Meghalaya CM frees his office of plastic

Meghalaya CM frees his office of plastic

SHILLONG:  –  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s office has ‘seriously’ gone green. He asked his staff to make an earnest effort to build a  plastic-free environment. All the CM’s stationery and letterheads will be made from recycled paper. Sangma, a self-proclaimed environmentalist, walked six kilometres from his residence at 3rd Mile Upper Shillong to the […]

Accident at Sea : ‘Mountains of Rubbish’ on beaches

Accident at Sea : ‘Mountains of Rubbish’ on beaches

Large amounts of rubbish have washed ashore in Australia after 83 shipping containers fell from a vessel in the Tasman Sea. The cargo tumbled off a Taiwanese-owned ship in a heavy swell off the coast of New South Wales last Thursday (31 May). Locals have complained that rubbish continues to wash up on usually spotless […]

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Patna: As part of the Celebration of the Spring season, Tarumitra students inducted a fairy tree house on a Kamroop (Fig)tree (Ficus Microcarpa) in their Bio-reserve in Digha (March 1). Tiny tots from Notre Dame Montessori and high-schoolers from S.R Vidyapeeth and Adarsh Bal Vidyalaya along with their teachers climbed up the tree house built […]

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says its new dam over the Brahmaputra in Tibet will not affect India.  Justifying its move to blockade a tributary of the Brahmaputra to construct a dam, China tried to allay fears that it would affect the river flow into India, saying that there will be no adverse impact on downstream areas. The Lalho […]