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Poachers kill one tiger every day; only 1300 left

The National Wildlife Board will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday and brief him about the disastrous impact of poaching and the destruction of the natural habitat of the Tiger, one of......

These 10 stunning images will make you go WILD

The Natural History Museum has unveiled the first entries for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty......

Assam floods: 3 lakh affected and the situation is growing worse

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday following incessant rainfall in the upper catchment areas of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh, affecting more than three lakh people in 13 districts and......

Why the future of environment looks so bleak

Prakash Javadekar’s one year as India’s minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change has been an unmitigated disaster, says activist Himanshu......

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......

No nod to projects in eco-sensitive zones: Ramesh

The National Board for Wildlife, headed by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, rejected some big projects, including a port project in Gujarat, signalling that the ministry would not clear projects......

India must find affordable solutions to protect environment

All the energy is spent on blocking projects - so once they are cleared, the mission is lost, notes Sunita Narain. Debates are essentially polarised and noisy. But for resolution and movement in......

Govt rushes to ease green norms for industry

Amendments to six environmental laws likely in Budget session The National Democratic Alliance government is in a rush to relax green norms for industries to avoid frequent legislative......

Less red tape for green clearances

The move, which can be carried out by affecting changes in the regulations and rules underlying the environment laws, without legislative amendments, could come through by the end of the year. The......

Govt eases green laws to please industry

The Narendra Modi-led government has issued around 50 fresh guidelines easing conditions for industry in about six months, beside launching an online system for applying environment clearances. The......

It's raining crores for Dhoni and Co.

It's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team who were gifted from residential plots to cash incentives.The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Rs 1 crore award for......
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Sarees used to ward off wild animals

AHMEDABAD: Old sarees which were lying unused in the storage are in demand in Begva village in Dholka taluka of Ahmedabad district. The sarees have... ...
Over 20 herbivores fell prey to road-hits in last four years

Nagpur: At a time when road widening is posing serious threats to wildlife, a study done by a NGO has revealed that over 20 herbivores have fallen... ...
A ban on dawn's dew

Dawn unfolds, receding star by receding star. Simar Onkar ambles down the Nature Trail at the Sukhna Lake Reserve Forest for his daily morning... ...
Mamata's Buxa helipad plan hits roadblock

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's grand plan to boost tourism in North Bengal by setting up a helipad in the middle of Buxa Tiger Reserve has... ...
Drone deployed in hunt for maneater leopard in Ballari

BALLARI/BENGALURU: The forest department has deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle to catch a maneater leopard that has wreaked terror in the... ...

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