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Dismantling environmental laws, endangering India

India loses 333 acres of prime forest every day. Instead of working to conserve India's forests and water resources, the environment minister has set up a committee to 'dismantle' the five key laws......

Lokayukta police raid MP forest officer; Rs 42 cr seized

Madhya Pradesh anti-corruption officials have raided properties belonging to Chief Conservator of Forest B K Singh and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs 42 crores from his residences in......

Punjab CM thanks Ramesh for river conservation

Punjab Chief Minister and Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal expressed his gratitude to Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh for his efforts in cleaning polluted rivers in the......

OMG! Man spots crocodile on Goa beach

It’s not just tourists that like Goa’s beaches, but crocodiles too!   Nilesh Bagkar was out on his morning walk on Wednesday, when he spotted a crocodile on Goa's Morjim beach. He......

In (partial) defence of the IAS

Administration is an evolving process, requiring the civil service to constantly re-invent itself to meet new challenges. The administration must become accountable to the law of the land and to......

PM approves separate dept for wildlife & forests

To ensure sharper focus on wildlife-related issues and the Forest Conservation Act, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the setting up of a separate department for wildlife and forests. This......

Tiger poaching: China under the lens

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh, while inaugurating a media workshop on wildlife conservation on Wednesday confessed that 17 out of 38 tiger reserves are in an unstable......

Bhutan team enters Guinness record for green initiative

A group of around 100 men in Bhutan have set a new world record by planting 49,672 tree saplings in just one hour. The group has broken the previous record set by an Indian team which had planted......

Green ministry backtracks on forest clearances after NGT orders

According to new ministry guidelines, the permission to chop down forests will be given only after all the compensatory levies are provided The environment ministry has restored the right to appeal......

How much is Mother Earth worth?

Pricing can help prioritise the best use of conservation efforts and funding Researchers have assigned financial values to some of Earth’s most important natural resources. In 2012,......

The Very Best of Soumitra Chatterjee

Image: Soumitra Chatterjee in Apur Sansar As Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80 on January 19, we look back at his best movies. A Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the least one could have asked for veteran......

British PM Cameron apologises for 1989 stadium disaster

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he is "profoundly sorry" for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster in which 96 spectators died after a......
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Fighting over the Western Ghats

A view of the Siruvani water spread surrounded by reserve forests, which is considered an eco-sensitive spot in the Western Ghats. -- FILE PHOTO... ...

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Hundreds of chicks die as 5 giant tamarind trees chopped

Chandrapur: Last three days were catastrophic for egrets and herons in the small hamlet of Dehli in Ballarpur tehsil. Hundreds of chicks died and... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Hundreds-of-chicks-die-as-5-giant-tamarind-trees-chopped/articleshow/48312811.cms
Translocated Mainao increases baby rhino count in Manas

Mainao's second calf. Telegraph picture Guwahati, Aug. 1: Manas is in the news for all the right reasons these days. After the female rhino... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150802/jsp/northeast/story_34933.jsp
Children take pledge to protect tigers in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: Children living in buffer zone of Kanha Reserve Forest took an oath for conservation of tigers and their natural habitats by creating... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/the-good-earth/children-take-pledge-to-protect-tigers-in-madhya-pradesh/articleshow/48309703.cms
This golden jackal is a wolf

Washington: They look alike, act alike and long have been considered to be the same species. But, in the case of the golden jackals found across... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/1XPEDajTnqHrGHLE5LPmWL/This-jackal-is-a-wolf.html

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