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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......

Floods ravage Bihar, Assam, Bengal; train services hit

Heavy rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far, and inundated large areas in Assam and North Bengal, paralysing normal life and......

This river linking project may cut India's tiger habitats

The panel headed by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave has agreed to submerge more than 100 sq km of Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, reports Nitin Sethi. The Ken-Betwa river linking......

SC refuses to stay culling of nilgai, wild boar, monkeys

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as of now. The Supreme Court asked the......

Did the timber mafia cause the forest fires?

  'The kind of losses the nation is facing are incalculable.'Rashme Sehgal reports for Rediff.com on how fires are blazing across Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and have reached the doorstep......

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......

Govt sets up 11-member panel to revamp forest law

The panel has not been given a detailed mandate, but the first meeting of the panel suggests it has considered revamping the forest governance regime in the country, says Nitin Sethi. The Union......

Draft promises changes in forest and wildlife laws but nothing official about it, yet

The proposed changes, as per the draft, could continue some of the existing conflict between wildlife protection regulations with the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006, which gives rights......

India Shining! Precious forest land wiped away for 23,716 industrial projects

The government may claim planted trees compensate for forests lost, but that does not mean complex flora and fauna destroyed have been restored, points out Himadri Ghosh. Over the last 30 years,......

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......

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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IISc report

Scientists and conservationists want the state government to implement the polluter pays principle under the Water Act, 1974, to clean the highly... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/633973/make-polluters-pay-vrushabhavathi-mess.html
State wildlife board can clear power, water lines in forests

The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has delegated the state wildlife board and the chief wildlife wardens to clear projects pertaining to laying... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/633366/state-wildlife-board-can-clear.html
Gadkari gung-ho about linking rivers. But experts aren’t amused

Nitin Gadkari has been on a project-announcing spree ever since he took over as Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/environment-news/gadkari-gung-ho-about-linking-rivers-but-experts-aren-t-amused-81107.html
Creating the right environment

After terming it a 'roadblock ministry' under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-creating-the-right-environment-2544579
Forest department under pressure to clear Shivanasamudra project

The Forest department is under pressure yet again to clear the mini- hydel project in Shivanasamudra. The Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF), after... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/629782/forest-department-pressure-clear-shivanasamudra.html

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