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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

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Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

Tezpur : Poachers reportedly  broke into Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, killed an adult rhinoceros and sawed off its horn, It’s the third such incidents in the protected zone this week, says a PTI report. The carcass of the male rhino was found today (November 9) near Bokpara camp under Kohora range of the park where […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

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Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

NGT horrified at Yamuna’s Ganesh pollution, helpless?

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NGT horrified at Yamuna’s Ganesh pollution, helpless?

New Delhi, Sep 20:  The Yamuna is choked with Ganesh idols, but the government will sit quiet while ‘devotees’ flout rules and poison their holy rivers. Incredible India indeed! Is the green tribunal crying crocodile tears? Troubled by the unedifying spectacle of hundreds of Ganesha idols littering the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal today sought […]

Rakhi for Trees @ Xavier Colleges

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Rakhi for Trees @ Xavier Colleges

On July 6, some 68 Student council members of St. Xavier’s Colleges, Patna celebrated RakshaBandhan in a unique style when they tied Rakhis to trees and made friendship with them to send the message about the trees:  how important or beneficial they are in our daily lives. The word ‘raksha bandhan’ in Sanskrit roughly means […]

Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

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Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

NEW DELHI : Your local Ayurveda quack may be taking you for a ride, giving you lizard penises disguised as dried root medicine! An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (June 23). The […]

Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

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Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

New Delhi: The illegal felling of trees especially around the Taj Mahal is serious, and the NGT isn’t going to let anyone get away with it. A former Agra Divisional Forest Officer had allegedly cut 8,000 trees in Babarpur and around 4,000 trees in 500-metre-radius of the Taj Mahal, which is an eco-sensitive zone. The National […]

Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

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Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand:  A three-day synchronised elephant census is going on  in four  states of Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh today to avoid duplication and arrive at a more accurate count for the first time in India. Part of the 7th All India Elephant Census under Project Elephant, the census is deploying an identical set of […]

Nepal’s Bus Mafia chokes Pollution Clean Up plans

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Nepal’s Bus Mafia chokes Pollution Clean Up plans

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but  a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital’s roads is the main obstacle. The rulers of Kathmandu’s streets are a web of transport syndicates made up of private bus owners who have repeatedly blocked official attempts to modernise the […]

Wheat under Deadly Attack in Bengal

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Wheat under Deadly Attack in Bengal

A ‘new and dangerous’ strain of infection has emerged to threaten our food security. Read on: Standing wheat of about 400 hectare were being cut and burnt in two blocks of Nadia district after a suspected fungal infection affected the crop, a senior district agriculture official said on Sunday (Mar 5). The infected plants in […]

Shout out for Wildlife

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Shout out for Wildlife

Imagine the world without any wildlife. How will the life be? Is it possible to survive without wildlife? Actually No, not at all. We all know that for the balance of the nature it is very important that we protect and save our wildlife. It is an intrinsic part of our life. It contributes to […]

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

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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 […]

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