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 […]

Humble clay cup makes a comeback on Campus

Humble clay cup makes a comeback on Campus

Jamshedpur: When Mr Lalu Prasad, as Union Minister for Railways introduced the earthen teacup or kulhar or chooka on Rajdhani trains, several people scoffed. Now, you may soon be drinking tea out of chookas in your college canteen! Acting on an advisory of the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed […]

Special Kids, Tarumitra Students act for Environment

Special Kids, Tarumitra Students act for Environment

Patna: Kids with physical disabilities and others organised a ‘run’ to spread green awareness on the eve of World Environment Day in the Bihar capital. State disabilities commissioner Shivajee Kumar led a  group of some a hundred citizens, young and old – the differently-abled children and their parents, gymnasts, social activists and environmentalists, in the event […]

32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

The popular publication Northeast Today has reported the tragic death of 32 rare scavengers, among which were  Himalayan Griffin vultures. In what may be termed as the largest case of poisoning of Scavenging birds after 2011 in Assam, it has come to light that the carcass of a goat, poisoned for the dogs that killed […]

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

Gandhinagar: The last living space of the remaining 523 Asiatic Lions is under threat ! Over 57 hectares of forest area inside Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is under encroachment, the state government informed the Legislative Assembly, says a PTI report. Of these, 1.31 hectares had ‘religious structures’ on them. While responding to a written query […]

‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

KAZIRANGA : They tried their best to save the ‘old lady’, but even an excavator couldn’t budge her from the muddy pool. An adult female rhino which got stuck in a pool of muddy water since early this morning while attempting to take shelter near the bank of Difflo river in Borbeel area under Boloni […]

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 […]

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

The Blue Posy is sighted! It was last sighted in Sikkim in 1934. The rediscovery of a butterfly after 83 years in the country in Arunachal Pradesh has gladdened butterfly lovers all over. A group of three persons working with the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has spotted the blue posy ( Drupadia scaeva cyara) […]

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 19: The Himalayan Musk deer and Red headed vulture are at the top of a ‘threatened species’ list in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has identified and listed 22 plant and 16 animals species as “threatened”, an official said. Separate committees of experts were notified by the board in December […]

Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain: NGT Verdict

Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain:  NGT Verdict

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today held the Art of Living Foundation of spiritual leader Ravi Shankar responsible for causing damage and environmental degradation of the Yamuna flood plains during a three-day cultural extravaganza last year. The AoL is displeased with the verdict and plans to approach the Supreme Court. The Tribunal did not […]

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