kaziranga

May 17, 2017
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The National Green Tribunal has ordered that any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park will have to pay an environment compensation of 5,000 rupees under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.

PM Modi launches Narmada river conservation project in MP

May 15, 2017
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Narendra Modi released a road map for steps to be taken for the conservation of Narmada, to ensure it is pollution free.

Drug-resistant TB cases may spike in India by 2040: Study

May 13, 2017
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The study indicates that drug-resistant TB could make up one in ten cases of the disease in the country in the next two decades.

Last dinosaur species to survive on Earth discovered!

May 6, 2017
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The newly discovered species is reportedly one of the last ones to have survived on Earth before an asteroid strike wiped them out 66 million years ago.

Ancient water body to be revived in Tamil Nadu

May 5, 2017
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The Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) has started work on reviving an ancient water body located in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu.

Humans must colonise another planet in 100 years to survive: Stephen Hawking

May 4, 2017
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Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned in a new BBC documentary that humankind would need to leave the Earth within the next 100 years in order to survive.

Industries found illegally dumping e-waste near Ramganga River to pay Rs 1 lakh

May 3, 2017
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Industries found illegally dumping e-waste on the banks of UP’s Ramganga River will have to pay a fine of around Rs 1 lakh, according to NGT’s latest ruling.

NMCG observed Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas across the Ganga Basin States

May 2, 2017
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Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas was observed in more than 30 locations across India through the support of National Mission on Clean Ganga’s volunteer wing, Ganga Vichaar Manch.

Uma Bharti has launched Water Conservation Programme for Bundelkhand

Apr 28, 2017
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Uma Bharti has launched a new water conservation programme to address the decline in ground water level in UP and MP’s Bundelkhand region.

Cubbon Park, Lalbagh to take up leaf composting to clear dry leaves

Apr 21, 2017
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The Horticulture Department has set up eight small leaf composters in two parks in Bengaluru to help deal with tonnes of dry leaves.

NGT directs shutdown of all industries near Bellandur Lake

Apr 20, 2017
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The National green tribunal has ordered the closure of all industries located in the vicinity of Bellandur Lake in Bangalore.

Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites: WWF

Apr 19, 2017
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The report urges for additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)-listed species in the world’s most ecologically important places.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

Apr 15, 2017
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The report states that countries will not meet global aspirations of universal access to safe drinking-water and sanitation unless steps are taken to use financial resources more efficiently.

Union Ministry releases Rs. 23,443 Cr to the states for development activities

Apr 11, 2017
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The centre has released almost Rs 23,500 Cr to the states under the MGNREGS for Natural Resource Management (NRM) activities with a special focus on Water conservation works.

North India to get DNA bank for wildlife

Apr 9, 2017
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The Indian Veterinary Research Institute is going to set up a DNA bank in North India. Scientists at the institute are already in the process of collecting the DNA samples.

Tree-living crab species, Kani maranjandu, found in Kerala

Apr 6, 2017
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The key traits of the crab include the structure of its hard upper shell, its male abdominal structure and reproductive parts and diagnostic elongated walking legs, which no other genus has.

J&K bans polyethene manufactured below 50 microns

Apr 4, 2017
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State’s forest, environment and ecology minister Choudhary Lal Singh said that the government is taking all possible measures to prevent state’s environment and ecology from being polluted.

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